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Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar

223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE (Eighth St. SE) Send to Phone
202-544-8088 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Chic, sleek, political eats.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar, Washington, DC

Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar Restaurant Review

: Classy Capitol Hill setting plus politics-as-usual equal this hot destination. Such language as “start calling congressmen,” "lobbyists," “fundraiser” and “legislative work” are common conversational fodder here, and if you are partisan one way or the other, you’ll find the jam-packed seating liable to produce a headache. But, of course, you should forget politics long enough to appreciate the food: Sunnyside Farms Wagyu beef turns up in a burger---rich, juicy, and maybe accented by Gorgonzola. Try the herbed grilled prawns, a side of chickpea purée (really like hummus) and slices of white pizza. The final touch to this is the delicate vanilla panna cotta. Note: don’t expect to drop by and easily find seating. Call ahead, and remember that the acoustics don’t help conversation at all, so be prepared to yell.


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