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Wit & Wisdom

4.6
4.6
221 Reviews
$50 and over
American

Located at The Lodge at Sonoma, Wit & Wisdom Sonoma is Chef Michael Mina’s first venture into wine country dining, and delivers Mina’s signature flair with a highly curated culinary experience perfect for any time of day. This charming wine country tavern offers American comfort food and a robust wine list nestled in the heart of Sonoma. The restaurant features regional California cuisine cooked on a hearth oven, buoyed by a magnificent wine program as only MINA delivers. Whether enjoying the bocce ball court, the happy hour experience, or a celebratory dinner with friends, Wit & Wisdom is the ideal dining experience for visitors and locals who are looking for a different type of tasting room in wine country.

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Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Private Dining

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Happy Hour
    Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 931-3405

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Catering

    Wit & Wisdom is can cater your special event. For more information please contact 707.931.3410 or reservations@witandwisdomsonoma.com

  • Private party facilities

    Wit & Wisdom Tavern is available to host private events and a full restaurant buyout. For more information please contact 707.931.3410 or reservations@witandwisdomsonoma.com

  • Private party contact

    Events Department: (707) 931-3417

  • Neighbourhood

    Sonoma

  • Cross Street

    Broadway and Leveroni Rd.

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    US$115.00 per person

    Feb. 14, 2022 only
    Please join us to celebrate Valentine's Day. Chef will be offering a four-course menu that will be the perfect addition to an exciting evening. Our sommeliers and bar team will have all the beverages you need to accompany your meal. We look forward to hosting you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

menu

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What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Fit for Foodies

  • Wine Country

    Group Bookings

  • Wine Country

    Notable Wine List

  • Wine Country

    Romance

  • Wine Country

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Wine Country

    American

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  1. BD

    BennoD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    This is the second new Michael Mina restaurant I’ve been to within a few weeks (the other one being The Bungalow Kitchen in Sausalito) that I’ve been disappointed by. These feel like marketing concepts (food and interior design, heavily marketed Mina affiliation) without care for execution on what really matters - food, service, hospitality. Style without substance and no soul. Poor value, too. I won’t go back to either restaurant.

  2. SS

    SheriS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent food and great music. we had a wonderful time

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner! The atmosphere is amazing and the food was delicious!

  4. SM

    SandraM

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Salad and dinner was very good. The tirimisu dessert was gummy and seemed like a frozen banquet type dessert. The glasses of wine seemed ridiculously over priced

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful experience from the moment you walk in. Well trained professional staff yet friendly and unassuming. Four stars for food as some of our entrees were cold but definitely going back. Do not miss the Parker House rolls and carrots!

  6. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience. Service was amazing. Food was amazing. Great general manager too. He stopped by every table. Will definitely dine again on my next visit to Sonoma

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic, the food wine and service!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic, service was even more fantastic. Cannot recommend enough

  9. d

    diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful NYE dinner. Service from our waitress and the manager was great.

  10. SF

    SonomaFoodie

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food. Pricey, but in this case, you get what you pay for. The wine list and cocktails are expensive. Decor creates a city vibe. Service is smooth. Outdoor seating is available. Overall I’ll be back, but not often, unless I get the winning lottery ticket.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    Was celebrating our 20th anniversary and booked a table for standard seating inside. When we got there it was very busy and they tried to seat us outside. It was a cold and rainy day, so I’m guessing everyone wanted to sit inside. I’m not sure however, why they tried to seat us outside on our special night. We said no and then got the cold shoulder. We waited for a while for a table and the hostesses wouldn’t provide us an estimate on when a table would be ready. It was just an unnecessary situation that set the night off feeling agitated. When we finally got seated, we hoped things would be better….it wasn’t. They were out of several dishes so the menu became very limited. Our reservations were for 5:45pm, so it’s not like we were eating late and they sold out of things. So, we compromised on our choices and ordered. My son ordered a filet mignon and ordered it medium. It came out well done. So we showed the server and hoped he would get it remade. However, he tried to convince my son to just eat it anyway. We said no and sent it back to be cooked the way he ordered it. It took so long to come back that everyone else had finished their meals and he ended up eating by himself. My wife’s petrale sole was also really overcooked and dried out. So while nothing was terrible or egregious, it just was not a great dining experience. The service, the food, the experience were all subpar and just meh.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We were celebrating my husbands 30th birthday and when we first arrived the table wasn’t ready, totally fine but they just pushed us aside. Once we found a seat in the lounge while we waited, no one came around to serve us, at least 10 servers passed our table in 20 minutes and not one stopped to grab our order. Once our table was ready, the hostess was waking around the restaurant calling out our names as if we were at an outback steak house. If you’re dining at a “nicer” establishment, please instruct your hosts to help right down what people are wearing or have a method to remember who is who when checking in, especially if you’re there for an occasion. Once we were sat things just got worse. Our table was outside in a low top, surrounded but high tops that making it feel like we were at the kids table. Our server was no where to be found and once again felt over looked. After a few minutes knowing my husband was uncomfortable on his birthday I went back to the host to ask if we could be moved. Not only did she say say no, there is as no apology or effort to try and make us feel comfortable - nor was the message it was my husbands birthday passed along to our server. We knew this night was basically ruined so after having no attention once again, we decided to leave. I have no idea how the food was because we never even had that opportunity, the service was that terrible. Considering this is located in one of the top service towns in the country it was very apparent that wit and wisdoms only concentration was to serve a many people at possible without putting any effort towards experience and I would never recommend coming here if you’re looking to feel like more than a number.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great birthday celebration spot, and also for dining anytime. We went for my husbands 45th and had a wonderful experience. Excellent service, food was great. Wine list on point.

  14. KC

    KristienC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fresh, full of flavor, and plated beautifully. The staff made my birthday celebration special by giving me a signed card and a dessert with a candle. We had to move our reservation back due to travel issues and the restaurant was very accomodating. Would definitely recommend it!

  15. BS

    BetseyS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall2food5service4ambience1

    After making our reservation 2.5 months in advance for this dinner, we were disappointed to discover that we were seated outside on the dark patio on a night when it was 46 degrees. The blankets that we were offered were damp, and during the evening one of the propane heaters next to us ran out of fuel. Thankfully the service was efficient, because by that time we had all scooted down to one side of the table towards the working heater for warmth. A crying baby at the next table added to the ambiance. This was our second time here, and although the food is good, we have yet to be seated indoors, and at $450 for our meal for six, it made us feel like we weren't valued as customers. Although we live just up the street, we won't be bringing our friends here when they come to visit.

  16. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    We’ve been to Michael Mina in Bellagio multiple times so we were eager to try Wit & Wisdom. The hostess was great and got us a booth as requested. Our server, was not to expectation. It took him over 10 minutes to acknowledge us. Not acceptable from a fine dining establishment. Also it appeared like he didn’t want to work that night and was not knowledgeable at all about the food…nor did he care to answer our questions. However the other supporting staff service was great. The (French) sommelier was great and very professional. While the prix fixe menu options were great and price was decent, the execution of the entrees fell short. The wagyu pot roast meat was so dry. The porchetta pork belly was 80% fat. The lobster pot pie was beyond thick and heavy. The entrees were all disappointing and not to the standard of the chef’s name. The appetizers and desserts were good. Overall we were disappointed that this meal did not meet the standards we were expecting from a Michael Mina restaurant.

  17. NY

    NoelY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    We had reservations for bar seating. When we arrived, the hostess said that it's first come first serve so help yourself. There were not open seats at the bar. We waited in the lounge area and when something opened up, we sat down and the bartender never offered us a menu. When we asked, he said the kitchen was closed - it was 7:45pm. They were still offering food in the main dining room, so they said we could wait for a table. We had reservations for dinner and an hour later, still couldn't order?? Finally after a lot of whispering, the manager came over and apologized for the mix up and said we could order anything from the menu at the bar. He did make it right but that was a lot of confusion before we could actually eat.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service

  19. RR

    RichieRich

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was incredibly good - good is an understatement - everything was 10+ on a 10 point scale. Our server Kay was a 15 on a 10 point scale - she was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The Sommelier recommended a wine that was perfect for us after I told him what we were looking for (I have since ordered four bottles of the same wine) - many times this is not the case as I've seen Sommeliers push what they like or what they want to sell (so kudos for listening and getting something perfect for us). Overall, one of the best meals we've had in a long time and it was complimented by the perfect service.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was exceptional for our Christmas Eve dinner. Throughly enjoyed the crab endive Caesar as usual and we had the brick chicken plus the hamburger with duck fat fries. Both dinners were delicious! Ended the meal with our favorite dessert the Candy Bar, not to be missed.

  21. LS

    LindaS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrate engagement!!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding and creative dishes, awesome service at the bar!

  23. MB

    MichelleB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience5

    Very underwhelming meal. We were so excited to try this restaurant especially when we arrived and saw the beautiful setting and nice ambiance. It took 20 minutes to receive our menus, they forgot one of our apps, and our entrees were incredibly lackluster. The lobster pasta was all clumped together. For $300 for two people I expect a lot more. Disappointing experience.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible. Also, and this is not an exaggeration, I had the best cocktail of my life here. The Time Well Used. Amazing experience.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Pricing On the higher end. , Wine list is very high. If you bring bottle be sure to check their list as they won’t open it if it’s on the list

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    12/5/21 Everything was what we expected, except the main course was served late and subsequently only warm. Probably just a missed step! We sat at the bar which was mastered by a great bartender…. Would we return; yes!

  27. TM

    ToriM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Braised short rib pop tart. Excellent drinks. Petrale sol, burger...all excellent.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    Food wasn’t what I expected from a Mina restaurant.

  29. KL

    KarenL

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Wait staff, manager and food were all great. Kitchen was really sow to get the food out!

  30. BM

    BrianM

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing. The manager came out to greet us at the end to ensure it was all great. The sommelier came out. We loved watching the chef talk to his staff when it came to orders and moving the line

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Special menu for Thanksgiving and not all the dishes included in the fixed menu were available, limiting the choices.

  32. NL

    NicoleL

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Thanksgiving meal was delicious, however staff was hard to track down. They also didn’t have enough heaters in the outer patio to have a comfortable temperature for a enjoyable diner but did have a few blankets to use. Would come again but not on a holiday

  33. SB

    SophieB

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Thanksgiving meal ever!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Drinks where good… service was good….food was excellent…..atmosphere good

  35. CH

    ChadH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Prochetta and the Parker rolls are a must! First time dinning inside and it was a tad loud. Love Wit & Wisdom

  36. SB

    SusanB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The patio is both beautiful and quiet with lovely plants and warm heaters. A very lovely spot to dine even in the fall and winter. The service was excellent and the staff friendly. Our server, Myra, was charming and professional. We enjoyed some dishes more than others. The halibut was quite salty. The steaks were delicious as were the potatoes fried in duck fat. The porchetta was very good. We also enjoyed the crab endive appetizer. The wine list is very extensive and very expensive. However, we found two lovely bottles that we enjoyed at more reasonable prices. Definitely a special occasion restaurant.

  37. A

    Anthony

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Unfortunately the food did not live up to Mina's reputation. Most dishes where way too salty: bread rolls doused in salt on top, the couscous base for the halibut dish was grossly salty, and the duck fat potato wedges were overly salted. Also the halibut was a but rubbery. On the bright side, the bavette steak was delicious and the cold prawns were stellar.

  38. R

    Ronnie

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and wonderful location for our date night !! We enjoyed outside dining - Delicious duck wings and our entrees were excellent as well !! Great wait staff - helped with wine pairing - knowledgeable Will go back when back in Sonoma

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful — food and service were top notch.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything.

FAQs

Wit & Wisdom is rated 4.6 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

Make a reservation

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Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Wit & Wisdom

1325 Broadway Sonoma, CA 95476-7505

  • Cross Street

    Broadway and Leveroni Rd.

  • Neighbourhood

    Sonoma

  • Hours of Operation

    Happy Hour
    Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 931-3405

  • Catering

    Wit & Wisdom is can cater your special event. For more information please contact 707.931.3410 or reservations@witandwisdomsonoma.com

  • Private party facilities

    Wit & Wisdom Tavern is available to host private events and a full restaurant buyout. For more information please contact 707.931.3410 or reservations@witandwisdomsonoma.com

  • Private party contact

    Events Department: (707) 931-3417

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