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Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver, BC

Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

4.7
4.7
1380 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Farm-to-table
The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable destination for tourists seeking an agricultural and culinary experience. The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery features prominently in this regard with its epicurean excellence, superb service, relaxed style and scenic splendour. The restaurant overlooks 146 acres of picturesque vineyard from the patio or inside the warm and inviting dining room. The philosophy of the talented culinary team is to embrace the opportunity to showcase many of the South Okanagan’s local producers. Dishes are created that utilize an array of local organic produce, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses, and pair perfectly with Burrowing Owl's award winning wines. The exclusive wine list includes a selection of Burrowing Owl's current vintages, and library wines that are no longer publicly available for sale. Creative cuisine, impeccable service and a beautiful venue highlight the great agricultural diversity of the region.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Bistro, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (250) 498-0620 ext. 2

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Lee Humphries

  • Private party facilities

    Depending on the size of your group we offer multiple options for private dining. We have a new Wyse Hall banquet/meeting room, the penthouse suite of the adjoining guesthouse, the wine shop, and the Sonora Room itself. Please inquire by phone or email for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Sonora Room Manager: (250) 498-0620 ext. 2

  • Neighbourhood

    Oliver

  • Cross Street

    Black Sage Road

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 1,380 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Notable Wine List

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Best Service

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Best Ambience

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Lunch

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Notable Wine List

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Outdoor Eating

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Romance

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

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  1. PP

    PatriciaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love Sonora room at Burrowing Owl winery. Delicious food. We can hear our guests talk. So comfortable. No rush to get you out the door. Thank you Jeremy and Ali for great service and accommodating our nuances. And the Sauvignon Blanc... Perfect.
  2. DI

    DISAPPOINTED

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers where absolutely amazing! They went above and beyond to make our experience awesome!!
  3. VG

    VickiG

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and wonderful service. Overall, a great experience and a memorable meal!
  4. n

    nancys

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!! the waiter had amazing insight on the wines and the food. It is an experience!! Go! It is totally worth it!!
  5. JS

    JanetS

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio on a gorgeous warm evening. It was truly magical. We enjoyed the prix fixe menu. All three courses (salmon cake, duck confit, and chocolate terrine) were excellent. The wine pairings were perfect, we especially enjoyed the viognier. Service was efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. We definitely intend to go back. Thank you!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always amazing fabulous food incredible staff And wonderful wine.
  7. PT

    PatT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous experience from the wine tasting to the lunch on the patio! Service and food were absolutely awesome! Will be telling everyone I talk to. Can hardly wait to come back😎
  8. TR

    TerryR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Over the past years we have been to the Restaurant at least twice a year. As a couple and/or with friends and relatives. The menu has "very minimal" changes over those visits and it is getting boring. The service is and always has been excellent!!! The menu on the other hand needs changes to your offerings. Cheers, Terry and Randie
  9. RS

    RobertS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As part of a winery tour in the Oliver area, my wife and I booked a dinner at the Sonora Room Restaurant at the Burrowing Owl Winery. My wife order the Strip-loin Steak dinner, and I had the complete dinner package which included a Salmon Cake appetizer, the main course was Duck Confit, and there was a wonderful chocolate desert. The wine we had with dinner was a Syrah and was wonderful. Our waiter was Ron and he was very knowledgeable about food and wine. Ron has been working at the restaurant for many years. The view and ambience were spectacular and I am looking forward to our next visit.
  10. VM

    VicM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at the borrowing owl was amazing. The staff, food and the view were outstanding. Looking forward to our annual visit next year
  11. JV

    JeffV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food - a really nice lunch overlooking vineyard.
  12. B

    Bernini

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Duck breast perfectly prepared with just a light crunch on the top Surrounded with petite sweet potatoes wild rice surrounded in foil gras light cream sauce Absolutely divine A very creative seasonal dessert A light carrot rosemary fennel cake with a delightful sugar crunch accent containing roasted pumpkin seed and cranberry This was accompanied with a petite and very flavourful vanilla parsnip ice cream Exceptional service Truly a memorable dining experience
  13. q

    quicksilver

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Food experience. Lovely venue. Wait staff are informed and hospitable. Great time
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The property is beautiful and wine was very good. However, there was a hair in my dish and the server sent it back but never offered to take it off the bill or comp anything for us when we ordered two bottles of vintage wine. That was disappointing.
  15. k

    keithj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For our 43rd Anniversary we chose an outside table on the patio under nice warm heaters in October. Over a glass of wine we witnessed the rise of a full moon and Jupiter. Couldn't have asked for a better setting. Food was great and many thanks to our waiter, Ron, who provided super, attentive service all night. Great way to celebrate.
  16. S

    Shiv

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The setting is beautiful.
  17. AS

    AniceS

    Manitoba

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another perfect dining experience at one of our absolute favourite restaurants in the Okanagan. The duck, chicken and salmon were perfectly cooked and the flavours of everything were delicious. And the wine is always exquisite! This is a must on any foodies dining list. Ask for Ingela as your server, and request a balcony table outside- the view of the valley is spectacular at sunset.
  18. DS

    DeborahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both enjoyed our meals and the Burrowing Owl wine (Malbec and Verdot). The view from the patio is great! Our service was outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!
  19. EY

    ErrilynnY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely perfect. From the time we walked through the door to the time we walked back out. Top notch everything. And of course the wine was incredible.
  20. CG

    CaroleG

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There really is no better way to enjoy a beautiful lunch at the Sonora Room than sitting out on the terrace overlooking the vineyards and mountains. Start with a tasting in the wine sales room, then proceed to have a delicious meal.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing food and wonderful views of the valley! Great service too.
  22. k

    kdmaitland

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were lucky enough to be seated on the outdoor patio - beautiful day as sun was shining. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and Marsha, our server was fantastic. We starter off with a glass of wine each and split the charcuterie board, followed by the quiche and parsnip soup with goat cheese. A perfect meal. Thank you for making our day special.
  23. SC

    SusanC

    Saskatoon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. It is not cheap but the quality of the food is excellent and not something you would get at a casual dining restaurant.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here every time we are in town. Love the charcuterie board. It is our favourite.
  25. RP

    RickP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! The food was out of this world fantastic! 5 ⭐️
  26. OG

    OGTcanada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat there every year. This time, we were treated very kindly, and we thoroughly enjoyed delicious food and wine, as well as a wonderful view. We want to go again next year.
  27. DK

    DarleneK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the fabulous wine, food and spectacular service. Definitely a great place to enjoy the evening.
  28. LH

    LindaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would totally recommend Burrowing Owl. Quality and dining experience worth the price.
  29. s

    sandrak

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Celebrating an anniversary with friends - absolutely best service we have experienced dining out during the Covid era ! Staff was so engaged & kind - great wine selection! Recommend the tuna & the scallop starters and the lamb shank was also fantastic. Thanks for a lovely evening.
  30. L

    Local61

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time! Owl team was great and friendly.
  31. CH

    CraigH

    Portland

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really a great experience. The restaurant is a very comfortably place with a beautiful view. Service was as good as it gets with attentive staff that did not overdo it. Food was delicious and the wine pairings of older Burrowing Owls wines was very well done. Highly recommend!
  32. HF

    HughF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    every dish was superb; scallops as appetizer were especially delicious!
  33. S

    Sandye

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a great experience. The food was so delicious and reasonably priced, good size portions. The view and setting was beautiful.
  34. F

    Foodie1

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    26th wedding anniversary dinner. Have been to sonora room before. Saved up money to have a nice dinner. Wife had salmon was so overcooked and dry, barely edible. Sides nothing more than fingerling potatoes. My duck breast was so overcooked and dry it was completely grey, and tough and gamey. Sides cubed veggies so small and of no note on flavour. Service was gracious and recooked a new duck breast, this time over cooked grey on the outside edges and raw in the middle. To be honest terrafina at hester creek cooks a perfect duck breast. Service was kind and gracious and understanding and did what they could to make amends. I feel the kitchen was struggling and was overloaded due to what may have been understaffed due to current economic conditions. I will give Sonora room one more chance for lunch this time only. Felt my hard saved money was wasted.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary with friends. Excellent food and service. We will be back.
  36. N

    Noushi

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our experience :)
  37. P

    Philip

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a great time at this place yesterday thanks to Jeremy who was a restaurant manager. Thanks Jeremy for giving a dinner table generously yesterday. You saved my worth of 6hrs driving from Vancouver! A duck with Pinot Noir was wonderful pair!
  38. DR

    DaleandRobyn

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Wonderful service! Lovely views! We can’t wait to go back again!
  39. MA

    MattA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class experience. Engaging staff. Excellent food.
  40. NT

    NadineT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was mediocre and the waitress spilled our wine everywhere when she poured. Beautiful winery, very nice wine but found some of the staff to be a bit snobby.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 498-0620 ext. 2.

Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is rated 4.7 stars by 1380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

500 Burrowing Owl Place, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Black Sage Road

  • Neighbourhood

    Oliver

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Bistro, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Lee Humphries

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (250) 498-0620 ext. 2

  • Private party facilities

    Depending on the size of your group we offer multiple options for private dining. We have a new Wyse Hall banquet/meeting room, the penthouse suite of the adjoining guesthouse, the wine shop, and the Sonora Room itself. Please inquire by phone or email for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Sonora Room Manager: (250) 498-0620 ext. 2

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