Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
We had a reservation but waited 10 minutes to be seated and there were two groups ahead of us. When we were seated the hostess said there weren’t any food menus available as there were all in use. The wine was wonderful and the food was good. Our server was pleasant and tried very hard. After reading the many reviews, we were a little disappointed.
We really enjoyed our visit to Burrowing Owl. We ended up with outdoor seating as it was full indoors. It was a little chilly, but the staff accommodated us with blankets and heaters. We had the deck to ourselves and it ended up being a great evening. We had the mushroom soup (good but could have been hotter) and the lamb which was excellent. Dessert was an interesting take on S’Mores. We were served a complimentary chocolate truffle at the end of the meal. Very nice, but we were too full to really appreciate it.
We found that service was very slow throughout the whole evening. First we waited 10 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation, then we waited another 20 minutes before we got our wine. And finally our main dish arrived approximately 2 hours after we arrived.
In addition, some of the dishes did not meet our expectations in terms of taste. But the wine was excellent.
Beautiful setting, wonderful food, fine wine. Who could ask for anything more.
Service was incredibly slow. It took almost 20 minutes to order and receive our drinks. Food portions were small for the price.
Did not think the menu was particularly inspired, a little ho- hum in fact. On the other hand, the staff in the tasting room were very helpful and a pleasure to speak with.
The food was absolutely fantastic! We had the foie gras and squash salad appetizers. Then we shared the coq au vin entree. My friend and I were stuffed silly and oh so happily! We cannot stop raving about the food! Service was top-notch and the view from the patio was amazing. We highly, highly recommend dining at the Sonora Room! We will definitely be back!
Great afternoon and wonderful service.
Enjoyed the view on the patio
Expensive and very busy. But great service and delicious food.
Burrowing Owl is one of our favorite restaurants to visit when we are in Osoyoos. We always ask for Ingla to be our server as she is an absolute Gem, she is always so friendly,
kind, attentive and very knowledgeable with the menu and food that is prepared. Thank you Burrowing Owl once
again for a very tasty meal and to Ingla for always making it a very special experience for us!
Beautiful location with amazing views. Food and wine was outstanding.
The service was friendly and efficient. The food was great and the wine list had some older vintages of their wines. It's a must visit winery restaurant in Oliver,BC.
We went for lunch. The food was fine but not exceptional. In fact that would some up my description, service, ambience etc all fine but not exceptional and with not real effort to showcase their wines.
Beautiful scenery! Great wines. The charcuterie board was a little disappointing as it had moldy fruit on it, and we had to leave early because there was a wedding party at the restaurant.
Superb food. The barley 'risotto' and the shrimp roll were absolutely delicious. The patio has amazing views. Highly recommended.
Food was very good, based on local and fresh fruits and greens. The view is absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed our dinner.
Incredible vista, ambience, and service. A true gem on the Golden Mike Bench.
I've already reccomended Burrowing Owl to most of the guests we met at a lovely wedding the following day! Great location, vista; all helped by the perfect weather.
We so enjoyed our lunch in the Sonroa Room. The waiter recommended a new peach dish that the chef had created that day and it was amazing. The S'more dessert blew us away.
Always love having a meal here. The food is always good. The menu is quite limited and that would be my only down side.
This is our third time over the past 15 or so years, can't say enough about how good the food and wine is, it's by far our favourite place to eat, just gets better every time.
Food was excellent. Service was a bit slow. Location and view are outstanding.
We were visiting Osoyoos for the first time to see an 89 year old cousin who we’d never met
Amazing food and experience!
I would rate it as one of the top 5 places we have ever dined, we were on the patio overlooking the pool and vineyards, astoundingly beautiful , food was great, wine was great, service fantastic, there is a trend here, it is quite pricey, but it was worth it!!!!
First time there; Everything was great expect we couldn’t wait for 15-30min for the patio table. But definitely will go back again! Over all The food was amazing!!! And service was great too!
Outstanding lunch. Our waiter had great sense of humour. Our wine was excellent as was our food.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner sitting on the patio looking out over grape vines.
We have returned to the Sonora Room many times over the years, watching Burrowing Owl fledge into the remarkable place it is. The menu is always an interesting experience we look forward to, paired with superb wine. This is the landing spot for our annual family dinner. Consistently exceeds our expectations.
Great food, great service, great location!
Beautiful setting and gorgeous view. The food was quite good and service very good.
Beautiful setting and wonderful service. The food was substandard at best. Very disappointing.
Had a great time will be back soon
I stopped by for a lunch treat before heading back to the Vancouver area. I got a beautiful seat overlooking the Vineyard and my server was very attentive. A couple of things didn’t go quite right. First I had asked to try two different wines before I made a decision but the server brought me a full glass of one type of wine and a taster of the other. We got that figured out and corrected. When I was choosing my lunch the server told me the specials. I am fascinated on a green salad versus the daily special salad which the server indicated I would go better with my risotto. The salad was cucumbers and tomatoes with a balsamic vinegerette, with croutons. There was no indication that this was not a fresh salad, which is what I wanted . When I got the salad the tomatoes look like they had been roasted or brined/pickled or something like that, definitely not fresh, and the cucumbers look the same way. The croutons were delicious! I had a few bites of the salad along with my risotto and it just wasn’t what I had expected. I explained this to the server, she asked me if I wanted it in a “to go” container? I thought that was very odd considering I explained that I did not like the salad at all and it wasn’t at all what I expected. I fully anticipated that that salad would be taken off the bill but it was not. I got a complimentary macaroon but that didn’t quite equal to $16 value on the salad! By that time I was too frustrated to consider bringing it up with management.
I absolutely recommend this restaurant. Calm ambiance and excellent food and service.
We came for dinner without a reservation at 9 pm, after a horrible experience at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek. Although it is posted that the kitchen closes at 9, we were welcomed by a charming hostess and after seating a wonderful server named Ally and we never felt rushed in any way.
We came back the following day for a full dinner to celebrate a birthday and the experience continued to be amazing. The Duck confit and the Lamb loin was excellent. It is obvious that this restaurant is well run, has an excellent chef and pastry chef and the staff are friendly, welcoming and professional.
The ambiance of the outside deck is calm and peaceful.
The Sonora Room restaurant is definitely going to see us again.
Food portion lacking, long wait times for meals, service just ok. Great ambience and views though.
To expensive for the amount of food we were served.
We when with friends for dinner for our Anniversaries. We arrived and got a wonderful greeting. We then were escorted to the patio. The waitresses was very knowledgeable of the food and wine served at the restaurant.
The view was so beautiful and we all enjoyed the evening.
Excellent service and food. Our waitress was super and explained the differences between the glasses that were used.