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

Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

4.8
4.8
1287 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 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Bistro, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    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 1,287 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Service

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Best Overall

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Best Service

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Best Ambience

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Notable Wine List

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Scenic View

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  1. LK

    LouKal

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, was surprised to not see a daily special for lunch! Menu options were very good, two of us ordered the burger, they were overdone , but I would order them again as the combination of flavour is outstanding . Salads are very good, especially the beet salad, Pasta dish was excellent with a good kick! Oh looking at the grilled cheese sandwich definitely on our next visit. Service was top notch! I recommend reservations you will not be disappointed!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having excellent food, great wine, on a beautiful patio with an absolutely stunning view; how could you possibly make it any better? Well for starters, our Sweet knowledgable server Sophia; from confirming wine choices and guidance on the menu, super smile and being attentive without being too much. We couldn’t be happier with our lunch choice for the last day of our holiday in the Okanagan. I would recommend the Sonora Room to any of my family or friends, but make reservations it’s going to be particularly busy this Summer.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal celebrating our 30th anniversary. We will be back!
  4. RA

    RaeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic! Dietary needs met Gorgeous setting Food was delicious!
  5. AS

    AniceS

    Manitoba

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite places to go to treat ourselves to a delicious meal, excellent wine & spectacular view.
  6. DK

    DonnaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our wine tasting and lunch. This is the best of Osoyoos great experience and view. We’ve been here three times and look forward to our next visit
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Beautiful views and quiet ambiance. Definitely request a table outside if the weather allows. We were seated on the patio in a stunning corner overlooking the pool and vineyard which made the evening.
  8. RR

    ReeceR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view. Amazing service and delicious food. Perfect evening
  9. LL

    LenL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner as well as a lunch, this is my new spot for great food and service!
  10. AG

    AllanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great lunch with terrific views and courteous staff.
  11. JB

    JuliaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the Perfect spot for a birthday celebration!!
  12. AP

    AnneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food…and fabulous service. Wine, of course, was excellent. The service was geuine and engaged. I definitely recommend !
  13. HL

    HollysLaffing

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful experience. Our server was very friendly and had a great sense of humor! The food was spectacular! I can't wait to come back :)
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were told that the charcuterie board was the best. It was delicious! Paired with the Chardonnay was excellent and I normally don’t like chardonnays but this one tastes like butter :) Totally recommend :)
  15. SB

    SusanB

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Burrowing Owl had been highly recommended to me by friends. It certainly didn’t disappoint. Food and wine were very good and views spectacular.
  16. ES

    ErinS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We were a group of 6 women coming from Sun peaks. The biggest disappointment was our waitress. She was indifferent and cold. She did not explain the wines or offer an insights or suggestions, a general consensus was just disappointment as the experience could have been so much more
  17. JM

    JohnM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute must The wine tasting in the tasting room was great the food at the Sonora room Was fabulous All in all a great way to spend some Time
  18. P

    Perfect

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the view complimented the meal. The food was delicious and this winery served my favourite wine.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful friendly service, my GoTo Okanagan fine do I g restaurant.
  20. JB

    JoniB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic evening celebrating our 35th Wedding Anniversary. The staff went above and beyond to make our night special. We enjoyed a lovely dinner on the patio paired with an outstanding Burrowing Owl Library series wine. We will definitely be back!
  21. HJ

    HappyJCA

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch menu & attentive service. Burrowing Owl never disappoints. Wish I could come every week!
  22. CH

    CliffH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food right from appetizers, salad, mail course, desserts. Great wine pairing
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From Jeremy and the rest of the gracious staff, to the unbelievable food and the library wines both by the glass and the bottle, the Sonora room is excellent every time.
  24. FB

    FrankB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great presentation. Great views. Efficient service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    We were just a lit disappointed in the overall lack of going the lit extra We enjoyed the spectacular view but no table clothes and the quiche and soup plate was so plain Jane it was like a high school cafeteria - my husbands charcutière board was a lovely presentation though. You eat with both the eyes and mouth- even a parsley sprig would have added just a little touch. Pre Covid we came every year and never disappointed This year our 1st time since Covid it felt like the restaurant was cutting corners and it just didn’t feel special - except for the beautiful view of course. I can send pics so you know what I’m talking about. Many thanks Will come back but just feel like the restaurant has lost its bazass
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall a lovely experience. Some minor observations: my friend and I asked to taste two wines (the same ones). We were given 2 glasses and had to share them. Have never had to share a wine glass before - thought it was very odd, especially in these covid times. Four of us ordered a second glass of wine to have with our main dish. The wine was not served until well after the food came. We ordered coffee which we were told was just brewed. However it was lukewarm when we got it as was the refill. In part we blame the very small cups used for serving. While these are minor complaints we feel they should not be happening at a restaurant of this calibre. Our server was very good as was the food.
  27. DA

    DawnA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent and the restaurant itself was beautiful. I sat on the balcony, overlooking the vineyards, but even the tables inside were set in a rich, inviting atmosphere with vaulted ceilings, large windows, and interesting light fixtures. The menu featured some innovative dishes and even something as simple as a parsnip soup had such delicious and deep flavour. The staff were courteous and attentive. It was a wonderful and relaxing place to have lunch.
  28. SH

    SimonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    family friendly, brought along 10 month old grand son not rushed even on a weekend tables are well spaced allowing a very quiet environment waitress very knowledgeable, helpful, knew where the cheese was from and where to find it, obviouslh enjoys her work food excellent, lamb shank, rack of lamb, duck breast all great portion appropriate
  29. A

    Athene

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Made reservations had 2 confirmations by text and email AND no reservation shown when checking in!! Luckily there was space. Caused a high level of anxiety however.
  30. JM

    JustinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food are always good here. Pair that with a few library wines and the experience is outstanding, a must stop if you’ve never been. We look forward to coming again next year!
  31. o

    oceangirl

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 12 th year, always fantastic, simply the best fine dining experience in the Interior of BC, and one of the best in Canada.
  32. HC

    HeleneC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    For this beautiful place We were expecting more sophisticated menu. We had the burgers which were excellent but burgers are served every where. Grilled cheese and quiche are also served every where too. I suggest a different menu but for sure you know best. The wine was delicious and we bought a few bottles.
  33. T

    Tracy

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Can't beat the scenery, and of course, the wine. My meal was just ok...had the grilled cheese.
  34. MS

    MahsaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Amazing wine, delicious food and great service. We loved the muscle feature so much we ordered 3!! Compliments to the chef :). Thanks for the great experience!
  35. R

    Roxannea

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visitors from California loved everything about their visit. The food was fabulous and the view to die for. We did have to eat inside due to the wind but had a table close to the window and so enjoyed the view. Our waitress was lovely and the food beautifully prepared. Our guest enjoyed the deserts too. The only disappointment was there was too many stairs to manage going up the tower for them.
  36. DM

    DaleM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The estate is beautiful and the restaurant has great ambiance. The service was spot on with lovely views. I thought the food was good it wasn’t great. We had lunch not dinner. I would definitely go back. The wine is wonderful.
  37. KB

    KristianB

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great evening out! Very good food, excellent wine and superb service
  38. F

    Foodie55

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit the Sonora Room every year and are pleased to report that they are back in top form! The weather didn’t allow for outside dining, which is our favourite, but the ambience was still great. Can’t say enough about the service, both from the host and our wonderful server who’s name I forget! She is both fun and efficient, not something everyone can pull off! We had a wonderful evening and can’t wait for next year!
  39. RG

    RebeccaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing view, impeccable service and very good food. Will attend again!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day Dinner - best choice !!

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
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.8 stars by 1287 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 24 times 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

    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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