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

Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

4.7
4.7
1366 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 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Bistro, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, 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 1,366 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Ambience

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Best Overall

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Best Service

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Best Ambience

  • Okanagan / Wine Country

    Notable Wine List

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  1. CG

    CaroleG

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing food and wonderful views of the valley! Great service too.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ⭐️
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. s

    sandrak

    Seattle

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 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.
  11. 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.
  12. CH

    CraigH

    Portland

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 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!
  13. HF

    HughF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    every dish was superb; scallops as appetizer were especially delicious!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. N

    Noushi

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our experience :)
  18. 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!
  19. DR

    DaleandRobyn

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

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

    MattA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class experience. Engaging staff. Excellent food.
  21. 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.
  22. M

    Maureen

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    The ambience could have better lighting. The food could use more flavour and or spices. There service was outstanding.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was wonderful and Aly was an amazing server!
  24. C

    Cnana

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    We have been many times to Burrowing Owl over the years. We went for lunch and ordered the quiche which was very disappointing Over the years the meals have been something special but not today. May have been an off day. The service and everything else was great
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch there. The burgers were excellent and the wine wonderful. I had the meritage and my wife the Pinot noir.
  26. SW

    SonyaW

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Patio view is exceptional. The bugs were out though, Server warned us a couple of times! We gave up and went inside prior to our meals arriving. Appies, Wine, and Dinner was wonderful. My steak was a bit under cooked, but still good taste. We go every year, and will be back next year.
  27. BK

    BrianK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful location. The service was exemplary and the food was fantastic. Without a doubt we would go back. We had a bottle of the award winning Syrah as recommended by our server and it was amazing. Thank you.
  28. SP

    SandraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience!! We were travelling from Washington state and experienced a lot of delays due to road construction. We called a couple of times to give our status and Jeremy (manager) kindly held a stunning table for us. The wine - exceptional. The food - so tasty. Our server - so kind and knowledgeable. The view - breathtaking. Overall a GREAT experience.
  29. SB

    SandyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service! Servers very knowledgeable about the winery offerings.
  30. D

    David

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the 4th meal my wife and I have had at Burrowing Owl and each on was stellar. Janie was are server and she was charming. My wife had the Salmon and I had the Lamb roast. Excellent as usual. Their wines are excellent as well. We’ll be back!
  31. AK

    AKAK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I have been to the Sonora room a few times over the past eight years and I was always impressed before. I ordered the Quiche for lunch and it wasn't very flavourful at all. I also felt sick after eating it. The view is absolutely gorgeous, but I feel the food is not as good as it used to be.
  32. MW

    MarkW

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service.
  33. BM

    BillM

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience. From the staff to the location to the food. Oh the food. It was exquisite. The bread plate, the scallops, the steak. All were phenomenal. We will be back
  34. JF

    JaniceF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with a beautiful view. The service was great, a relaxing dinner, the food was delicious
  35. R

    Rose

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff. Beautiful setting on the patio overlooking the vineyards. Food was great.
  36. ER

    EricR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food, quality ingredients, amazing wine, gorgeous view. It’s expensive, but hey you’re on vacation.
  37. BR

    BrendaR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, fabulous service, an amazing view and delicious wine!
  38. DM

    DarrenM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time and the experience was wonderful. A friend referred we should try it and will definitely refer it to others.
  39. b

    bowenbill24

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  40. LA

    LoraA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious. Service was excellent.

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 4.7 stars by 1366 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 13 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

    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, 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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