Bistrot La Poste
French. $$$. This tiny space houses big, rich bistro delights. Dinner, Wed-Sun. 599 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.939.3663.
Cellar Cat Cafe
Eclectic $-$$. Cozy wine bar/deli ambiance. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun. 14301 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen. 707.933.1465.
Italian. $$. Casual chic, family-run combination trattoria/rosticceria/pasticceria featuring traditional Tuscan fare and emphasizing spit-roasted meats and house-made pastries. Lunch and dinner, daily. 133 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.935.0576.
Garden Court Cafe & Bakery
American. $-$$. Traditional diner food treated with utter respect; the quality ingredients make for sublime eating. Breakfast and lunch, daily; supper, Friday nights only. 13647 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen. 707.935.1565.
Continental. $$$. Special-occasion dining. Lunch and dinner daily; Sun brunch. 400 W Spain St, Sonoma. 707.938.4004.
The Girl & the Fig
Bistro. $$$. Country food with a French passion. Lunch and dinner daily. 110 W Spain St, Sonoma. 707.938.3634.
Mexican. $. Fun and funky. Lunch and dinner daily. 19114 Arnold Dr, Sonoma. 707.935.3981.
Mexican. $$. Standard gringocized Mexican fare right off Sonoma's plaza. A good neighborhood place to get pitchers of margaritas. Lunch and dinner daily. 121 E Spain St, Sonoma. 707.996.3406.
Portuguese $$-$$$. Authentic rustic dishes include classic lusty Portuguese stews and seafood. Open Wed-Sun. 18625 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma. 707.938.1927.
Upscale Mexican. $$. Colorful festive atmosphere featuring fun Yucatán-inspired food and some 30 tequilas available by the half shot. Lunch and dinner daily. 101 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.935.3500.
Californian-French. $$$. The menu, which changes daily, is well-rounded with plenty of options, thanks in no small part to the fresh seafood bar. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Wed-Mon. Brunch, Sat-Sun. 522 Broadway, Sonoma. 707.938.9430.
Murphy's Irish Pub
Pub fare. $. Casual, homey place serving no-nonsense pub grub like shepherd's pie. Lunch and dinner daily. 464 First St E, Sonoma. 707.935.0660.
The Restaurant at Sonoma Mission Inn
Californian. $$$. In this world-class spa setting sample Sonoma County-inspired dishes or an elegant traditional brunch. Dinner nightly; Sun brunch. 18140 Sonoma Hwy, Boyes Hot Springs. 707.939.2415.
Eclectic Californian. $$. Creative dishes such as roast squab in red currant sauce, complemented by a great wine list featuring local vintages and many Spanish wines. Great desserts too. Dinner, Tues-Sat. 13648 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen. 707.938.4844.