Updated: Sep 13
The name of this brunch spot sounds a little stuffy, but nothing about this place emits that vibe. Located in the heart of Santa Monica, this rooftop brunch spot offers a good brunch option for those in the area.
The Sonoma Wine Garden is located on the top floor of the mall near the Santa Monica pier. While the restaurant itself does not have a rooftop, it is on the top floor of its structure, and offers indoor and outdoor seating. Outdoor seating provides guests with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. If sitting outside enjoying the California rays aren’t your thing, there are nice seating options on the inside as well.
Every time we have had the pleasure of brunching in this restaurant there has been good music played either by an on site DJ, or through the restaurant's sound system. When the DJ gets lively enough, you can find patrons dancing to the tunes after they have indulged in the bottomless mimosas option offered by the restaurant.
In addition to a prime location and amazing brunch vibe, the food options are right on par, and are just as amazing. The Sonoma Wine Garden offers a simple, prefixed menu with classic favorites such as steak and eggs or French toast, as well as many other classic menu items one would think of when enjoying brunch. The thing that makes this location a unicorn of a brunch is its value. Patrons can pair their entree with bottomless mimosas for only $45! This price is a steal! Los Angeles area brunch spots rarely offer this much value for that price. You can't beat it!
The staff at Sonoma Wine Garden is even more amazing. They are very engaging and interactive with their guests. They understand that the weekend means brunch and you are there to enjoy yourself. They will keep the bubbles flowing while you groove to the latest music tracks.
Overall, if you are looking for a great place to enjoy a weekend brunch, make sure you check this spot out, as it tops our list of favorite brunch locations in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.