Cafe La Haye

4.8
2001 reviews
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Located just off the square in the town of Sonoma "Cafe La Haye is one of those rare restaurants in which you know the moment you walk in the door you're going to have a good time...Simple food prepared to perfection... excellent service". -Michael Bauer San Francisco Chronicle!
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Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively atmosphere, great people, food and wine!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just ok. Limited to no menu selections for those with food allergies- especially salads!!! Nothing without cheese or onions and not too creative or open to make accommodations.

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NT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keep going back to Cafe La Haye because of the food and service. Have never been disappointed; always exceptional. Our server Esther was friendly and attentive, never intrusive. This team knows how to treat their customers. We’ll go back again and again!

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JB
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We haven't had a meal this good in literally years! Everything was outstanding. We had the little gem salad, beet/orange salad, scallops, and two amazing desserts...the lemon cheesecake and the chocolate cake. I can't think of anybody in Sonoma or even Kenwood that can be so consistently good.
Saul, the owner, came by a couple of times (not at all intrusive) to say hi and he hoped everything was good.
My only minor (very minor) concern was that the coffee was $5 and served in a small cup. Of course we could get refills but that didn't fit with how everything else was.
They serve delicious bread only if you ask but that was OK.
Highly recommend Cafe LaHaye! We're locals and this will be our go-to restaurant especially for special occasions.

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JC
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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B
Central Coast
42 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful evening at La Haye. A flavorful soup to start, incredibly tasty double cut pork chop and filet mignon - perfectly prepared. And an equally amazing chocolate dessert. Great service, too. Short but sharply focused wine lust at very fair prices. All presided over by a hospitable and gracious owner. It’s always worth a visit!

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FC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did an early Valentines dinner. My wife had the risotto which was rich and had a hint of truffle oil and she loved it. I did the pork chop with a potato cake as a side. The pork chop had a wonderful seasoning that had a nice bite to it and it was cooked perfectly. Great atmosphere and a good vibe. This is a true Sonoma gem.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - great wine!

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal and service. Saul runs a tight ship and was very accommodating.

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CO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Uncomplicated Menu,
Fantastic Food,
Excellent Service,
Low Key local ambiance,
And Wonderful Memories of Our Early Valentines Dinner ❤️

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CW
San Francisco
187 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love coming to Cafe La Haye whenever we can as the food is innovative and delicious, the service is efficient and friendly and the experience is always great. It's a marvel what comes out of that small kitchen! This night i couldn't resist the sausage and spinach lingini dish and my husband had the wonderful pork chop. We started with the curry and coconut milk mussels and the beef carpaccio with the fried oysters. What a lovely dinner! This is our neighborhood favorite especially with Esther as our server and Saul at the front door!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is spectacular. The best place to dine in Sonoma.

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a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday celebration. Very romantic. Great service. Completely unpretentious. Food was superb

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BP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not to be missed when in Sonoma. A true staple of the community and never disappoints. Incredible food, great wine, and amazing atmosphere. Could not give a higher recommendation.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Excellent food, minimal service, lovely room, atmosphere, decor. It feels welcoming but not overly attentive which is refreshing.

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L
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, intimate place. Limited menu and great food! Owner so warm and welcoming. Our service was outstanding. Looking forward to visiting again soon!

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m
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After 23 years, Cafe La Haye is better than ever. The room is simple but lovely and right off the Sonoma Square. The owner greets you every time and is a wonderful host.

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M
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A 10 for sure! Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended

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MP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot and the food was amazing as always. Great service as well.

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OV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome little gem in Sonoma! Will go there again. They are probably close to a Michelin star with amazing food and outstanding service

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K
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated his birthday at Cafe La Haye and were thrilled with the experience. Everyone made us feel welcomed and the service was stellar. The food was delicious and artistically presented. We feel confident recommending this restaurant to friends and will return whenever we are in Sonoma.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Delicious food. Friendly staff. Nice ambiance!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, amazing food! We had a fist class experience. Absolutely a must to eat at when in Sonoma. The Soy Glaze Pork Chop was absolutely delightful.

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B
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we've been to in several years. Complete package!

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LH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saul the owner runs a top rate restaurant, always makes people feel welcome! The restaurant atmosphere is cozy and romantic. The food is carefully and deliciously prepared. Extensive wine list, truly a gem here in our little town of Sonoma.

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m
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service very attentive without being intrusive. We showed up early for our reservation but we’re still accommodated and given a nice table. We’d definitely go again!

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place!

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Polite & careful treatment of his diners, plus attention to detail, great service and delicious food resulted in a wonderful evening.

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RR
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Café la Haye never disappoints and almost always amazes. The hospitality is peerless, as is the service. The food is absolutely first-rate, with never even a minor slip-up. As a regular patron, I continue to be impressed and amazed at the service. Was bringing a friend who is a strict vegan for dinner and gave the restaurant the "heads-up"...but expected we would just order judiciously off of the menu. Nope! They had prepared a special vegan entrée specifically for our party. It was absolutely delicious and my friend could not have felt more well taken care for. Major kudos.

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JG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food

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RH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to CLH regularly since moving to Sonoma 11 years ago. To me, it was the best restaurant in Sonoma then and it is still today. A farm fresh little gem right off Sonoma Square. Don't miss it.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, great for special occasions. Friendly staff, great wine choices, excellent food. Not easy to get in, plan ahead. Our favorite place in Sonoma for the last 20 years.

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DW
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Sonoma. Consistently well done. Thoughtful wine list.

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RS
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. A smallish menu, but very well executed. Nice wine list, too.

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K
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants. Food and service are always excellent.
We definitely recommend it, only problem is that its not easy to get a reservation, very popular !

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KB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Sonoma. The food is fresh, beautifully prepared and presented. All As!

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M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An all time favorite! We’ve never been disappointed with the food or service at Cafe LaHaye. Although the menu is limited, there are always enough choices to satisfy any palate. We shall return !

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SF
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I wanted to love Cafe LaHaye - the owner/manager could not be nicer and the setting, right off Sonoma square is great. It's a small, quiet restaurant with an interesting menu. But perhaps we just had the wrong night. Our waitress was somewhat oblivious to taking our order, getting drinks etc. The special salad - involving persimmons, greens, seeds and blue cheese - was overpowered by the cheese and the dressing. It was just one note. The house pasta is salty and overly buttery. The fish - a nice piece of sole, done well, was served with boring "smashed" potatoes and a teaspoon of kale. I just had higher hopes for the kitchen. Everything was perfectly tasty but nothing we had was "special." The wine list is interesting and features many small, local vineyards. I think we will give it another try for lunch but the first go-round was nice, quiet, pleasant and good. Just good.

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SN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I have ever visited. Everything was great, food is delicious and service is spectacular. Had a wonderful time!

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