Went to the Sonoma Grill the other day for lunch for a co-workers birthday. It had been a few years since my last visit and I should have known better but wanted to give it another try.
The staff was welcoming and courteous, one can only imagine how they put on such a happy face when they are serving you such substandard food. Maybe you must have all your senses removed before you get a job here!
The menu just doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up. There is such a variety of ethnicities. We had french (quiche), German (Schnitzel), Mexican (quesadilla), Italian (Lasagna). There was also India (Butter Chicken) & China (War Wonton). Unfortunately, none is done well. I had the quiche special. The flavour was, well, how can I put it - ODD. and the texture was not how a well prepared quiche should be. The top was overly browned and crusty and the crust was stale and cardboard like. The only redeeming factor in my lunch was that I ordered it with the Cream of Mushroom soup which was tasty but unfortunately as a side of an entree, is only cup size.
My husband ordererd the Schnitzel. It is very pricey for a lunch as he ordered it with the mushroom sauce which is $3 in additional to the $13.95 entree. The large, flattened, bland piece of meat is draped overtop of dry chunks of potatoes in their skins, and then covered in the mushroom sauce which had a strange gelatin like consistency. It did not look very appetizing.
My co-worker across the table had the Seafood Lasagna which looked like yesterdays dogs breakfast, reheated. He ate half and complained of a tummy ache later that afternoon.
Heres the thing. When diners are getting food that is either overly cooked, or stone cold in the middle, it doesn't take a scientist to figure out that the food is precooked, and reheated. Hey, If I wanted a frozen dinner I could have bought a Swanson's at the grocery store!!
My recommendation, until this owner runs this restaurant into the ground, and a new face takes over, don't waste your time & money.