Chef Nicholas Sharpe of Sonoma - Washington, D.C.

223 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-8088
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm; Sat 5pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-9pm

Sonoma’s relaxed neutral lounge décor sets the stage for a laid back unpretentious meal. The wine list combines California wine country that the name suggests, with Italian wines—Cal-Ital as it’s commonly known. Chef Nicholas Sharpe’s Italian-influenced dishes are designed to pair with the wine selections, and unpretentious stews and hearty plates make the combination work. Sharpe’s House-made Spaghetti, Cuttlefish Stew, and Parsley has a hint of spice thanks to a dash of piment d’espelette, and the gentle spice accents the dish without being off-putting with wine pairings.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Seared Scallops, Crispy Pigshead Terrine, Mustard Green Salad, and Minus 8 Vinegar
  • Housemade Spaghetti, Cuttlefish Stew, Espelette, and Parsley