Welcome to Sonoma

a West Coast kitchen and wine bar, where food and wine are celebrated everyday.


Every Tuesday show your 15222 I.D. to receive 22% off food and drinks at SONOMA | SEVICHE | NOLA


Since seating can be limited at Sonoma, we make it easy for you to make a reservation, and provide you with different options to reserve a table.


1. Call us at 412-697-1336 If we are closed, leave a message with the date, time, and number of guests.


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947 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222




Jeffrey Caulkins

Californian eclectic

Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00 pm

Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Visa, MasterCard, AMEX,

Diners Club, Discover

Casual/Business Casual


Private Room, Bar/Lounge Dining, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wheelchair Accessible


Google Map Location & Directions

Non Smoking

Valet Parking


Yves Carreau


Restaurateur Yves Carreau, owner and proprietor of the Big Y Group, hails from Lyon, France, where he attended and graduated from the highly acclaimed Thonon Les Bains Culinary Institute in 1978. Yves took his apprenticeship in the French West Indies, known for vibrant Caribbean cooking with a strong French influence. Ever the adventurer, Yves came to the United States and established himself in Los Angeles, California, where he worked at the famed “La Serre” restaurant in Studio City.


In 1984, Yves moved to Pittsburgh and was hired to manage the kitchen at the Churchill Valley Country Club. A few years later, he opened his first solo venture, Asiago, a French and Italian restaurant, located in One Oxford Centre downtown.


Today, Yves brings his diverse culinary palate and business savvy to the Pittsburgh and Baltimore restaurant scenes with all of his Big Y Group restaurants. Following the immense critical success of his flagship restaurant Sonoma (a west coast kitchen and wine bar) and its Penn Avenue sister Seviche, he took Seviche’s Nuevo Latino tapas concept east to debut Talara in Baltimore’s bustling inner harbor. Yves opened New Orleans jazz brasserie Nola On The Square in March 2011, and shortly punctuated his Market Square presence with the premiere of Pittsburgh’s sexiest new bar and champagne lounge, Perlé, in the summer of 2012.


After the evident success of Sonoma and Seviche, Yves was named 2007 Restaurateur of the Year by the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association. Yves also received the Wilmer S. Lapp Keystone Award in 2012


Jeffrey Caulkins


Executive Chef Jeffrey Caulkins was introduced to the restaurant industry at age 16 as his first job. He moved from his hometown in upstate New York to attend the Le Cordon Bleu Program at the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute. Shortly after graduating he joined the Big Y Group as a sous chef at Sonoma. Chef Jeff was then promoted to to the Executive Chef position at Seviche. He was instrumental in securing Seviche as a dining destination. This led to his promotion as the GM of Seviche. But he sought to be challenged further & asked to be considered for the GM position at Sonoma. That position was offered & accepted in 2013. Chef Jeff started missing the kitchen and wanted to get back to his culinary roots. So, this led him to his current position as Executive Chef of Sonoma. This suits his twin girls just fine, they love Sonoma's ice cream!


Yves Carreau Receives 2007 Restaurateur of the Year Award. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - January 17, 2008 The Western chapter of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association has named Yves Carreau 2007 Restaurateur of the Year. Mr. Carreau is the chef/owner of the Sonoma Grille and co-owner of Seviche, both in the Pittsburgh Cultural District ... read article >

"Best Bet" Award Winner

   Sonoma Grille Acknowledged as Top Favorite in 10Best.com Online Campaign


Sonoma Grille was announced as a preliminary recipient of the 10Best Bet Awards from 10Best.com, the world's leading provider of unbiased travel content. This is the first phase of an extensive online campaign. The awards celebrate 10 of the most distinct places and faces in 10 of the country's most dynamic up-and-coming cities.