About Us

El Dorado Kitchen serves award-winning cuisine crafted with local, seasonal ingredients from Executive Chef Armando Navarro. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and on Sunday for brunch. Join us in the main dining room, front corner cafe, on the tree-lined outdoor patio, our cozy bar, or in our private dining room.

Concept

Chef Navarro sources the best of the region to create beautiful menus served from morning ’til night. Fresh oysters and seafood, specialty Waygu beef, farm-raised chicken and seasonal produce headline our daily custom menus. Tilted toward local Sonoma and Napa wineries, the robust wine list is a virtual tour through California wine country and includes more than 200 hand-picked selections. We also strive to seek out and showcase wineries that promote organic and biodynamic agriculture. Signature cocktails are made with passion and a sense of humor, using only the best spirits and fresh juice infusions. Exploration at El Dorado Kitchen is encouraged, and we even offer specialty spirit flights to pair with meals.

Chef

Armando Navarro

Executive Chef Armando Navarro has a stellar résumé packed with roles at top restaurants along both coasts. After more than five years as Executive Sous Chef at Auberge du Soleil, Armando went to New York where he trained under some of the best chefs at Le Bernardin, Jean Georges and Daniel Boulud. He then returned to the west coast where his roles included Chef de Cuisine at Redd in Yountville and Executive Chef at Larkspur Restaurant. In his role as Executive Chef at El Dorado Kitchen, Armando infuses menus with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. His style is characterized as fresh, simple, and approachable with a distinctly Sonoma sensibility.

Stay

El Dorado Kitchen is located alongside El Dorado Hotel in the historic Salvador Vallejo building. Built in 1843 for the brother of Sonoma Valley’s founder, this landmark has been through various incarnations throughout the decades, including periods as a school, church, and wine-making facility. Thoughtfully redesigned and modernized for today’s guests, El Dorado Hotel features a solar-heated, saltwater pool, lush outdoor garden courtyard, and beautifully-appointed spacious guest rooms designed with French doors, private balconies, and modern, complimentary amenities.