February 2001 – present
Pacific Wharf – Sonoma Terrace sits right on the border between Pacific Wharf and Paradise Pier. If you’re coming from Buena Vista Street, head toward the Wine Country Trattoria. When you reach the restaurant, follow the path around the bend, and you’ll see a pathway leading to the Terrace on your right. If you’re coming from Paradise Pier or Grizzly Peak, head toward Pacific Wharf. You’ll see the Terrace path on your left, just after the Embarcadero gift shop.
- Service Type – quick service
- Seating – open patio
- Reservations – no
- Entertainment – none
Pacific Wharf is California Adventure’s dining hub, and the Sonoma Terrace is part of its “Golden Vine Winery” section, a collection of tasting terraces and the Wine Country Trattoria. The Sonoma Terrace is an open patio offering a variety of wines and craft beers, making it the perfect place to stop for a quick refreshment.
MY RATING – ★★★★☆
The Sonoma Terrace is one of my favorite places to take a break when I’m visiting California Adventure. They have a small selection of drinks and pretzels, but all of the tables have really great views of Paradise Pier. Sometimes my friends and family will buy a loaf of bread at Boudin, and then we’ll snack on it with some wine at the Terrace. Even if you don’t want a drink, the Terrace is a comfortable and relatively quiet place to get off your feet and plan for the rest of your day.
- Cold Cut Plate – Meat & Cheese
- Warm Bavarian Pretzel
Sonoma Terrace used to offer a World of Color dining package. Now, the terrace remains open all evening, even for guests not attending the World of Color show.
In the adjacent garden, guests can view oak cork trees, which have been in California Adventure since 2001.