Sonata Restaurant & Lounge

Our Story

Nestled in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, Sonata Restaurant is a harmonious blend of the Three Arts – theater, culinary, and visual. Our name, "Sonata," derives its inspiration from the musical term, signifying a composition that brings together diverse elements in a harmonious way, much like the seamless fusion of flavors, culture, and the arts within our walls.

Bill Edwards, a visionary created an experience that transcended the traditional definition of dining. An ode to the cultural richness and culinary diversity of the Gulf Coast, with a touch of southern influence. The restaurant was born from the belief that fine dining should be a symphony of flavors, a visual feast, and a theatrical performance, all in one.


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House Specialities


Coastal and Southern Fusion

The Culinary Journey

Sonata's culinary team is led by a group of passionate chefs who draw inspiration from the rich tapestry of coastal cuisine. Our menu reflects the vibrant array of flavors found in the Gulf Coast and the southern culinary traditions. From fresh Gulf seafood to slow food, every dish is a testament to our commitment to high-quality ingredients and culinary expertise.

The artistry of our chefs is celebrated through a diverse menu that takes diners on a journey along the coastlines of Florida, offering an array of seafood specialties and prime chops, while also paying homage to the comforting, soulful dishes of the South. At Sonata, every meal is a culinary composition, a melodic interplay of flavors and textures.

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Private Events

Experience the exquisite catering services of Sonata, located in the heart of downtown Saint Petersburg within the Mahaffey Theater. Our breathtaking ballroom offers a captivating setting for events of all sizes, accommodating up to 1,000 guests. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a grand banquet, Sonata's stunning views of the marina and city skyline provide the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Our dedicated banquet director will collaborate with you to tailor a customized package that aligns with the unique requirements of your event, ensuring a seamless and memorable dining experience for you and your guests.

At Sonata, we take pride in delivering exceptional cuisine and service that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. With our top-tier catering services, your event at the Sonata Restaurant will be nothing short of extraordinary. Let us transform your vision into a reality and create an unforgettable culinary experience for your special occasion.


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The Mahaffey Theater

The Mahaffey Theater is a cultural jewel featuring elegant ballroom space, spectacular waterfront views, and European box-style seating.

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Foundation For The Arts

We provide arts education programs for youth, community outreach programs, and performances as well as concerts for the entire community.

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Imagine Museum

To Inspire by showcasing the creativity of contemporary artists who work in glass from around the world.

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