Romantic and intimate, this Sebastopol
cafe (named for owners Karen and Lucas Martin) changes its
menu weekly, so you're guaranteed the chef's newest creations
made with the freshest ingredients. Sample entrees
include Sonoma duck breast or whole sea bass filleted right
at your table. Offering delicious food with flare, this cozy
restaurant also features an eclectic, reasonably priced wine
list. Reservations recommended. (Closed Sunday and Monday)
The locally celebrated Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen & Saloon, Valley Ford's newest addition, features local, seasonal and sustainably farmed ingredients with its Southern-inspired comfort food menu. Locally grown and produced Sonoma County wines make up a majority of the wine list while the Saloon boasts a full bar with micro-brews and locally produced spirits. Don't miss the cypress covered patio for dinner or Sunday brunch.
Willow Wood Market:
A lovely drive west to the town of Graton brings you to this true locals' hangout. Set in the middle of an old-style market, this eatery offers daily specials of tasty organic fare, as well as sinful delights, such as an amazing ginger bread cake. No reservations necessary. (Closed Sunday)
Bar and Bistro:
Located a short ten-minute drive from
the Inn is the hip and very popular Underwood Bar and Bistro.
The Wine Country Living Magazine (November/December 2003 issue)
wrote about low-key neighborhood spots that feature “small
plates” of homey food, and palatable prices. The Underwood
made the magazine’s hot newcomers list for 2003. Items on
the “tapas and small plates” menu include white anchovy crostini,
pizzetta of feta, tapenade, tomato, arugula and fennel, and
Hoisin glazed baby back ribs. Oysters on the hall shell are
always a favorite as well as their grilled hamburger of Hereford
ranch beef, and steak frites. Great wine list and full bar.
: This casual roadhouse restaurant offers market-fresh cuisine with an innovative (yet approachable) flair. Husband and wife team John and Duskie are known for their wine-friendly menu and Italian-inspired dishes, such as vin santo braised rabbit with chestnut pappardelle, and thumbelina carrot; and seared Sonoma duck with laura chenel goat cheese gnocchi, black mission figs, and saba. (Closed Monday and Tuesday)