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To me, no visit to Sonoma is complete without dinner at Zazu. To me it just epitomizes the area. (Cal-N. Italian, very good, very casual.) Farmhouse Inn, Mirepoix, The Girl and the Fig are all also good choices in differing categories (although the first two are a bit romatic). I've never been to Cyrus but some say it is incredible and worthy of its stars in Michelin, but I've heard enough reports that it is overhyped to thik it is probably a bit inconsistent.