suggestions for Sonoma and surrounding area
My sister in law will be in Sonoma (in the town proper) for a week starting Sunday for her honeymoon.
Any suggestions for good dining would be appreciated...breakfast spots, quick/local lunch spots, dinner (fancy and not). They like sushi and most types of food.
They may want to blow the bank on one dinner. What would be the best choice for that, not too far from there? They will have a rental car.
Sad to read Pilar is closed in Napa. Anything similar?
Minus French Laundry and Bouchon, anything worth the drive to Yountville?
Angele is a great restaurant in Napa and it's just a block away from where Pilar was. Try the macaroni gratin, sweetbreads. and pork belly. Yum. BarbersQ is also delicious. They have the best fried chicken on Sunday nights with collard greens and mashed potatoes for $15. Their lamb burgers and pulled pork are also delicious. Also the new location of Pizzeria Azzuro is awesome. Great pizzas and a tasty tuna salad.
If you go to Redd sit at the bar and order the fish tacos. They have a special bar menu. Bistro Jeanty is always good for classic French food.
I'd suggest harvest Moon, Girl & fig, El Dorado Kitchen Cafe La haye and La Salette - all in Sonoma itself for dinner
For lunch take food to one of the wineries and enjoy a picnic - there's a good deli at Sonoma Market supermarket or Boulangerie Basque on the square. There's a small farmer's market o n Tue evening usually with music - not always memorable - and several vendor that sell casual food for dinner that you can eat while listening. There's isnt great sushi, one sushi restaurant Shiso
Several wineries also sell some lunch items
Sunflower cafe on square is good for casual lunch or b'fast
Pearls in strip mall opposite safeway has eggs/pancakes etc
cafe citti in kenwood is good for casual lunch or dinner - about 10mins drive away
Courtyard cafe in Glen Ellen is good for casual lunch or b'fast
I love Jeanty in Yountville and ad Hoc is a fun experience too
I liked Redds but havent been there in about a year - though found it noisy. I belive they've tried to remedy that since