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Sep 8, 2010 03:54 PM

Pt. Reyes in mid-October

October 19 is my wife's birthday. I've rented Walt's Cottage on Tomales Bay for four nights. I used to know this area pretty well but that was a few years ago (just before Manka's Lodge burned down).

We'll have a car so reservations at Ad Hoc seemed reasonable. French Laundry reservations weren't available through Opentable. I would appreciate thoughts/comments on places to eat and wineries to visit.

Thanks in advance.


The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

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  1. Cafe Reyes has very good pizzas ,salads and is real cozy.
    Pinecone diner also has good food in general especially breakfast.( I have not been for a couple of years though)

    Cafe Reyes
    Point Reyes Station CA, Point Reyes Station, CA

    1. I liked Stellina over in Point Reyes Station.

      1. Pt. Reyes is a great place for eating. I'll second Pinecone Diner. Station House Cafe is very good. You'll be very near Hog Island Oyster. Bovine Bakery has good breads, pizza slices, and baked goods (a favorite for bicyclists). You can make your own picnic from the Tomales Bay Foods and Cowgirl Creamery. The Palace Market makes big sandwiches to go. Osteria Stellina is great.

        Palace Market
        11300 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA

        Bovine Bakery
        11315 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA

        The Station House Cafe
        11180 State Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

        Osteria Stellina
        11285 Highway 1, Point Reyes Station, CA

        1. ditto re Stellina. And last time we were there, BJ Novak sat at the next table. Although I imagine it is very gauche of me to mention that...

          1. It will be fun being back. I'm sure a breakfast or two at Pine Cone is in our future. Oysters from Hog Island go without saying.

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            1. re: steve h.

              A piece of Red Hawk from Cowgirl, some bread from Bovine,a few local tomatoes, a bottle of
              good wine on Limantour beach. It doesn't get much better.

              1. re: hilrock

                Totally agree.
                Deb and I used to be sailors. Life at 5 knots is very cool. Pt. Reyes gives us that "life at 5 knots" stuff without the hard work. You folk who live out there are mighty fortunate. we're envious.