This upscale eatery incorporates fresh, local ingredients from local suppliers into an impressive menu packed with modern American dishes. Brannan's uses beef from Marin Sun Farms, oysters from Hog Island Oyster Co., and oxygen piped in directly through windows. Diners may initiate meal sequences with Thai curry mussels ($12) steamed in coconut milk and flanked by herb-buttered toasts. Main course entrants such as Idaho trout picatta with wilted spinach ($18) and hanger steak with wild mushrooms and chimichurri sauce ($25) vie for blue ribbons from opinionated taste-bud judges. A smooth glass of regional wine and a side of sweet corn risotto ($6) provide belly-pleasing backup to any meal, rendering patrons defenseless against Brannan's signature chocolate lava tort, a warm dessert that cloaks sweet teeth in robes of saccharine silk. The rich wood fixtures, stone fireplace, countryside murals, and soft lighting lend this wine country restaurant a refined and relaxed air conducive to good eats and friendly debates over the artistic merits of the painting Dogs Playing Poker.
Nestled in Napa Valley, FlatIron Grill soothes trembling tummies with a menu of succulent, hearty fare vitalized by artful culinary flourishes. Wake drowsy taste buds with a surf-meets-turf appetizer of dungeness crab cakes, accompanied with mixed field greens and citrus vinaigrette ($12.95), or sample slow-roasted pork tacos with pepper-jack cheese ($9.95) to provide the palate porcine pleasure. Entrees offer elegant spins on comfort fare with the buttermilk-fried chicken wing manned by italian-sausage gravy ($17.95) and the signature FlatIron steak, beefily robed with chimichurri sauce ($19.95). Should envious sweet teeth begin wailing from mouth-caves, swaddle them with one of FlatIron's whimsical desserts. Partake of an of-age sip of dessert wine ($8–$10) for a smooth finish at a peaceful meal or tasteful spit take at a surprising one.
Cattlemen’s Steakhouse is an old dog in the California restaurant industry- they’ve been open for business for over a century. True to its name, Cattlemen’s first opened its doors to the frontiersmen of Oklahoma City in 1910. The hospitable atmosphere, friendly servers, and generous portions of mouthwateringly delicious food all came together to make Cattlemen’s an instant hit. To this day, Cattlemen’s far-flung establishments continue the tradition begun by the original- to use only the highest quality cuts of USDA prime beef, age them using a closely guarded secret recipe, and cooking them to savory perfection. Cattlemen’s has a strictly “no-frozen” policy, guaranteeing that the glorious juiciness of their steaks is the real deal.
Stark’s Steak and Seafood serves classic cuisine with a modern twist. Chef Mark uses only the finest ingredients – fresh-caught seafood, Angus Beef, and seasonal vegetables – to produce familiar flavors that somehow seem new again. Guest can also choose from a list of local and international wines as well as cocktails and over sixty whiskeys. Try something new like “Potato Skin” Fondue or Tamarind BBQ’d Wild Prawns with Cilantro-Pumpkin Seed Pesto. Mmmm, mmmm! And be sure to top it all off with a hearty dose of Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Pudding or Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake Raspberry Crush. Maybe I’ll just skip dinner and go straight to dessert!
If you're in the mood for rustic casual dining in Santa Rosa, head down to Cricklewood on Old Redwood Highway. Featuring an assortment of sandwiches, burgers, steaks, chops, seafood and pasta entrees, Cricklewood specializes in bringing high-quality food to your table and offering friendly service in a unique atmosphere with a backwoods cabin feel. Browse the extensive wine menu yourself, or ask your server for a suggested selection to pair with your meal. Bring your appetite with you to Cricklewood to see why it gets rave reviews, and be assured that you will leave with a smile.
Located in San Rafael, Four Points By Sheraton San Rafael is in the business district and close to Marin County Civic Center and San Anselmo Memorial Park. This hotel is within close proximity of San Anselmo Town Hall and Mission San Raphael Archangel.
Make yourself at home in one of the 235 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets. Windows open for fresh air and courtyard views. 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 5 mi.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and an Internet point. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.