Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of wine-country cuisine and drinks at 20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar, located in the Quarry Market. 20nine, whose name was inspired by the highway that runs through Napa Valley and adding 12 to 17, offers an eclectic menu of fresh, seasonally changing dishes, such as grilled quail, Italian antipasti, European cheese tours, and cast-iron-seared beef tenderloin. The stylish food facility is home to a chandelier of wine glasses, a 12-foot fountain babbling to patio diners outside, and more than 60 different wines by the glass can be sampled in Stölzle stemware.
- This restaurant is gorgeous inside. Perfect, perfect first date gig. Clean and modern, the prettiest chandeliers, walls of antiqued maps and a beautiful bar. Wine flows like water. – Krys T., Yelp
- The atmosphere is stylish with a beautiful chandelier made of wine glasses near the front entrance. Their wine selection is top notch and they serve delicious wine country cuisine to match. – iStopOver magazine
20Nine Restaurant and Wine Bar
Executive Chef Jerry Toomey’s seasonal menus of duck, salmon, and steak dishes are each constructed with a complementary wine pairing in mind. Protein-packed entrees share plate space with such sides as gruyere scalloped potatoes, creamy polenta, and braised chard. The kitchen staff also festoons sourdough pizza crusts with meatballs, eggplant, and sun-dried tomato pesto. Xenophiles can enjoy more than 60 wines by the glass, 300 wines by the bottle, and one wine by the wheel barrel from locales that include California, Spain, and Germany.