French Restaurants in Sonoma

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  • The Girl and The Fig
    The Girl and The Fig: A User’s Guide French-Country Cuisine | House-Cured Charcuterie | Local Wine | Fig Dishes and Cocktails | Casual Gourmet Sample menu Starter: charcuterie platter with house-cured meats, housemade pickles, pâté, and terrine Salad: fig-and-arugula salad, with toasted pecans, house-cured pancetta, and local Laura Chenel chèvre Entrée: duck confit with farro, chicories, turnips, bacon vinaigrette, and golden-raisin mostarda Dessert: chocolate and salted-fig caramel trifle, topped with Italian meringue and cocoa nibs Sunday brunch: Braised short rib benedicit and crispy mushrooms and espelette chili pepper hollandaise Press With its high-end cuisine and quirky-chic atmosphere, The Girl & The Fig has not only attracted its share of critical applause, but also appeared in People when Lady Gaga and other half Taylor Kinney were spotted dining on mussels, beet salad, and Fig Kiss cocktails. The restaurant, and its line of cookbooks and condiments, has also been featured in Bon Appétit, Food Network Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator. Meet the Staff Sondra, Owner: An experienced restaurateur, Sondra is works passionately to create a "quirky and elegant" atmosphere that's unique to The Girl & The Fig. John, Executive Chef: In addition to curating the standard and weekly prix fixe menus, he helped Sondra develop the products and cookbooks associated with the restaurant name. Julie, Resident Artist: Her paintings and pastel images undulate with soft colors and rippling contours. Sondra felt Julie's sumptuous work evoked the restaurants' farm-to-table values and intimate focus on detail. Meet the Meats: The Fig sources its lamb, rabbit, duck, and beef from local farms. Then there's Mano Formate, the restaurant's line of charcuterie. John discovered his love of making salumi when he and Sondra opened another restaurant, Estate, and has since filled the Fig kitchen with daily house-cured batches of bacon, pancetta, prosciutto, guanciale, lonzo, salami, and more. For Purchase The Girl & The Fig Cookbook: Publishers Weekly described this tome as "a magnificent specimen of the Wine Country cookbook genre," adding that the recipes "have a relaxed, decadent feel" often amplified by their "elegant simplicity." Fig Food: This line of jams, chutneys, and herb blends is inspired by recipes from Fig kitchen. They're sold at the restaurant, so patrons can take home some of their favorite flavors. Julie's art: Prints are available for purchase at the restaurant, as well as on Julie's site.
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    110 W Spain St
    Sonoma, CA US
  • The Fig Cafe and Wine Bar
    Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Glen Ellen's The Fig Cafe and Wine Bar. The menu at The Fig Cafe and Wine Bar does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. The bar at The Fig Cafe and Wine Bar is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — The Fig Cafe and Wine Bar has kid-friendly food and seating. Dress is typically casual at The Fig Cafe and Wine Bar, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. If you're strapped for time, take out food from The Fig Cafe and Wine Bar. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. You can fill up on The Fig Cafe and Wine Bar's delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
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    13690 Arnold Drive
    Glen Ellen, CA US
  • Angele
    Angèle: A User’s Guide Michelin Recommended | Award-Winning French Bistro | Tasting Menu | BYOB | Riverfront Patio Sample Menu Appetizer: baked oysters with bacon, parmesan, and arugula Entree: mustard-seed-crusted pork loin with cabbage, kale, and apples Dessert: quince tarte tatin with crème fraîche Where to Sit: Request a seat on the outdoor patio overlooking the Napa River, as the view's been named one of the best by Gayot. You can even enjoy the scenic patio when it's a bit nippy out—according to the San Francisco Chronicle, it’s "warmed by heaters that look like giant birthday candles." Inside Tips If you bring your own wine, be prepared for a $25 corking fee for the first two 750-milliliter bottles, and $35 for any additional bottles. The restaurant knocks one of those charges off your bill for each bottle you purchase at the restaurant, though. Bring along the whole household—kids and dogs are welcome. Fun Facts Angèle is located in the Hatt Building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building, located right on the Napa River, was originally erected as a ship chandlery and warehouse in the 1890s. You won't accidently pour salt instead of sugar into your coffee here—coarsely ground salt and pepper don’t come in shakers, but in little ramekins with a spoon for dispensing. Instead of relying on ice buckets, the restaurant chills wine with heavy, clear plastic bags that are filled with ice and decorated with Angèle’s logo. The blog Totally Unauthorized calls it "a very stylish system." Inside the Kitchen: Executive Chef Rogelio Garcia has come full circle at Angèle. He started there as a line cook in 2006, working his way up to sous chef before taking a position at another restaurant with the help of Angèle's managing partner, Bettina Rouas. He couldn’t stay away for too long, though—when Angèle needed a new executive chef, Garcia returned in 2013. High Praise "The view over the shimmering river is spectacular." – Michelin Guide "It’s definitely a place to relish bistro desserts like pot de crème and banana gratin." – Gayot
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    540 Main St
    Napa, CA US
  • Bistro Jeanty
    Find something on the menu for everyone at Yountville's Bistro Jeanty. Low-fat options are missing from the menu, so guests can leave their diets at home. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Bistro Jeanty has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Al fresco eating options are also available at Bistro Jeanty, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Your large group can all sit together at Bistro Jeanty. Bistro Jeanty offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Bistro Jeanty's diners can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot. Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Bistro Jeanty. Bistro Jeanty offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    6510 Washington St
    Yountville, CA US
  • Bouchon
    Whether you're craving cookies or a cake, Bouchon has it all. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. The bar at Bouchon is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Bouchon offers patio seating in the warmer months. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Bouchon — it's strictly casual. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Bouchon offers catering. Bouchon's diners will appreciate the free parking in a lot next door. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Bouchon. Snacks and treats at Bouchon can be expensive at Bouchon, so be ready to plunk down a little extra.
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    6534 Washington St
    Yountville, CA US
  • Water Street Bistro
    Grab a bite at Petaluma's Water Street Bistro. Water Street Bistro will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Water Street Bistro won't disappoint. Water Street Bistro is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at Water Street Bistro, perfect for large groups of revelers. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Water Street Bistro tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Petaluma Blvd N location offers nearby street parking. A visit to Water Street Bistro will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Water Street Bistro — they're open for all three meals.
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    100 Petaluma Blvd N
    Petaluma, CA US

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