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Top Choice Japanese in Healdsburg

SingleThread Farm-Restaurant-Inn

The most ambitious project in Northern California is SingleThread, a world-class restaurant and secondarily, an inn, where omotenashi (warm hospitality in Japanese) reigns and dishes from an 11-course tasting menu a…
Top Choice Californian in Yountville

French Laundry

The pinnacle of California dining, Thomas Keller’s French Laundry is epic, a high-wattage culinary experience on par with the world’s best. Book one month ahead on the online app Tock, where tickets are released in …
Top Choice Cafe in Healdsburg

Shed

At the vanguard of locavore eating, the Shed integrates food at all stages of production, milling its own locally sourced grain flours, fermenting vinegars and kombucha from local fruit and growing its own produce. …
Top Choice Market in Napa

Oxbow Public Market

Graze at this gourmet market and plug into the Northern California food scene. Standouts: Hog Island Oyster Co; comfort cooking at celeb-chef Todd Humphries’ Kitchen Door; great Cal-Mexican tacos at C Casa & Tac…
Top Choice Winery in Napa Valley

Tres Sabores

At the valley’s westernmost edge, where sloping vineyards meet wooded hillsides, Tres Sabores is a portal to old Napa – no fancy tasting room, no snobbery, just great wine in a spectacular setting. Bucking the Caber…
Top Choice Californian in Guerneville

Backyard

This relaxing, alfresco spot gets every fruit, vegetable and animal from local farmers or fishers and the chef knows just what to do with all of it. California-inspired dishes are simple and delicious; the steak, pi…
Top Choice Winery in Russian River Valley

Macrostie

For its creamy and crisp Chardonnays and earthy Pinots, along with top-notch service and an elegant tasting room, Macrostie is the talk of wine country. The sit-down tastings are relaxed and highly personal, with go…
Top Choice Winery in Napa Valley

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

The fabulous hillside tasting room, constructed of stone, redwood and teak, resembles a small cathedral – fitting, given the sacred status here bestowed upon food and wine. It specializes in bright-acid organic Pino…
Top Choice Italian in Yountville

Ciccio

The small, frequently changing menu at this family-owned Italian place is dependent on the season and likely to include just a couple of veggies, pastas, meat options and four to six wood-fired pizzas. But wow! You …
Top Choice Californian in Sebastopol

Handline

Housed in a former Foster's Freeze, this highly anticipated seafood restaurant is over-the-counter casual but undeniably elegant. The stylish interior is defined by reclaimed wood and shoji-style paneling that opens…