For a festive evening, book a garden table at this French-provincial bistro, with good small plates ($12 to $14), including steamed mussels with matchstick fries, and duck confit with lentils. Weekday three-course prix-fixe costs $36; add $12 for wine. Stellar cheeses. Reservations essential.

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SF Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country

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