The decor is sleek-chic but warm, like a fireplace den decorated by a Scandinavian couture designer’s grandmother. The food is fantastic, a nice sampling of mid-Atlantic delicacies like Virginia fried oysters with cabbage and bacon jam. If you’re an oenophile the extensive grape menu won’t disappoint. You can rely on the staff to pick good pairings.

Note Sonoma closes between lunch and dinner (between 2:30 and 4:30).