Darren Robey must be, like, the twentieth chef to pick up the kitchen clipboard at this once-maverick restaurant that opened in 1981. Founding owner Virginia Mudds vision of a cottagey, vaguely Norse-looking dining room opening onto a working garden still has juice, despite Mudds recent reputation for pricey, mediocre food. Robey is dragging the place into the current century, with hotel-caliber cooking reflecting the glory of the gardens just beyond the stone patios. Leave time for a stroll among the corn rows and apple trees.
Hours: Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Dinner: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sun.-Thu.; 5:30-9:00 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Brunch: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sun.
Tags: California Cuisine
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash, ATM/DebitAttire: casual to dressy