Manager Nick Liang takes his wine seriously, and this stylish downtown Livermore bistro is all about matching fine bottles with accessible Sichuan and Cantonese cooking. Its a formula Uncle Yus has perfected in Lafayette and San Ramon, but here its been buffed to a high sheen. The wines tend to be grand and unapologetically Eurocentric, but the risk of spoiling a pricey wine with some heavily sweet or sour dish can be stressful. Peking duck with Barolo, however, is a breathtaking combo.
Hours: 11:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash, ATM/Debit
Attire: casual to dressy
Extra Info: Niman Ranch pork, free-range chicken