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1310 Main St.
St. Helena , CA , United States http://www.cooksthelena.com/
(707) 963-7088

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

This whitewashed restaurant has attracted a fashionable crowd ever since it opened about a decade ago. The menu adds subtle but smart twists to Mexican seafood dishes—for instance, topping raw-tuna tostadas with chipotle mayonnaise and serving snapper with a red salsa on one side and a green one on the other.

We loved: Mussels in spicy chipotle broth.

Insider tip: Contramar is only open for lunch; it’s best to arrive between 1:30 and 2 p.m., just as it opens, or at 5 p.m., when the crowds have thinned.

Last updated 2012-02-21 23:03:46 UTC
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