The quieter, more intimate sister restaurant to Bacchanalia, which is located in the same Westside complex, Quinones was opened in 2005 by acclaimed restaurateur duo Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. Designed to resemble a nineteenth-century plantation home, the dining room has only eleven white-clothed tables, surrounded by smoky antique mirrors, hand-blown Venetian glass chandeliers, and dark brown accents. Quinones is only open for dinner on Saturday evenings, and the New American prix fixe menu changes weekly to showcase seasonal ingredients. Highlights may include seared halibut with miniature tomato chips and lemon-buttermilk panna cotta with fresh blueberries.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.