Underwood Bar & Bistro
Frequented by the renowned winemakers of Sonoma County, Underwood Bar & Bistro is located about an hour north of San Francisco in the tiny town of Graton. The interior is marked by dark-wood trim, red vinyl banquettes, and a long, nickel-topped bar where locals congregate to sip regional wines and handcrafted cocktails. Incorporating Mediterranean and California flavors, the menu includes entrées like Catalan fish stew and lemon-herb roasted chicken, as well as a variety of tapas, such as white anchovy crostini with piquillo peppers. The restaurant also serves one of the only late night menus in the region.
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From Food & Wine , JUN 2003
Just a few of the fabulous dishes to come out of the crescent-shaped open kitchen: chunky roasted beets sprinkled with walnuts, endive and Israeli sheep's-milk feta cheese; flat bread with caramelized onions, blue cheese, walnut and sage; and harissa-rubbed Moroccan spiced lamb with saffron couscous, sautéed spinach and pine nuts ...MORE
From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
The menu at Uncle’s—a faux-tiki joint—ranges from linguine and clams to fish-and-chips, all served on plastic plates. The owner is also a wholesale fish distributor, so the seafood here is unbelievably fresh.
We loved: Sautéed ahi with slaw.
Insider tip: The restaurant is jammed at noon, so go for a late lunch.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.