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#1 Peter Creasey

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:03 AM

In Sonoma area, can anyone recommend or discourage certain restaurants?...

 

Farmhouse

 

Madrona Manor

 

Dry Creek Kitchen

 

Any other "can't miss venues"

 

Thanks!


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#2 hollywood

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 03:14 AM

Several Michelin rated spots get mentioned frequently.  http://www.sonomacou...s-sonoma-county

If you dip down into Napa and Mendocino others are available.

In that area, I think the desired thing is to somehow get to stay at a winery and eat there or nearby.  Lots of wineries seem to have lodgings to court wine buyers, but obviously you need a connection.  Maybe Rancho Gordo can assist?


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#3 joethefoodie

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 10:54 AM

Ooooh, oooh, I have a few...

 

So, Sonoma.

 

SHED

 

Baci

 

Scopa

 

Duke's for cocktails on the plaza.

 

All in Healdsburg.

 

And Dry Creek Kitchen has seen better days.



#4 Rich

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 01:38 PM

Try Cafe La Haye in the town of Sonoma for an excellent dinner. Lunch is  very nice at the Coppola Winery - so are the grounds and movie memorabilia. 

 

Stop in at Jordan near Healdsburg and Ridge at Lytton Springs, not for food but for the wine and the grounds, especially at Jordan.

 

Kunde near Kenwood has the best wine tour of anyone - called the mountain top tour, breathtaking views.



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 01:51 PM

Stop in at Jordan near Healdsburg 

 

Reservation needed?



#6 Peter Creasey

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 01:52 PM

Thanks to all so far!

 

Our home base will be Healdsburg.

 

I'll keep watching this thread for more good information.


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#7 joethefoodie

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:21 PM

Do see Stonestreet & Jordan if you can. Stonestreet has a tasting room on the plaza, but the property itself (with a tasting room) is gorgeous.

 

And the Alexander Valley side is stunning.



#8 Rich

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:35 PM

 

Stop in at Jordan near Healdsburg 

 

Reservation needed?

 

Only if you actually want to taste their wine. :wacko:



#9 Peter Creasey

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:17 PM

Related question -- any thoughts as to which hotel makes the most sense at/near SFO for an easy jaunt to a morning flight?

Thanks!
 


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#10 Rich

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:32 PM

Try the St. Francis - only 15-20 minutes to airport and you're traveling opposite rush hour traffic. And while your're there, Chateau Montelena has a tasting room inside the hotel.



#11 Peter Creasey

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:30 PM

Rich,  I was leaning toward your good suggestion; however, I've now decided against the 20 - 30 minute commute to SFO.

 

It's hard to evaluate between the many hotels in the immediate area of SFO.  None seem "historic" or "significant". 

 

For convenience sake, somebody recommended the Hyatt Regency. 


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 08:44 PM

When was there ever an historic or significant airport hotel?


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:25 PM

When was there ever an historic or significant airport hotel?

there's that place with the sticky sheets near laguardia 


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#14 Peter Creasey

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:30 PM

Near the airport, not at the airport.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:51 PM

 

When was there ever an historic or significant airport hotel?

there's that place with the sticky sheets near laguardia 

 

 

How about that sort of circular hotel near JFK. Circa 1970.



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