On the ground level of Sonoma Hotel, the girl & the fig offers eclectic French cuisine. The decor is casual and laid back but can get loud when the ... More
The Girl & the Fig
On the ground level of Sonoma Hotel, the girl & the fig offers eclectic French cuisine. The decor is casual and laid back but can get loud when the crowd streams in. Braised pork loin, steak tartare, duck confit, croque monsieur, pan seared duck, salami and brie sandwich, niman ranch jambon, salmon nicoise and homemade fig cake are some of the menu listings. Moreover, the bar has a great selection of French wines and cocktails. Reservations are receommended.
Girl and the Fig on Sonoma Plaza, one one of three Sondra Bernstein restaurants, has declined with respect to Fig Cafe & Winebar in Glen Ellen (jury is still out on Bernstein's new venture, Estate, which is at physical site of the former General's Daughter.) The decline is is with respect to bar, wine list, sense of management (by example bartenders, host station) have changed greatly since 2007. My sense it will be back once Bernstein changes in human resources affecting these functions' products and services.
This is an average California eatery making hay out of a location that caters to tourists. I went in with 6 people recently, and it will be my last visit after several years of satisfied meals as a local. Half of the table was disappointed with their meals although the food presentation was nice and artsy. The fig salad was great as usual and the mussels very good. The chickpea cakes were bland and unsatisfying even for a light eater and at $16.95 you have to have had a long day of wine tasting to enjoy this one. The $12.50 hamburger is served on a Dutch crunch bun, which is great if you like Dutch crunch. However, the new matchstick fries were like oil soaked saw dust chips and not the former traditional french frittes and were a definite disappointment especially for those who ordered fries as a side to their mussels. While I really enjoyed the fig in the past it is no longer a good value.
Took my husband for his birthday. Have a great vegetarian meal of chickpea pattie and perfectly prepared array of veggies. Cheese platter had a great variety. Atmosphere was warm and inviting and we couldn't have asked for a better experience
My partner and I had been extremely excited to dine at Girl & the Fig while we were in wine country last week. We were pretty disappointed in the service, however. We arrived 15 minutes early and asked if there was a table available, and were told that no, we would have to wait (although there were three tables available that later went to walk-ins). When we were seated, we had to wait 10 minutes until our server introduced herself and asked if we would like some wine. She was visibly upset when we told her we would not (we had been at tastings all day). The meal itself was fairly standard and well-prepared. However, our table was continually bumped by foodrunners on their way to and from the kitchen, twice causing water to spill out from our glasses and they never offered to clean it up or apologize. When we finished our meal, it took 12 minutes for someone to come by and clear our plates (even though two different bussers saw that we were completed), another 9 minutes for our waitress to come by and ask for dessert menus, and another 15 minutes until she came to give us our check. All in all, a pretty miserable experience.
After exhaustively searching for a non chintzy, country style bed and breakfast a friend of mtipped me off to the Trois Maisons in Napa. It was simply the most delightful little place both quaint and confortable. There was considerable thought given to details like a handy booklet of activities and places to go to as well as a generous breakfast ticket that sustained us through lunch until dinner. Their little attached store allows you to stroll in and pick out from their the choicest selection of preserves, sandwiches, juices, breads, cheeses et al. very vegetarian friendly to boot and great coffee.
My fiancee and I recently had dinner at the Girl and The Fig and we thorougly enjoyed our meal there! It was fabulous! When we first enetered the restaurant we were greeted by Camille who was absolutly fabulous and very accomadating. Our server for the evening, Greg, was truley unbelievable and made our tie there truley memorable. .
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