[Metroactive Features]

[ 'Best of' Index | North Bay | Metroactive Home | Archives ]

[whitespace]
The Best of the North Bay 2004

Food & Drink
Readers' Choice

BEST BAKERY
SONOMA
VILLAGE BAKERY
7225 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.8101.
1445 Town and Country Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7654.
HONORABLE MENTION
YELLOW MOON BAKERY
170 Farmers Lane, Ste. 4, Santa Rosa. 707.523.2383.
NAPA
SHATT'S BAKERY
1353 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0777.
MARIN
BOVINE BAKERY
11315 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.9420.

[line]

Best of 2004 Categories
Culture
[ Writer's Choice | Readers' Choice ]
Everyday
[ Writer's Choice | Readers' Choice ]
Food & Drink
[ Writer's Choice | Readers' Choice ]
Kids
[ Writer's Choice | Readers' Choice ]
Recreation
[ Writer's Choice | Readers' Choice ]
Romance
[ Writer's Choice | Readers' Choice ]

[line]

BEST BBQ
SONOMA
PORTER STREET BARBEQUE
500 East Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.795.9652.
HONORABLE MENTION
BEAR KOREAN RESTAURANT
8577 Gravenstein Hwy., Cotati. 707.794.9828.
NAPA
BUSTER'S BBQ
1207 Foothill Drive, Calistoga. 707.942.5605.
MARIN
SCOTTY'S MARKET
620 Freitas Parkway, San Rafael. 415.479.2363.
BEST BAGEL
SONOMA
SONOMA VALLEY BAGEL COMPANY
2194 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.579.5484
350 Rohnert Park Expressway W., Rohnert Park. 707.585.8095.
515 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.526.1631.
HONORABLE MENTION
GRATEFUL BAGEL
300 Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.5220.
NAPA
GOLDEN BAGEL CO.
3240 Jefferson St., Napa. 707.258.1413.
MARIN
NOAH'S NEW YORK BAGELS
1703 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.898.3981.
170 Bon Aire Center, Greenbrae. 415.925.9971.
BEST BURGER
SONOMA
MIKE'S AT THE CROSSROADS
7665 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707.665.9999.
84 Corona Road, Petaluma. 707.769.1082.
HONORABLE MENTION
SEQUOIA DRIVE-IN
1382 S. Gravenstein Hwy. Sebastopol. 707.829.7543.
NAPA
BRANNAN'S GRILL
1374 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.2233.
MARIN
PHYLLIS' GIANT BURGERS
2202 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.0866.
BEST BREAKFAST
SONOMA
OMELETTE EXPRESS
112 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.1690.
HONORABLE MENTION
HANK'S CREEKSIDE CAFE
2800 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.8839.
NAPA
SARAFORNIA CAFE
1413 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.0555.
MARIN
TWO BIRD CAFE
625 San Geronimo Drive, San Geronimo. 415.488.0105.
BEST BREW PUB
SONOMA
THIRD STREET ALEWORKS
610 Third St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.3060.
HONORABLE MENTION TIE
BEAR REPUBLIC BREWING CO.
345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.433.2337.
 
POWERHOUSE BREWING CO.
268 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.9171.
NAPA
FIRST PLACE TIE
CALISTOGA INN & BREWERY
1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.4101.
 
SILVERADO BREWERY
3020 N. St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. 707.967.9876.
MARIN
FIRST PLACE TIE
MOYLAN'S BREWERY & RESTAURANT
15 Rowland Way, Novato. 415.898.4677.
 
MARIN BREWERY CO.
1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677.
BEST BRUNCH
SONOMA
FIRST PLACE TIE
TERRACE GRILL AT THE FLAMINGO HOTEL
2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.874.2838.
 
OMELETTE EXPRESS
112 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.4745.
HONORABLE MENTION
HOWARD'S CAFE
3611 Bohemian Hwy., Occidental. 707.874.2838.
NAPA
GORDON'S CAFE & WINE BAR
6770 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.8246.
MARIN
THE DIPSEA CAFE
200 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. 415.381.0298.
BEST CATERER
SONOMA
A LA HEART CATERING
600 Wilson St., Santa Rosa. 707.527.7555.
HONORABLE MENTION
PEARSON & COMPANY
2759 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.541.3868.
NAPA
PIPER JOHNSON CATERING
2450 Foothills Blvd., Ste. G, Calistoga.
707.942.5432.

MARIN
INDIAN PEACH FOOD COMPANY
80 Fourth St., Ste. #194, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.8478.
BEST CHEF
SONOMA
JEFFREY MADURA, JOHN ASH & CO.
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7687.
HONORABLE MENTION
FRED LANGLEY, LANGLEY'S
ON THE GREEN

610 McClelland Drive, Windsor. 707.837.7984.
NAPA
ALAN ROUTT, BRANNAN'S
1374 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.2233.
BEST CIDER HOUSE
SONOMA
ACE-IN-THE-HOLE PUB
3100 Hwy. 116 N., Sebastopol. 707.829.1223.
HONORABLE MENTION
POWERHOUSE BREWING COMPANY
268 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.9171.
NAPA
SILVERADO BREWERY
3020 N. St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. 707.967.9876.
MARIN
MARIN BREWING CO.
1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.4677.
BEST CAFE/COFFEEHOUSE
SONOMA
A'ROMA ROASTERS
95 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7765.
HONORABLE MENTION
VILLAGE CAFE
2575 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa. 707.579.6087.
NAPA
CALISTOGA ROASTERY
1631 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.5757.
MARIN
PEET'S COFFEE & TEA
1701 Grant Ave., Novato. 415.897.4920.
276 Bon Air Shopping Center, Greenbrae. 415.461.2695.
88 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.381.8227.
BEST COCKTAILS
SONOMA
UNDERWOOD BAR & BISTRO
9113 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.7023.
HONORABLE MENTION
PORTOFINO RISTORANTE & BAR
435 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.1171.
NAPA
CALISTOGA INN & BREWERY
1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.4101.
MARIN
THE CLUB AT MCINNIS PARK
350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael. 415.491.5959.
BEST BARTENDER
SONOMA
IVAN IANNOLI, LUCY'S CAFE
6948 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.9713.
HONORABLE MENTION
BRUCE RHODES, POWERHOUSE BREWING CO.
268 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.9171.
NAPA
SAYLE, 1351 LOUNGE
1351 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.1969.
BEST DELI
SONOMA
TRAVERSO'S
Third and B streets, Santa Rosa. 707.542.2530.
HONORABLE MENTION
OLIVER'S MARKET
546 East Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.523.1171.
560 Montecito Center, Santa Rosa. 707.537.7123.
NAPA
PALISADES MARKET
1506 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9549.
MARIN
NEW YORK BY THE BAY DELI
1005 Northgate Drive, San Rafael. 415.472.6674.
BEST DINER
SONOMA
LOS ROBLES
1985 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.545.6330.
HONORABLE MENTION
D'S DINER
7260 Healdsburg Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.8080.
NAPA
THE SPOT RESTAURANT
587 S. St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. 707.963.2844.
MARIN
PINE CONE DINER
60 Fourth St., Point Reyes Station. 415.663.1536.
BEST JUICE BAR
SONOMA
JUICE SHACK
2154 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.522.6269.
1810 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.6131.
901 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 707.522.6822.
HONORABLE MENTION
FUSION FITNESS
791 Lombardi Court, Ste. 101, Santa Rosa. 707.542.4500.
BEST ICE CREAM
SONOMA
SCREAMIN' MIMI'S
6902 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.823.5902.
NAPA
CALISTOGA CREAMERY
1437 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.6868.
BEST LOCAL PRODUCER
SONOMA
CLOVER-STORNETTA FARMS
P.O. Box 750369, Petaluma. 707.778.8448.
HONORABLE MENTION
AMY'S KITCHEN
2330 Northpoint Parkway., Santa Rosa. 707.578.7188.
NAPA
FORNI BROWN GARDENS
900 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.6123.
MARIN
COWGIRL CREAMERY
80 Fourth St., Point Reyes Station. 415.663.8153.
BEST ORGANIC FARM
SONOMA
LAGUNA FARMS
1764 Cooper Road, Sebastopol. 707.823.0823.
NAPA
FORNI BROWN GARDENS
900 Foothill Blvd., Calistoga. 707.942.6123.
MARIN
STAR ROUTE FARM
95 Olema-Bolinas Road, Bolinas. 415.868.1658.
BEST SPOT TO DINE SOLO
SONOMA
EAST WEST CAFE
128 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.
HONORABLE MENTION
WILLOW WOOD MARKET CAFE
9020 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.0233.
NAPA
BRANNAN'S GRILL
1374 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.2233.
MARIN
SONOMA TACO SHOP
210 Northgate One, San Rafael. 415.479.9066.
BEST INEXPENSIVE DINNER
SONOMA
SONOMA TACO SHOP
953 Lakeville St., Petaluma. 707.778.7921.
913 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.585.2944.
100 Brookwood St., Santa Rosa, 707.525.8585.
HONORABLE MENTION
EAST WEST CAFE
128 North Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.
NAPA
CHECKERS
1414 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9300.
MARIN
SONOMA TACO SHOP
210 Northgate One, San Rafael. 415.479.9066.
BEST PLACE TO BLOW
THE RENT

SONOMA
JOHN ASH & CO.
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7687.
HONORABLE MENTION
MADRONA MANOR
1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 707.433.4231.
NAPA
MARTINI HOUSE
1245 Spring St., St. Helena. 707.963.2233.
MARIN
THE LARK CREEK INN
234 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 415.924.7766.
BEST OUTDOOR DINING
SONOMA
TOPOLOS AT RUSSIAN RIVER VINEYARDS
5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Forestville. 707.887.1575.
HONORABLE MENTION
THE CANTINA
500 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.3663.
NAPA
WAPPO BAR & BISTRO
1226 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.4712.
MARIN
STATION HOUSE CAFE
11180 Hwy. 1, Point Reyes Station. 415.663.1515.
BEST DINING AFTER 10PM
SONOMA
SWEET LOU'S
8201 Old Redwood Hwy., Cotati. 707.793.0955.
HONORABLE MENTION
BLACK BEAR DINER
201 West Napa St., Sonoma. 707.935.6800.
NAPA
HURLEY'S RESTAURANT & BAR
6518 Washington St., Yountville. 707.942.2345.
BEST RESTAURANT
SONOMA
UNDERWOOD BAR & BISTRO
9113 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.7023.
HONORABLE MENTION TIE
LA GARE
208 Wilson St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.4355.
 
RAVENOUS
420 Center St., Healdsburg. 707.431.1302.
NAPA
LA TOQUE
1140 Rutherford Road, Rutherford. 707.963.9770.
MARIN
SONOMA TACO SHOP
210 Northgate One, San Rafael. 415.479.9066.
BEST WAITPERSON
SONOMA
DEBORAH FISCHER, WILLOW WOOD
9020 Graton Road, Graton. 707.823.0233.
 
HONORABLE MENTION TIE
CATHY, VINEYARDS INN
8445 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood. 707.833.4500.
 
BETH WAGNER, SANDPIPER RESTAURANT & CAFE
1410 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay. 707.875.2278.
NAPA
KATHLEEN WARANER, BRANNAN'S
1374 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.842.2233.
MARIN
STEPHANIE, LE CROISSANT
150 Bellam Blvd., Ste.210. San Rafael. 415.456.0164.
BEST CHINESE
SONOMA
GARY CHU'S
611 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.526.5840.
NAPA
SOO YUAN
1354 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9404.
MARIN
JENNIE LOW'S CHINESE CUISINE
120 Vintage Way, Novato. 415.892.8838.
BEST JAPANESE/SUSHI
SONOMA
JO JO SUSHI
645 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.569.8588.
HONORABLE MENTION
SUSHI HANA
6930 Burnett St., Sebastopol. 707.823.3778.
NAPA
SUSHI MAMBO
1202 First St., Napa. 707.257.6604.
MARIN
SUSHI RAN
107 Caledonia St., Sausalito. 415.332.3620.
BEST FRENCH
SONOMA
LA GARE
208 Wilson St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.4355.
HONORABLE MENTION
CHEZ PEYO
2295 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol. 707.823.1262.
NAPA
FRENCH LAUNDRY
6640 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.2380.
BEST INDIAN
SONOMA
SIZZLING TANDOOR
409 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.579.5999.
9960 Hwy. 1, Jenner. 707.865.0625.
HONORABLE MENTION
ANNAPURNA
535 Ross St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.8471.
NAPA
BOMBAY BISTRO
1106 First Ave., Napa. 707.253.9375.
MARIN
LOTUS CUISINE OF INDIA
704 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.5808.
BEST MEDITERRANEAN
SONOMA
EAST WEST CAFE
128 North Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.
HONORABLE MENTION
ARAM'S CAFE
131 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.765.9775.
NAPA
ZUZU
829 Main St., Napa. 707.224.8555.
BEST MEXICAN
SONOMA
SONOMA TACO SHOP
913 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.585.2944.
100 Brookwood St., Santa Rosa. 707.525.8585.
953 Lakevillle St., Petaluma. 707.778.7921.
HONORABLE MENTION
MARTHA'S OLD MEXICO
305 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.4458.
NAPA
WAPPO TACO
1458 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.8165.
MARIN
SONOMA TACO SHOP
210 Northgate One, San Rafael. 415.479.9066.
BEST THAI
SONOMA
THAI POT
6961 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol. 707.829.8889.
HONORABLE MENTION
THAI ISSAN
208 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.762.5966.
NAPA
SUPREEYA'S THAI HOUSE
1146 Main St., St. Helena. 707.967.0363.
MARIN
ROYAL THAI RESTAURANT
610 Third St., San Rafael. 415.485.1074.
BEST ITALIAN
SONOMA
FIRST PLACE TIE
ITALIAN AFFAIR RESTAURANT
1055 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.528.3336.
 
PORTOFINO RISTORANTE & BAR
535 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.523.1171.
NAPA
FIRST PLACE TIE
TUSCANY
1005 First St., Napa. 707.258.1000.
 
BOSKO'S TRATTORIA
1364 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9088.
MARIN
LA GINESTRA
127 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.0224.
BEST PIZZA
SONOMA--INDEPENDENT
MOMBO'S PIZZA
1880-B Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.528.FAST.
SONOMA--CORPORATE
MARY'S PIZZA SHACK
359 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 707.778.7200.
9010 Brooks Road, Santa Rosa. 707.836.0900.
452 First St. E., Sonoma. 707.938.8300.
3084 Marlow Road, Santa Rosa. 707.573.1100.
NAPA
CHECKERS
1414 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9300.
MARIN
PRISCILLA'S PIZZA
1271 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness. 415.669.1244.
BEST SEAFOOD
SONOMA
TIDES WHARF
835 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3652.
HONORABLE MENTION
LUCAS WHARF
595 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay. 707.875.3571.
CORPORATE
RED LOBSTER
6440 Redwood Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.586.3640.
NAPA
FIRST PLACE TIE
ALL SEASONS
1400 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9111.
BRANNAN'S GRILL
1374 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.2233.
MARIN
SEAFOOD PEDDLER
100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael. 415.460.6669.
BEST VEGETARIAN
SONOMA
EAST WEST CAFE
128 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.829.2822.
HONORABLE MENTION
SLICE OF LIFE
6970 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 707.829.6627.
MARIN
ROXANNE'S
320 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 415.924.5004.
BEST CABERNET
SONOMA
DRY CREEK VINEYARD
3770 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg. 707.433.1000.
HONORABLE MENTION
RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS
11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg. 707.433.6521.
NAPA
HEITZ
436 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. 707.963.3542.
BEST CHARDONNAY
SONOMA
KENDALL JACKSON WINERY
5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa. 707.571.7500.
HONORABLE MENTION
LA CREMA WINERY
3690 Laughlin Road, Santa Rosa. 707.571.1504.
NAPA
CAKEBREAD CELLARS
8300 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. 707.963.5222.
BEST PINOT NOIR
SONOMA
THUMBPRINT CELLARS
3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. 707.579.6252.
HONORABLE MENTION
MOSHIN VINEYARDS
10295 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 707.433.5499.
NAPA
STERLING VINEYARDS
1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga. 707.942.3344.
BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC
SONOMA
KENDALL JACKSON WINERY
5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa. 707.571.7500.
HONORABLE MENTION
ROCHIOLI VINEYARD & WINERY
6192 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 707.433.2305.
NAPA
KELHAM VINEYARDS
360 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena. 707.963.2000.
BEST SYRAH
SONOMA
PARADISE RIDGE WINERY
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.528.9463.
HONORABLE MENTION TIE
BELVEDERE VINEYARDS & WINERY
4035 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 707.431.4442.
 
CLINE CELLARS
24737 Hwy. 121, Sonoma. 707.940.4030.
NAPA
TRUCHARD
3234 Old Sonoma Road, Napa. 707.253.7153.
BEST ZINFANDEL
SONOMA
RAVENSWOOD WINERY
18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma. 707.938.1960.
HONORABLE MENTION
SEGHESIO FAMILY VINEYARDS
14730 Grove St., Healdsburg. 707.433.7764.
NAPA
NIEBAUM-COPPOLA ESTATE WINERY
1991 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. 707.968.1100.
BEST WINE LIST
SONOMA
WILLI'S WINE BAR
4404 Old Redwood Hwy., Santa Rosa. 707.526.3096.
HONORABLE MENTION
JOHN ASH & CO.
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. 707.527.7687.
NAPA
ALL SEASONS BISTRO
1400 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.9111.
MARIN
MANKA'S INVERNESS LODGE & RESTAURANT
30 Callendar Way, Inverness. 415.669.1034.
BEST NEW RESTAURANT
SONOMA
WILLI'S SEAFOOD BAR
403 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.433.9191.
HONORABLE MENTION
LATITUDE RESTAURANT
5000 Roberts Lake Road, Rohnert Park. 707.588.1800.
NAPA
MARKET
1347 Main St., St. Helena. 707.963.3799.
BEST WINETASTING ROOM
SONOMA
KORBEL WINERY
13250 River Road, Guerneville. 707.824.7000.
HONORABLE MENTION
ROSHAMBO WINERY
3000 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.431.2051.
NAPA
FIRST PLACE TIE
CHATEAU MONTELENA
1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga. 707.942.5105.
 
NAPA WINE COMPANY
783040 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville. 800.848.9630.
BEST VEGAN
SONOMA
SPARKS RESTAURANT
16248 Main St., Guerneville. 707.869.8206.
HONORABLE MENTION
SLICE OF LIFE
6970 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 707.829.6627.

[ North Bay | Metroactive Central | Archives ]



From the March 17-24, 2004 issue of the North Bay Bohemian.
Copyright © Metro Publishing Inc. Maintained by Boulevards New Media.




Foreclosures - Real Estate Investing
San Jose.com Real Estate