Napa and Sonoma Restaurants

Hot Box Grill

  • 18350 Sonoma Hwy./Hwy. 12 Map It
  • Boyes Hot Springs
  • American

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

Comfort foods aren't often described as nuanced, but the term aptly describes the locally sourced preparations at this modest roadside restaurant. Take the fries (but not too many): they're cooked in duck fat and served with malt-vinegar aioli, lending them a richness that lingers pleasingly in the memory. There's lots of frying going on—even Cornish game hen gets the treatment. Up against these dishes, the fish selections, wild-caught salmon, perhaps, or petrale sole or mahimahi—seem almost dainty. The appealing appetizers include spicy ahi tuna with a ponzu sauce, avocado mousse, and crispy wontons. The signature dessert, a creamy, high-test tiramisu, is amply dosed with mascarpone, rum, and espresso.

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18350 Sonoma Hwy./Hwy. 12, at Hawthorne St., Boyes Hot Springs, California, 95476, United States

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  • Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch

Published 07/24/2015


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