It's easy to feel like one of the family at this little restaurant with an odd, zigzagging layout. Diners seated at one of the two tiny bars chat with the servers like old friends, but the husband-and-wife team in the kitchen is serious about the food, much of which relies on local produce. The ever-changing menu might include homey dishes such as grilled pork loin with crispy polenta and artichokes, Niman Ranch rib-eye steak with a red-wine sauce, or seared ahi tuna au
poivre. Everything is so perfectly executed and the vibe is so genuinely warm that a visit here is deeply satisfying. A spacious back patio with tables arranged around a fountain more than doubles the seating; a heated tent keeps this area warm in winter.