Don't let the name fool you: instead of a sedate spot serving wine and delicate nibbles, you'll find a cozy warren of rooms where boisterous crowds snap up small plates from the globe-trotting menu. Dishes such as the pork-belly pot stickers represent Asia, and Moroccan-style lamb chops and balsamic roasted fig and Serrano-ham flatbread are some of the Mediterranean-inspired foods. The plate of crispy-skin Mt. Lassen trout is among the many using California-sourced ingredients.
Wines are available in 2-ounce pours, making it easier to pair each of your little plates with a different glass. It can get noisy inside on busy nights, so consider a table on the covered patio.