MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Sure, its unassuming location just off the 101 makes it easy to drive right by, but boy what a mistake that would be. This darling is the real deal—quaint and cozy, complete with a pressed-tin ceiling, smoky glass fixtures and colorful tile floor. That wall lined with French vintages isn’t just for show; take your pick and the waiter will pluck that bottle for your table as well. The cooking features spot-on classics prepared with great care and little fuss. Highlights like plump frog legs drizzled in verdant pistou as well as the ever-so-slightly crisp red snapper sided by buttery potatoes and grilled romaine are delightful. For dessert, the vacherin with layers of tangy lemon meringue and berry ice cream, is textbook-perfect and oh-so-French.