This bistro is stained-fingernail central during September and October, when legions of harvest interns converge to slug back tumblers of Scotch. But if the well-crafted cocktail list—and on Fridays and Saturdays, flatiron steak frites until 11 pm—keep Graton’s winemakers up late, there’s also a case to be made for the bistro’s relaxed daytime atmosphere. “If you need a midday pick-me-up Campari in West County, this is definitely the place,” says Geoff Kruth, wine director at the Farmhouse Inn and COO of the Guild of Sommeliers.
9113 Graton Rd., Sonoma, California
This story appears in the print issue of August 2013.
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