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A Feast for the Eyes

When thinking about a Restoration Hardware restaurant, one of the questions the founders asked was: What does RH taste like?

Restoration Hardware’s Yountville restaurant combines classic California cuisine with all the atelier’s trimmings.

 

When RH Yountville’s restaurant opened recently not far from where the nation’s first Restoration Hardware store debuted almost 40 years ago, tastes veered toward the local. The immersive retail experience (the company’s sixth hospitality concept) blends wine and food with design and art. The restaurant—which serves thoroughly California cuisine created by Brendan Sodikoff and sourced from neighboring farms—is part of a compound, really, with five buildings showcasing all the RH bells and whistles, such as glass ceilings, elaborate crystal chandeliers and earth tones. Olive trees, gardens and pathways connect to design galleries, outdoor coffee and wine, and living rooms inside the Masonry Building. The wine room—once used by Charles Rovegno, one of Napa’s first vintners—now features a two-story vault with cedar ceilings and fieldstone walls. And on the menu? The classics, from a truffled grilled cheese on sourdough to a 14-ounce ribeye. The flatware is available for purchase, of course. 6725 Washington St., 707.339.4654

 

Originally published in the February issue of San Francisco

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