The Girl and The Fig: "Provençal Inspired" Top 5 Page for this destination Sonoma Restaurant Tip by Rixie

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The Girl and The Fig is much-beloved of the yuppie crowd, but it really does serve good food. Self-described as serving country food with a French passion, this small, popular restaurant offers simple but satisfying dishes inspired by Provençal cuisine.

They have a lovely selection of cheeses and an extensive wine list. There is a $15 corkage fee if you bring your own.

The servers and bartenders are great.

Favorite Dish: Lunch: I had the croques monsieur, made with Niman Ranch jambon and St George cheese. I ate every bit of it, but strangely enough, the pickles served on the side were what I remember best. They were paper thin and full of flavor. They reminded me of homemade bread-and-butter pickles from my childhood.

My friend chose the open-faced roast pork loin tartine with apple and apricot chutney, which she said was very tasty.

Unfortunately, we had no room for dessert, which included lavender crème brulée, chocolate tart, and fig ice cream.

Dinner: I had the flounder meunière, which was astounding. The sauce was tart with lemon juice and capers, and was offset by the sautéed spinach and mashed potatoes. The seasonal salad contained arugula, pomegranate seeds, croutons, and walnuts with a vinaigrette dressing.

The price listed below is for dinner, including salad and drinks. Lunch, of course, is less expensive.

Address: 110 West Spain St.
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Northwest corner of the Plaza
Phone: 707-938-3634
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 5
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2010
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