There are relatively few options for eating out in Glen Ellen, but there appears to be a high standard set in general. The Star has only been going since May, the lovechild of Ari Weismasser, who's CV is impressive and includes the French Laundry, and Errin Benziger, of local legendary family winery lineage. I cannot compare the Star to other local options, as once we had eaten here at the 'chef's table' (the bar around the cooking area) we went nowhere else. The staff are spot on, the ambience warm and welcoming, but of course the main attraction is the food, cooked to perfection in fornt of your eyes. Other reviewers make reference to the excellent wood-fired vegetables, the sea bass was to die for, the wine list impressive as you would expect - yet of 75 wines, only 3 are from the Benziger winery. The Star is quite small, doesn't take bookings and is always deservedly busy. If you take your own wine, they charge a corkage fee of 15 Euros, other restaurants nearby charge no corkage. As I started, there are great options in Glen Ellen, but the Star is right up there.
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