We were traveling to Sonoma for the first time and staying at the Fairmont. We went to downtown Sonoma for dinner and walked around to see what the options were. Several things were closed given it was early January. A lot of people suggested a drink at the Swiss Hotel (which was closed) and dinner at the Girl and the Fig.
Despite most other places being slow, the Girl and the Fig and El Dorado kitchen were packed. After looking both over, we decided to have a drink at the Girl and the Fig and dinner at El Dorado Kitchen.
We were sat in the bar which was a great atmosphere. We split an appetizer and had a drink. We then decided to split the filet and got a side of truffle fries. The waitress actually advised us to get a half order which was more than enough. Filet was perfectly cooked and had a nice sauce. My wife is a french fry aficionado, and she said they were some of the best fries she has ever had. They were thin, with truffle oil and Parmesan shredded on top. Didn't need anything else.
The waitress also selected a really good and reasonable Cabernet for us. I have never heard of it but was great.
I feel like they had great service, well prepared food and excellent recommendations. I would say this was the best meal we had in wine country.
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