In the middle of my appetizer I looked at my husband and said, "I don't think four-and-a-half hours is too far to travel for dinner, do you?"
We were halfway home from vacation and, thanks to Trip Advisor, had gotten a table here. It's certainly the best food I've ever had in Eureka. The place is comfortable, patrons are as friendly as the staff. At one point, I considered asking the table next to ours to join us.
The food is cutting-edge good: my sweet corn chowder was prepared with fingerling potatoes, plenty of bacon and fresh jalapeno -- just enough kick to make one happy. Meanwhile my husband, normally considerate, had a cunning look. "Do you really want to try my mushroom cobbler?"
"I shared," I said.
So did he, reluctantly. And I could see why. I mean, marriage is one thing, but mushroom cobbler? Wow.
Our main courses, beef and wild salmon, were as sensational. We'd had to wait briefly at the bar and Larry (the owner?), let me sample wines until I found just the right one.
We were too full for dessert, alas, but that was our fault, not the restaurant.
We felt prices were on the low side, especially for food of this quality, and we'd just come from two weeks of superb dining in Oregon.
So stop reading this review and make a reservation.