Ridgecrest/China Lake is a highly educated community of scientists who regularly goes "on travel" to do business around the world. My office is in the Balsam Street Center across the street. We find it is our clients' first choice for lunch. It is a "country French" cuisine. I never cared that much for French food until this place. It's not a dive as one reviewer suggests; rather it is homey and quaint: maybe matching my choice to live in this small community of 30,000.