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“Nice restaurant with good food in a cozy setting”
Review of Station 1 - CLOSED

Station 1
Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Canada Road
Reviewed October 8, 2011

The restaurant is beautifully nestled in the woodsy downtown of Woodside. The location used to be John Bentley's restaurant. The setting is cozy and the food was unpretentious and sophisticated as it was advertised. The food was distinguished but subtle; unusual but simple; refined and yet light. All the plates are one-of- the-kind ceramic creations. Everything is so unconventional.

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Thank trang2010
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

Station 1 is as quaint as they come. Set in a historic former firehouse in the charming town of Woodside, the owners, Zu and Kristi Tarazi, have carefully crafted a culinary experience that they describe as sophisticated and unpretentious. This ethos is reflected both in the decor full of reclaimed wood and artisan touches and the organic, local ingredients that support sustainable, fair-trade farming.

The $59 three course prix fixe menu and accompanying amuse bouche and intermezzo is a foodie's dream that is entirely approachable. There is also a great selection of great throw back cocktails and I am currently obsessed with their Aperol Sour with a splash of St-Germain and sprig of Rosemary served in a vintage champagne glass. The service is attentive and, as promised, unpretentious. They also do a great job at pacing their meals and I enjoyed being languishing and fully indulging each course.

I always start with Chilled Beets as I am a huge beets fan. On my first visit I had the Sockeye Salmon with wax beans. I typically don't order salmon at restaurants as it tends to be overcooked, over sauced, or crunchy. I personally hate blackened fish. The Sockeye Salmon, however, was everything salmon should be - soft, moist, and flavored with a mild sauce that didn't overwhelm the freshness of the fish. On my follow up visit I had the Berkshire Pork that they serve two ways - medallion and shredded. The medallion was soft and buttery perfection and the shredded pork was right amount of salty. The watermelon intermezzo was a perfect palate cleanser for the apricot crisp which are cooked halves of apricot with a crunchy crumble topped with créme fraiche.

While Woodside isn't the culinary destination that Yountville is, if you are anywhere in a 20 mile radius, it is worth a visit.

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Reviewed March 18, 2011

The menu changes, and the dishes are rather complex to describe but this place is really interesting and delicious.

Thank KTVasser
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