The Restaurant at Meadowood
The Restaurant at Meadowood

The Restaurant at Meadowood

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.therestaurantatmeadowood.com/
  • Phone: (707) 967-1205
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Kostow
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Silverado Trail
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Restaurant offer complimentary valet services
A word from The Restaurant at Meadowood
The Restaurant at Meadowood offers an elegant, but relaxed dining experience featuring a modern approach to Napa Valley cuisine by Chef Christopher Kostow. "Approachable, dynamic, evocative and playful." The interior of The Restaurant showcases Meadowood’s natural, tranquil setting with rows of windows bringing the beautiful surroundings into full view. The Restaurant features a two hundred and twenty-five dollar prix fixe Chef’s Tasting Menu and a five hundred dollar Chef's Counter Menu. A tailored wine and spirits pairing experience is also available to accompany the menus. Given the nature of the set menus for each evening, we invite and encourage you to contact us once booked online to make us aware of any allergies or dietary restrictions several days in advance of your reservation.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Restaurant at Meadowood reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (78)fit for foodies (64)notable wine list (60)romantic (59)scenic view (10)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Chef Christopher Kostow just
    StaceyVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2008
    Chef Christopher Kostow just keeps getting better and better. He warned us that the Lobster and Sweetbreads with truffle foam will be rotating off the menu so we rushed in to have a double-order. New additions currently on the menu include a potato starter with brandade and also a warm broccoli soup with an egg. Both were excellent.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Our evening at Meadowood was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    Our evening at Meadowood was great however it was extremely warm in the restaurant and I must say that the dining chairs were terribly uncomfortable! It really made it hard to enjoy the amazing cuisine!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Overall, I can see why Michelin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/17/2008
    Overall, I can see why Michelin gave Meadowood two stars. There are couple areas I can see for improvement. 1) Dining room was completely empty at 6pm when I was advised no availability at a later time...only to find out there has been several delays with diners flying in. Fifteen other tables were all reserved for out-of-town guests? Really? The restaurant finally started filling up after 8pm. I CALLED MORE THAN 3X DURING THE WEEK for any changes, requesting even last minute. 2) Four or Five course wine pairing should be varied with vintage other than 2007. Young wines can be complementary with Spring/Summer menu but it's disappointing to pair meat dishes with 2007 reds. HIGHLY suggest which wines they plan to pair w/your courses
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • amazing - top 5 meal of all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2008
    amazing - top 5 meal of all time. tasting menu + wine tasting is the way to go. perfectly crafted and paired with the finest ingredients and service to match
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • If I would have known that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/14/2008
    If I would have known that it was "French Laundry" style with big plates and tiny portions I would not have gone. The food presentation was nice but it lacked flavor. We returned several dishes uneaten. We would not return.
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  • The Restaurant at Meadowood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/13/2008
    The Restaurant at Meadowood was really a wonderful experience! The food was outstanding, but what we loved the best was the surprises from the chef - they were just exquisite. The staff was also excited about the food, it made it just a really pleasant experience. The room is beautifully appointed and very romantic. It was a wonderful way to celebrate my husband's birthday!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful restaurant but lately
    WineCountry88VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2008
    Beautiful restaurant but lately it misses the mark as far as service and food quality, despite the Michelin 2-star rating. Portions were ungodly small and it took 3 hours for 3 courses. Very pretentious. Overall ok, but I'd take Auberge du Soleil any day over that.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • This restaurant is located
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/13/2008
    This restaurant is located at a resort in the Napa Valley, and the dining room and terrace, where we were seated, overlook a very picturesque croquet course, where a group of players were dressed entirely in white, a golf course, and a forest. The landscaping and abundant use of white flowers was lovely. The service was attentive, the wine list extensive and interesting, and the food was delicious. Our only complaint? We spent $1,000 on dinner for four, each of us had four courses and abundant wine, and the gentlemen in the party were still hungry. We have eaten at many Michelin two and three star restaurants in Paris and always had plenty to eat. At Meadowood the portions were very beautiful and very tiny.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • This was the biggest disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/11/2008
    This was the biggest disappointment during my weekend Napa trip. I had high hopes for a 2 Michellin star restaurant. I had the 4 course menu for $95 and came away still hungry! My first course ( smoked toro w/ caviar) was a joke. I single 2x3 inch paper thin slice of toro came out with approx 12 caviar eggs on top. It was underseasoned and unpleasantly luke warm. Not worth the $25 bucks. Next, the celery root souffle was as large as a 2x2 inch cube and tasted ok. Next course of veal was tasty and moist and the banana souffle tasted like bananas. It was very loud, all I could hear was the obnoxious Texan at the next table. Overall mediocre food and service and not worth the $300 dollar bill for 2 people.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When 4 of us were led to a
    namaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2008
    When 4 of us were led to a square table , we asked whether we can sit by the window, we were told requests base on availabilty,therefore we were not granted our request, I then pointed ou there is no one sitting there, then the manager come out and explained that the vacant window seat would be too crowded for 4 of us since there was a big table next to the window seat. Why we were not told that at the beginning? Anyhow the food was fantastic, the services was good. However when we left, our wine pouch was not returned to us. We called on our way home,was told the pouch was there. When we went back on Monday, the staff could not find it, we were told that the pouch will send to me for itis being cleaned, still no pouch as of today.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a truly enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/6/2008
    This was a truly enjoyable experience! They are extremely flexible, allowing my wife to have the tasting menu while I had 4 courses of protein... pig, squab, lamb, and beef tenderloin. The waiter was practically a chef giving great advice on pairing and order of eating. I will return, and reccomend!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • This is as good as it gets.
    truffleking
    Dined on 9/23/2008
    This is as good as it gets. Equivalent of a three-star Michelin in the US. Each dish visually exquisite and packed with flavor. Spectacular!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Food was mediocre, Definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2008
    Food was mediocre, Definitely not worth Michelin 2 stars.
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  • A fantastic experience. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2008
    A fantastic experience. Our server was friendly and attentive. The chef was kind enough to come to our table and spend a few moments. The food was outstanding and deserving of the two Michelin stars that it has received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding. Very expensive
    DiningMattersVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2008
    Outstanding. Very expensive but worth the money for a special occassion. A few minor missteps on service. We were served our dessert before the paired wine. That was the most significant as we watched the ice cream with the banana souffle melt. Otherwise, sublime food/wine pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Why would anyone go to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 9/9/2008
    Why would anyone go to the trouble and hassle of the French Laundry when there is a superior gem just up the valley? This restaurant was superior in every respect from our recent experience at the French Laundry, particularly with respect to the wine pairings. The restaurant is currently using a variant of a tasting menu, where you essentially select from anything you want on the menu for a four or five course meal. The service is impeccable in every respect.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Absolutely phenomenal food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2008
    Absolutely phenomenal food & service. The wine list was incredible, but pricey (as befits a restaurant and wine list of this caliber).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite a disappointment, not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/12/2008
    Quite a disappointment, not at all ** (Michelin). AThe fuzz made about the food and the service did not correspond to the quality of both. Food was fair at best, sometimes ingredients did not match or simply were of not so good quality (what do you need summer truffles for, they tasted like plastic). Also the service needs some improvement with regard to communication. They did make an effort, both food- and servicewise, simply execution was not what you would expect from a place like this.
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  • We had a very good time, but
    tonitravelVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2008
    We had a very good time, but felt that the portion sizes for the price was not compatible. We really loved the suckling pig.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Due to The French Laundry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/29/2008
    Due to The French Laundry being closed, we decided on The Restaurant at Meadowood, and all I can say is thank god French Laundry was closed. The whole evening was a delight, we were celebrating my partners birthday. Though it has been over a year since we were there, I recall that the food and wine was excellent, our waiter was attentative and also had a sense of humour (we love professionalism but hate starchy service). A great experience and a wonderful evening. Next time we come to Napa will make sure that we also stay at the hotel
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Excellent, though very much
    jalexVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    Excellent, though very much more expensive than it appeared to be on OpenTable. I expected about $100 per person, but it was closer to $200 per person.
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  • It was a very hot evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    It was a very hot evening. We were sat outside, and not moved inside to air conditioning despite requesting to be moved, and despite being among the first arrivals. Additionally, the food portions were absurdly small. It is a very nice location with good staff and good food, apart from the foregoing problems.
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  • The price makes it a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    The price makes it a special occation only place......
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • We followed the chef Christopher
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    We followed the chef Christopher Kostow up from Chez TJ, and the dinner was fantastic! He even came out to say hi and still remembered my boyfriend from when he met him two years ago in Chez TJ!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • overpriced. certainly not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    overpriced. certainly not worth the $550 for two people that I paid. perhaps if there was better ambiance, it might have been worth it.
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  • Wonderful restaurant, ambiance,
    tootyfrootyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    Wonderful restaurant, ambiance, meal, only thing we were suprised by was the additional charge for Kobi beef. It was included in the tasting menu. Overall the service was fabulous, the meal tasteful and creative, we enjoyed the experience very much.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Excellent service with very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/1/2008
    Excellent service with very knowledgable and courteous staff
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • We enjoyed a spectacular dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    We enjoyed a spectacular dinner prepared by Chris Kostow and served by a very attentive and well-trained staff!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • We went to Meadowood for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    We went to Meadowood for our 10th wedding anniversary. We were really pleased with the experience. Lots of interesting experimentation and juxtaposition of palate-pleasing combinations (kind of reminiscent of places like Alinea in Chicago, but without the distracting high-wire trapeze presentation). Generally we found the appetizers and non-fish meat dishes to be the strongest, though the fish dishes and desserts were good enough not to drag down our food rating). Wine pairings were excellent and generous. Would go back in a minute -- even faster if on someone else's dime!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Excellent food, great view,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    Excellent food, great view, very romantic... but they charged us for water and drinks we didn't have. We had Gift card certificat in Euros from Relais et Chateaux they said they accept when we made the reservation, we want to use them to pay, the waitress was very rude, "we accept only americam money, I need your credit card please", the Maitre d'hotel had the same reaction, they treated us like shit or like we didn't want to pay, we used those gift certifiact(we had a lot of them for our wedding) in many establishment all over the word, we never had any issue. So we paid and we called Relais et Chateaux when home, they had to call the property manager to reimburse us but we have to drive again there to take the gift cards.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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  • One of the best dinning experiences
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    One of the best dinning experiences that I have ever had. The food was amazing. The wine pairing were perfect. The chef and his staff are top notch. Meadowood is a must for any foodie who visits wine country.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • This is an absolutely stellar
    cawineguyVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    This is an absolutely stellar restaurant. The food is usually a tiny step below French Laundry in most cases, but sometimes the dishes are transformative and even beyond TFL's starndards. The Kobe ribeye is one such dish; it is worth the entire price of admission. The suggested wine pairings are spot on, and chosen by dish. The servers pour from the bottle right in front of you, and explain the pairing and the reasons for the pairing. Only downside is that when the restaurant gets busy the staff seems to fall behind. Perhaps they were short staffed the night we were there. All in all, an amazing dinner!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • My wife and I just had the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    My wife and I just had the most pleasant and wonderful dining experience at Meadowood Restaurant. To celebrate our 10th year wedding anniversary, we wanted the best restaurant in Napa Valley -- we were glad we found Meadowood. It certainly surpassed our expectations. We were so impressed with the service -- from the valet staff to the waiters and someliers. The excellent training and customer service was evident. We were impressed with all the staff but most particularly by Andrew, the somelier, a most pleasant and knowledgeable individual. He not only knew his wines he is very knowledgeable about food as well. The tasting menu was to die for, we enjoyed every bite!
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  • The portions seemed small,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2008
    The portions seemed small, but by the end of my meal I was very satisfied. Each dish was not only delicious, but also beautiful. The wine pairing was spot on. Everyone that came to our table was knowledgeable about the food and wine and could answer all our questions. Enjoyed hearing all the back stories about each wine.
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  • The food was eclectic and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    The food was eclectic and special. The portions are small, so if you have a healthy appetite you may have to stop for something on the way home. Memorable in it's setting with impeccable service. Very expensive, but worth it if you want a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • I visit quite a bit of millelan-rat
    disappointingVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    I visit quite a bit of millelan-rated and Relais et Chateaux establishment in the US and Europe severy month and this is one of the better ones. I liked the food and service so much that I booked my stay in August again!!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • I found the highest quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    I found the highest quality of food starting from the selection of ingredients to all the way to the plating of the food. My dinning experience at The Restaurant at Meadowood is spectacular.
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  • The service was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    The service was excellent. Our server was very knowledgable about every aspect of the menu. However, both my date and I became very ill the morning after our dinner at Meadowood. Today, May 27, she is feeling better, unfortunatly, I am still have some stomach problems. If I do not start to feel better by tomorrow, I will seek medical attention.
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  • The food and service was phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    The food and service was phenomenal. The beef tenderloin with summer truffles was heaven, and I didn't touch a door the entire time I was there. Staff was always there to open a door or answer a question. Very impressive.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The setting and service were
    WineCountryDiner
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    The setting and service were very nice, but the food was so dissapointing that I had to give it a lower overall score. It has all the makings of a fine dining experience, but each course missed more than it hit. Sea urchin ice cream? Nobody wants that!
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