K&L Bistro Charms with Wine Country-Style French Cuisine
The remodeling is finally complete, and K&L Bistro has reopened, bringing traditional French dining back to Sonoma Wine Country.
Diners now find 80 seats, including 26 at a new full bar, plus a handful of tables on a tiny sidewalk patio. And importantly for the kitchen, the cooking area is now practically palatial, including a new pastry station, and a walk-in cooler to allow for expanding private parties and catering.
The menu has been expanded, as well, featuring a new small plates menu served at the bar, alongside the traditional French classics in the dining room, like rabbit liver mousse with bacon-endive salad and sieved egg; PEI mussels mariniere with fries and aioli; and steak frites. A new raw bar spans part of the entry, too, next to the copper top bar where full cocktails round out the previous beer- and wine-only lists.
For the opening menu, the Martins offer seasonal specialties like a salad of farro, fresh favas and shaved radishes in lemon vinaigrette; grilled local Pacific King salmon with corn and fava succotash; and risotto with Meyer lemon and asparagus. New cocktails include a Sazerac, Corpse Reviver, and a signature “La Palabra” of mezcal, habanero syrup, and chocolate bitters.
Another bar highlight includes a daily happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring deals on oysters on the half shell, in a range of varieties such as Buckley Bay, Hama Hama, Miyagi, Fanny Bay, Totten Inlet, and Beausoleil.
Details: 119 S. Main St., Sebastopol, 707-823-6614, klbistro.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
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