Dining in Sonoma: the girl & the fig

Last week I shared a review of the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, where my mom and I stayed during our mother/daughter weekend trip to Napa. We were bummed that we weren’t able to squeeze in a couple wineries in Sonoma as planned due to unexpected traffic in San Francisco, but luckily we did make it (a little late) to our dinner reservation at the girl & the fig, and still had a little taste of Sonoma.

First up was our drink order. I couldn’t decide on a specific drink, I mean, it’s wine country. ¬†EVERYTHING sounds great. After looking at the menu for a few minutes, I settled on the Sparkling Flight, which was made up of 3 delicious sparkling wines – Fig Royale, NV JCB No. 69, Cremant de Bourgogne Rose and Louis Roederer Brut, Anderson Valley. My favorite of the 3 was the Fig Royale, ¬†a signature drink at the restaurant, with a base of (you guessed it) fig.

Although bread was a standard appetizer given to us, we decided to try a couple other plates as well, since we were starving from our long day of traveling coupled with the 3 hour time difference. First up was the restaurant’s standard appetizers – bread and a small dish of olives. I haven’t been into olives since I was a kid but my mom ate them right up while I chowed down on the bread.

We also ordered the cheese and nut platter as a starter, which was much smaller than I expected, but AMAZING. There were 3 types of cheese on the plate: cow’s milk (my favorite), goat’s milk (not a big fan of this one), and sheep’s milk, as well as a mixed variety of nuts, apple slices, and fig! VERY tasty.

For my main course, I went with the steak frites (steak bites and french fries). YUM! I was already feeling pretty full from all of the food and sparkling wine I was eating beforehand but I did make a pretty good dent into my entree. It was SO good.

If you’re going to be in the Sonoma area, the girl & the fig is definitely a place you should add to your list. Not only is the food incredible (country with a french flare), it’s located in a quaint Main Street/downtown area filled with adorable shops (unfortunately most were closed at the time we were there) and restaurants, all surrounding a beautiful park.

  • The wife and I loved our time in Sonoma a couple years ago. Even though we stayed in SF for 9 days we made sure to set aside a night's stay in Sonoma where we used the B&B's bikes to travel from winery to winery and finished the day up with the Tuesday Market and dinner at Girl and the Fig. Such a great region!