Clandestine lovers would be wise to hide away at the Glen Ellen Inn, a martini bar and grill in the heavily wooded hamlet of Glen Ellen. On a warm afternoon, the patio is ideal for cocktails and oysters, while a fireplace on the porch is snuggle friendly in winter. "Secret" cottages are available for an overnight rendezvous.Dressed in jewel tones and heavy textiles, the dining room reflects its romantic, rural surroundings. Oddly highfalutin presentation dates the Californian fare, but dishes are pleasant enough. By day, savor a halibut filet with black bean and corn salsa. At dinner, sink into a panko-crusted Sonoma duck breast with foie gras and cherry Port sauce. If martinis are a touch too 007 for your taste, choose from more than 500 local wines.
13670 Arnold Dr. USA - Glen Ellen, CA 95442
(707) 9966409 www.glenelleninn.com