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From $28 to $50
Bell's
MICHELIN 2019
406 Bell St., Los Alamos 93440 Driving directions
French,Californian
  • The MICHELIN Plate : good cooking Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal.
  • Simple standard. Excellent wine list.

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  • French
  • Californian
  • Rustic
  • Rural
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking retsaurant
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outside dining available
  • Restaurant

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MICHELIN Guide

After cutting their teeth at top NYC restaurants, Daisy and Greg Ryan set sail for the left coast, settling into a historic former bank in the quaint confines of the Santa Ynez Valley. The duo's French bistro cooking has quickly earned a devoted following—these farmhouse tables are packed with locals, many on a first-name basis with the chefs.

It’s easy to see why after a taste of the chef's unpretentious cooking, infused with the contributions of area farmers and ranchers. Wild snails drip with luscious garlic and parsley butter, just as a decadent Santa Barbara uni-topped crêpe cake layers crème fraiche and caviar. The kitchen is particularly adept with desserts, from a buttery gâteau Breton to piquant black pepper cookies laced with dark chocolate.

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