In the world of hotel restaurants, SolBar at Solage Calistoga gets it right. Chef Brandon Sharp (Gary Danko, French Laundry) oversees this Michelin Star restaurant where his presence can be felt morning, noon, and night at the beautiful Solage resort. It’s easy to get distracted by the tranquility and California feel of Solage, but if you can focus on the food for just a moment, you’ll be rewarded: SolBar boasts healthy, lighter fare next to what they refer to as “hearty cuisine” on both the lunch and dinner menu. Breakfast, though not as obvious, echoes the same sentiment by offering egg white omelettes, a gluten-free veggie skillet, and silky lemon ricotta pancakes. You’ll have to drive if you’re staying close to Main Street, but the scenic views along the Silverado trail will be well worth the 5 minutes in the car.
Order the doughnuts at breakfast: they are homemade and well worth the extra calories.