Linwoods Restaurant Review:
The valley set's favorite haunt boasts sultry olive tones and glossy dark woods, providing a look reminiscent of a Manhattan supper club or a private yacht. It's a dashing contemporary backdrop for the boldfaced types moving-and-shaking their way around the dining room in a flurry of greetings. Also admirably chic is the spotless open kitchen, from which come suitably handsome and enticingly aromatic plates. Lobster tempura and broiled crab cakes, espresso-rubbed rib-eye, grilled salmon with red pepper and black olive relish: these are just a few of the temptations you might encounter on the weekly menu. We like that you can order a big, fat burger at dinnertime, if it suits you, and that you can find stylish pizzas and small dishes, too. The wine list, while pricey, offers a well-rounded selection. For solo dining, there are no better seats in town than the ones lined up at the kitchen's counter.