Terrapin Creek earns ★★★½

TerrapinFoodIf you had to dream up your perfect restaurant, what would it be like? It might be near the ocean, close to a lovely bay with salt-scented breezes. Beautiful art would decorate the walls, and large windows flood the room with light. The owners would be friendly and welcoming. The food would be exceptional, the wine list well chosen.

It’s a good description for Terrapin Creek in Bodega Bay, one of just three Sonoma County restaurants, along with Madrona Manor in Healdsburg and the Farmhouse Inn in Forestville, to win a Michelin star for 2015. That’s saying something for a restaurant so unpretentious, welcoming and comfortable that you want to come back as soon as you’re closing the door to leave.

Complete review by Jeff Cox of the Press Democrat is HERE.