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ATA Restaurant Reviews
Two Birds/One Stone brings a Japanese style to St. Helena, California
Sang Yoon and Douglas Keane met while filming Top Chef Masters, and realized they had similar tastes and sensibilities. When they viewed the 130-year-old Freemark Winery building, they decided to join forces to open a Japanese-inspired restaurant called Two Birds/One Stone.
Yoon kick started the gastropub trend at Father’s Office in Los Angeles and also owns Lukshon down there. Keane earned four stars at the now closed Cyrus in Healdsburg. Together they’ve created a menu that blends a Japanese sensibility with California produce. Vegetables are the heart of the menu, whether it’s Tucker’s Daily Harvest, which is a selection of vegetables chosen by Tucker Taylor, the gardener at Kindle Jackson; or melted cherry tomatoes in white soy, sesame and kombu; or creamed sweet corn with white miso and butter.
They also serve excellent chicken meatballs, Wagyu short ribs glazed with a Korean barbecue sauce and the best-selling item: savory Japanese pancake flavored with duck ham and green onions.
The restaurant also has an excellent cocktail and beverage list andt, and 10 wines on tap created especially for the restaurant by local winemakers.