Brass Rabbit is now open in Healdsburg, a project from chef Shane McAnelly and general manager Nathan Grise Myers. The restaurant is a pleasant extension of Chalkboard, where McAnelly is also the executive chef, and will serve a menu of upscale comfort food like lamb wellington and pekin duck a l’orange. (Check out the full menu here.)
The 40-seat dining room is quite cozy, with a bar area and chef counter, plus about eight seats on the patio out front. The interior is filled with oak wood, and exposed brick, with a shiny tin ceiling above. The walls are adorned with the work of artists Bradford Brenner and Seth Richardson, though the centerpiece of the restaurant is really the enormous six-foot Argentinian-style wood-burning grill, which was made to order by Grillworks, and also boasts a rotisserie and plancha.
In addition to the inviting menu of classics, there will be many cocktails for those wishing to switch up their beverage of choice (wine country is also known for its cocktails). Classics like mint juleps, Manhattans, and a whole menu section for martinis with options like foie gras-stuffed olives ( plus California wine) will be available.
Brass Rabbit is open daily for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.