8230 Auburn Folsom Rd.
Granite Bay, CA 95746 916-772-3276
This familial foodie find in Granite Bay is every bit the rustic charmer the name implies, but with Grandma’s homemade cookies rather than her faded floral curtains. The ultra-chic red, black and white décor boasts an impressive wooden bar and features repurposed church pews as bench seating—which, incidentally is the perfect place to praise the talents of chef Michael John (who is often whisking away and chatting with an easy smile in the open kitchen). His excellent, ever-changing menu (recent standouts included a Niman Ranch pork rack served with mashed yams, braised greens and an apple celery root slaw) and the airy, dog-friendly back patio are sure to make even the most cosmopolitan visitor feel at home on the farm.
Neighborhood: Granite Bay
Offering: Outdoor Seating