Dish is a great place to get a bite to eat and hang out on the veranda in nice weather. In colder weather, (which we’ve been having way too much of for way too long) stay inside near their gorgeous stacked stone see-through fireplace or, if you still want to sit outside, wear a coat and sit under one of the many ceiling-mounted heaters which do a decent job of keeping things warm.
They’ve got both an eat-in and take-out operation going, so when you walk in you see their formidable pastry case. Their croissants are probably the largest I’ve seen (I confess I had visions of a sci-fi x-ray gun zapping them). Their breakfast menu is pretty broad, with over a dozen main dishes. But, if you’re looking for an omelette that you can custom build, this is not the place – there’s just one “daily omelette”. That said, it’s usually a combination of fillings I like.
I must point out that they make their own jam – seriously delicious. It is an extremely rare restaurant that does this, and the fact that they use a lot of local, organic ingredients (in all their creations) has got to have an impact on how good it is.
Lunch and dinner share a number of the same menu items, which I like because I tend to develop a fondness for a particular item (like their fish tacos) so it’s nice to know that regardless of a mid-day or evening arrival, I’ll be able to get them.
Lastly, they’ve got some super nice waiters. You know, those rare ones who radiate relaxed bonhomie. Makes you feel really good to be there and really look forward to coming back.
Where: 507 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (map)
Hours: Sun – Fri 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. / Sat 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Phone: 415.388.3474 (388.DISH)