North Bay Bohemian
Hilltop 1892 Named North Bay Bohemian’s Best Cocktails in Marin. Bay Area Residents Applaud Novato’s Famed Eatery for Innovative Craft Cocktails.
Michelin Guide Recommended 2012:
A sweeping culinary getaway with dark wood floors, caramel accents, and lazy ceiling fans spinning overhead, all set to the tune of soft jazz.
“high quality”, moderately priced Traditional American fare with Californian spins; solid service is a bonus.
San Francisco Chronicle, Paolo Lucchesi:
Located in a century-old building, Novato’s Hilltop 1892 has one of the best views in the North Bay.
Pacific Sun, Best of Marin Reader’s Survey:
Best Restaurant in Novato
Marin Magazine, Editor’s Choice:
If it’s good enough to get the nod from this year’s Michelin Guide, we’re thinking most Marinites will also enjoy this historical-home-cum-restaurant, with a lengthy wine list and sweeping views of Novato.
Bohemian, Best of the North Bay Reader’s Survey:
Best Cocktails in Marin
Marin Independent Journal, Christina Mueller Welter:
There’s a renaissance in northern Marin and it is perched at the top of a hill.
Pacific Sun, Jason Walsh:
The “hip-but-mainstream” dining inclinations of Marin restaurant-goers. We polished off both plates within minutes – partly due to ravenousness, but mostly because we really dug the grub.
Patch Readers’ Choice Survey:
Voted Best Place for Sunday Brunch; Best Desserts
North Bay Biz Magazine, Julie Fadda:
The soup of the day was sweet corn in a vegetable stock base with a touch of cream, drizzled with chili oil. Served hot and garnished with pico de gallo, it was absolutely delicious.
Hilltop 1892, a recently reopened institution.
This hidden gem is a foodie’s delight.
Bread & Butter, Anna Haight:
The best of Northern California produce and seasonable, sustainable cuisine with the traditions and impeccable craftsmanship and creativity of the finest restaurants in Europe.
Novato Business News:
Owner of Hilltop 1892, realizes his long-term dream to put his stamp on the historic spot atop Novato.
The Yummy Report, GraceAnn Walden:
If you’re lucky enough to get a window seat, you think you could almost see Japan. Chef wanted us to taste his heirloom panzanella, a bread salad moistened with the juice of luscious farm fresh tomatoes, housemade ricotta napped with basil-balsamic reduction. It was better than mine – enough said.
Marin Scope, Leslie Harlib:
Two grilled, boneless lamb T-bone chops were served fragrant and rare, as I requested. There was plenty to eat, plus all the flavors popped. I was wowed by the whole Hilltop 1892 experience. My dining companion felt the same way.
Everything feels fresh about the aerie of a building, which was built in 1892. Ask for a window table if you are a view junkie.
Marin Independent Journal, Tanya Henry:
A full bar and well-stocked wine list featuring mostly Napa and Sonoma wineries makes a glass of wine on the veranda – with more breathtaking views – or classic cocktail by the oak bar’s fireplace a must.
The Marin Scoop:
When we pulled up outside we took in the surroundings which were really beautiful, especially in the golden evening sunlight. The bar makes a great place for drinks and bar snacks with friends or date night as the amazing view really makes this place.
Inside Scoop SF, Carey Sweet:
Diners can expect tried-and-true favorites, including weekly specials like prime rib on Mondays and fried chicken on Tuesdays.
Wine and Spirits Travel, Marcia Frost:
Mixologist – Jhaun Paul DeVere – His motto is when it comes to drinks is ”Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. I just do the best job with the classics.” That he does, and he proved it by starting us with a Manhattan and a Sidecar.