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French Garden Restaurant & Bistro Bar Restaurant Review: As you enter French Garden, formal white pillars give way to an expansive dining room split so that patrons may opt for traditional French cuisine on one side or bistro bar “tapas” on the other. With a 20-year tenure at Meadowood, chef Arturo Guzman makes noble use of ingredients from the venue’s nearby 30-acre biodynamic farm, sources meats and fish locally whenever possible, and hosts a bountiful weekly farmers market in the restaurant’s parking lot. Starters may include mussels in lemon butter, or baby green salad with local goat cheese. Featured entrées might include dayboat scallops with parsnip coulis or pan-seared Sonoma duck breast. In sync with seasonality, Guzman offers a bargain three-course prix-fixe menu on Wednesday and Thursday evenings including European-inspired dishes such as oven-roasted chicken roulade or garden vegetable pasta. Popular on weekend eves for live music, the bar offers small plates such as hanger steak sliders with horseradish aïoli, and local cheeses. Consider à la carte Bellini brunch, a delightful Sunday start.