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Linwood's Restaurant Review: As Linwood's entered its third decade, the valley set's favorite haunt was treated to a full facelift. Sultry olive tones and glossy dark woods provide a look reminiscent of a Manhattan supper club or a private yacht. It's a dashing contemporary backdrop for the boldfaced types moving-and-shaking their way around the dining room in a flurry of greetings. Also admirably chic is the spotless open kitchen from which come suitably handsome and enticingly aromatic plates. Pan-seared foie gras with pomegranate gastrique on duck-fat toast, sea bass and chilled lemon crab salad, espresso-rubbed rib-eye, barbecued pecan-crusted rack of lamb: these are just a few of the temptations you might encounter on the weekly menu. We like that you can order a big, fat hamburger at dinnertime if it suits you, and that you can also find stylish pizzas and small dishes here, too. The wine list, while pricey, offers a well-rounded selection. For solo dining, there are no better seats in town than the ones lined up at the kitchen's counter.