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The Plaza Cafe Restaurant Review: The bucolic adobe where chef-owner Douglas Gulija welcomes loyal patrons to The Plaza Café is tucked behind a movie theater. Yellow walls and soaring ceilings adorn the airy dining room, giving it a distinctive country feel, but the emphasis is on the sea --- specifically seasonal seafood. This makes for some interesting reinterpretations of classics, like Gulija’s oceanic shepherd’s pie: a mix of lobster, shrimp and wild mushrooms under a blanket of thin potato slices. The swordfish chop, meanwhile, is matched in heft and flavor by the sirloin. Meat lovers won't be disappointed, with options like local duck “three ways” --- sliced breast, foie gras bread pudding and duck leg confit. Don't miss the domestic cheese course, served with fig compote and hearty walnut-raisin bread. A fine selection of American wines rounds out the experience.