I haven't had bad food in Sonoma. I enjoy the food in the marketplace, like The Girl and the Fig, and know that I should put General's Daughter on the list. But with visitors, sometimes you just want that wine country view.
What are some spots with good (or great) food and a stellar view? For lack of a sweeping hillside view of the vineyards, I'd settle for a gorgeous restaurant garden like the ones they have at Station House in Pt. Reyes or Poggio in Sausalito (?). As a last resort, I'd go for a restaurant that's a little unique, funky, or special in some day (in terms of decor and food). Something that makes you want to look around when you walk in.
Simple cafe lunch food is fine, preferably not more than half an hour from downtown Sonoma (but willing to drive for rave reviews).
Trying to keep lunch under $20. Please don't say Viansa.