The Martini House was an unexpected pleasure! The converted home, unlike many others of its ilk, was dining (and patio) ready in a very unique-eclectic style. My husband and I sat in a booth by the open kitchen, and while not so romantic, we got to see a lot of what was going on and we enjoyed that. The eclectic decor was wonderfully married with the formality of the food. Not stuffy or overthought, just formal and professionally presented. Delicious as well!
I wish I could describe more about the food, but we ordered the same dish, quail, and it was perfect. I've had some wonderful dining around the states and in Europe, and the quail dish, the amuse bouche, wine service and pairing were outstanding. Please give it a try when you're up valley in St. Helena.