Travelers looking to add a touch of Euro charm to their wine country stay need look no further than the Ledson Hotel's Harmony Lounge on the square in Sonoma. With its marble-topped tables, dramatic iron and glass doors and abundance of outdoor seating, the spot recalls the charming sidewalk cafes of Florence and Paris. Inside, the Lounge is stylishly outfitted with a blend of beautifully crafted antique and reproduction furnishings, moldings, wood paneling and light fixtures. Grab one of the coveted seats by the towering fireplace to take it all in, or score a stool at the custom-made walnut and granite bar.
Affable bartenders keep guests entertained while they imbibe, and although libations are long on Ledson wines (the Lounge is owned by the same family behind nearby Ledson Winery & Vineyards), a handful of other options such as a delightful sparkler from Charles Heidsieck lend variety.
That's a little Brasserie Lipp thanks to Ledson, without the trans-Atlantic flight.
Open daily 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. - 480 First Street East, Sonoma CA 95476
ledsonhotel.com - (707) 996-9779
Contributed by: Courtney Cochran