02/04/2005 3:15 AM

02/20/2006 11:55 AM

3211 Shannon Road, Suite 106, Durham;


Cuisine: New American.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Prices: entrees average $17 to $25.

Atmosphere: California bistro.

Service: polished but not stuffy.

Recommended: menu changes, follow your mood.

Open: lunch Monday-Friday, dinner Monday-Saturday.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar (excellent wine list); smoke-free; vegetarian-friendly; kid-tolerant; patio; open late nights Thursday-Saturday.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

4 stars - Extraordinary.

3 stars - Excellent.

2 stars - Good.

1 star - Fair.

Zero stars - Poor.

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