“At The Drawing Board we are passionate about the health of our patrons and the planet. We believe that good food should come from the earth, be grown nearby, prepared simply, and served with love. The Drawing Board strives to be a place where the community feel engaged, not only with the restaurant but also with each other.”
Kimchi pancakes with Kewpie mayo; spring baby vegetable crudité with miso-tahini paste; burrata with asparagus, sea vegetables, and tamari vinaigrette.
Nutrition may be the foundation of The Drawing Board, but the restaurant’s vibrant flavors and warm service are the building blocks of its success. The downtown Petaluma restaurant is serious about locality: the vast majority of its ingredients come from surrounding Sonoma County, right down to the foraged botanicals used in its cocktails. You may find coastal sea vegetables in a dish of asparagus and burrata, or dried Douglas Fir tips dusting the gravlax. Owner Rosie Wiggins opened the restaurant with the mission to make customers feel good. Between her open, airy dining room and nuanced, beautiful food, her mission has certainly been accomplished – and then some.
“The downtown space is clean, open and airy, with sunlight flowing in through the huge windows in the afternoon and evening. Suspended garden boxes and antique lighting fixtures hang from heavy beams to help the Drawing Board retain a sense of warmth and community.” –Houston Porter, The Argus-Courier
A feel-good food kitchen with an apothecary-inspired craft cocktaiA feel-good food kitchen with an apothecary-inspired craft cocktail bar