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Named for a type of French olive, this rustic bistro was a hit with food-obsessed locals from the day it opened in 1998. A quietly sophisticated atmosphere prevails in the old brick building—originally silent film star Harold Lloyd’s carriage house—while bold flavors and fresh farm produce prevail in the kitchen. The brief menu rotates quickly in response to what’s best in the markets and always displays rigorous attention to detail. Sweet corn soup with charred jalapeño and queso fresco, and fried soft-shell crab with mizuna, avocado and scallions are fantastic starters, while market fish with saffron couscous and vegetables with crème fraîche, or Niman Ranch steak with potato-tomato gratin, are good picks if they are available. The Sunday three-course prix-fixe dinner is a bargain at $55.