Archetype offers an iconic Americana menu that takes a contemporary out-of-the-box approach to classic dishes from our heritage. Nearly every preparation from the kitchen bears the signature char from their wood- burning grill or is complemented by an infusion of smoke from their wood- burning oven. Dishes feature local, seasonal ingredients, perfect for pairing with a thoughtful selection of regional wines and handcrafted cocktails. The dining room—designed by Archetype founder and renowned architect Howard Backen, and named one of the Ten Most Beautifully Designed New Restaurants by Architectural Digest—reflects distinctive Wine Country style with a relaxed, comfortable sophistication.
The name Archetype was chosen in celebration of Backen’s illustrious architectural career, as well as for the iconic Americana menu that Executive Chef Ryder Zetts has crafted to satisfy nostalgic food memories with contemporary influence. In the front of the house, General Manager Kelly Sherman’s anticipation of guest needs and unobtrusive yet attentive service philosophy brings a new standard of casual elegance to the dining room.
House specialties include a smoked salmon stogie with trout roe and fried capers; yellowfin tuna carpaccio with salsa verde, crispy shallots, shelling beans, and leeks; buckwheat blinis with di stefano bur rata, Sierra mountain morels, and pickled cherries; wood-grilled beef ribeye with yorkshire pudding, garlic scapes, mushroom duxelle, and bone marrow butter; and boneless baby-back ribs with anson mills grits, gravenstein apple butter, and kohlrabi-dry mustard slaw.