A set of cascading brick terraces runs alongside this house, built in the mid-19th century, creating what would seem to be an ideal setting for romantic summer dining. The property was purchased in 1976 by Gene Greene and Alton “Al” Stilson, proprietors of the Ranch guest house at 198 Commercial. Greene (seen standing at right in the photo) ran this property as the well-regarded Terrace Restaurant. It was more recently l’Uva Restaurant. The chef, Christopher Covelli, was also the proprietor of Christopher’s by the Bay. L’Uva closed after the 2007 season. In 2011, Krista Kranyak reopened the space as Ten Tables, which only lasted three seasons. It then became Backstreet, under chef Raul Garcia, formerly of Edwige. It is currently Mistralino.
¶ Last updated on 21 August 2016. ¶ Image by and courtesy of David Jarrett.