It is probably true that every chef dreams of owning his or her own restaurant someday, and James Peters is no exception, having grown up in the food business, working at his family's restaurant, then doing his time at culinary school and in fine kitchens in England and Orange County.
Returning to Fountain Valley, his hometown, Peters has opened a small, modest bistro at the end of a strip mall on Magnolia. As chef/owner he oversees every aspect of the business from décor to desserts. His concept is to provide high quality food at low prices, and he has succeeded admirably. His neighbors in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley are in luck and if you live further afield, the price/quality ratio makes it worth the drive.
The casual atmosphere is warm, light and friendly. Our enthusiastic waitress Carly said of the staff, "We all feel like a family." Since they've only been open since June, the menu is still evolving, featuring seasonal selections and two daily specials.