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Renowned architect Howard Backen designed the space occupied by St. Helena’s Archetype (he’s also the owner), so it’s no wonder the bright and airy dining room is a sight to behold. Everything in the restaurant revolves around the wood-burning oven, which sees most dishes for at least a few moments before they’re delivered. Cuisine here can be described as American, with classic favorites such as wedge salad, braised pork shoulder, and baked stuffed eggplant. Brunch is a big favorite, too; the lemon-ricotta pancakes are light and fluffy without being overly tangy. Perhaps the most popular part of the Archetype lineup happens on Thursday nights, when the kitchen makes fish tacos with crispy petrale sole, cabbage slaw and Siracha may for $6 a pop. The restaurant also offers regular cooking classes throughout the year.