Oak is stacked in the parlor—and crackling behind the grill. Brightly polished silver is ornate, adorning an atmosphere of a special family dinner. It all adds up to a charming bistro with as much substance as style—a perfect addition to Piedmont Avenue’s honest, earthy culinary culture. Organic baby carrots are blistered, and just-plucked corn is creamed for smoky or slow-roasted meats, such as braised pork or grilled steak. Shelled beans, pristine lettuce, and farm-fresh eggs capture Homestead’s farm-to-table ethic. Vegetarians won’t be disappointed. More kitchen than dining room, this restaurant is the romantic realization of a young but talented husband-and-wife team, both of whom hail from S.F.’s Farallon. Dinner Tues.–Sat.