🔕 🔔

My Basket ()

All questions

Favorite restaurants in Napa valley?

Do you have any favorite restaurants for dinner in the St. Helena/Calistoga/Yountville vicinity? I'm looking for small hidden gems, not big celebrity-chef establishments.

asked by Ms. T about 5 years ago
7 answers 1423 views
783b5334 3415 40c6 8994 2245307bc4b2  img 0036
added about 5 years ago

My husband and I just spent a handful of days in Yountville this past October. We enjoyed dinners at Bardessono and Bistro Jeanty (We stayed in Yountville so we ate dinner there), and had a very nice lunch at SolBar in Calistoga. If you go to SolBar, eat outside and make it a leisurely lunch - it's so pretty and the food is fantastic. Bardessono and Bistro Jeanty were very good - service, wine, food all excellent. One fun thing we did was a wine tasting and then an olive oil tasting at Round Pond. It's two tastings, but I would recommend it. The tour, wine and olive oils were all very good, and the surroundings (at Round Pond) were beautiful.

Wholefoods user icon
added about 5 years ago

Lunch at the Culinary Institute of America (the old Christian Brothers winery) is delightful. I like to sit at the bar and watch what's going on in the kitchen, but they also have a lovely patio with a view out over the valley.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 5 years ago

I loved JoLe in Calistoga. http://jolerestaurant.com...

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 5 years ago

We really enjoyed Redd in Yountville. Even better than French Laundry.

516f887e 3787 460a bf21 d20ef4195109  bigpan
added about 5 years ago

Bottega, have the pork belly appetizer.
CIA is also fun for lunch. Bistro Jaunty, Fig and the Girl in Sonoma. Redd is too upscale and loud so we gave it a pass. IF you have the urge to spend $1000 per couple and can make a reservation a few months in advance ... The French Laundry.

401c5804 f611 451f a157 c693981d8eef  mad cow deux

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 5 years ago

Actually Keller's Bouchon just down the street is affordable for trencherman sized portions. Zinc bar French style.

4798a9c2 4c90 45e5 a5be 81bcb1f69c5c  junechamp

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 5 years ago

Love Bistro Jeanty! also Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen. Domaine Chandon is lovely for Sunday brunch.

Haven't been to CIA-Greystone in years, but remember enjoying a meal there, too.

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.