The Best Napa Valley Restaurants

When you’re on vacation, food isn’t just a necessity; it’s part of the experience. Here in Napa Valley, you can dive into stick-to-your-ribs fare at a roadside stand or cafe, or indulge in phenomenal cuisine at world-renowned restaurants. During your stay at the Wine Country Inn & Cottages, the staff can recommend an array of mouth-watering restaurants, no matter what you’re craving.

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Restaurants located in St. Helena are just 5 minutes south of the Wine Country Inn & Cottages. The town of Calistoga is 7 miles north, while Yountville is located 9 miles south. Please note that most restaurants open their books only one to two months in advance, and advance reservations are recommended.


St. Helena Restaurants and Rutherford Restaurants

Archetype ~ (707) 968-9200 Locally farmed American meals are the draw at this stylish neighborhood eatery with outdoor seating.

Auberge du Soleil ~ (707) 963-1211 Upscale fine dining restaurant with an exceptional view of the Napa Valley from both the bar and dining room. Great for lunch also. Located 5 miles South on Silverado Trail.

Brasswood Bar + Kitchen (707-302-5101) – A gathering place for locals and visitors alike serves farm to table wine country comfort food.

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen ~ (707) 963-1200 Fun, casual neighborhood cuisine created by one of Napa Valley’s most renowned restaurateurs, Cindy Pawlcyn. Mingle with locals out enjoying the Napa Valley lifestyle.

Cook ~ (707) 963-7088 Great Italian style café in a casual atmosphere. Limited seating.

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone – (707) 967-1100 – Casual dining with an exciting menu in the location of the nation’s finest culinary academy.

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch ~ (707) 963-9181 Farm-to-table dining at its best! Great bar cocktails.

Goose and Gander – (707) 967-8779 – Farm to table gastropub offering craft cocktails & wines galore in rustic environment with a patio & basement bar.

Market ~ (707) 963-3799 Comfortable stonewalled dining room featuring interesting “comfort food” with a gourmet twist. A favorite with locals.

Meadowood ~ (707) 963-3646 or 800-458-8080. This elegant Michelin 3-Star dining room offers both prix fixe and a la carte options with a particular attention to wine pairing. This is the finest dining.

Press ~ (707) 967-0550 Dressy a la carte steak house specializing in prime dry-aged beef, fresh fish and farm to table specialties.

Rutherford Grill ~ (707) 963-1792 Lively and fun grill that only reserves some of its tables, so it is good for walk-ins. Excellent outdoor bar and large tasty portions.

Gott’s Roadside ~ (707) 963-3487 Fast food with gourmet selection and a great wine list.

Terra ~ (707) 963-8931 French with Japanese influence. Housed in a 125 year-old stone building this is fine dining, but there is also a bar section with lighter and more causal fare.

Calistoga Restaurants

All Seasons Bistro ~ (707) 942-9111 Casual Country French food.

Buster’s Southern Barbeque ~ Good barbecue. Perfect for lunch and casual dinner.

Calistoga Inn ~ (707) 942-4101 A brew-pub with nice seafood and a wide range of other offerings. Excellent outdoor dining. Casual.

Brannan’s Grill ~ (707) 942-2233 American Grill, great seafood dishes. Beautiful dining room Casual.

Evangeline – (707) 341-3074  This casual restaurant menu features fresh, fun versions of southern favorites

Sam’s Social Club – (707) 942-4969 Sam’s Social Club is open to the public and serving Rustic American Cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great bar. Great late evening scene.

Solbar – (707) 226-0860 At this Michelin-rated Solbar Executive Chef Brandon Sharp turns farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients into unique, flavorful and surprising dishes that reflect the best Napa Valley has to offer.

Yountville Restaurants

ad hoc ~ (707) 944-2487 Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame opened this restaurant with a very unusual format. A 3-course  dinner menu changes nightly.

Bistro Jeanty ~ (707) 944-0103 This restaurant could just as easily sit in the French countryside with vineyards surrounding it.

Bottega ~ (707) 945-1050 Celebrity Chef Chiarello presents hearty and tasty Italian food in a Napa Style.

Bouchon ~ (707) 944-8037 This bistro by French Laundry’s Thomas Keller, features a very nice raw bar and French brasserie style food.

Brix ~ (707) 944-2749 Family style dining room and outdoor patio. Wonderful views of the nearby mountains.

French Laundry ~ (707) 944-2380 Michelin 3 star dining. Considered by some to be the best restaurant in the nation. Must call exactly two months in advance, starting at 10:00,

Hurley’s ~ (707) 944-2345 Wine Country Mediterranean. Specializes in wild meats. Great bar scene. Open late.

Mustards ~ (707) 944-2424 The restaurant that started the Napa Valley California cuisine scene. Great food. Casual dining.

REDD Napa ~ (707) 944-8686 Elegant and contemporary this sleek restaurant offers imaginative, fresh cuisine influenced by global cuisines.