To say that Lucy Bar + Restaurant is inside the very cool Bardessono hotel in Yountville is not quite right as the border between outside and inside is almost indistinguishable in this contemporary space. Remodeled in 2011, Jeff Vandiver, one of the designers, said he wanted to stay as far away from wine country kitch as possible — and he succeeded, swapping the standard old vines and wine barrel decor with steel beams and blown glass. A wall of doors and windoes open to a patio, garden and reflecting pond.
One of the few places to get a decent breakfast in town (assuming you don't want to wait an hour for a croissant at Bouchon Bakery), take advantage of the friendly Napa climate and sit outside on the patio. Much of the menu, created by Executive Chef Victor Scargle comes from their own garden or from local purveyors (a commitment which makes sense given the hotel's LEED Platinum certification), so you can expect the menu to be fairly fluid.