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Eating and Drinking in Napa Valley

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The region is a cornucopia of fresh, sustainable foods, and menus are based on locally sourced ingredients provided by the best farmers and vendors. From vegan treats to steak to bao buns, you'll experience all of wine country's gourmet traditions.
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1073, 1915 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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Celebrity chef Chris Cosentino made a name for himself in San Francisco cooking with various forms of offal, or organ meat. Acacia House, his latest creation, is the on-site restaurant at the ultra-luxurious (and boutique) Las Alcobas Napa Valley,...
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1050 Charter Oak Ave, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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Simplicity rules the day at the Charter Oak, the latest restaurant from the Restaurant at Meadowood’s Christopher Kostow. The St. Helena eatery—in the building that once housed a Napa Valley favorite, Tra Vigne—specializes in...
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1517 3rd St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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Breakfast and lunch reign supreme at Alexis Baking Company and Cafe, a bakery that doubles as a diner-style restaurant. Owner Alexis Handelman started the eatery as a wholesale bakery in 1985, then transitioned it into a retail bakery and...
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1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515, USA
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The Louisiana-style, year-round barbecue at Buster’s is in a league of its own. Main-course options at this no-frills (read: It’s a glorified picnic shelter) Calistoga eatery include shoulder, pork ribs, tri-tip, chicken, pork...
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821 Coombs St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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Downtown Napa’s Miminashi is an izakaya (think Japanese gastropub) that plays out on the table like Asian tapas. There are a number of dishes for everyone to share—a reality that makes the meal eclectic and forces...
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610 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Napastäk, inside the Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa, is a modern-day gourmet grocery store, complete with organic ketchup, handmade pasta, pasta sauces, and sake and wasabi mustard (to name a few best-selling products). The store also...
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1413 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515, USA
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Hungry customers line up and down the block for a seat at Café Sarafornia, without question Calistoga’s most popular brunch and lunch spot. The restaurant offers a California spin on an old-school diner, turning out pancakes,...
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2155, 1 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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The Harvest Table opened Harvest Inn in 2015, and it quickly became one of the go-to spots in St. Helena. One of the main reasons: unpretentious food at reasonable prices. The 110-seat restaurant has a large horseshoe-shaped bar...
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1401 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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Downtown Napa has no shortage of bars, but a stellar food menu makes the Norman Rose Tavern, located in an old bank building across the street from the Andaz Napa hotel, a step above. Items include steamed mussels, salads, pulled-pork nachos,...
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807 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
While most pizza in the Napa Valley is made with thin crusts and cooked in wood-fired ovens, Velo Pizzeria takes a different approach, featuring a yeast crust that's doughy and chewy and using pizza ovens. The result is more like the...
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1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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Napkins Bar and Grill is a full-service restaurant serving solid fare such as queso fundido, baby back ribs, and Niman Ranch hamburgers. But on Friday and Saturday nights, the bar is the closest downtown Napa gets to a nightclub, with...
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530 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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The worst seat in the house at downtown Napa’s best live-music club is just a few dozen feet from the stage, which means every performance is about as intimate as it gets. Most of the shows fall into the blues and jazz category, though...
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2770 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa, CA 94558, USA
Southside is a treat for just about anyone who ventures over to its flagship location, in Napa. The café occupies a stand-alone structure in the middle of a parking lot and has attracted quite a following since it opened in 2016....
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1429 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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Architect and founder 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...
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829 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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Tapas and paella are the big draws at Zuzu, a tiny Spanish-inspired restaurant in downtown Napa. Small-plate portions range in price from $6 to about $15, and feature a variety of local produce—some from Zuzu’s own garden....
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1260 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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Chef Charlie Palmer’s newest wine country restaurant occupies most of the lobby at the Archer Hotel in downtown Napa—a lively setting for food that’s fresh and fun. Most dishes represent innovative spins on classics. The pig-ear...
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520 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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There are bakeries and then there is Sweetie Pies, the downtown Napa sweet shop that crafts some of the most delectable and one-of-a-kind goodies. Consider the giant homemade Oreo: two moist chocolate cookies sandwiching sweet icing. There...
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1111 White Ln, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Yes, V. Sattui Winery, in St. Helena, makes great wines, but on bright and beautiful days, the real attraction is its deli and marketplace, where visitors can purchase all sorts of items to furnish a picnic and post up to eat at any...
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1357 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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While many of Napa’s other bakeries are known for their sweets, this one, with locations in Yountville, Napa, and St. Helena, is known for something entirely different: bread. In particular, the Model Bakery’s English muffins have...
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3824 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA 94558, USA
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This fast-casual restaurant in the back corner of Bel Aire Plaza in Napa is all about natural and sustainable food and a mix of international flavors. As the name suggests, Heritage Eats sources all of the ingredients for its wraps, rice...
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4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558, USA
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Bistro Don Giovanni opened more than 20 years ago and is still among the most popular Italian restaurants in Napa, meaning it can be downright impossible to get a table at the eatery unless you roll in late. Dishes include...
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3111 Saint Helena Highway N, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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Brasswood Bar + Bakery + Kitchen is part of Brasswood Estate, a sprawling complex at the north end of St. Helena, comprises a winery, tasting room, restaurant, café, art gallery, and bottle shop. The property was formerly known as...
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101 S Coombs St Suite X, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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Located in Napa’s historic Tannery Row neighborhood south of downtown, this up-and-coming small-batch craft brewery specializes in seasonal ales and IPAs with unconventional flavors. The Belgian Dubbel, for instance, is brewed with candy cap...