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Where the Locals Eat in Napa Valley

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Hidden in plain sight, these under-the-radar restaurants are what Napa locals look for when dining out. Casual, comfortable and affordable are key when you live in one of the most-visited wine regions in the world. A burrito to go, a burger at the bar; boozy brunch, house-made pasta and killer cocktails are a few of the local favorites. Stop chasing the stars and trust the locals, they do know a bit about the food and wine scene of Napa Valley.
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540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
When Angéle opened on the banks of the Napa River more than 10 years ago, it was a brave move, considering there was very little in the way of foot traffic in Downtown at that time. (The river even still flooded from time to time.) Napa has...
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738 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Lots of restaurants brag about having a farm-to-table ethos, but few stick to it as adamantly as Farmstead restaurant at Long Meadow Ranch Winery in Napa. Nearly every ingredient—from the grapes that go into the wines, to the beef used in...
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1153 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573, USA
A favorite among vineyard and cellar workers of all nationalities, La Luna keeps the Napa Valley workforce fed. It’s fast, it’s cheap, it’s the best burrito around. There are picnic tables out back with vineyard views, real...
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1245 Spring St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
When Chicago native restaurateurs Andy and Trisha Florsheim purchased the former Martini House, they knew better than to touch the bar. Hidden from sight in the basement of what was built as a house in the 1800’s, the bar is rumored to have...
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1310 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
It's easy to miss this unassuming restaurant on St. Helena's Main Street. And, as far as the locals are concerned, that's okay. The tiny, always bustling italian-inspired restaurant is a favorite amongst the people who live here for the friendly...
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1400 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Napa Valley is home to some fantastic restaurants, several of which are located in the few square blocks of downtown Napa. My favorite among these is Grace's Table. The owner and chef combines a global awareness of flavors with a commitment to...
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520 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Some of the best desserts in the Napa Valley can be found here at Sweetie Pies. Whether you're looking for a morning treat to be had with coffee or a post-prandial confection, Sweetie Pies is a delicious choice.
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1140 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
The ingredients may seem familiar, but the flavors and preparation are inspiring, creative and innovative at Torc. Fresh, local and seasonal should be a given in Napa Valley, but it's not enough to carry your ship into the culinary warfare of one...