Where to Eat in Napa Valley
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
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...
1260 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
A Main Street mainstay, this bustling pizza palace has been tossing dough since 2001. Owned by the same family as nearby local favorite Norman Rose Tavern, it has a dedicated following and the pizza and pasta is consistent and satisfying if not...
1345 Railroad Ave, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Tucked away from the main drag in St. Helena, Terra’s Michelin-starred, Asian-influenced cuisine is a much-needed departure from the chop-and-serve farm-to-table fare that dominates Napa Valley. The $75 tasting menu (black cod and shrimp...
6755 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
When Chef Richard Reddington was tasked with concepting a new, casual restaurant in Yountville to compliment his Michelin-starred Redd, he brought in a wood-burning oven from Italy and Liza Shaw from A16 to work her magic with yeast and flour and...
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...
180 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573, USA
If you’ve ever wondered where you can have a proper bowl of miso soup and a perfectly roasted salmon for breakfast while watching the fog lift from the floor of Napa Valley, you have found it. (Okay, they also serve croissants.) In addition to the...
6534 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
Some say that Keller’s second restaurant in Yountville is even better than his flagship, the French Laundry. The rest of us may never know. But Bouchon is open until midnight seven days a week, and you can grab a seat at the bar without a...
6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
There was a time when the French Laundry actually washed shirts. Now, that is just a bad joke (as in "They were a bit heavy on the starch; I don't think I'll be going back"). There are those who say Thomas Keller's famous flagship restaurant that...
1314 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Housed inside the Westin near downtown Napa, this restaurant stands out among fine-dining experiences. The best time to taste Chef Ken Frank's classic French fare is during truffle season, when he hosts the annual Napa Valley Truffle Festival. La...
6770 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
Frank Altamura took his time renovating the old Italian grocery store — where he remembers shopping as a child — at the north end of Yountville. His dream was to turn the partly dilapidated building into a casual restaurant with great...
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...
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...
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...
4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, CA 94559, USA
I'd been here twice for brunch and finally had a chance to have dinner here before a concert in downtown Napa. Delicious. When you tell your friends that you're headed here, everyone will chime in about the dish that you have to get. 'Make sure...
6528 Yount St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
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...
933 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
The line for burgers and fries at Gott's Roadside (formerly Taylor's Refresher and don't you forget it) in St. Helena can be ridiculous in the afternoon, but if you go in the morning, you'll have your choice of picnic tables — either in...
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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