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Restaurant Recommendations

There are many great restaurants in the Napa Valley. Below is a list of the ones we recommend for visitors. Please call ahead and make reservations whenever possible. If you need help securing reservations, please email us at

Restaurants in Downtown Napa

​Slanted Door (Vietnamese)
A New addition to Napa Famous Chef Charles Phan stuns with his culinary creations.

Osha Thai (Thai)​ Award winning Thai cuisine presented in Thai-Style decor.

Los Agaves (Mexican) Margarita Flights and gourmet Mexican food.

Tarla (Greek) Upscale mediterranean with a Turkish flare.

ZuZu (Tapas) Spanish Tapas with a California Twist.

Torc (Farm to Table) A high energy fun atmosphere with delicious worldly eats.

Amami (Japanese) Locals Favorite sushi spot.

​Scala Osteria (Italian) offers traditional Southern Italian, seafood-centered recipes.

Allegria (Italian) Italian with California flare Historic bank building with vault still intact turned into a private dining room.

Don Giovanni (Italian) A rustic warm Italian ambiance serving fresh Italian and French style cuisine.

Morimoto (Japanese) Inventive, high-end Japanese fare & artful cocktails presented in glamorous zen surroundings.

Cole’s Chop House (Steak House) A classic American steakhouse specializing in all cuts of meat, with a 21-day-dry-aged certified prime, seafood,  New Zealand Lamb and more.

Kenzo (Japanese) A upscale Japanese Michelin restaurant with a prix fixe sushi & kaiseki menu, plus wine and sake.

Eiko’s (Japanese)  Family owned restaurant serving modern Japanese cuisine, original sushi rolls and signature cocktails.

Norman Rose Tavern (American) The menu offers elevated takes on American cuisine and cocktails with upward of 40 wines available.

Bounty Hunter (BBQ) Casual brick-walled establishment offering BBQ classics, craft brews  & a sizable wine list.

Waterfront grill (Seafood) Located right on the Napa River serving up the best locally-sourced fresh high-quality Meats and Seafood.

Morimoto Napa (Asian) Iron Chef Morimoto’s pan asian Restaurant serving menus inspired by his travels across Asia.

Entrecot (Argentinian) Argentine Cuisine authentic new concept to enjoy a variety of Tapas, Steaks, Vegan Options, and amazing desserts.

Restaurants in Sonoma

​Girl in the fig Inventive French country fare & fine wines are offered at this rustic bistro with an outdoor patio.

El dorado Kitchen Award winning cuisine crafted with local ingredients.

La Salette Modern takes on Portuguese dishes are served at this intimate spot with wood-fired oven & terrace.

Oso Casual, urban tavern with a chill ambiance, plus eclectic, locally sourced small plates & a raw bar.

Murphys Irish Pub Long time local watering hole.

Hopmonk Tavern Enjoy a cold beer and live music at this beautiful beer garden steps from the historic downtown plaza.

Tasca Tasca  Portuguese tapas place with unusual items rarely found on menus in addition to approachable favorites.

Valley Seasonal Mediterranean-inspired fare in a polished restaurant featuring a wine bar and terrace.

Della Santinas Rustic Italian fare The Trattoria is family owned and operated featuring traditional Tuscan soul food.

Brunch in Downtown Napa

​Grace’s Table
A Global kitchen focusing on France, Italy, and the Americas.
Boon Fly Café Casual Californian dining with a lively vibe & modern roadhouse feel (gotta try the signature Boon Fly donuts).
Jax Diner Airy low-key American diner providing burgers, salads and breakfast including beignets.
Model Bakery Featuring artisanal breads pastries & home to the famous Model Muffin, a long time Napa Valley Mainstay.
​Winstons Bakery This community-focused cafe and bakery features bagels, shmears, sandwiches, salads and classic diner fare.

Monday Bakery A woman-owned bakery with a rotating seasonal menu of savory & sweet treats.

Restaurants in Yountville

​Bottega (Italian)
– Michelin star rustic Italian fare produced with the finest local ingredients with an extensive wine list from both Napa and Italy.

Bouchon (French) Modern French cuisine  in addition to a raw bar.

Bistro Jeanty (French) Local favorite for over 20 years serving classic homestyle  french cuisine.

R + D Kitchen (American) Polished operation with a dress code doling out elevated meat & seafood options.

Restoration Hardware (California) Guests dine in the indoor/outdoor space amidst trickling fountains, heritage olive trees and glimmering chandeliers.

French Laundry (French) Three-Michelin-starred Napa Valley destination serving a daily 9 coursed food and wine pairing.

North Block Restaurant (Thai Fusion) Features regionally farmed, fished and foraged Northern California fare to shape its seasonal menu.

La Calenda (Mexican) Features dishes from Oaxaca while casting a glance across a range of Mexican regional cuisines.

Ciccio  (Italian) Featuring elements from their nearby farm the menu boasts salads, Wood fired pizzas, and fresh pastas .

Brix (American) Long-running spot for farm to table Californian fare set in sprawling acreage with mountain views.

Ottimo (Italian) A foodie’s paradise offering gourmet foods, wood-fired pizzas, wine, paninis and more.

Mustards Grill (California) A Napa Landmark for over 30 years with an onsite organic garden providing seasonal inspiration for dishes​.

Restaurants in St. Helena

Press (Steak house)The PRESS Culinary Team draws inspiration from around the globe while staying rooted in the style and ingredients that make the Napa Valley so special.

Brasswood Bar + Kitchen (American) A gathering place for locals and visitors alike, Brasswood Bar + Kitchen serves farm to table wine country comfort food.

Farmstead (American)  Showcasing ingredients fresh from their farms with a seasonally changing menu.

Rutherford Grill (American) A local favorite with a  neighborhood feel , featuring American comfort food and a robust wine list.

Goose & Gander (American) Amazing rustic American food, craft cocktails, and wine in rustic digs with a patio and basement bar.

Market (American) Seasonal American comfort fare served in a cozy bistro with rustic stone walls & an old-timey bar.

Charter Oak (California) Centered on a family-style dining experience with simple approachable and seasonal food – grilled meats, and beautiful veggies from the farm.

Cook (Italian)  Petite eatery draws locals with its locally sourced Northern Italian cuisine  and elegant atmosphere.

Pizzeria Tra Vigne (Italian) Enjoy dinging at a locals favorite casual  spot with Northern Italian cuisine.

Gillwoods Cafe (Brunch) Casual spot offering classic American homestyle dishes.

Harvest Table (California) An honest and refined California bistro using local ingredients in high-end dishes in a country-chic space.

​Auberge du Soleil (Mediterranean) Napa Valley’s first fine dining restaurant, it has maintained its legacy as a must experience culinary destination.

Charlies – ​A casual family run community focused restaurant serving American food.​

Restaurants in Calistoga

Sam’s Social Club – Is the place to meet for food that is seasonal, creative and thoughtfully prepared in a convivial, vibrant atmosphere.

Calistoga Brewery – It’s 150 seat patio & beer garden is nestled along the Napa River and there’s live music every Friday-Sunday nights during the high season.

Evangeline – Garden patio dining available at a beautiful French bistro with a creole soul.

Lovina – The meal and experience makes one feel like they’re at a good friend’s house eating comfort food.

Buster’s – Buster fills the streets with the whispering aroma of authentic Louisiana barbecue and the sounds of live jazz.

Sushi Mambo – A fun and relaxed atmosphere, a great selection of beer, wine, sake and shochu, and is a place to relax and enjoy.

Johnny’s – Located in mount view hotel spa offering many tvs for entertainment brews and great food.

Cafe Sarafornia – With its famous breakfast served all day it’s a long time locals favorite.

Veraison (Farm to Table) – AbFrench inspired farm to table spot with a focus on local sustainable.

Hydro Grill – Eclectic fixture in a heritage building featuring updated American plates & craft beers on tap.

SolBar – Divides its menu into light, delicate flavors to stimulate your palate, and bold, savory dishes to comfort your soul.

Pacifico – Serves authentic and regional Mexican cuisine Specializing in moles, tamales, fajitas and more.

Sam’s General Store – Gourmet coffee pastries and unique items it remains one of Napa Valleys favorite coffee shops.

​La Prima – Signature pizza, Italian and Mediterranean specialties, pasta coroner, appetizers, salads, calzones, sandwiches, and burgers.

Fun Things to do in Napa Valley

Napa Valley Attractions

​Safari West – a 400 acre wildlife sanctuary featuring a safari ride.CIA at Copia or CIA at Greystone – Cooking class by the famous Culinary institute of America. Old Faithful Geyser – Watch the geysers erupt while having a picnic or playing bocce ball.Petrified Forest – Walk among 3 million year old majestic petrified redwood giants.

Aerial Tram at Sterling Vineyards – Enjoy a tasting following a scenic gondola ride up 300 ft up above the beautiful Napa Valley

Downtown Napa Ammenities

​Rail Arts District(RAD) Napa – Bike or walk and explore large-scale public art murals along a two-mile paved stretch of Downtown Napa’s Rail Arts District.

B12 Love – Enjoy the benefit of quick relief with Vitamin/Nutrient injections plus IV Drip therapy. It quickly increases energy and metabolism, minimizes allergies, Improves hydration

Folklore – Relax and mix Vinyl with Cafe, Food, Wine and cocktail.

Duces MarketLocally Scoured convenience market & Cafe.

Bars & Nightlife in Downtown Napa

The Fink – A cocktail bar in the Napa River Inn that offers craft cocktails and tasty bites.

Chispa –  A Chic Tequila centric place to enjoy great cocktails and fresh seafood towers.

Haven – Hidden in the Copia CIA is a “Secret” cocktail bar that overlooks beautiful gardens.

Napa Cigars – Cigar lounge right on first street with killer cocktails.

Cadet Wine Bar – Cozy, modern spot offering craft beer & California & international wines, plus cheese plates.

The Hollywood Room – Located in the Napa Valley Distillery is a speakeasy cocktail lounge in an intimate space with  live music and comedy shows and trivia every Thursday.

Sky & Vine – Roof top bar with all the goodie. Pro tip – plan this around Sunset as its the best view in downtown.

Hanks Takeway – This is the local speakeasy, dont tell anyone we told you!

Gin Bar – Incredible gin cocktails, made with top tier ingredients.

Bilco’s – Local pub with darts and pool tables.

The Mule Napa – Cozy bar for cocktails and gourmet bites.

Arbaretum – High End Cocktails in open air bar.

Downtown Joe’s – This is a good place to get into a fight.

Breweries in Downtown Napa

Fieldwork – Located in the Oxbow Market  Seasonal fresh release beer and great bites.

Trade – Craft Beer, Lunch and Dinner, a Beer garden with cornhole and other games.

Barnhouse – Coffee, Beer, or Mead all is house crafted. Come enjoy some over shuffle board or darts in front of a big screen tv!

Armistice – An award winning  sibling owned brewery operation that features food by mega hit Taqueria Garage.

The Garden by Tannery Bend – Beer or Cocktail there is something for everyone in this indoor/outdoor beer garden.

The Garage by Tannery Bend – Tap room with front row seats to the brew action and open seating.

Palisades Saloon – Over 30 house and local beers with a specialty in pub bites.

St. Clair Brown – A tasting room and culinary garden offering wine and beer with light nibbles.

Shopping in Downtown Napa

Camino – Artisan Made Gifts One of a kind vintage finds.

Art Gallery Napa Valley – Features over 50 local artists.

Scott Lyall– Upscale Contemporary men’s clothing.

Tay & Grace – Clothing shop for clothes reflective of Napa Lifestyle.

Whole Spice – Spice Shop with classics and unique mixes.

Anthropologie – Chain selling boho-chic womenswear, shoes, accessories & home decor

Spas in Napa Valley

Greenhaus Day Spa offers a variety of Napa Valley styled services, all of them based on superior products made with the purest essential oils and herbs

Blue Water Day Spa Boutique day spa using locally sourced products

Napa Valley Massage and Wellness A full spa experience Sauna and all private spa parties of 9 available

Lumin Shop and Spa A Spa committed to Natural Non-Toxic Harm free experiences

Indian Hot Springs Resort – This the OG hotspring resort in Napa Valley. They have amazing massages, and the water is worth soaking all day in.

Dr. Wilkinsons – Total Retro vibe from the 70’s, but completely remodeled to elevated standards. Check out the “Works” package.

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs – High level delivery on mud baths, volcanic ash rubs and specific treatment massages.

Kid Friendly Napa Valley

Connolly Ranch  – For hands-on experiences with wildlife, check out Connolly Ranch, a working farm in Napa with an education center that sponsors programs to teach little ones all about nature. They also offer a Saturday Farm Camp in the summer, where adults can spend some guilt-free hours exploring the Napa Valley while the kids have fun unplugging on the 12-acre ranch.

Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa – Bike or walk and explore large-scale public art murals along a two-mile paved stretch of Downtown Napa’s Rail Arts District.

Bocce Courts – Enjoy some fun at one of  the bocce courts in beautiful Napa Valley  Solage where they have 90-foot regulation size courts or over to Carneros Resort and spa or Westin Verasa.

Calistoga Pottery – Owned by Sally and Jeff Manfredi join in creating hand and footprint keepsakes for younger kids and plates with original artwork by your child for older kids

Oasis by Hoopes – Features an animal sanctuary that is home to goats, pigs, chickens and a donkey. With an advance reservation, children are welcomed with gift bags that include snacks, juice and coloring pages.

Bale Grist Mill – Historic Tours and milling demonstrations available on weekends.