California, and specially Napa Valley, a fantastic orchard and vegetable garden illuminated by several Michelin Stars abounds in wonderful restaurants for all tastes to satisfy even the most picky gourmet. On your way to the wineries around in the valley, you will find plenty of excellent restaurants. This is our selection and "coups de coeur"! You will also find some of our San Francisco "coups de coeur" for those who need a little stop in this magnificient city!
6534 Washington Street, Yountville
It's the perfect place to get a true experience of an excellent Bistro Cuisine in a Parisian ambiance. Terrace dining is available. Great place for a late dining.
The "Soupe a l'oignon" and the bread from Bouchon Bakery are awesome! Also try the oysters!
L'Etoile @ Domaine Chandon
One California Drive, Yountville
Innovative cuisine paired with great wines and sophisticated surrounding. For a great romantic dinner and for gourmets.
Dungeness Crab & Heirloom Carrots, Shrimp mousse, tangerine, sorrel Etoile Tete de cuvee …
1050 Charter Oak, St. Helena
Among the vines, creating the illusion of an enchanted Italian village, it's the best authentic Italian in the Valley.
The dining room is beautiful and the patio an excellent choice for lunch. My favorite there is the "Parpadelle with Rabbit Ragu" !!!
6510 Washington Street, Yountville
It is the kind of Bistro that you will find in each town of France, the daily place to meet and dine, with the best traditional dishes.
Try the cassoulet!
The only French owned and operated restaurant in Napa Valley.
6755 Washington Street, Yountville
This is a stylish and casual outpost featuring an inventive menu of wood-fired pizzas, house-made charcuterie and pastas.
Richard Reddington, the famed Chef of Michelin-starred Redd, is at the helm of this new wine country pizzeria, located at the north end of Yountville.
L'Auberge du Soleil
180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford
Overlooking the lush vines of the Napa Valley, this luxury restaurant is a must in the wine country cooking. Incredible view for sipping wine at sunset on the terrace overlooking the most famous Napa's vineyards, so romantic at night!
The wine list is great!!! Try the Bacon Wrapped Veal, Sautéed Figs, Crispy Polenta, Orange Mascarpone, Red Wine Walnut Vinaigrette!
Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono
6526 Yount Street, Yountville
Modern design, aesthetic, Art pieces, very quiet and nice patio in the heart of Yountville; with a culinary philosophy ruled by the seasons, Lucy offers ingredient driven, farm/ocean/field in its menu.
My favorite there is the Lobster Risotto!
231, Center Street , Healdsburg
No words to describe this Incredible Experience.
A celebration of all things local.
Fresh, Modern, Inventive, Only serve sustainably sourced food. Awesome Menu and Wine list. Just 30 min. north of Calistoga.
610 Main Street, NAPA
In downtown NAPA. Morimoto's contemporary Japanese menu plays with traditional dishes x Western ingredients and CRAZY preparation techniques.
Try the very inventive Pork Gyoza with chives bacon foam and sun dried tomatoes purée , or the amazing Rock Shrimp tempura! The spicy King Crab legs with Tobanjan aioli are also delicious. We cross all the valley to have lunch at Morimoto!!!
The Chanric INN
1805 Foothill Blvd. Calistoga CA 94515
Phone 707 942 4535
Toll Free 877 281 3671
Fax 707 942 4557
25 Lusk Street, San Francisco
Creative & Unique ... Don't miss if you need to stop in SF!!!
Actually we are able to go to San Francisco only to have dinner at 25 Lusk!
"Creative" because each time we go there we know there will be a new exciting option on the menu! and we cannot wait for our next trip to the city!
"Unique" because there are Artists in the kitchen!
One Kearny Street, San Francisco
Modern Cantonese Chinese Haute Cuisine. Asian Cuisine to a new level!
One of our favorite stops in the City.
Try the yummy Dim Sum platters, the Pippa Duck; but there are lot more options.
452 First Street East, Suite H, Sonoma
Cozinha Nova Portuguesa
Of course my Brazilian roots make me die for the Feijoada and for the bolinhos de bacalhau. Fresh, Modern and Inventive, it's THE place we recommend to have lunch in Sonoma. Try also the flights of Portuguese wines and Ports!
11048 California 1, Jenner
Need to escape and see the Ocean? we love this refreshing contrast after many days touring in Napa ... Drive along the beautiful Russian River and have a wonderful lunch , in a breathtaking atmosphere, where the Russian River meets the Ocean! The food is excellent ...
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300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville
The menu is unique! Among the Italian specialties you will taste some incredible mediterranean dishes you won't find anywhere like a Morrocan Pastilla and a succulent chicken and lemon Tagine. I wish I could go more often and have lunch on the beautiful terrace overlooking the vineyard. Tip: Go on week-ends to get the complete menu.
La Maison Blanche Paris
Georges blanc Vonnas
Five feet Laguna Beach
Hotel Emiliano Sao Paulo
Le Club Francais Asuncion
La suite Rio
Bernard Loiseau Saulieu
Otahuna Lodge Christchurch
25 lusk San Francisco
Bacio di latte Gelato Puro Sao Paulo
Tallula San Francisco
Campton Place San Francisco
The Willows Historic Inn Palm Springs
George Frideric Handel
Hotel Fasano Sao Paulo
Nonno Ruggero Sao Paulo
Hotel Awasi San Pedro de Atacama
Michel Chaudin Paris
Loukoums a la rose Hediard
Arturito Sao Paulo
Johann Sebastian Bach
Rheinhotel Fischerzunft Schaffhausen
Hotel Unique Sao Paulo
Stohrer Le Patissier du Roy Paris
1345 Railroad Ave, St Helena
Fresh, Delicate, Fusion, a "must" in St Helena, 10 min. far from the INN. Small and quiet dining room, excellent service; highly recommended for a special occasion... But everyday is a special occasion when in Napa Valley!
1001 Westside Rd, Healdsburg
Well, as everyday is a special occasion in Napa Valley, Madrona Manor is for a "very very special" occasion!!! Magnificent settings in an old Victorian manor to constrast with a very daring and modern cuisine, really a must.
6480 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
Elegant and Contemporary space, as the Cuisine, Redd is our favorite place for lunch in Yountville, really more crowded at night. The clams in saffran curry nage and the caramelized scallops with cauliflower cream are my favorite.