Auberge du Soleil
Beautiful porch and viewIf there was anything more lovely than the presentation of the food on the place, it was the view over the valley in the late afternoon. The food was excellent and wine options extensive. Not sure why there aren't more local options on the wine list which seems about 50% non-US in the best wine area of the country.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredibleVery expensive but attention to detail was impressive. The incredible view from the deck was like a "picture post card".5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the loveliestThis is one of the loveliest spots to dine in the wine country. Good is always top notch, and you can't beat the experience and view of dining on the deck.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMJust exceptional...The most spectacular place where I have been...
As well, kitchen, wine list and service rise to expectations..
Don't really know if it is classified with Michelin stars, but it does
absolutelly deserves 2*.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a specialGreat place for a special occasion, the food, the service and the location are all superior!
While this is a very pricy meal everything was fabulous5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb cuisine with a view of NapaWe had a lovely Sunday brunch. The food was wonderful, the service attentive but not intrusive, and the location spectacular. I don't know of another place to dine in the Napa Valley area that has such a wonderful view. We will return.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful BrunchAmazing view. Excellent brunch menu. The bloody mary was one of the best I've ever had. My wife loved her asparagus soup with dungeness crab and the duck confit hash. I really enjoyed the onion tartelette with smoked salmon and creme fraiche. My kurobuta pork chop with sunchokes was tender and flavorful. The staff was very polite and attentive. Reserve ahead of time and request outdoor seating on their covered patio to fully enjoy the vista.
If not for us having eaten lunch at The French Laundry the day prior, this may have been a 5-star review. Quite honestly, it was a 4.5 star experience. We'd definitely come back!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGO!The food outstanding, the wine list extensive and impecable, the view to die for, the service is the example other restuarants should follow! If you haven't been go! If you have, go again! The chef's selections and the wine pairings are fabulous.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a splurgeThe Auberge du Soleil offers refined food and service at a very high level - and cost. It's a special occasion restaurant, with a knowledgeable staff and food that is both tasty and elegantly prepared.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Birthday Luncheon 2 FriendsHad a spectacular lunch. Asparagus soup and English pea risotto with Hooper shrimp was the best I have ever had. Rest of the table had equally as excellent meals-- onion crusted halibut, and porch chop. Would highly recommend the Dumol Chardonny!!, Staff were also excellent. We will return for the next special event which should be soon as you can always find a special event to celebrate!!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat as expectedThirty years ago i took my Gf to Auberge for graduation dinner. 5 years later i took her for a post honeymoon luncheon. This weekend was a 25th anniversary treat.
We have, of course, attended in the meanwhile.
Still the go-to spot for special occasions and always exceeds expectations.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLasting MemoryI want to thank the entire staff of Auberge du Soleil for an amazing dining experience and a very special birthday memory for my husband. My husband didn't want to do anything special for his 74th birthday so I decided to suprise him with lunch for just the two of us at Auberge. I expected a nice experience but what we got instead was a wonderful memory. The entire staff treated my husband like a king and his every request was met with a smile and but of course. If you want to have a really special experience for a loved one this is the place!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible view. Food doesn'tIncredible view. Food doesn't match. Just OK. Nothing wrong with it. Just OK.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur early Friday reservationOur early Friday reservation was perfect timing to take advantage of the weather and the view from the deck of this delightful restaurant. The service was impeccable, with excellent food and wine pairings. Our server Kathy was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. She took the dining experience to the next level for us. We also really appreciated never feeling rushed to finish our meal.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMJust had a wonderful experienceJust had a wonderful experience at this fine restaurant last Friday. It's in an absolutely gorgeous setting, that along with the perfect weather made our outdoor dining experience amazing. The gist of the menu is that you can order a 3,4,or 5 course chef's menu..there is no a la carte. My wife and I decided to order one 3 and one 4 course, splitting the extra among us. We enjoyed everything we ate, though my steak was a little tough...cooked beautifully, but it couldn't save the texture of the cut they served me. We also had poached lobster and hamachi (amazing). Cheese plate was a nice selection, but if you like chocolate, then you have to eat the dumplings..4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWorld class dining in Napa ValleyWorld class dining in a beautiful setting. They more than accommodated my gluten free diet needs. The food was exceptional, the wines were perfect....really, really enjoyable.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a reunion for myThis was a reunion for my friend and I after 20+ years. Wait staff was helpful, efficient, and friendly. View is spectacular! Food interesting, not just typical. Had we ordered the fixed price menu it would have been very good value. Everything was great, just expensive . . . but worth it. We stayed for about two hours and were never rushed by anyone (of course it was a Monday, so they were not crowded.
I would recommend this restaurant as an excellent choice for a special occasion, or any occasion.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMthis is one of FEW diningthis is one of FEW dining experiences that consistently lives up to its reputation, which is excellent.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe brunch menu offers manyThe brunch menu offers many choices. We had the halibut and oysters and they were both fresh and wonderful. We will definitely return.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBring a favorite wine fromBring a favorite wine from your day of wine tasting. Corkage fee reasonable.
Excellent food, service and view from the terrace.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPaul was a fantastic serverPaul was a fantastic server - - only outdone by the views! Food, as always, was solid and intriguing - - lamb tartare was outstanding. Impeccable soups. Quail & sweetbreads were perfect - - good enoug that an 11 yo ate them all!!!bry4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal at Auberge du SoleilOur meal at Auberge du Soleil was one of the best we've had in quite a while. Lovely, carefully prepared, elegant dishes with fresh local ingredients. The service was excellent, and the setting and view were memorable. The wine list would satisfy any diner's leanings.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular view of the valley.Spectacular view of the valley. 7pm mid April provides golden hour vistas while you dine. The menu and execution is interesting.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our 5 year anniversaryIt was our 5 year anniversary napa trip. We booked Sunday branch on the way toward to Calistoga. The chef in fact our read my note from Open Table reservation system and surprise us with "Congratulations for 5 year anniversary" decoration on our dessert plats. What a nice gestures!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect.....just one tinyPerfect.....just one tiny hiccup...the "coconut angel food cake" dessert was strange looking and unappetizing! Very unusual....but we loved our lunch as we always do.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous gorgeous view. MoreGorgeous gorgeous view. More wait staff than I have ever seen but food is a little over rated. Would still go again!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect BrunchWe spend a lot of time in Napa and are always looking for the perfect special occasion brunch. Well we found a gem. Augerge du Soleil is not only beautiful, has an incredible view but the food is just perfect. We celebrated our friends birthday there in April and it was a perfect brunch.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectionAbsolutely outstanding. The tasting menu with pairing is best in class . Beautiful location, perfect service. I would not change a thing.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restaurant, veryVery nice restaurant, very good food. One of the servers kind of seemed to shout her description of the foods at the diners. Beautiful view, overall very nice staff. They were accommodating of a special birthday request. I would definitely recommend it as a good place to go if someone was looking for a fancy romantic meal in the wine country.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals we haveOne of the best meals we have had in a long, long time - maybe ever! Each offering was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, Service and ambiance-TopFood, Service and ambiance-Top notch! It was a great dining experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunchJust a wonderful location to have brunch on the patio. The romantic views of Napa Valley are equally matched by the food and the service. This is a VERY special place....and a must for me now on each Napa/Sonoma trip.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for brunch with the wifeWent for brunch with the wife and it was an all around excellent experience. Food, service, and patio view were one of a kind. Can't wait to go back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAn experienceDining at Auberge du Soleil is an experience. The food is memorable, as are the wine prices. A keeper for a special occasion. Recently, it seemed that some wait staff was new and might need a bit more training. Our more seasoned waiter from last May still remembered us and came by to say hello. Tough act to follow!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAn experience to be repeated.Although very pricey this was an "EXPERIENCE". The format is PriceFix and avaiable with or without wine pairings. Unless your a very knowledgable wine consumer best fo with the pairing. The staff was very precise and provided excellent service. The resturant overlooks the Napa Valley and the sunset view is fabulous. Either arrange for transport or stay there so you can fully enjoy the fine wines that accompany a great meal. I will return.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMChocolate torte is reallyChocolate torte is really exceptional. The Chilean Sea Bass was amazing. Looking forward to a return visit.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Auberge Du Soleil and I was very pleased with the service, food, and atmosphere. Andrew and Andrea were very gracious and welcoming it lived up to its reputation.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the most romantic lunchWe had the most romantic lunch here during our visit to Napa. We were recommended to come to this place from a family member and knew it was a "do-not-miss!" We were not disappointed and were actually surprised that it was packed when we arrived. The premises are very luxurious and I recommend not wearing shorts and sneakers when visiting the restaurant.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the most memorableOne of the most memorable meals I have ever had. Fabulous view, delicious food creatively presented, and fabulous service. Elegant, well managed and comparable to a great country lunch in France or italy. I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions (anniversaries, birthdays, etc or just for general special treats). Made me want to spend a lot more time in Napa Valley.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great! ServiceThe food was great! Service outstanding! We loved the duck and the lamb courses. The lobster was a little weak.
In general a great experience. The view is unparalleled! Perfect for a romantic sunset!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals we hadOne of the best meals we had during our trip to Napa and San Francisco. I would highly recommend Auberge for special occasions. The prices are high but you walk away feeling as if it was worth it.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite food! Lovely experience.Exquisite food! Lovely experience. Just as wonderful as we remembered.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on an unusually warmWent on an unusually warm Sunday in mid-March for brunch. Everything was absolutely fabulous, from the initial basket of breads to the delightful desserts. Meyer lemon was used as special touch in many dishes. Eggs were perfect. Great selection of half glasses of wine to accompany courses. Setting is beautiful, staff helpful but non-intrusive. Wish we could go more often.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMwe enjoyed a 3 course selection.we enjoyed a 3 course selection. Was very good. when I saw the portions of the first course thought we should have gotten the 4 course. GLad we didn't. as that left room for
The out door seating is limited, but the indoor is still great.
THe servers know how to take good care of you and the food was delicious!
We came back for dinner the second night it was that great.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and nice view.The food was very good and the service as well. The view is good! If was not for the table of 10 very loud women the ambient was perfect. It's not one of those place where you leave the table very full even if the price is "important".3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience, as always,Fantastic experience, as always, it gets better like each visit. The food is ever evolving and improving, great menu, surreal wine list, terrific service, the view spectacular....loved it.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely love this restaurant.Absolutely love this restaurant. The food, service, and ambiance were fabulous. We dined on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful view of Napa Valley at sunset. The lobster appetizer was delicious and the bacon wrapped veal was the best I've ever had. Will definitely be coming back again. My new favorite restaurant in Napa!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA great dining experienceA great dining experience as usual. We try to eat here at least once a year, as this is overall our favorite restaurant in the Napa Valley (given the cost of the French Laundry). Ate an early dinner on the deck to take advantage of the daylight for the view. The usual great service on a quiet Tuesday in March. Pork belly, lobster salad, sweetbreads, and duck were delicious. Highly recommended.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMi came here for my 60th birthdayi came here for my 60th birthday and on Monday for my 67th birthday and loved it both times.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, we had a fabulousAs usual, we had a fabulous anniversary lunch. Loved the food and the setting!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM