Best in calistogaWe eat here nearly every time we visit calistoga. This time we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and the staff made it extra special providing us excellent service and entrees. They consistently have great food and service. We just enjoy this local gem. Thank you!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary celebrationWe celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary. I had the rabbit which was real good. My husband had the pork chop which he enjoyed. We even got a complimentary champange toast.
Everything was great.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb all aroundGreat staff, great ambience, even better food. Our steak and pork chop were among the best we've ever had of either.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHad one of the best cioppinosHad one of the best cioppinos there the other evening.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBrannan's Grill never disappointsBrannan's Grill never disappoints us. This is our 6th time to Calistoga and I think our 6th time to Brannan's. Love sitting at a booth with two people instead of the typical side-by-side tables you see in California. Food was very good and the wine list is excellent. I'm a tough grader, so I'm sure there are others who would have given them "outstanding"6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated right away,We were seated right away, appetizer came quick, and food was very tasty. Unfortunately, the waiter got our order wrong, so there was a slight delay and he forgot to bring my husband's glass of wine, all with no real apology. They also seated us right next to the musicians, so it was hard to hear each other. Otherwise, we had a good evening there.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm, inviting, contemporaryWarm, inviting, contemporary ambience with huge open windows overlooking the main corner in 'downtown' Calistoga. Good solid menu and nice service. Rib eye wasn't up to snuff; replaced with a perfect NY steak lickety split. Great service. Gorgeous bar, too.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodThe food was outstanding and the portions were more than is generally served in up-scale restaurants. Creative and very high quality.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Evening!We had an amazing evening. We were shown to a wonderful small u shaped booth in the corner, perfect for our anniversary dinner.
We were treated to a nice glass of champagne by our waiter. We decided to split the smoked salmon salad as a starter. The. Lettuce was crisp and fresh, the toppings of red onion, capers and a very nice dressing complimented each other very well. We decided to also split the Caesar salad. This had a great dressing, crisp lettuce and two anchovies on top. Both salads were presented in a way that could accomate splitting. The wine list had a lot of wine offerings by the glass. Our main courses were delightful, steak with mushrooms and roasted garlic and roasted chicken with spring vegetables. Too full to finish!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistant FavoriteWe always look forward to dining at Brannan's. It is consistant and enjoyable. Service was not bad, but not outstanding either. Our guest commented that he thought it was poor training for the servers to clear dinner plate when others were still eating, causing people to feel rushed. Just his opinion, but interesting. Look forward to our next meal in a beautiful restaurant.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBrannans still a great place to dinBrannans was a very pleasant dining experience; great food and service at reasonable prices. The service was perfect. We really enjoyed seeing the historic bar and dining in a restaurant with atmosphere! Most of all, the noise level allowed for comfortable conversation at our table-a rare fin!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful little restaurantThe ambiance was very nice with the romantic lighting and the live music. Food was excellent and the service was very good.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy but Too Highly SaturatedThis is the second time I've had dinner here; the 1st was a romantic dinner w my husband; this week I was with my daughter and two grandchildren, 1 & 4 y.o. Both were excellent evenings, the food was great, everyone ate their faces in, and I'll definitely come back. The fish and vegetables were fresh and beautiful, as was the lamb. The kids loved the mac and cheese, bread, all things carbohydrate. Yummy stout cake, cinnamon ice cream. Now, I have to say a word about a feature that made everything both delicious and unhealthily high cholesterol ... most of the dishes were swimming in butter. Which I love. But I would suggest the chef give a bit of consideration to the healthwise aspects of the food preparation, reduce the saturated fats.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. The specialFood was very good. The special was a little over-priced but still tasty.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDecided to forego the entresDecided to forego the entres and focused on small plates and salads.
Overall very pleased... especially, tuna poke, salads excellent...
scallops...perhaps a little over cooked and seasoned.
Flounder a little disappointing
Very attentive waiter...wine selection good but pinot could have been a little cooler4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDelighted DinerEverything we ate was absolutely delicious! The beet salad was so flavorful and different. Will definitely return for the food, dessert & service!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go here every time we areWe go here every time we are in Calistoga and it is always great. Nice staff and good food.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood beer selectionWanted to dine local to our hotel in Calistoga. Brannen's was a good find. Had the lamb shank with polenta. Husband did get to enjoy a good beer - nice change of pace from all of the wine. Husband had the linguini and clams which was really good too.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMPoor ServiceThe food was quite good. The waiter was dismissive, impersonal, and initially rude. He was not interested in fielding any questions regarding the menu or drinks available at the bar. We had reviewed online bar and food menus in advance. He attempted to treat us like idiots when we asked questions. This waiter should move on to a different line of work.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMJust great . We had such aJust great . We had such a nice romantic table. We will go back3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good rack of lamb. ButVery good rack of lamb. But the chicken was very dry3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEverybody in the restaurantEverybody in the restaurant was great!! Great service and hospitality from the management, waiter, & the person who took us to our table!! Food was great!! Would recommend people to dine there.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed Brannan's GrillI enjoyed Brannan's Grill because the food was seasoned exceptionally well. You must try the lava torte! It was so delicious!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA VERY special occasionWe let the restaurant know ahead of time that it was our anniversary, and during the course of the meal, we were treated to champagne from the host and several small plates made especially for us, presented by the chef himself. This restaurant goes out of its way to make a special occasion truly special. The food was delicious. Don't miss this place if you're in Calistoga...it was perfect.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM