Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery
Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery

Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.calistogainn.com/
  • Phone: 7079424101
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Bar Menu: 3:00 - 5:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Brunch every Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Rosie Dunsford
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do offer limited catering services. Please inquire.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Calistoga Inn can cater to groups of any size ranging up to 115 guests. We also offer both indoor and outdoor facilities. Visit our website at CalistogaInn.com for more information or call.
  • Private Party Contact: Rosie Dunsford 7079424101
  • Entertainment: During the summer months the Calistoga Inn offers live jazz nightly on the patio overlooking the Napa River. Year-round, the pub also hosts live dance bands on the weekends and Open Mic night on Wednesdays. Visit our website (www.calistogainn.com) for other special events!
  • Special Events: See website for Special Event listings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cedar St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: No parking lost. Use side streets or downtown for parking.
A word from Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery
The Calistoga Inn is located at the northern tip of the Napa Valley and has an eighteen room European-style hotel, full-service restaurant with two bars, vintage dining room with outdoor patio & beer garden. The Inn is a local favorite and offers live jazz nightly on the patio (seasonal only) & features dancing in the pub on weekends. The Calistoga Inn is also home to the Napa Valley Brewing Company, which was one of California's first micro-breweries. It's a one-stop-shop for good food, drinks, entertainment & fun. Reservations are recommended. Visit www.calistogainn.com for more info.
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Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (70)romantic (34)neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (26)great for lunch (26)special occasion (23)scenic view (20)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (14)notable wine list (11)hot spot (6)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Great!
    PinkBikini
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always a pleasure. Friendly staff, great food and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place, great food
    napanuts
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food in a charming atmosphere - both inside and out. Really enjoyed the service and climate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Been to the restaurant many times as it is one of the top places in Calistoga proper. This time the service was indifferent and a bit neglectful (which let us sit for a comfortable two plus hours to dine). The food was only fair with overcooked pasta and tough steak not done to specification. Then about 45 minutes after bringing food we were asked about it, there was no offer to correct preparation. It looks like we will save $$$ and skip this scene fromnow onexcept for lunch withfriends on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant.
    Klray
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Our last night in Napa Valley and this was a great place to end our vacation. A beautiful outdoor setting with a quiet vocalist. Food was delicious. Friends steak was not cooked right and they took it back and brought a new one that was perfect. A must visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Less Than Great Service
    dinnerguest456
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I visited celebrating a special occasion. We sat out on the patio, and it was a beautiful setting out that evening. We were seated by a lovely host, but then were completely ignored for 20 minutes. No service, no drinks, no waiter. Eventually I got up and mentioned this to the hostess and they sent over a waiter who was less than apologetic. The service from then out was acceptable, but quite slow and less than attentive. But the food was really fantastic. We had the rib eye with potatoes and asparagus and my wife had the bbq special. We also had the lemon pie which was fantastic as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Good place to take kids if you sit outdoors.Alcoholic mixed drinks ok but not special. Main courses undistinguished except clams that were very good. Nice feel outside in the summer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner under the stars
    Chuckjerri
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Weather was perfect for dining outside, we were seated in an area which was conducive for conversation, the restaurant had a gentleman singing various soft melodies which was nice. The wine list is over priced as usual which is surprising considering the multitude of wineries within a 5 mile radius. I simply do not understand the need to price gouge to that extent. The waiter seemed a bit iritated because we wanted to try a few wines prior to purchasing a bottle, other than that our service was fine. That being said I would not hesitate to return, for the food was good and the portions were above average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I love dining on the patio in summer at Calistoga Inn. Nice lunch menu and nice surroundings.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WORST SERVICE EVER!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We don't even know what the food tastes like...we had a reservation and we were asked to wait....we were not even given the option of indoor or outdoor seating even though there were plenty of seats inside. We asked to be seated inside and we sat there for over 20 minutes and no one even approached the table. I finally got fed up with waiting and went to the hostess to let her know that we were tired of waiting and that we would be leaving. She didn't even apologize for the horrible service, she just said, "well, everyone is busy". Apparently, they've never heard of customer service!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautifulife
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came with a group and ordered a few different salads and three different pizzas to share. Every dish was delicious and everyone agreed! We just kept complimenting the food, every dish was so so tasty! Great ambience, too, since we sat outside and enjoyed the live music. Perfect summer night out! A solid Calistoga find! We'll be going back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outside dining!
    Winecruiser
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dined outside, and loved the ambience! Weather was perfect, food was very good, on the verge of excellent, and service was excellent! When in the area again, we would return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Star Food!
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I ate dinner at the Inn on Friday, August 15th. The meal was amazing. We were both disappointed when we became too full to finish our meals - it was that good. The setting outdoors is perfect for enjoying the mild Napa Valley weather. They also had an acoustic guitar player that was really good. Added a nice touch to the whole experience. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed experience
    Bill
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We booked a table for six persons through Open Table. For some reason the host would not seat us at one of two open tables which could accommodate six persons. Rather we had to wait 15 minutes while they tried to reconfigure a table meant for four person to squeeze in two more. When the host brought us to the small table, we ask to be seated at the one of the six-person tables and she did so. The food was good, but not great. If we were not constantly waving the flies away we probably would have enjoyed the food more. The service needs help. It took us more time to get our check and pay for it than to order our food and get appetizers. We were eager to get back home and waiting 20 minutes to pay the bill was not fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find in Calistoga
    RandyG
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by the B&B my wife and I stayed at in Calistoga. It was a good recommendation: we were very pleased. We sat outside next to the greenery, which was very pleasant. The cold tomato soup was excellent. The short ribs were also very good. They offer a variety of regional wines, which were fairly priced. We had such a good time we shared a dessert and some port wine after our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great beer selection and cocktail menu. I really liked the outdoor seating and area. The portions are pretty generous and the fries that came with the sandwich was delicious and so was my Italian sandwich. The staff was very nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beer me!
    New2Napa
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    AWESOME local brews! My boyfriend and I went on a chill Sunday and both really enjoyed ourselves. We started in the dining room and then had another beer after brunch on the patio chairs in the back. Nice, easy going crew! A Calistoga/local must.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love2dine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great outside dining and not crowded. Unfortunately it was too hot to eat outside. Fortunately there was room inside. Great burger!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Idyllic setting
    des315
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our meal was delicious, the menu local and varied, the vibe elegantly casual and sophisticated, current without being hip. We started with oysters, and the Napa Valley salad - and let's just say the macadamia crusted goat cheese is a reason to return. I had the halibut special which was superb. The tiki torches, fountains and strings of lights imbue the space with a dreamy summer evening atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch
    foodlogicVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The service was a bit disappointing but the food was good and the outdoor scene was great for lunch
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio, bad service, fair food
    SonomaCountyDiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Lovely patio with plenty of shade; sit near the creek if you can. Be prepared to wait for service; it took 30 minutes & a complaint for someone to take our order....and then a long time to get our meals, one of which had to be sent back. Flavor of food was just OK. I'd cautiously give this spot another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We really enjoyed ourselves and thought the food was excellent and nice, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    DrJES
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Fantastic food, great ambiance, top rating! We really enjoyed a long leisurely dinner, with music, on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Disappointed!
    CruzinFoodies
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Came here with wife for outdoor dinner since it was recommended by other reviewers. Only 2 pros: The superb live jazz music & the attentive hostess. Wife had Napa Valley Salad, was bitter, didn't finish. Ordered Special of pork chop/chicken apple sausage, steamed vegs, sauerkraut. and wife's Steak Frites was flavorless hangar steak & boring shoestring fries with garlic powder topping. Steamed vegs were so undercooked to be uncutable. "Sauerkraut" wasn't truely, merely boiled cabbage, bitter & soggy. Server took 15 min just for water order, another 10+ for drinks then again for dinner. Seated next to water fountain, so loud we couldn't talk. FLIES FLIES FLIES everywhere us! So unenjoyable that we didn't finish dinner & just left!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shady, cool, delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    After a long hot day at St. Helena wine tasting, this is the place to go! I brought my husband here with my parents. It was as good as the last time I ate here! My husband was quite impressed. Cool, shady garden, perfect for a restful, relaxing dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect outdoor dining spot
    missyhills
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Have been coming here for decades and love the large, shady, creekside outdoor patio dining area. Food is consistently well prepared and the menu always has options to eat light or have a full meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely location and excellent food
    Outandabout
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food at the Calistoga Inn is excellent. I've eaten here for lunch as well as dinner and every time it has been very good. It's in a beautiful location along the creek with a lot of outdoor (shaded) seating - I've never eaten inside. It's always a "go to" when I'm in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The setting was great but the food and service was subpar. The waiter was very nice but we were always waiting for him to come by or had to flag him down (I don't think there was enough staff to handle the crowd. Both are steak dinners were subpar, I sent mine back as it was under cooked, when it came back it was very very chewy so I sent back again which ruined the dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So relaxing ......
    FitforaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Spa day in Calistoga. Started off with brunch at the Calistoga Inn, a perfect way to put us in the mood for our spa treatments. Nice light lunch outside on the patio. Everything we had was yummy and our waiter was top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great patio
    Jamie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    After a day of wine-tasting, we were ready to relax. We wanted something casual, but not too casual. This spot was perfect. The bustling patio and live guitar set the tone for a great end of the day. And the house-made beer was a welcome change to wine. Food was great too. Not fancy, but above average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner With out of town guest
    Kate
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My husband and I live in Santa Rosa. I'm not familiar with the restaurants in Calistoga. i picked Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery because the prices were not to high. It was a great choice. We sat outside with out family from the east coast who were exhausted from their long journey. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was very good as was the beer. We even listened to a guitarist as we ate. Everyone loved it and we would go there again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old gem- needs improvement
    local
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    we have been regular customers in the summer because of the ambience and wonderful outdoor dining. We love the variety of the menu- but the quality of the food- for Napa Valley- continues to be very disappointing and inconsistent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Calistoga Inn Fathers Day Dinner
    happycustomer
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Calistoga Inn was perfect for our Fathers Day family meal. The outside seating is lovely. The service is thoughtful. The food is delicious with an excellent wine choice. I recommend Calistoga Inn!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We ate outside and even tho it was crowded, the service was great and the food was excellent. The music was absolutely wonderful. An acoustic guitar soloist. Very good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Bellesmom
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary by having dinner here. We were visiting from Southern, CA and had no idea about this restaurant. We made the right choice! Great ambience outdoors, great wait staff and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!!!
    bajababe17
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We stayed at the INN (in the Cottage); the food was so fantastic we ate both lunch & dinner in the restaurant, lunch inside, dinner outside on the patio by the creek. Short ribs & paella were divine - perfection. Unfortunately, we loved our main dishes so much (hearty portions) we had no room for their famous desserts. The atmosphere was romantic, quiet with soft live music playing in the back ground. Service was attentive with a smile. Prices fit with the quality of the product. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    SiliconValleyScubaCouple
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We came here to have dinner for our 6th anniversary near the beginning of June. We sat outside with a view of the Napa River. It was quite nice. The mosquitos were a little pesky but the restaurant lit citronella candles to take care of them. A full bar was available with the menu but I had to settle for amaretto on the rocks instead of the frozen grasshopper I had requested. Otherwise, we enjoyed lamb and fungi (mushrooms) and unfortunately did not have room for dessert. Hubby enjoyed a beer on tap because there is a bona fide brewery right there with a surprisingly great selection. We skipped the wine because we did wine tasting all day and had some choice bottles back at our resort. All-in-all, we would surely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calistoga Inn
    NapaValleyWino
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Our second trip for dinner. We dined inside, that evening. Everyone really enjoyed dinner. Good service, great food, ood wines, nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    WSP1VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Consistently good food in a beautiful setting. The house brewed beer is also wonderful. We always go there when in Calistoga.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious outdoor brunch/lunch
    CallalillyVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We have had lunch or brunch several times on the outdoor patio during the summer and it is just lovely. Everything that we ordered was carefully prepared and delicious, including the gazpacho, salads, pizzas, grilled chicken sandwich, and most especially the garlic fries. I don't even like garlic fries, and I thought they were exceptional and not a bit greasy. Service was excellent once and good twice. The setting is perfect for outdoor dining--even my husband who does not like to eat out of doors enjoys eating here. Craft beer is delicious. The only suggestion I have is that they need to provide more and better chair cushions--the metal chairs are too hard for some people!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Patio is great
    5whltrvlr
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Good food, good beer, but sit on the patio next to the creek to get the true experience of the great little restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 451 reviews are from the Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery reviews archive.