Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery
Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery

Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.calistogainn.com/
  • Phone: (707) 942-4101
  • 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
76 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (57)romantic (35)neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (25)great for lunch (23)special occasion (19)scenic view (16)notable wine list (13)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • One of our favorite restaurants
    EenieA
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    So glad they've re-opened after the fire! Here are two dishes you'll be happy with if you order them: short ribs; hamburgers; macaroni and cheese. You get to guess which ones our grandchildren love. You can never go wrong with the fruit crisp, even if you have to skip something else, you must get this, no matter what the fruit is. Sunday night they did a spectacular job on the fuyu persimmon and date salad. And their scalloped potatoes were to die for. Ok, that's enough. Just go there, you'll love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NickVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Excellent food and attnetive service. Noise level can be distractingly high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent food, great service
    Runner10VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I do not know why we never went to this lovely restaurant in Calistoga. It is a gem with superior service, excellent food and great atmosphere. Will come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Pleasant Dinning Experience
    amorganlover
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We have eaten at the Calistoga In for years and have enjoyed both the outdoor patio and the quaint indoor seating as well. In the summer months we always eat outdoors where you can watch the stream meander in a loosely covered area to protect from the sun. In the fall and winter months the indoor dining room reminds one of the early 1900’s but with a little modern twist as not to me it stuffy at all. Wonderful dinning experience and as always the food is impeccable and the service the same. Also offers a pretty decent wine list and a substantial bear list and the Calistoga Inn is also a microbrewery...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StarVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food was deliciious and service is great. Salad was fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissappointed
    luv2eat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Loved the ambiance, but was very let down by the food. Risotto was bland, brussel sprouts too sweet and ravioli was pastey. The pear pizza was OK but still no WOW. Overall not what I was expecting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Calistoga Comfort Food
    Delifresh
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Sweet spot on Calistoga's main street. Attentive service, tasty well prepared food. Great ribeye steak and brussel sprouts. Good local wine list. Enjoyable evening. Will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Spot
    Australia2
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Lets face it, Calistoga has many great restaurants and The Calistoga Inn is at the top of our list. The outdoor area where we were seated is elegant and cosy. The night was a little chilly but the pedestal gas heaters were already looking after the quests and adding to the atmosphere. The on site brewery supplied some great beers pre dinner. The food and service was excellent and she who must be obeyed and myself had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist trap
    mhallVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had 2 glasses of wine at a cost of 30 dollars or so.They were oxidized (tasted old)We are in the wine business here on a business trip.We drank less than half the wine because it wasn't good.We ate only half out steak dinners as they were coated in a sauce that only be described as Heinz 57and butter not an onion reduction as described in the menu.The waiter never asked us how our meal was or how the wine was.He knew.We asked for our bill and he avoided us.Why drag out such bad food experience in the wine country?
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Calistoga
    ProFoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    While the food was good it was not great. Service was slow. Prices were high for the quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite dinner place in Calistoga
    EenieA
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We always go here for dinner when we're in Calistoga. Charming, heated deck right on a little wooded creek. The food is marvelous. This time we ordered the short ribs, mmm. We had the yummy & delicately seasoned mushroom soup and the delicious mixed greens salad. My grand daughters (2 ½ and 6) were with us, and the kids' dishes are VERY family friendly, with portions big enough for an adult. They always have a seasonal fruit crisp, this time it was apple -- these are always fantastic. A reliably excellent restaurant in every way, in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place for an intimate dinner
    JBeats
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We always love the Calistoga Inn for brunch. We like to call ahead and reserve a table along the creek for the view. Overall one of our favorite dining places!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience as usual!
    ElGordo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Outside seating is great in the evening with soft lighting hanging through the trees overhead. Food is high-end quality and excellent. The lamb, flank steak, and ahi tuna, were delicious. Great wine list. This doesn't seem to be the best suited for children.....which is not necessarily a bad thing after a day of wine tasting but that doesn't mean you shouldn't bring a couple of well-behaved kids. My wife and I have spent the weekend in Calistoga 7-8 times and we make it a point to eat here at least one time each trip. If I used the term "magical", that might be a bit of an over-the-top description but "exceptional", "extraordinary", and "memorable" would be hitting the mark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner
    Librarian
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was delicious, the wait staff were polite and efficient, the outdoor table on a warm night was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint Idyllic & Pleasing to Palate
    Catsbrag
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Cute little Calistoga neighborhood restaurant in a quaint, idyllic creek-side, romantic setting draped in white lights under natures umbrella. The service is timely and the food pleasantly pleasing to the taste buds. Make reservations in advance and enjoy the evening. The menu of typical pizza and burgers is prepared with a unique, not so ordinary, twist. The food was fresh, hot and outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Wonderful
    chewbacca5
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have been coming here for years, and my recent visit was for an anniversary dinner with my girlfriend. Ate outside (as one should always do unless it is raining)! The ambiance was lovely, the food just as lovely, and the overall experience was just what we were looking for. This tried and true establishment is a must-do for a romantic experience in the heart of Calistoga / Wine Country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent food. Timing of service was spot on. Only detraction was the robotic head server who repeated his stock lines verbatim to every table. You feel like one of dozens they serve each night rather than a guest.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    bajababe17
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to Calistoga Inn R&B. We had reservations (I would recommend them during the fall) for the outside patio by the creek. It was a beautiful evening & the lovely live music that made our dining experience very memorable. Learning from our 1st visit, we split all our courses - appetizer, salad, paella (fabulous!) & dessert. Every thing from start to finish was fresh, in-season, often organic & of generous portions. We brought our own wine & the corkage fee of $15 was fair. The service was attentive but non-intrusive. We will return to the Calistoga Inn R&B the next time we are in Calistoga. Excellent food for a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 476 reviews are from the Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.