Domaine Chandon - Etoile Restaurant
Had Mother's Day Lunch here.Had Mother's Day Lunch here. Food was wonderful and service was excellent. Had the wine pairing with our lunch which was fabulous. We sat on the patio and the view of the lawn area was very nice and relaxing. Would definately return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulThis was a special Mother's Day Brunch and location. Food and service was exceptional and waiter Brandon especially thoughtful and attentive.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwhy ask...of course it was greatFor mother's day this was the most special place to be! We had a lovely lunch. Sorry to say, the word lovely doesn't work..really ...lunch was over the top. It was as the french say "exceptionnel" It will cost you a little more money,but well worth it.
If you want a lovely anniversary dinner or special birthday dinner ..this is the place. Do leave the little ones at home with the sitter, because they will not be welcomed by the couple who will have the pleasure of sitting next to you. You know what I mean...this a dinning experience! Enjoy! Will be back for husbands birthday, my birthday, father's day....etc..etc...5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe absolute best dining experienceHuge fan of etoile, always impeccable service and indescribable food prepared by chef Perry Hoffman.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMquestion mark?i'm not quite sure what all the food items were on my plates, but whatever they were, they were delicious. it was the first time I'd had ramps. very nice. a very memorable 45th anniversary lunch with my husband.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great wine inGreat food, great wine in one of my favorite settings in Napa Valley. Stopped by early for a bit of a tasting, sitting on the terrace enjoying the day, followed by an excellent dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe quality and preparationThe quality and preparation of the food was excellent. The service was very good. The prices were high compared to other similar restaurants.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPremiere dining experience.The setting, the service and the presentation were all top notch. Great to celebrate a special occasion or to make one!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEtoile was like magic.I am new to fine dining, though I went with someone who is very experienced. It was wonderful, definitely the best meal and dining experience I ever had. We had six courses with wine pairings, which were also delicious. I loved the variety of foods and ingredients that Chef Hoffman put together. Each bite was like an incredible treat, and I tried so many new foods and loved them all. Our servers were amazing and very cheerful, and I was happy they didn't mind answering my stupid questions, like "What are ramps?" (onions - who knew?) :) The Chandon winery is also a nice place to sit and chat. I was surprised at how many people were hanging out on the grass with their dogs, just enjoying the day.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went hereMy husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary and we were very impressed with the food and impeccable service.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had some top rated foodWe had some top rated food here and the place is gorgeous. The number of orchids was impressive but the food was also. We took pictures of our food it was so special. The desserts were so good; I wish they would have had a sampler for those.. loved it.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had lunch while doing aWe had lunch while doing a day trip through Napa. My husband had the lobster bisque which was delicious and the scallops which had a slightly spicy sauce that was delightful. I had the smoked salmon appetizer which was wonderful as well. Portion sizes were on the small side- perfect for us but heartier eaters should be aware of it when ordering.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband treated me to aMy husband treated me to a lovely birthday dinner here. We had the seven course tasting menu and each course was a special experience.
This is our place to go in the valley for an elegant experience, good quality, a romantic environment, all at what we consider to be a fair price.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNot only was the food deliciousNot only was the food delicious but it was presented beautifully. Turned into an amazing evening for my husband and me and we would love to go back sometime. It is quite pricey, but worth every penny when you indulge every once in a while.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant in aWonderful restaurant in a beautiful setting. A very creative cuisine, artfully prepared.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, although vibeAmazing food, although vibe was a little stuck up for me!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a special occasion, thisFor a special occasion, this is the place. Elegant space, gracious and relaxed atmosphere -- you feel both pampered and warmly welcomed at the same time. Even when full, the dining room is quiet -- no need to shout over dinner. The service is gracious, polished and absolutely expert. The food -- my goodness. Creative, beautiful to the eye and extraordinary flavors. And high marks for a chef who didn't bat an eye at a vegetarian diner -- one of the best meals I can remember, and that's comparing to other famous "special occasion" establishments near and far. The wine list is remarkable for depth and breadth, and reasonable prices for some really great offerings.
Worth a special trip.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch RestaurantThe food was delicious, the presentation and service outstanding. Top notch Restaurant.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!! Where do I begin? TheWow!! Where do I begin? The staff at this winery/restaurant obviously like working here and it shows. The restaurant staff is "spot on" in their delivery of outstanding service.
I also like the no snobbery approach. I had the four course tasting menu with oysters to begin with. My wife had ala carte and everything from presentation to inventiveness to taste was perfect. We will be back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the trip!Fantastic, romantic, exceeded my expectations- and they were high! We will come back again when we return to Napa!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered the lunch tastingWe ordered the lunch tasting menu, the first 3 courses were fantastic, but the main forth course was disppointed. Fifth course desert was good!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEtoile provided an exceptionalEtoile provided an exceptional dining experience unlike many I have had. It was truly a unique evening.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth making time forThe food at Etoile was special - a tasting menu as delicious as anything out there! The seared Arctic Char was scrumptious - enjoyed the periwinkle snails also. Will make a point to go back to Etoile.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the third time weThis is the third time we have eaten at this restaurant. It continues to offer an exquisite dining experience. We did not have our usual table with a view as we forgot to ask for one and they were so busy they could not accommodate. Our bad on that one. Still the experience was fantastic. We were too early in the year to eat outside on the patio, which offers an even better dining experience.
This restaurant never lets you down. For us it's a must when we visit Yountville.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner at Etoile was outstandinOur dinner at Etoile was outstanding. We both thought it was as good as our experience at the French Laundry. We had the 6-course tasting menu with the wine pairings after starting off with a half dozen oysters on the half shell. All of the courses were outstanding in both presentation and preparation. The pairings were well matched, and we were allowed to make a substitution on one of the sparkling wines. Service was absolutely top notch. Expensive, but well worth the money.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSparkling!This is probably the best restaurant in Napa (I know that Thomas Keller's French Laundry is also excellent but you cannot get a table there). Food is outstanding... wines are great including the full range of both Domaine Chandon speaking and still wines as well as Moet & Chandon champagnes from the parent company.
If you're going to eat in only one restaurant on your trip to Napa, this is the one!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to this restaurantWe have been to this restaurant many times over years. Today the food was especially wonderful, incredible flavours and also textures. From the 'lobster chowder', the uni appetizer, lamb filet and arctic char to the desserts everything was absolutely special. Always the best friendly and professional service, and in a beautiful setting!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMost Enjoyable Dining ExperienceEnjoyed one of the Best Meals I have ever had. Cannot begin to describe how good the Lobster Salad was. Everything we ordered was excellent. The wine list is on an IPAD...pretty cool.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a very good restaurant,This is a very good restaurant, still they should review their reservation process. When I arrived, they did not have me listed in their wating list and even though the restaurant was half empty they made us wait for a few mintues.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe started with oysters andWe started with oysters and a glass of Chandon sparkling wine and it just kept getting better. My husband's steak was perfect. I tried the Umi (urchin) and they were delicious. The vegetable appetizer was over-the-top in presentation and taste. Each dish is explained when the server brings it. That's how extraordinary each dish is- it has to be explained! This was truly a special place. The service was friendly,informative and well-timed. No rushing, no pretension just quality, relaxed elegance and class. We'll be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Domaine Chandon'sWe have been to Domaine Chandon's restaurant, Etoile, numerous times over the years as a regular and traditional special event for us when we've been able to visit the Napa Valley during travels from the East Coast. It has always been very good but never better than during our most recent visit (March 2013). It's very expensive, particularly if one chooses one of the "tasting menus" with wine pairings, but (as a very special occasion) worth it.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPlease do yourself a favorPlease do yourself a favor and come here one night for dinner if you are in Napa Valley. Words cannot describe how wonderful this meal was. My boyfriend and I opted to go a la carte as opposed to the tasting menu since we had never been here and did not want to commit to the tasting menu if we weren't sure we would like it. What a foolish decision because every complimentary tasting item was outstanding. I had the lamb and he had the duck. Both were excellent! I also had the pear dessert which was fantastic. The service also very warm and welcoming. Overall, best meal I've ever had.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful as always, DomaineWonderful as always, Domaine Chandon Etoile Restaurant is that special place for lunch or dinner. Food, service, ambiance were fantastic. Recommend Domaine Chandon Etoile for a special occasion or a place for lunch while in Napa.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA must visitWonderful food and wonderful service. The charcuterie board was delicious and the venison main course was fantastic. This is a must restaurant to visit when in Napa.12/27/2012 12:00:00 AMAlmost perfectMaria the server was absolutely perfect. Crab and oyster tempura app was excellent, but the duck app was fatty and a little salty. Scallop entree was spot on, but the beef "cap" was also not a nice cut of meet, with veins and grizzle in two of the three slices. They were out of the cheese printed on the menu, but the warm chocolate cake was flawless.
In the end, Maria was THE difference in our lunch. Sorry to critique your food, but at these prices, you cannot have any errors with cuts of meat or seasoning.12/1/2012 12:00:00 AMGreat food and ambience.We went on a Monday, it was slow and the staff had ample time to go over the menu, the wine list and to chat during the meal! We really enjoyed the inventive food; preparation, composition and presentation were all one of a kind! Absolutely loved the whole experience!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMWe had an amazing lunch &We had an amazing lunch & will be back. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is a true fine dinning lover. The food is for those who are in the food know not for those who think they know.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM