Domaine Chandon - Etoile Restaurant
Domaine Chandon - Etoile Restaurant

Domaine Chandon - Etoile Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.etoilerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8007362892x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm Thursday-Monday



    Dinner: 6:00pm-9:00pm Thursday-Monday


    Beginning on 6-1-14, étoile The Restaurant at Domaine Chandon requests a credit card number to hold a reservation for dinner. The cancellation policy goes into effect 24 hours prior to reservation date and time. If the cancellation is made after that point, the charge is $50 per person. Details available upon request.





    Closed: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Christmas Eve,

    Christmas Day & January.







    Tasting Room: Daily: 10:00am - 5:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French
  • Executive Chef: Perry Hoffman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Special events are held throughout the year, visit www.chandon.com/events for more information.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Domaine Chandon - Etoile Restaurant
étoile is one of Napa Valley’s most celebrated destinations and the only fine dining restaurant in Napa Valley located in a winery. An extraordinary setting, innovative regional California cuisine with a French influence, and seamless service combine to create the ultimate food and wine experience.

At étoile, Chef Perry Hoffman marries classic, French-influenced technique with contemporary culinary innovation and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Hoffman works closely with Chandon winemakers to explore the interplay between wine and food, enhancing the experience of both.

Guests may dine a la carte, or explore the ultimate food and wine pairing experience through Chef Hoffman's tasting menus at lunch and dinner.

The restaurant features a Wine Spectator "Best of" Award Wine list and received a Michelin star in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Michelin Guide after being recommended in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Domaine Chandon - Etoile Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (140)fit for foodies (135)romantic (131)great for outdoor dining (107)notable wine list (104)scenic view (101)great for lunch (74)good for groups (31)great for brunch (24)neighborhood gem (24)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Tired decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Despite very good food, this restaurant seems to be stuck in the 1990's in terms of decor and scene. With all of the amazing restaurants in Napa, this place needs a major face lift to remain current and relevant. A drive just down the road in Yountville has so many great spots that I don't know how this place survives. That said, the food was excellent and deserving of a better venue.
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  • Well Worth a Stop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was a great way to enjoy the Domain Chandon property, while having a really lovely meal. Just amazing, great portions and reasonable. Truly impressed with the quality and authenticity of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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  • Closed when we arrived
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Domaine Chandon was closed due to a lightning strike. We were unable to eat there so we have no way to judge the food or anything else.
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great experience, excellent service truly a 5 star establishment. Best burger we ever had and loved the penne pesto pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lunch
    txchipk
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We drove up to the Napa Valley from San Francisco and had lunch. They offered both a tasting menu and lunch menu. Because of time constraints, we went with the regular lunch menu. Everything was delightful. One of our party had the heirloom tomato salad as an appetizer; another had the oysters, which featured several varieties from various locations. Our main entrées were the beef tenderloin and duck dishes. The beef tenderloin was exceedingly tender and seemed to be a popular dish as many other diners selected that as well. For dessert, the fig cake with heavenly fig ice cream was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Les85
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Loved the whole experience. Food presentation was outstanding. Friendly and accommodating waiters
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior food
    Foodies
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Etoile is one f the few restaurants that I will go back again and again. It serves sumptuous food and the setting is open, cozy quiet and romantic. I especially love it outdoor lively outdoor garden.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great, but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Really amazing food and wine. Great service and an unbeatable atomosphere. Just get ready for the $200/person price tag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Good, but not outstanding
    Randizzle64VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Sure, drinking wine all day may have had an impact on my taste buds, but while some dishes were great, others were not, and the portion size was lacking. Overall, I would say I am glad I went there, but do not need to return. It wasnt as good as the hype.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tootall
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a fantastic restaurant. However when we were given the menu we were only offered a menu for the tasting menu, giving an option of four or six courses. I had read the menu on line before and knew a la carte was available. We had to ask for the a la carte menu before we got it and quite clearly the expensive tasting menu was being pushed which would have been too much too eat for me.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Top notch meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a brilliant time here. Setting is stunning, food was amazing and the pairings were superb. Great sized portions so you absolutely won't go hungry! Service was flawless. I will absolutely be heading back with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Alex
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We loved the environment as well as the food. This is a great place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Where are the Michelin Stars?
    VillaColletta
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Speaking specifically to the 6 course tasting and wine pairing - this could easily be rated 2 Michelin stars. Courses and pairings were off the charts.. Thank you for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • omenabob
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Wonderful dining experience A perfect place for that special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Overpriced for extremely small portions. Doors to outside terrace were open which allowed small flies to enter and become annoying.
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  • Impressive - but not my cup of tea.
    MarzVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Etoile was very impressive. Most of the food was excellent, very much California cuisine, some was just not my cup of tea. Server tried really hard, was very nice; but forgot to bring things often and we spent almost three hours on a very extended dinner. Some of this may have been the format of the dinner and not entirely the server's fault. I enjoy a social, not rushed dinner, but three hours is just too long. We were over ready to leave and it just kept going on and on. Felt that I had to visit once, probably will not visit again. Not enjoyable enough for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner
    Wuestski
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A group of us had dinner. The food is outstanding. The waiter did a great job accommodating our requests. None of us wanted the large set meals offered and he worked with us to get portions we wanted. The flavors were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Beautiful Restaurant
    Local
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The restaurant reflects the stars it has, the service is excellent and the meal was priced correctly. The food (lamb) was almost raw and two plates were returned. The other entrees was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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  • Lovely, romantic 4 course meal
    FoodieGirl70
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I recently celebrated our 15 wedding anniversary at Etoile. We opted for the 4 course tasting menu over the 6 course. The portions were generous and we were stuffed by the end of the meal. Our choices included the rabbit (1st course), the brozinni (2nd course), the suckling pig (3rd course) and the molten lava cake (4th course). The good was amazing but a little on the rich side. That being said it was an amazing, romantic meal and I have very high standards when it comes to food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don't miss this
    Bonnie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    You can't see Domain Chandon from the road,but when you find it you can't miss the fine dining experience of Etoile!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Lovely food, lovely wine
    Foodlover98
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We dined at Etoile as a special treat for our last night in Napa Valley. It lived up to our expectations. We chose the four course tasting menu, each taking a different option at each stage. My husband's duck pate was superb, more of a parfait than a pate. My burrata cheese starter was very good but I would have liked more roasted peach. My black bass was wonderfully complemented by the lobster sauce. The duck that followed was also a superb dish. My husband's Alaskan halibut followed by the lamb was no less appreciated even the butter beans which he would not normally have liked at all. Desserts were also a delight. We took the wine pairings and that worked really well. The service was friendly, attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RobsReview
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Beyond my expectatations! I have experienced many VIP events in "the valley" and have dined at many 5 star establishments. This one far exceeded any of those establishmentsand events.The staff was welcoming and worked together as if they were a happy family of many years, both front and back house. The Chef is a master, freshness is key, and he knows how to blend the herbs & spices to perfection! The atmosphere was peaceful and homey perfect for those of us who can afford the valley lifestyle but don't feel we need to flaunt it.Highly recommended for those of us who choose to patronize the best experiences without feeling as if the tie needs to be a noose and feel no need to impress the outside world. A Very Personal Dining EXperience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Service go
    FaberDine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    At etoile, the service is perfect the food is good
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last night in Napa
    DaveNColl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    What a great end to our trip to Napa. Everything was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Best food we had in california
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food and service was extraordinary, the choice of wines was really good and the recommendations by the waiters were excellent! Presentation on the plates was beautiful and the food had great taste and great combinations of flavors. The outside dining is just beautiful and very relaxing for a summer day lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Meal
    FloridaClair
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    If I was going to the electric chair at midnight, I would want this to be my last meal. My wife and I had the 4 course dinner with wine pairings. We had a " Euro -style " dinner ... Slowly over 3 hours with great food and excellent wine. Service was superb and the outdoor seating a terrific backdrop for the occasion. I had duck while my wife had lamb as main courses ... Yummy !!!! This is an experience, not just dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • Absolutely Amazing!
    Jdub
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Hands down best lunch ever! Each dish was a symphony of flavors. We started off our food adventure with an unbelievable heirloom and burrata salad. Hats off to Noah and the food running staff there knowledge and passion for every dish was unparalleled ! It seemed as if we had 10 servers and it was delightful getting to know them all by name! Juan, Jaime,John,,Josh and our lead server Scott we're amazing at describing our dishes and suggesting wines for us to enjoy. We even got a visit at the end of our meal from sous chef Jarrod. All in all Chef Perry Hoffman and his staff are doing an incredible job carving out a niche as one of the absolute best restaurants in the Napa Valley! This is a must see when visiting wine country
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    Terrific
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Amazing treat to do the wine and food pairing. Things you normally wouldn't order turn out to be the most wonderful dishes. Opens up your experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch for Bachelorette Party
    pamelaisanchez
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had an amazing lunch at Etoile this past weekend! We were in town for a bachelorette party and I had been to Etoile before and knew we had to go back. It did not disappoint! Josh, our waiter, was great! We ordered some great bottles of rose and it was one of our favorite meals in Napa. It is an amazing place to eat outside and take in the amazing scenery at Domaine Chandon. Highlights included the octopus, tuna salad, and the farafelle pasta - all amazing! Highly recommend this place and it is a must while in Napa!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but we prefer dinner
    jaz2020VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a magnificent lunch here in 2013. Were startled to return in 2014 to find huge portions (we ate at Etoile 2x on this trip, the first for dinner two nites ago). Dishes identical to dinner were supersized at lunch, but a bit sloppier, less balanced. The egg/caviar was a travesty of too much pickled onions. Duck liver dish got fussier but less pleasing. Octopus was a mishmash that needed paring down. Pork terrine was tasty but again, onion agrodulce was twice the amount needed. Beef rib-eye was larger than dinner's portion, not as tasty, and the marrow croutons were just melted fat with breading. The flavors were good but there was just too much going on, with no restraint--what I call Food Network cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • On Point
    WanderingFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    All aspects of our farewell to napa honeymoon lunch was outstanding. Beautiful plating on spring pasta and heirloom tomato salad. You must eat outside!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch At Etoile
    STLfoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Following a very good tour and the Prestige tasting, we were very pleased with our lunch. The staff was excellent and the food was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb. Just...superb!
    jaz2020VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We love Etoile (for dinner). Using CA quality ingredients and French-style discipline, Chef Perry Hoffman's food is exquisitely balanced, beautifully presented, and hands-down the best food since La Bourgogne/SF closed up in the '80's. If you love oversized portions, sloppy sauces, oversalted food with heavy-handed seasoning, then DO NOT come here. There are many places in the Wine Cty you will love--but we will be at Etoile, because it is the best bargain we've found. My spouse admits it's even better than La Folie, and considering La Folie gives you 4x the amount of food Etoile does, from him there is no greater praise. For me, let's just say I don't like rabbit-but I love Etoile's version!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    MosieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was outstanding, knowledgable staff, fabtastic view and very comfortable outdoor dining with a fantastic view. They accommodated a group of 5 after a last minute change from what was to be a table for 2 only an hour previously, and gave us a big table outside! It was stupendous and I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A flavor fest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    After the Domaine Chandon tour and tasting we had lunch at Etoile. It was fantastic. We had the tasting menu (with the wine pairing) and ate on the patio. The experience was a nice leisurely meal in a beautiful setting. Our server let us know when we ordered the tasting menu that it takes 2-2 1/2 hours which ended up being a very enjoyable pace. Not only was the food OUTSTANDING, the whole experience was; the service, the setting, the colors on the plate, the plates themselves which fit each different course. Each course was an artistic blend of flavors. I highly recommend Etoile!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Outstanding and expensive
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Beautiful presentation, nice combinations. Small portions and expensive
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Did not go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were notified by opentable that the restaurant had lost power due to the Napa quake and subsequently was closed
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Fine Dining
    justareview
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary here with a 6-course dinner. It was beautiful, romantic, and the food was incredible! We both believe the scallops were the best we've ever eaten. The staff was engaging and personable, and they did an excellent job pairing the wines. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to enjoy a fabulous evening with someone special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Experience
    Goldrush
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ordered the Chef's 6 course menu. Each item was perfection. No sense going into detail for each one. Just read the menu, visualize and then be surprised. The items will exceed your expectations. Service was impeccable. The servers described each course aptly. Found a wine by the glass that would not break the bank. My wife's birthday is in September and look forward to returning.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • wineau
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was exquisite. We were so impressed with the service, presentation, our table setting, everything was lovely. Thank you for what felt like special treatment. Much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate