Domaine Chandon - Etoile Restaurant
Domaine Chandon - Etoile Restaurant

Domaine Chandon - Etoile Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.etoilerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (800) 736-2892
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Domaine Chandon - Etoile Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
208 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (150)fit for foodies (145)romantic (137)notable wine list (116)great for outdoor dining (110)scenic view (98)great for lunch (72)good for groups (41)great for brunch (25)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Luncheon
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Came with 5 lovely young ladies for my daughter's birthday lunch. The private niche room was lovely! While we would have lilked to look out on the green belt, it was still very nice, and the wait staff were attentive and excellent. I would say the food was complex and developed. Excellent for foodies like us. Thank you. ** We also loved that there were no small children screaming and yelling throughout our afternoon. It felt very adult and sophisticated. A perfect environment for our event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, environment and service!
    Ladybugs
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food and ambience was fantastic! We were there for a 75th birthday. It was a perfect choice. Incredible food and our server, Paul, was the best!! We will definitely be back! Thank you for a memorable visit!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Meal Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This meal was the most enjoyable experience I have had in years. My husband and I were celebrating my birthday and they gave us Table 1 with a great view of the garden. We did the taste menu with pairings and each course was better than the last. The chef has an amazing sense of garnish and each item on the plate complimented each other perfectly. Our waiters were attentive but not overly. They left us alone to enjoy our food and each other. I cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch at the Etoile
    Roseball
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had lunch at etoile, we would have had the tasting menu unfortunately we ran out of time. We had three courses, food was very good and packed with flavour. The waiter was exceptionally good, he was very professional and knowledgeable. Overall, the food was spectacular. We couldn't get a table at the French laundry so, this came out from trip advisor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy, high-end modern cuisine.
    Mellow
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Pricey but elegant experience. Personally I'd choose an authentic, old school diner anytime over a posh $300 prix fixe dinner but we enjoyed both the food and the friendly, warm service. A beautiful property not truly enjoyed during evening hours (too dark). I'm sure it's even more memorable in daylight hours. A great place, if you want the multi-course experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TEN!!
    DrHowFunVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I've reviewed dozens of restaurants for Open Table. Étoile exceeds them all. If I could choose ten stars I would. This is definitely a special occasion place. Linger, take your time, savor the experience. We chose the Tasting menu with wine pairing which ended up being 7 courses with the Amuse bouches. Every bite was perfection. Every sip perfectly matched. We had an Oyster on the half shell with Ponzu; Duck Moose with Apricot Pate; Lobster and Celery Custard with Heirloom Radish; Dungeness Crab with Fingerling Potatoes, Bacon Lardoons, Green Garlic, and Meyer Lemon; Roasted Paine Farm Squab with Musquée de Provence, Pomegranate, Medjool Dates, Mexican Marigold; Smoked Short Rib with Root Purée, Fuyu Persimmon, Chanterelle Mushrooms, and Flowering Peppercorn; then, Caramelized Pear Mille-Feuille with Almond Toffee and Brandied Butterscotch. Many thanks to the team who took care of us - John, Lisa, Juan and Noah. Thanks for an incredible experience. One of the top five meals of all time for us. Look forward to returning.
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    KevinfromRosevilleCA
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I wanted to take my wife out for our anniversary and chose Etoile. I booked an 8:30 saturday reservation online without any problems. In short, we had a great evening. We each chose a four course fixed menu option along with wine pairings. The server was very nice and the only issues that we had this evening was our candle on the table was not lit and one pairing came after the course (i think). As it was a late evening dinner, we missed the opportunity to walk around the Chandon grounds which are beautiful during the day. Our food courses were eclectic, original, and very good. My lamb was perfectly prepared and very tasty. My wife's scallops were very good as well. I am not entirely certain my wine pairings worked for me though because I was not particularly enthusiastic about any of the choices. One might consider just choosing their own favorites rather than the pairings. We finished the evening with a Etoile Brandy that reminded me of a cognac.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but...
    BBack
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Ever eat at a fine restaurant and when the bill came, you thought, that was about $100 too much? We knew how much it would cost going in; we were fine with that, but the actual meal was flat when all was said and done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • how to ruin a great restaurant
    joeNYC
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    For about 20 years, this used to be one of our favorite restaurants when visiting the Bay area. We went back this year after a 3 years hiatus and were utterly disappointed. The wine list is still excellent and so is the setting. But the food has taken an horrible turn, with yet another Chef who seems to believe that combining condiments from all parts of the world in every dish is a gastronomic feat. It is not. It just overwhelms what are otherwise good basic ingredients and creates a cacophony of flavors which are incompatible. The other great disappointment was service quality. Though the restaurant was less than 1/3 full, the waiting staff seemed to prefer to chat among themselves than tend to the few tables they had. Several requests we made of them were either totally ignored or had to be repeated several times before they were fulfilled. At these prices, and with so many superior eating establishments nearby, one wonders why the service culture has become so poor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary and went in for lunch. Scott is a great waiter and did a great job pairing each course. Take your time and enjoy the experience, if you like oysters - those are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No bar
    Pikalux
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The restaurant does not have a bar if you want a cocktail to start your dinner. The price for me was to high for the food they serve. We had the meal with the wine pairing and we could have bout 2 great bottles of wine for that price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MarcVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food is consistently excellent. Service is very good. Calm environment, very pretty. But at the end if the day, it is excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant!!
    Queenie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A find dining experience for a birthday celebration. Service was excellent and the food was very delicious. Liked the jazzy music playing while dining. A great dining experience. Will be returning again...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great but pricey
    Eyedoctor2
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Outstanding food and service for those who can afford a premium.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing
    Gnogas
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    perfect locatin for lunch! amazing view, good drinks and great food! best vinery we visited
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding without pretention
    rodview
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Needed an alternative to French Laundry which had no availability. Excellent menu and wine pairings. Friendly and helpful service. Had trouble locating in dark. 2 options; 6 course chef tasting menu which was excellent and surprisingly plentiful portions. Bread delicious but use sparingly. Other choice is 4 course menu which was also excellent and can be ordered a la carte,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aok
    AllanokVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Domaine Chandon's Etoile Restaurant is a fabulous dining experience. The staff covers all the bases from food to service. Truly a treat! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Napa
    TOsoccasionaldiner
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Executive chef is a true artist every course was amazing from the amuse bouche to the dessert. Wait staff knowledgeable and attentive without any of the haughtiness that you sometimes get in a restaurant of this caliber. Of course, an excellent wine list and an environment that cannot be beat. Best of several wonderful dining experiences that we had a on a 10 day trip to California. Perfect way to end a truly memorable vacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Experience
    eat2behappy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The very best experience....had tasting menu with wine pairing. Look forward doing it again and again when every I have the opportunity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-fix menus
    stealthman
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food selection from the 4 course nor the 6 course menu was not favorable! Etoile restaurant's website stated they had a regular menu to choose from. The waitress stated they no longer have the regular menu, we could only choose from a 6 course dinner for $125.00 or a 4 course dinner for $98.00. They ran out of 2 particular wines that we wanted to purchase. The price for dinner is expensive, especially for the choices that you have to choose from. My wife was really disappointed and so was I. I will never return! The only good experience was the wine and the friendly staff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss it.
    baconwineboy
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Etoile is on the grounds of Domaine Chandon winery. I would recommend starting out by doing a sparkling wine (i.e. champagne) tasting. Etoile believes in great food. They create dishes that combine different ingredients in ways that you have never imagined. And the result is one of the most amazing dishes you will have ever eaten. If it is warm enough, sit out on the patio and enjoy the view of the grounds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional evening
    napafanatic
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The excellent staff were very attentive, understanding and had great recommendations. We have a wonderful and perfect evening. The caviar, entrees, wine, champagne and desserts were simply fantastic. The location and atmosphere were very special. Etoile is easily one of my very favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good experience
    Lindsayfamily
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had the four course dinner with wine pairing both food and wine were very good, choice of 4 alternatives for first 3 courses and 6 for the pud. Location/ambiance/service also very good. Food portions were good and not overwhelming. Only minor gripe was the bread which was tough and we could have done with slightly larger wine portions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was excellent, with sumptuous flavors and gorgeous presentation. The one disappointment was the dessert, which was prepared in the same manner as the entrees, in a bowl with light sauce around the Bavarian Crème of Apples. It would have been nice to have change of style with a pastry dessert. One other distraction: The expensive $110 bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne was served in white wine glasses (!), not champagne flutes. This was a surprise, as I had been there for Easter Brunch, and the flutes were present. Finally, the waiter suggested that the glasses be filled up, so he would not have to bring an ice bucket to the table, since there was only a glass or two of champagne in the bottle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FoodDoc
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent quiet restaurant experience deserving one Michelin star. Each course beautifully presented, prepared perfectly. Gives some competition to that local laundry
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our server was by far the best, she made the whole experience. Everything was excellant! Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    Yulian
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was my first time in Napa and this restaurant and I was more than pleased. The service and food was exquisite and our primary server Maria was fantastic and very sociable while being very professional and welcoming. Fantastic all around. The Plaza Osetra Black Caviar is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Date
    workdiner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a wonderful time! I would highly recommend this to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful surprise.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Creative, flavorful, And interesting menu. All dishes were new to us and beautifully creative and the presentations were executed perfectly. The combination blended well. The use of pears and figs accentuated several dishes, especially the duck. We are still talking about our experience. Money well spent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the five best ever.
    BruceTexasVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was an experience in flavor and complexity like no other I have ever experienced. We did the six course meal with wine pairings. I have eaten all over the world and this was among the best I have experienced. The palate was busy all night long. Simply fabulous. Grat chef, great service, great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    TT22VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband I enjoyed celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary here with the Chef's tasting menu. We sat outside overlooking the grounds of Domaine Chandon which are lovely. Every course was plated beautifully and tasted delicious. The chef sends out some extras along the which is a nice touch. Scott, our server and all of the others that help along the way, with delivering the dishes were all very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Etoile, as it was the best meal of this type I have had since dining at The French Laundry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food, service and ambiance were excellent! We will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wonderful lunch!! Excellent dining experience and look forward to the next time because once could never be enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, 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.
  • Wonderful Time Etoile!
    Agent21
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary, had a wonderful time and restaurant staff gave us their best table for our anniversary. Food was delicious, our compliments to the chef and the staff, service was wonderful. We went with the a la carte menu, restaurant does not really mention it when you get there, they only offer the tasting menu, so ask if you need to. Either one is great to have. We had a wonderful time, thanks Etoile!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A big disappointment
    WineanddinerVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    we went their with high hopes and expectations. The staff was rude and didn't interact. The service was poor and the food was under seasoned. They had a nice wine list.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Napa Trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Beautiful property. Our lunch was exquisite. It was our last stop before leaving Napa and was a memorable one. Also the only winery we purchased product to be shipped. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    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 LevelQuiet
  • Truly a gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    A fantastic and romantic restaurant where the experience is high end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredibly disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our entire party felt that this was one of our most disappointing dining experiences ever. We had a party of six, which included 20% gratuity. Because our waiter was guaranteed a tip, he largely ignored our table. When he did stop by, he was unable to explain the dishes on the menu, confused our orders, advised that white truffles had been included in one of the entrees (when clearly they had not), advised that our bottle of champagne was empty (when there were still two glasses worth of champagne in the bottle), and failed to bring the paired wines with the entrees. To top it off, the food was substandard and cold. With so many outstanding restaurants in Napa, it is astounding that this restaurant still exists.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable
    shai
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is a special place to relax after the hustle and bustle of wine tasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    LaPhil
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have been coming here for years, special occasions, anniversary's, our kids 21st birthday trips up from LA. What we enjoy most besides the fantastic food that is consistently innovative, fun and well prepared is the warmth and caring or the wait staff. From walking in through the doors with a 'welcome back,' to the understated ambiance and the sense that you are in for a special evening we can't recommend this highly enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet