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
186 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (138)romantic (127)fit for foodies (126)great for outdoor dining (107)scenic view (102)notable wine list (99)great for lunch (71)good for groups (25)great for brunch (23)neighborhood gem (20)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    • Food
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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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best food we had in california
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding and expensive
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Beautiful presentation, nice combinations. Small portions and expensive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!
    Houstonian
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was our first time and we made reservations at Etoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon for lunch for a group of five. We picked Etoile as it was one of the places recommended by the chef of French Laundry. We loved it. I ordered a tomato salad that had some kind of home made mozzarella cheese, so fresh, so delicious. My main dish was the lamb out of the lunch menu and it was outstanding. Portions are enough, not too small, not large. We sat outside and the waiters were so nice setting up umbrellas to be sure we were in the shade. I had one of their wines the Pinot Noir and it went so well with the lamb. My friends loved the sparkling wine they had with their food. I will go back every time I visit Napa. Great service, ambience & food!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch in the garden
    Mallan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It had been more than 20 years since we had lunch here. It was spectacular then and was spectacular this visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    JessicaCoelho
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    With sure, our best meal in Napa Valley! The plates are so great and the place is awesome! If you need to chose only 1 restaurant to go, this is it! And the price is just, average 30$!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Domain Chandon
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I promised my mother lunch at Domain Chandon's Etiole restaurant for her birthday. The staff were extremely courteous, professional and friendly. The food was outstanding and when our meals came one of the wait staff explained exactly what each tasty morsel was on our plates. The wine was excellent, Domain Chandon Chardonnay 2012 - I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone must experience
    NKYHoneymooners
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We loved everything about our meal, the wait staff was very professional, we have already recommended to a few people. We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    Skizzlefritz
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We go there every August. This year the menu wasn't as appealing as it has been, portions are tiny and I don't remember them that way. We were seated outside as I requested, but over where we did not have the nice view and it was quite dark. We had to ask the waiter to stop by for more wine and again at the end. For the expensive prices, we all decided to try a different place next summer when we visit the Wine Country.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've dined at Domaine Chandon Etoile numerous times over the years and their food, ambiance and service are always consistently good. My friend and I were seated outside, which added to our dining pleasure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, 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.
  • Outstanding
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was perfect! Especially the ability to sample some truly great wines by the glass!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming and disappointing
    FoodCanBeFun
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My adult daughter and I were happily enjoying our appetizers served by a pleasant, attentive staff, when a group of 6 or 7 women were seated next to us. There appeared to be some significant issues between them and they proceeded to exit and enter the dining room many times through doors immediately next to our table which were supposed to be kept closed. The Maitre d' noticed our discomfort and assured us the staff would take care of the problem. In fairness, they did stop using the doors; however, evidently their issues remained and my daughter and I could not hear each other and were not offered another table elsewhere. In addition, the main course selections were somewhat limited on the four-course fixed price menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very happy foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I chose Etiole after reading countless review on Open Table (and other sites). My husband is very picky about his restaurants and given that this was the final stop on our Napa adventure, we had high expectations. We were in Napa with a group of grad school friends celebrating my husbands 41st birthday. I knew the restaurant had to be fit for foodies, have a great wine list, and be able to host an intimate party of 9. Etiole did not disappoint. We did both the 4 and 6 course tasting at our table. Everyone loved their dishes. The service was on point and discreet. I highly recommend Etoile for any time you want an amazing evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant
    Seafood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Beautiful place, great food, excellent service. Food was delicious, had great presentation, serviced at a normal pace for this class of restaurant. Staff was friendly, provided information about the food. My wife chose to ear a la cart and I took their tasting menu. Yes, it is pricy - similar to all the other restaurants in the area, but brace for memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • longest and best meal
    BigMark
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a party of seven celebrating birthdays at Etoile. It was the longest and best meal I've ever had. A party that large requires assembling an armada of waiters to bring out each of the six dishes on the chef's tasting menu. We ordered wine separately and did not take the wine pairing option. We were almost unanimous that the food and service could not have been better. The one hold out was my 9-year-old granddaughter, who found the cheese on her sandwich and pasta too exotic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    LeonievSVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My parents ate here 25 years ago for their honeymoon and we have just returned to celebrate their 25 year anniversary and had the best experience, great food great wines and great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Etoile is a very special restaurant for us, we were married there and return every other year for our anniversary. Knowing this, the entire staff go above and beyond to make our dining experience very special. The tasting menu is exceptional, varied menu items - all delicious and exciting. The Duck Breast was superb. Our server, Jaime, was professional as well as personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best meal we had in Napa!
    JenK
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Just amazing. The chef's tasting menu for lunch was shockingly delicious- can't recommend it enough. 100 times better than Medrona Manor. And 2-3x better than Ad Hoc. Just wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting, wonderful meal
    DickBob
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A party of seven had lunch on a Saturday afternoon, celebrating a special occasion. I wish we had been offered an outside table, as the restaurant was too air-conditioned for our lightweight summer attire. Also, the barrel-vaulted ceiling, while attractive, caused an extremely disturbing echo to the one member of our party who was seated in the "sweet spot" directly under the center. Our table was large enough that we could move our chairs around to get her out from underneath the center, though it would have been nice, when she originally complained to our waiter, if he had suggested this instead of simply acknowledging the problem. Other than that minor complaint, the service was great, and the food was terrific.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.