La Toque – Westin Napa
La ToqueOutstanding dining experience. Food superb, service impeccable , quiet room where one can hear the other person speaking!
We dine there for our anniversary and birthdays. It is our special treat to ourselves.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!Had a great meal expensive but you get what you pay for it was fantastic. There was not one thing out of place, sending my wife a sister in laws back next month!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemI've been binging on Michelin star restaurants all week and out of all of them, La Toque was the most pleasant surprise. The quality of the ingredients and the price points are terrific considering it's a 1* restaurant! Portions were ample without being excessive, the options are extensive, the service was impeccable and the environment is upscale without being pretentious. With all of the options available in Napa, you can't go wrong with La Toque.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMChef Michael hit the spot,Chef Michael hit the spot, we enjoyed every bite!
Cheers to the wait staff for their attention to detail.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA true loveWow, what can I say? This was yet again, a wonderful experience to behold. The food is innovative, paired with the most wonderful wines. The staff was exceptional. The sommelier was funny, knowledgable and full of information that we drank up. Other than the kid running around in the outside area, this place is very exceptional. We will be back in July, and we will ask for a table where no children are around. It is not a child appropriate restaurant, so get a babysitter. Certainly not the restaurantt's fault. being in the Westin is another plus. Good job.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh Quality in NapaChef Ken Beard's La Toque restaurant has been established as an excellent dining experience..Using the small plates menu system the diner has a wide choice of dishes that add up to a complete dinner. Very high quality ingredients, preparation and service. Dress is business casual.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice of menuAt La Toque, you can do a chef tasting menu (9 courses), 3 courses pls dessert, 4 courses plus dessert. We chose the 3 course pls dessert ( plenty for us ). When choosing courses, you can choose anything on the well varied menu.
In this age of nouveau and creative cuisine, La Toque is a very good restaurant, but not in the nouveau/creative category. Don't misunderstand me -- everything was very good, but in this day and age, what this restaurant serves up seems a little old fashioned -- very good, but old fashioned. Absolutely worth a try, no question -- but if this restaurant wants to win awards and kudos, it will need to change with the times.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestStill the best in Napa Valley when all factors are considered. The cuisine here is marvelous, and, while not inexpensive, it is far less so that its two biggest competitors. Service French style, but easy and friendly. Don't miss it.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Napa Valley GemWe've been to La Toque many times and the restaurant gets better and better. Attention to our table was spot-on and perfectly balanced. And then there's the food. Ken Frank and his kitchen make culinary magic. The food is consistently memorable. The menu is always fresh, with a nice balance between a few favorites that thankfully stay on, and new creations to discover. Finally, the restaurant has a great wine list, but be sure to try the wine pairings. A lovely evening!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNormally do not like TastingNormally do not like Tasting Menus but this was superb, and the wine pairings were excellent. I have not enjoyed a meal more in the last twenty years.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHeaven in Napa ValleyThis heavenly place is Quince and Commis on steroids-absolutely the finest experience I've had this side of France-stunningly beautiful dining room-unequaled passionate wine service and the best service imaginable. The wine pairings bordered on absolute perfection while the presentation and flavor profile of each dish on the Tasting menu rendered me speechless. For some unknown reason I kept thinking I was at Per Se in NYC, a place I haven't even been! Remarkable in every aspect.Supreme dining event.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMService at its bestProfessional staff and service with great food and ambiance5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Dining ExperienceMichelin star fine dining. We were a little intimidated by the menu at first. Food was very delicious and portions were just enough.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food with uniqueFantastic food with unique preparations! Kudos to the chef. We reside in NYC area and food quality was
equal or better than top restaurants. Ambience was lacking. Restaurant was large and half empty for a
friday night. Needs updated decor and should consider closing adjacent room to create a better vibe.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHave enjoyed La Toque manyHave enjoyed La Toque many times. Prefer the inside area to the patio. Will definitely go back for other special occasions...5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Toque blows us away...againWe have lived in Napa for 12 years, and our favorite restaurant has consistently been Ken Frank's La Toque. Mind you, at $350/person after tax and tip, it is not an everyday experience. We just celebrated our 30th Anniversary there and everything was fantastic - from the single spear of white asparagus to the always perfect wine parings. Everything works - always! Thank you Chef Frank for having this jewel in our backyard.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal of our tripLa Toque was my favorite meal during my recent trip to Napa Valley (we also went to Redd). We did the three course menu paired with wine. It was delicious! Our waiter was helpful with suggestions, we were not at all rushed, the sommelier explained a bit about each wine and why it paired nicely with the food selection and she answered all of our silly questions without condescension. I like fine food, but not the pretentiousness that sometimes accompanies it - there was none of that at La Toque. It was a great evening!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOn the way to their secondOn the way to their second Michelin star. Just terrific.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench Laundry move overAnniversary dinner went beautifully. Quiet, romantic and the food was as good as I've ever experienced. The Chef sent a signed menu and desert with elegant candles. The staff didn't sing, thank God! You want to impress, come here. 75 page wine list..... Seriously.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful! So kind. So delicious.We went here for Mother's Day brunch, and the staff was so kind and the food so good. I would say that not all of the staff is well versed in how to serve food with young kids at the table (who puts the hot latte in front of the wiggly baby?!) But the food was WONDERFUL and the staff was incredibly kind to me and my husband. It's fantastic.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA must if you are in NapaMy wife and I have not been to La Toque in several years - It was as good if not better in our first time. It was a wonderful experiance.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMReally goodThis town is littered with great food and restaurants. This place fits right in. We had lobster, veal, duck, slamon, asparagus and caviar. We ate from the choose three plus wine flights ( you choose from the menu sections either three or four dishes and can opt for wine flights. Choosing caviar adds $36 to your bill for the Cliqueot you get with it). Everything was excellent. Dessert and gratuity included $175 pp. We dined two tables down from the most famous chef in Washington DC who also seemed to be thoroughly enjoying his experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely impressive menuExtremely impressive menu as to variety and quality. The four or five course dinners are fun to construct. Everythng is beautifully presented and delicious, but the servings are extremely small, and you will have to fill up on bread to prevent leaving hungry. The desserts are particularly well done. The wine list is very extensive and the price breath taking. The coffee is the only thing edible that needs work.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a wonderful diningThis was a wonderful dining experience. We had the 3 course meal with wine pairing and was pleased with the taste, presentation and wine knowledge. Quite an experience that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe four of us had an exceptional time. Be prepared to spend some money, but the food is divine and the service impeccable.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA memorable feastA noteworthy place- truly exceptional!!
Excellent, attentive service and a most expansive wine list imaginable commented on and approved of by our french guest from Burgundy.To warm up the palate a muse bouche was offered, followed by exquisite appetizer and main dishes of your choosing- unsurpassable in flavor, composition as well as presentation.
Also heavenly for dessert lovers: gorgeously prepared, innovative choices executed to perfection- if one so desires pairing with Muscat can add to the experience.
An extraordinary evening of being well tended to and an incredibly enjoyable feast for the taste buds- we can't wait to come back for another visit.
THANK YOU for doing a stellar job all around.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe indulged ourselves withWe indulged ourselves with the chef's table menu and wine pairing. The staff was very attentive throughout the evening, even as business picked up. The wine pairings were excellent - leading us into areas we would likely not have explored on our own, but complementing the courses nicely! The sommelier was very knowledgeable, efficient, and provided a refreshingly entertaining presentation.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food; fantastic service.We opted for the chef's tasting menus, with he recommended wine pairings...it was brilliant. The sommelier was so interesting and entertaining, regaling us with the background and nuances of each of the wine pairings. It was such a perfect compliment to such perfectly prepared and presented foods.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile pricey, the food atWhile pricey, the food at La Toque was amazing. We had the 3 course meal with dessert and each course was a reasonable portion and very delicious. The wine list is huge, but incredibly expensive. I suggest you bring your own bottle and just pay the corkage fee. This is a terrific restaurant which I will definitely return to in a future trip to Napa.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery special restaurant. NotVery special restaurant. Not only is the tasting menu outstanding but the wine pairings added so much to the experience . The service was excellent. While expensive, the price was well worth the experience4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I celebrated herMy wife and I celebrated her birthday at La Toque. It was exceptional. The menu is one of the most interesting in the Valley and the 3 or 4 course menu offers great flexibiity. In fact, the vegetarian "dinner" was the best we have ever seen. The Antelope, Sable amd quail were excellant. I don't understand some other "reviews" that cmplained about the service or portion sizes. The service was wonderful and the portions were more than ample.
Don't wait for a special occasion to try this wonderful restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of three andWe were a party of three and two of us chose the Chef's menu (my recommendation) and one person chose to select from the 3-course menu. It was simply over the top. Every course was a memorable culinary delight.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is high end dining inThis is high end dining in a stylish but relaxed hotel restaurant. Despite a deserved mention in the Michelin guide, the staff does not take itself overly seriously. Even with the wealth of fine restaurants in the area, visitors might wish to eat here more than once during a stay in Napa.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!Awesome! It was a great experience--the food was perfect!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. ServiceFood was excellent. Service was somewhat slow and disconnected.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything just Great exceptEverything just Great except the Sommelier, too snob and not kind at all3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely birthday dinnerExcellent service, Jonathan was our server. Wonderful menu, huge wine list. Lamb dish was disappointing but the rest of our dinner was outstanding!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I love La Toque!My wife and I love La Toque! We have been there 5 times and each time has been a great experience. We are vegetarians, but Chef Frank conjures up such creative dishes that we always end up eating something new each time. The wine selections are excellent, of course being in Napa. The service is very attentive and friendly and they will make us french fries (my wife's addiction!), bring us soda water to clean up any spills (seem to do it often!), etc. I have taken many friends and family members there and they are uniformly impressed. I would highly recommend it over any of the other high profile places in the Napa valley including French Laundry and Bottega.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the ambiance of theWe loved the ambiance of the fireplace. The service was impeccable from start to finish and not snobby or stuffy either. The sommelier was very helpful and wasn't pushing the most expensive bottles on the list. The food was outstanding. I had quail and antelope and both were wonderful, although the quail is like eating a tiny chicken and you have to watch out for the bones. It was delicious though. Great dining experience.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe absolutely loved La Toque...We absolutely loved La Toque... especially the sommelier! We plan to eat here every time we visit Napa Valley.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThis is what food should be all about. We went there on Christmas Eve and ordered the Chef's 9-course tasting menu. Everything was out of this world. They were also very flexible in accomodating my wife's restriction to shrimps due to allergies. The service was excellent. No wonder Chef Ken Frank has a Michellin star for this restaurant.12/24/2012 12:00:00 AM