Market

Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marketsthelena.com/
  • Phone: 7079633799
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-5:00pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eduardo E. Martinez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Market Restaurant is available for off-site culinary experiences. Please give us a call to discuss your next event!
  • Special Events: Large parties welcome. Please call the restaurant directly to receive more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring and Adams
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Market
Market Restaurant offers an elegant yet comfortable dining experience. Located on Main Street in St. Helena, the historical building features exposed stone walls and an antique bar dating back to the turn of the century. The menu features American classics with a fresh seasonal approach and the wine list offers a diverse selection of wines to complement Chef’s creations, with an emphasis on wines from local Napa Valley vintners.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Market reviews from OpenTable diners
209 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (119)fit for foodies (116)great for lunch (61)special occasion (61)notable wine list (56)romantic (49)great for brunch (34)hot spot (32)good for groups (30)kid-friendly (17)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (10)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Stay With Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've eaten at Market several times for dinner and have always been very pleased. However, after trying an impromptu lunch there, I am not so sure I would do it again. My wife had the watmelon salad that was very good, but the oyster po-boy was a major disappointment. Served on a dry hamburger bun, the rest of the sandwich matched with three medium sized oysters that tasted like they had been last night's leftovers. Ugh. It was actually bad - and such a disappointment considering everything else that I have eaten there.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was exceptional and the service was superb. My husband and I have been here several time and everything we have ordered has been great. We also like that there is no corkage charge at the Market and every server we have had has been excellent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best on the Block
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    You should be ashamed of yourself if you ever pass up on this restaurant. I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. Between the cute, cozy tables, the perfectly cooked, well balanced dishes, to the servers and owner who work their tails off here to provide the upmost perfect service, Market might be one of the best restaurants on the block. Knowing that it is a smaller place, don't mind the small wait you may have to encounter. Relax, have a drink at the bar, they will not forget you. Macaroni and cheese, to die for, chopped salad, delicious, perfectly cooked filet, impressive and you can make your own s'mores?!? Sold! Do not overlook this place, a promise is a promise, Market just does not disappoint.
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    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eating in wine country
    EATS4BB3VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    All our dishes were good, my niece has just enrolled in the CIA so I expected better so close to the School. Will be trying other restaurants in the area before I go back. the people were great, got there early, no problem, asked for a half mac-n-cheese, no problem
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Always Wonderful!
    LuvGrdntotble
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner at Market on Saturday night. Our meal selections ranged from steak to salmon and everyone was pleased. The waiter was knowledgeable and the chopped salad was to-die-for as always. If you want a sure bet, time and time again, this restaurant never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had a nice a relaxing lunch with a couple of friends from out of town. The service, atmosphere, food and overall experience was very enjoyable.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    Chicagoan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Noisy place but good atmosphere. Locals and tourists. We two tourists had reservations (a must!) on a busy October Friday night. VERY attentive at first...then larger tables came and our waiter was just lost to us. I think he was pacing our meal for us, which was great, but then with the larger tables forgot to put in our main courses? How else to explain other tables in other sections coming after and leaving before?? We sat and sat...finally asked the manager/host and within 10 mins our food came. NO APOLOGY at all, which would have helped. Crab cakes, awesome. Market salad, great. Salmon, delicious. No corkage fee for first bottle. Nice. I'd return for the deliciousness, but on a weeknight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Unattentive Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Decided on "Market" based on other reviews. Food was exceptional, but service was terrible. With so many other great restaurants in St. Helena, I will not return to "Market".
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  • dreadful
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    worst meal in years soggy corn bread, burnt chicken with plastic crust which waitress did not even charge for.....all companions equally unhappy
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  • Wonderful Last Evening in Napa..
    SkinFlickVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    What an incredible restaurant! Great cocktails and wine list. Great specials.. Fried Green Tomatoes and Fried Prawn appetizers were both awesome. None of us had any complaints about any of our entrees. Filet - fantastic, Fish and Chips - great (not greasy), Rosie Organic Chicken (both fried and roasted) - equally wonderful. Our waiter, Jessie, was fabulous and very attentive. Don't forget the famous butterscotch pudding for dessert. One of the other waiters refused to let us leave without trying it! Thank you handsome stranger. :-) Super cute place right in downtown St. Helena! Hope it's still there and as good next time we come to the Napa Valley!t
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner Experience
    Valeri
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our first dinner in St. Helena was at Market, and what a terrific way to start. Our server recommended an excellent Robert Foley Pinot and we had the special of Tiger prawns on a delicious basil mashed potato. Every dish we tried was beautifully presented and just as tasty. The next time I am in St. Helena, Market is at the top of my list of places to eat again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lunch in the wine country
    luvfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband & I had a late lunch. Service is good; atmosphere is good. I ordered the Mac & Cheese which was a bit disappointing. There were about 3 specks of bacon in it. The noodles were cooked well, sauce consistently was good but not enough cheesy flavor. Plus the lack of bacon. My husband had the swordfish special that day and it was wonderful. Flavorful sauce, fish cooked perfectly. Next time if I go back, I will try the fried chicken which looked delicious.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    DorothyandBrian
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had an excellent meal and the service from Annie was first class. We would recomend this establishment for anyone visiting St Helena.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Regular Napa Valley visitor
    THECOSVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The Market continues to be great. Great food. Great wine. Attentive service. A must if you are staying near St Helena.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    JohnCVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Market focuses on outstanding ingredients that are not fussily prepared. The menu is solid from top to bottom and changes every six weeks or so. Specials are particularly good. Standards include a lamb shank with zinfandel and salmon or halibut--all always excellent. Some have suggested that other options in the area for the same price are better choices, but I disagree. Terra is a different caliber and a different experience, higher end dining. Market outperforms Cindy's, Mustard's, Archetype and Tra Vigne. One of its top features is not so much zero corkage, which is nice, but an outstanding local wine list with average markups from wholesale of around $10 per bottle. A true bargain. Service is always attentive and personal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful evening at Market !
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Eddie was ever-present on the floor as usual....and Jesse was great as our server for a second time. Great job guys. Had the prawns as an app and short ribs for my entree.....wonderful meal.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    TravelLover
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, food was just ok, well presented, but no wow factor. Table service was mediocre. Prices were in line with others in area. There are too many other places in the Valley that are better. If Market is to compete, they need to step it up. It was not bad, just ok.
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  • Neighborhod Favorite
    Spunkers
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Market is the "go to" restaurant for us in St. Helena. The food is always reliably good, the service great and the atmosphere convivial We always meet up with friends who g there as.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enjoyable supper
    wdc88
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Crowded enough to make the service a bit sluggish and conversation a bit difficult, Market nonetheless delivered a delicious meal and pleasant experience. Beer-battered shrimp were sweet and plump, if a bit greasy; whole-leaf caesar salad was excellent (it's all about the dressing, which was tangy and full of flavor); huge portions of beef short ribs and lamb shank were tender and tasty.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St. Helena Gem
    Cally
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great casual for adults. The gourmet appetizers were delicious. I loved the tuna ap! When we asked about the burger the waiter made us believe it was the best in town. Four of us ordered it and he was telling the truth. Nice wine list.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great food
    ocfoodie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Truly enjoyed our diner there a few nights ago. The food was excellent, we ate too much though and didn't get to have dessert, so we'll have to go another time for dessert. The staff was very friendly, and the atmosphere was pleasant.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful
    MaryK
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We ate here a few years ago and remembered it was excellent (the no corkage fee doesn't hurt!). This time, a Sunday evening in mid -September, was true to our previous experience. The large restaurant was half full likely because the tourist season is at a small lull, but that didn't affect the quality of our experience at all. We are coinnoisseurs of heirloom tomato offerings. ( I'm a gardener) and their tomato/burrata salad was fantastic, as was all our dishes--Caeser salad, and salmon and filet mignon entrees. Our waiter and other staff were knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Breakfast
    SpikermikeVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Really enjoyed the historic buildings in St. Helena and our breakfast experience here was wonderful. The service and ambiance were welcoming and the food was great.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • 6 people in group--all say 5 stars
    LRBScoopVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    honored reservation at a busy time, great service, informed waitress,
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great lunch, great drinks and great service. I would recommend to anyone visiting the area. It was our favorite meal (dinners included) while visiting the valley.
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    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Market Napa, CA
    Mich
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had such a great time at Market celebrating my husbands Bday. Dinner was cooked perfectly - med rare salmon as requested. Dessert was especially amazing - Butterscotch Pudding in homemade waffle bowl... Amazing!!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A very nice downtown restaurant with a very spacious setting. Staff is extremely friendly. Food was very local and fresh and really fits the restaurant.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent surprise about the tast of the plates. Very good service form the waiters.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Love coming here, great food, amazing service, nice wine list, no corkage, fun cocktails. It goes on and on and on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem !
    NJdiner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Went here for dinner first night in Napa Valley. Great choice! Heirloom tomato and burrata salad to die for! All dishes very well prepared, with freshest of ingredients. Service delightful. Very charming place.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great dinner with lots of amazing and delicious options. They also allow you to bring your own bottle of wine without a corking fee which was a huge bonus. Overall, we had an incredibly delicious dinner at Market!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Best local American food
    Amartineztfe
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A locals paradise, nice ambience and all plates simply delicious. Friendly staff make your experience memorable. No cork fee, cheers!
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    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was superior, food was awesome, well priced.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better choices in the area
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is clearly a local's spot. The food was just ok and the service was fair. Reasonable prices but there are much better choices in the area for a better meal.
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  • Delish!
    EpicureanVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Love this place. Food is delicious, everything we ordered was fantastic. The service was just as good. Lobster rolls are to die for! Surely a gem, one of our favorite places for lunch. They have a perfect lunch special...sandwich, soup and a treat. The cauliflower soup was scrumptious.
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    great for lunch
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  • Nice place for lunch
    ScarabsanVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had lunch on a Saturday afternoon, food was good and wait staff was very nice
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    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food & service
    ShortyNZ
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What a pleasant surprise! The food was top notch and our waiter (unfortunately i've forgotten his name!) was outstanding and contributed massively.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Laura
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I found out about Market by doing a little research on lunch spots in Napa Valley. I expected it to be good, but it exceeded all of my expectations! The soup of the day, the bread, the watermelon and mozzarella salad were all amazing and the s'mores were fun and delicious. I'll recommend Market to others and will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wonderful food, fresh ingredients, inovative dishes plus old favorites with fresh twist, good, friendly service.....a local gem.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Love the fish & chips
    5starVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband loves the champagne battered fish and chips. The fish is so light and tasty. Do order the butterscotch pudding for dessert. It's so good you hate having to share it. Their menu for brunch is quite extensive. We continue to enjoy this lovely restaurant
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.