Special NightWe received a recommendation from a friend that Press was a "Must Eat" restaurant in Napa. Well, it truly lived up to the recommendation as my new bride and I had a wonderful time. The services and food were excellent! The meals was served at the right pace and came out hot! In addition, the atmosphere in the restaurant was great as we were able to talk about our wedding day and really enjoy each others company! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a fabulous dining experience in wine country. One of the best restaurants we have ever dined at!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable fine restaurantFood was fantastic at this restaurant. We sat outside on the patio. The only thing I didn't care for was the drape you had to pull to block out the sun. It was annoying with the slight breeze blowing. Everything was fantastic. Great choices on their menu.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak place to try!The atmosphere was very nice with very friendly staff happy to explain you the menu! The artichoke egg appetiser was delicious! Highly recommended it! The NY ribeye was nice but a bit small! However the fillet mignon was somewhat flat without any flavour. Asked to be medium well and was brought to me very well done. The restaurant is a bit on the expensive side - we knew it anyway- but we were expecting more. We would give another try!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food...loved the ambiance butwhen you ask about the difference between the 08 and 09 bottles of Opus One you would expect a visit from the sommelier. The female sommelier didn't bother to stop over until dessert. The waiter gave us some steer but disappointing from a restaurant in the heart of Napa Valley given that it was not to capacity. Quite frankly missed an opportunity to sell us an additional bottle! Greg our waiter was on top of it - thus the 4 on service. Mussels were delicious......5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMimPRESSedBest steak I ever had, and I'm a Texan! I'm a foodie, or at least I like to think so, and I don't know when I've enjoyed a meal this much. Wine list is unbelievable. Great service without breathing down your neck!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI was in Napa for 4 days withI was in Napa for 4 days with my girlfriend and another couple and we all agreed that Press was one of the highlights. Our server, Greg Bruce, was perfect and the food was delicious. We will go back every time we visit the valley!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingDinner was exceptional and the wine list spectacular! If you are into older high end wines this is the place for you...5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNothing bad to say!Arrived 10 min early. Got drinks at the bar. Seated on time. Every course was smooth, delicious, and efficient...not hurried or delayed. Kind of pricey, but expected that. PRESS IS WORTH THE MONEY.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd visit did not disappointThis was our 2nd visit and we loved it just as much as our first visit last year. The restaurant is bright, crisp and beautifully decorated in clean simple lines. . Steven was our server and did a great job on making sure my husband's allergies were addressed by suggesting foods. Appetizer was tartare of kampachi - delish. We had the ribeye which was good but I think the filet is better. The loaded mini baked potatoes were so good, the kale was okay but I think the creamed spinach is better. No dessert as I was stuffed but do recall the chocolate soufflé was very good on our last trip. I highly recommend this restaurant as the service and food make it a wonderful experience.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacularMade our evening special as we celebrated a graduation!
Service beyond belief! Menu options to cause your mouth to water. Best steak known to man. Amongst my top 5!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, great service.Outstanding food, great service. Can not wait until I return for another dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steaks. Appetizers excellent.Great steaks. Appetizers excellent. Side served family style and average except truffle Mac n cheese which was great.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerWe had a 60th birthday dinner for 8 and could not have asked for a better experience. We visit Press at least once on every trip to the area and they continue to surpass our expectations for both service and food.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food at Press was veryOur food at Press was very good. Two of us ordered a seafood special that was excellent. This restaurant has a very peaceful atmosphere due to the neutrals used in decorating. Service was very good although we were a bit jealous of the attention given to regulars, and those in the wine business. The desert was a special chocolate concoction that you had to order when you ordered your entrees as it took a long time to prepare we were told. Well, it came to the end of our meal, and our waitperson told us that for some reason they had not "fired it." So, she convinced us to wait another 30 minutes to this special desert that had gold leaf over it. My advice, skip that as it was not very good, and was expensive.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSteller foodFirst time, but won't be the last. The ambience of this restaurant was beautiful with a clean contempory feel.
We had a meat platter for two and the grades of meat were prepared to perfection.The evening was exemplary.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & service, can'tGreat food & service, can't do better. It is an institution in the Valley, winery deals, winemakers all happen here. You never know who will be at the table next to you. Simply the best of Napa Valley. Largest Wine List in the Valley and well priced.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, fabulous wineGreat food, fabulous wine list especially older California cabernet vintages5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely interior space. EveryLovely interior space. Every time I've been to this restaurant over the years, it has been outstanding. Look
forward to the next visit.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA must-do for your St Helena stay.We highly recommend the small seafood platter appetizer. For many, that and a salad, with the bread will be a meal. We each also ordered a steak, excellent, and had to take a doggy bag to our Inn. On our next visit to Napa Valley we will repeat this excellent dining experience.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive but worth itWe had a wonderful experience at Press. It was our anniversary and they put a nice card on our table to wish us a happy anniversary. We also sat in this love seat by the fireplace that was very romantic. Service was great and the food was fabulous. We ordered the lobster & crab cake & steak tartare for an appetizer. My husband loved the steak tartare. The chopped salad with bacon, avocado, apples was really good. We both ordered the rib eye and it was great. My husband ordered his med rare and thought it was cooked a little more than it should have been but he still enjoyed every bite! We split the souffle, which I think was a mistake because we could have each had one. Very expensive but worth it for a special occassion.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood steak - wine outrageousGood food. Service could have been a bit friendlier, but was still good. Ridiculous prices for wine.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Wine List in Nappa ValleyPress has by far the best wine list in Napa Valley. It is a destination for us and we live more than 1,000 miles away. There are other restaurants in the area which Michelin gives three stars, but Press is for us, the three star attraction. Why? The wine list.
The Michelin three star restraints insist one consume a ten course meal. Unfortunately, ten course meals make it impossible to enjoy great wines. Yet Napa is about wine. Press has by far the best list of Napa wines I have ever seen. It is better and easier to learn about great Napa wines at Press than by touring the wineries where one tastes great, but far to young wines. We have made two trips to Press in twelve months. We will make a third before the year is out.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our most favaoriteThis is one of our most favaorite places to eat! Food and service is alway a win.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing! Great food greatAmazing! Great food great waiter! Top steak place we've ever eatenin. Not the cheapest but worth it.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest filet I've ever had.Best filet I've ever had. Mushrooms!!! Lobster crabcake!!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded my expectations.Exceeded my expectations. Recommended by a friend. Best steakhouse ever been too. Will definitely be back. Truffle mac & cheese was delicious- a must have.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe interior architecture,The interior architecture, including the acoustics, foster and support the entire experience of fine dining with friends. Of course this wouldn't matter if the rest of the experience weren't up to it, but it was: cocktails, food, wine, and service were all outstanding. Really outstanding. We will be back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely stunning restaurantAbsolutely stunning restaurant with cool Northern California vibe. Meat entrees were outstanding. We ordered the veal chop and flat iron steak. Impressive wine list featuring local boutique wineries.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, but noisy and crampedThe menu selection was impressive, and most of the food was excellent. We have to take off one star on Food because the steaks were not cooked properly. In fact they were consistently undercooked not just at our table, but both of the tables next to us. We even specifically described our interpretation of the requested temperatures with the waiter.
The main dining area is somewhat of an echo chamber. Also, the layout of the dining area seemed designed to pack in as many guests as possible rather than provide ambiance. We were practically sharing tables with our neighbors, and conversations carried over between us. Too close for our comfort.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Napa Dinner!We celebrated a birthday dinner at Press on a Friday night, it's rare to enjoy a dinner where all the elements come together so flawlessly: food, wine, ambiance, and service. The food was amazing California fare - fresh, unique but unpretentious. Some favs: the artichoke salad was one of a kind, and the wood grilled filet was perfect with truffle Mac & Chz! My husband had homemade mint chocolate chip - they pick the mint fresh from their farm, it was incredible.
The wine list is all Napa -- we ordered by the glass (great selection & guidance from staff), and the ambiance was intimate but modern & not stuffy.
Finally, the waitstaff was as professional and polite as I have ever found -- they really made the evening!
Can't wait to r4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeThe best place I have eaten in my entire life! We had reservations somewhere else two nights later and canceled them so as we could come back here with all of our adult kids. You have to try the "Bacon Sampler"4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wood-grilled steaks areThe wood-grilled steaks are the highlight - paired with the best Napa wines.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating our anniversaryWe were celebrating our anniversary and Press went out of their way to make sure we had a memorable dinner. We were seated at a semi private booth overlooking all of the restaruant, our waiter offered two glasses of complimentary sparkling wine to toast our anniversary. Our starters were excellent; steaks, sides and dessert were cooked to perfection.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AM5starsExcellent all around. Food and Service couldn't be better. A must when visiting the Valley4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening!We really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Wine list was excellent and service was outstanding. Had some out of twon guests visiting and would send anyone I know visiting the area here!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and service.Fantastic food and service. One of the best rib-eyes I have ever had!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect SteakhouseA perfect steakhouse gem. I was driving into town about 45 minutes to just go to a nice steakhouse and was told Press is the best and right in Napa area. I was really impressed. Even the waiter who told me it was his second day acted like he had been doing this forever. The busboys were even super friendly. The somalier was very friendly and kept a good eye on empty glasses. The menu has a really nice spread. I wanted so many things but couldnt eat so much. Very tasty. The tuna tar tar was killer. The salads were fresh and the steak was great. The dessert was literally the best I ever had. I even had to take a picture of it because I want to remember it. Ive never had a more fudgy mousse souffle ever. SO much better than the cake souffles.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome PlaceHad a great time at Press last week. The manager placed us at their prime table for our 15th anniversary and treated us like royalty. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was incredible.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!Friends/Coworkers of my husband recommended PRESS to us for our recent weekend getaway to Napa and we couldn’t have been happier with the recommendation. They noted that it was their favorite Napa restaurant and previous TripAdvisor reviews clearly backed up their assessment. We anticipated being happy with our selection, but after our meal, we were absolutely amazed and have to say that PRESS served some of the best food (especially steakhouse items) that we have encountered – and we’ve eaten in fabulous restaurants from New York to Chicago to Las Vegas. We were promptly seated for our Friday 9pm reservation. First, the atmosphere and décor was beautiful, especially the outside patio and fireplace. We had a great corner inside booth t4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply delicious!If you love steak, this is your place. Everything was absolutely perfect. Filet Mignon cooked to perfection, wait staff attentive but not bothersome, wonderful ambiance. And try the coconut sorbet! Our waiter recommended and he was so right!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMbest so fargreat place, great food, friendly staff all around.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPress is fine food but withoutPress is fine food but without making you choke in the price. The quail was amazing as was the chocolate soufflé. I do think they should lower the corkage. Especially when the bottle isn't on the list. It is wine country.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 40th anniversaryWe celebrated our 40th anniversary here and had the best dinner! We've been here before and will return!!!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMYou'll be head over heals for moreFantastic on all levels! Food you've loved before, Once eating it here you be head over heals for more! We will return on every trip to Napa!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent resturant. ImpressiveExcellent resturant. Impressive wine list. Food
perfect3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Service and overallGreat Food, Service and overall experience! Thank you!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food in a friendlyAmazing food in a friendly environment that made our night! From the first glass of wine and muddled basil cocktail to the leftovers we took home and ate the following day, every bite was thoughtully created and deliciously flavored. Our server was genuinely friendly and all wait staff seemed to have that extra second to share as they asked about your night. Would definitely return. Best New York Strip I've ever had and the Meyer lemon tart was insanely delicious.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCharles, our exceptional server,Charles, our exceptional server, made the entire experience extraordinary. The meats were excellent but over seasoned for my taste. I like the meat to stand out; this meat was coated with butter and more salt and pepper than I would use. My husband, however, thought the meat was totally excellent and perfectly seasoned. We're both looking forward to our next visit.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat value, ambiance and foodWould definitely go again if in the locality. Good wine list. I really enjoyed our meal and the children were able to play in the outside space3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, our meal at PressAs always, our meal at Press was delicious, friendly, and romantic! The wait staff is impeccable, and Scott will always pick us a glorious wine to match our meal. We wish you were not a 6.5 hour commute!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM