Steller 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 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 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 AMExcellent choice amount so manyReally enjoyed our dinner at Press. First time in Napa Valley - Press was recommended to us by a friend. Did not disappoint. Had the oysters (fresh, relish) the special roasted beet salad, and rib eye for two. Ordered the ribeye medium rare - which was more rare than medium. Would go medium next time. Had the asparagus side dish which was plenty for three of us to share. Wine list is extensive but had a wonderful $70 bottle of wine. Certainly on the low end of the price range but excellent choice.
Topped off the meal with the chocolate soufflé. Overall an excellent experience and we will come back on our next visit to to the valley.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, experience and serviceThe food, experience and service at press was incredible. I didnt think we would be able to get in on such short notice during our trip, but opentable found us a late-evening spot (815pm) and we took it. The waitress recommended the mixed grill for two (wagyu beef, pork chop, skirt steak and NY strip). We paired it with some sides (sauteed spinach and mini loaded potatoes) and we were NOT disappointed. Everything was cooked perfectly, the food service was paced properly and we left SO FULL and satisfied. We really liked the ambience inside - we only wish we had saved some room for the chocolate souffle!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing meal! A truly classyAmazing meal! A truly classy dining experience, perfectly fit for our anniversary!!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is mainly a steak houseThis is mainly a steak house with a la carte sides. We split the aged NY strip. It was great intense flavor because of the aging. Steaks are cooked over an outdoor wood grill and ours, though very good, was a bit too charred and a bit overdone to our liking. Have the truffled Mac and Cheese! Lovely decor and ambiance.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI came here for my 21st birthday.I came here for my 21st birthday. The food was absolutely delicious.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!WOW! Absolutely outstanding from start to finish! The fresh basil breadsticks were a pleasant surprise, and each variety of roll was a delight. Lobster and crabcake was the best ever. No fillers and simply prepared so that the flavors really came through. The steaks were "melt-in-your-mouth" tender. Nothing beats USDA Prime! Try the Truffle Mac & Cheese too! Of course the chocolate souffle is a must have. Even the coffee was superb. All-in-all the food, service, and atmosphere were perfect.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPress was my absolute favoritePress was my absolute favorite restaurant in Napa Valley! We decided to share the Mixed Grill for 2 and honestly could not pick a favorite of the 4 items---all were excellent. Our waiter was incredible--wish I could remember his name to ask for him again next time. We will definitely be back!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOur table by the fire madeOur table by the fire made for a great capping to a birthday trip to Napa. Wonderful food, wine and service in a beautiful space.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant steak houseExcellent food, good service. Our mixed grill was a bit overdone with charred filet mignon. We did not see the wine list as we brought our own bottle from a local vineyard. Do not miss the chocolate souffle for dessert.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPress, Best of the Best!This is a must for a fine dining experience in the Napa Valley. You will not be disappointed!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Pricey and worth every cent. Limited menu but great food. Their wine list is on an IPod and its incredible! Great place and the building is gorgeous. Go prior to sunset and face west. You won't regret it.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo words . . . CRAZY GOOD !My wife and I dine out frequently throughout the Bay Area. This is one of our favorite restaurants. Great ambiance & service, incredible bread selection & butter to start. We shared everything so we could enjoy sides and a desert without having to carry anything home, including ourselves in a wheel barrel (wink)! We started with the Crab & Lobster Cake ($22.00) done right, with very little breading, heavy on the crab & lobster! Then two glasses of Philip Togni Cab ($22.00 each) with the Wagyu Flat Iron steak with optional Truffle butter ($57.00). The sides included a full order of incredible asparagus ($13.00) and a half order of Mac & Cheese ($7.00) Then ended with a New York cheesecake with berries ($10.00) & Capuccinos ($5 each)3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating a specialWe were celebrating a special occasion and our server totally took care of us. We felt like rock stars all night. The food was amazing, all recommendations were spot on and we had a wonderful time. We will be headed back soon!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingAfter a poor experience at Hurley's in Yountville, Press was the exact opposite! Excellent venue, great staff, nice selection of steaks. Everything was prepared perfectly. Lots of nice touches. You will not be disappointed!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst dining experience hereFirst dining experience here Had the ribeye for 2 and Swiss chard side. Food was incredible- great ambiance and service3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection from the steakPerfection from the steak tartare to the wagyu flatiron. The chop steak is not to be missed!!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AM