Solbar - Solage Calistoga
Food was excellent. HoweverFood was excellent. However very slow to arrive. We received numerous apologies, but at the same time had to ask for water refills and more (yummy) muffins that we needed due to the long food delay.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect combinationThe food was fantastic, the ambience a delight and the views added the perfect combination of a romantic evening.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply impeccableWonderful service and amazingly creative dishes. Everything was great!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding. TookFood was outstanding. Took a very long time to get a drink as we were early for our reservation and bartenders were busy. However, then the hostess forgot about us and we didn't end up with a table for about 25 minutes after our scheduled reservation. Started out with poor service, but the waitstaff did an excellent job and I would return for the food.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBocci anyone?Don't let the "bar" in SolBar fool you. This is a full service restaurant located at the gorgeous Solage Resort. You can choose a lovely outdoor section overlooking the pool and Bocci Ball courts or eat indoors by the room size windows. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable and attentive. Every morsel of food was eaten on our plates. The cornbread was delicious. Had a sardine dish which was quite tasty followed by Pastrami rubbed Tuna with corned beef chunks on a bed of mustard and cole slaw. Order a side of horseradish for a perfect ode to deli experience.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCalistoga BeautyWonderful for a warm afternoon lunch or early dinner in the midst of wine tasting. Light and fresh food complemented by a spectacular wine list. At a beautiful resort with scenic views and terrific ambiance.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely LunchWe have heard and read about Solbar and decided to try it out on our recent visit to Calistoga. We loved it! Sitting outside with the view of the beautiful pool we were already memorized, but then the food came. Awesome! We loved sharing the appetizers and tacos between 4 of us. We will be back again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful early dinnerWe sat outside and the weather was gorgeous so it just added to the beauty of the property. Our server was Steven and he was amazing, attentive and made some good recommendations. I had the swordfish and it was presented well and tasted good with yummy kumquates that were cooked and were so sweet. My husband had the duck and he said it was the best he's had in a long time it was served over rice with cherries. Our son had pasta from the lighter column and it was very good with herbs and cheese.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA memorable dining experienceWe enjoyed the ambience and the superb quality food
chosen from an interesting and varied menu
Unfortunately our waiter was a little over-attentive.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it. I'm a local....perfectLove it. I'm a local....perfect spot for mid-morning breakfast.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!We had the best dining experience at Solbar during our trip to Napa! We ordered pork belly for an appetizer, and steak and lamb shoulder for entrees. We devoured each dish. The food was out of this world; the staff was friendly and welcoming; I highly recommend it!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE best in CalistogaWithout question, Sol-Bar is a wonderful place....A-1 cuisine, great service and they love dogs at their beautiful outdoor patio area. View of pool and mountains...the very BEST Calistoga has to offer. So even if you cannot afford to stay at this magnificent resort, having a meal there is a MUST.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a super cool restaurantThis is a super cool restaurant on the Solage Hotel grounds. Be sure to go early and play some bocce ball! They don't really tell you this, but there's also a bar menu available, with smaller less expensive items. Our party of 6 all had delicious dinners. Love the modern open ambience. You can also eat outside in warmer weather, where it might be more comfortable with kids.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Vibe and FoodMy friend and I visited Solbar after a day of wine tasting. At first I was worried I wouldn't be hungry as we had an early reservation (5:30 pm). Not being hungry wasn't an issue after I saw the menu and the food came out. Everything was cooked perfectly and there were so many great options. You can choose from "healthier" options to more indulgent options. Since it was vacation I paid no attention to healthy but I'm sure that food would be good too! The outdoor seating area is really nice and cozy. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Overall it was a great experience (both times!). OpenTable only listed 2 time options but the restaurant wasn't full. I'd recommend calling next time.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ending celebration toGreat ending celebration to our visit in the Napa Valley.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Outdoor AreaOur second trip to Napa Valley, and another great experience at Solbar. Whether a romantic dinner under the stars or Sunday brunch in the warm wine country sunshine, this place does not disappoint. Attentive service and excellent food. Be sure to request a table on the patio.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery niceWe ate breakfast and lunch here. The food was excellent. My only complaint is that I make better lemon-ricotta pancakes than the ones that were served to me! I was really looking forward to something special. The pancakes were "okay." Salty, actually. My husband's breakfast was delicious (a take on eggs benedict), and they left off the ham for him (vegetarian). Lunch was very good, but not spectacular. I absolutely recommend dining here, however. It just didn't bowl us over.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMtasty and niceAwesome eats..nice place..small portions but just enough5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for foodiesThe service was FANTASTIC! Very attentive staff at all levels. Venue a bit noisy, but probably because it is so popular. The cost was well-aligned with food quality/taste. Not cheap but definitely worth it. Each course was expertly seasoned, leaving a savory, sensory, mouth-watering, eye-closed tasting moment. The gnocci, steak, morels, oysters, reduced sauces were yummy. Food presentation was superb. I can highly recommend and will definitely go back. Fit for foodies and people who like superior service! Perfect for my wife's birthday dinner!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMfit for foodiesthe food was amazing and so fresh. Outside tables had a great view and fire waterfall...very romantic and superb service.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks for an excellent evening!Thanks very much for a lovely evening! The service was excellent, and while each course was wonderful, and the wine and desert pairings were inspired, we have particularly fond memories of the corn bread muffins! Delightful!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it...Food was wonderful, service was great. Our server, Scott, was extremely helpful and friendly, If you're staying in Calistoga, you must eat here!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost Perfect!With a lively, flexible menu divided into "light" and "substantial", Solbar has something for everyone including a tasty lounge menu all day. As a resort restaurant, they serve all meals, including a delightful breakfast until 11:30 a.m.; I don't know how they do it consistently, it's a marvel and I recommend it for any time of the day or night!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Favorite Place in the Napa AreaOn a beautiful day that's not too hot (i.e. Mother's Day, 2013) this place cannot be beat. Its spectacular beauty is matched only by the oustanding food. I love the seared ahi burger on a special roll (like the roll in a baked Chinese pork bow) which comes with an edamame and tofu salad that is way more delicious than you can imagine, despite being extremely healthy. There's a big wine list with many interesting choices. My brother had the fish tacos and our Mom had the poached eggs on a homemade biscuit with thin slices of black forest ham and sauteed kale, topped with hollandaise sauce. All meals were enthusiastically eaten, followed by a sharing a trifecta of refreshing homemade sorbets:strawberry, pina colada and mandarin orange.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur night at SolBarGreat location. The Bocce Court, fire, & water features is a great touch. The windows & the openess of the restaurant decompresses you from the drive up. The waiter was were very attentive to our needs. The wine list had a good variety of wines to choose from, glass & bottle. We started with the oysters. They were clean & creamy, the mignonette was also very nice. We had the sardines as our second course. They were a little dry, but the currants & lentils with them was a nice touch & went well together. For our mains, I had the the lamb shoulder with fava beans & trumpets. It was very good. It was tender & just rich enough. My friend had the tuna which was also very good. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. I can't wait to come back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat outdoor patio for drinksGreat outdoor patio for drinks or dinner. Very good original food, but did not meet expectations. Save a few bucks and visit Market, Cindy's Backstreet or Farmstead and you will do just as good if not better with the food.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only tough part is figuringThe only tough part is figuring out what to order because everything looks so inventive, interesting, and delicious. When the food arrives, all hopes for excellence are exceeded. The waitstaff is informed, professional, and enthusiastic.
Amazing experience.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding food and serviceOutstanding food and service! Although the menu was small, every option was available. The food was excellent; everyone in our party (10) raved about his or her selection. Service was well thought out and executed. Each course arrived for all of us at the same time. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with is looking for an exceptional meal and service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat variety of food optionsGreat variety of food options both healthy, light options and more heartier choices as well. The patio was lovely. Zen like modern atmosphere/decor.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as always!Eaten here many times. Its a must visit whether staying at the property or not. We ate lunch and dinner here this stay and can honestly say everything we ordered was amazing. I highly recommend the fish tacos on the lunch menu. For dinner, the agnolotti is unbelievable as is the salmon and the halibut. For dessert, ask for the donuts. Not on the menu but will make them for you. Also the cheesecake is unbelievable.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSolBar met my high expectations.SolBar met my high expectations. This was a special occasion and I was not disappointed. Beautiful, serene surroundings and delectable food. I will return!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch excellent, lunch disappointsBrunch was excellent. The lunch menu was ordinary, nothing outstanding....Our group was disappointed with the dishes we had for lunch. We expected much, much more for a Michelin rated restaurant. Lunch was a disappointment.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at Solbar, but it won't be my last: wonderful food in a gorgeous setting with attentive service and reasonable pricing. The menu is so inspiring it was difficult to make a decision; I'll have to return to try more options!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT CALISTOGA EXPERIENCEGreat food, and wonderful service. Our waiter was soooo nice as was the lady who sat us. They accommodated our request for outdoor seating and the waiter was so good. He said it was a privilege to work for such a good restaurant, and I believe he was sincere. It made for an excellent experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've visited Solbar severalWe've visited Solbar several times since it opened a few years ago, and it keeps getting better. Dining out in the Wine Country is not cheap and is frequently uncomfortably noisy with lackluster service and cuisine, but Solbar offers a solid value for the cost in terms of food, ambiance and service.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSo happy that I picked SolBarSo happy that I picked SolBar after reading about special places to eat in Calistoga. It made my husband's birthday even more special. We sat outside, by the outdoor fire, and the ambience couldn't have been better. The wait staff was helpful without being overly intrusive. Every recommendation made was fantastic. And I loved the pacing - we absolutely did not feel rushed through any part of our meal. We had a reservation for our Thursday night dinner, and would have returned during our stay in Calistoga, but didn't have reservations for the next evening. But it was that good - we would have gone twice in one stay.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSolbar is worth going to justSolbar is worth going to just for the architecture and ambience. Solbar is worth returning to for the presentation and flavors of the food. What a delightful surprise a little farther up the Silverado Trail!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Dining (with a twist)When we got there, the atmosphere was wonderfully romantic, with an open fire for the outside tables, though we chose to dine inside, since the weather was still a bit cool. The wait staff was very well dressed and professional but courteous.
The menu is dynamic, and as it turns out, the chef is from South Carolina and so on Tuesdays, he makes some "Home Cooking" in the form of a 3 course Fried Chicken dinner. (This does not sound particularly fancy, but just put the chicken down and have a sip of wine, and you are back to fine dining). My wife ordered the flat iron steaks and we went half-sies (something we often do to increase our variety). The meal was amazing. (Best Fried Chicken I have ever had too).4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always outstanding.The food is always outstanding. The staff is attentive and eager to answer questions regarding the dishes.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time atThis was my second time at Solbar, my friend and I were able to dine on the patio, which added to the pleasure of dining there. I had the fried chicken with sweet potato pancakes! The chicken was perfectly crispy and the meat moist and juicy. The sweet potato pancakes were a perfect accompaniment. My friend had the fish tacos and savored every bite.
Next meal will be dinner!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative, well-executed menu.Creative, well-executed menu. Erratic if friendly service. Perhaps understaffed?4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBrandon Sharp outshines himeselfBrandon Sharp outshines himeself often with the cuisine and its variety changing periodically. The staff with Terry, Scott, Michael and Luis and Stefan are efficient, thoughtful and gracious. A great experience4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSolbarSolbar has everything one would hope for: great service, fantastic food, excellent wine choices, good ambiance and isn't over priced for what it is.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing brunchImpeccable service from the moment we entered the door, perfectly executed food and beverages, very thoughtful menu - the kind where you wish you could try everything, and one of the best brunches we've ever had. Would go back again every time!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambiance suffers on aThe ambiance suffers on a rainy day. The inside dining room is not designed to serve as the main venue. It is best to go when outdoor seating is available4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Michelin star is wellThe Michelin star is well deserved, but the restaurant wears it lightly. Great vegetarian and vegan options, done with as much imagination and care as those selections designed for omnivores. Everything we tried over the course of 5 meals was memorable. Well worth every dollar spent. Food prepared with this level of care and imagination is rare, especially when the place it's served is so comfortable and casual.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had another great dinnerWe had another great dinner at Solbar -- this time selecting items all from the special March Asian inspired bar menu. Everything was delicious. The service was great and the ambiance was relaxed. Very nice evening.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food expertly prepared!Delicious food expertly prepared! Our server gave excellent suggestions! The clearing of plates was done most stealthily in ninja like fashion!
The one downside was that the restaurant was very, very noisy. Our table of four had a hard time hearing each other speak throughout our meal.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGem of a restaurant...This is one of those rare finds where it all comes together. Terrific menu, well prepared, personal service, and wonderful ambiance. Get a table and dine outside. Very romantic and memorable. Also, pretty reasonable for this calibre of restaurant.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent experience allAn excellent experience all around. Professional, attentive and unpretentious service. Creative well executed dishes. Wonderful cocktails. Highly recommended.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AM