Solbar - Solage Calistoga
Great 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 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 AMNot quite perfectWe've dined at Solbar numerous times and this was our least favorite experience. We've come to expect great food and service. This was merely good and did not meet our expectations.4/20/2013 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 AMI had the halibut which wasI had the halibut which was fine but my wife's tuna was tasteless.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 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 AMhelpful and friendly servicehelpful and friendly service and great food. Only items that didn't quite seem to fit was the beans with the chicken dish. everything else was fabulous.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFriends from all over metFriends from all over met to enjoy a great meal. We had heard it was good, but it was GREAT! Great menu choices, well prepared, creative, generous portions. Next time our group gets together, we'll definitely go here again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMabsolutely wonderful experience!!Though the group sitting next to us were a bit on the louder side and a woman carrying an obnoxious laugh. The food... impeccable from presentation to taste! The service, top-notch! Would definitely come back to enjoy another meal.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant...One of the Best!I love Solbar. I've been here three times with my wife. We've eaten brunch, lunch and dinner.
Solbar is part of Solage, a spa in Calistoga. There is incredible outdoor and indoor dining. The outdoor dining, on a sunny day, is without compare. The indoor dining is equally incredible. The inside has large comfortable tables with high ceiling and several incredibly beautiful large oil paintings by a local artist named Wade Hoefer.
The food is incredibly innovative (look up the menu), fresh, tasty (very organic) and well prepared. The presentation is incredible.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than ever!Wow. Solage has taken in to a new level. We live nearby and hadn't recently experienced Monday "Locals' Night" -- the asian inspired menu was fanastic, as were the discounted wine. The service was excellent and it is always a pleasure to sit on the patio on a warm (even in March) evening. Great experience all the way around.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, slow service.We decided to go to Solage for Sunday breakfast on our way out of Calistoga. The food was AH-MA-ZING. Beyond incredible. The blueberry syrup and pine nuts are the perfect complement to the lemon pancakes. My husband had the Mt.Washington eggs benedict and they were perfect. The biscuits and gravy were wonderful too and we loved the chunky sausage.
The only reason this place isn't getting 5 stars is the service. We had made reservations and the host sat us very quickly. Then we sat and we sat for more than 10 mins before someone came by to even give us water. Then another 5 mins went by before our server came. Note that it was not busy at that time. Once we were finally able to order things were fine but the slow start was disappointing.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfully unique combinationsWonderfully unique combinations of flavors, intriguingly presented by an attentive and friendly wait staff.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently OutstandingAn outstanding evening at Solbar. The entrees--tuna, pork shoulder and steak--were all great as were the first courses (crispy squid for two of us and (an unexpected surprise) oysters on ice. This is our fourth or fifth time at Solbar and it is now a "must do" for our trips to Calistoga because it never disappoints.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, totally attentiveGreat food, totally attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff. Wonderful personal service. Definitely recommend to others.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove, love, love Solbar!Love, love, love Solbar and will return during every visit to Calistoga!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSolbar is an outstanding restaurantSolbar is an outstanding restaurant located at the Solage Resort. The food is refreshing and inventive, but they still have your tried and true favorites such as delicious fish tacos. If you are fortunate enough to dine during warmer weather, the outdoor seating area is not to be missed as the lighting ads an incredible ambiance. Sometimes the service is outstanding, and sometimes it can be improved somewhat.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection Plus! Does notPerfection Plus! Does not get any better than this!2/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHad breakfast and appetizersHad breakfast and appetizers on 3 different occasions over the past 2 days. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. I just felt the breakfasts were priced a bit too high.1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM