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About Ad Hoc

Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc + Addendum was originally intended to be a temporary restaurant, but due to its loyal following, it was decided that it must be a permanent fixture in Yountville. Ad Hoc serves a prix fixe, 4-course family-style menu, which changes daily, and embodies the comfort food reminiscent of the recipes Chef Keller's childhood. Addendum is the restaurant's seasonal outpost offering buttermilk fried chicken or BBQ picnic lunches to be enjoyed in the garden or taken to-go.

6476 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch - 9:00 to 1:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 944-2487

Website:
http://www.adhocrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a small public lot and ample parking across the street - no charge.

Executive Chef:
Matt Alba

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas Eve or not, Ad Hoc will be serving elevated lunch and dinner menus on December 24th. Special supplements are available for those who really want to get into the Holiday spirit.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ad Hoc will be celebrating the end of 2017 all day long with an elevated lunch menu and a special New Year’s Eve dinner to help you ring in the New Year.

Private Dining

At Ad Hoc + Addendum, there is no limit to what we can offer for celebrating your next occasion: a buyout of the entire restaurant, an outdoor garden party with food stations, or our food and team at a location of your choosing. The possibilities are endless.

Ad Hoc Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (43)
Local Ingredients (38)
Good for a Date (37)
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Special Occasion (36)
Comfort Food (30)
Hot Spot (29)
Casual (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Fun (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Seasonal (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Authentic (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
People Watching (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Romantic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (6)
Cozy (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 12, 2017

My foodie son's favorite restaurant in the Bay Area. Price fixed menu. It always feels good to be here. Staff is kind and friendly. Not pretentious. Food is spectacular. Worth the drive!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We went for the fried chicken and were not disappointed. We had the most delicious gluten free, tasty fried chicken.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Wonderful experience. Loved the concept of one menu. Everything was delicious - ribeye, corn on cob, mac & cheese, pretzel bites and dip, and ice cream sundaes - YUMMY! The service was outstanding - good waiter, good server. It all was awesome. So much food, but we ate it ALL.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Amazing food with fantastic service! Would highly recommend visiting this restaurant!! Only downside was the tables were a bit close together, which made for little privacy during dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Disappointing. Overrated. Flies were bothering us throughout the meal. Not impressed.

Fixed Sunday brunch menu
Acai bowl - fresh, nothing spectacular (3 of 5 stars)
Tomatoes - plain Jane (2)
Fig prosciutto toast - very good and best thing on the menu (5)
Chicken fried steak - tasty, but nothing I could not get elsewhere (3)
Chocolate chip banana bread - slightly dry my wife's is better (2)
1 bottle of rose - yummy

$240 before tip for a party of 4. Not going back and downgraded my desire to try French laundry.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food and services
But I saw some plates and tableware placed too close to floor on the rear computer desk

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (東京)·Dined on September 10, 2017

It started badly as the front desk could not find our reservation even though open table had sent me an email confirmation. But because I could show them the confirmation, they had to find a table for us although they were very rude about it. After waiting for 30min, they finally seated us. The rest of the evening was great and other than what we encountered at the front desk, the rest of the staff were great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Ad Hoc is a fantastic, first class restaurant that combines stellar food and service with casual family style dining and large portions uncharacteristic of other great quality restaurants in its lofty class. A daily, single four course menu is offered with a few additional items for the table and only extremely limited food substitutions for allergies and dietary restrictions. Our meal included amazing juicy pork chops, warm potato salad, aged cheddar cheese and chocolate tarts. Available additions that evening, all of which were excellent, included heirloom tomatoes from the French Laundry garden, bone marrow, and chicken wings in Caesar dressing. Service was first class. This restaurant is the buzz of the valley for its fantastic food (including its incredible fried chicken) and casual style. Kudos!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Outstanding food served in large quantities family style. Really well done - very tasty. Food prices are reasonable for the quality. Wine was too expensive - you are in wine country!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This is a great way to taste Thomas Kellor's food without breaking the bank! We were fortunate to get seats at the bar and we had the full attention of the bar staff. The food was phenomenal - sorry that the fried chicken wasn't on the menu that night but the strip steak was delicious!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I wish I could say that it was an exceptional meal. But I can't. It's a prix fix menu where everyone is eating the exact same thing. Since I don't eat beef, I had the option of vegetarian or salmon. 1st -salad, 2nd- salmon with veggies & barley, 3rd-cheese with honey & nuts/oats 4th-orange float. We could have added additional courses. But that was already a lot of food.
All the food we had was prepared correctly. The only memorable thing was the price & noise level. A lot of $$ for a not so exceptional meal. So I can't say I would recommend the place to anyone.
The bathroom situation -The restaurant needs to check in there more frequently. It was not good!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Awesome experience overall. Only downside is that the menu is set for each day so check ahead!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

As usual great quality in great quantity. I would have preferred a lighter dessert (we got chocolate cupcakes) after the delicious buttermilk fried chicken. The only inconvenient would have been the noise level shouldn't have we received a table outside.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Ad Hoc continues to be the best value in the Napa Valley. You won't get better food for the price anywhere.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We came here with a group of 8 on a Thursday and were lucky enough to get the fried chicken.....many in the group said they wouldn't go to a restaurant for fried chicken, but after eating it they all agreed that it is really terrific. We were fortunate to get to sit outside where it is much quieter than the extremely busy inside area. We will definitely want to make this a regular stop whenever we are in Yountville!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food great. Service great. So many people that it was really loud. From TX so not used to the high food prices. I would still recommend it for the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Tried the food and wine pairing - great voices of wine to complement each course - everything was delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food befits the reputation. Loved every bite of it, especially the fried chicken and the seasonal gazpacho.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Good food and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food and wine pairings were excellent. If any complaint, the lobster mac&cheese was too large for two people. Half as much would have been a lot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was delicious and definitely worthy of a return visit. Stellar! The only two negatives you can't do anything about is the noise level (because the restaurant is full of patrons) and only two restrooms to support the entire establishment.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was fantastic highly recommend a visit if you are in the area but book in advance as it was very busy

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was one of the best meals we have had in a long time. The food was outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I reminded myself not to set expectations too high having recently been to French Laundry. I wasn't expecting fancy, wasn't expecting over the top, but definitely wasn't prepared for a nasty experience. It all started with the extremely rude hostess who hardly acknowledged our presence and failed to glance in our direction when we announced our names. She then walked off leaving us stranded without any indication of how long and where to wait (all for an on-time reservation). We stood around with other guests like a flock of sheep without a herder for a good 5-10 mins. The worst was when she "walked" us to our table. She marched about 2 meters in front, stopped, said "this is it", and ran off before we had a chance to tell her the table was not suitable for our party and that we plan to switch to the one right across. The other staff had to make up for her carelessness.

Aside from the beef, the food was mediocre - an absolutely boring cesar salad with lettuce and ranch, an extremely salty and dry ragu that tasted so much worse than a can of chef boyardee, and an absolutely random plate of stinky cheese with salty nuts and a side of honey that arrived after main course prior to dessert. I'd understand a pairing with wine or as an appetizer but this was just random dry, salty "stuff" that came out of nowhere. We joined the guests at our neighboring table in laughing at the poor timing and lack of quality of this cheese dish. But the ragu was the worst by far - so heavy and so salty. Beef was ok, though nothing special. Dessert was a cheesecake served in a glass. What's the point of the glass? I think it took away from the presentation. Our waitress was nice and took time to explain a few things but overall we felt rushed and unappreciated by the staff and didn not enjoy the food or experience.

There are so many wonderful restaurants in the area. This is not one of them. A restaurant by any other name would smell as sweet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The down-home, family style member of the Thomas Keller restaurant group, Ad Hoc proves that regardless of what you're cooking, quality ingredients and great technique mean a lot. We ate at all of Keller's Yountville restaurants over the course of a long weekend (including the venerable French Laundry) and one of the best dishes we had was the opening course at Ad Hoc of an heirloom tomato salad that you could tell was picked from their garden sometime that afternoon and was literally bursting with flavor. A bit noisy inside (we ate on the patio) but, as always...great food and great service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food, great service, highly recommended. We were visiting Napa, and our preference is excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere, Ad Hoc certainly fit the bill.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Entertaining a friend from Texas- had a lovely table outside to enjoy sunset. Noise level was very quiet outside. Much noisier inside. Delicious farm to table food served family style. Great service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food, big portions, amazing flavors - we loved our dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our meal was absolutely fabulous from the moment we arrived until our time at Ad Hoc was done. David is an outstanding waiter, and he and his team of assistants provided us with an amazing dining experience!

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

We lucked out and got a fried chicken menu night (apparently they have fried chicken only every other Monday night) and it was out of this world. By far the best I've ever had. And glad we opted for the $30 upgrade for truffle mac and cheese. The dessert (cheesecake with a Carmel sized sugar coating with whipped cream and graham fracker crumble) almost made me cry. I left uncomfortably full but well worth it. The staff was amazing as was the atmosphere. Would definitely go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We had a great dinner here! The food was all very fresh and well prepared - if you can plan for it, go on fried chicken night! Some of the best we've ever had.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Fried chicken night does not disappoint.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

OMG the food was beyond delicious. The waiter was very attentive, explained well the wine pairing

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The food was good, but overpriced. The staff was not friendly and welcoming... Over all we were disappointed!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great food but they do move you along. 4 courses and we were done in about 1 hour 15 min as were many of the other customers sitting near us. Wine pairings were excellent. Very professional staff and very efficient, no dawdling hete

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Attractive option for "Curious Georges" who wanted to get a table at the infamous French Laundry ( but didn't plan in advance to secure said table!) - only to learn that the alternative was nothing special. That curious George was me 😜

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Exceptional in every way.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Loved every piece of our menu, we did the pairing and it was fantastic! The cocktails were amazing too.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

A Thomas Keller restaurant but not what you'd expect. Food was mediocre at best and not definitely not worth the price. I understand the whole changing menu's everyday thing but had I know they were serving lemon pepper roasted chicken the day I was going, I would not have gone. $150 per person for chicken and a wedge salad no different than what you'd get from a neighborhood family restaurant is not worth it to me.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Casual but fun Keller outpost that has stood the test of time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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