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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.
Yountville, CA 94599
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch - 9:00 to 1:30pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a small public lot and ample parking across the street - no charge.
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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