Ad Hoc

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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.
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CinemaSpectacularFoodie
San Francisco
15 reviews
Reviewed on December 29, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Very good, exciting flavors, small dishes yet filling

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DeniseB
Central Coast
5 reviews
Reviewed on December 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Always great. Always creative. Best fried chicken ever!

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vipTigerVirgo
San Francisco
39 reviews
Reviewed on November 26, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Honestly, not worth the hype. Overrun with tourists/buses. The so called Best Fried Chicken was mediocre...and cold by the time the runner found the recipient after roaming the grounds from the main kitchen.

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LuLu90803
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Reviewed on November 19, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Outstanding! From walking in the door down to the last bite, everything was extraordinary. Well Done!

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PhoumyS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Reviewed on October 30, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

The food and service here have always been great. Reserve at least a week early though. Big tip: if you run out of an entree, as for more because they serve family style.

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BeetleD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Reviewed on October 30, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Interesting and enjoyable concept-there is one meal on the menu on any night-no need to make choices. One could be concerned about not liking something that is served: I have never had anything that I less than loved, and I tried things that I never would have considered trying. The food quality is outstanding, service is great, wine list incredible.

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AmyB
New England
5 reviews
Reviewed on September 4, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Made brunch reservations for my partner's birthday and we were absolutely blown away. Who else could pull off chicken fried steak and have it be so memorable that we would be raving about the meal for weeks? The service was absolutely top notch, providing insights into everything from the food preparation to local places to explore while we were in town. It will be a privilege to return.

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PamelaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Reviewed on August 22, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Love the food, but the wait staff is sometimes hurried

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CharlotteR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Reviewed on August 22, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Love this place. You get Thomas Keller family style! The only thing is you have to check the daily menu because you may not be into what they're having.

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vipMRAL
New York Area
5 reviews
Reviewed on August 20, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great menu, friendly staff. Make accommodations for allergies, vegan etc. even though the menu is fixed everyday.

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RoyC
Central Coast
1 review
Reviewed on August 11, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Go early and eat at the bar, great food! Addendum is also great for a picnic lunch.

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marcorabellini
San Francisco
21 reviews
Reviewed on July 29, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

We always return to Ad Hoc. The food is always great. We like going here with 2-4 friends as it's family style and fun to share. Just make sure everyone knows the menu beforehand.

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vipmehere
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Reviewed on July 2, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Amazing food and prices are good for the quality and experience.

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ClosedTable
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for Sunday brunch on a weekend where they were serving chicken and waffles. The pre fixe family style brunch was delicious from start to end. It might not be a good choice if you have picky eaters, but for anyone looking for a solid start to a day of wine tasting in Napa, you can't go wrong!

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vipVivekG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our first time at Ad Hoc our party had a great time. Unfortunately we didn’t get to the try the famous fried chicken but the dinner did not disappoint. From the cocktails to the main courses to the desserts we enjoyed our experience from end to end. We look forward to our return!

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vipIronChefJane
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a value for only $54!! The quality of the food is exceptional: we have had 4 meals at Ad Hoc and every one has been very good!!

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SamKool
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything cooked perfectly and tasted excellent!!

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vipTXFoodFan
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the Sunday brunch menu was great- between my wife and I, we covered the regular menu items and the add on items as well. The fried chicken was amazing! Poached eggs on brioche toast, lobster mac, and the pork belly hash all were excellent as well. Must go back next time we're in town!

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vipFoodie21
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Pork short rib was inedible due to massive amount of fat...very disappointing
When I complained, no one ever got back to me until, as I was leaving the restaurant, I commented about it to a server and he told me the chef said they had gotten a fatty shipment for dinner that evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacationing here in Napa

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vipLovedThePlace
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We greatly enjoyed our overall dining experience at Ad Hoc.

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vipSaraI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best meal I've had in a very long time. I will dream about it!

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vipLLMaizzari
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best food we had while in Napa! Service was spot on, wine pairing was wonderful!

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vipweboni
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in Yountville. Service was exceptional. Food, delicious!

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vipJimh
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And I thought I made the best fried chicken! it was superb - as was the Mac n cheese! my daughter said it was the best comfort meal of her life! with drinks... $120/person. oh well, you can't compare ad hoc to KFC!

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GoodFood
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and the food....outstanding!!

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DeidreE
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exactly what we expected....amazing! If you are visiting Napa, don't miss out on Ad Hoc.

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DJMCC
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute number one

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal

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Paocebrian
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Del mismo chef del famoso restaurante the french laundry , en lo personal me gusto más este :) ! Muy recomendado

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Lutopia55
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cousins 60th Birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at the bar two nights in a row and had a wonderful experience. Jonathan at the bar took great care of us and was knowledgeable about everything!

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AlissaO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ad Hoc was truly wonderful, the ambiance was great, service was great as well. We were seated very quickly and once seated our waiter was very attentive . Food was great! Will go back and recommend.

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vipMarkM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best restaurants in the Napa area, superb food, great service, a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was wonderful, and they made us feel very special on our honeymoon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Me encantó, la comida muy rica, la mesa amplia. Es sin lugar a dudas un lugar especial.

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sierra
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We made a reservation for dinner at 8:15 on a Saturday, arrived on time, but apparently it was not a day to have on-time seating. we waited almost 1 hour! I complained nicely 40 minutes in and got comp'ed with some drinks. It was disappointing to have to wait so long. Once we were seated, the service was prompt, and the food was abundant and tasty. So, hopefully the late seating was a rare event, and you will enjoy the food. The music and people were quite noisy, so it is not a romantic place to eat.

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BillL
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was exceptional except for the meat. Even though we sent it back for a better cut, the New York loin second cut was still chewy. No criticism to the chef, as the sauce and taste were amazing, but the meat he received was just ok. As always the wait staff were also exceptional. A little unhappy with the reception desk. Showed up 5 minutes early for our reservation and had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. However, the table we were sat at was perfect, by the window, and with the same waiter we loved from last year.

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vipAdam
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, don’t visit Yountville without stopping by this place.

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ComidaLoca
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

I was excited to eat at Ad Hoc again after a great first experience some years ago. I made a Saturday lunch reservation, and only later realized it was a special limited menu of " burgers & half bottles". I wasn't super excited about having just a burger, but I figured it is Thomas Keller, if he is going to put just a burger on a menu, it is going to be a damn good burger. I was wrong. Unfortunately, it wasn't just the burger that was a major disappointment it was the service as well. We were greeted and told a simple cheddar cheese burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and aioli would be served with a starter salad of greens with a lite champagne dressing and a pile of fries. We ordered half bottle of wine and almost immediately we were brought a platter of greens. Very boring, not enough acid, tasted like wet lettuce. About 3 bites into the salad the burgers were delivered to our table. The small 2-top only fit 3 plates, so of course there was no room for the burgers and salad plates. We awkwardly tried to maneuver the space ourselves, by putting the our salads back onto the large plate in the center of the table, with no help from the servers, to accommodate the ill-timed main course. So there we were, wet lettuce, pile of fries and a couple of big burgers. The bun was so big, I had to deconstruct the burger to eat it. The burger was ok, nothing special and not worth $25. The only thing that lived up to our expectation was the wine, it was delicious. Between the pacing and quality of food, it was an incredibly disappointing experience. I recommend you hit up Gotts at near the Oxbow Market for a better burger and a better value.

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