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Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa, Napa, CA
Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa, Napa, CA
Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa, Napa, CA
Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa, Napa, CA
Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa, Napa, CA

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4.7
4.7
8753 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
SPECIAL NOTE: Parking is limited so we strongly encourage you to carpool, ride share or use a hired car service. Please only park in designated areas. Violators may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.

Bistro Don Giovanni offers a warm and inviting experience with all the personality of a Mediterranean hideaway. Chef Scott Warner's rustic fare incorporates local fruits, vegetables, meat and fowl into traditional, fresh Italian dishes with her signature, creative flair. Freshly baked breads, local olive oil, beautiful salads, tasty appetizers and homemade pastas are inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley. Main courses offer an array of regionally sourced and highest quality creations of chicken, steaks and seafood. The bar features hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines as well as a host of signature cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (707) 224-3300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Scott Warner
  • Catering
    Please contact us for catering questions.
  • Private party facilities
    Temporarily suspended.
  • Private party contact
    Curtis Bradford: (707) 224-3345
  • Neighborhood
    Napa
  • Cross street
    Highway 29
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,753 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wine Country

    Italian

  • Wine Country

    Most Booked

8,751 Reviews
  1. RadM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat by the fountain outside. Lots of heat lamps didn’t feel cold at all. Food was excellent came out warm and good portions. Great drinks and wine selection.

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  2. Nomnomnom

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    5 stars for our most excellent server who was friendly, incredibly knowledgeable about the resto and menu, and treated us well - thank you to the tall guy w mustache and beard - you were great! The food was good, but not incredible . It was distracting to be on the busy street which they camouflage with a noisy fountain and music, but I found it noisy and slightly chaotic. I’d prefer a quiet garden setting. But Napa is busy now so it’s a bit beyond their control. Sigh.

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  3. BobS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the Mandilli and the Risotto of the day. The Mandilli past is fabulous and the pesto fresh with a unique flavor. The Risotto also had a unique flavor that I very much enjoyed

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  4. Missy

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Nice cocktails at bar, fried olives have remained a consistent appetizer. Always a lovely atmosphere!

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  5. Razorback

    San Francisco

    328 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    328 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The meals were magnificent. The waiter was very nice and attentive. Nothing else is required.

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  6. CarolJo

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Bistro Don Giovanni in Napa. The restaurant is on the route out to a lot of wineries. We went after tasting. Wonderful table out in their courtyard. Very attentive service and the ambiance and food was wonderful. Damien was exceptional!!
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you CarolJo!

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  7. Kathi

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love eating at Bistro Don Giovanni. It’s a perfect place to stop by on the way home from Napa Valley.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks for including us on your trip, Kathi!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent beyond excellent and food was fantastic. Party of 4 and everyone loved it.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Grazie!

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  9. luvfoodwine

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro Don Giovanni is our favorite restaurant in Napa Valley.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 4 days ago
    Flattered — grazie!

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  10. foodismypassion

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant with good food and great service. We especially enjoyed the Ravioli which was light and flavorful. Definitely a local favorite.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for sharing!

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  11. JessicaM

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The heater next to us didn’t work so it was a little chilly. The risotto was ok but the scallops and dessert were amazing!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an excellent restaurant… Food was outstanding, service good, desserts “off the charts”…
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Thanks so much!

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  13. fred

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent services ce and good. True Italian food and great atmosphere/

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  14. oysterita

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    After Don Giovanni was recommended by numerous people in Napa, we were very excited for our evening. We are fun and generous guests with huge respect the restaurant business as we have spent careers in the business. We are forgiving and understanding and we know how the experience should feel for a guest. But a luke warm greeting for our reservation to being seated outside with no working heaters (“host said tell your server if you want the heaters on”), we sat for 20 minutes without a greeting from anyone! 20 minutes. Finally, a busboy filled waters and changed the propane tanks. Server came by and was not apologetic at all for the wait with no water, no beverage, or any acknowledgement of the delay. Again, we are forgiving but he made no effort to make up for the negligence. He was ready to take our order, I asked what about specials and he recited them. We ordered a bottle of wine and meatballs as appetizer. Meatballs came up very fast. But our wine was delivered and poured AFTER we finished our meatballs. Incredibly disappointing. Then we ordered 2 entrees and kudos to the kitchen-the entrees were delivered very fast as well. However, they were the most underwhelming entrees-really disappointing. Clams and spaghetti will rank the worst I’ve ever had. And the branzino was a small tail piece that full of bones. We were hungry after our day and were waiting on the server to come check on us and bring cheese for spaghetti, but that never happened. I had to flag down the bus boy to get cheese but the server never checked on us. He did come to table to clear our plates and never asked us if it was good. I would have given him feedback; we were not impressed. We were done and quite disappointed. We left the building without a good bye or any gesture of warm hospitality. ——————— Thank you Don Giovanni for your kind response.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 4 days ago
    Ciao, we are so sorry to read through this thoughtful and candid review. We pride ourselves on warm, attentive service and deeply regret that you experienced the opposite during your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to share and please look for a private message from us as well.

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  15. REB2001

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great indoor & outdoor ambiance, excellent main course, appetizers, & deserts.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    So glad you enjoyed!

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  16. KT588

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro Don Giovanni never disappoints. We split the fritto misto appetizer, followed by veal parm and the lamb shank. Both mains were delicious. Service was attentive but not overbearing. 👍🏻👍🏻

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  17. DavidL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One the best places to go in napa valley. It’s where are the locals go.

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  18. 1gourmet

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good service. Definitely recommend this. It is a little noisy but I liked the way the tables were placed fairly far apart so you could still talk to the people you are with. Nice wine selection and pasta is “al dente” which is how we like it.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Cheers!

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  19. BrianB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a must stop when visiting Napa. Been coming to the Bistro for over ten years!
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    We are grateful for your longtime support Brian – cheers!

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  20. SFstairwaywalks

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a friend at a birthday lunch. Our waiter was particularly great. Professional, attentive and efficient. All the food was very tasty. A shout out for the special appetizer - bruschetta with broccoli rabe, olives, cheese. Thank you delivering a special day for our friend and us.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for celebrating with us!

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  21. JohnB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Cibo e la atmosfera erano ottimo! Adore Bistro Don Giovanni! Giovanni and crew have delivered consistently great food and experiences for 30 years. Bravo!

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  22. Mink

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food mediocre Very noisy Seats very close Not worth the price or my time
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Ciao, we are so sorry to hear this! Thank for the feedback.

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  23. NapaFoodie

    San Francisco

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my birthday and it could not have been a better experience. Oscar was outstanding serving us. Had the calamari, caesar salad, pizza and veal parmigiana with the tiramisu dessert for 3 people. We will be back soon.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Thanks so much for celebrating with us! We will pass the compliments to Oscar.

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  24. Rudolph

    San Francisco

    169 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pork chop is juicy and delicious. Desserts are shareable, I know next time not to get two desserts. The pasta carbonara is superb, ask about their daily pasta special.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Grazie Rudolph!

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  25. JohnB

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are locals, and we love Don Giovanni Wow, the food is so good and so diversified and our waiter was spectacular. Who was Damien  The staff is also so wonderful the gal at the front reservation desk came back to tell me that she had hidden my good umbrella so I’d know where it was at As we were going out the door Joe came over to us and said hello and is so Kind to both Albert and Deborah
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Grazie John! Thanks you for sharing.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro Don Giovanni was superb. The food was amazing, service was incredible and ambiance was energetic!
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Grazie!

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  27. DianeB

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. Thank you for a great experience!
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you Diane!

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  28. Jhall

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was AMAZING and ambiance was great. The server was really great until he cut my wife off while she was talking and basically demanded to speak and have us listen. Maybe he doesn’t have a voice at home or something. 😆 Regardless, still definitely recommend.

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  29. Elle

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going to Bistro Don Giovanni since 90’s. By far one of the most consistently really good restaurants in the valley. Our dinner for my son’s 25th birthday was one of the best yet and had superb service from Enrique!

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  30. JillS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was slow. We were served our salad before our drinks ever arrived. Fish special was very salty.

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  31. TroyJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating an anniversary with my girl and that was one of the best meals of Our Lives! That pork chop was heavenly and our host Salvador I think was his name gave the best service I've ever had from walking me through the wine list to explaining almost ever dish! Definitely will be back!

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  32. AliceB

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here from Oregon. Started with martini’s . They were generous and tasty. We then had the Branzino fish special and the lamb pasta. Both were delicious, although the fish you had to pick through. The Caesar Salad was awesome as was the sautéd greens. The hose wine was excellent.

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  33. MegL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic, dependable, delicious, beautiful ambiance— our favorite

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  34. KiGunTa

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been going to Bistrodongiovanni's for years and we have never had a bad experience! The food is always fresh, innovative and delicious!

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  35. King

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was excellent in every respect; high quality food preparation and presentation, service was attentive yet unobtrusive, and as usual the place was jammed. Always fun to be a part of.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will definitely go back when we visit Napa again! ❤️

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  37. Rono

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Giovanni is a great host. Bar drinks were superb. Food was excellent.
    Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaResponded 5 days ago
    Grazie Rono!

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  38. Nursemama

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being Valentine’s Day it was quite busy but the servers were very nice. Had one mishap that was caught by staff(order was not received by the cook and everyone was very kind and took care of the situation immediately. The Butterscotch dessert was da bomb and the the calamari frito misto was tender and crispy!! Entrees were very good as well!! Will be back again!

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  39. JohnF

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots. Twice a month for us is not enough !!! Everything on the menu is a home run ... from apps to deserts. Can't give it a higher rating than 5 .... not allowed.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again Bistro Don Giovanni was excellent, food, service and friendly atmosphere !

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa is rated 4.7 stars by 8753 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today
Google Map for Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

4110 Howard Lane, Napa, CA 94558

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Highway 29
  • Neighborhood
    Napa
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Scott Warner
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (707) 224-3300
  • Catering
    Please contact us for catering questions.
  • Private party facilities
    Temporarily suspended.
  • Private party contact
    Curtis Bradford: (707) 224-3345
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