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About Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery

The Calistoga Inn Restaurant has one of the most popular outdoor dining venues in the Napa Valley. It's 150 seat patio stretches along the Napa River and it's award winning micro-brewery (Napa Valley Brewing Company) occupies the historic water tower. There is a small outside bar, adjacent to the "Back Forty" beer garden, which offers a casual setting with cedar planked picnic tables and can also be reserved for private events, such as wedding rehearsal dinners and birthday parties. The inside dining room(s) offer a vintage Napa Valley atmosphere and look out to the garden patio. The pub offers a vibrant late night social scene and is also a popular upscale sports bar with five flat screen HDTV's.

1250 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:30pm daily

Cross Street:
Cedar St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 942-4101

Website:
http://www.calistogainn.com/

Catering:
We offering exceptional catering services. Please contact us for more information.

Parking Details:
No parking lot. Use side streets or downtown for parking.

Executive Chef:
Nicolas Montanez

Private Party Facilities:
The Calistoga Inn can cater to groups of any size ranging up to 130 guests. We also offer both indoor and outdoor facilities. Visit our website at CalistogaInn.com for more information or call.

Private Party Contact:
Michael Dunsford: (707) 942-4101

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
See website for Special Event listings.

Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Casual (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
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Romantic (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great Beer (6)
Scenic View (6)
Seasonal (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Authentic (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (2)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love coming here whenever we visit Calistoga. Love the fact that it is family owned and the nice young man who was serving us water was as polite as can be. The food was delicious, the service superb, and consistently a wonderful place to eat.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Dinner was fabulous. My wife ate the crab cakes for an entree and there were two very satisfying ones that were a complete meal and I had the country paella, which was delightfully spicy and tasty and I enjoyed each bite more slowly than I often do when eating a meal taking it all in. We also really liked the ambiance, the staff and the soft electric guitar that was playing. The music was perfect as it was delightfully there in the background, but did not dominate and make conversation difficult. All in all a wonderful night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were the only people having dinner inside, maybe that was why we basically had no service. The salmon cheeks and paella were excellent. The calamari was over cooked. The food was good the service nonexistent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This place could really use some new life. The menu items are stale, as is the decor and sweet, but poorly trained wait staff. We started with the clams and muscles. The broth was pretty much a bland chicken stock, but the muscles and clams were quiet meaty and well cooked. Then we shared a wedge salad. It was the saddest hunk of iceberg you ever saw ... browned at the edges and core included. No love or pride of food in that dish! We sampled it anyway, and the taste was surprisingly ok. Next we had the jerked chicken and prosciutto pizza. The pizza was actually quite tasty! Excellent fresh dough, cooked to perfection, with a crust that held a crunchy exterior and doughy lovely middle. Plus I love figs, especially with marscapone, and on a pizza? Yes please! The chicken was so salty it was barely edible. Which is a shame because the jerk seasoning was actually nice, and the potato cake underneath was very good. We got a lemon dessert to go. It was pretty good, but t would have been nice to have some forks!

We also did a beer flight after a day of wine tasting. We love beer. Sadly only the porter was good.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

As a local, lots of good places to eat in Calistoga and the Valley. This was particularly good, unassuming. Nice wine list (including flights).
Coming back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoyed the food. The service was not as good as it could have been, for as many employees as there are and for the prices you pay it is reasonable to expect to be checked on and drinks refilled which we did not get. Overall the ambiance was nice and the food was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food & atmosphere! We dined on the outside covered patio while enjoying live music, a guitar player. We both started with the tomato, fig and burrata cheese salad. It was amazing- fresh heirloom tomatoes that tasted like they were just picked from the garden. The dinner of fresh scallops on a bed of corn and risotto was amazing; simple flavors and fresh ingredients. I would go back again and order the exact same meal. Great wines and friendly attentive service by the waitstaff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Vegan, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was the best meal we had during our Sonoma/Napa Valleys six day cycling adventure. Delicious!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Was disappointed that the menu on Open Table was not the same as the Restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was exceptional. My steak was done to perfection. We sat outside come and so was very good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We enjoyed our meal - the summer risotto was outstanding - my only issue was the waiter said it was vegetarian, but i'm sure it had chicken broth, because it was so delicious! Loved the guitar player - added to our evening. Strange pricing - some items are a great deal, others very expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was fairly good (fresh and varied), but the chef's creativity took some dishes in the wrong direction. For example, the heirloom tomato salad (filled with a variety of tomatoes at the height of the season) was dotted with very sweet figs and sweet (and low-acid) balsamic vinegar, leaving the dish too sweet and begging for acidity. Another creative dish that went astray was the room-temp avocado pasta, an attempt at fusion that, while combining fresh and bright flavors like cilantro and lime, yielded a very heavy mound of food. Had the chef substituted raw ribbons of zucchini for the dense pasta, it might have been a lighter and more balanced dish. While the meal was generally good, the dessert (a baked, berry crisp a la mode) was astoundingly good--verging on revelatory. It turned what was becoming a run-of-the-mill wine country bistro meal into something memorable. I might choose to dine elsewhere next time, but I would not try to dissuade first-timers from giving it a go. that dessert was ridiculous, and I'm not usually a dessert guy.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Dinner in the patio was great but as of September 2017 there is major road work going on so you wouldn't want to plan on patio dining during the day. The wings were fabulous!!

Tags: Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great wine selection and beers. Had the Pinot flight and enjoyed the selections. Menu is diverse and should please most people. Much better than typical pub food. Calamari was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Awesome!! Perfect place to enjoy the night!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Calistoga Inn did not disappoint! The large patio is the perfect place for outside dining in the warmer months. All four of us enjoyed our meals - fit for foodies. Service with a smile was perfect. We enjoyed the guitarist playing during dinner. We left satiated and happy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was fresh and new experience. Food was something you would not find in any other restaurant. This restaurant should be busier.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Friendly service and good food......does have outdoor dinning/beer garden but it was to hot to sit outside. Inside was nice and cool.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

What a lovely little spot in the middle of our cute little town. We dined outside and it was a beautiful warm evening. The heirlooms were in season and the presentation with buratta was impeccable. Our favorite dish however was the paella. Being foodies we savor the best and this was an 8 1/2 out of the 10. They did it right. We also asked that the chef toast their homemade bread which they did graciously and with all the sauces it was a perfect accompaniment. Wine, beer, all excellent along with very the friendliest servers - so I recommend it. Good choice.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Totally awesome! The hamburger is accurately described -- the best ever!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great atmosphere. Food was good !! The ribeye was cooked as asked. Unfortunately our server flaked on us quite often. Our bus boy was more attentive.
Overall good experience though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wife's birthday. Service was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Calistoga Inn had wonderful food and atmosphere! We sat outside and had a wonderful time eating calamari, ribs, and salmon with risotto. This was the best risotto I had in a while! The creme brûlée dessert was fantastic! Perfect amount of sugar and filling. The beer sampler was also delicious. Some varieties (pilsner, wheat) were better than ones out on the open market. I would definitely return!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food was wonderful. The service was spot on and the drinks were unique and delicious. We sat outside and really enjoyed the setting. We ordered steak, paella and calamari. All of the dishes were great and would order them again. Very nice experience. We will come again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Fun, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious! Skirt steak and beer flight! The wings were terrific. The neighborhood was beautiful and the restaurant was adorable.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful place. Patio is great Food was fabulous! The food was a little slow coming out of kitchen, just have another drink. Fun time!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Top notch food. Great setting. Waiter very friendly and knowledgeable. Things got busy and they probably needed an additional waiter though. We will go back!

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

A very pleasant experience in downtown Calistoga. Lovey outdoor seating area and well balanced lunch menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Waiter very inattentive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a great time out on your lovely patio - BEAUTIFUL!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was good. Service ok. Only refilled water at end of meal. No regular mustard. Sprinkling of Parm was "cheese fries".

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Outstanding tomato bisque. Friendly service. Nice outdoor seating. Beware: unfortunately, there is quite a bit of construction going on during the week on a bridge that is right next to the restaurant. This creates a noise level but wasn't too bad, even while sitting outside.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

It took us a while to get someone to take our order. Someone came by to put a tablecloth on our table and didn't even ask whether we were ready to order. Thus, it took a long time to even get drinks. The hanger steak with port wine onions and the citron mule were really good though.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Outside construction was noisy - not the Inn's fault.
Avocado pasta dish needed more ingredients.
Fining room excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The food and the service were excellent. We had the pleasure of eating outside in their garden area. There was construction happening directly next to the restaurant and it was a bit distracting. But other than that, it was a good experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Always a wonderful restaurant, with great food, personable service, and we love the outside dining, in particular! We have been many times and will continue, as it's one of the best in Napa Valley!

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent service,dinner was delicious and the music added nice ambiance

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Fish special was very good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

While the initial impression of the inside seating is pretty "Plain Jane", the senses are aroused by stepping into the ambiance of the outdoor seating area. The tables are nicely spaced so you are not part of everyone else's conversations The weather cooperated by being a beautiful, comfortable shirtsleeve evening! The background music, and later on, the Tiki Torches were a nice touch. The food choices were varied enough for most tastes, well prepared and delivered. I thoroughly enjoyed the Paella, and two of us had the Ribs, while the fourth member of our party had some very nice CrabCakes, which she really enjoyed. Nicely sized portions led to two boxes being taken home for more enjoyment the next day. A five Star evening and we will definitely be back, even with the 45 minute drive from Sonoma!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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