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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Wine Country

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Wine Country? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Bar at Auberge du Soleil restaurant
4.8
4.8 (703)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Rutherford
About the restaurant
Join us at The Bar for a leisurely lunch, drinks and something to share, or an informal dinner at sunset. A favorite among visitors and locals alike, the venue offers an ideal mid-valley respite during a day of wine tasting, or a delicious meal on the terrace at day's end. Enjoy an integrated menu featuring both fine dining dishes and casual Bistro-inspired fare.

Advance reservations are encouraged.
Top review
JuliaOvip
Dined 4 days ago
Beautiful lunch on outdoor terrace. Amazing views and food.
A photo of The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4628)
$50 and over
French
Rutherford
About the restaurant
With 16 consecutive Michelin Star awards, The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil provides a memorable feast for the eyes and the senses. Nestled within a sun-lit hillside overlooking lush vineyards and distant mountains, the spectacular vista views from the intimate dining room or the expansive outdoor terrace serve as an idyllic backdrop for one of wine country's most renown fine dining experiences. Showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients, sourced from local purveyors, the Mediterranean-inspired menu is complemented by an extensive selection of international wines from the hotel’s award-winning 15,000 bottle cellar.

Enjoy a two- or three-course prix fixe lunch or your choice of a multi-course prix fixe or chef's tasting menu at dinner. Advance reservations required.
Top review
Callmetastyvip
Dined 4 days ago
Absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A photo of Auro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (156)
$50 and over
American
Calistoga
About the restaurant
Join us in celebrating Calistoga’s only Michelin-rated fine dining destination, Auro. Our intimate dining space showcases a seasonally inspired, five-course tasting menu by acclaimed Chef Rogelio Garcia and his team. Set against the stunning backdrop of sprawling the Palisades Mountains, this is wine country dining at its finest.
Top review
Silkvip
Dined 3 days ago
We were in agreement that this was one of the finest dining experiences that we’ve ever had! Food and the service were exceptional with the bonus of being brought back to the kitchen to meet the chef. Great experience to be remembered for life.
A photo of RH Yountville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4736)
$31 to $50
American
Yountville
About the restaurant
The RH Restaurant is part of the five-building RH Yountville compound located in the heart of Napa Valley. An integration of food, wine, art and design, the restaurant features ingredient-driven menu that reflects the region’s relaxed refinement, accompanied by a curated selection of artisanal wines and craft beers. Guests dine in the indoor/outdoor space amidst trickling fountains, heritage olive trees and glimmering chandeliers.

For group dining inquiries, please email: yountvillehospitality@rh.com
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
It was the most gorgeous venue from the chandeliers, fountains and food presentation. All the servers are gracious & attentive. The food is always an incredible flavor and perfectly prepared. It is my favorite restaurant as it is food for your eyes as well as your tastebuds.
A photo of The Mill at Glen Ellen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (325)
$31 to $50
American
Glen Ellen
About the restaurant

We opened our restaurant two years ago during pandemic on 8-25-2020!
We offer Traditional Californian, Healthy, and Modern Cuisine!
Our restaurant is situated in Jack London Village in Glen Ellen.
We make our own House Brewed Draft Beers!!!
We want you to feel like you are home away from home!
Best New Restaurant of 2021 in Sonoma!
Top review
Kira
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere. The patio where we sat was so well done, each table had a lot of room, greenery was everywhere, the creek is nearby, under the patio deck. I’ve loved everything I’ve had there, the Indian inspired vegetarian potato dish, the salads, all fresh and intriguing.
A photo of Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery restaurant
5.0
5 (895)
$50 and over
Winery
Kenwood
About the restaurant
Indulge in a Casual & Intimate Wine & Food Pairing Experience unlike any other in Wine Country! At the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room, receive Personal Service and taste Exceptional Reserve Wines thoughtfully paired with 7 Seasonal Courses (each of about 3-4 bites each) that will challenge your expectations of what Wine Tasting should be...

Located in the heart of Kenwood in the beautiful Sonoma Valley, the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room is situated in an unassuming building that overlooks Local Vineyards and Mountains. Relax and soak in the views while seated either Indoors or on our Front Lawn and taste through some of our Best Wines & Food Pairings, curated by Executive Chef John Locher and his team. We are personally committed to your Wine & Food Experience!

Book your reservation today at the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room, or call 707-833-5504! Price is $80 per person for groups up to 6 guests, plus tax. 20% Auto Gratuity will be added to groups of 5 or more.
Top review
LeslieS
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Again a wonderful outing at the Mayo Reserve room. Chef John has created a delicious compliment of food to highlight their excellent wines. Five stars always.
A photo of Roof 106 restaurant
4.7
4.7 (532)
$30 and under
Californian
Healdsburg
About the restaurant
At The Matheson's third floor, adventurous cocktails are crafted from innovative spirits and seasonal fruits, flowers, and herbs. The Mugnaini wood-fired oven kindles small plates that spark the palate (and conversations). Outdoor, open-air seating amidst planters and fire-pits elevate our buzzing garden perch. We take limited reservations 4 weeks in advance for groups up to 4 guests. Large groups from 6-12ppl can be accommodated through Open Table Experiences.
Please note we can ONLY allow service animals on Roof 106.
An automatic gratuity of 20% will be added to parties of 6 or more.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Walking into the patio we were immediately wowed by the decor and setup — it was so cool. I was concerned that we might be hot on the roof as it was around 94 yesterday, but there were attractive overhead awnings with shading, large ceiling fans, and cool misters, so were were quite comfortable. And, we just went nuts for the food! Every dish was fabulous! Our favorite was the grilled corn, but even the Chinese chicken salad was the best I’ve ever had. We brought friends who had just moved to the area from Texas, and they can’t wait to bring their friends! The service was excellent, too!
A photo of Fern Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (331)
$31 to $50
American
Sebastopol
About the restaurant
As a bar-focused restaurant, we craft garden-to-glass cocktails served alongside Chef Joe Zobel's modern American cuisine inspired by West Sonoma County's abundance of biodiversity. Along with our menu of innovative and delicious dishes, the bar features house-made beer and spirit-free elixirs, as well as locally-sourced and small-production wines by the glass. Fern Bar's airy, plant-filled space can be found within The Barlow, Sebastopol's popular shopping and dining destination. Our outdoor dining room is covered with a heater next to every table, it still gets cold so bring a layer.
Awards:
The Bohemian
Best New Restaurant in 2020
Best Bar 2020, 2021, 2022
Best Cocktails 2021, 2022
Press Democrat
Best Bar 2021, 2022
Best Craft Cocktail 2021, 2022
Top review
Kentvip
Dined 4 days ago
Our go to restaurant in Sebastopol. Service, food, drinks are always stellar and our dinner this time did not disappoint. Highly recommend.
A photo of Ca Bianca restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3103)
$31 to $50
Italian
Santa Rosa
About the restaurant
Ca Bianca's cuisine is a blend from multiple regions of Italy, from Milano in the north to Sicilia in the south. Our delicious array of tantalizing dishes include house-made pasta and bread, perfectly cooked steaks, seafood classics, creative antipasti, garden fresh salads, and of course, rich desserts. Ca Bianca is a treasure of warmth and charm in the heart of Santa Rosa.
Top review
Seanji
Dined 5 days ago
Sat on the porch. Beautiful setting, delicious food and great service.
A photo of The Second Story at Little Saint restaurant
4.6
4.6 (84)
$50 and over
Vegetarian / Vegan
Healdsburg
About the restaurant
Little Saint is a vegan restaurant, café, bar, wine lounge and events venue located in downtown Healdsburg with two separate dining options and unique wine tasting experiences.

The Second Story at Little Saint is a 100% plant-based dining concept located upstairs. The multi-course menu highlights the seasonal ingredients available at Little Saint Farm and the surrounding area, and it will change based on availability. The Second Story is open for dinner every Friday-Sunday. Reservations begin at 5:30pm.

The Café & Lounge at Little Saint continues the 100% plant-based ethos with informal á la carte menus served downstairs from 8:00am to 10:00pm, Thursday-Monday. The Café & Lounge offers a casual and cozy living room vibe and is open for walk-ins and reservations for parties of 6 or more, reservations are recommended.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 5, 2024
Creative, delicious, great service, amazing wine list. Fabulous.
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