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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 20 times today


427 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies (8)
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Evangeline is the casual bistro for which Napa Valley has been waiting: a destination with garden patio dining and world-class food, drink, and service.

Classic bistro items such as raw oysters, croque madame, smoked salmon, and steak frites--each of them in the most flavorful form you've ever seen or tasted. Daily specials like shrimp etouffee, gumbo ya-ya, and fried chicken offer glimpses into the Chef Gustavo Rios' French and Creole repertoire.

An extensive array of wines by the glass is anchored by our draft wine system, which serves perfect pours on exclusive wines seldom offered except by the bottle. Our local beers and liquors will get your toe tapping at the comfortable, chic bar.

The jewel of Evangeline is the trellised outdoor patio, with heaters and fans for outdoor dining in all but the most forbidding weather. Dappled sunlight and lively music make it a Napa Valley idyll worth the drive up-valley. Free parking abounds across the street.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, Creole, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 341-3131
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gustavo Rios
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Private party facilities
The Private Dining Room is available for groups up to 14, dinner only, with a prix fixe menu selected from Evangeline's most popular items or your special requests. Please call us to set up your dinner.

We also host larger groups for sit-down meals, cocktail parties, winery release parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and Mardi Gras balls. Please call for more information.
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Private party contact
Sasan Nayeri, General Manager: (707) 341-3131
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Call us for your next private event, and we'll figure out how you can experience Evangeline at a venue of your choosing.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Plentiful free street parking is available in the neighborhood, and there is a free public lot right across the street. The only time you may have to walk a bit is during the Saturday Calistoga Farmer's Market.
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Public transit
The Nap Valley VINE bus service has stops close by.
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Evangeline can contract live entertainment for private parties. Please reach out for further information.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our General Manager Sasan Nayeri for any special event requests.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 427 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Slow service, food wasn’t great

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food and service on a normally chaotic holiday!

5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a lovely birthday dinner for a close girlfriend - five of us enjoyed a space that allowed us to chat without feeling rushed. Food was all good and service was perfect..

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Great place...... In the area on business visiting wineries ........ and Amici recommended you. They were right on target, was nice, quiet, very attentive staff. Food was phenomenal Duck was superb. It was 8 pm So we didn't get to do HH, but if in the area again will sure try to get there earlier

Dineaholic (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food quality to price ratio is incorrect. The food does not have any essence, it is not Creole nor French, nor special. Also, the staff can be more welcoming and knowledgeable about what's being offered.

NolaFoodLover (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

I had great expectations for this restaurant and was excited to try for the first time. I ordered the Shrimp Etouffee and I was disappointed. The roux tasted burnt and the consistency was very thick & I didn't like the taste. I'm fairly easy to please with food but this was just OK. I spend a lot of time in New Orleans and the dining there is the highlight. I really wanted to like this food but it was nowhere near as good as many etouffee's I've had before. Our server, Ashley was exceptional, the ambiance was great and I would go back but I would not order any New Orleans style dishes here.

Fondue4me (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious, fast and friendly!

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

We were in town visiting and it was close to the hotel so we figured ‘why not try it out’? The atmosphere was quite comfortable and there was romantic and soothing lighting. The menu had many interesting options and plenty vegetarian appetizers (I’m vegetarian). But they only had one vegetarian main course which was a bit disappointing but I of course ordered it and it was so good! It was well balanced. I also shared the whipped potatoes, Brussel sprouts, and cheese plate with the rest of my group and all dishes were spot on perfect! I recommend the cheese plate, it was divine and had a great selection of cheeses! Overall I 11/10 recommend this restaurant. It’s the best French food in Marin!!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Good quality food but very pricey for what it was. I would prefer to have stayed at Sams Social Club as the food is excellent there and although on the higher scale as well the portions, variety and value is better and the drinks are top notch

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Our waitress was amazing! Not only was the food great, but she truly made our wonderful experience! Thanks for a beautiful night

LaurenceF (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was good. Tables are crammed together and a bit claustrophobic.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Went to Evangeline for a birthday celebration. The waiter was extremely attentive and great with recommendations. We got the burger and steak. Both were amazing. For appetizers we had the fried pickles and crab dip. The space was cozy and warm even though we were on the patio. Would love to go back!

JNice (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Eventhough my boyfriend asked for his steak to be cooked medium came out medium which was a bit disappointing. Ambience was nice and the staff was great.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

We eat out a lot. Your menu was delightful, The food on the menu was even better.
Deserts ro die for...Lemon Cake was so yummy... Will be back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017


OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Not bad place in Calistoga

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Good. I don’t want to lengthen your review.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been to this establishment twice now, and have loved it both times. Impeccable service, great ambiance, and excellent food are hallmarks of the fantastic experiences we have had. We will definitely return.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

The starter was very good---small potato cakes with creme fraiche, smoked salmon and cavier. The hamburger was disappointing. Not very exciting and the bun was way too wimpy and got mushy from the meat. Cheddar on top of burger had no favour so might as well not have been there. And how about onion or other more interesting ways to top up a burger? None to be had.
Hefty price for simple food that was not very tasty.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Short and sweet...everything was perfect! Can't wait to go back.