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Evangeline

4.3
4.3
1536 Reviews
$30 and under
French
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's 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Creole, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 341-3131

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sasan Nayeri

  • Catering

    Call us for your next private event, and we'll figure out how you can experience Evangeline at a venue of your choosing.

  • Private party facilities

    SUBMIT AN INQUIRY ON WWW.EVANGELINENAPA.COM UNDER 'GROUPS' TAB

  • Private party contact

    Sasan Nayeri, General Manager: (707) 341-3131

  • Neighborhood

    Calistoga

  • Cross street

    Lincoln

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    The Nap Valley VINE bus service has stops close by.

  • Entertainment

    Evangeline can contract live entertainment for private parties. Please reach out for further information.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,536 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The peach salad is amazing.
  2. YO

    YeseniaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good, the service was great and I had a great time.
  3. SG

    ShannonG

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was awesome. Food was great!
  4. KD

    KittyD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A really fun evening. The food is delicious and their servers were so accommodating but may be a little short staffed. The lamb shank and the peach salad was absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to go back again!
  5. M

    Mark

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A bit warm outside, but not unbearable. Music was good, but just beyond background. Food staff were excellent, seemingly knowing our next request. Prices were good for Napa. Definitely a place to try.
  6. m

    montyw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful tucked away gem in Calistoga. The patio dining, shaded by trees, set the stage for a memorable dinner. Service was friendly and attentive. Broad wine selection to find the match for your occasion. Food was delicious. In particular, the gumbo was the best I've ever had. Definitely will be back!
  7. I

    Iceland

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was wonderful. Especially the waffles. We ended up ordering an extra plate.
  8. SB

    SBKB

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, fun foods, love the patio . Reasoanably priced!
  9. NP

    NancyP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow what a great experience! Super romantic, great drinks, delicious appetizers and mains. We will definitely be back. ❤️
  10. MR

    MichaelR

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the steak frites. So flavorful and tender. The frites were hot and delicious. Thanks for a wonderful vacation dinner.
  11. AB

    AngelinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I celebrated 2 years and went to Evangeline for dinner. We were greeted with warm smiles. All the servers were so friendly and helpful. They played delightful jazz and the ambience was great. We started off with the oysters that tasted very fresh. My boyfriend got the steak which was buttery and soft. I got the shrimp etouffe I don’t get shrimp often because it’s a hit or miss but the shrimp was amazing! We ended with the crème brûlée which was perfectly created with a pretty flower perfect for pictures. Thank you staff we appreciate you!!
  12. PG

    PhyllisG

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious but some inconsistencies. Had good variety including vegetarian and pescetarian options.
  13. SG

    SandraG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent. He helped us with suggestions on food and wine pairing. The food presentations, especially the cauliflower salad, were works of art! Great music and atmosphere.
  14. SO

    ShellyO

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The salmon omelette was delicious. Four of us ordered the chicken and waffles and we ALL wondered why the chicken had NO flavor or seasoning, the waffles were PERFECT. Our server was great. We felt we were dining in New Orleans at the French Quarter .
  15. K

    Kate

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Calistoga (which is high praise!). Interesting and delicious menu- we loved the oysters, and fried pickles, burrata salad, grilled artichokes, Bouchon baguette, excellent craft beer as well as full bar cocktails. And to wrap up a lovely outside evening, affogatos. And excellent service!
  16. GN

    GaryN

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is truly a hidden gem. The setting is delightful. The service is friendly and helpful. But the food is the real topic. It was fantastic. The lamb shank fell off the bone. Perfectly cooked and match with wonderful vegetables. The chicken gumbo flavorful and is on par with the best kitchens in New Orleans. I just can’t say enough.
  17. K

    Kadie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, delicious menu, personable and professional staff.
  18. CJ

    ClaireJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The staff was great. The food was good, and pricey. But then again, expensive restaurants are the norm in this tourist town.
  19. G

    Gwen

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The patio looked tired and it sloped quite severely. Tables could use cloths as they are old and torn up in spots. The food was very good, good value. Service excellent.
  20. WH

    WendyH

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting just off the main drag in Calistoga. We ordered fried pickles and the shrimp cocktail. Both were very good. For our main we ordered the steak and fries and the Burger. Again both were very good. We finished with a crème brulee which was excellent. The service was excellent. Would highly recommend.
  21. NG

    NellieG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out with friends
  22. SB

    SusanB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great outdoor dining. Good for a larger group. Food and drinks good. Chill atmosphere.
  23. A

    Aimee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I ate solo and the food was excellent. But the experience felt rushed. Everything came out quickly and server tried to take plates away before I was done. Whole meal in 30 minutes from arrival, ordering,and eating. Not what I hoped for in a fine French restaurant.
  24. CJ

    CarleighJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Pretentious that they ask for a credit card for a reservation which makes it seem like fine dining. Only to arrive and have plastic on the tables, way too loud music and middling service. The food was good but mismatched to the experience
  25. JK

    JamesK

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was innovative and service very attentive. Soup was a little cold. Overall a good experience and would eat there again.
  26. JS

    JeffreyS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    French Quarter ambiance, outstanding service and amazing food. 5-star dining experience!
  27. SE

    SolomonE

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Server was rushed and not well informed about wine or menu. We were expecting french, and it was a mixed cuisine not particularly imaginative menu. The tomato/fresh mozz/prosciutto salad was decent. The tomatoes were not chilled, which is usually a sign that the chef has a clue. Roasted chicken had good flavor but was small and a little dry (over cooked). The potato puree was pretty good, but a little heavy on what appeared to be creme fraiche. The potatoes were food milled which is a sign of sophistication. The gumbo was horrid! First off it was a rouxless style, and to me the whole point to gumbo is a dark nutty roux. The chicken was big stringy pieces of of chicken breast that were cooked to a point of a pulled pork like consistency. The Andouille was OK, but I thought overly spicy, and it was added on top after being sauteed separately, which bypasses a big point of adding andouille to this classic cajun stew, which is to imbue its flavor into the whole dish. The presentation was a big heap of over cooked white rice with no seasoning or butter/oil (i.e. totally dry) in the middle of a narrow bowl, with the stringy watery chicken stew on top (so this ugly mound of white rice rose above the surface of the broth), with slices of sausage placed on top around the perimeter with some kind of greenage (green onion?) sprinkled on top. It looked bad and the taste was bland and underwhelming, unless you ate a bite of sausage, which overpowered your palate with spicy. It just sucked. Sorry.
  28. PB

    PaulB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our meal, drinks and service 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food wasn’t too great. Didn’t stand out. Way too expensive for the quality of food.
  30. MS

    MrsSC

    Oklahoma City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Okay food. Nothing fabulous nor horrid, just ok. Service very slow. Some items never received. Drinks below average quality/taste. Great patio. Meh overall.
  31. I

    Ivson

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kindly and fast service. The food and drinks were amazing.
  32. LC

    LiliaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It was our first visit to Calistoga. Decided to try French restaurant for our anniversary. Service very slow and drink didn't came with all ingredients- didn't had cherry, but table next to us ordered a drink within 5 min and supposedly a jar of cherries appeared at the bar. Asked about whiskey selection but was only mentioned 3 types, however on the wall at the bar on our way out we saw at least 6. Food was not seasoned. We ordered duck and salmon. Both had no salt, just basic flavors put together. Menu mentioned root vegetables and had basic carrots not even baby carrots??Not what we expected at all from this restaurant. We mentioned that it is our anniversary when we made a reservation and not a single person said anything. Experience that we had is far from what we expected from Calistoga famous restaurant. Extremely disappointed.
  33. B

    Boris

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant but could use a little more polish to fully live up to its potential. Tables could benefit from proper tablecloths and items such as gas canisters should be hidden from plain sight.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Way understaffed, our waiter did a good job given the high number Of tables he had to cover. Sent salmon back twice- initially way overdone and then came out raw. Burger not cooked to specifications. Manager was apologetic and comped both dishes. Had to buy dinner in the way home No rush to return.
  35. SC

    SusanC

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Beautiful place to eat outside. The food was delicious. The staff was uneven and seemed to need more training and/or coordination. The wine list was the rating killer. The offerings were way over the top on the price range. There should have been some offered with a reasonable price ($35 - $50).
  36. JR

    JoanneR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    My husband’s grits and shrimp was tasty. My omelette was mediocre. Service was good but I don’t like having to view the menu on my phone. I can’t peruse it properly.
  37. NJ

    NataliaJ

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    It is a very expensive place. The food was good but nothing that you can’t find somewhere else. The service was extremely slow and our waiter kind of rude
  38. D

    Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and relaxed patio with excellent service.
  39. JE

    JaneE

    Tahoe

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food great and fast service we will be back
  40. KV

    KellyV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Not impressed. Food very very average. Much better options in town for the cost

FAQs

Evangeline offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 341-3131.

Evangeline is rated 4.3 stars by 1536 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 18 times today
Google Map for Evangeline

1226 Washington Street Calistoga, CA 94515

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lincoln

  • Neighborhood

    Calistoga

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Creole, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    The Nap Valley VINE bus service has stops close by.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sasan Nayeri

  • Entertainment

    Evangeline can contract live entertainment for private parties. Please reach out for further information.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 341-3131

  • Catering

    Call us for your next private event, and we'll figure out how you can experience Evangeline at a venue of your choosing.

  • Private party facilities

    SUBMIT AN INQUIRY ON WWW.EVANGELINENAPA.COM UNDER 'GROUPS' TAB

  • Private party contact

    Sasan Nayeri, General Manager: (707) 341-3131

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