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Evangeline

4.2
4.2
1584 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 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 1,584 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The shrimp etoufee was very good and the duck confit was fantastic, especially the sauce. The oysters tasted fresh and the grilled artichokes were great. Paired it all with a Paloma. We'll be back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made my anniversary feel special and welcome
  3. KS

    KenS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Started off with the hostess giving us the wrong menu which the service apologized for, not a big deal. The description of the egg’s Benedict on the menu stated it came with spinach. It came with “kale” which I hate. The server did offer to have it remade however I had eaten around it so it would have been a waste. Overall food was good and ambiance was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good food, but overpriced.
  5. B

    Bigfoot

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant ambiance. Service was exceptional. Food was excellent.
  6. RE

    RickE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the pork shoulder and the autumn risotto. Both were excellent, as were the creme brulee and apple tarte desserts.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    Salmon was atrocious. Flies were annoying. Bathroom smelled like someone didn’t flush.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken and mashed potatoes were amazing!
  9. C

    Clauditza

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The food not the best for the price
  10. c

    cindy

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and ambiance. Thank you
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. Drinks were on point. We ordered the Tequila drink special. I had the steak frittes w chimichurri. My husband had the pork shoulder. Loved both!! Highly recommend!
  12. DC

    DaveC

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Outside dining atmosphere was very nice. Food was quite good.
  13. b

    brooksk

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The entire experience was just “meh”. Not terrible but not great. Started with an extremely loud group of ladies at a table nears….a flakey and slow waiter….and “southern” food cooked by non-southerns…not terrible but not great either.
  14. S

    Sheri

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good. French fries were delicious! Sat outside on patio and it was comfortable. Flies were a bit of an issue.
  15. JL

    JohnL

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very nice !!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Amazing service!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    I went to this place over a year ago and we were impressed by it. It was our first outing after the Covid lockdown and everything was clean and sparkly! This week, our experience was not the same. Hope this feedback is taken constructively for future guests. I have to say food was overall good, my sons loved the gumbo and wagyu hamburgers, and my husband enjoyed his lamb. Their creme brûlée was really good made with fresh vanilla beans and flambé to perfection. The ambience though, was not what I remembered. There was a smell.. maybe the old furniture, that was very unpleasant. The chairs and table were wobbly outside, and my water cup looked dirty, which is a huge turn off for me when I am spending money on drinking Aqua Panna. Another thing was that the food but lacked a little seasoning for my taste, the beet appetizer with burrata came with no bread and there was no salt/pepper to the sight. The charred abocado, recommended by our server, was great.. just wish I had salt nearby :) Not to your control, but a customer next to us was acting like a Karen and asking the server what their native tongue was, complaining about unripe tomatoes, and I being inappropriate and difficult.. again, not the restaurant’s fault, but it did not improve our experience. Highlight of the evening was the very lovely server who was very polite and accommodating to all the tables. It was nice to observe how patient and positive he was, including to the rude customer. The music and sound level was also perfect!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Food was ok
  19. PS

    PSfoodie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Fairly nice venue although they had recently fertilized the garden so the smell of manure wafted thru parts of the patio. Good, attentive service. Mediocre food. The halibut sounded like it would be tasty but it was pretty bland.
  20. a

    ansmon

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    They put fertilizer out right before reservations. We had to sit inside. The paper menu and QR menu were different. The food was ok and they kept trying to sell us the most expensive thing on the menu.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Went for dinner on a Sunday. Restaurant was not very crowded. Had a good goat cheese and grilled peach salad. Very fresh ingredients. The Bouchon baguette is also good and fresh. The mains were just ok. I had the SHRIMP ETOUFFEE and my son had the wagyu burger. His French fries were good. My SHRIMP ETOUFFEE tasted microwaved and the shrimp had no flavor. He said his burger was average.
  22. B

    Bryan

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Ordered the salmon medium rare. Came out super well done.
  23. O

    Omnivore

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Service and ambience were excellent, but one of our entrees arrived with a cold center. Unsure if the lamb had already been stored for the night and was only reheated because it came out much tougher than expected based on prior experience. Drinks and the rest of our meal were up to expectations. Hard to justify the meal when so many other options are close.
  24. P

    Pona

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Perhaps the hype on Evangeline had set my expectations too high, but sadly it did not live up to the previous reviews. The restaurant is tucked away down a quiet street off the main drag in Calistoga and is a welcoming environment. We sat on the outside patio, a lovely area set behind a wrought iron gate leading to the sidewalk. We had a standout appetizer dish, peaches with creme fraiche and grilled onions which was memorable, whereas the grilled avocado on toast was unsalted, and dry. The roasted chicken I had was bland and overcooked, though the skin was nicely crispy. My dining partner had the gumbo yaya which was unedible for the heat of the chiles, (we weren't warned it would be that spicy.) The wait and hosting staff were kind and helpful, but there was no genuine exchange with them - something I enjoy. They were not particularly busy, so it was a shame that we didn't get that as part of the experience. It could be that Evangeline, like so many other restaurants in the valley, are still trying to work out the kinks of having been closed or adapting to the pandemic, and I can understand that. I hope they are able to rise back to the level I was expecting.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We dined on the patio. It was a hot day and only one of three ceiling fans was working but set to blow air up rather than down. Table tops were plastic and really should have had table cloths. The salmon was really good, steak over cooked and shrimp under cooked. Not quite as good as I was expecting.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great brunch on patio. Excellent food, drinks, music, and service. I felt like I was in New Orleans.
  27. JC

    JenniferC

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Evengeline was a great place for a catch-up brunch with friends!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed at Evangeline, after coming here for many years. The food and service are outstanding, and the chef accommodates preferences for the way things like steaks are cooked. We love everything about this restaurant!
  29. A

    Alex

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Very mediocre food, appetizers were so so bad that I didn’t even get to main course.
  30. JJ

    JJJJJjJj

    Phoenix

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We started with bread, which they charge $5 for 3 tiny pieces for, seems odd. Moved onto the fried Brussels which were cooked well but lacked any type of seasoning- including even salt. Moved into the steak/frites- again cooked well but no seasoning and fries were only warm. Chocolate moose dessert was really rough. We could not finish it - it felt like it was made days prior and had a taste of old food - I think there are other places worth going to when in town
  31. PC

    PamelaC

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very quiet and peaceful setting for our anniversary dinner. We sat outside on the patio on a very warm evening. It was nice but the flies were bothersome. The food was great!!! Excellent Brussels sprouts and peach salad. The shrimp ettufee was delicious and steak frites were perfect with a very tender steak. They made affogato for me which was perfect on a warm evening. The crème brûlée was just the way we like it: hard shell, flavorful rich filling. We even got complimentary champagne!! We’ll be back!!
  32. SC

    SpencerC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great ambiance, prompt, friendly service. Definitely on the pricier side but worth it.
  33. RC

    RayeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The service and food was worth the $$ It was a nice setting, great for relaxing eats at the end of a long hectic day.
  34. JG

    JimG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very good and waiters were friendly and professional. I had the fried pickles, excellent and the steak and fries, the steak was perfectly cooked and had great flavor.
  35. R

    Renobski

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All three of us enjoyed our meals, but just as good as the food was the welcome we received. We had reserved a table on the patio (very nice), but we arrived early and asked to sit indoors while we had wine and an oysters appetizer. They were very accommodating, and the wait staff were all so helpful. Our waitress even let my daughter taste two white wines so that she could choose the one she liked better. My roasted chicken dish was very good, and my daughter loved the pork. All in all, a very nice experience.
  36. SH

    SteveH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It took a bit to get used to ordering from a QR code menu but actually worked very well. The menu had some great seasonal items. Go now to get the grilled CA peach/onion/blue cheese/lardon plus more salad. This is huge after it is split! Since it is summer, don't overlook the Sangria cocktail. Lovely! Nice wine by the glass menu.
  37. KB

    KimB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had appetizers and wine.. It is a wonderful restaurant with excellent service! The heirloom tomato salad was to die for. The only thing that put a slight mark on the experience was listening to this obnoxious lady talk loudly about herself at the next table..
  38. KH

    KenH

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were very good. We were a party of 6 and all were happy with their food and service.
  39. p

    peopleopark

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Billed as a Cajun place it was a mix between French country and southern with hints of each. The grilled peach salad was wonderful with its blue cheese mousse and it was the best thing we had The hangar steak was good and well grilled The staff was accommodating and did turn the music down when we asked because we couldn’t hear each other over it A pleasant patio setting for a casual dinner
  40. d

    davide

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great tomato salad. All Items had outstanding presentation. Bread and butter meh. Roast chicken dish had good sauce and potatoe whip but was dry on wing and drumstick. We would go again.

FAQs

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

Evangeline is rated 4.2 stars by 1584 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 25 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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