About Goose & Gander
Goose & Gander is a charming restaurant in St. Helena, located in Walter Martini's historic 1920 bungalow. Lunch & Dinner is served daily in the basement bar, the dining room, & in the garden. Goose & Gander is a wine country public house and a local favorite, as well as the perfect spot to host events up to 100 people.
St. Helena, CA 94574
American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday 11:30am - 11pm
Friday-Saturday 11:30am - Midnight
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Goose & Gander Ratings and Reviews
We loved a restaurant that used to be in this location. This place needs work. We requested bread with our soup and salad since it wasn’t served. The bread we got should have been left unserved. Our special occasion was ignored, and mains were served while still drinking our cocktails. We had to summon the waiter for wine, food was cold by the time the wine appeared. Coffee was served without cream or sugar.
I was staying in Calistoga for one week. Three nights I decided to dine here because the experience was incredible. The staff - Emma, Jack, and Jay were so professional and friendly. The cocktails were mind blowingly good. The food was excellent. Ordered the dry wings - delicious! The bone marrow was sensational. I’d highly recommend this stop to anyone in the area.
Interesting place, outdoor seating is beautiful with persimmon trees. The menu is a little complicated and small. That said, I had the burger and it was great (but messy). Duck fat fries were very plain. Overall, good ambiance, great service, ok menu but what we had was pretty good.
They accept large group (we had 10 people). When I called to change my reservation they took care of it very kindly. The waiter is kind and patient, and he always has a smile. My guest liked the steak, and I think the duck breast is delicious, it's crispy outside and tender inside!
Burger lovers- this is your happy place! Fries are the way fries should be, and then some. The mushroom soup is AMAZING. So rich though, so we were glad we shared. Jason took great care of us, graciously and patiently answered our questions. Looking forward to coming back again.
We chose this restaurant based upon reviews and it did not disappoint! Nice touches to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary - glass of champagne for each of us and menus with our date printed on them. The server (Jason) recommended the fried olives with pistachios and the smoked corn croquettes - what a fabulous start to the meal. We each had the G&G Burger - after eating at great restaurants all week the burger looked appealing. It was cooked to perfection and the taste was amazing. The service from Jason through out the evening was great. We will definitely make this a stop on our next trip to Napa.
After reading about G&G in Wine Spectator, we expected more than we got. I had duck, my wife pork chop. The duck was a little under-cooked and neither duck nor pork were seasoned. We had to ask for salt because there was none on the table. The duck came with ancient grains that was good, but no sauce, which was not so good.. The server was a jolly guy and was very attentive
We went here for our anniversary. Loved the ambience. We enjoyed the cheese plate and duck fat fries. The cheese plate had a very messy look, the crackeres were just tossed on top. We enjoyed the duck and burger entree. Wished we sat outside, because there was a very loud table downstairs with ladies cackling. Our server wasn't very attentive.
Great place, wonderful food, and fantastic people.
Nice options to eat outside in the patio or in the very comfortable inside. Also seemed to have a semi private room for larger groups and a cool bar area downstairs.
Extensive wine list, as expected here, great menu. We loved the cheeses, duck breast, and chicken breast and dessert.
Our service was wonderful. All great...but what really makes this place special is the people. Everyone we interacted with seemed happy and enjoying what they were doing...just a great fun relaxed vibe.
Loved this place!
This is our 6th time at G&G and 4 of those times we had the same waitress, Shelley. Absolutely amazing waitress. Very attentive and very friendly. We just adore her. We like to bring friends from out of the area to G&G and we are never disappointed. Their cocktails are world famous and go great with their delicious appetizers. We always seem to get the Corn Croquetts, the fried olives with pistachios and the Duck Fat fries. Dinners have been fabulous and too many to mention. I have never had anything that I wasn't over the top happy with. This is truly a Napa Valley gem.
Their wine list was overpriced - double what you'd find identical bottles for elsewhere - and limited. The steak was $50 and poor quality - tough, flavorless, and with uninspiring sides. The restaurant was overly warm (weather was unseasonably hot, I get it) which further exacerbated our discomfort.
On the plus side, their cocktails were fantastic and the hand-sculpted ice cube was great. The service was excellent.
Such a great food experience. We chose to eat a bunch of small plates instead of an entree each. Oh my goodness the food was to die for, as well as their cocktails. The chicharrones were amazing, the bone marrow was the best, the fries were perfect, the Spanish octopus was lovely and the tomato and burrata salad was so fresh and yummy. We loved each dish we had, and we had a lot! The service was just as good, Shelly was our waitress and we really enjoyed her. She was attentive and really sweet. Cannot wait to go back there each time we visit Napa county!!
Service is friendly and helpful. We love the decor. Mushroom soup and duck fat fries were fabulous. Burger was so fat and sloppy that it was hard to handle, so I wouldn't order it again, though the taste was good. Appetizer with watermelon wasn't great, and appetizer with some kind of cheese on toasted bread was annoying because toast was overly toasted. We have had better food here before, so we will probably be back.
We'd heard good things about the restaurant that replaced the Martini house. I was disappointed. The food was excellent , but everything else suffered. Service was slow and meandering, the grounds we're unkempt and unattractive, and the wine list was pricey to say the least. It just wasn't worth the price.
It was just ok. Loved the outdoor dining situation. Signature cocktails were delicious.
Food.... so so. We ordered the burgers and the pork chop. My pork chip was good but it was all fat. The burgers were very salty and just not amazing.
There was a bar in the basement but couldn't attend due to time constraint but will go back for a drink for sure.
Went here for a late dinner. Lots of seating on the patio so I opted for outside by the koi pond. Lovely! Service was awesome and food was tasty. Tried corn risotto, roasted cauliflower and chocolate cake. Delish! Cucumber Collins was my drink, very nice and refreshing. Drink menu has great options, hard to pick! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
Ate outside, ambiance was great and a very pleasant evening. Chris our waiter was great. Bourbon and rye cocktails were very nice. One of our party had fettuccine and duck chorizo and it was very good. The other 3 had the G&G burger...the burger itself was good, but the toasted bun on all three was hard...difficult to eat, just not enjoyable. We felt a different bun choice would've been better to compliment the actual burger.
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