Goose & Gander

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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.
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J
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful dining experience. The wild mushroom soup and shishito peppers are a must. We all enjoyed our creatuve cocktails and the delicious food. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu. I could not have asked for a better birthday dinner!

C
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried olives & Mushroom soup have us coming back year after year! Awesome wine list and very tasty craft cocktails! Patio is super chill and a great place to enjoy a meal and a beverage or three!

RM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food came medium warm to cool and was served on cold plates, my expensive steak was served on a cold plate and before the first by it was already room temperature and heading south.
When I complained all they could say was “we will reheat all your food”.
But then it was too late and our special meal was spoiled , I had family with us and didn’t want to make a big scene.
And then of course we were charged full price for everything.

PM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food! Seriously, our waiter was fantastic, on top of it and she was fun! Had a drink at the bar downstairs, still the best craft cocktails in Napa Valley.

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect evening with perfect weather, great food and excellent service even though they were really busy. Our server was Ben and he was awesome. The manager even stopped by our table. Everyone was great. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, Service, Drinks and Dessert were excellent. My wife and I spent a few days enjoying the local wineries and we were looking for a great dinner. We chose the Goose both great choices. If you want an amazing dessert, choose the chocolate creme brûlée, as it is worth every calorie!!!

AT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dwight made a special occasion absolutely unforgettable. He is amazing! Thank you, Dwight!❤️

A
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ehh. Just so so.

PG
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in St Helena! Service is always excellent. Drink menu is amazing! All of it! From their available craft beers, great selection of wines and of course their cocktails! The G) If you are open minded and adventurous the Vietnamese sticky pig ears are a MUST! So tasty! For dinner I enjoy sitting outside near the koi pond. Something about the lighting and the sound of water and their peaceful interactions amongst them makes me feel cozy and right at home. Love this place.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HIDDEN GEM! My wife and I were fortunate to try a number of great restaurants in Napa and this was our favorite. The food was fantastic (mushroom soup was amazing, charcuterie was great, and the steak / duck entrees were wonderful). I’m not big on cocktails, but Goose and Gander do them right: not too sweet, not too sour, just right.

To save the best for last, the service was out of this world. There wasn’t a single weak link on this staff. From the hostess to the server to the bus boy, the staff at Goose and Gander are top notch and wonderful. This will be our first stop next time we’re in Napa and my first recommendation to anyone traveling to Napa.

This was a fantastic place to celebrate our anniversary! Thanks Goose and Gander!

j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The setting is beautiful at Goose and Gander. The outdoor seating is very nice with big trees surrounding. The menu is well organized and has a mix of familiar and unfamiliar options. My scallops were very well prepared. My husbands pasta was a little underwhelming. It was basically very nice noodles surrounded by pieces of sausage. It was not a very cohesive dish. The service was slow and not very responsive. The service would make me think twice about returning.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Loud group (7 people) next to us was allowed to stand and carry on for over 30 min even after we asked server to alert manager to the situation. Very poor for all the other diners around .
Also, we ordered the very expensive special , prime rib, and found it to be almost tasteless! Not like any other we had ever had!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great night.. food very solid as was service. Ambiance top notch

C
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated 10 year anniversary with my wife. Very quaint and cozy restaurant. Excellent wine selection. Grilled octopus and sausage with parmigiana was incredible. Not as formal as expected but very classy and the service was impeccable!!!

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Good appetizers, but the entrees didn’t live up to the hype. Nice atmosphere.

R
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Waitress was surly, very impatient and not helpful with menu descriptions or drink offerings. Nice ambience. Scallops entree and Pasta entree were underwhelming. Chicken dish was fabulous as was the Pimento toast. Don't go out of your way to eat here. Spend your money at Press, you'll be much happier.

VH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a wonderful family birthday dinner at the restaurant. The food was outstanding as was our server, Andrea. We highly recommend this restaurant.

T
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal and find at Goose and Gander! The food was great, we especially loved the pigs ears. Cocktails were also spectacular. Service was prompt, friendly, and fun. We plan to go back next time we're in town.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food- lovely octopus and duck confit. Nice blackberry Cabernet sorbet. Quiet dining room and good service.

KD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and nice atmosphere. We love this place and back after two days again.

KD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had drinks before dinner in the bar downstairs and it had a very cool vibe - great cocktails and a great oldies playlist going! There was also some great live blues music outside on the patio. We went upstairs for dinner and our server Ben was a pleasure! My husband had the burger for dinner and it was awesome. I had the Sunday Prime Rib special. I ordered it medium rare and it definitely was - when ordering it that way I expect that it's not going to be hot, more room temperature. I was fine with that, but the mashed potatoes with peas were lukewarm AT BEST. The flavors were great, but the temperature took away from that. Same with the popover. I'm hoping that this was just a one-time thing for them and not an everyday occurrence. Again, great service and I would have rated the food higher if it had been hot.

S
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is a real gem ... just off the beaten path of the main drag in St. Helena ... have two acres where they grow alllllll their fresh veggies ... and, it shows. just beautiful plates/displays. great bar and libations too!

DV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great! Bar was fun and bartenders were friendly. The waitress we had was not very pleasant and barely came to our table. That was disappointing. But everything else was terrific.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Came with family for a anniversary celebration. The food was very good, but our waitress and service were pretty slow. It’s also pretty noisy, so maybe not the best choice for a quiet date, but fun for groups!

JW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is one of our favorite places to take out of town guests.

RP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and fantastic service

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For our 33rd wedding anniversary we wanted to pick a particularly special restaurant to celebrate. We picked well. We loved the entire evening from beginning to end. We enjoyed a slow and relaxed evening with several courses, fantastic wine and food. Ben was our waiter. Very professional and friendly. Knowledgeable. The sommelier recommended a wonderful Coombsville Napa Valley Cabernet from their amazing wine list. The ambience was lovely, sitting outside under a beautiful persimmon tree. It was quiet. The service was spectacular. The food was innovative with fresh ingredients. Couldn’t have had a better evening.

H
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I had in Napa and that is saying something with all the delicious choices of healthy fresh creative choices. Our server was superior! Our group all chose different meals. Each personas beryl happy. I had the grilled steak and it was seasoned perfectly and grilled to perfection! We shared the chocolate creme brûlée for dessert and it was delicious and unique. Coffee came in a French press... smooth and tasty.

B
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best of the (3) restaurants back to back on (3) consecutive nights in St. Helena.
Great service in the basement bar
Alex was outstanding!
Grade A

M
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server took a while to come over to us when we got our meal. Also waited 10-15 after we were done to get out check

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Food and serives was amazing! Second time there and we plan to go back

h
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Desserts were great as was the risotto and succotash. Burger buns fell apart and the grilled cauliflower was served cold, which was surprising. Homemade cream soda was phenomenal as was the general setting/ambiance. Our server was very attentive and our meals were fairly valued. Would try a few other places before we came back again.

OT
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, food, and wine. Perfect date night for a couple of Texan out-of-towners. Thank you!

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice service. Entrees quite good. Appetizers octuos and cauliflower were barely edible Limited selections. Not worth the hype or trip. Overpriced

H
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional and knowledgeable staff and wonderful food. Truly a culinary adventure in a warm and inviting environment.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome! The live band made everything that much better.

DN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great Time here with the hamburger and scallops being the best. The mushroom soup ordered wasn’t up to par to the person who ordered it. Appetizers were different and we really enjoyed the taste of them all! Service was outstanding and sitting outside was wonderful on a beautiful evening. The cocktails were delicious according to those who had them. Overall, a great place and would recommend to anyone.

JR
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, the food and the service were exceptional

EK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unique menu selection with unique pairing of flavors and ingredients. Good wine selection. Very helpful servers.

B
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful dining experience! We were treated like royalty! Leslie our waitress was superb!

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