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Goose & Gander, St. Helena, CA

Goose & Gander

4.7
4.7
2471 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Goose & Gander is a charming restaurant in St. Helena, located in Walter Martini's historic 1920 bungalow. Dinner is served nightly in the basement bar, the dining room, & in the garden. Goose & Gander is a wine country public house and a local favorite.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 967-8779

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tim Humphrey

  • Private party facilities

    We seat parties up to 12 in our Private Dining Room and parties up to 24 on our well-heated, covered patio.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth@goosegander.com: (707) 287-2216

  • Neighborhood

    St. Helena

  • Cross street

    Oak Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,471 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    American

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  1. GG

    GlovedGourmet

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Burger! Cocktails are better than best.
  2. ET

    ElianeT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I can’t wait to go back again The food was good and outdoor was beautiful
  3. PP

    PatriciaP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Hugo was fantastic. The ambience was classic and food….wow. From the cocktail at the bar to the pecan pie with Chantilly cream, the entire experience was absolutely unforgettable. Goose & Gander is a Napa treasure.
  4. CH

    CHIVI

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Great food and warm ambiance.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dwight was an incredible person and server. You have to try the mushroom soup!
  6. DZ

    DanielleZee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Our Saturday evening started off great by grabbing cocktails downstairs, Ben was attentive and had great recommendations for our group. Dinner took a turn as I had told our server that I was gluten intolerant but not celiac and could have food made in a shared fryer. We ordered three appetizers with one being the cheese & charcuterie board, I did confirm this was a safe choice as long as I stayed away from the bread and crackers. This was the only appetizer I touched -sticking to only the meat, cheese, pistachios and mustard - as the other apps were the mushroom crostini and the pig ears which he thought could have soy sauce in them but couldn't tell us for sure. It was neglected to tell me that the mustard on the board was not gluten free and it immediately caused a horrible reaction - I was so sick that I had to leave our dinner as the entrees got there and get a ride home. I have now been violently ill since Saturday and have missed four days of work because of this. Please learn from my mistakes and ask the staff to double and triple check every single thing that's being served with the kitchen. After I had left, he then told my husband and the rest of our group that he tried to tell me to stay away from the fries, when they were not even consumed yet when I got ill.
  7. MB

    MichaelB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Shelly was outstanding! She made the experience really special.
  8. JM

    JillM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance were excellent. Quickly rose to the top of our dining experiences in the Napa area. Highly recommend.
  9. WN

    WoodyNV

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    If you haven't been to G&G, I highly recommend it and if you haven't revisited in a while, go back because you're missing out. With the departure of the previous Chef, the new Executive Chef Tim Humphrey seems at home at the helm. The staples remain (G&G Burger and Fried Olives) with some new additions (Roasted Piquillo Pepper Chimichurri Sauce) The real highlight was the pastry menu by Veronica Rodriguez. It was fresh and delicious.
  10. SB

    SweetBT

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Inedible over cooked chicken. If you can’t cook a piece of chicken, it bodes ill for a restaurant’s ability to execute anything well. Key lime pie and squash blossoms were the only saving grace of the meal.
  11. BL

    BarbaraL

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Mixed review. Our friends loved the roast chicken and the burger. Juicy and tasty. Strangely you we’re out of mashed potatoes by 7pm and the replacement risotto was dry and flavorless. We had the mushroom soup and blue cheese salad - world of difference. The soup tasted of straight heavy cream and wine, not mushrooms- too thick and inedible. The salad was doused in dressing, wilted lettuce and tasteless cheap grocery store tomatoes - very fast food like. Super disappointed! Overall we thought the value was not there for the price, especially given the wild inconsistency in food quality.
  12. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, probably the best drinks we’ve ever had.
  13. DG

    DocGourmet

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Just didn’t live up to the ratings of others
  14. TB

    TBMORE

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific meal… not inexpensive, but great
  15. L

    Lovenortherncalifornia

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I wish I’d asked to be seated downstairs in the bar. I wish the hostess would have suggested the bar downstairs. Three screaming toddlers upstairs at 5 pm on Sunday pretty much ruined the experience for two adults.
  16. SM

    SylviaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Nice location. The venue and ambiance was very nice and the service was outstanding. The food was cooked and presented beautifully, but was basically unseasoned in our party's unanimous opinion.
  17. GH

    GregH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Your restaurant came highly recommended by a good friend. We were highly disappointed. We had to wait 25 minutes for our "reserved" table. We were seated in a thoroughfare for the wait staff so there was a constant stream of foot traffic which was VERY distracting. My seat had an overgrown plant encroaching on my sitting space so we covertly moved our table. The risotto was more like liquid rice. And much on the menu was overpriced. This was supposed to be a special dinner for my wife's 60th birthday. We opted to skip birthday desert and find a frozen yogurt place instead. We will not be coming back nor will we recommend your restaurant.
  18. HL

    HaroldL

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We hadn’t dined here in 3 years and we’re excited to return with guests. The outside area is so peaceful and the pub like bar is unique and fun. The food quality…especially the steaks…was a huge disappointment. The best entree on the table was the halibut followed by the salmon which was average. The burger was smaller and less flavorful than in previous visits, and half the $68 ribeye was not able to be eaten due to the excessive amount of fat. Just hunks of fat. The fries were the best thing on the table. For this price point we recommend Torc in Napa or Charter Oak. We will not return.
  19. FW

    FineWine

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was greeted warmly with a lovely outdoor table. Service was spot on and food was mighty delicious. What’s not to love about Goose & Gander
  20. I

    Inga

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Staff is awesome and food yummy!!
  21. h

    happydiner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always wonderful service in a beautiful setting (we were seated outside). One of the few restaurants that does not have over-loud music.
  22. F

    Fred

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a hometown favorite. Food is great, especially the burgers, and the wine list is the most reasonably priced in town. Max, our server, is always great too!
  23. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started with complementary champagne and decided to make a meal of starters, thus saving room for dessert. G&G was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. There were no discordant notes, and we left full and happy.
  24. BD

    BobbyD

    Las Vegas

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Great craft cocktails. The bar is fantastic.
  25. DG

    DarrylG

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Rustic, charming decor and welcoming community dining experience. Great spot for occasional gatherings and outdoor patio seating. Great food and excellent bar cocktails/ wine selections. Top notch serving experience, well trained staff! Have a bit of dessert, you won't regret it! Definitely will return.
  26. AB

    AndyB

    Nottingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the bar was quieter than the restaurant so we ate down stairs really nice ambiance very expensive wine list though
  27. FC

    FaustineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance. Ate outside on a beautiful night. Waiter was great. We enjoyed it very much.
  28. FT

    FritzT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful tucked away spot with an awesome wine list and great food and service. I have dined here on 4 occasions and always a high level experience.
  29. DP

    DeborahP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a home nearby and this restaurant is one of our favorites. The food is great and don’t miss the cucumber cocktail. Delicious!
  30. LI

    LisaI

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & beautiful patio
  31. V

    Vtemecula

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a great experience. Food & our drinks were great!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and anniversary
  33. RO

    ROBERT

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  34. s

    scottm

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The hamburger was the best hamburger I have had in 40 years. An interesting grilled and smoked taste the is matched by an incredible dressing, pickles, lettuce The fries were very good too
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great. It was a birthday celebration and they brought out a free dessert to celebrate.
  36. n

    nancys

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, excellent service
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful as always! Goose and gander burger never disappoints and the brussel sprout appetizer is amazing!
  38. AF

    ArturoF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, location and food! Staff was kind and attentive. When in town, definitely make time for a visit!
  39. AB

    AmyB

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The cocktails are incredible. The farm to table experience was spectacular. this was my second visit and I will go there again!
  40. L

    Louisa

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! The bar below the house is really something else. Cozy and comfortable and the bar staff are very friendly. The restaurant is fantastic! The menu has a nice selection of choices and you can split an entree which makes it even better. The wait staff was right there for anything questions you had and did not have to wait for service or the meal too long. The atmosphere is quiet and being outside makes it refreshing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Goose & Gander using the Order Online button. Goose & Gander also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 967-8779.

Goose & Gander is rated 4.7 stars by 2471 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 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Goose & Gander

1245 Spring Street St. Helena, CA 94574

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oak Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    St. Helena

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Humphrey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 967-8779

  • Private party facilities

    We seat parties up to 12 in our Private Dining Room and parties up to 24 on our well-heated, covered patio.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth@goosegander.com: (707) 287-2216

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