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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RussellS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Drinks were decent, service was ok, my $50 strip was way overcooked and my wife’s $35 scallops were mostly raw, the duck fat fries tasted like normal fries, the place needs a wake up call

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vipwillisb
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great staff
Great staff

Great time had by all !!!

Will definitely be back

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vipNapan
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have enjoyed G&G many times over the 8 years I have lived in Napa. The food is still excellent. However, prices have skyrocketed. Our fellow diners, Calistoga residents forever, and we were stunned by the cost. Wine in particular seemed overpriced.

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vipInga
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are so wonderful!! It’s our favorite places to go. It’s so welcoming for families or a couples date night.

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vipDownFromNapa
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, but there was a mixup that meant my wife's appetizer came out first, then a long wait then my soup and our 'split' main course.
Rather than let my entree get cold we sent the soup back.
They apologized and took it off the bill but for somewhere that have a much better reputation than that it was the sort of slip that they shouldn't make.

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Justsomegirl
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was recommended fish and chips by the server but they ended up being sold out which was a bummer. We didn’t get anything too fancy for lunch, burgers and sandwiches which all tasted good, not too many ways you can screw those up. The pig ears were good but not all, I felt, that they were hyped up to be. The service was great and the ambiance was nice. I gave it 4 stars because for what we got, I felt it was a bit over priced.

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TimM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , service and atmosphere! We will definitely be back !

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SPK1
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Delicious food. Great waitress. Loved the ambience. We 6 would give this place a 10! Definitely will come back.

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DianaP
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was awful, I tried several dishes such as the mushroom soup, bone marrow, and the huitacoche scallops. The scallops were the worst dish I had. They were extremely salty, smelly, and not cooked properly. The only thing I enjoyed about this place was the service and the ambience. I would never come back again though. I don't mind paying for these type of dishes as long as the food is decent. Even the chicken wings were bad. How can they possibly ruin chicken wings! They are really easy to make. I guess this place is not really known for good tasting food.

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vipDavelawlor
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful! His insights into the restaurant and food led us to enjoy our dining experience. The food was served quickly and was beautifully prepared. We had to take pictures before we devoured our meals. Best restaurant in the NAPA valley! It’s a must go to if you are in the area.

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vipExit98Diane
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

G&G has been on my "To Dine" list for a while. It's quite possible my timing was off (showing up between a lunch/dinner switch?) but I left earlier than expected and disappointed.

Ended up in the bar (downstairs, small-ish, but definitely has a ton of character, and I loved all that brick), the only menu provided was the bar menu, and I was just planning on having something more than a burger.

I might give G&G another shot, but I favor my usual St. Helena joint, and have other new places to explore.

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vipdchirste
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely St Helena's Hidden Gem! Top notch service, superior food for the value, with the most amazing atmosphere! A must try, and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite meals in Napa - everything was beyond delicious.

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Traveler
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday . Great food, cool ambiance .

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vipJFontana
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Made reservations weeks in advance,arrived to seemingly unorganized front who made us wait 20+ mins without any comment about the mixup. Manager came by and at least brought us complimentary appetizer after 30’. Food was so so, ambiance is loud and fit more for the large cruise set.

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vipnyc1968
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

A little disappointed in the food. Service was great and fun decor.

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vipcitycenterdiner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great atmosphere. Extremely nice service, just not my favorite food.

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vipRick
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On a Monday evening, it was a very nice, quiet room. Ben, our excellent server, recommended their cheeseburger. It was definitely the best burger and fries I've ever eaten. My wife had the beet risotto, which she thought was delicious. Definitely will return.

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DarrenD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck fat fries are delicious- their burger with duck egg was fantastic!

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vipFoodieChap
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quaint house turned into restaurant with a fowl scene. Food was prepped well for the adults. Kids chicken tenders could have been more moist given that it was bland (i'm assuming on purpose to appeal to kids). I had a steak sandwich that was in tasty marinade complemented with duck fat fries (although you couldn't tell). Others enjoyed their dishes as well and we finished off with the trio of ice cream dessert which was in house made along with an in house prepared red velvet cheesecake. Service was on par especially as it got busier.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of the best burgers I’ve had and a fun and interesting assortment of cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
67 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from the greeting at the door to the service at the table to the food. Everything was exactly as you would want.

Everything we ordered was good - the shaved Brussel Sprout app, the octopus, the scallops... Even the coffee was excellent.

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WilliamM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We left very Happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely no complaints. The octopus appetizer was to die for! We also loved the squid ink pasta and duck leg. You must save room for the coffee panna cotta. Yum!

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vipMatcolleyville
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Menu was interesting, but excitement stopped there. Brussel sprouts or not crispy or caramelized and were topped with tuna flakes which was unappetizing. The rest of the food was quite bland. Fried chicken was very under cooked. Even though the four of us did not eat much of the food the waiter did not pick up on it and even though the chicken was cut open and showed to be be pink and bloody inside he did not say anything. I think this was due to inexperience. It was very disappointing as the opportunity for high-quality food in the Napa Valley is very high and we were only in town for a few nights.

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KLynn
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were disappointed with the food. Overall the food was bland and flavorless. The best thing we had was the duck fat fries that came with the chicken sandwich, and the fish and chips which also had to duck fat fries. The chicken was fatty and the bun fell apart. It features a jalapeño aioli that neither added flavor or moisture. The wood roasted cauliflower was raw and cold but chard black on the outside. It was also lacking in seasoning and flavor.

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vipSamanthaG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food is excellent. By far one of the best meals I’ve had in a while.

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vipBarbaraH
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was especially thoughtful in providing a special table and even a greeting on the menu to celebrate the occasion. Our waiter was very thoughtful as well. The food was generous and delicious.

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vipEASummerlin
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service was very slow and disappointing. Great atmosphere and food was good.

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WendyE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Loud. Too loud to converse in main room.

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vipElena
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The ambiance is a little dark but apart from that the food and service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked an early dinner and it was not too packed. Service was outstanding. We had their aged rib eye special and was worth it. One of the most extensive wine and spirits list. Try the chicharrón. So light and crispy. Overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. You have to get the pigs ears! All the food was great and the prices weren’t that expensive. Great cocktails too

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vipIAmBrandonCable
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great little spot. Street parking convenient. Nice atmosphere, good service. Food was good. The pork burger was very salty and this is coming from someone who likes a lot of flavor. Must have been an oops by taste of it, good still but could have been better. Fries were meh. Mushroom soup amazing. Cocktail menu was ellaborate and cocktails pretty good but of course the typical $15 a pop. Worth a stop.

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MAC707
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I've been enjoying goose and gander for many years. Between the food, the cocktails and the ambiance it's one of my favorite restaurants. Unfortunately this last visit on Saturday the food and the service were both not just lacking, were unacceptable. The fried chicken was not cooked all the way through and they didn't even take it off the bill for us. The server I know has been there for years was off for some reason, she seemed in a bad mood all night long. I will be back because I know this was an off night but not sure how quickly I will return. There's lots of good restaurants in the Napa Valley!

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vipsantamonicagem
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific lunch. We both started with their mushroom soup. My husband had their famous burger and I had the fried chicken sandwich. All was delicious. Highly recommend.

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vipglitzysue
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to G & G several times for dinner, but first time for lunch. Also took advantage of restaurant week. The G & G burger is of course, great. The fish and chips was also fabulous. Always go when I am in the valley

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GerryT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Things were off that night during Restaurant Week at Goose and Gander. Nothing was exceptional. The Martini House Mushroom Soup had a burnt taste, we both agreed. We are familiar with how it's supposed to taste and have had it many times (one of our favorites). They were out of my first selection entree at 7pm. I had choice #2 instead, fried chicken and it wasn't fantastic, chicken was under-cooked. I had the accompanying wine pairing and service staff removed two glasses of wine when they still had the last sip that I was savoring. Not something that makes me happy, ever. We've eaten here several times and have previously ALWAYS found it very good, all around. It just didn't meet our expectations this time and compounded disappointment when we calculated in the value of our $200 dinner for two.

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vipKatyR
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thought this place was so cozy with such good vibes! I felt like I was in an old speakeasy. It kills me that they don't do any sort of Happy Hour but that won't keep me away! I'm curious to try more of their drinks. I think our server had to revisit our table 5 times before we ordered drinks. We wanted everything on the menu!

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vipSausalitoLocal
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very eclectic atmosphere which we appreciated. Food and service were both very good. We did find prices to be a bit high though. With tax and tip we were right at the $300 mark. It was restaurant week and that presumably was discounted pricing. Certainly to rich for our blood for everyday, weeknight dining..

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Goose & Gander offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 967-8779.

Goose & Gander is rated 4.5 stars by 1881 OpenTable diners.

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