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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.

1245 Spring Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday 11:30am - 11pm
Friday-Saturday 11:30am - Midnight

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 967-8779

Website:
http://goosegander.com/

Additional:
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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Please join us for our Valentine's Day Dinner, featuring a 4-course dinner for $115 with optional wine pairing for $65. Reservations starting at 5PM.

Goose & Gander Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Fit for Foodies (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Cozy (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Casual (7)
Romantic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed lovely meal, service and conversation at one of the best places in St Helena. Will be back on next trip. Food excellent as always and waitress was a lot of fun.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Went for my ladies Birthday this last weekend and they nailed everything. I tipped the restaurant off with notating that we were coming for a Birthday celebration. As we got to our seats the host laid the menus down and printed across the top was her name. Our waiter Jason was awesome! First off he greeted us and wished my lady a Happy Birthday then asked if we have been to the restaurant before which we hadn't so he broke down the menu to make selecting what we wanted quick and easy, he was also very attentive and we never felt like we were waiting. We both ordered the New York Steak which was seasoned perfectly and cooked just right. We were both filled after the meal, but what's celebrating a birthday without desert?! The desert that stood out the most from the menu was the Take Five Candy Bar (I will be going back occasionally just to get this to fulfill my sweet cravings!) which was the best way to end the dining experience.

Bottom line the service was awesome, food was amazing and I appreciate that they went above and beyond for us to make this experience nothing less than perfect.

Thank you all and big thanks to our server Jason!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Best birthday menu ever. Had a great time. The staff accommodated our requests.

Food was perfectly prepared.

I can’t stop thinking of my birthday celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service. They printed up a special birthday menu for our table (it was my mother's b-day). Fun food choices, like the "Vietnamese Pig Ears" (tasted like bacon). Deep Fried Olives with Pistachios were amazing! Cocktails were elegant and creative. Will return soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We visit this area once a year and try to eat at Goose & Gander at least twice! Love the downstairs atmosphere and the staff is super knowledgeable about all the food and drinks. The bone marrow burger with duck fat fries is amazing! I have dreams about that burger because it is so good. We also tried the Sunday supper prime rib special this time and it was great. This is a must visit restaurant! It’s an all time favorite of ours!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We came here for my wife’s birthday. The server did a great job making this a special occassion with little things like customizing the menu to say Happy Birthday. The food was amazing and was an overall wonderful experience. Will defiantly come back and recommend it to anyone!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fabulous! I had one small issue and the server corrected it immediately without a problem. The food was extraordinary and the wine list is extensive. Can bring a bottle if you wish. The corkage is $20. Will return soon!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

What a cool English hunting lodge minus the stuffed game. It’s cozy, unstuffy and downright friendly. The “Coolest Bar in the World” downstairs . The staff were so knowledgeable, had a great grasp of their menu as well as the and Great cocktails. Hell, it’s the “Martini House”. So glad they kept the Martini House Mushroom Soup. Outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Went for lunch based on open table review. Two ladies for a midweek lunch. Love it all! Awsome ambience next to fireplace. Wanna go back during warm weather to sit for drinks in downstairs bar or outside patio. Food met expectations for napa valley lunch; Mushroom soup was delish, a loved fried chicken Sandwich. Plan to go back with large group to sit in private dining room!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was delicious but the service left a bit to be desired. Our table of 5 ordered 4 appetizer for one couple to share as dinner, and 2 main course, and one person not eating due to illness ; now, as a restaurant manager I understand that the server may have been disappointed, but her abrupt change in attitude from pleasant to overtly rude was unacceptable. While the meal was delicious and her attitude softened a bit by the end of service, it definitely put a large damper on the overall experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing food, service and ambiance!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything is delicious but bit heavy! Go hungry.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was absolutely wonderful to find the rare bourbon Pappy Van Winkle. What a treat that was.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Really appreciated the cocktails in the downstairs bar. Well executed and tasty. We ordered food and were a little less thrilled. Some of the dishes were good, but others were just off. Either were really bland, weren’t hot or some other thing that just made the dishes miss. Mushroom soup was fantastic though.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Bar downstairs is great very speakeasy esque. Bartenders are extremely talented

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Got the burger with bone marrow and it was good! A little messy. Also got the chicken wings wet which had great flavor but too spicy for some. Corn croquettes were OK. Old fashioned was great. Server was great. Ambiance like a lodge.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service were excellent. I was a little disappointed that a $19 burger came with a soggy bottom bun.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Ben was thoughtful and amazing

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Vince in the bar was great. Cocktails are very creative and food is great and reasonably sized portions

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary and received complimentary champagne as soon as we sat down. For appetizers, we ordered fried olives/crispy pistachios and grilled Spanish octopus. Both were excellent. For the main entree, we ordered the prime rib and pork chop. The pork chop was so tender, juicy and very flavorful. Prime rib was very good but had too much fat in it. We ordered the Basque cake for dessert which was awesome! I would highly recommend this dessert. Great dining experience overall.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Goose and Gander. The waiter was excellent as was the food and atmosphere and of course, the cocktails. Highly recommend the mushroom soup and the Basque cake for dessert!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a great meal at Good and Gander this last weekend. We were early for our reservation, and moseyed down to the bar. We lucked out, and scored a booth in the bar. It was happening in the bar. Great people watching. Our server Brian was awesome, and gave us some terrific suggestions...one of those being an upgrade of fresh shaved truffles on our mushroom soup. Hands down, best soup I have ever had. Octopus was very good. We also ordered the salmon....it was OK... the tomato conserva in the dish was weird, in my opinion. We will be back if for nothing else, the great service and soup!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything we had, from the cocktails to the entrees to the dessert, was perfectly balanced. Chanterelle & Meyer lemon pasta had just enough acidity to balance the chili butter sauce. And whatever you do, you MUST get the basque cake. Several other desserts sounded wonderful, but I know from experience how good basque cake can be and Goose & Gander’s interpretation did not disappoint.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The server did not mention the specials, and although good humored, did not bring the check in a timely manner. The fries, ordered extra crispy, were rather limp, the chicken sandwich greasy. The bathroom - located in the basement, down dark stairs - was not very clean. Not inspired to return. The patio, however, is quite nice, weather permitting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Awesome. Fabulous wine list (and please order the Basque cake so that this uncommon delicacy will at least stand a chance of remaining on the menu).

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We went to celebrate my husband passing his Somm exam . Once the waiter found out he told the other staff and everyone came over to say congrats. The waiter then sent over a couple glasses of sparkling. Everyone was so nice and food was excellent!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Second visit in three weeks. Awesome the first time and just as awesome the second time. Our waitress was amazing and the burgers and fries and bloody Mary's are to die for !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had dined here before about a year ago and had a superb experience. Food was good enough this time around, but not as wonderful as I remembered. I was particularly annoyed that our waiter asked us 3x in the course of our first 15 minutes whether or not we were ready to order. It felt like they wanted to rush us out the door (even though we were seated at 7:45, so nowhere near close). All told we were in and out within an hour. With so many wonderful restaurants in the area, I really expected great food and exceptional service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great menu, really good food, certainly not for the diet conscious but really good. Many dishes were shared. Fun atmosphere. Wait staff were attentive and available. Great for groups, business, friends.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everyone that works at goose is Amazing!! Especially Dwight, Shelly, Ben, Bitman, Emma, Rafa, Alex, Mark, Jay and Jason (not Jason bitman.)

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 (London)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This is o e of those places you always want to go to !!!!
I do not live in this country, but I would love to take you guys to Brazil !!!
Congratulations !! You were awesome !!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were accommodated at the bar for a full meal on a busy night. Owner Andy Florsheim took the time to find us and greet us personally.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful mushroom soup

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was great however we sat outside and it was very dark and difficult to see while eating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Ambiance and setting in the garden was lovely - 5 stars. Food was just okay - 3 stars. Service was average - 3 stars.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food no goose or gander🍴😀

Atmosphere was impressive

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was just ok. The fois gras was not very good. Duck fat french fries were very good. With so many restaurants to choose from in the valley, this restaurant will move to the bottom of our list.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great meal and ambience

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