Everything they say is true!
Worth a stop.
I have always wanted to try Goose and Gander after loving Martini House so much years ago. I am glad I tried it. I didn't think the food was great, and I found a hair in my pasta dish. My pasta was swimming in a "simple sauce" of oil and butter. It lacked salt and flavor. I thought it would be as good or better than Phoenix Pasta, a brand of fresh pasta readily available at my local grocery. Unfortunately, my pasta was over cooked and very bland. It didn't even have any flavor from the Hedgehog mushrooms. Then I found the hair, and I just lost my appetite for it after that. I understand that fat brings flavor, so that might be why my dining partner's burger appeared with fois gras added as well as bacon. However it was overwhelming, like the oil in my pasta. The burger bun was stale and crumbling. I pulled the hair out of my dish and placed it on the rim. The server didn't even flinch or question why I didn't want to take it home. Maybe it's just an unpopular dish and the server was tired of defending it.
Noise level was quite high as a number of the patrons were over served and the kitchen is open to the dining hall. One woman was laughing hysterically all evening - it was pretty entertaining. Another woman was falling asleep at her table. Folks, pace yourselves! Haha. The cocktails at Martini house are amazing, and they probably easily tempt someone to try more than they can handle. Their wine list is decent but there aren't many wines by the glass options, compared to other restaurants in the valley. You should definitely give it a college try and make sure you go to the bar. We were on time for our reservation but the hostess was scattered and we had to wait 45 minutes. We waited at the bar which is impressive. I am actually glad we were delayed because the basement bar is worth a visit.
Perfect Sunday brunch!
loved this! we were originally super disappointed there wasn't a regular lunch menu but them we saw the charcuterie plate and all was forgiven. out was fantastic. We also had the mushroom soup. highly recommend out but share because it's mighty :) delicious!
Too salty and over priced.
We enjoyed our late afternoon meal here in a dark cozy nook of leather in a perfectly not-hectic restaurant. my Blvd. 6 cocktail in particular with its hand-hewn boulder of ice was perfect. Charcuterie plate was ok - it was very dried out and wasn't the selection that was listed on the menu, but their american version of jamon iberico was quite a worthy-of-the-price addition to it. we would return, as their menu was quite varied, and all around us people were enjoying some creative dishes.
Needed a lunch spot in St Helena and chose Goose & Gander based on their online menu. We were not disappointed! The restaurant had a cool vibe and the food was delicious. Will definitely return!
As usual great food, great service, great atmosphere.
Vacation to Napa
Great spot for cocktails and has a great outdoor eating area. Our waiter was very friendly as well.
While honeymooning my husband and I got a recommendation to try this restaurant as it was a "must for foodies." Goose & Gander was exactly that and then some. We dined there on Valentine's day when there was a set menu with wine pairing option. Each course kept getting more and more delicious. The filet mignon with diver scallops are a must! The waiters were excellent- very educated on the food and wine, and had a great sense of humor. When we return to Calistoga we will certainly make reservations at G&G. If you're a foodie and don't mind spending money on good quality food, this is the place for you!
Went here last year for Valentine’s Day and yet again just magnificent food. Our waiter from last year even remembered us, which was pretty awesome! The food was perfect and am already trying to make plans to go back!
We make Goose & Gander our yearly " Valentine's " dinner. My husband and I and our "sister" join for the wonderful ambiance, and good food and drink.
The bone marrow gets smaller but most dishes remain constant.
This year our waiter was Jason who was welcoming and fun.
Same time, next year!
Quality food and service
Underwhelming, below expectations in St helena.