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Goose & Gander

4.6
1314 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Sunday through Thursday 11:30am - 11pm
Friday-Saturday 11:30am - Midnight
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(707) 967-8779
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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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
What 1314 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWMBRAIN (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Everything they say is true!
Worth a stop.

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vipThumbsWayUp (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Perfect Sunday brunch!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Too salty and over priced.

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stillhungry (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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RLM7 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

As usual great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Vacation to Napa

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great spot for cocktails and has a great outdoor eating area. Our waiter was very friendly as well.

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LiviaB 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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!

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RebeccaK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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vipAdventurousFoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

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JohnB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Quality food and service

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Epratt2017 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Underwhelming, below expectations in St helena.

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