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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

Goose & Gander Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Notable Wine List (14)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Cozy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Romantic (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Perfect Sunday brunch!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

As usual great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Vacation to Napa

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Quality food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Underwhelming, below expectations in St helena.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Dinner was amazing! We visited for a twenty-fifth anniversary dinner. Everything was perfect! We recommend this restaurant and the cocktails to everyone we know!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent lunch with four of my work colleagues to celebrate a birthday. The service was great and not overbearing. Our food was very good with very few options that weren't deep fried. We all enjoyed what we ordered and the outdoor ambiance. I'd definitely recommend this to friends and to business colleagues who want a quiet place to talk.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Gasto pub food so made to pair with heavy alcohol drinking . The food was heavy not refined really not what I excepted in wine country . Would not recommend if you are looking for a great culinary experience .

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The mushroom soup was outstanding as usual. The staff was friendly and attentive. The crispy pigs ears were wonderfully tasty

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

last half crab dish for the afternoon was quite upsetting to my stomach :-)

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Yummy choices and great service with knowledgeable friendly waiter. Will b back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Was even better than the great things I've heard about it. Easily jumped to my number 2 spot of places to go and hideout and enjoy a great time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Organic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food took a while to come out for lunch. Other than that, great food and atmosphere

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great place all around. So appreciate the “Happy Birthday” menus. Made the day even more special. Great service, great food, one of your favorites!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We read about the restaurant in the AAA magazine. We knew where it was but had always walked by and decided to try it out. It happened to be restaurant week and almost all of the menu was on “special”. We went with the waiter’s wine suggestion and were not disappointed. We almost passed up dessert but had the butterscotch maple pudding. WOW! No espresso but nice pot of pressed coffee. Restaurant has “clubby” vibe. Outdoor seating on warmer days. Cozy bar downstairs. Service and food are five star! Definitely going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Organic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We were very pleased with out first visit, for Napa restaurant Week 2018. Impeccable service and presentation. Great selection of menu items - hard to decide. I had the suggested wine pairing with my dinner and it was a fun selection from Heitz Cellars. We'll be going back more often now that we are familiar.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Do not miss the mushroom soup!
Perfect for winter, the rich and creamy mushroom soup is sensational on a cold day. The recipe is the legacy of previous chef Todd Humphries, known for his fondness for fungi. Pair the soup with a killer burger of cheese steak sandwich, and you've got the perfect lunch.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Enjoyed lunch here on a rainy day. Butter lettuce salad was bland but the Fried Chicken and Steak sandwich were good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food and service. Very accommodating to dietary needs.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great dinner to end our weekend in Napa. We ordered mainly off the bar menu and starters all of which were excellent. Service was really good after a slightly slow and disorganized start. Loved the restaurant but would sit in the downstairs bar (first come/first seated) next time.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Understaffed. Waited 15 minutes after seating before a server approached. Food came out slowly. Server was good, but not much she could do. Food very solid.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Rarely I find myself writing a review raving about a restaurant... Which Is sad. In this case I'll have to give five stars. Farm to table executed well. More the well, excellent. So good that I had to have the fois grass appetizer twice! So good, that I muchedumbre through my son's french fries!!!!! and stole from my wife's plate. So good, I felt ... healty, happy, smiling after we left. Perhaps, because they do everything right there, right there. I can't wait for the summer to sit outside have a stunning meal while watching the Coi in the pond. Our waitress was a real treat, treating us like friends would treat one at their home.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is our second time to Goose and Gander. We sat in the basement bar. Jay is hands down, the best server we have ever had. He brought out the chef that makes all of their cured meats in-house. Jay had a great personality, made spot on wine recommendations, and knows the menu and area well. The mushroom soup is decadent. The charcuterie platter was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food, friendly and attentive staff, wonderful wines.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I always have a great time when I come here. The staff is very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. The food is delicious every time! Love it and will continue to recommend Goose & Gander to friends heading to the area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 13, 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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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 7, 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 5, 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 2, 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 28, 2017

Amazing food, service and ambiance!

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