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.
St. Helena, CA 94574
American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday 11:30am - 11pm
Friday-Saturday 11:30am - Midnight
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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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