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1271 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem

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JoLe is a Contemporary American Restaurant owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Matt and Sonjia Spector, chef and pastry chef, respectively. JoLe is the couple's second restaurant venture. Their first was the wildly successful, Matyson Restaurant in Philadelphia. The menu changes daily and is designed for flexibility: guests can pop in for a few a la carte dishes, or settle in for a multi course tasting menu that they design themselves. This lends itself well to the casual wine country pace. Matt uses organic, locally farmed ingredients as much as possible. Sonjia's desserts are updated versions of things her mom and grandmother made. Everything on the eclectic wine list is offered by the glass, half bottle, or bottle. The beer list is also fun, consisting of a wide variety of microbrews. JoLe also offers a full bar, specializing in small batch liquors. Even without reservations, bar and chef's counter seats are available on a first come, first serve basis
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Happy hour nightly 4-6pm
Dinner: Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,& Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 942-5938
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Spector
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Private party contact
James Cerda: (707) 942-5938
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Cross street
Washington St
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 4, 2016

We have eaten here many times, but this past time, our experience was very disappointing. 3 ppl cost $186?(includes $20 tip) and no alcohol. We had an appetizer, an entree, 2 desserts and tea. The portions have been scaled down to "mud-size." At $22-30 each, ordering 2, is quite costly. The food was good, but not spectacular. Perhaps this was because we came during winter on a Mon? We were not awed as in the past and we definitely will not eat here any more.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2016

Great little spot. Food was great and the staff was very friendly.

vipBdaydelight (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

If you are a foodie then this is the place for you. My wife and I go her for
special occasions and anytime we are in town visiting my parents in Calistoga.
Matt does an excellent job with his dishes and the wine list by the glass selection is
awesome. If you cannot find a glass or a bottle of wine here to enjoy- you have some issues- many to choose from. Extra shout out to Sonja- she makes killer desserts to enjoy at the restaurant. We have also ordered birthday cakes for of family on several times through her bakehouse. The service is excellent and highly recommend

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Overall food was okay/good. Nothing terrible or outstanding. Menu seemed all over the place from bar food to bistro to Asian. My only complaint was the rabbit - way over salted and not worth the $30. Duck was good. Gnocchi was good. Brussels sprouts salad was good. Bok choy was good but seemed out of place. The building and hotel/adjoining bar is a nice spot if you're in the Calistoga area.

vipEMCB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2015

The octopus starter was the best dish that we tried and the fried quail was also very good. The Mexican chocolate tartlet was spicy! Our server was very attentive.

Rick (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2015

The food was spicy, tasty and greatly presented in the plates, but the meal was a bit expensive. We had no salad, no wine, no desert and no coffee, yet the bill was close to $70. Portions were not very generous either. Overall a great restaurant, but not for every occasion.

McMangeons (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

Excellent american cuisine: Fantastic cocktails, personable wait staff and everything was so well prepared, we could not pick a favorite among the 8 separate dishes we shared from the sampler course menu, including dessert. We'll be back!

vipSuzeW (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

We visited JoLe with friends who had a variety of dietary likes/dislikes. One in our group was vegetarian. Another just wanted small bites. JoLe's menu had unusual dishes that our varied group thoroughly enjoyed. Great martini and knowledgeable waiter re: wines. We couldn't have chosen a better place in Calistoga for dinner.

viptbee (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2015

The flavors are balanced and delicious. I prefer places like this with small menus so everything is fresh and not from the back of the freezer. You should check the menu first to be sure everyone in your party will be happy with the selection. After day of wine tasting, you will find a great selection of cocktails.

YUMSIPNIBBLE (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2015

The food, the flavors, the creativity and thoughtful presentation all made this an exquisite dining experience. The servers were very attentive and knowledgable about the source and story of the food and wine. Thanks! WE will return.