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Service and food were outstanding. Both the server and somm knew their stuff - loved their recommendations and explanations. Opted for the 5 course dinner which was delightful but A LOT. We will got for the 4 courses next time. The decor and setting are something expected from a hotel (floor to ceiling brown, mirror paneling, patterns of squares on the carpet, bright lights) and really the only slight downside to the experience. Can't wait to come back!
The food was fantastic but I was disappointed that it really did feel like a restaurant in a hotel. With a Michelin star, I would expect more. The furniture/decor was like an average hotel restaurant, and the lighting was foo bright for a restaurant of this caliber.
The first impression of the building was a bit deceptive, but the atmosphere indoor was modern, invinting and cozy. We were greeted warmly. The service was attentive and quick.
We tried chef's tasting menu, which offered us delicious, modern and good variety of courses. Wine quality was high and information we got from the wine director was really professional. This place is really worth a Michelin star.
Everything about LaToque is great. The staff makes you feel welcome and the food is decadent. The wine that goes with each tasting just elevated this experience. Everybody should at least try this tasting.
One of the best meals I've ever had
We went to La Toque to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday. After many fine-dining experiences in Europe, Asia and the U.S., and trying pretty much all levels of a Michelin star restaurants, we had a fairly good idea of what to expect from a 1 Michelin star restaurant but unfortunately left disappointed.
Perhaps, we were unlucky to be welcomed by a conversation between hosts, who wondered whether we should be seated at all, after arriving just 15 min past the scheduled time; or maybe it was a misfortune to be seated close to a noisy group of diners having a corporate event and disturbing other guests with loud conversations and laughters for a couple of hours; or maybe it was the mediocre quality of (perhaps, defrosted?) winter truffles that were still full of smell but already quite tasteless (noteworthy, we like to visit our friend’s truffle farm and know what winter truffles are like when they are fresh and were stored well); or maybe we just missed out with our selection of the food from the a la carte menu and did not get all of the 4 courses cooked and presented as one would expect in a Michelin star restaurant (the steak was remarkable though)... all in all, our entire experience was certainly not worth the occasion, let alone the bill at the end.
Iit would be wise for the restaurant to plan seating of large groups and smaller parties in a better way, or perhaps even design small private rooms for larger parties (using curtains or temporary walls as an option).
This is probably a very good place or was at the time when michlen guide reviewers visited it, one just need to come in a right time when the right seasonal menu is served, the chéf has carefully controlled the ingredients before they are served to the diners, and noisy parties are able enjoy their experience without focing all others to be part of their festivities. As for us, we’ll probably go elsewhere next time we are in Napa Valley. Luckily, it is blessed with many great restaurants and wines.
Many of the best restaurants in the Napa Valley are in hotels, so don't let that bother you. La Toque is one of them (at the Westin but sort of set apart and only open for dinner.
La Toque pairs wine like no other establishment and has a more jovial atmosphere than its competitors. While not inexpensive by any means, it is less than its primary challengers for best in the valley.
Don't miss it.
Another amazing experience at La Toque! You just can't go wrong here.