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La Toque – Westin Napa

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1974 reviews
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Chef Ken Frank’s landmark restaurant, La Toque has earned a Michelin Star every year they have been awarded in Wine Country. We are also the recipient of Wine Spectator’s highest honor, The Grand Award, for our wine list and service excellence.
Pairing wine and food is our passion. The pairings on our menus are considered by many to be the ultimate food and wine experience. Our culinary team and Sommeliers taste together daily, constantly exploring, looking for combinations that elevate both the food and wine, creating harmony.

We offer 3 different menus nightly at La Toque.
The Core Menu, where you can make your selections from a list of savory dishes and desserts.
Or choose the Vegetable Tasting Menu of five courses and dessert.
And for the ultimate La Toque experience, put yourself in Chef’s hands and go with The Chef’s Table Menu, a pre-selected menu of nine courses including 6 savory dishes, cheese, and two desserts.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly from 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(707) 257-5157
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ken Frank
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Private party facilities
To insure a seamless dining experience for your group, as well other guests in the restaurant, parties larger than 8 are assisted in selecting a set or “semi-set” menu. We can accommodate groups up to 12 guests in our main dining room & up to 45 on our beautiful glass-enclosed, fully heated terrace.
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Private party contact
Megan Menincucci: (707) 257-5157
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Soscol
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is available at the front door of the hotel.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1974 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Beautifully done with an exquisite wine tasting. Spoiler alert: everything is delicious, and the service is top notch. Highlights: duck breast with book choi, foie gras with molé, salad with crispy taro savings, Grand Mariner semi-freddo. Come on. You’ve gotta come here when in the area.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

As always the service and the place is very good, been at La Toque before couple of times that’s why I went back there but this time I was pretty disappointed with the food, they fell pretty short of what I remembered. What a shame specially for the price

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This experience was most disappointing. The candles on the tables were fake, the light above our table was out, the restaurant was understaffed, and the place was empty. We even had a wine glass broken on our table, only offered to stand and wait. There was rock music playing in the background. The food was delicious, but the service was embarassing, and the manager was a nightmare to talk with. Never going back, and never recommending.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

To Chef Ken Frank and the team at La Toque, thank you so much for a truly great culinary experience.
It’s such a pleasure to see Chef with four decades behind him and continue to grow & teach his team his vision and show his passion on a plate.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I have to admit I expected more from a Michelin starred restaurant. Numerous dishes were just average and the wine pairing portions were too small. Best part of the meal was the desert. The cost was too much for what I received.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Incredible meal. Top notch food and service. Clearly among the best restaurants in the Bay Area

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

La Toque is our go to place for special occasions. This past Sunday, we celebrated our anniversary at La Toque and it was a memorable experience from the minute we handed our car to the valet to the beautifully wrapped "sweets" on our departure.

The evening started with a toast of champagne and a delightful amuse bouche. We each ordered the five course tasting meal. By sharing tastes of our different choices we enjoyed the variety of dishes and fresh ingredients.

Our favorites were the Rice Flour Tempura Alaskan Halibut, the Duck Breast with Spring Onions, The Tortellini Filled with Spring Peas in a Roasted Onion Broth, and the Hawaiian Swordfish with Baby Spinach. For dessert we both had the Olive Oil Cake with Mango and Mascarpone - an amazing light end to a wonderful experience.

Throughout the evening the wait staff were attentive without being overbearing. They know their craft and deliver it without being pretentious. The atmosphere is casually sophiticated and the noise level is perfect for an intimate evening out.

Thank you La Toque for giving us another evening to remember!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

What a meal! We had the 5 course tasting which allows you to choose 4 of your own from any area of the menu. My duck and food gras excellent! Wife’s pork belly and swordfish outstanding!

A fine restaurant that served the best meal I’ve had in years!

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

If you are planning to dine at La Toque, make sure you bring plenty of money, and allow plenty of time for the very slow front restaurant service. It was well over 3 hours for our tasting menu, and we had to ask them to just bring the check and skipped the dessert!
First was the waiter who went through the menu so quickly we couldn’t underhand him, then trying to order glasses of wine literally took 15 mins+ each time. It seems their system of covering the tables just wasn’t working, and it was a Thursday night even. Then to top it off I checked the bill and they had charged us for 3 tastings not two (adding an extra $220). When I politely called this out there was no apology or even urgency to correct it. After another 10 mins the waiter came back and just said “I don’t know how that happened”. Where was the manager all this time?
It is too bad that the front service is not good as the kitchen and food we had was delicious. Each course was unique and very well done. The Wagyu beef was easily the best we have ever had. And the Fois Gras tortellini was amazing. So if you do plan to go, order from the menu and stay on the servers if you want to be done in a reasonable time.

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1.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The menu consists of four tasting menus ranging in price from $100+ to $200+ per person. Two of my four courses were too heavy a treatment of sweetbreads and swordfish. My group of four rated the dining experience a grade of C. We have no plans to ever return.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Engagement dinner! Excellent hospitality!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Birthday dinner I did the chefs tasting menu and it’s outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Overall our experience was very good, the staff were very attentive taking time to explain the flexibility in the Dinner menu. Wines accompanying each dish were also explained in detail. The ambiance was what we would expect of a Michelin starred restaurant without being overly formal and we appreciated the Smart casual dress policy. We could not fault the food, plenty to choose from with every dish giving different flavour and texture sensations perfectly matched wines to accompany. I hope we can return .

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Top notch cuisine and service. Tasting menu with wine pairings. Expert professionals.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Well, this was my first experience at La Toque....I realize that this was the Mother's Day brunch so it was not their normal menu, but it was between ok to good food. Pretty small portions. The service was pretty slow, and uneven. It took about 15 minutes to get our drinks after we ordered them. My husband got the wine pairing and the wine was brought 5-10 minutes before the courses...it's supposed to be brought with the food or that is how I have had every other wine pairing over the years...overall, not too impressed for what is supposed to be a Michelin star place. High prices for mediocre service and small portioned, low amount of courses for food.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wife’s birthday

Overall amazing.

However we noticed the pour for my wife was consistently shorter across the 7 wine pairings we had with the Chef Table menu.

We wanted to say something but didnt want to be ungracious.

Likely we will be back, and will still recommend to our friends and family.

Thanks

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We've treated ourselves to dinner at Michelin-starred La Toque in Napa for years, but this was the first time my family had attended its annual Cinco de Mayo dinner fundraiser for Puertas Abiertas. The kitchen crew, several of them Latino, created an outstanding Mexican 5-course menu imprinted with La Toque finesse - who wouldn't love a lobster tamale? You could even build your own margarita (though the house version was delicious) from a wide array of high end tequilas. The sommelier easily found compatible wine suggestions - our Gigondas was just right with the duck molé - though beer was the choice of many that night. The live music was just right for a festive dinner setting, lively but not noisy. We'll be back next May!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was wonderfully prepared and presented. Every course was delicious. The service was outstanding. All in all, an unforgettable evening

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Had an amazing dinner. I had the chef tasting menu and my wife had the vegetable menu with wine pairing. We thought all the food was great and so was the wine pairings. Hope to go back again.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We have been to many of the best chef’s tasting menus in the country and many worldwide. I cannot fathom why this restaurant has earned one Michelin star and can justify $200+ and then add a 20% tip with no wine pairing.

If you’ve never been to a Michelin starred restaurant and never had a tasting menu, you might love it. Frankly, the meal was just good, the staff was very attentive, but we had been out in Napa all day drinking great wine, so we elected to have one cocktail apiece. The meal came to over $600 for the two of us!

This restaurant is also located in a Westin hotel. The room is not up to Michelin standards in our opinion.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great experience!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Terrific as always. We've been going to Ken Frank's La Toque at its various locations for more than 30 years. It's still terrific. This was my wife's birthday, and La Toque did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

La Toque is always good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing. The food is art as well a delicious. The staff is truly happy to be there. Chef Ken is fabulous.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The chief sommelier came out of the gate like he was interrogating me for a trial, and put our whole family on edge. I had to insist he not serve us. This is not the La Toque of old. The ambiance is what you'd expect from a once-great restaurant (I've eaten with them three times) relocated from a charming barn to the Westin. So expect Westin-chic. Beyond that, the service was in fact above average, the food above average, but it was a wasted evening for $1700. Not remotely worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Impeccable staff starting with the sommelier Jeremy. Sustained personal service by Katie and Alexis.
We were treated to a gastronomic indulgence on a higher level. Even Chef Ken Frank paid a courtesy visit.
This is our 2nd time here and won’t be the last.
I enjoyed the duck dish the most. Quite finicky with that but the duck was perfectly executed like Yat Lok of Hong Kong. The Tokaji dessert wine with blood orange peel was impressive. It was a momentous dinner

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Chef Franks has the unique ability to create exceptional dishes that burst with flavor. The staff is exceptionally well trained and cordial. An awesome dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

A big Thank You to my server and the entire FOH staff! They were kind and took care of me. Chef, thank you and your BOH team for the delicious and beautiful plates. The overall experience was unforgettable and it was the cherry on top to end my birthday celebration!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Ambien was good, service was attentive. However, foods were under average compared to other Michelin Star places I had in Napa, SFran, and South Bay... they need to keep up the game with technique, taste and creativity!

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

さすがナパバレーのレストラン、ワインペアリングのレベルが高く、またリーズナブルだったので感心しました。良い思い出になりました。

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

With a note in the Michelin guidebook, we had great expectations for La Toque. Walking in the restaurant looked like a hotel restaurant, slightly disappointing. We both opted for the nine course with wine pairings. The servers were nice and friendly and the Sommelier was attentive. The food was good and inventive but we were disappointed with the wine pairings. Only one actually seemed to enhance the paired food with the others only seeming to act more as a wine to simply drink. For this kind of money ($850 with tax and tip) we weren’t impressed. Also, they only paired seven of the nine courses and one of the “courses” was only a piece of candy.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Amazing wine pairing and food. Overall excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food, wine and service

Expensive but. Worth it

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

For being a chef that has not only worked but also eaten at multiple Michelin restaurants, I was looking forward to our evening. My wife and I flew from Denver to celebrate her birthday with dinner here. That was a wrong choice. I understand menus change, but the menu you posted the day of service was not the menu offered. 2nd. Price increase of $30 per person plus an auto gratuity of 20%(get it). 3rd the minute or server realized we were only doing 4 savory plus desert menu service went downhill. 4th. My wife and I made sure to order completely different plates for dinner. So with that said 10 plates came to our table and only one dish was worth it. The sweetbreads and mole. The rest under seasoned, not memorable. Maldon salt is your friend when finishing a dish. For $400+, I wish my wife and I would've had a memorable night. Granted the host said happy birthday to my wife and that's it. I know in my restaurant if it's a special occasion we go out of our way to help celebrate your occasion, especially since you choose to dine in my restaurant. Thanks but no thanks on ever coming back into that "Michelin" stared restaurant. Time for the guide to come back and see why this star needs to be removed.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Best French food in the Napa Valley! Best dish of the night was the truffle-wrapped John Dory - FANTASTIC!!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

My second visit to this restaurant. It was good, but not up to my expectations for a Michelin starred restaurant. Very high prices & the most arrogant sommelier at any restaurant I have visited including 3 star restaurants in Paris.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Phenomenal experience

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