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About Archetype

Archetype offers an iconic Americana menu that takes a contemporary out-of-the-box approach to classic dishes from our heritage. Nearly every preparation from our kitchen bares the signature char from our wood-burning grill or is complimented by an infusion of smoke from our wood-burning oven. Dishes feature local, seasonal ingredients, perfect for pairing with a thoughtful selection of regional wines and handcrafted cocktails from our list. The dining room - designed by Archetype founder and renowned architect, Howard Backen, and named as one of the “10 Most Beautifully Designed” by Architectural Digest - reflects distinctive wine country style with a relaxed, comfortable sophistication.

1429 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon, Thurs,Fri 11:00am-2:30pm
Brunch Sat-Sun 9:00am-2:30pm
Dinner: Thurs-Mon 5:30pm-9pm
Happy Hour: Thurs-Fri 5:00pm-7:00pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesdays
Beginning July 31st, Archetype will be open for service on Mondays and closed for service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Cross Street:
Adams Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 968-9200

Website:
http://www.archetypenapa.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot adjacent to the restaurant is available after 6pm daily.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Paone

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From a full restaurant buy-out to a small reception, Archetype offers a variety of beautiful venues to make your special occasion spectacular!
For inquiries, please contact us at 707.968.9200 or info@archetypenapa.com.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in 2018 at Archetype! We will be offering a 4 course pre-fixe dinner that includes a glass of sparkling wine for $150.00 per-person

Archetype Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
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Local Ingredients (10)
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Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Romantic (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Fun (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
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Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy brunch at Archtype. But it's difficult to get reservations. Open table says only outside available but that was not accurate. Would be easier if you could call for reservation instead of open table

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This place is amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Duck sandwich was way overcooked, dry, and very greasy!
Disappointment from previous experiences

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We went there for the fabulous Sunday fried chicken special only to learn they took it off the menu so we walked out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was wonderful. My guests really enjoyed their visit. Thank you so much for your kindness!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Servers seemed to really not know what they were doing. Was disappointed to have more of a brunch menu in the middle of the week. No options for shared apps aside from French fries and oysters. Something like deviled eggs would have been welcome. This was a business lunch. I️ rarely comment but when the service was this inadequate and the menu that hard to piece together for a lunch experience, I’ll be going elsewhere nextime

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our waitress appeared to be a little annoyed when we could not decide which wine to order. The lady who bus our table did not seem to be very friendly. Overall, I was not very impressed with the level of service. I mean there is nothing really wrong, but not a pleasant experience either.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Perfect, decadent breakfast before wine tasting for the day!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful experience, service and food were impeccable. A new favorite!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent service, very engaged wait staff. Good food, although menu is simple and does not create opportunity for seasonal specials.

Pretty good wine list, not extensive.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Beautiful and the food was a foodies dream! Perfect for a girls trip

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I booked this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews. The restaurant is beautiful. The food was good and well presented, but not as great I had hoped based on reviews. I would probably give this restaurant another try, but there are so many other great restaurants in the area.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food and atmosphere was wonderful. They need t work on their service. If you are going to charge the prices you do, I do not want to have to keep flagging down my server for more water or another drink. They also took fifteen minutes to come back to ask us for about dessert after the meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

There was a long hair in my main course and the manager handled the situation poorly. It was our third time at the restaurant but definitely, our last!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Love the atmosphere. Used to go to it every week. Seems they have had a change in management not as friendly as last manager. They need to do a better lunch menu! To limited don'5 need breakfast at noon.. only option to fill me was a hamburger that I had the day before for Linda somewhere else! Give better options for lunch!

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Something has recently changed and the ambiance was totally different. It now a plain boring restaurant with mediocre food. Disappointing because it was one of my favorites.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Disappointing new chief. Miss some of the old menu

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Extremely nice staff. Delicious brunch and appetizers.
Avocado toast and the Hamburger were amazing

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

A bit pricey, but great atmosphere and delicious food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

first time visit and we can't say enough about the service and food. Not busy from brunch on a Thursday afternoon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Last day of harvest

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Perfect ambience for 50th birthday!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

You should think about spacing people out when seated and the opportunity exist. There is no need to immediately seat people right next to each other as you di with us. Allow the number of people to dictate when you fill in the spots. I'm talking about the two people tables just inside the door and you sat three different couples right on top of each for no reason.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We walked out without eating--- ran out of white wine at happy hour---- no substitutions. Didn't like appetizer fries & eyes.
Not our type of food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great find in St. Helena! The food is fantastic, creative, and well-presented. Now they just need to get control of their fly problem as well as better train their wait/bussing staff, and I can give them a full 5-star rating. At these prices I do not expect to 1) fight off flies to enjoy my meal or 2) be interrupted by a bus-boy as he reaches across my space to clear my neighbor's used dishes. This is but one example of the poor service you may have read about. Come on Archetype, let's get those flies dealt with and that wait staff better trained.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Romantic
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

My brunch here was phenomenal. All of the food was fresh and delicious, and the portions of coffee were generous. I ordered the lemon ricotta pancakes with fresh berries and my partner got the corned beef short rib hash with poached eggs. 10/10 would go again!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had extremely poor service from our server, and when we reported that to another employee she seemed like she did not care. I won't be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was mediocre. Had an heirloom tomato salad and it lacked flavor. The fried chicken and waffles were excellent. Good flavor and crunch texture. The charcuterie cheese dessert plate sucked! The cheeses were bland.

The service was okay. No one stopped by to tell us what cheeses they were serving.

The cocktails were delicious.

One woman was extremely rude to other customers by literally yelling in conversation and disrupting other costumers.

The restaurant staff did nothing. Some even laughed as if her behavior was appropriate.

I won't be recommending or going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Bright and airy, this beautifully designed restaurant offers a contemporary approach to classic dishes.
I'd highly recommend at least splitting the Half Stack Lemon ricotta Pancakes - they were to die for! Just melt in your mouth yum. Being from the South, I’m always a sucker for biscuits and gravy and their Cheddar Biscuits with sausage gravy did not disappoint. Those two together was the perfect combo of salty and sweet.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We went to Archetype for lunch, and were immediately pleased with the ambience. The avocado toast was exceptional. Great feel. We would have loved to sit outside on the adorable patio, but the weather was just too warm. Next time!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Nous avons beaucoup aimé et allons retourné c'est certain!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Best restaurant in St Helena. Best chicken in the world.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great, except the air conditioning was not up to par. Hard to enjoy a meal when it is too warm to n the restaurant. The staff even agreed.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Breakfast tacos were bland. Price was expensive for as little as was on the Taco. Just plain eggs and some sauce for $8.50 each (entree was $17) not impressed at all. Service was slow, even though it wasn't busy. Took 30 minutes for drinks to be brought. Made reservation for a birthday and no acknowledgement was made..disappointed overall.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The service, ambiance, and food were excellent. The chocolate pudding was unbelievable and the oyster selection was amazing. We would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We have eaten here manay times, but must admmit we were surprised at the $25/bottle corkage fee. We live in St. Helena and have not experienced this charge anywhere else in town. It was a disappointment.

Our food was excellent but the service was slow even though the restaurant was not too busy.

We will be trying it again tomorrow for brunch and will see if we have the same impression after that.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Brunch for our anniversary, food and service were great. Plates a bit small but an A for flavor. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Loved the oysters!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We were very disappointed. The service was very poor. It took us forever to be served our cocktails/wine. We ordered sole and they deboned it at the table but left us to serve the fish to ourselves!!!!
My wife ordered a vodka tonic in a tall glass with two limes and they brought her a short glass with no limes!!
A lot of small miscues added up to a bad dinning experience!!!
We were staying at Meadowood and elected to eat at your restaurant expecting a wonderful dining experience!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We started out with a group of 4 and wanted to increase to 6 and they were great about it. Lovely spot. Will return!

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