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Cook St. Helena, St. Helena, CA

Cook St. Helena

4.8
4.8
900 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Specializing in elegant but straight-forward Northern Italian cuisine, created from local and seasonal ingredients.

A family-owned business, Cook St. Helena, is a neighborhood establishment through and through that continues to bring people together around fresh, handmade, delicious food in a warm, casual atmosphere. We opened Cook in 2004 to show the locals and tourists alike that food does not need to be complicated to taste great!

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 963-7088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jude Wilmoth

  • Catering

    Cook St. Helena can cater any event. Please inquire at events@cooksthelena.com

  • Private party facilities

    Cook St. Helena is available for private events of up to 30 guests. Please inquire at events@cooksthelena.com

  • Neighborhood

    St. Helena

  • Cross street

    Hunt Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 900 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Italian

  • Wine Country

    Best Food

  • Wine Country

    Italian

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  1. MB

    MicheleB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific time. Wait person fun & helpful.
  2. S

    Suzette

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good service and always fabulous food! A must visit in the Napa Valley
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!!
  4. T

    Tcamm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food rocked! Fresh pasta and ingredients blended perfectly.
  5. HM

    HeidiM

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food quality with a hometown feel. You will find the owner there every night making you feel like family.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place! Amazing food and service. Will definitely be back next time we are in town.
  7. k

    kjph

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always fantastic! The pastas are all incredible and the mussel starter alone is reason to keep coming back!
  8. S

    Sammy

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh pasta, easy wine selections, reasonable priced for the meal. Cook is a good choice for a small-town restaurant experience in St Helena.
  9. KV

    KimV

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for lunch with my boyfriend and had some soup of the day and a pasta dish that were both delicious! Will definitely come back when we’re in the area!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, a bit on the noisy side, very good pasta…enjoyed the experience..
  11. LL

    LizzoLizzy

    Tahoe

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was incredible! I am an eggplant aficionado and it was the best I’ve ever had! Our waiter, Daniel, was wonderful. Highly recommend.
  12. FD

    FrequentDiner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cook never disappoints!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nothing special at all. A place that would be categorized as food I ate but didn't crave enough to come back to. The calamari was nothing different than a TGIF. The mains were attempts at complexity but at the end it was just food.
  14. m

    monica

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid meal. Always. Favorite place to eat in St. Helena.
  15. RP

    RoybP

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is my favorite go-to restaurant in St Helena for many years. It's loud, as all the tables are close together. The food is phenomenal. Consider their "risotto of the day." Only seats about 40 and that includes 8 at the bar. Alas, only M-F. Lunch and dinner are the same menu.
  16. p

    pauly

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Went here on a suggestion after a wine pickup. It’s a long and narrow restaurant. It was 3/4 full and it was hard to hold a conversation without really speaking up. I had the short rib which came with mash potatoes, carrots and gravy. The mash was the best part of the meal. The short rib was good, but not great. My wife had gnocchi. She said it was good, but not supper. The flourless chocolate cake was fantastic.
  17. TT

    TommyT

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It is a nicely appointed small restaurant. Service was great . The food was original and very good.
  18. a

    anneg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at bar. Nice ambiance, delicious homemade pastas, nice service.
  19. NC

    NolaC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cook is our all time favorite restaurant in town. Great food-especially the pastas, service and atmosphere!!
  20. KS

    KarenS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food!
  22. RM

    RichardM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the special of the day and everything was excellent. We generally have one meal at Cook’s while visiting the area. Will definitely have a meal there next time we’re in the area
  23. HM

    HeidiM

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. From start to finish our dinner was perfection. The pasta is divine…bolognese a must!
  24. KA

    KellyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been going to Cook for over ten years and I've never had a bad meal or a bad time! This is my favorite restaurant. It's gorgeous, cozy, and the food is fabulous (I especially love the risotto, the short ribs and the eggplant parmagiana. And the burrata and the mussels!). The owners are warm (and beloved in the local community). Highly recommend if you can get a reservation!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service to match. Both the apps and main courses were all delicious.
  26. I

    Inga

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always a great time!!
  27. t

    truky47

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food was very good- as always The issue I’ve always had with Cook is the venue. Uncomfortably small and noisy. Wish they had a better location. But I’ll keep coming back
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The braised short rib is to die for
  29. TS

    TracyS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  30. BL

    BusinessLunch

    Philadelphia

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent small stop in St. Helena. Worth the trip. Chef seems to always be there leading the kitchen. Excellent food. Great, casual service.
  31. MA

    MaryA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Felt a bit rushed.
  32. L

    Laurence

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We really had a good time but the service was kind of rushed so we didn’t manage to consume as much as we wanted! The food was excellent!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was PHENOMENAL, the ambiance was quite and romantic. The server was outstanding and so sweet.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and service
  35. v

    valeriem

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Travelling in the California wine country, this is a stop I will recommend to all! Friendly service, very cool decor and great food and wine choice!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful and those mussels though 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  37. SE

    SuzanneE

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restroom visywhen I come to St Helena. I dream about the eggplant Parmesan on my was to the valley
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING!
  39. C

    foodiefromCuse

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad we found Cook on our first visit to the area. Intimate setting, excellent food and service, apparently popular with locals as it received well-earned raves from everyone we mentioned it to prior to our reservation. Delicious!
  40. S

    Sherry

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb food and service from host/hostesses to our server Sierra. We shared calamari with great cocktails. My husband had short ribs and I had the eggplant parmigiana and both were THE best we’ve ever had. Small intimate and lively atmosphere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cook St. Helena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 963-7088.

Cook St. Helena is rated 4.8 stars by 900 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Cook St. Helena

1310 Main St St. Helena, CA 94574-1905

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hunt Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    St. Helena

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jude Wilmoth

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 963-7088

  • Catering

    Cook St. Helena can cater any event. Please inquire at events@cooksthelena.com

  • Private party facilities

    Cook St. Helena is available for private events of up to 30 guests. Please inquire at events@cooksthelena.com

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