Cook St. Helena

4.8
524 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Covid, Cook has created a small, well spaced outdoor, heated experience. Owner and Chef Jude always makes mouth watering, tasty dishes with a welcoming staff

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vipSally
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cook! Everything on the menu is delicious but I especially love the mussels!

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BarbieG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I am a local and have enjoyed Cook prior, but unfortunately things have changed. I took my mother and brother for her 93 birthday celebration and things were more than lacking. It took an hour for us to get our meals which seems really extreme since it was 2:00pm in the afternoon and not many people there.

The food was not as good which was disappointing. Music selection was loud in addition.

I felt embarrassed as I really wanted a special celebration for my mom and it was definitely sorely lacking.

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vipJonathanK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional! always a favorite. One of the best restaurants in Saint Helena.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braised short rib. - Always amazing!!!

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PhilL
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First night opening after Covid,all things considered ,they did a very good job

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JoshG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. I love love love the food and service that I receive at Cook.

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jonathang
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They always do a great job. The eggplant parmigiana is amazing.

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vipGlovedGourmet
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in St Helena!

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vipPatS
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta and burrata was amazing! Service was great! Thank you

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vipLinda
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always great, the service is always attentive and personal. During the time of Covid the ambience is a bit lacking and we look forward to eating indoors again and until then will stay supportive.

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vipChrisB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg that pasta is incredible!! What an incredible lunch and great Nebbiolo

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vipNittler
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and the staff were so friendly and thoughtful - it is creative to use the parking lot and it is not as cosy as the restaurant but worked very well

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Chris
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love. This. Place.

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vipLaura
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The seating was under a tent in the parking lot behind the restaurant which you could only get to via a cramped back foot of the restaurant. Unfortunately the heat lamps weren’t working. Without any music or ambiance, it left something to be desired. Food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as always.

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vipScrumptious
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant in downtown St Helena. They have a wonderful outside dining area behind the restaurant. Food great as always. Support hour local restaurants. They need your patronage especially at this time. So get out and dine.

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BruceD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Highly recommended. Our go to spot for lunch.

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vipSteveA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - safe environment-friendly staff

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michaelv
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cook has been one of my favorite restaurants in the Napa area since they opened several years ago. The ambiance is cozy and inviting with a distinct wine country charm, and service is always professional yet warm and friendly. Isabella is a wonderful server and Jude (the chef) is personable and can sling pans with the best chefs anywhere in the Bay Area.
In short, go to this restaurant for honest, well cooked Italian food and a great wine list.

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vipwineslut
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place. Food and service were really great.

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vipHappyHappyHappy
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pastas here are outstanding - we really loved everything we ordered. Service was very kind and friendly, love the open kitchen concept. The panna cotta is INCREDIBLE - make sure you save room for it!

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ConradH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly for outside dining, in a sectioned off area of the parking lot with well separated tables. The service was very good and the food was excellent. The risotto, which changes daily, deserves special mention, and the pasta and sandwiches are also very good. We will definitely go back when we visit Napa Valley again.

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JenF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels w andouille sausage is a MUST and the daily risotto is always a great choice. Best gnocchi and pasta around!

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CristinaF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the new addition of the outdoor seating, Cook is a no-brainer option in Saint Helena

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AjaC
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We sat right by the kitchen, practically in the kitchen which made it difficult to carry on a conversation with all the background noise. Other tables in the front room would not have this same issue. Our waitress was sweet enough, but I don’t like to have to ask for beverages. Those should be arranged prior to a starter arriving at a table. Food was delicious. The carbonara was excellent!

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DanielC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is the place to go if you’re looking for exceptional food in an unassuming setting. My wife and I ate here two nights in a row during our stay in Yountville because it was so delicious.

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vipLocalResident
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect outdoor experience during Covid issues.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service must support our neighborhood food places

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vipDaveS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding gnocchi

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vipGinaL
Palm Springs
209 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend really enjoyed his lunch. I enjoyed the mussels and minestrone soup. Our server was a dear. We enjoyed the outdoor experience, but thought they should have tried to cover the dumpsters on the way out.

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vipdw2445
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always

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JoshG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Just the right portions and amazing taste. You can not go wrong here.

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vipPeterA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. I went for the specials. One of the best minestrone soups I have ever had followed by the risotto of the day which had heirloom tomatoes, perfectly cooked shrimp and a diver scallop crowning the center. Finished the meal with the house made Panna Cota. The owners, Jude and Meagan, are exceptional hosts. Can't wait to go back.

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SarahB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service and atmosphere!! Brought me back to Brooklyn

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vipCharlesM
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Outdoor service due to Covid rules made for very slow
Service. The server was very nice and it wasn’t her fault.

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vipBusinessLunch
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family-run restaurant. Excellent food and service. I look forward to returning.

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vipStacey
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cook is a family owned local favorite. Their gnocchi carbonara is exceptional. Other favorites include mussels with sausage, eggplant parmigian and chopped salad. Daily specials include soups and pastas. Everything about Cook is friendly and comforting. And every visit leaves me smiling!

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Steph66
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and location. The melon and prosciutto salad was amazing. Went back for lunch the next day for the heirloom tomato BLT. Also was fabulous.

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Christine1
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Very fresh, it’s amazing how you can tase the difference of fresh vs non. I had the gnocchi and my husband had the fettuccine. Both winning dishes. We started with the Burrata, almost went with the calamari. It seemed like both options were considering the table next to us wouldn’t stop raving about the calamari!! Will definitely be back again.

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 524 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.