Cook St. Helena
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!
Friday - February 26 - basil pesto risotto. sautéed shrimp. radicchio. balsamic reduction
gnocchi. gorgonzola dolce. cracked pepper
braised short rib. soft parmesan polenta. mushroom and cipollini jus
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
We love Cook! Everything on the menu is delicious but I especially love the mussels!
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.
The food was exceptional! always a favorite. One of the best restaurants in Saint Helena.
Braised short rib. - Always amazing!!!
First night opening after Covid,all things considered ,they did a very good job
Amazing as always. I love love love the food and service that I receive at Cook.
They always do a great job. The eggplant parmigiana is amazing.
This is our favorite restaurant in St Helena!
The pasta and burrata was amazing! Service was great! Thank you
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.
Omg that pasta is incredible!! What an incredible lunch and great Nebbiolo
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
Love. This. Place.
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.
Excellent food as always.
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.
Always outstanding! Highly recommended. Our go to spot for lunch.
Great food - safe environment-friendly staff
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.
I love this place. Food and service were really great.
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!
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.
The mussels w andouille sausage is a MUST and the daily risotto is always a great choice. Best gnocchi and pasta around!
With the new addition of the outdoor seating, Cook is a no-brainer option in Saint Helena
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!
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.
Perfect outdoor experience during Covid issues.
Great food and service must support our neighborhood food places
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.
Phenomenal as always
Amazing food. Just the right portions and amazing taste. You can not go wrong here.
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.
Loved the food, service and atmosphere!! Brought me back to Brooklyn
Outdoor service due to Covid rules made for very slow
Service. The server was very nice and it wasn’t her fault.
Great family-run restaurant. Excellent food and service. I look forward to returning.
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!
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.
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.
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.