Cook St. Helena

4.8
673 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!

Support Cook St. Helena during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 673 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The owner and chef came out and greeted every table.

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FinS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was bad. Food was okay. Wouldn’t recommend and wouldn’t go back.

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BarryB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cook was absolutely outstanding Excellent food the eggplant Parmesan best we’ve ever had, halibut special was outstanding and gnocchi done to perfection The service was outstanding and owner and his staff very friendly! Highly recommend

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vipJGray
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! Everything you want at a phenomenal establishment. Highly recommend over restoration hardware.

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AlexanderF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my fav restaurants, must try the mussels! Excellent wine menu too

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vipCole
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness! I can't say enough about this wonderful restaurant. We did a few wine tastings and my friend craved gnocchi. I did a search and found solid reviews on their gnocchi and hoped the rest of us would find something to eat. No one was disappointed. We made a reservation and arrived early, but our table wasn't ready, so we asked if we could sit at the bar. As soon as we sat down, Stephanie and another sweet server took our drink orders and chatted with us. The establishment is small and our table took longer than anyone anticipated, but we felt like old regulars chatting with the servers. We were encouraged to order starters and had Caesar salad and calamari. Both were delicious. We continued to wait for a table, but it was a pleasant wait. When the table was available, we were seated immediately. Stephanie made great suggestions and everyone ate every bit of their food. I had the Eggplant Parmesan, my friend had the gnocchi, and two others had the risotto. We were so full and happy, we couldn't have dessert, but it was one the best meals we've had in wine country. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let’s face it. Cook doesn’t need a positive review from us. It’s well known for its outstanding food in the area.

The staff were great. The food is beyond awesome and it’s great fun to see how it’s all made in the hectic kitchen.

A must stop on your food journey! And we loved it. Fresh. Tasty and unique. Truly they’ve earned their reputation.

But not the least bit pretentious or snooty. Somehow down to earth and out of this world. ;-)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Would definitely recommend the gorgonzola gnocchi!

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BridgetM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious and service was great. We loved the homemade pastas

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vipester
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Casual, cute cafe feel. Best Bolognese ever!! Tomatoes so fresh and delicious! Will be back!!

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vipBritnyM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, always consistent, local favorite. I love this place!!

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JanaM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fresh, incredible food! The team was super helpful with wine pairings, sharing info about the ingredients, and helped accommodate dietary restrictions. We would go back in a heartbeat!

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vipPatS
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta was amazing as well as the heirloom tomatoes with burrata! The service was amazing.

Thank you

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vipBrett
Denver
284 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Three small pieces of sausage in the sausage pasta. Sat at a table next to the kitchen with a rotating fan blowing on us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cook! A neighborhood treat!

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BrendonP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall pretty good dining experience. Gnocchi cream sauce was amazing, but could have came with a larger portion. (Cost over $1 per noodle). Bread was also amazing. Would definitely come back.

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MichaelP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service in a small restaurant setting.

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LouisL
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit. Overall nice restaurant, although a bit pricey for lunch. Our pasta dishes were tasteful and fresh, but there was almost no homemade sausage in it.

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Paul
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the food - and to be honest - the pasta - and in particular- the gnocchi- which is hysterically good

Worth a trip just for that - wine, desert and music too

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. One of our Saint Helena favorites. Always excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful!

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Kylelizabeth
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service and exceptional food. Order the Risotto of the day, the Gnocchi and the housemade sausage cavatelli. Shared between 4 of us. It was the best pasta I have had in years.

Our waitress was fantastic. Service was quick with water, bread, anything we needed. absolutely get the appetizers too.

Will be going back again and again and again!

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CecilyA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around amaaaaaaaaazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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GinaS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cook is one of our favorite restaurants in the Napa Valley! Everything on the menu is delicious, especially the Cavatelli! We love this gem in St. Helena!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cook Street is our go to restaurant every time we are in the Napa Valley. It never disappoints.

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vipdontime
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent Napa Valley experience, great food (esp. the burgers), great service and a great view of downtown St. Helena. Would not hesitate to return on our next visit.

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RobertT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is second to none! Then the food starts coming and you realize why this place is so good!

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vipfithokie
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal and wine list! Get the calimari!

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MaureenT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. We especially love that they offer daily specials.

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vipBenoitT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

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KeithN
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs were absolutely delicious and wonderful. Highly recommended!

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NorcalCraig
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always.

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Robertf
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was better than I remembered it. The shrimp risotto was to die for along with three other dishes.

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ROBERTD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the birrata and the short ribs! Amazingly good with a Napa cab!

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TimG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great experience for dinner. The food was exceptional.

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vipwillisb
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal
Pasta was excellent and service was great like always
Great local dinning spot

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KristinA
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food that is presented in a picture worthy manner.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing first dinner in Naps.

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Mario
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small quaint and comfortable dining experience. Had our table ready at time of reservation. Calamari was fresh and not rubbery. Everything was extremely fresh and made from scratch. The chopped salad was put together on order as there is an open kitchen of which I was facing, minestrone soup was superb with veggies that were crisp and not mushy, pasta and sauces were fantastic. If you want a nice, freshly prepared delicious meal in a friendly atmosphere, then Cook is your place! It will not disappoint.

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 673 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.