Cook Tavern & Pizzeria

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60 reviews
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Pizzeria
This bustling, farmers-to-table restaurant serves up Neapolitan-inspired pizza complemented by an ever-changing roster of seasonal American and Italian dishes, beer, wine and more. A family-owned business, Cook Tavern & Pizzeria is a neighborhood establishment through and through that continues to bring people together around fresh, handmade, delicious food in a warm, casual atmosphere. Free corkage too!
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Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Greatest place in St Helena to watch a Warriors game. Burgers and fries cannot be beat, great local and regional beers on tap, the wait staff is attentive and excellent, and the crowd always gets into the game.

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DB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely a lively place. NBA playoffs going on. Pizza was awesome. Loved the crust. Had these big bubbles at the edges that I just love. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. The menu was very creative with lots of specials. I would definitely return.

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was delicious. Accommodated a group of 11. Nice ambiance a plus.

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AK
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great local spot for a casual dinner. Great pizza and solid beer/wine list.

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DA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Kim was outstanding! She verbalized the specials, and offered suggestions when we weren't sure what to order. She was attentive without being overly so. The food was tasty -- one pizza tasted somewhat dry, as it lacked any sauce, and perhaps would have benefitted from a bit more salt in the dough, but we still wolfed it down.

REALLY nice of Cook Tavern & Pizzeria to donate 10 percent of their proceeds to St. Helena public schools!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local place to go to in St helena
Lots to choose from and pizzas nice and crispy thin

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E
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizzas. We ordered The margherita and the prosciutto arugula. Service was top notch. We will definitely come back when we’re in town.

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was incedibly slow, food too expensive for the fair served, and we received what seemed like half a glass of Pinot (when we ordered a full glass) for $14 each! I get it’s napa pricing, but would never recommend to anyone.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Poor service. After waiting 15 min just to be brought water once seated, primary waiter was rude/absent. As a bonus, he delivered the wrong dessert then gave attitude when asked kindly to correct. Returned with brownie dessert to-go and the brownie had a pungent burned aroma and was a brick/inedible...seemed to be intentional as assumed we wouldn’t check. We paid and left as not worth our time to address a second time.

Left a “market” tip only to reward the bus boy who was highly attentive refilling our waters and grabbing a condiment when waiter only checked on us three times to take our order, bring our pizza, and bring us dessert with the check.

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w
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food good people

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b
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. there was a mistake made in the kitchen, and when brought to the attention of the waitress she immediately corrected it and apologized on behalf of the restaurant.

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JG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Beautiful setting, but food is consistently disappointing. Third time dining here and each time disappointing.

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OT
San Francisco
122 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great casual restaurant in St Helena. Deep selection of beer on tap and wines by the glass - something for everyone

We enjoyed the fried pickles, pizza with prosciutto and arugula, Rueben (which was outstanding) and a salad.

Would highly recommend and would return

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KR
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pizza and a wonderful bartender made for a delightful casual dining experience!

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time dining here and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting St. Helena. The menu isn't huge, but everything we've tried has been delicious. I recommend the Irish Fries and any of the pizzas. The service was also spot on!

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service. Food was great thank you.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited 15 minutes to get water, then ignored for another 15. Ended up leaving. They are understaffed and undertrained how to treat customers.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was very good, however service was very slow, had to ask for water refills when glasses were empty. No one asked if I wanted 2nd glass of wine. Lost revenue for them, as I would have ordered more wine if the server was around. Disappointing.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fave table, best fries in the world! Burger was great
Too! Always friendly service. What more can you ask for?!

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j
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pizza and soup was incredible. Amazing lunch!!

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LM
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The short rib nachos were excellent! I come here often for lunch, the menu is not overwhelming and there are daily specials. The price is right too.

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TH
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good & service was great!

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I
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I wish they had some kid friendly choices. The fish tacos were very spicy. Pizza is very good!!

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DB
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I made reservations for Sunday lunch at 1:30. When the menu came we learned that on Sunday brunch is served until 2 PM, so the menu was limited to brunch items. Fortunately the kitchen was able to prepare the item we wanted (fish tacos) early, so that was really appreciated. The brunch menu looked good so I'd recommend Cook Tavern for brunch on Sunday and for lunch/casual dinner any other time of the week.

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DP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice little pizza place and tavern on the main drag in St Helena. Tavern food had a nice twist. Locals hang out at the bar. Tables are a bit small but service was pleasant and accommodating. We’d come back next time we’re in the north part of Napa.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Pizza delicious

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TW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Nachos are incredible!

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OT
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My husband and I were in St Helena. I chose this place because they had fried dill pic

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizzas and service, the team @ Cook Bistro always does a fantastic taking care of our group whenever we're in. I've been multiple times and plan to go back next time I'm in St Helena!

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JG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food just wasn’t very good. All three meals - cheeseburger, fish tacos and Cuban sandwich were below average. Disappointing as we love their sister restaurant Cook, and were looking for a more casual eatery.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual eating with friendly staff. Fresh and well cooked food. A great lunch!

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great dining experience! Favorites were warm spinach salad, tater tots, carnitas nachos, cookie ice cream sandwich!!!

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V
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Always good food and good service at the tavern. Seats are hard and a little uncomfortable, bench pads would be a nice addition.

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c
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

On Saturday evening,we took our family,6 of us,for dinner at Cook's Tavern & Pizzeria. One of our party is gluten intolerant and has other food allergies.When she asked the server what was in some of the menu items,her response was I don't know.She didn't want to go talk to the chef herself,so my guest went instead.The CHEF (!!??) had no clue what was in some of the food items that my guest thought she could eat.When asked,for example,how close to wheat/bread the salads were made,his response was: I guess I could make your salad in the storage room....REALLY???? VERY disappointing......

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great staff!

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J
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was awful. Server completely disconnected. Forgot I ordered soup. Forgot other parts of order as well and had to keep asking us what we ordered. Wine list pretty lame. Soup was fair...not traditional cream of mushrooom soup. fish tacos were ok. Good portion size, a bit over cooked. Tuna wrap was average. Bench seating very uncomfortable. No cushions. Will not return. Cook, the restaurant next door is where we thought we were going. Confusing to make reservations.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosophere for a work dinner with clients! Pizzas were delicious (as always), we also loved the salads and some bar snacks. Excellent atmosphere - we will be back!

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LM
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first time here. Nice lunch menu, value pricing, many selections. I had the Cubano sandwich, it was very good as were the fries, nice and crispy. Service was good and the restaurant was clean. I will definitely go back.

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d
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On vacation and in the mood for a pizza. Place was perfect. Nice pie with great crust and toppings. Had the fried pickles for an appe and were very tasty. Nice wine and craft beer list. Prices very reasonable.

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l
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fabulous and original. Not the same old wine country.

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