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Gatehouse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA

Gatehouse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America

4.8
4.8
621 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Join us for a unique dining experience that is unmatched in the Napa Valley. Set on the historic campus of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone, Gatehouse Restaurant showcases the talents of CIA students who have completed two years of rigorous study, under the supervision of our world-class faculty. Enjoy a meal inspired by local produce from the college’s own farms and gardens, and other high-quality ingredients. Our dining room and outdoor seating area are open. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

All guests are required to wear a mask while indoors—regardless of their vaccination status—except when seated in a dining environment. Thank you for helping to keep our CIA campus community safe!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 967-2300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Events at the Gatehouse Restaurant, please contact venue directly.

  • Neighborhood

    St. Helena

  • Cross street

    Deer Park

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 621 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Contemporary American

  • Wine Country

    Best Value

  • Wine Country

    Fit for Foodies

  • Wine Country

    Healthy

  • Wine Country

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  • Wine Country

    Special Occasion

  • Wine Country

    Contemporary American

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  1. DL

    DaphneLovesFood

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the wine pairings were spot on. It was lovely to meet the students who would be graduating and they did a wonderful job both serving and cooking. This was our second visit and would definitely love to come back!
  2. BL

    BLWiley

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Will be returning soon.
  3. KV

    KathyV

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing food experience. We chose the 4 courses with wine pairings and each item was spectacular.
  4. PK

    PaulK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience. The staff were very attentive and the food and wine pairing were delicious.
  5. JM

    JustinM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food with perfect pairings
  7. SC

    SandyC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, wine pairings and service was outstanding. I only wish we could have given our servers more tips. I’d highly recommend the dinner and plan to go back in the near future.
  8. N

    Normanr

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great enthusiasm for up and coming professionals in the restaurant food and beverage industry.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The presentation of the food was masterful and and it all tasted delicious. The service was superb; professional, informative, attentive and charming. Thank you Mitus et al. We will be returning with our son.
  10. NO

    NOSNOWRS

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service and food - congrats on graduation for all students !
  11. JS

    JudithS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent. It was well prepared, creative, and the wine pairings were right on. Staff was friendly and answered all of our questions. Fantastic food and experience!
  12. GP

    GailP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous evening from beginning to end. The wait staff and servers, (all students) were terrific. They were friendly, outgoing, and super knowledgeable. They were wonderful and really wanted to share their experiences at CIA. The food was beautifully presented, and it tasted superb. Everyone went out of their way to make this a fantastic culinary event This was an amazing experience, and we will definitely go back.
  13. SS

    SSSC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you or someone you know is interested in culinary school and being able to connect with students when you visit, definitely come here. The food is so amazing and all the students who are about to graduate either work at Gatehouse or a different location in the area. It was absolutely fantastic to know more about their personal experiences and thoughts on being apart of the CIA Greystone community. Even if you haven't gone to a fine dining experience before, this is a great introduction to restaurants of that style. There is a small outside seating area, but definitely more seating actually inside Gatehouse which is a great balance.
  14. S

    Sandy

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It may have been one of our all time best dining experience. Service was amazing, food was beautiful and delicious. Well worth it.
  15. LJ

    LJMAL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Accommodated dietary restrictions well and service was excellent. Beautiful experience overall. Highly recommend.
  16. KE

    KimE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinners were so fun and delicious, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The servers were full of information, knowing details of our dishes when we asked about the fancier ingredients. Two in our party paired the dishes with wine which made the meals so much more special. We loved sharing the CIA with our friends and can’t wait to come back again.
  17. JH

    JohnH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must do when in Napa Valley. The staff are energetic and passionate about the menu and making sure you have a great experience. The food was outstanding as well as the wine pairings. Great job!
  18. CC

    CCEats

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. Was cool to go back again during same semester and see the students that were previously the chefs now be the front service
  19. MW

    MarainaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liz! You’re incredible, good luck at French Laundry. Thanks to everyone on staff last night for an incredible experience all around.
  20. B

    Bakerboy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally fabulous! Food, service and wine. We ordered the 4-course meal with wine pairing. We were celebrating our 24th Anniversary. The Chefs are of high caliber and have a great understanding of food prep. At the end of our meal, we were presented with the menu. The Chef that prepared each of our ordered 4 course, signed their name by that dish. The Brazilian Cheese Puffs that I raved about,- the Pastry Chef, that was responsible for making them, wrote the recipe out on the side of the menu! My husband and I were honored to be a Gatehouse guest at the CIA and will return there on our next California visit.
  21. JL

    JulieL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    What a great time and great food! Service was great. Made recommendations we didn't care for, thus the 4 star instead of 5. Overall would recommend!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience- the food is unique, the atmosphere is amazing and the service was top notch. The entire team was just terrific. Romy and Ian (spelling?) took care of our table. Couldn’t had a better experience! Also we appreciated that dishes were modified when possible to meet our dietary restrictions. Kudos to the team and management and thank you for the entire experience!!
  23. IB

    IstvanB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and presentation was outstanding with exquisite wine pairings
  24. J

    John

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a return visit to the CIA in St. Helena, CA. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable.
  25. GM

    GloriaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a friends birthday. It couldn’t have been more special. Our servers/ chefs were the best. The food was excellent. Thank you for a special evening Gloria Mirowski
  26. PB

    PamB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was a bit disappointing overall, though a few dishes were good. We were glad to support the students but not sure if we will go back.
  27. DN

    DateNightOut

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was exceptional! It was an all around great experience. Highly recommend!! Had watermelon salad, corn soup, trout and carrot cake. So delicious!!!
  28. RV

    RisseV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is delicious, we had 4 courses, everything is amazing. The staff is nice and accommodating.
  29. J

    Jocs

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely awesome-creative, well balanced, perfectly executed , beautifully plated . Kudos to the team !
  30. DH

    DavidH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and so was the service. What an awesome experience!
  31. D

    Deborah

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The students were friendly and attentive, the food was amazing, and overall it was a great experience! We will definitely becoming back again!
  32. KM

    KathleenM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We knew this would be a good experience, knowing the reputation of the CIA. The food was delicious and the service perfectly orchestrated. We would definitely recommend Gatehouse to clients and friends. Can't wait to return.
  33. BG

    BeverlyG

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at the Gate House at CIA St Helena is fine dining at its best. All of our dishes were expertly prepared and the service from the students was flawless. It’s worth a visit.
  34. AY

    AnnaY

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the 4 course meal. Every course was prepared perfectly with great flavor and presentation. Service was outstanding. Congratulations to the graduating class.
  35. SW

    StacieW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Our waiters were so helpful and knowledgeable about the food being served.
  36. F

    Foodie

    Little Rock

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening. The students were so attentive making the experience memorable. We will be back It was a great way to end a wonderful visit to the Napa Valley
  37. JC

    JeffC

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service, in a pristine setting, made for a very pleasurable experience. We were thrilled to get a reservation. The subtle flavors made each course memorable. Compliments to the students and chef overseeing the operation in the kitchen.
  38. SL

    SLovesfood

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The students did a great job with food and service. Food and wine pairing was perfect. We weren’t rushed in anyway - it was a great experience.
  39. K

    King

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was awesome, service superb. In line with what you get in Michelin style. These young folks are learning and on their way to success !!
  40. DT

    DonTall

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent experience and great to support the students! Would highly recommend and will return in the future.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • 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

Gatehouse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America is rated 4.8 stars by 621 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Gatehouse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America

2555 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Deer Park

  • Neighborhood

    St. Helena

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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