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Gatehouse Restaurant at Greystone

4.9
256 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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Gatehouse Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner service, five days a week!
Tour the main building, shop our store and dine with us for a truly memorable visit CIA style.

Gatehouse Restaurant at Greystone, on The Culinary Institute of America’s historic St. Helena campus, is the capstone experience for CIA students after two years of rigorous culinary, baking and pastry, hospitality and beverage management instruction. These future industry leaders transform the freshest regional ingredients as well as those from the CIA’s own farm and herb gardens into creative contemporary dishes served graciously in a refined yet casual dining room. Your dining experience is orchestrated by CIA faculty-led students, making for a memorable event. Join us for a prix-fixe menu, Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday through Saturday
Lunch 11:30-1:00
Dinner 5:30-8:00
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Phone number
(707) 967-2300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Deer Park
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Wine
What 256 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was creative, with a variety of menu choices all very well done. We've eaten in 20+ Michelin-starred restaurants and the food at the Gatehouse was executed at that level. Service was patient and attentive, and strove for a level of service to match the cuisine; the wait staff is made up of culinary students so inexperience showed at times but overall the staff gave a very positive impression. Total cost for two 4-course prix fixe and two excellent glasses of wine, plus coffee after, tax ,and gratuity was $189 - not "cheap" but very good value for the quality. We will certainly return and would recommend the Gatehouse to anyone.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely fantastic! One of my top ten meals of all time. Students were just back from spring break but wow they deliver! If you are in Napa definetly eat here.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Celebrating our anniversary. The staff was courteous and very efficient. They even gave a a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate the occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The student staff were remarkable. The food was delicious. The rice of opening our wine was a little excessive Loved the experience

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food and setting were fabulous. The student chefs did a wonderful job with all aspects of our dining experience. It is a place that I would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Student servers were delightful and food was outstanding. Will come again when we return to Napa.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Gorgeous Food, excellent wine pairings, good friends, cozy atmosphere. What more do you need? We had excellent service that was non invasive, a fire burning not 10 feet from us on a cold raining evening. Just BRILLIANT.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I was so pleasantly surprised by the creativity,technique and flavor that these young chefs were able to deliver!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Linda And i enjoyed a birthday lunch here. It couldn’t have been nicer. Layla did a very nice job anticipating our every need.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Creative menu, well-prepared and presented. Flavorful combinations and interesting textures. Quick, attentive service. Delighted both the foodie and the picky eater at our table. Our experience sealed our decision to hold our wedding at CIA Greystone!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Everything about our experience was great -- food, service, plating of the food, variety of menu choices, restaurant facility, pricing except for the wine pairings which I thought was overpriced. Our server explained the menu items carefully and patiently and was very attentive throughout the meal without being a nuisance. If we lived closer to the place we would dine there every week. Visit and enjoy as we did.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was outstanding. We loved everything we had and the wine pairings were perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The experience was lovely. The food selections were unique and very flavorful. The wait staff was very pleasant and enjoyed what they were doing. It was one of the highlights this trip to St. Helena.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful dinner with our daughter and fiancé to celebrate upcoming marriage. The server brought complimentary Champaign for them! Delicious layers of flavor in all the dishes in every course. Elegant playing and impeccable service. All of a sudden we’d find four servers setting plates in front of us simultaneously, explain the dishes, and leave us to enjoy. The training for the students is awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food prepared and served by aspiring chefs at Culinary Institute of America. Worth your time to go.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here and the staff were excellent

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Dishes were well put together flavor-wise. I had the braised pork shoulder as my main course, it was tender and cooked very well. The mushrooms and sauce were the perfect accompaniment. As well as the crispy onion rings which I think was garnish, nevertheless it was good. They did a good job with presentation and plating. I did not have dessert this time but I’ll be back to try that very soon. Finally the staff were very sweet. They were attentive with the little things such as re-filling water glasses and offering more bread.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

What a wonderful dining experience! My husband and I were in the Napa Valley for our anniversary. We came to the Gatehouse for lunch on a friday. It was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

waiter was great, food was great, restaurant was great. They served us 3 wrong meals out of 6 courses, but was soon rectified....

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Service was great, endive salad didn’t seem fresh but everything else was delicious

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great service and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My husband and I celebrated his 45th birthday here and we could not have been happier! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! We will defiantly be back and will recommend it to our friends! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Visited the CIA when wine tasting in Napa. We had a great lunch and the staff were wonderful and very professional. Highly recommend when visiting wine country!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We picked Gatehouse based on a recommendation. The food and service were amazing. The servers were very engaging and knowledgable about the food and wine. The atmosphere was quiet and casual. The whole evening was amazing. This is definitely on my list of restaurants to visit again!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The food, the ambiance and the waitstaff were equally outstanding. What an excellent way for us to celebrate our daughter's 40th birthday right after a spa treatment in Calistoga and wine tasting on the way to the dinner. Both my wife and daughter said that the Meyer Lemon Cheesecake was the best desert they had ever eaten.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

When we visit Calistoga we look forward to spending an evening at the Gatehouse! It is definitely our favorite place in that area. This time we took friends and they were just as impressed!! The food is fabulous, the service is unparalleled and the restaurant has such a cozy feel to it! It's also fun to talk to the students... they are so friendly and we usually learn a little bit about them, which is fun and interesting.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Our meal was excellent. Upon entry to the restaurant, we are taken care by the students. Service is impeccable, dishes excellent, dressage beautiful, agreements with the wines are surprising and divine. We were able to talk to the students about their training. It has been very rewarding. If you want to discover an avant-garde kitchen , do not hesitate. This restaurant is worth a visit.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The new Gatehouse is very different from the old restaurant. It is much smaller & the kitchen is now hidden. It is quiet and sleepy cottage style instead of the old flaming pans and hustle bustle. Still an excellent value for the money, but less of the modern Napa feel.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

What a lovely experience. Kudos to Chef Sarah and Professor. Special thanks to Rachel and David. We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Fantastic meal. Absolutely loved it!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was our Anniversary and wanted something nice. Gatehouse was the perfect spot. My wife loved every part of our meal. She especially loved the paring of the wine with each course of the meal. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The Greystone Gate House with it's high ceilings, massive stone fireplace and original stained glass windows was perfect in every way. The old world charm contrasted nicely with the gleaming new stainless kitchen which can be viewed from the intimate dining room. The acoustics were perfect, we could hear our table mates but not the next table. Every choice of our 4 course meal was so carefully prepared and presented, it seemed like edible art. Chef Sarah put her own European spin on every dish and Professor Sean Fry presented wine pairings from Napa Valley to France, each one perfect with it's plate. You will not be disappointed when you choose the Gatehouse Restaurant at Greystone for your next lunch with friends or night out with someone special.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful meal and fabulous service! Will definitely go back! Very personable front house staff and the chefs put out an amazing meal. Each course was unique and delicious. So glad we went.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

If you visit the Napa valley, I would highly recommend dining at Graystone. The food and service are outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Skip Copia and come here instead! Formerly the Conservatory restaurant, staffed by students, this is GREAT value in a pricey area. Small, cozy, it's located in the small building to the left of the main CIA bldg., with its own little parking lot just beyond, right when you enter thru the main gates. Food was excellent, service is very good in the traditional manner. We greatly enjoyed our meal and felt it was almost as good as our earlier lunch at Auberge - and you can't ask for more than that! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

lovely setting, charming ambiance, great food, good service, delightful dining spot

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I’ve always wanted to go here so went for my birthday. Everything was delicious and it was a great experience to watch the students perform what they have learned.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The staff was polite and courteous, the ambiance was warm and intimate, and the food was unbelievable. I would certainly visit again and recommend to anyone looking for a truly unique dining experience they will never forget.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I understand that this is a culinary school and not a real restaurant but, still, they can do a better job. The food was largely undercooked and the service was slow, especially on our friends' table where they had to wait for an extremely long time to receive their entrees.
The selections were good and were creative but that was undone by the actual quality of the served food.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food, lovely environment, great service

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