Food was pretty good, but not memorable, and overall experience was less than stellar. It was the first time in over 5 decades of dining out - from my days as a kid - that we were told that we needed to change tables after we were seated because they had just taken a new reservation that needed our space (we had a reservation). The server apologized but no management acknowledgement that we were relegated to a lesser table. In hindsight I wish that we had refused to be reseated. We won’t return to this restaurant - just too many good alternatives.
Excellent menu and service from the cocktails to the espresso
Always consistent! Great for several occasions.
Love this restaurant! Always perfect! Service is excellent and the food tastes great. The restaurant has a great vibe.
Wonderful ambiance and we got a table in the window. The server was fantastic. Don’t miss the butterscotch pudding - truly inspired! Husband’s short ribs were delectable but my fried chicken was surprisingly tough.
We had a wonderful lunch! The food was very tasty and portions not too big. Alfie was fabulous! he took great care of us!
We love the Romantic yet casual feel to The Market. Our food was perfectly seasoned and delicious. The server was friendly and polite.
This was our 4th time dining there and we are never disappointed. We ordered the Mac and Cheese and Crab cake as appetizers. We really did lick the plates clean. Michael had the chicken sandwich and I had the fried chicken. We have to say that The Market has a 5 Star chef that constantly serves perfection.
The meal, service was fabulous - really about all that needs to be said - highly enjoyable experience.
My husband was having hip replacement surgery the next morning, so I wanted him to have a nice meal out the night before. I found Market from reviews online, checked out their menu and made reservations. It did not disappoint. We had a lovely dinner, I had the Filet and my husband had the Ahi. Great food and service and it was a nice distraction for us before the big day. We would definitely go back again.
We like the place, great staff and service. Could be more complete gluten free options. Three of our party of five have to be G-free, but still had minor reactions after the meal. Maybe ingredients that staff didn't know about to be fair to them.
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Market. The atmosphere, food, and service are exceptional!
Awesome awesome awesome!!!
We always enjoy Market when in or near St. Helena. The owner was not there this time but the wait staff was great, as usual. The food is amazing!
As always my guests here at the Inn St. Helena had a wonderful experience in your restaurant last night. Once again the attention to detail is awesome.
Friends were visiting Wine Country from Chicago, NYC, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The cuisine was excellent, service was spot on (Thanks Alfie!) and the ambiance was wonderful. My go to place when friends visit Saint Helena. Highly recommended!
Best brunch in St. Helena.
Perfect menu that offers something for everyone. Our waiter Alfie was fantastic too. We are spoiled here in Napa and Market did not disappoint.
The best in town! Every thing is fresh & such beautiful presentations. Love this place! Ozzy & Ernesto are wonderful
2nd time dining at Market and once again it did not disappoint. Great food, served on-time, with a friendly wait staff. Plus, no corkage fee so bring a bottle of what you love to drink!
Market is a solid choice for any occasion--business, pleasure, dress-up, casual, date night or a drink alone. It is a perfect size, where you don't feel lost in a huge room, or squashed and feel like you're taking up a seat in a tiny venue. The noise level isn't overwhelming to conversation, and the food is delicious, generous, and creative.
Market is always on our short list of great places to eat!
Fantastic location, food was amazing and staff extremely accommodating! Special thanks to Lauren for great suggestions with meals and drinks. Best Blood Orange Manhattan. Ever! 😊
Always eat there when we come up from Bay Area. Love it!!!!
I love heading to the Napa area on Friday nights after a hectic week. The ambiance, wine, and impeccable cuisine is incomparable to other areas in this country.
So it's extremely disappointing when you visit a restaurant with 4.5 stars and it's far from expectations in almost every sense.
It all basically started from the moment we walked in. We made reservations for 6 pm through Open Table and arrived on the dot.
We waited a few minutes after all the servers and host saw us. Finally, the host came up, we told him we had reservations, and he went back to desk to check us in. Instead of seating us, tho, he went back to the bar, grabbed a pitcher of water, and poured water at a table in the corner. If that wasn't bad enough, he stood there and took their order.
Meanwhile, more people came in. A server came up about two minutes later and attempted to seat them before us! Luckily, the couple said that we were ahead of them. Finally, we were seated, wedged between two other tables.
Already not happy, the food added to the ambiance of disappointment. We orders brussel sprouts as an appetizer. Absolutely no flavor at all. In fact, I used the olive oil on the table, along with salt and pepper, to spice up the taste.
Then the salmon dish for $27. When eaten alone, it was bland beyond words. Together with the sauce, tho, it was ok. Certainly not worth the cost. My husband order the Ahi Tuna that was just ok. To make matters worse, the food was removed before we were finished - we were not asked if we were done. And no, there was no line at the door waiting for tables.
We are willing to spend the money on a great dinner, and that includes the ambiance and service. For $130, definitely not worth it and won't be back. Note, our server was nice. The host, however, helped us decide we would never return. It's too bad but onto the next one!
food was OK, service was great, price high! The wines by the glass were not good.
Market met our expectations but did not exceed them. The fish and chips were good, fish light and tender and flaky. Fried chicken, all dark meat, was just okay. Jalapeno cornbread got high marks from my family. Service was spotty as server was not attentive. Service can make or break my experience, it broke this time.
We were seated on time. Waiter was very knowledgeable and prompt. Restaurant had good daily specials. Atmosphere was great. I like the location being right in the heart of St Helena.
As always food and service are wonderful! Our server was truly fantastic - she was the perfect balance of professional and friendly, and knew the menu. We had a late reservation so it was fairly quiet and relaxed when we arrived. Loved it!
Great atmosphere, and authentic waitstaff. Food was excellent also.
The manager put our group near the door and did not offer other seating when it was available. It was an extremely cold night with a lot of traffic in and out of the restaurant. The failure to not move our table away from the door was not appreciated and caused us not to enjoy the experience. I feel that this was extraordinarily insensitive and not appreciated. We had great service throughout the Valley other than this establishment and will choose accordingly upon our next visit to the valley.
This was our second visit to Market. We discovered it on our last trip to Napa Valley a few years back....and it was as great as the first time. We got the crab cake, Chinese salad, lobster ravioli, salmon and had a wonderful chocolate cake for dessert. All was delicious and the service excellent. Seemed a lot of locals dine here as well which is always a good sign. Cheers!
Loved it! Great experience.
The outstanding food of the meal was the butterscotch pudding dessert to my absolute amazement. Delicious, smooth, not too rich and served whimsically in a waffle cupcake shaped cone. I don't usually even order dessert, but it was my friend's birthday. Very pleasant surprise!
The two of us shared the iceberg lettuce smothered in Green Goddess dressing and bleu cheese sprinkled on top..very good. I had the crusted steak with frites. There were 4 small bites of steak, but more than half the plate was covered with a mound of frites. They were tiny shoestring type. I asked for a spoon to eat them because using one's fingers made a crummy mess. It was not a well balanced, nourishing plate and hard to eat. My friend had the battered fish and substituted brussels sprouts for fries. They charged us on the bill for the substitution but the waitress never mentioned it would cost more. I think my friend liked the battered deep fried fish and the brussels sprouts.
All in all it was not great cuisine. Also, our food was slow coming out of the kitchen. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. For Napa Valley, it was reasonably priced, but not a good value for what you got, except that butterscotch pudding.
This was my second visit. I liked the mac and cheese I ate at my last visit.
3 of us shared the crab Louie as a killer starter. Husband had the terrific crab cake all to himself! The entrees were Salmon, Halibut, Ahi Tuna & Short rib - we all said we had the best!
I loved Market! Superior quality and a creative menu. The staff was great as was the atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for lunch OR dinner...
This was our first visit & we really enjoyed it. The service was great & the menu eclectic. We couldn’t pass up the Mac & cheese so shared it for an appetizer. Then the 4 of us had fried chicken (omg!), fish & chips, Zinfandel braised short rib & the roasted 1/2 chicken. Everyone was very pleased with their choice. Hot, fresh & delicious. We’ll be back!
Great visit to Market. Restaurant is very attractive and food was great. Our wait-person was wonderful, attentive and interested in us. We would definitely return.
Food was beyond amazing. Chilaquiles was the best I have ever had. Restaurant small but a ton of charm. New favorite in St Helena.
We had a great lunch experience at Market while in the Napa Valley visiting wineries. Our waiter, Alfie, was a really pleasant and made what would have been a great lunch anyway even better.
good food, not too creative but solid with friendly servers
Excellent service, excellent food.