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About Market

Market Restaurant offers an elegant yet comfortable dining experience. Located on Main Street in St. Helena, the historical building features exposed stone walls and an antique bar dating back to the turn of the century. The menu features American classics with a fresh seasonal approach and the wine list offers a diverse selection of wines to complement Chef’s creations, with an emphasis on wines from local Napa Valley vintners. In addition to a locally inspired and reasonably priced wine list, Market never charges corkage.

1347 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm

Cross Street:
Spring and Adams

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 963-3799

Website:
http://www.marketsthelena.com/

Catering:
Market Restaurant is available for off-site culinary experiences. Please give us a call to discuss your next event!

Parking Details:
Street

Public Transit:
N/A

Executive Chef:
Ernesto Martinez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Large parties welcome. Please call the restaurant directly to receive more information, or email at chef@marketsthelena.com

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Market Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Casual (29)
Special Occasion (29)
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Creative Cuisine (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Comfort Food (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Local Ingredients (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fun (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Cozy (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (14)
Romantic (12)
Authentic (11)
Healthy (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Business Meals (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Organic (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

First time dining here tonight and it was really wonderful. I plan to return again soon. The salmon and scallops were perfectly cooked, the wines were reasonable and a great selection. The service and warm staff made the entire evening very special.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Interesting menu and quality food. Also love the cocktails.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent as always.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The menu was both extensive and creative and every dish was prepared to perfection! If you're in (or near) St. Helena you can't go wrong selecting Market for a memorable dinner at prices that are more reasonable than the menu (and service) might suggest.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Get the baby back ribs... you will not be disappointed! Loved the atmosphere and the food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Love the fried chicken!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Chelsea was awesome. Highly recommend the lobster role, poke and soup. Top notch.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We were unable to get up to St. Helena okay due to the fires. Unable to get phone service.
Love this restaurant!
Review is from a previous visit.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This was our first visit but it will not be our last . Wait staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and know how to be attentive, but not bothersome. We had a late lunch so we had a light dinner at the Market, but will go back for their baby back ribs. Great cocktails. My wife said her crab-cake was one of the best she has had.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We loved Market. The food is excellent. This was our 2nd time. It was quiet when we first arrived. Then they got busy all at once. It became disorganized. Our server didn't attend to us very well because of the rush. We put in the Open Table reservation that it was our anniversary. They didn't mention it. So I don't think they bothered to check the reservation information when we came in. My impression was that we were a table of 2 and the new people who came in were larger parties. The server paid attention to the larger party because he would get a bigger tip. We always tip at least 20%. The manager or owner who went around to talk to people should have pitched in made drinks and saw to it that everyone was taken care of.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent experience-food was incredible, we would love to come back often!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great atmosphere. Menu was a little limited but everything was good. Brought our own wine and they didn't charge us a corking fee which was nice. Butterscotch pudding was great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great comfort food- very difficult to make a decision between menu items. We decided on ribs and fried chicken. Very enthusiastic server (Alfie) - he was very professional as well as knowledgeable about menu items. Reasonable pricing on menus and wine list

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

On the main drag in St. Helena. We enjoyed a very nice luncheon in Market. It was not crowded to our surprise and our meals were brought promptly and were fine. I would go back and would recommend.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was our first time at Market. We needed to find a place that would serve us quickly between Wineries. Market fits this need to a tee. They have good food and fast service. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Highly recommended. Take a great bottle with you. The food will match it!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent restaurant, we had a great lunch. A wonderful Napa find.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent as always.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Wonderful all around

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

First visit. No corkage fee! We had the adult macaroni and cheese and fried chicken! For desert we tried the Butterscotch Pudding! Just delicious! The staff were terrific!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

We arrived 45 minutes early for our reservation but was still able to be seated. Host was friendly and courteous, The food was awesome, We had the Filet Mignon, got to say it was the best I have ever tasted! Didn't take long at all for the food and it was pretty busy. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Love this small venue with GREAT food combos at reasonable prices. PORTIONS are LARGE. Recommend while in St Helena! GO HERE. Well run venue, wonderful server "team" that keeps things moving along.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Spent a weekend with my family in the wine country and chose the Market for lunch after positive reviews on Yelp. The restaurant definitely lived up to those reviews as the food and service was excellent. We were greeted happily by the staff and accommodated very quickly. The menu was fantastic with so many dishes I would have liked to try. We did have the lobster roll and calamari appetizer. The lobster roll is like a Vietnamese spring roll with similar wrap and lobster mixed with vegetables. It was very good. The calamari was fried with a very light crisp batter and was also very good. I had the fish and chips which I liked very much.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Waiting a few minutes for our reservation but nothing crazy. The restaurant was loud but not unbearable. The food was fantastic. We enjoyed every bite. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This restaurant was fantastic! So many great options and easily pleased even the pickiest of eaters.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Much too noisy! Needs wall coverings that absorb sound or some plants.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Market was well reviewed on Open Table and Yelp, but it exceeded our expectations.
My wife's Market burger was probably the best restaurant hamburger ever!! the meat was cooked perfectly medium rare throughout, the condiments great and the fries perfect. my crab louis salad was outstanding; lots of crab, fresh crisp lettuce, great dressing (not a louis dressing, but so delicious I asked for more. A great Napa valley lunch experience!! attentive service too!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Server was super sweet but spent a great deal of time talking to one table.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Enjoyed the ceviche and fish and chips. Well executed with fresh ingredients. Portions were ok, but the prices were high for some fairly simple dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (El Paso)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Unfortunately they were out of all the meat entrees we wanted. Being a large group we were stuck because we made the reservation I had to leave a credit card that is automatically charged. The owner should have let us out of the reservation when he didn't have a full menu to offer. Disappointing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always our favorite "go to" restaurant when in St. Helena. The atmosphere is warm & welcoming, though energetic, too . . . and the food is amazing - every time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

MK and I are in Napa of our 25th wedding anniversary and we picked Market because it is centrally located in St Helena. We actually walked there from our hotel for dinner. We had a reservation at 7 pm but we arrived early and were promptly seated. Our waitress was somewhat prompt in a very busy restaurant. Oddly enough we ordered drinks and not wine which were mixed perfectly . We ordered the caprese salad which was really good but lacked a little burrata. We ordered fried chicken and the day scallops which were cooked perfectly but a little warm and not hot to the touch. All tasty but missed the mark slightly. No dessert, a last drink and off we went. Market was great, not amazing but truly a must stop if you are in St. Helena for dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Market's menu is superb! The vibe is fun, the food and drinks are delicious, and the s'mores dessert was AMAZING!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food was excellent. Seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection. We shared the Ahi poke bowl as an appetizer - I took a photo so that I could try to replicate it at home! Scallops and halibut were moist and juicy. The vegetable risotto was not too heavy and delicious. The atmosphere was high end but also comfortable. I would highly recommend! Great friendly service from every staff member we encountered.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food is amazing. Best ever. Dessert is a must have. But they short of staff which resulted in waiting so long Our dinner started from 7:30 and we finish the dinner at 9pm. If you are not in a rush. This place is perfect

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This is an old favorite. They're ranked highly consistently for a reason. It's great to see them maintain high standards for so long. If you are too full to eat just stop in for the butterscotch. Life altering.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great location downtown St Helena. Great ambience, very classy and historic. Alfie our waiter was great and the food was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Dressed up or down, Market is perfect for locals and tourists alike. We frequent Market after more formal events, simply because, to us the atmosphere is tasteful, slightly formal with an absolutely wonderful menu. While the choices may seem limited, the variety will suite almost every taste. The emphasis is on quality of taste and freshness. Presentations are outstanding. Our service was just a little slow, this time, however our favorite server was not available at our table. Market is one of two, go-tos for us here in St. Helena.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wonderful dinner. I had the Tbone special that came with crab mashed potatoes. I ate every crumb. We had 2 desserts and Port too. The Waitress was very attentive and answered all of our questions. we wanted to share 2 classes of port to show the differance between tawny and ruby. She was nice enough to split the ports into 4 glasses. We were a group of 4 with one vegetarian. She had a pasta dish that she said was good. I can't wait to go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Food is always wonderful , service excellent and great value!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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