North Block Yountville

4.3
21 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Chef Nick Tamburo, who was formerly the Executive Chef at NYC’s Momofuku Nishi, brings a fresh energy to Yountville with his take on refined California cooking featuring locally grown, seasonal ingredients. Rotating with the seasons, the menu features meat and vegetarian dishes infused with raw and smokey elements, in addition to woodfired, naturally-leavened pizzas. Enjoy seasonal cocktails, or some of the most exciting wines the Bay Area has to offer on our patio.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 21 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSommD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I got food poising so not the greatest experience. Food was overpriced and under salted. Service was great.

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vipWhynapa
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well if you think pizza can’t get any better, think again. It was so delicious and creative with toasted sesame seeds, duck sausage etc.
The ribs were fabulous. Loved the whole experience!

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vipSpartanDiner
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Guy, was great. The crudo and the house made bread were especially delicious.

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Swordfish
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

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Napa
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Clearly the staff is inexperienced. Taking over a beloved space that had fabulous food is a hard act to follow. If they expect to keep the regulars/locals they will need to change the menu and quality. The staff needs training in customer service. It makes no difference how local and quality of the ingredients if the flavors are not developed and bland. The basic martini was even flat and went unfinished!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Honestly it was horrible. Appetizers and pizza were fine. Entrees and dessert was not good at all. And very slow service. Servers acted disinterested. This new restaurant really needs to get its act together.

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vipWhittyOne
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance.

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vipGrouchoarn
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was a wonderful experience at the previous Reddwood restaurant location. The food was excellent! The wood-burning chicken was well seasoned and inventive. The pizza was a perfect balance of flavors, both rustic and flavorful. Service was attentive, but a bit off. Overall a great addition to the Yountville dining scene.

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vipYalek
San Francisco
176 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A new causal concept, with Japanese influence. The sauce of every dish is very good but the duck and the halibut have no flavor, the trout has a bone within. The in-house made bread is excellent. The dessert menu is quite ordinary so we skipped the dessert.
The service is friendly. The price of wine is high. A glass of Groth Sauvignon Blanc is $20, which is more than a whole bottle price.

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NoelE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Can’t wait to see the final design of the interior restaurant. The food was tasty and fresh

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AzureX
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so delicious! Will definitely come back.

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VinJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent dining experience for brunch. The food was stellar and represented the Momofuku family of restaurants well.

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SonomaFoodie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Cocktails, wines by glass, and food were all excellent but overpriced for the portion sizes. For example, the grilled cabbage was listed as an entree but was more like an appetizer. I had to order a pizza after because I was still hungry. Although, the Spring onion pizza was delicious. We also ordered the black cod which was tasty, but again not enough food for a stand alone entree. I would recommend you go for pizza and cocktails or plan to order more than one entree to feel satisfied.

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vipDinerR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We understand that this is a new restaurant, but we waited 45 minutes for our waiter to take our cocktail order. Our first course came out before our drinks which took another 20 minutes. Our last course came out 50 minutes after our first 3. We were there for almost 3 frustrating hours. I talked to the manager twice and did made no accommodations .

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vipBeppo
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my daughter. Three appetizers, two entrees, dessert and cocktails. It’s cool outside but the heat lamps kept us warm.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Our server was great, however the bus person was not very attentive. For a soft opening we felt there needed to be more oversight and training of the staff. Cocktails were not well done, and sparkling wine should be served in the appropriate stemware. The pork dish had an over abundance inedible fat and gristle for the price point. The pizza was fantastic! The oysters were very good. There is too much competition in Napa Valley for your restaurant to do well if you don’t take care of business.

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vipMaxflite
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally exceeded our expectations
Food was on point, service and staff were exception particularly our server Axel.
The oysters were heavenly albeit my only dismay was no Tabasco was available. Please correct that.
Had our server try a glass of Quintessa Cab

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Gourmand
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative food with interesting flavors. A great addition to the Yountville dining scene.

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vipShari
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Thought the food was good, not amazing. Duck was very good as was the wood fired cabbage. The black cod was good but clams in it were all chewy and overcooked Oro which is basically grapefruit with kohlrabi meh— like a palate cleanser but nothing special or unusual. Makes us long for Redwood

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Incredible food on a beautiful quiet patio

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viplavfly
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

To each their own, but on opening night, as the first customers, you might expect a little frivolity. Staff professional and knowledgable, but good graces would have gone a lot further with perhaps an amuse bouche, or a small aperitif, or thank-you cookie.

Food imaginative, with Asian influence. Mussel appetizer small but excellent. Black cod tasty, and duck entree a nice size, although tiny accompaniments. I do not like having to pay for bread, so passed on their home made sourdough bread. The piece that came with the mussel appetizer was delicious.

The restaurant, with only COVID-mandated outdoor dining, was extremely minimalistic. Not a flower or adornment anywhere. If I didn’t know that I had a reservation, I would have walked by. Newspapers were still covering the front windows.

Always nice to see a new restaurant adorn our little town. And I wish them success.

Perhaps at a later date, but as of now, I would tell friends to wait and see if and how it morphs.

FAQs

North Block Yountville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 944-8080.

North Block Yountville is rated 4.3 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.