PRESS

4.6
2783 Reviews
$50 and over
American
PRESS Restaurant puts the Napa Valley on a pedestal — the people, the ingredients, and the wines. For 15 years, PRESS has been a place for locals, winemakers, vintners, and guests from around the world to experience the best the Napa Valley has to offer — it’s this sense of community that is at the heart of everything PRESS does. Under the leadership of Chef Philip Tessier, PRESS features legendary Bay Area purveyors alongside innovative new culinary talents to highlight Napa Valley cuisine. The Culinary Team draws inspiration from around the globe while staying rooted in the style and ingredients that make the Napa Valley so special. The award-winning all Napa Valley wine list is the largest collection of Napa Valley wines in the world, and offers guests a glimpse into Napa Valley history with vintages going back to the early 1960’s.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We ask that you wear a protective mask when you arrive, and also when not seated at your table to ensure everyone's safety.
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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
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
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! Each dish was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is warm, trendy and relaxing. We sat outside it was very well heated by a beautiful fire place, very cozy. We were welcomed immediately by such friendly staff. The service was on point and Eric our server just was outstanding! The food was fantastic as were the cocktails and the wine! Wine list is very impressive. This has been our favorite restaurant by far in Napa! Can’t wait to go back!

Recommend the oysters, snapper, octopus, tomahawk (prochini hollandaise was incredible), scallops and the pavlova is a must!

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viprobinoc
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

This was our second time to Press as we loved it the first time a few years back. Without all the people creating an upbeat vibe, the drab decor was more noticeable this time. They really need to add some flowers and candles to create a better ambiance. While the service was top notch, some of the dishes were underwhelming. We ordered a salad to share that seemed like it was split 4 ways as we only had a few leaves. It was to a point of being a bit ridiculous. I ordered the smoked swordfish that our waiter recommended. It didn’t taste smoked at all, and came only warm, and seemed undercooked and a bit rubbery. The sauce was at least tasty. Desserts were just okay and menu a bit limited. I think they are trying too hard to perhaps have an eclectic menu.

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vipJamesH
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service continue to exceed all others!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved Press. Best Chicken I have eaten. The swordfish was delicious as well. Their Sommeliers were amazing help with their very impressive wine list.

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MarkW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Don’t miss the corn bread, ridiculously good. Outstanding wine list with a friendly knowledgeable sommelier.

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vipPignut
London
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants. My husband and I were offered bar seating which is our favorite option wherever we dine. The staff was so welcoming and accommodating in everyway. Adam, our server and bartender, was the best! All his suggestion from the menu was spot on. The sommelier was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I can't wait to return - our finest meal in a year.

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JeffreyK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Honestly was NOT impressed by Press. New menu and expensive food that was NOT worth the price. Sadly, we won’t be back anytime soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner which was superb. Press delivered in every aspect. Will definitely come back!

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AniqueV
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful presentation! Definitely recommend sitting outside, the patio is beautiful and felt private.

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vipfoodiedrg
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

They don't have the souffles anymore! Also, his sounds silly but the dishes and glasses look like they came from my kitchen - they feel a bit....cheap. The food was excellent but heavy (no vegetarian or fish options). And it's quite expensive. The service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything this phenomenal and the server, Salvador, was so personable. Highly recommend going back to

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vipOutandabout
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Extensive! wine list. not all ridiculously expensive. Pigs ears were fun and different. We had the Tomahawk steak. Was done as ordered. Service was very good and not obtrusive. The heaters outside worked really well. Kept us warm

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S7018372
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very accommodating and friendly staff. Thank you!!

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vipBradT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect meal. Inventive menu masterfully executed. Great service. Comfortable setting. We’ll be back!

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vipNicolas
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening, great wines , amazing food it all was exceptional, thank you!

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vipGaryT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacon cornbread was awesome, as was steak, potato, etc. Great service, per usual!

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DEbbieI
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time here with friends for my husband's birthday.

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vipDrBob
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Press’ menu prior to COVID-19 was filled with good, solid American cuisine, prepared to perfection. Presently, the menu has items that might be offered at nearby more experimental establishments. Our food was fabulous and unusual. Even if you can’t find something to like on the menu, ask for cheese and bread and the wine list. They have the most complete collection of Napa wines anywhere on Earth.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Wild that this place doesn’t have a star. The service is impeccable and the food is the perfect mix of elegance and comfort.

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ARinNapa
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My husband and I have frequented Press many times in the past and we have always thoroughly enjoyed the food and overall dining experience. This time, however, was different.
I understand the need for a scaled down menu due to COVID restrictions but it was difficult to choose among mediocre and boring choices.
My husband chose the $65 NY Strip steak which looked more like a filet mignon. Even more disappointing than the size was the huge strip of grisle running through the steak. I feel like we can purchase a superior cut of meat from our local Brown's Valley Market for half that price.
Again, I understand the need for the scaled down menu but leave some favorites on the menu...truffle mac n cheese perhaps?

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Epoyea
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

So to be painfully honest, this is no longer one of our favorite Napa/St. Helena restaurants and it was fabulous in its former iteration... steakhouse. We were excited to book a table here and bring friends whom had never been. Sadly, the service was really quite bad - the server forgot to put in our appetizer order multiple times and not until we brought it to the manager's attention (after bringing it to the server's attention multiple times) did we finally receive the item. I also requested they slow service for the rest of the meal items...which did not happen. They all came out together. Additionally, the steak options on the menu were terrible quality and exorbitantly priced. I don't mind paying for a good steak... but all of our steaks were extremely fatty (beyond any acceptable amount) and cooked incorrectly. The few bright spots were the duck fat potatoes, ricotta gnudi and the desserts.... Press... go back to what you use to do exceptionally well - steaks and yummy side items!

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vipNatalie
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The menu had completely changed. The portions were extremely small for the price. Food was very ordinary and there weren't many options. The waiter gave us the bill and never returned. A different server had to help us with the bill. Very very disappointed because we used to go there all the time. Will not be returning.

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GriffinB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best overall meals I’ve had, and I’ve had a lot of exceptional experiences.

Would 100% return, my biggest conflict would be what to experience a second time, and what new things to try.

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AleaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch here after going to a nearby winery. This is one of my favorite places to eat lunch (or dinner) in Napa. The quality and service is exceptional. We had all the appetizers. The gnudi and octopus was fantastic. They always have the best oysters. We will back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Overall the experience was marginal at best. Took over 30 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Food took 70 minutes from the point we ordered. We were rarely checked on by the server, unfortunately. Upon bringing this to the managers attention he did apologize and address the issue.

The food was very good- very creative, sophisticated meal. Loved the scallops so much!

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SKAS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Overpriced - not worth it would not go again and wouldn’t recommend

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Mary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal. Food, service, setting; it was such a wonderful night. Thank you, Press!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the food and the service at Press! It was a great birthday dinner and we hope to be back again soon.

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PeterW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The ambiance was only affected by Covid protocols, can’t wait until all restaurants are back to normal!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Disappointed.

Went to Press for our Engagement celebration dinner as noted in the confirmed reservation. Being in the food + wine industry in Napa and Sonoma for the past 7 years, I find it hard that such an event goes unrecognized. No acknowledgment by FOH or BOH made the dining experience upsetting. I used to recommend Press as one of Napa's permier experiences since Chef Tessier took over. Now, not so much.

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DinefortheWine
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great evening at Press. Highlight was perusing the wine menu, being able to select from a variety of very old vintages and eventually opening a 47-year-old bottle of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It was outstanding.

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TiffanyG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good food, really good wine list. Excellent service - thanks Eric! Also a
Good cocktails if you need a break from wine.

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AllDayIDreamofDinner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience - group of four and we ordered almost everything on the menu to try a variety of dishes. Our favorites were the octopus, pig ears, duck fat potatoes, scallops, and of course the steak. Staff were all exceptional. I look forward to going back again soon!

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ChristopherJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great vibe. They put us on a table by the fire. Highly recommend the red snapper!

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ThomasF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was awful. I have had better swordfish from Trader Joe's frozen section. The steak was pretty much unremarkable. I used to consider this one of the finest restaurants in Napa County....now it's a definite bottom. They used to have beautiful seafood towers with king crab & lobster. Nothing even close this evening. Worse $400 ever spent for two.

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cathyk
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience at Press. It was my husband's birthday and we picked an excellent spot. The food was wonderful and the service was superb. Nice spot for outdoor dining, not in a tent. Lovely evening. We will be going back soon.

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vipSterling53
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here to celebrate a beautiful day and, more importantly, indoor dining at last!
And get out of my four walls. Working from home is over-rated!

I had read the reviews on Open Table and I trusted my fellow diners to guide me and they were right, of course. The restaurant is directly across the highway from V. Sattui with outdoor tables with views of the fields and vineyards right there. However, as I said, we were there to celebrate INDOOR dining and because it was really windy, we kept with the plan.

We walked in about a half hour before our reservation and the staff was delighted to seat us early. They had a table waiting for us already so there we sat. The service is friendly, and professionally attentive yet unobtrusive. I had read about a cucumber cocktail which was not on the menu the day we were there. Our waiter had one made for me because I asked. He also undersold the size of the menu offerings saying some were "appetizer size", others were like tapas and then there were the main events. Well, I was surprised that the steak tartare was enough appetizer for three people (it was only for me as my wife prefers vegetables), the "appetizer" salad was a perfectly proportioned bowl of greens and the "tapas size" smoked swordfish was three rather large cubes of fish with the most delicious flavor combinations imaginable underneath them. The menu is on the high end of our budget but we were impressed by the creativity, flavors and presentation of everything served.

PRESS cannot be judged by quantity of food but it certainly rates 5 stars for everything a restaurant at this price point should be and our experience was truly wonderful. We will be back to celebrate something - anything- just to have an excuse to try their amazing offerings again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought Press was amazing! The food was incredible, the service fabulous and the ambiance perfect for everything. I was really impressed with the quality of the food. The wine list was spectacular and although busy, the service was really good.

The thing I like about this restaurant was the atmosphere. It was like- everything goes. The decor is casual enough for an every night event. The tables far enough apart for a noisy girls night, but it had a warm feeling that was perfect to celebrate a romantic evening or anniversary.

The only thing I didn’t give it a high ranking on is value. Maybe that isn’t fair, because I think the value is good for what you get. But if you are dining on a smaller budget, this may be a better restaurant for a special “splurging” occasion.

I highly recommend this restaurant and I will be back.

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vipBruceandginna
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food are just okay also very pricey.

FAQs

PRESS offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 967-0550.

PRESS is rated 4.6 stars by 2783 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.

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