PRESS

4.6
2695 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was a nice date night!

PRESS
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to hosting your next date night! -The PRESS Team

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PattyD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome anniversary dinner. The outside seating was perfect with the heaters and the twinkle lights! Romantic and festive!

PRESS
Responded a day ago

PattyD, Thank you for your glowing review and for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us. We hope to see you dining with us again soon. -The PRESS Team

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JulianaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great sommelier and service - they were outstanding during our dinner.
Food is good, but nothing out of this word - maybe because of COVID-19 short menu (I like to believe that!)

PRESS
Responded a day ago

JulianaR, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience, but are sorry to hear that you were not blown away by our menu. We will use your feedback to improve. We look forward to your return! -The PRESS Team

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vipJamesH
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Press did an excellent job of hosting our special dinner handling it outdoors in today’s world. Great food and service as always!

PRESS
Responded 3 days ago

JamesH, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are pleased to hear your find our patio nice! It is our goal to provide the best possible dining environment for our guests, and with in-door dining restrictions in place, we are so happy to hear you like our patio! We hope to see you back in our restaurant soon. -The PRESS Team

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CarlosA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best cocktails in town! Great service, excellent food, and a great heater right by our table.

PRESS
Responded 3 days ago

CarolsA, We are so happy to hear you found our cocktails, food and service superb. We hope to see you again soon! -The PRESS Team

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vipSteveA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little pricey- but very good

PRESS
Responded 3 days ago

SteveA, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear that you loved our food, but are disappointed to hear that you felt our food was overpriced. We appreciate your feedback and have passed it along to our manager. -The PRESS Team

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JanaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It's our favorite restaurant that we visit every time we're in town. It's a little over priced. I love risotto but I'm not going to spend $100 on it 😳. But the service, food and drinks are awesome. And it's such a beautiful place!

PRESS
Responded 3 days ago

JanaB, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so happy to hear that you loved our food, but are disappointed to hear that you felt our food was overpriced. We appreciate your feedback and have passed it along to our manager. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town! -The PRESS Team

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vipBrianB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Always. The best.

PRESS
Responded 3 days ago

BrianB, Thank you for this wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. -The PRESS Team

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vipStevenC
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word describes our experience. That word is fantastic!! Michelin quality.

PRESS
Responded on November 25, 2020

StevenC, We are thrilled to hear you had an excellent dining experience. Chef Tessier has expressed deep gratitude for your kind remarks. Thank you for sharing these wonderful reviews with us and the community. We look forward to seeing you dine with us again! -The PRESS Team

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular experience. The staff is warm, inviting and very attentive. The food is out of this world. We felt there were extra measures taken throughout our time there to truly make it special. The gnudi melts in your mouth and the salmon had been one of the best preparations I’ve ever had. Great experience.

PRESS
Responded on November 25, 2020

We are thrilled to hear you loved you dining experience at PRESS. Reviews like this are what make us love what we do! We look forward to your return! -The PRESS Team

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vipSusie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful lunch. . .treated like royalty and delicious meal. Loved every minute.

PRESS
Responded on November 25, 2020

Susie, We appreciate you taking the time to write this glowing review. It means a lot to us here at PRESS! We hope to see you soon. -The PRESS Team

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vipDanaS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience3

Our server was rude and it took forever to get our food.

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JoshuaR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our anniversary weekend that we chose to finish off at PRESS. Before that we went to Joseph Phelps Vineyards and PRESS was just as incredible. Our waiter Eric was most attentive to us throughout the entire evening and the sommelier Andrew was exceptionally helpful in providing us with good wine and even bringing me a selection that I didn't not choose initially but better fit what I told him I wanted.

And eating outside in the middle of the fall in the evening was magnificent because with their standing quiet heaters we weren't freezing! Very comfortable warm temperature.

Thank you to everyone for helping to make this special evening for us an enjoyable one!

PRESS
Responded on November 25, 2020

JoshuaR, Thank you for your glowing review! We will pass your kind words along to Eric, Chris, and Andrew as we know it'll make their day. We look forward to hosting you again soon. -The PRESS Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the oysters with horseradish mousse and thinly sliced cucumbers. The presentation of the panna cotta was impressive and it was very delicious as well. The lobster roll was served in a brioche bowl and had a good flavor. The hot Nashville chicken sandwich was certainly tasty. The staff was attentive and friendly. The ambience was perfect as we were settled in between the trees in the outside dining area. It was an amazing experience!

PRESS
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for your glowing review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, and thank you for passing along the word! We hope to see you dining with us again soon. -The PRESS Team

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vipChunk
Sacramento
40 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the Press. Even having to dine outside (it was 50 degrees) it was still an enjoyable experience with great food and wine. Always awesome service!

Would have preferred to sit on the back patio instead of the front patio due to noise from hwy 29, but that was only a small annoyance. The music helped and once Friday traffic died down we didn’t even notice it anymore. Back patio has better ambiance IMO. But hey, can’t be picky during a Pandemic.

PRESS
Responded on November 25, 2020

Chunk, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the outdoor patio, food, and wine. We look forward to hosting you again soon! -The PRESS Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful!

PRESS
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to hosting you soon! -The PRESS Team

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BRIAN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the Covid lockdown I had one of the best dinning experiences in recent memory.

PRESS
Responded on November 25, 2020

Brian, Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to hosting you again soon. -The PRESS Team

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JoeC
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Literally the worst restaurant experience of my life. Had a reservation, it was the first day of outdoor dining only. Server walked us by several really nice tables under trees wrapped in Xmas lights and led us to the last table in the back up against a wall. The worst table in the place. Seemed surprised when we wouldn't sit there. Next we were seated next to a falling down drunk girl - maybe 22 or 23. She was loud and yelling racial epithets - I hate white people, I hate white privilege, all white people are white supremecists. I am not kidding and I am not exaggerating one bit. Restaurant staff did nothing. Asked her to keep her voice down. She was clearly falling down drunk and still using racial epithets while speaking to the manager and they did nothing.

We walked out. I will never go there again.

PRESS
Responded on November 25, 2020

JoeC, Thank you for your feedback. I will be sending you a private message. -Cole Mathers General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always at press. Fantastic job by all, good, service,ambiance all were exceptional. Thank you!

PRESS
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance! We look forward to hosting you again soon. -The PRESS Team

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vipJeremyW
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

PRESS
Responded on November 25, 2020

JeremyW, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and service! We hope to see you soon!! -The PRESS Team

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vipmartinas
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love LOVE Press. during a difficult time, they have done an incredible job putting together an enjoyable experience.

PRESS
Responded on November 17, 2020

Dear Martinas, Thank you for your glowing review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, and thank you for passing along the word! We hope to see you dining with us again soon. -The PRESS Team

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wonderful service!!

PRESS
Responded on November 17, 2020

We are thrilled to hear you loved you dining experience at PRESS. Reviews like this are what make us love what we do! We look forward to your return! -The PRESS Team

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AllyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fabulous food - everything was superb. The only issue we had is that we were dining outside and I am very picky about this - there was a large table of about 8 loud people, who seemed to be a party and not a Covid pod. They were way too close to one another without masks on and it didn't feel good to be as close as we were to their table. I think that it is important for restaurants to limit the number of people at a table during these times because chatter can get very loud and animated, which can feel unsafe to others.

PRESS
Responded on November 17, 2020

AllyS, Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dinner! We are sorry to hear that you were bothered by the other patrons, but we really appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We are doing our best to manage each group and ensure the safety of our guests. We hope to see you back in our restaurant again soon! Thank you, The PRESS Team

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not a big fan of menu changes made since 2019

PRESS
Responded on November 17, 2020

Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback. I will be sending you a private message. -Cole Mathers

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Food took forever. 45 minutes for a soup. Kitchen was moving at a snails pace. For 4 dishes it took 3 hours. Unacceptable.

PRESS
Responded on November 17, 2020

Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback. I will be sending you a private message. -Cole Mathers

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vipMarkRukavina
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal and experience!

PRESS
Responded on November 17, 2020

MarkRukavina, We are thrilled to hear you loved you dining experience at PRESS. We look forward to your return! -The PRESS Team

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vipJamesH
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to end, food & people!

PRESS
Responded on November 17, 2020

JamesH, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your entire experience! We hope to see you soon!! -The PRESS Team

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vipChristinaA1214
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lobster roll was amazing! Waiters pairing and suggestion of wine was perfect.

PRESS
Responded on November 12, 2020

Hello ChristinaA1214, Thank you for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the lobster roll and wine pairings. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, The PRESS Team

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service. Our lunch was very good. We asked about the chicken sandwich and the chef came out and explained the flavors. That was so personable. We will come back again.

PRESS
Responded on November 12, 2020

We are so happy to hear you found our food and service superb. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food is Absolutely horrible.

PRESS
Responded on November 17, 2020

Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback. I will be sending you a private message. -Cole Mathers

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RizalynA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Press and what a wonderful experience! The food was great and Byron, our serve, is outstanding! He was attentive and professional and engaging. His drink and food recommendations were all spot-on. We will definitely be back!

PRESS
Responded on November 12, 2020

RizalynA, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. We will pass your note along to Byron as we know it'll make his day. We look forward to hosting you in the near future. Sincerely, The PRESS Team

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vipWallisS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the end to the Trump nightmare. Somebody pinch me!

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Responded on November 12, 2020

WallisS, Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. -The PRESS Team

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vipTreme
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We chose this specifically to celebrate our anniversary which was a huge mistake. To begin, we waited 50 minutes for our table without any explanation from the hostess or general manager until we initiated it. While seemingly trying and well intentioned, they were in over their heads and had NO idea how to run a restaurant.
We were finally seated at a table of our choosing only to be under a huge spotlight that felt like we were
on stage (our mistake for choosing the wrong table, but offensive and obnoxious lighting nonetheless).
We ordered 4 items, one which the waiter neglected to order so by the time it arrived we were finished with our other food. Food quality was VERY average at best- don’t waste your time. Great restaurants in the area with people happy to have you and serve you during this pandemic... no reason to have to bark for service and attention.
On a positive note, the general manager did pick up our cocktails , missed brussel sprouts that arrived late and took 50% off our dinner- a lovely gesture that helped ease the pain of a woefully inept poorly trained staff serving food reminiscent of T.G.I. Friday’s.

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Responded on November 12, 2020

Treme, Thank you for your feedback. I will be sending you a private message. -Cole Mathers

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VenkatM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a cool fall evening, the heaters did a good job keeping us warm. The food was delicious as were the cocktails. The service was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend a stop at PRESS and will visit again in the future.

PRESS
Responded on November 12, 2020

VenkatM, We are thrilled to hear you loved you dining experience at PRESS. Reviews like this are what make us love what we do! We look forward to your return! -The PRESS Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Meh. It’s really lost its

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vipDineCritic
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Slow service, at least 10 minutes after seating before any acknowledgement of our presence. Entrees were just ok but not worth the price. Better steaks are available at other restaurants in the valley for half the price.

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Responded on November 12, 2020

DineCritic, Thanks for sharing your feedback. We will send you a private message. -The PRESS Team

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KaraB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! The food was wonderful and the staff was friendly and helpful! We also felt safe with the covid protocols in place. Definitely a place we will go back to.

PRESS
Responded on November 12, 2020

KaraB, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you are pleased with our new outdoor seating. We are working hard to provide the most comfortable and safe environment for our guests to dine in, and are so happy to hear that this reflected on your last visit! We look forward to seeing you back in our restaurant soon. -The PRESS Team

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vipNicoleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and food!

PRESS
Responded on November 12, 2020

NicoleG, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to hosting you again soon! -The PRESS Team

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vipBill
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, wine list and service. A Napa gem.

PRESS
Responded on November 12, 2020

Bill, We appreciate you taking the time to write this glowing review. It means a lot to us here at PRESS! We hope to see you soon. -The PRESS Team

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vipLaurent
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting outside by the fire pit. Food was delicious and service was Impeccable, we’ll be back!

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Responded on November 12, 2020

Laurent, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience by the fire pit-it's one of our favorite tables too! We look forward to seeing you again soon. -The PRESS Team

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FAQs

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

PRESS is rated 4.6 stars by 2695 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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