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Diners' Choice: Californian restaurants in Wine Country

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Californian cuisine in Wine Country? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Terrapin Creek Cafe & Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2732)
$50 and over
Californian
Bodega Bay
About the restaurant
Terrapin Creek Cafe & Restaurant is a California cuisine restaurant located in Bodega Bay, California.
Top review
KJEEvip
Dined 3 days ago
Great as always! The corn soup is the best on the planet!
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4.7
4.7 (5212)
$30 and under
Californian
Sonoma
About the restaurant
El Dorado Kitchen serves award-winning cuisine crafted with local, seasonal ingredients from Executive Chef Armando Navarro. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and on Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Join us in the main dining room, front corner café, on the tree-lined outdoor patio, our cozy bar, or in our private dining room. Corkage Policy: $25 for the first two 750 ml bottles and $50 for each additional 750 ml bottles.
Top review
PeterSvip
Dined 6 days ago
Very pleasant experience for brunch. Decent menu options, good quality ingredients and friendly service.
A photo of Roof 106 restaurant
4.7
4.7 (555)
$30 and under
Californian
Healdsburg
About the restaurant
At The Matheson's third floor, adventurous cocktails are crafted from innovative spirits and seasonal fruits, flowers, and herbs. The Mugnaini wood-fired oven kindles small plates that spark the palate (and conversations). Outdoor, open-air seating amidst planters and fire-pits elevate our buzzing garden perch. We take limited reservations 4 weeks in advance for groups up to 4 guests. Large groups from 6-12ppl can be accommodated through Open Table Experiences.
Please note we can ONLY allow service animals on Roof 106.
An automatic gratuity of 20% will be added to parties of 6 or more.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great food, good cocktails and very nice servers..
A photo of Carpe Diem Napa restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1291)
$30 and under
Californian
Napa
About the restaurant
Carpe Diem offers a sophisticated, yet, casual dining experience in the heart of downtown Napa. Our welcoming, enthusiastic staff and ever-changing menu bring uniqueness to the table. Our wines by the glass and family share-plate style menu will entice you to try a variety of items. Come “Seize the Day” at Carpe Diem. No matter your style, you’ll fall in love with our seasonal ingredients that we have searched near and far to find and our wine, beer and hand-crafted cocktail menu is sure to please any palate.

We are delighted to introduce our new cocktail lounge as an additional dining area. When making reservations, please note your preference for lounge or main dining room. Thank you and we look forward to serving you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food and service. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive.
A photo of OSO restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1146)
$30 and under
Californian
Sonoma
About the restaurant
OSO Restaurant on the Historic Sonoma Plaza focuses on chef David Bush's Modern California Cuisine in a relaxed and rustic setting. OSO has table seating for reservations and offers an a la carte menu.. The menu highlights the chef's exciting, but never esoteric, cuisine which crosses all culinary borders. OSO also offers a full bar and specialty cocktails.

Chef Bush is focused on his new world style of cuisine and presents a menu that appeals to the entire scope of one's palate. Items such as fresh raw oysters, farm to table California vegetables, local fish and meat. OSO looks forward to your visit.

Top review
EddieTvip
Dined 5 days ago
Terrific tastes and wide variety. Excellent cocktails, too! We loved sitting out back.
A photo of Lucy Restaurant and Bar at Bardessono restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1703)
$31 to $50
Californian
Yountville
About the restaurant
Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono offers ingredient driven, farm/ocean/field-­to-­fork cuisine that embodies the property’s modern aesthetic and eco-­conscious spirit.

Leveraging the Bay Area’s legacy as the local food movement capitol of the world, paired with the natural bounty of Napa Valley and a year-­round growing climate, the culinary team operates under a culinary philosophy ruled by the seasons, with an emphasis on local production and sourcing.

Top review
stevend
Dined 2 days ago
Fabulous food, ambience and service. Breakfast items were delicious.
A photo of Compline restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1094)
$31 to $50
Californian
Napa
About the restaurant
"Top Restaurants in Napa Valley" - SF Chronicle, 2024.

Compline is an award-winning wine and food destination in the heart of downtown Napa, created by veteran sommeliers Matt Stamp and Ryan Stetins. Our chalkboard menu focuses on Californian cuisine, emphasizing the bounty and flavors of Northern California.

Our 500-selection wine list focuses on handpicked local favorites and classic bottles from all over the world. A separate retail shop selection allows our guests to grab a bottle to go.

We want to bring the Napa community and visitors to our valley together to eat good food, enjoy great wine, and experience our relaxed downtown Napa hospitality.

Top review
KarenMvip
Dined 6 days ago
We were looking for a last minute reservation and Compline was available. It's a little off the beaten path, located toward the back of the shopping area, but it was worth the trip! We were blown away by the wine list, not just Napa wines, but lots of wines from around the world. We couldn't decide between the chef's menu and wine pairing option or just picking our own. We decided to choose our own since we were not too hungry. The food was delicious and the wines by the glass complemented the food. The fried chicken was so moist and flavorful! The gelato was delicious. Great service as well. We were thankful we were able to spend our evening at Compline!
A photo of Salt & Stone restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1061)
$31 to $50
Californian
Kenwood
About the restaurant
Dine Among The Vineyards In Sonoma County's Most Spectacular Outdoor Setting!
Steaks, Seafood & Oyster Bar. Craft Cocktails, Wine & Beer
Voted Best Seafood Restaurant & Best Outdoor Dining In Sonoma County!

Top review
luv2eatvip
Dined 3 days ago
It was great except the fish was dry. Loved our waiter, Carlos.
A photo of Sonoma Grille restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1727)
$30 and under
Californian
Sonoma
About the restaurant
Sonoma Grille is a local restaurant just steps off of the Historic Sonoma Plaza. We specialize in California/Italian cuisine, with options of award winning Seafood & Steak. You can enjoy a delicious meal in the modern indoor dining space or the beautiful patio. This is a locals hub-spot with wide variety of menu choices. We pride ourselves on delicious food and warm hospitality.

We are open 7 days a week for lunch, weekend brunch, dinner and Happy Hour.

We look forward to serving you all.

For additional details please visit our website www.sonomagrilleandbar.com

Top review
PatrickTvip
Dined 3 days ago
Fabulous meal, service, ambiance. Great experience! Would definitely recommend and come back when in town.
A photo of Hazel Hill at Montage Healdsburg restaurant
4.3
4.3 (946)
$50 and over
Californian
Healdsburg
About the restaurant
True to the region’s tradition of culinary excellence, Montage Healdsburg offers a variety of refined dining experiences that celebrate the bounty of the surrounding land.

Hazel Hill
Savor creative California cuisine with a touch of French je ne sais quois at Hazel Hill. Our signature restaurant highlights locally sourced ingredients and seasonal flavors in a warmly inviting setting, complete with an interactive expo kitchen, exhibit pantry, al fresco dining area and wine bar.

Top review
eliz
Dined 5 days ago
I recently had a delightful lunch at Hazel Hill restaurant with a good friend. The service was impeccable, and we enjoyed a breathtaking view overlooking the vineyards. The experience was truly wonderful. This beautiful resort is a must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy a memorable meal in a stunning setting.
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