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St. Helena Bistro

4.7
209 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Chef Israel, previously of St. Helena's "Green Valley Cafe" now brings to you his Northern Italian cooking expertise at his NEW sidewalk café and restaurant "St. Helena Bistro", located in St. Helena, CA. in the Heart of Beautiful Napa Valley. Well known for his delicious handmade Gnocchi and flavor-filled Eggplant Parmigiana, Chef Israel now has created his own menu of Northern Italian DELIGHTS. The menu features a selection of pasta dishes and beautifully designed entrees sure to appeal to you and your friends. Finish your meal with his homemade strawberry shortcake and you'll be smiling from ear to ear. Your next trip through St. Helena will not be complete without a stop at this wonderfully casual sidewalk Ristorante.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Italian
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Hours of operation

HAPPY HOUR FROM 3:00-5:00 glass wine or beer & small plate for only $10 !!!! :)

Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30AM - 4:00PM.

Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:30PM.

Closed: Monday.
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Phone number
(707) 963-3371
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Israel Perez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 209 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.3
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our table was outside. The weather was really nice. Down from the shops. They have gelatto.

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Bookiebates (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Hands down my favorite hidden jewel in St. Helena, particularly for locals. It's atmosphere is simple, but charming and the staff treats you like family. On top of that, it consistently turns out some of the best food around and at a price that doesn't take your breath away.

Love this spot!

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vipWSP1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great little neighborhood bistro. The food was great and the service friendly and excellent.

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vipSteve (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food and service. Jessica, our waitress was super! We will return. Thx!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Comprehensive menu, amazing food and service at a great value .

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Lola (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated New Years Eve with friends who have homes in St Helena and go regularly to the Bistro. It was great fun and festive but very noisy with a very large party. If it wasn't New Years it would have been intolerable because it was so hard to talk, but I suspect this was an unusual evening and in some ways it was fun because it was so festive. The food was good and the service wonderful, but the crab had way too much butter. Will definitely return on a quieter evening!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

This is our favorite spot in Saint Helena. The service is always excellent and the food is always great!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place! Food was fantastic! I wasn't expecting that good, they really surprised us both. Our waitress was excellent! Wish I could remember her name. I told her the St Helena olive oil people sent me. I'm a local massage therapist and now will be sending people to you. Everything we had was excellent. Ty

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vipSIdiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

Great local place in St Helena. Very friendly service and good food at very reasonable prices

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vipJYum (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

Love St Helena Bistro-- food is always outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent service. The lamb shank was a little too salty. Food is good.

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vipMomLovesFood (Houston)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

We stopped in for lunch while wine tasting & it hit the spot. I enjoyed the chicken tostados from the small plate section & it was anything but small! So fresh & flavorful. The rest of the group had burgers & they were all delicious.

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Chowie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Our experience at the St. Helena Bistro was mixed. The food was very good; for openers, I think that was the freshest and best chicken tortilla soup I've ever had! The avocado salad was also delicious. The downside was the service - there pretty much was none. We were seated, placed our order and then left to fend for ourselves.

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vipFrancette (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious food, friendly atmosphere, excellent wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Tasty risotto !!was beautiful presentation !
No corkage for locals is a real plus for us!

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EChe (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Not recommend. Both the quality and quantity of Steak were bad. It was terribly overcooked. In the menu it said it's 12 oz.. but it was probably 8 oz when it was raw. There was no service. Very disappointed.

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Traveler7303 (Adelaide / SA)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Great little restaurant in Napa Valley. LITTLE being the operative word but don't let that keep you away. I think total inside seatng might be about less than 50 and about three or four four-tops outside. We made our rezo through Open Table and we were seated immediately upon arrival. Service was friendly, quick and accurate. Our table had eggplant parmesan, avacado bacon burger, crispy chicken burger, and avacado salad, truffles and regular fries. No one left any food left on their plates! As we had been wine tasting earlier, we opted for iced tea for drinks. All of the food was very well prepared, fresh and tasty. Highly recommend. Just wish I had remembered to take pictures! Sorry!!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was average. The chicken dish had over powering amount of Lemon. There were flies in sides the restaurant (urghh). The only saving grace was the service.

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vipchargerinheaven (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Very very tasty! All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Every dish I have had so far is better than the next. And not napa valley prices, very affordable. Go now!

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vipWorldDiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Love this place, never fails to please the palette. Food fresh and delicious, service attentive but not overbearing and great value for price. One of our must stops when we are up in St. Helena.

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vipFrequentDiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

Lovely people run this local establishment and go out of their way to be accommodating. We had a wonderful meal there and look forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Smaller establishment with the option to dine inside or outside on the patio. Variety of casual food options which is great for lunch. We made reservations in advance for Saturday at 12:30 but could have easily just showed up without issue as the restaurant didn't get busy until 1/1:30. Found parking fairly easily on the surround side/back street behind the restaurant.

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vipchargerinheaven (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

The name of this restaurant is perfect because its not really big enough to be a restaurant but a bistro. The server was very good to us. All the food was hot and tasted like it was just made. After ordering the main course it took alittle bit of time to come, but when you get it you will understand. VERY tasty!! And the gelato was very good. Don"t expect normal St. Helena high price on the bill as they have resonable prices and the quality of the food is perfect!
Highly recommended...

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vipnotoutallthetime (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

I am routing for this restaurant, but take it with its baggage. This is a small space and seems a struggling restaurant. The service was very good. The Napa salad excellent. The Caesar salad OK. The entrees were quite good. We were four and had a selection. Shrimp Capallini and Salmon especially good. But it has lots of hard surfaces so sound carries and while I like other people, I don't need to hear everything they say. And the touch of a TV screen in the back sort of threw me. If you want a sports bar, OK. If not, and you are in upscale Sonoma, why?

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vipGOPJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

We had great table and service. You can dine inside or out. Tonight after dinner we had a surprise Tiramisu delivered from the chef's wife. yum!
Oh and of course the food is all good. No matter what you order,🌀

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

A great find in the Napa area that won't break the bank. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Gastrogeeky1 (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

An eclectic menu all done well. Excellent service. Nice assortment of wines.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

It was great, and the food was done to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

Very nice service, food came out quickly, staff was attentive.
Portion size was appropriate to quality and cost, my friend ordered fish and chips, and while she said they were good, she said the portion size was tiny compared to the cost. My husband said the chocolate shake was delicious, my salmon Cesear salad was great, my friend liked her blta and salad. We'd probably come again, and try out the appetizers.

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vipDavidA (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

This place is one of the best values in Napa Valley. The food is great and the staff is awesome. Jessica rocks!

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