Napa Valley

Restaurants in Napa Valley

One of Napa’s most recognizable restaurateurs, Cindy Pawlcyn opened this restaurant as an ode to her culinary-inspired globetrotting. Originally built in the 1800’s, the building has served turns as a private residence, bordello, and cooperage.

 

The newest incarnation of the pioneering 30-year-old restaurant at Domaine Chandon is Étoile. Executive chef Christopher Manning cooks with a robust American sensibility, and the occasional French accent.

Set just off Highway 121 in a cheery, bright red farmhouse, the Boon Fly (part of the lovely boutique Carneros Inn) is packed around the clock.

Grab a table by the fireplace at this rustic-yet-elegant bistro, for escargots, coq au vin, and fine wines.

A Mediterranean influence dominates the 120-seat formal dining area within the larger Auberge du Soleil Resort.

La Luna Market and Taqueria is a small strip-mall grocery with staple items and produce, as well as Mexican spices, salsas, and specialty products like persimmon preserves. The butcher sells raw, semi-prepared, or fully cooked meats.

Located in the downtown Bel Aire Plaza shopping center, this restaurant is owner Gene Tartaglia’s ode to Memphis-style slow-cooked barbecue.

Lemon cookie, burnt caramel, and cardamom are just a few of the 100-plus rotating flavors available at this all-natural ice cream shop.

Within the narrow confines of Cook, owner-chef Jude Wilmoth, who previously helmed the kitchen at St. Helena's Tra Vigne, prepares casual Northern Italian cuisine using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

A converted 1923 Craftsman-style bungalow (low wood-beamed ceiling; two fireplaces) is the backdrop for chef Todd Humphries’s three-course tasting menu of roasted spaghetti-squash soup, Liberty Farms duck-leg confit, and chocolate panna cotta.

Chef Richard Reddington’s sleek, sultry, Mediterrasian restaurant is as close to Hollywood as you’ll find in Napa Valley.

The Wine Country Inn was the first bed-and-breakfast in the Napa Valley—and although still family owned and operated—is now a luxurious boutique hotel. It has 24 individually designed rooms and five private cottages with antiques, fireplaces, and quilts handmade by the owner’s grandparents.