Napa Valley

Restaurants in Napa Valley

In the Fall of 2008, Food Network celebrity chef Michael Chiarello launched this low-key dining room with wood-beamed ceilings and Venetian-plaster walls.

After being open for more than 20 years, Terra restaurant finally acquired its liquor license in 2010. That's whenowners Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani split the space in two and opened Bar Terra next door for more casual dining.

Situated in the Historic Napa Mill district established in 1884, the Napa General Store contains several operations: a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch; a wine tasting bar specializing in small-batch local wines; and a gift store selling everything from jewelry to vases made with grape vine

What It’s Like: On the banks of the Napa River in a 100-year-old white-and-blue-painted (former) boathouse, this family-run bistro is loved by locals throughout the valley for its French-inspired menu and cheery ambience—think oversize bouquets of loosely bundled meadow flowers,

Within the Meadownwood resort, this restaurant has a country cottage setting with a wood-beamed ceiling, large mirrors, and a dark wood bar. Views of the Mayacamas Mountains surrounding the resort are clearer during the day, when lunch is served on the patio.

A stone façade constructed in 1886 marks the entrance of this downtown steakhouse, which is located in the original Williams-Kyser building. Greg Cole and Elizabeth Fairbairn opened Cole's in 2000, and are known for their certified-Angus steaks, seafood, and extensive wine list.

One of the world’s hardest-to-score tables (where diners have been known to wait a year for reservations) has been praised to the heavens for more than a decade now—and deservedly so.

Located within the Mount View Hotel in downtown Calistoga, Barolo is a small restaurant with red leather booths, a marble bar and tabletops, and varied artistic light fixtures.

Vibrant accents of red, orange, and green call attention to this quick-service Venezuelan eatery at Oxbow Public Market. Modeled after a traditional arepera, or 24/7 food joint, Pica Pica features an entirely wheat- and gluten-free menu comprised of various corn dishes.

Since moving to a new location on Main Street in 2008, Azzurro Pizzeria has a more streamlined, slightly industrial setting with blue, black, and white tiles lining the walls.