Restaurants in Napa
Given how good the wine is, the restaurants in Napa could get away with being an afterthought—but they are so much more than that. Fresh produce, creative chefs and a thoughtful interplay with the local wines make for unforgettable meals. Wine and dine at some of the best restaurants in Napa.
Diners have been known to wait a year for reservations at French Laundry. This Yountville-based, Napa restaurant legend; chef Thomas Keller provides a sublime, virtually flawless dining experience. His dishes can seem delightfully whimsical: for instance, his famed smoked salmon cornets, tissue-thin shavings served in sesame-seed-flecked whorls of tuile, look just like miniature ice cream cones. If you get in, you meal will likely last three hours, but you’ll want to remember it forever. French and California cuisine reign in Napa, but the Morimoto Napa has been a hit since it opened in 2010. Highlights at this Japanese Napa restaurant include the foie gras chawan mushi and a whole roasted lobster with lemon crème fraiche. Three Twins Organic Ice Cream is a nice reminder that great dining experiences in Napa need not always feel exclusive. Lemon cookie, burnt caramel, and cardamom are just a few of the 100-plus rotating flavors available at this all-natural ice cream shop in Oxbow Public Market.
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