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Restaurant Reviews for Napa Valley


posted on September 29, 2017
TORC
review by Julia Weinberg

At Torc, husband-and-wife duo Sean and Cynthia O’Toole offer the truffles and blue-chip wines of a fine-dining destination without the pomp and hush. Come for handmade pastas, locally raised heritage meats, and vegetable sides featuring produce grown at neighboring farms or ...Read the full review

posted on September 29, 2017
The Corner
review by Julia Weinberg

Less than a year old, The Corner opened with a cellar to compete against Napa Valley’s three-star Michelins. Trevor Sheehan runs the wine list, indulging his obsessions with Burgundy, Champagne, old California and whiskey; Dustin Falcon is in the kitchen, ...Read the full review

posted on September 29, 2017
Miminashi
review by Julia Weinberg

Miminashi is wine-nerd heaven: Of the 100 or so bottles Jessica Pinzon DiFede lists, nearly 30 are riesling or Champagne. She finds that they pair particularly well with the food offered by her husband and partner, Curtis DiFede: precise and inventive izakaya dishes honed through ongoing studies in Japan. Pro tip: ...Read the full review

posted on September 29, 2017
Cadet
review by Elaine Chukan Brown

Colleen Fleming and Aubrey Bailey’s downtown Napa wine bar has become a winemaker hangout, thanks to a by-the-glass list that mixes old-school California wines (Ridge Cabernet), wine-geek specialties (Olga Raffault Chinon) and easygoing quaffables (Txakoli rosé). For food, there’s prosciutto and other charcuterie sliced to order, along ...Read the full review

posted on May 26, 2017
Foodshed Takeaway
review by Julia Weinberg

For a grab-and-go picnic-in-a-vineyard perfection, stop by the Italian-influenced retail store and take-away shop Foodshed in North Napa. Napa native Giovanni Guerrera opened it in July 2013 after a stint in Italy working for Alice Water’s Rome Sustainable Food Project. ...Read the full review

posted on May 26, 2017
Taco Addiction
review by Julia Weinberg

Napa has no shortage of great taco trucks, but if there’s time for only one stop, make it Taco Addiction. Typically stationed outside the movie theater in South Napa, with guest appearances at hot spots like

posted on October 13, 2016
Press
review by Elaine Chukan Brown

A bright, airy upgrade to the classic steakhouse, Press brings together dry-aged steaks and grilled chicken with more experimental dishes like chef Trevor Kunk’s carrot hot dog. But for wine obsessives, the central draw is its unparalleled collection of Napa wines going back to the 1950s, compiled by ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
Meadowood Bar
review by Elaine Chukan Brown

The Meadowood resort’s three-star Michelin restaurant may be pricey, but locals know that you can get similarly world-class service while enjoying the prix-fixe bar bites menu: eight to ten bite-sized courses that are as intricate as the dishes served in the main dining room. Plus, you get access ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
La Taberna
review by Elaine Chukan Brown

Michael Salyer, the owner of the Napa tapas restaurant Zuzu, has extended his exploration of Spanish food with La Taberna, just two doors over. Here he presents an everchanging array of Basque-inspired pintxos, ranging from fried pork belly to salmon crudo to lamb tartare. They find plenty of flattering ...Read the full review

posted on January 23, 2008
Redd
review by Wolfgang M. Weber

Redd might be the new kid on the block in Yountville’s restaurant row but the place already shows the confidence of stalwarts like Bouchon and Bistro Jeanty. The menu may be more contemporary chic than Napa-French, but the broad windows overlooking Mt. Veeder plant you firmly in the ...Read the full review