BEST Bar/Cocktails

1st • Goose and Gander

1245 Spring St., St. Helena

707-967-8779 • goosegander.com

Goose & Gander is one of St. Helena’s most popular hang-outs, best known for its seasonal menu and retro- fresh libations served in its cherished basement bar or outdoor garden. Guests and locals gather regularly to imbibe, partake in pop-up specials, Whiskey Wednesdays and live music on weekends.

2nd •Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

738 Main St., St. Helena

707-963-4555 longmeadowranch.com

3rd •AVOW

813 Main St., Napa

707-203-8900 avownapa.com

3rd • Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford

800-348-5406 aubergeresorts.com/ aubergedusoleil/dine/

 

BEST Upscale Restaurant

1st • The French Laundry

6640 Washington St., Yountville

707-944-2380 • thomaskeller.com/tfl

The award-winning French Laundry restaurant was purchased by Thomas Keller in 1994. The menu, which changes daily, commits itself to serving classic French cuisine with the finest quality ingredients, along with a similarly intense focus on impeccable guest service.

Having celebrated its silver anniversary in July 2019, The French Laundry has received numerous honors and accolades over the past twenty- five years, including the Michelin Guide’s most prestigious, highest rating of three stars.

2nd • Coles Chophouse

1123 Main St., Napa

707-224-MEAT • coleschophouse.com

3rd • Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford

800-348-5406 • aubergeresorts.com/ aubergedusoleil/dine/

 

BEST Pizza

1st • Pizzeria Tra Vigne

1016 Main St., St. Helena

707-967-9999 • pizzeriatravigne.com

There’s something for everyone at Pizzeria Tra Vigne, and guests of all ages delight in this local, vibrant and inviting restaurant. Two large-screen televisions, a secluded and beautiful patio, a lively bar area and a Bocce Court offer the perfect backdrop to gather for hand-tossed pizzas and pasta. For more than 25 years, Pizzeria Tra Vigne has been the “go-to” St. Helena restaurant where people can gather with family and friends.

2nd • Azzurro Pizzeria e Enoteca

1260 Main St., Napa

707-255-5552 • azzurropizzeria.com

3rd • Bistro Don Giovanni

707-224-3300 • bistrodongiovanni.com

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3rd • Foodshed Take Away

3385 Old California Way, Napa

707-255-3340 • foodshedpizza.org

 

BEST Family Restaurant

1st Gotts Roadside-Napa

644 1st St., Napa

707-224-6900 • gotts.com

Gotts Roadside was founded in 1999 by brothers Joel and Duncan Gott. It’s downtown Napa location is always bustling with visitors and locals of all ages, and is best known for its modern approach to American roadside classics, inventive burgers, and fresh seafood. Especially popular for its outdoor patio and picnic tables, the self-serve operation offers a chill vibe to enjoy fresh, seasonal food, local beer or wine and great conversation.

2nd • Pizzeria Tra Vigne

1016 Main St., St. Helena 

707-967-9999 pizzeriatravigne.com

3rd • Hop Creek Pub

3253 Browns Valley Rd., Napa

707-257-7708 hopcreekpub.com

 

BEST Burger

1st • Gotts Roadside

644 1st St., Napa

707-224-6900 • gotts.com

For anyone who craves delicious, high-quality fare in a welcoming, down-to-earth spot, Gott’s Roadside in Napa is a tried-and-true local favorite. Gotts is known for its juicy cheeseburgers, 100% beef Fearless Franks, beer-battered onion rings, and hand-spun shakes. And just for locals, every Tuesday, any Gotts burger (cheese- burger, hamburger, or Impossible burger) + fries + 16 oz. fountain drink is on special for $11.49.

2nd • Goose & Gander

1245 Spring St., St. Helena

707-967-8779 • goosegander.com

3rd • The Charter Oak Restaurant

1050 Charter Oak Ave., St. Helena

707-302-6996 • thecharteroak.com

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3rd • Squeeze Inn Hamburgers

3383 Solano Ave., Napa

707-257-6880 • squeezeinnhamburgers.com

 

BEST Asian Food

1st • Morimoto Napa

610 Main St., Napa

707-252-1600 • morimotonapa.com

Iron Chef Morimoto has made his signature restaurant on the Napa River one of the most popular in the Bay Area since its opening in 2010. The inventive menu offers high-end Japanese fare and artful cocktails presented in glamorous yet Zen surroundings. The incredible preparations of the finest ingredients impress the senses. For sake lovers, the Momosan Lounge is devoted to sake and Japanese whiskey.

2nd • Miminashi

821 Coombs St., Napa

707-254-9464 • miminashi.com

3rd • Eikos Modern Japanse Cuisine

1300 First St., Suite 385, Napa

707-501-4444 • eikosnapa.com

 

BEST Mexican Food

1st • Gran Eléctrica

1313 Main St., Napa

707-258-1313 • granelectrica.com

Gran Electra offers an authentic and market-driven Mexican menu inspired by traditional Mexican street fare such as fresh hand-pressed tortillas crafted with heirloom corn, house-made crema and queso fresco, as well as spicy chorizo made on site. The beverage program includes artisan mescals and tequila and an extensive wine list. Both bars and the outdoor patio are always a fiesta.

2nd • La Luna Market & Taqueria

1153 Rutherford Rd., Rutherford

707-963-3211 lalunamarket.com

3rd • Don Perico Mexican Restaurant

3rd 1106 1st St., Napa

707-252-4707 donpericos.com

 

BEST Bakery

1st • Bouchon Bakery

6528 Washington St., Yountville

707-944-2253 • thomaskeller.com

In 2003 Chef Thomas Keller opened his first Bouchon Bakery in Yountville to serve his popular Bouchon Bistro and French Laundry restaurants with one-of- a-kind breads. It soon evolved to stand on its own in the style of a classic French boulangerie and features a formidable selection of artisanal breads, classic desserts, croissants and an array of sweet delights meticulously prepared by Pastry Chef Nicholas Bonamico.

2nd • Model Bakery

644 1st St., Napa

707-259-1128 • themodelbakery.com

3rd • Sweetie Pies Bakery

520 Main St., Napa

707-257-7280 • sweetiepies.com

 

BEST Place to Eat Seafood

1st • Hog Island Oyster Co.

610 1st St., Napa

707-251-8113 • hogislandoysters.com

Hog Island Oyster Bar at Oxbow Market is up and shuck the fresh oyster selection of the setting. The Napa location proudly serves shellfish as well as savory seafood entrées, organic salads and small plates showcasing the amazing farmers, fishermen and artisan food producers of Napa Valley and northern California.

2nd • Morimoto Napa

610 Main St., Napa

707-252-1600 • morimotonapa.com

3rd • Eikos Modern Japanse Cuisine

1300 First St., Suite 385, Napa

707-501-4444 • eikosnapa.com

 

BEST Place for a Sandwich

1st • Genova Delicatessen

1550 Trancas St., Napa

707-253-8686 • genovadelinapa.com

Pick your number and stand in line to wait for one of Genova Deli’s famous built-to-order sandwiches which are loaded up with a wide selection of choice meats, cheeses and accouterments. Fresh salads, pasta dishes and soups are made fresh on-site and wines, cheeses, chips, and other specialty Italian grocery items are available to accompany your purchase.

2nd •  Giugni W F & Son Grocery & Deli

2nd 1227 Main St., St. Helena

707-963-3421

3rd • Oakville Grocery

7856 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville

707-944-8802 oakvillegrocery.com

 

BEST Italian Restaurant

1st • Bistro Don Giovanni

4110 Howard Lane, Napa

707-224-3300 • bistrodongiovanni.com

Local treasure “Don G’s” is a Napa tradition best known for its fresh interpretations of traditional Italian dishes using sustainably-farmed, local fruits and vegetables, and all organic meats. The daily changing menu is popular among locals and tourists alike, as well as the lively bar that serves the full menu, an impressive wine list, and seasonally inspired cocktails.

2nd • Bottega Napa Valley

6525 Washington St., Yountville

707-945-1050

botteganapavalley.com

3rd • Oenotri

1425 1st. St., Napa

707-252-1022 • oenotri.com

 

BEST Place for Breakfast

1st • Boon Fly Cafe

4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa

707-299-4870 • boonflycafe.com

Fun, lively, and very busy on weekends, Boon Fly Café is a well-known spot to jump-start the day. Located at the Carneros Resort, Chef de Cuisine Nicole Heaney serves modern rustic cuisine in a contemporary roadhouse atmosphere. Daily brunch favorites include Boon Fly’s famous homemade donuts, Avocado Toast, a Paleo Scramble, and many classics, including Corned Beef Hash and Eggs Benedict.

2nd • Southside Cafe

2770 Old Sonoma Rd., Napa

707-492-3733 • southsidenapa.com

3rd • Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford

800-348-5406 • aubergeresorts.com/ aubergedusoleil/dine/

 

BEST Vegetarian Menu Options

1st • Rutherford Grill

1180 Rutherford Rd., Rutherford

707-963-1792 • rutherfordgrill.com

The Rutherford Grill has been proudly serving the Napa Valley since its opening in 1994. Dubbed a neighborhood gem, it is revered for its seasonal menu, attentive staff, and local watering hole at lunchtime. While many people wait in line to order the popular barbeque ribs and burgers, the menu has an extensive selection for their non-meat eating guests. Crowd favorites include their Veggie Burger, Flying Tuna Platter, wood-grilled Artichoke, Butternut Squash Enchilada and their decadent Iron Skillet cornbread.

2nd • ZuZu

829 Main St., Napa

707-224-8555 zuzunapa.com

3rd Mango on Main

1142 Main St., Napa

707-253-8880 mangoonmain.com

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3rd AVOW 

813 Main St., Napa

707-203-8900 avownapa.com