Napa Valley Area Restaurants for 30 people?
Time to put in the research - I was wondering what places in the Napa Valley area would be able to handle a nice celebratory dinner for a really large group (with possibly a fair number of children to boot)?
At this point, I'm not so much concerned about prices or cuisine; I'm just getting an inventory of places that would be able to handle this large a group and then we'll go from there. Thanks!
Try this list (select "Wine Country" from the pull-down menu on the right to narrow your list).
Also, contact the local chambers of commerce. They live to drive this kind of business to their member merchants.
I would also suggest checking out some wedding info sites. We found our rehearsal dinner space on a directory like this one:
Napa Valley Grille - is accustomed to large groups; has private dining rooms
Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant (CIA at St. Helena campus) - private dining area
Meadowood (resort) - accustomed to large groups (hosts the Auction NV)
Bistro Jeanty (Yountville)
Bistro Don Giovanni
Domaine Chandon (very nice for large groups)
Napa Valley Wine Train - reserve a car for the entire party. Kids would have fun. I hosted a winery meal on the train, and the chef prepared a remarkable meal to show the wines to best advantage. Great fun for people to see the valley from a different perspective. Was it the best meal I've had in the valley? No, but it wasn't the worst either. The experience was simply fun.