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1 Lunch in Napa

Who is serving the best lunch in Napa Valley these days? I've been to Mustards, Bistro Jeanty, Oakville Grocery, COPIA, and TFL, so would like to try some place different. Thanks.


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  1. I had one of the simplest and best lunches of my life at the Rutherford Grill last summer. You can't make a better roast chicken sandwich with tastier slaw and better cornbread.

    1. Martini House, Bouchon and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen would be my first picks for lunch.

      1. [broken record] Pilar. Pilar. Pilar. [/broken record]

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        1. re: Carrie 218

          [cd stuck on track] pilar, pi, pi, pi, pilar, ar, ar, pilar [cd skipping track]

          1. Redd. Their lunch menu is pretty similar to the dinner menu and you get an even better deal than dinner. For lunch you can get a 4 course tasting with wine pairings for $75 or just order a la carte. We had dinner these this past weekend as a party of 7 and were able to try pretty much everything the on the a la carte menu. Desserts are playful and delicious (chocolate souffle with frozen thai coffee, citrus sampler).

              1. Tra Vigne -- of course, I haven't been since August 2003 so I don't know what it's like now, but we had a most memorable lunch there, I've never forgotten the pasta with braised rabbit or the spectacular Phelps cab(s) we drank.

                1. Places I like a lot in Napa inlude Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen (Cindy Pawlcyn of Mustard's fame) in St. Helena and Bay Leaf in Napa.

                  1. Pilar, Pilar, Pilar, Pilar

                    1. I love Celedon in downtown Napa. If you are further upvalley try Bistro Jeanty especially if it is cold and rainy outside. Tra Vigne does have a great courtyard if weather allows. It is a pretty robust lunch but, very good! The pasta with rabbit posted before i still dream about!!!!