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LPM Feb 21, 2007 12:11 PM

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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    rruben1 RE: LPM Feb 21, 2007 12:17 PM

    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. maria lorraine RE: LPM Feb 21, 2007 12:35 PM

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

      1. Carrie 218 RE: LPM Feb 21, 2007 01:05 PM

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

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          ngardet RE: Carrie 218 Feb 22, 2007 08:08 AM

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

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          canard RE: LPM Feb 21, 2007 01:37 PM

          Martini House!

          1. Porthos RE: LPM Feb 21, 2007 03:16 PM

            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).

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              Aaron RE: LPM Feb 23, 2007 07:27 AM


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                WineWidow RE: LPM Feb 23, 2007 07:53 AM

                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. ChefJune RE: LPM Feb 23, 2007 07:55 AM

                  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.

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                    lizziee RE: LPM Feb 23, 2007 02:46 PM

                    Pilar, Pilar, Pilar, Pilar

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                      wineandcheese RE: LPM Feb 23, 2007 07:02 PM

                      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!!!!

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