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Napa Vally Grill-worth it?

overdoit Mar 5, 2007 12:25 PM

need to know what you think about ambiance and food, is it worth it?

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  1. Husky RE: overdoit Mar 5, 2007 12:29 PM

    No. There are much better places to eat in the valley. For something similar, but better, try the Rutherford Grill.

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      Alice Q RE: Husky Mar 6, 2007 01:55 PM

      The Rutherford Grill is owned by Houston's. It's not bad (and really, neither is the Napa Valley Grille) but they are both chains. I'd suggest trying something else while in the valley. For sit down in that area - Bouchon, Ad Hoc, or Brix are good.

      I personally do not like Mustards or Tra Vigne. Fri, Sat. and Sun. Martini House in St. Helena serves lunch. Redd (in Yountville) is also a new place that looks interesting.

      I usually prefer to grab gourmet picnic fixings at Oakville Grocery or Dean and Deluca, and save my appetite for dinner. On our last trip, we went to Taylor's Refresher in St. Helena and had a lovely meal - sandwiches (burger for him, chicken for me) and wine at their picnic tables on the lawn.


    2. EnderWiggin RE: overdoit Mar 5, 2007 12:47 PM

      Yeah i agree with Husky...if not Rutherford, Mustard's Grill is always a good bet

      1. maria lorraine RE: overdoit Mar 5, 2007 05:30 PM


        It's lousy, and only frequented by poor fools who pull of the main Napa Valley highway --
        29 -- and see it right off the highway. If you're in Yountville where the NVG is, go somewhere else, and believe me, the fine eateries in Yountville are well-covered on this site.

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          overdoit RE: overdoit Mar 5, 2007 05:42 PM

          Thanks, already cancelled NVG and made resos at Pilar-good idea?

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            maria lorraine RE: overdoit Mar 5, 2007 05:51 PM

            I can't recommend it...but shoot, do some research here. There are zillions of posts
            on Chowhound about Napa Valley restaurants. Just type in the word Napa as
            your search term.

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              Junie D RE: overdoit Mar 6, 2007 01:39 PM

              I think Pilar is a wonderful idea. Had the sardines of my dreams there. I agree that there are so many, much better, places to eat in the Napa Valley than NV Grill. A tourist shouldn't waste his/her time. BUT, I have also been to a couple of work lunches there (in the rooms on the side) and had good soup and a nice "deconstructed" chicken Caesar.

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