- livnihs05 Apr 9, 2007 12:50 PM
anyone suggest or recommend any restaurants in napa?
i will be there in a month... so
i need to make reservations fast.
i've been to bouchon, french laundry, alberge, and domaine....
any other great eats???
There are quite a few recent inquiries on napa. But a few quick references. Martini House in St. Helena, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen. If you will be there over a month I would also head over to healdsburg and go to Bovolo for breakfast, Barndiva or Willi's for lunch and Ravenous or Cyrus for Dinner (at Cyrus I really like the bar area).
I think you should try Ad Hoc, Thomas Keller's latest restaurant even though it has a fixed menu. It's a nice environment. Here are photos from my visit there last month: http://singleguychef.blogspot.com/200...
My tip for Ad Hoc is to not go crazy with their wine selection, because it's not really worth adding more to your bill for just OK wine. Just go for the food and ambiance.
I went on a Sunday night and called for reservations in the afternoon on a Thursday or Friday about a week before. (I can't remember when, I do know they're closed for two days of the weekdays so they're not available to help you then. I think it was Tuesday and Wednesday.) They're very helpful on the phone. If you're going on Saturday night, I would call at least a couple of weeks in advance to make sure you have a decent seating and not something super early or super late. I did notice a few people walking in and then waiting at the bar, but most of the people arriving planned ahead and made reservations. (When they first opened, they weren't taking reservations and then it became too unruly because of the popularity so now reservations are the norm.)
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