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Need NAPA Valley Restaurant for lunch, and one for dinner

Papito Apr 16, 2007 07:22 PM

My parents are coming to Napa, and need a place to eat one lunch and one dinner.

They already have a reservation at Bouchon. They love food, and money is not an option (although the place doesn't have to be overly expensive)


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    Dan Wodarcyk Apr 17, 2007 10:12 PM

    As a contrast to Bouchon, though always excellent, Zuzu in downtown Napa. Up Valley, in St. Helena, the sushi at Go Fish is also great (again, a contrast to Bouchon.)

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      tikidave Apr 17, 2007 08:19 PM

      If money is not a problem, it is hard to beat the view from the deck at Auberge du Soleil.

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        Problem Child Apr 17, 2007 10:26 AM

        I much prefer Ad Hoc to Bouchon, but they're very different and can do both. As for lunch, Pizzeria Tra Vigne is not overly expensive and have decent pizzas.

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          boettger Apr 16, 2007 09:37 PM

          Ate at Mustard's Grill last weekend. Food was very good and the service was very friendly. About a 15 minute wait, even at 2 in the afternoon. Only drawbacks were the price (50% more than the same food in, say San Francisco) and the bartender, who didn't seem to give a crap about us.

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            cortez Apr 16, 2007 11:39 PM

            If they like retro, Taylor's Refresher in St. Helena is wonderful. All my friends and relatives who come to Napa (where I live) make a pilgrimmage to Taylor's. It's a 1940's drive in with gourmet burgers (multiple options including an Ahi Burger) with great shakes, terrific sweet potatoe fries, 6 excellent draft beers and decent wine list. Food is eaten outside under the umbrellas/picnic tables.

            Go early for lunch (11:30 latest) for fabulous lunch to beat the hordes of tourists (eg. busses of visiting Japanese tourists) and get a seat.

            With Bouchon, 2 must do's in the Napa Valley!

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            jsmcmillan Apr 16, 2007 09:30 PM

            Redd, also in Yountville is a standout, is the weather is nice, the outside seating is great.

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