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May 24, 2007 03:21 PM

Best Lunch in Napa Valley?

I am looking for the best place to lunch at in the Napa Valley area this weekend, so French Laundry is OUT....

Any suggestions? I was thinking perhaps Bouchon or Julia's Kitchen?

Thank you!!!

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  1. Bouchon is hard to beat. We especially like having a simple light lunch there. Sit at the bar, order 2 dozen of their very fresh oysters and a large pomme frites. That with a glass or two of wine does it for us.

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    1. re: rtmonty

      RT, I'm liking your style! Ditto all around. I like the mussels and the steak frites. Good wine list also.

      1. re: rtmonty

        rt, could you write me at my email please?

      2. Memorial Weekend -- make reservations, plan on a wait wherever you go, and be prepared to sit in your car with LOTS of other traffic...

        Other than that, Bouchon and Don Giovanni are great choices.

        1. Pilar, downtown Napa. Lunch is a really good deal.

          1. Ditto on the other Bouchon suggestions, unsure about Julia's anymore and Pilar may not be open weekends for lunch so you should check......but, you might also consider:
            -Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, St. Helena, similar to Mustards, very consistent
            -Bistro Jeanty, Yountville, just a few blocks from Bouchon, classic French country
            -Redd, Yountville, terrific and much discussed lately

            1. I like Bistro Jeanty in Yountville and Bistro Don Giovanni in North Napa. Both have very nice patio dining areas that are great for lunch. I give a slight edge to Bistro Jeanty for the location, but I prefer the food at Bistro Don Giovanni.