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  • Jenny Feb 21, 2006 07:00 PM
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Need recommendations for an early and fairly quick dinner in Yountville in two weeks. Thanks.

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  1. Bouchon?

    1. Bistro Jeanty. If you want to spend a few more bucks, Redd has gotten some pretty good review on this board.

      1. Bouchon and Bistro Jeanty are both great, but could take some time. One lunch at Bouchon almost made 3 hours! Don't know much about Redd, but have heard the bar is a nice place to check it out/sample eats. Hurley's is a nice spot - fairly casual & local feel.

        Devin

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        1. re: Devin

          Thanks for mentioning Hurleys. Apparently it is more popular with locals than tourists.

        2. Redd merits the hype, despite the Chronicle being much of its source.

          Bouchon is great. Bouchon, Martini House, and Terra (last two are in St. Helena) are my top three in Napa Valley. Zuzu in Napa is #4.

          Hurley's isn't bad, for a casual, bar & grill type of place. Strong in the cocktail category.

          Compadres does pretty average, American-style Mexican food, but they make nice margaritas, and they're kid-friendly.

          French Laundry...?

          1. I totally agree with either Redd or Bistro Jeanty being tops. We ate at The French Laundry also, but enjoyed Redd the best of all! The French Laundry was a great, once in a lifetime type meal.

            The bread at Jeanty was incredible.

            1. Hurley's is my vote. My boss insits we eat there everytime we come to town. My boss is a local.

              1. We ate brunch at Ad Hoc (Thomas Keller's new "temp" place) this past Sunday and it took about an hour and a half. The food is served family style, fixed priced ($45 per person) and fixed daily menu. So I wouldn't take a picky eater there because you never know what you are going to get.

                It's a very casual place and the food is pretty darn good. It's only open Thursday - Saturday for dinner.

                1. Bouchon is always super slow. If you need it to be fast, I wouldn't recommend it, although the food is great.

                  I'd recommend Ad Hoc - still Thomas Keller, but much faster and more casual. Only caveat is that it's not great for picky eaters - only *one* prix fix menu is served.