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Feb 21, 2008 08:36 AM

Napa Dining, Where to go??

I'm in Napa for 6 days. So far I've booked: Angele', Bouchon, Redd, Farm at the Carneros Inn and Chez Panisse on the way to the airport. I'm on the FL wait list, but I'm not holding my breath.

I have an open night for Weds. I'm looking for something different at any price point. I've done all of Cindy Pawclyns places and all of the "usual suspects". I love Pilar but they are closed. Any and all suggestions welcome!!

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  1. My all-time favorite place to dine in the Valley is Bistro Jeanty in Yountville. It's one of those places I would like to be close enough to be a "regular!"

    1. We have dined at the MArket Resteraunt in St. Helena and really enjoyed it. The price point is on the lower side and they offer a great dessert, make your own smores. They bring a flaming pot tot he table, with their own grahm crackers, it was really good.

      1. Last time in the area I had a nice meal at Cole's Chop House in Napa.

        Here's a in depth review from an earlier poster.

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        1. re: ocaladevil

          I heard Cole's just lost their manager-superstar. Not sure if it's had any impact on the food.

        2. Ad Hoc is casual and delicious. You can check their website or call for the days menu.

          Other places I would recommend would be Auberge du Soliel or Meadowood.

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          1. re: sugarNspice

            I'm sorry to disagree. Meadowood has lost their chef, and I wouldn't recommend Auberge, in light of other far better options at lower prices, in a zillion years. Good for a cocktail on the terrace but not much more.

            1. re: sugarNspice

              Oh, I second the Ad Hoc recommendation! Dinner was FUN!

            2. Terra is wonderful, Michelin-starred and reasonable for the food and the care they take to get it to you. The people are superb hosts and service is impeccable--the diner is made to feel welcome and at home with no attitude. Cyrus is also damn good. Terra is in St. Helena only a little way from Napa.