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May 27, 2008 11:21 AM

4 Nights In Napa Valley.....What About Calistoga.....

I'm staying 4 nights @ Meadwood Resort with my wife for our 25th anniversary celebration. We have been to NV twice but only for 1/2 nights each time. I remember going to Calistoga but don't recall a lot. Would it be worth the drive up to visit and where should we have lunch. I know we will spend time in Yountville and St. Helena.

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  1. if you like bbq busters in calistoga

    1. Calistoga is only about a 20 minute drive from Meadowood and it's a beautiful drive up there on the Silverado Trail. Brannan's is a nice lunch spot--at least it was a couple of years ago. All Seasons cafe was also on the A list but I'm not sure it's open at lunch. The outside patio at Calistoga Inn is nice and the food is OK.

      1. Calistoga is such a fun place to visit. A new and beautiful resort opened just a few months ago, which is called Solage. Their restaurant is Solbar and it's lovely and delicious. It's located on the Silverado Trail. I highly recommend it if you want a lovely dining experience again, whether it be for lunch or dinner at this restaurant.

        1. Calistoga resident favorite, by far, is The Wappo Grill. Wonderful patio.
          Also, there are many great restos in St. Helena that you should try. Terra is my
          favorite in all of Napa Valley; my other favorite is Martine House -- these are both in St. Helena. I also like Taylor's Refresher for a casual lunch,
          and love Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen for a casual dinner. The Restaurant at Meadowood has been getting good reviews also, even though they recently changed chefs. Please do a search for St. Helena and Yountville too. You may like Redd resto in Yountville also.

          The concierge at Mwood will be very helpful in arranging winery visits, and food reservations, but it's probably be good to get something on the books now.

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          1. I agree with Cindy's Backstreet kitchen and Taylor's has great burgers. My favorite has always been Bistro Jeanty in Yountville, I dream about their tomato soup..