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Dec 17, 2008 03:33 PM

Heading to wine country next weekend

I am looking for recommendations for next Friday night (Dec 26) in Santa Rosa and a recommendations for Napa Valley restaurant for Saturday night. Thanks a million. Happy Holidays.

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  1. Can't help with Santa Rosa. For Napa Valley I like Jole and Solage in Calistoga, Bouchon and Ad Hoc in Yountville, Bistro Giovanni at the outskirts of Napa. Cindy's in St. Helena is also very reliable.

    1. Bistro Don Giovanni is hands down my favorite place to eat in Napa. It's just North (?) of downtown Napa headed toward Yountville. The hospitality there is as lovely as the food. Even without reservations, they've graciously found a place for me at the bar or set up another table.

      1. I'd probably stay in Santa Rosa or head north into Healdsburg, were I you. Better, closer resto options IMO.

        if still heading into Napa, St. Helena will be your closest best bet: Cindy's is a good one. Farther south, Bistro Don Giovanni is also good.