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eating on the later side in Napa?

lsla Feb 2, 2009 04:25 PM

We'll be arriving in Napa proper on a Friday night, probably around 10pm. Is there anywhere that will still be serving food at that time? I thought we couuld go to the lounge at the Farm at the Carneros Inn, but turns out they stop serving food at 10. Any ideas? I know Napa isn't exactly a late town, but figured I'd try.

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    lsla Feb 3, 2009 06:57 PM

    Thanks so much for the recommendations! Looks like we'll probably do Elements or Uva in Napa (though the person whose house we're staying at said Uva stops serving at 10, I guess I'll call) or Bouchon in Yountville. I'll report back!

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    1. re: lsla
      maria lorraine Feb 3, 2009 08:35 PM

      Bouchon, for all its recent slips, is actually a blast at night. But sit at the wonderful zinc bar! (Really, truly, don't sit at a table then -- the bar is where it's at.)

      Local girl...

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      teleme Feb 3, 2009 05:11 PM

      I really like Elements Enoteca on 2nd Street, and I think they're open till midnight weekends.


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      1. re: teleme
        brucemac707 Feb 3, 2009 05:47 PM

        Yes, Elements is about the only place that stays open late in downtown Napa. But I'll second that reco, I have had a few outstanding meals there. The service can be a little iffy, however. It's either that or fast food. If Bounty Hunter is serving food until 11, which they used to do on weekends, the BBQ is stellar. (I also love their Reuben-a lot) Downtown Joe's food sucks except for wings and beer battered garlic fries.
        B. Mac

        1. re: brucemac707
          cortez Feb 3, 2009 06:25 PM

          Your initial thought re Farm at The Carneros Inn may still be right. You may wish to see if they continue to serve dinner at the Bar to the later hours even after the restaurant area is closed during the off season. In general, you can get the full Farm dinner menu while sitting at the bar (vs. sitting in the lounge or outside near the fire). It's the only "urban-like" scene I know in Napa. Very fun. Don't give up!

      2. rworange Feb 2, 2009 06:46 PM

        Bounty Hunter


        I'd call to confirm. Lots of places (like FARM) shut earlier off season ... and with the bad economy more and more places are cutting back on the hours. Both the website and opentable for Farm still show the lounge closing at midnight

        If worse comes to worse there's Bouchon and Hurley's in Yountville about 10 miles away.

        1. Scott M Feb 2, 2009 04:51 PM

          Ristorante Allegria
          Downtown Joe's

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