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Healthy Restaurants in Napa Valley and Sonoma?

basilboy Mar 1, 2009 07:20 PM

We're headed to the Napa Valley and Sonoma for over a week and in addition to a gluttonous dinner at The French Laundry, we are hoping to find some places that are still local and organic but without the heaviness of some of the better known restaurants in the area. In other words, we don't want to gain 15 pounds in a week on vacation this time.

Can anyone help?

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  1. Carrie 218 RE: basilboy Mar 1, 2009 10:03 PM


    oh yes, and you might want to consider


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      basilboy RE: Carrie 218 Mar 2, 2009 12:30 PM

      Thank you! We will do it. Do you know if there's any good sushi in the valley too?

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        Chilanga RE: basilboy Mar 2, 2009 12:44 PM

        I really like Shiso in the town of Sonoma, primarily for sushi but I like the cooked dishes, too. In Healdsburg I've had sushi at Sake'O, although it's been a while. And it doesn't get a lot of support on this board, but I think the sushi at Go Fish in St. Helena is good. There is also a new Hog Island Oyster Bar in the Oxbow Market in the city of Napa.

        522 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476

        Sake O
        505 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448

        Go Fish
        641 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574

        Hog Island Oyster Co
        610 1st St, Napa, CA

        1. re: basilboy
          Carrie 218 RE: basilboy Mar 3, 2009 08:27 AM

          You best bet for sushi is Go Fish in St. Helena.

      2. maria lorraine RE: basilboy Mar 4, 2009 03:26 PM

        All the restos offer healthy options. Order those, and please consult with your server. Lots of locals and tourists share your goal of healthfulness, so to characterize the food of the "better known restaurants" as being "heavy" is misinformed. Certainly there are both healthful and "heavy" items on every menu to cater to a wide variety of diners. Moreover, what makes TFL "gluttonous" is not necessarily the food but the *quantity* of food, i.e. 14 courses.

        But yes, Ubuntu.

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