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Mar 7, 2009 03:11 PM

New visitor to Napa

First time visitor to Napa. Have reservations at Hurleys and Ristorante Allegra. Did we select well?

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    1. re: loomco

      Could you make some recommendations for moderately priced restaurants?

          1. re: annie23

            I don't think there's anywhere in Napa that has entrees over $50 (with the exception of French Laundry, though their pricing doesn't work like that). Can you give us some more ideas of what you like and what you're looking for?

      1. re: loomco

        Sorry, no. Loomco is right. Those two restos would be far, far down my list.

        My favorites are:
        St. Helena: Terra***, Meadowood, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, Martini House**
        Rutherford: Rutherford Grill
        Yountville: French Laundry, Redd**, Ad Hoc, Bouchon at the bar only, Bistro Jeanty (but be sure to follow the posts on these last two to know what to order)
        Napa: Don Giovanni***, Ubuntu***, Pizzeria Azzurro

        Please do a search on each of the towns listed. Also do a search with each of the resto names and read many different Chowhound opinions.

        Good luck.

        1. re: maria lorraine

          Another way to search is on the Places database which has restaurant ifno, the website, if any, and attached Chowhound reports. Here's a search on Yountville.

          If searching on the town of Napa add the word 'city' to your search or you will get everything in Napa county.

          I'd asterisk Bouchon. Yes, I didn't sit at the bar only nearby the bar, but why eat at a chain when in Napa? Also, I wouldn't go fo something like French food that can be had anywhere.

          I'd add Brix to that list and maybe take advantage of their Happy Hour deals Mon-Fri 4-6. Bottega is new and has been getting some good reports.

      2. Ubuntu.

        Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
        1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

        1. Second Ubuntu.
          Also Ad Hoc.
          In Sonoma, there is also Cyrus.

          Ad Hoc
          6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

          Cyrus Restaurant
          29 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

          1. Here are some additional threads with comments on your choices and alternatives.

            1. Celadon is excellent.

              500 Main St., Napa, CA 94559