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Sep 29, 2009 05:49 AM

2 nights/ 1 day in Yountville

I know these restaurants get discussed here a lot and I apologize for adding a new thread but it seems like people's opinions of Napa restaurants vary through the season.

I'll be spending two nights in Yountville and while I won't be able to afford The French Laundry I still want some great dining experiences.

Here are the restaurants that we're considering. Ad Hoc, Bottega, Bistro Jeanty, Bouchon, Brix (thinking about doing lunch here), and Mustards.

Any restaurants that I'm missing? We'd prefer not to drive too much. Also, the nights of the week are Sunday and Monday (not sure if that matters, though this is getting me to think we could try the fried chicken at Ad Hoc)

Thanks for the input

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  1. About 1/2 miles covers all the restaurants you mentioned except Mustards so no driving needed. Search for the most recent threads on them for a broader view.

    1. You are also missing Redd which is toward the south end of town but still easily within walking distance of all the other restaurants except Mustards which will require a car if you are staying in Yountville..

      1. I'm a big fan of Ad Hoc, but make sure you check their website to find out which days they are open. They are still on limited schedule I believe.

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        1. re: nicedragonboy

          I second Ad Hoc. Even if it's not Fried Chicken night, it should still be on your list. Their Sunday Brunch is great too and might be a better option.

        2. Bottega would be my recommendation.
          Good luck getting a reservation.

          1. Hit up Bouchon Bakery before you leave town. You can't get out of town without something Keller in your pocket. It's not just a good idea. It's the law.

            Bouchon Bakery
            6528 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599

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            1. re: LarryW

              You would need to drive to either Brix or Mustards although only a few minutes 3-5 away. In town walking I would do Ad Hoc (there fried chicken is every other Monday so check for that night) but regardless still a great option. If you want Italian/med= Bottega, French= Bouchon more of a city vibe with excellent food or Bistro Jeanty=french country standards,simpler but recently got bad review in the chronicle although I still enjoy it. Redd is more upscale, awesome food some people find the interior too stark or minimalist in the dining room, I love eating at the bar there if your into that style.