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Oct 1, 2009 12:40 PM

Napa Valley Conundrum for Thanksgiving? Any Restaurants Open and Worth Experiencing?

I am looking for some help as I will be staying away from my home to be with my girlfriend and her mom in Napa this Thanksgiving. We are staying in Napa, and someone recommended Auberge Soleils 4 course dinner which is $105 excluding wine. I was hoping Bottega would be open but unfortunately it will be closed. Anybody have some previous experiences in the area that are noteable?

Thanks In Advance!!


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  1. I understand Celadon is open, so I dont know if this is a place worth going to.

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    1. re: Schweinhaxen

      Farm at The Carneros Inn is open and has a special menu for Thanksgiving. I haven't tried it, however. Beautiful restaurant, great bar... open late.

      Would love to hear your post Thanksgiving review of wherever you go.

    2. We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner several years ago at Auberge du Soleil. I assume they're still doing them. Kind of pricey for what you were served, as I recall.

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      1. re: bobpantzer

        Yes, I spoke to Auberge Soleil's restaurant and they are offering a Thanksgiving dinner at $105 excluding wine. Celadon has a better offer at $55, and their regular menu is available too.

      2. Last year we went to Meadowood for Thanksgiving dinner. They offered two different experiences. One dining room was formal and more traditional and the other was more casual. I don't know if they're offering it again this year, but we had a delicious meal that was fairly traditional but with a few Napa twists. I would definitely recommend it if you are in the area.

        1. I noticed OpenTable posted their list here:
          Click on "neighborhood" to sort - Napa shows FARM, and Domaine Chandon & Hurley's are open in Yountville. Many more options exist in Sonoma, too, if you're up for a scenic drive.

          1. How about Brix? I haven't had their Thanksgiving but was just there for a fabulous brunch. Great food, excellent service, warm/comfortable atmosphere. Thanksgiving is $62/pp for 3 courses.