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Suggestions for Napa Valley Lunch

kemi5 Jan 15, 2010 03:28 PM

Would appreciate your suggestions for lunch apres golf at Napa Valley GC in Kennedy Park. Somewhere close, and nice ($$) that epitomizes food of the Napa region. Not starstruck celebrity chef style, but a "local" place that has talent in the kitchen. Reservations or not is OK. Thanks in advance.

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    souvenir Jan 22, 2010 08:16 PM

    If a vegetarian menu won't work for your group, here are a couple more suggestions. Depending on which direction you want to drive after golf, you might consider Boon Fly Cafe (on the way to Sonoma from Napa) or Celadon.(downtown Napa).

    I used to really like Angele, which is in the same complex as Celadon, but the last couple of lunches I had there were kind of uneven, so I haven't been back in a few months.

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      lukshen Jan 16, 2010 04:07 PM

      I really, really recommend Ubuntu. We had an amazing lunch there today.

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      1. re: lukshen
        syrahgirl Jan 22, 2010 08:45 AM

        Bistro Jeanty previously mentioned is great, also in Yountville is Redd and Bottega. We were very impressed with Bottega when we dined there this past March. :)

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        OldTimer Jan 16, 2010 02:21 PM

        Zinvalley is pretty good...very local. A bit hard to find, but worth the effort.

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        1. re: OldTimer
          Melanie Wong Jan 16, 2010 02:30 PM

          Note that ZinsValley has moved to Downtown Napa, shouldn't be hard to find any more.

        2. Cindy Jan 16, 2010 10:33 AM

          I love the tomato soup in the puff pastry at Bistro Jeanty. That plus a salad or appetizer would make a great lunch!

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          1. re: Cindy
            wincountrygirl Jan 22, 2010 08:31 AM

            That is my perfect lunch too! That soup is to die for.

          2. wolfe Jan 15, 2010 03:44 PM

            epitomizes food of the Napa region
            Casual dining with a chance of an excellent lunch, share chick pea fries and a couple of entrees, still ($$). Ubuntu

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

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            1. re: wolfe
              kemi5 Jan 15, 2010 04:05 PM

              Me, myself I can totally do vegetarian but there are 3 others to consider. Not dismissing as of yet but will weigh the options as they come in. Thanks wolfe.

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                wolfe Jan 15, 2010 04:19 PM

                I know, I know, who wants to eat vegetables after a hard day pulling your carts through those muddy fairways? They want meat.

                3900 D Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA 94558

                1. re: wolfe
                  mick Jan 15, 2010 05:12 PM

                  Go to the Oxbow Market and find something there or Angele

                  1. re: wolfe
                    rworange Jan 22, 2010 09:05 AM

                    >>>Somewhere close, and nice ($$) that epitomizes food of the Napa region. Not starstruck celebrity chef style, but a "local" place that has talent in the kitchen

                    First of all, BarBersQ is barbeque which is average at best in the Bay Area. It is a cold, souless,contrived restaurant in a shopping mall with a view of Whole Foods. Talent in the kitchen? No. Probably a Latino cook following instructions.

                    However, it would be karma for someone foolish enough to pick this place over Ubuntu.

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