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Jan 15, 2010 03:28 PM

Suggestions for Napa Valley Lunch

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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  1. 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

      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.

      1. re: kemi5

        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

          Go to the Oxbow Market and find something there or Angele

          1. re: wolfe

            >>>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.

      2. 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

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

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

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          1. re: OldTimer

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

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

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            1. re: lukshen

              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. :)

            2. 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.