Oenotri question - Saturday
No reservations available for this Saturday night 6/5 on OpenTable. I will call the restaurant later today to check availability. My question is: what are the chances of getting seated with no more than a short wait? We're taking my 79 year-old aunt to dinner. She likes to eat early so I anticipate arriving there before 6:00 PM.
Can't wait to try their pizza, and I see that as of today, they have porchetta.
Thanks for your help,
1425 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
This weekend is the Napa Valley Auction. Even if I could get in, I'd not want to be in the area during this time. Bidders who opt out of the Saturday auction will be in restaurants all over the valley. This is in addition to the regular number of tourists in the area.
re: Melanie Wong
Thanks for the info! We're in the area for work that weekend, and staying with my aunt who lives in Napa. She loves Trancas Steakhouse but that's where we took her last time we visited. Guess there's always her favorite Italian place, Bistro Don Giovanni...
999 Trancas St, Napa, CA 94558
Bistro Don Giovanni
4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA
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Menu for Thursday, June 3 & Friday, June 4, 2010 . . .
~ Albondigas (Spanish Meatball & Vegetable) Soup 5.
~ Caesar Salad with Baby Romaine Lettuces, Garlic Croutons & Parmesan 6.
~ Smoked Trout Salad with baby Spinach, Orange, Red Onion & Walnuts 8.
~ Pissaladiere Pizzetta with Anchovies, Black Olives & Roast Tomato Sauce 8.
Entrée’s for Thursday, June 3 . . .
~ Provencal Pork Stew with Green Olives, baby Artichokes & Fennel, Jasmine Rice 14.
~ Chicken Pot Pie with Feta Cheese & Leeks, Baby Spinach Salad 14.
Entrée’s for Friday, June 4 . . .
~ Nicoise-style Pasta with Tuna Confit (slow cooked Ahi in Olive Oil) over Spaghetti 14.
~ Mediterranean Turkey Meatloaf w/ simple Savory Tomato Sauce, Mashed Yukons 14.
Desserts & such . . .
~ Cherry Cobbler w/ Vanilla Custard Crème $5.
~ Chocolate Bread Pudding w/ Maple Crème $5..
~ Fresh Blueberry Scone 2.
~ Napa Cakes Panforte 3.
~ Loaf of Bread
~ “We Care Cookie” (Snickerdoodle) 2. < All proceeds go to the Napa Food Bank!
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1755 Industrial Way Suite #28, Napa, CA
Melanie is absolutely correct. This is not the weekend to attempt to dine at one of the popular restaurants in Napa Valley. (Second tier, third tier, perhaps, but call ahead.) Traffic will be extremely heavy Yountville to St. Helena (both Highway 29 and Silverado Trail), and perhaps in the entire valley. Plan wisely.
Had a great meal at Oenotri this past Saturday, June 5. I called and was able to get reservations with no problem. At 6:15pm, the restaurant didn't seem any more crowded or busy than a regular Saturday night in Napa, but I appreciate being forewarned about the possibility. My aunt really enjoyed her meal, and since Oenotri is a 10 minute drive from her house, maybe this restaurant could be added to the rotation. Will post details of our meal on the other existing Oenotri thread.
1425 1st St, Napa, CA 94559