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Jul 20, 2010 08:34 PM

Yountville Napa recs-NOT high end

We are visiting the Napa valley from SD and staying in Yountville in September. I've secured reservations to Ad Hoc, French Laundry and Bottega. But I think we'd like one night of a very good but not high end restaurant. Don't really want to drive to far, more casual ambience (that doesn't = noisy for me) and some lighter fare may even be very nice too.

The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

6525 Washington Street Suite A9, Yountville, CA 94599

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  1. Check out Bistro Jeanty -- on Washington between Ad Hoc and FL... Two apps will make a nice light meal.

    Ad Hoc
    6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

    Bistro Jeanty
    6510 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

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    1. re: Sarah

      The restaurant at Bardessono hotel is actually great and you can sit outside and enjoy the patio. Hurley's also has a great patio and is more laid back. And don't miss Bouchon for coffee and pastries while you're there!

      6526 Yount Street, Yountville, CA 94599

      6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

    2. Sounds like you need a trip down to ubuntu. Much more casual, but no step down in food.

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      1. re: bbulkow

        If you're in the neighborhood of Ubuntu, and have the time, check out Norman Rose Tavern and Zuzu

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

        Norman Rose Tavern
        1401 1st St, Napa, CA 94559

        1. re: bbulkow

          Thanks--Ubuntu sounds like exactly what I'm looking for!