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Feb 28, 2011 10:23 AM

Brunch in Napa Valley

I will be venturing up to Napa in a few weeks with friends and we are looking for a great Sunday brunch. I've been surfing around and it looks like most recommendations are for either ABC or Boonfly... but most of the reviews I've seen aren't super recent.

If you had one brunch in Napa, which we do, where would you go?

Our two dinners are going to be at Bistro Jeanty and Bottega. Lunches at Dean & Deluca and Taylor's Refresher/ Gott's (side note: which is it exactly?)


Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

6525 Washington Street Suite A9, Yountville, CA 94599

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  1. Brix. No question, not even a little bit. Sometimes we go up to Napa for the purpose of a Brix brunch, and then decide what wineries to visit while we're up there. Don't miss the gorgeous salads and other uses of beautiful fresh veggies and fruits. And the cheeses. And the gulf shrimp. And the clams. And the muffins. Oh dear now I think I have to go back again. If the weather is at all cooperative, ask to sit on the patio directly next to a heat lamp because the gardens are just so beautiful.

    It used to be called Taylor's Refresher but there is a legal dispute about who owns the name "Taylor's Refresher" so it is now also known as Gott's, the name of the family that currently owns it.

    7377 St. Helena Highway, Napa, CA 94558

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    1. re: artemis

      boonfly wasn't particularly impressive
      you could consider ad hoc, which i like
      i really enjoy the food at redd
      solbar was pretty good
      at bottega, don't miss polenta under glass

        1. re: artemis

          A good brunch at Brix can last you the whole day.

          7377 St. Helena Highway, Napa, CA 94558

          1. re: artemis

            That's what we do Artemis! We love Brix! My favorite part is the dessert buffet;)

            7377 St. Helena Highway, Napa, CA 94558

          2. I've had very good brunches at Angele.

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            1. re: CarrieWas218

              For me, Sat or Sun lunch/brunch favorites include:

              Solbar in Calistoga, sliders to share as a starter and then the paillard chicken with butter lettuce

              Redd in Yountville, John Dory with clams and chorizo over foamed jasmine rice

              For less formal, more breakfast like offerings, I like

              Boon Fly Cafe, especially smoked salmon flatbread and eggs Benedict

              Fremont Diner, anything with hot buttermilk muffins

              Boon Fly Cafe
              4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559

              Fremont Diner
              2660 Fremont Dr, Sonoma, CA