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Brunch in Napa Valley

jmischna Feb 28, 2011 10:23 AM

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

  1. CarrieWas218 Feb 28, 2011 03:50 PM

    I've had very good brunches at Angele.

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    1. re: CarrieWas218
      cortez Feb 28, 2011 04:33 PM

      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

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      artemis Feb 28, 2011 10:32 AM

      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
        ankimo Feb 28, 2011 11:30 AM

        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
          vulber Feb 28, 2011 12:10 PM

          what about ad hoc?

          1. re: artemis
            dump123456789 Feb 28, 2011 04:57 PM

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

            7377 St. Helena Highway, Napa, CA 94558

            1. re: artemis
              Missmoo Mar 1, 2011 09:19 AM

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

              7377 St. Helena Highway, Napa, CA 94558

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