Final sf and napa food itinerary
All the reservations are done and we are ready to go, this is what we have so far
Love to hear the comments
Nopa (we arrive late into sf)
And drinks at bourbon and branch before dinner
Any reccomendatiosn on breakfast/lunch ????????
as a substitute for Manresa, consider Commis, which is created by the person behind Manresa. Located on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, it is more consistent with the route either going to or returning from Napa.
320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030
3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
Breakfast recommendations in the Napa Valley include:
Boon Fly Cafe
Pastry shops for breakfast:
I realize you have Italian in Napa; but it would be a shame if you didn't try one of the fantastic places in SF. Perhaps you can try A16 or Perbacco for lunch (upscale but not high end). Both will have nice options for vegetarians as well.
As for your schedule, it appears you are going to Manresa on the same day you leave Yountville and for back home? What time is the dinner reservation? And then you have a 45 minute drive to the airport from the restaurant.
That is correct wenleave home the same day
Dinner is at 630pm and the flight leaves @1am...... So inink we have enoght time
Also i have hear a16 good to know that it. Can be good for lunch as well
Also is bourbon and branch good for drinks???? Or its more what you hear from the place?
Plow is close during our visit, any other reccomendations ?
Any stops worth along the wy to napa from sf and from napa to los gatos?
No reason to stop between Napa and San Francisco - you will spend more time getting off the freeway and getting anywhere of any note than just driving to-and-from (an hour and 15-minute drive, at best - two hours in really bad traffic).
Can't comment about any stops between Napa and Los Gatos - I've done the drive but have never gotten off the freeway anywhere along the way.
Haven't been to bourbon & branch. As for stops from Napa to Los Gatos, you will have just finished lunch and have to leave Yountville by 3:30 to get to dinner by 6:30 comfortably (unless may be a Sunday). South of Berkeley/Oakland, there really isn't anything of note off hwy 880 except may be Indian or Afghani.
Bourbon and Branch is very good for drinks. I've been to the Library two times and Wilson & Wilson once. Still haven't been to the main bar. Wilson & Wilson doesn't like to take special drink requests. They prefer to keep to their standard menu (which has some very good drinks, abd plenty of whiskey options). I found the bartenders at the Library to be more likely to whip something up special, especially earlier in the evening when it wasn't too crowded.
We have enjoyed the drinks at Bourbon and Branch but prefer Cantina, just a short walk away.
We just find it more intimate and still very creative. You might try a drink at each place just for comparison's sake.
I can't imagine getting onto a plane after the meal we had at Manresa. Good luck with that one :)
so im back home and with more than a couple of pounds more, thanks for all the info.
my review about the places is as follows.
nopa in Sf, very good food nice place great recommendation
sears for breakfast in SF, funny place good hash
coi SF,one of the worst places i have ever been, all the food was very very sour, we coulnt even finishe the menu, no proteins in the menu, and all the vegetables where the same, services ok, and they try to give us some extra dish becauuse of the trouble and gave us a really bad egg dish and cold (it was suppose t be hot, and we where the only ones in the rest), dont go, if they stay like this, i dont see a bright future for them
redd napa, amazing food great service very good value
cyrus napa- best food of the trip got the private dinning room, met the chef who is really cool, plus the food was really intresting and good and diferent
bottega- nice place good food, better than what i expected
instead of manresa we staed and eat at bouchon, very good freanch food, but i dont think is worth 1 michellin star, but very good any way
thanks again all
ps got late to bourbon and branch, sat at the library, it was ok, not what i expected, i thought it was like the office in chicago