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Napa restaurant plans (especially if TFL doesn't work out!)

cutebee Jun 17, 2012 05:21 PM

My husband and I are planning a trip to Napa this August --

We'll be staying in Napa for 4 nights and want to get to some great restaurants. We live in NYC and have been in Per Se a couple of times but would love to get to TFL...unfortunately, we haven't been able to get a reservation and we only have one more chance to try (tomorrow will be 2 months to the date of our last night visiting Napa).

So, since TFL isn't looking good, here's what we are thinking/planning -- please let us know if this is a good approach OR if you have other suggestions. We are also looking for some great casual brunch and lunch opinion to complement our evening splurges!

Dinner night 1: We have reservations at Bottega
Dinner night 2: We have reservations at Meadowood
Dinner night 3: We're thinking Redd
Dinner night 4: We're thinking Cyrus



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  1. pamf RE: cutebee Jun 17, 2012 05:55 PM

    Cyrus is not in Napa. It is in Healdsburg, Sonoma County and rather a long drive.

    Since vacation season is upon us, there have been many similar queries and a few trip reports posted recently. Lots of opinions on all of these places if you search the board.

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      degustingdiary RE: cutebee Jun 18, 2012 08:23 AM

      Granted, TFL's setting is far nicer than the Time Warner Center, but since you've been to Per Se, I think you should splurge at Meadowood. Their front-of-house is as friendly as can be and Chef Kostow and his team delivered one of my favorite meals ever.


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        mick RE: degustingdiary Jun 19, 2012 07:31 PM

        Meadowood is a great choice. Love Redd. For me I would subsitute Terra in St Helena for Bottega unless you want that bustle, high energy. Farmstead in St Helena has a good brunch and lunch,nice indoor and outdoor seating. Gotts in St Helena for burgers etc. Napa Style behind/in front of Bottega has some pretty decent sandwiches, can sit in or out.

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