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Brunch in Napa Valley?

Capone Jul 17, 2012 12:21 PM

Does anyone have any favorite spots for brunch/ breakfast in Napa Valley? Lots of new places seem to be popping up (finally). What have people's experiences been like?

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  1. CarrieWas218 RE: Capone Jul 17, 2012 12:29 PM

    Brix is the only restaurant in the valley that does a BIG buffet brunch and many people travel to the valley for exactly that.

    The other standard breakfast places continue to be: Fremont Diner (Sonoma), Boon Fly Cafe (Carneros). I adore Grace's Table (downtown Napa) for their housemade Old Fashioned Doughnut and Chilaquiles.

    Napa Valley Biscuits just opened and has gotten so-so reviews (service and consistency, mostly). A lot of people like ABC but I find them pretty mundane and basic.

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      Capone RE: CarrieWas218 Jul 17, 2012 01:26 PM

      I don't much like buffets. Is Brix really the only option you'd recommend for a leisurely brunch in Napa Valley?

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        CarrieWas218 RE: Capone Jul 17, 2012 02:22 PM

        Leisurely and nice... Unfortunately. The Grill at Meadowood does a breakfast but I have never been.

        Boon Fly has great food, but it is hard to be leisurely as there is always a wait and with people hovering for tables, I always feel a little anxious to finish quickly.

        I think the deal is that because of the limited hours of wineries, most people don't want to waste precious tasting time over brunch. They tend to hit the diner-spots for breakfast fairly early and then return to restaurants for dinner.

        The locals go to Soscol Diner which is REALLY a greasy spoon. I've also heard about The Bank at The Westin for breakfast, but I tend to avoid hotels for food...

    2. Capone RE: Capone Jul 17, 2012 05:11 PM

      Perhaps I should be more specific. I am wondering what people's experiences have been at places that have recently introduced breakfast/ brunch: French Blue, La Condessa and JoLe come to mind. I think there are more.

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