Quick Trip to SF/Napa... Need help
making a quick trip from nyc to sf for a friend's wedding in Napa
need help with restaurant list
not against eating 4-5 meals a day just to fit everything in
arriving in SF thurs night, driving to napa for wedding on fri, driving back to SF saturday morning, first flight out sunday morning
so not many days and meals to fit everything in
Thurs Night: have a dinner rez at cotogna for thurs night at 10pm
not sure if i want to keep that, if i do thinking of getting a drink at comstock saloon nearby
Fri morning: Swan Oyster Depot for breakfast. Opens at 8am? What is the line like at that time? Do I have to arrive at 7:30?
Roli Roti at Blue Bottle Oakland for porchetta at 11:30
driving to napa after
(also have a 1130 reservation at mustard's grill)
so driving to decide between roli roti and mustards
Sat: Breakfast/brunch/lunch open
Early dinner open
10 PM dinner: rez at State Bird Provisions
Other places i was considering: NOPA, Commonwealth, Alembic, Maven, Elixir
Looking for both places to eat and drink
would love some help with filling in the blanks as well as changing things up if suggested
Thanks in advance!!!
Redd or Redd Wood in Yountville is worth a try.
Gott's for burgers and shakes (outside St. Helena).
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen and Grace's Table are often mentioned
Are you interested in wine tasting/wineries at all?
Swan's tends to open more around 10:30ish - not 8:00 a.m. I'd choose another breakfast option - Dottie's True Blue or Brenda's Soul Food.
For Napa, skip Mustard's unless you like big hunks of grilled meat - there isn't much else there to entice and there are better eateries in the 'hood. Personally, if you are just wanting a hunk of meat, take the Roli Roti although...
Saturday: You could just go back to the Farmer's Market at the Ferry and have your Roli Roti there along with tons of other great eats including Blue Bottle (will save you driving around the day before).
So, I'd head straight to Napa instead, maybe brunch at Boon Fly or Biscuits for breakfast, hitting Oxbow for lunch before the wedding.
For Oxbow, it will depend entirely on what you are hungry for that day. I've eaten a lot of Gott's lately and the stuff at Kitchen Door often tends to be too salty for me, although my BF and I have had success when we order their specials. Their mushroom pizza is more my style. Consider looking at the menu at C Casa, whose duck tostadas or buffalo tacos. There is also a Hog Island Oyster there for amazing clam chowder.