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Best restaurants in wine country?

Pininfarina Jan 27, 2013 02:17 PM

I'm staying in Yountville but will have a car and so I can go about 30 (maybe 45 max) minutes outside of Yountville. What are the best restaurants, regardless of price, in the area (excluding FL and Meadowood).

  1. CarrieWas218 Jan 27, 2013 08:12 PM

    Terra
    Goose & Gander
    Bistro Jeanty
    JoLe
    SolBar
    Angele
    FARM
    Farmstead
    Cook

    1. Porthos Jan 27, 2013 08:15 PM

      Look no further than Redd. Great tasting menu and wines at a good price.

      Best thing is you don't have to worry about driving.

      1. Robert Lauriston Jan 28, 2013 08:44 AM

        I used to love Bistro Jeanty but they dropped pig's feet, lamb's tongue, and veal kidneys from the menu, which makes me wonder if they've dumbed down some of the other dishes as well.

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          CarrieWas218 Jan 28, 2013 09:40 AM

          I think you are looking at only their online menu which does not show those items. When was the last time you ate there?

          On my last visit (about two months ago), both the pig's feet and the lamb's tongue were on the menu at the restaurant. There is also supply-and-demand. He often has something from the "unusual" side as a special that are not on the menu consistently.

          1. re: CarrieWas218
            Robert Lauriston Jan 28, 2013 11:41 AM

            Glad to hear that. I was going by the online menu, plus a report from October from someone who was sad they no longer had the pig's feet.

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