suggestions for Yountville and surroundings
Going to be visiting Yountville area in a few weeks and would love some recommendations for dinner. We are not going to French Laundry due to can't afford it and won't appreciate it. Hubby is a meat/potatoes/pasta kind of guy, but willing to go along with finer food if it is tasty or plentiful. I am curious about the Thomas Keller experience. We happily consume all types of ethnic food also. $$-$$$ would be ok. Thanks for any suggestions!
In Yountville you might consider Bistro Jeanty for traditional French, generous portions!
I like the tacos at...it's a Mexican market in Rutherford. La Luna. But it's a market, not a restaurant.
I have enjoyed Redd in Yountville too, but I'm not sure your husband would appreciate it.
You might do well looking at recent Napa valley threads:
How bout Ad Hoc, another of Thomas Keller's places at a reasonable cost and servings sizes that will please the biggest of appetites !!!
Ad Hoc, especially for fried chicken night.
Bistro Jeanty for tomato soup with puff pastry dome, smoked trout salad, cassoulet, mussels in red wine, tarte tatin, steak tartare http://www.bistrojeanty.com/home/bist...
Redd -- worth it
Redd Wood, pizzas, pastas and short ribs
Burgers at Pacific Blues
Ciccio for Italian dishes, pastas, pizzas, pork shoulder http://www.ciccionapavalley.com/menu
Bouchon, but sit only at the bar. Love the mussels and French fries, raw bar, pate de campagne, roast chicken, etc.
Redd Wood - pastas (particularly the amatriciana) are very good
Goose & Gander (St. Helena) - one of the best burgers I've had and creative cocktails
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the help. Will definitely bring my looser clothing on this trip.
- I second Ad Hoc and would add that Bouchon is also in Yountville for the Keller experience.
- Redd Wood is a great (new, for me) find. They had a brussel sprout and burrata salad that was delicious.
- I liked Bistro Jeanty, but was kind of disappointed the last time I went (in December).