Wine Country Restaurants
Yountvile, Napa Valley
This Thomas Keller restaurant is an all-night affair. Words can't describe the excellence of this restaurant, so we will try by saying: People all over the world come here to eat. French Laundry is a well known small boutique restaurant that gives Napa Valley it's big restaurant name. At the end of the pre-fix course meal, you will look back at all of the different delicacies you tasted as well as dramatic presentations made before you. Obviously, French Laundry is not cheap, however - everyone needs to treat themselves to an experience once in a while and this restaurant delivers.
St. Helena, Napa Valley
As far a fine dining goes, Terra could arguably be the best Wine Country restuarant. Award winning chef Hiro Sone created a sophisticated and vibrant menu and culinary display of French, Japanese and Italian cuisine. Memorable table service is used through-out the fine dining experience. If you're not chosing French Laundry, then Terra is the obvious fine dining choice in Napa Valley.
Sonoma, Sonoma Valley
Chef Carlo Cavallo put years of experience and a aptly defining menu that best capsulates French offerings. From pastries to white truffle sauce, handmade pumpkin tortellini, and escargot in a champagne sauce makes the difference at this reasonable priced Napa valley restaurant offering. After your Wine Country Tour be sure to consider Meritage as one of your restaurant choices.
Napa, Napa Valley
ZuZu offers Wine Country themed rooms and popular small plates. This restaurant offers a Mediterranean menu with addicting paella. Great wines are offered both by the glass and bottle. A perfect atmosphere for a group of 6 or more. Zuzu lures locals with its convenient no reservation policy, it's popular wine selections and beer bar. Equally casual and personal, the menu includes sizzling miniskillets of tangy, fantastic paella; addictive prawns with pimento dipping sauce for bread; light and delicate sea scallop ceviche salad; and Moroccan barbecued lamb chops with a sweet-and-spicy sauce. Desserts aren't as good, but with more tasty plates.
Bistro Don Giovanni
Napa, Napa Valley
A great casual restaurant in the valley that has a consistent combination of thin crust pizza, pastas and other wood-oven specialties. Friendly service is applied at all times at this popular Napa Valley restuarant as well as hip bar for dining and drinking.