Specialty Dining | Napa Valley Restaurants
Wining and Dining – Isn’t that what a Napa Valley vacation is all about?
Below is a list of either the Innkeeper’s favorite Napa Valley eateries or spots that have nationally renowned chefs that will give you bragging rights when you get home. Most of these restaurants require a special effort to reserve a dining spot. Our Front Desk/Concierge staff will be happy to help you make arrangements with any of these (except French Laundry) as appropriate. Restaurants are shown in the order the Innkeeper seems is appropriate, with an approximate driving distance from The Wine Country Inn in parenthesis.
Meadowood~ Michelin 3-Star ~ An absolutely amazing dining experience for a very special occasion (like being on vacation). The ambiance, service, food and wine pairings are truly world-class. Worth getting dressed up for. (5 minutes and serviced by our shuttle)
French Laundry~ Napa Valley’s first Michelin 3-Star restaurant. You will be the talk of the town if you can get a reservation here. Call exactly 60 days in advance and keep hitting redial until you get through. If they are already booked (likely) you can go through the same process the next day. Chef Thomas Keller is truly a legend. (20 minutes from the Inn. We can arrange for a limo)
Buster’s Southern Barbeque ~ Good ole fashioned barbecue. Perfect for a quick but really good lunch while in the Upper Valley wine tasting. This is a favorite spot for Innkeeper Jim, even though he can’t even handle the hottest BBQ sauce they have available. It makes your hair sweat. (10 minutes) Price $
Auberge du Soleil ~ Michelin 1-Star Restaurant with the best view in the Napa Valley from the dining deck and the bar is exceptional but definitely has a bit of attitude. You’ll want to dress for this one. (10 minutes and serviced by our shuttle)
Terra ~ Michelin 1-Star restaurant in downtown St. Helena that has a new and very interesting concept. They have a fine-dining side of the restaurant and then a “small-plate” bar side for more casual dining. (5 minutes and serviced by our shuttle)
Gott’s Roadside ~ “Tray Gourmet”; old-time drive in with present-day food. (5 minutes)
Bottega ~ Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello is back in the kitchen after hosting his own TV shows and a number of other projects. (20 minutes)
Bouchon ~ Michelin 1-Star restaurant Chef Thomas Keller’s (20 minutes)
Morimoto Napa ~ New restaurant in downtown Napa of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto (30 minutes)