Most foodies arrive in Napa with a checklist of "must-eats" that includes all the big name kitchens in Yountville, St. Helena, and Napa itself. And that's a great approach; you can't go wrong with The French Laundry, right? But if you don't want to reserve a table months in advance or like discovering the new "find" that no one else has ever heard of, Napa's perfect for that too. There's always a new restaurant garnering acclaim, like Napa's Ubuntu, which won a Michelin star this year just a year after opening. And there are old favorites like Bouchon that just get better every year. But what all great Napa restaurants have in commmon is a dedication to straight-from-the-garden freshness that borders on fanaticism. So work up an appetite and savor the sublime offerings of one of the most food-oriented regions of the globe.
1140 Main Street
Michelin-starred vegetarian resto, yoga studio upstairs... read more
1140 Rutherford Road
Contemporary seasonal cuisine with exceptional wine pairings... read more
7377 St. Helena Highway
A favorite with farm-to-table fans... read more
1126 First Street
Lively Salsa Saturdays, savory Latin American fare... read more
1122 Main St.
Classic steakhouse in downtown Napa... read more
610 1st Street
540 Main St
French bistro fare on downtown Napa riverfront...
4048 Sonoma Hwy.
(Los Carneros Ave.)
Simple, elegant American fare highlight local organic agriculture... read more
1275 McKinstry Street
Hip haute cuisine and fine wines on the move...
1314 McKinstry Street
Haute cuisine harmonized with great wine... read more
1339 Pearl St
Casual bistro with $1 oyster specials... read more
4048 Sonoma Highway
Modern rustic fare, very popular brunch... read more
1400 Second Street
1385 Napa Town Center
Kid-friendly east coast Italiano... read more