Great food and wine go hand in hand and there is no shortage of that in Napa. Here you will find a plethora of delicious Italian and American food, but there are more diverse cuisines popping up everyday. We have old favorites such as Bistro Don Giovanni and Bouchon, but new and creative additions have come to play such as Osha Thai and Wilfred’s Lounge in downtown Napa.
This will surely not be my last post on where to eat in Napa but hopefully it can provide a starting point for your next wine weekend getaway.
Bistro Jeanty, Yountville
Bistro Jeanty is one of my top two favorite restaurants in Napa. The facade of the building looks like something out of a French countryside village and as soon as you enter the restaurant you immediately feel like you could actually be there. The service is friendly and recommends great options on the menu, which is predominantly French cuisine. We tried the fried smelt, beef tartare, spring special among other. Delicious and authentic, I can’t say enough good things about this place.
For Brunch – Ad Hoc, Yountville
Chicken and waffles but make it Napa. Chef Thomas Keller has tackled it all including a stellar brunch spot for when you want something boujee but also comforting. We came for the most light and fluffy omelette you will ever taste, but stayed for the caviar spread. Where better to have caviar for breakfast than in Napa Valley? It is served with toast points, chives, red onions, homemade crème fraîche and fluffy egg yolks. Top it all off with their Bloody Mary and you’re set for a day of wine tasting.
Zuzu is a true locals spot and my absolute favorite restaurant in Napa. If you want to feel like you are sitting at a bistro in a European city, go to Zuzu. They serve Spanish tapas and have a great wine list featuring all kinds of sherry and delicious Spanish whites and reds (that are affordable too!). Get the paella – you won’t regret it!