7 Best Restaurants in Yountville

7 Best Restaurants in Yountville

  • Avi Strugo
  • 06/14/22

If you’re looking for Yountville homes for sale, you’re bound to get hungry during your search. Luckily, this Californian town is the focal point of Napa County's culinary scene and hosts some of the best restaurants in the valley.
Yountville’s main drag is barely a mile long, but its fine dining has earned it a distinctive spot on America's culinary map. For those looking for a good meal in Yountville, consider making a reservation at these eight fantastic restaurants.

Ad Hoc Restaurant

Ad Hoc Restaurant features a rotating menu cooked up with the freshest ingredients. One day it might be fried chicken, while on another, it could be standard fare like the steak frites. Each morning, get a glimpse of the day's servings on their online menu.
Ad Hoc offers dinner service only with a four-course service, including an appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert. Diners may also select an accompanying dish, but it's rarely necessary, thanks to the restaurant’s generous portions.

Bottega Ristorante Napa Valley

If you want a taste of celebrity chef Michael Chiarello's dishes, check out Bottega Ristorante. Michael is a Napa Valley resident, bringing his love for refined cuisine to his community. The rustic dining room, creative plating, stone fireplace, Murano glass chandeliers, and bold Italian cuisine create an ambient environment for diners. This Napa Valley restaurant offers traditional recipes prepared with an energetic California twist—making it the finest of Yountville’s food offerings.

Bouchon Bistro

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Inspired by iconic French Brasseries, The Bouchon Bistro is owned and operated by acclaimed chef Thomas Keller. Chef Keller established the restaurant in 1998, just four years after The French Laundry—his successful debut in Napa Valley. His unfailing astuteness in both ingredients and presentation is evident in the authentic French bistro fare available at the Bouchon.
The restaurant's most remarkable meal is its roasted chicken. But whatever you order, you have to try Keller’s French fries—a side he’s worked hard to perfect. Trout Amandine and leg of lamb are some year-round favorites at the Bouchon Bistro, with a rotating seasonal menu and raw bar selections.
Bouchon's house wines are both delicious and surprisingly affordable. Its Vin en Carafe program offers first-class selections from Napa Valley and France's finest wineries.

Mustards Grill

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Cindy Pawlcyn can be credited with the invention of Californian cuisine and is one of the first chefs to appreciate well-loved standards while elevating them to new heights. At Mustards Grill, you can expect dynamic and delicious bites crafted with precision. Being a hub of food and wine, everyone, from off-duty chefs to truckers to winemakers, flock to wine and dine themselves at Mustards Grill.
Worldly sophistication is in ample supply at this restaurant. The standouts include delicious baby back ribs, hanger steak with red wine onions, watercress dip, and Mongolian pork chop. This quintessential Napa restaurant has been a favorite of tourists, winery workers, foodies, and residents alike for 30 years.

Bistro Jeanty

Bistro Jeanty is home to exemplary home-style French cuisine and brings a bit of Paris to Yountville’s culinary scene. Phillipe Jeanty started this restaurant as a passion project, which allowed him to weave everyday French life into the restaurant's daily patterns and celebrations. The restaurant offers a perfect setting for Napa Valley's residents and visitors to enjoy authentic French Haute Cuisine.
Locals recommend starting your dinner at the Bistro Jeanty with the famous tomato soup, foie gras, or escargot. Notable main dishes include the Petrale Sole with lemon caper butter sauce, classic steak Frites, and the iconic Boeuf Bourguignon.

Lucy Restaurant and Bar

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Located at the LEED Platinum-certified Bardessono hotel in Yountville's epicenter, Lucy Restaurant and Bar is a hub of fine dining experiences. Its garden-inspired field-to-fork fare and modern aesthetic make it ideal for an upscale meal any time of day. It’s famous for highlighting the bountiful Napa Valley through its seasonal dishes. The restaurant's culinary philosophy perfectly blends eco-spirit with a modern aesthetic.
If you want to experience the true rustic spirit of the Napa Valley, step into the Lucy Restaurant and Bar. The diverse breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus feature delicacies such as slow-cooked porchetta sandwiches, chilaquiles, braised short rib Osso Bucco, house-made granola, and roasted beet salad.
The restaurant has its own culinary garden, emphasizing local production and sourcing. Their menu is constantly rotating and always crafted with the freshest ingredients. Lucy’s offers a $50 family-style supper that includes an appetizer, salad, entrée, sides, and dessert during the summer.

La Calenda

La Calenda offers handcrafted traditional Mexican fare. Chef de Cuisine Kaelin Ulrich Trilling leads the restaurant's culinary program, drawing on fresh and artisanal ingredients and using ancient cooking practices. The dishes—starting with those from Chef Kaelin's native Oaxaca—offer a quick tour through Mexican culinary traditions.
La Calenda features an ambitious program punctuated by a full-service bar where you can imbibe in beers, mezcals, and tequilas. It also offers local wines through a partnership with a Latino-inspired Napa Valley nonprofit association for winemakers and vintners—the Mexican-American Vintner's Association (MAVA). La Calenda also has a wide selection of Mexican wines from the Santo Tomas Valley and the Valley of Guadalupe.

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