Napa Valley Restaurants

Sure, you can check Yelp and other similar Websites for Napa Valley restaurant recommendations, but you cannot always rely on those for expert advice. We have been traveling to the Napa Valley for 40 years. We love to drive there on the spur of the moment for a day trip or an overnight stay. It is always fun to visit the newest restaurant in the Valley. The Napa Valley restaurants on these pages are ones that we have tried and can recommend. Take a look at our restaurant listings for the towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Remember, always have a designated driver or take a taxi when dining in the Napa Valley.Below is our list of restaurants for the town of Napa. Other great restaurants can be found in Yountville,  St. Helena, and Calistoga. Happy dining in the Napa Valley?

Restaurants in Napa

We like to lodge in the downtown area of the town of Napa near all the shops, tasting rooms, and especially the plentiful upscale Napa restaurants. This way we are able to walk to dinner and not worry about having wine with dinner and then driving. If you stay outside of the town of Napa, there are three taxicab companies that can drive you to a Napa restaurant and back to your hotel. Uber service is also available to certain Napa Valley restaurants.

The Kitchen Door at  Oxbow Public Market

The Kitchen Door at
Oxbow Public Market

(Our favorite in Napa) 
540 Main St.
(707) 252-8115
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Bistro Don Giovanni
(Very festive, great food)
4110 Howard Lane
(707) 224-3300

Ca’Momi Enoteca
(Casual dining)
Oxbow Public Market
(707) 257-4992

Cole’s Chop House
1122 Main St
(707) 224-6328
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(Best Manhattan in Valley)
500 Main Street
(707) 254-9690

Grace’s Table
1400 Second Street
(707) 226-6200

Lulu’s Kitchen at 1313 Main St.
(Read S.F. Gate review)

Kitchen Door
In Oxbow Market – casual
(707) 226-1560

La Toque
1314 McKinstry Street
(707) 257-5157

(Very popular)
610 Main Street
(707) 252-1600

Napkins Bar & Grill
(busy bar)
1001 Second Street, Suite 112
(707)927-5333 Â

(Indian cuisine) 
975 Clinton Street
(707) 226-9988

(A Michael Bauer favorite) 
425 First Street
(707) 252-1022

The Pear Restaurant
720 Main St.
(707) 256-3900

(A local’s favorite)
1339 Pearl St.
(707) 224-9161

Restaurant Allegria
1026 First Street
(707) 254-8006

Tarla Grill
(Mediterranean grill)
1480 First Street
(707) 255-5599

1140 Main Street

(Spanish Tapas)
829 Main St
(707) 224-8555

Featured Napa Restaurant – Angele Restaurant

Angele is an alluring restaurant overlooking the Napa River at the very end of Main Street. The restaurant, with a full bar,  is stylish and looks and feels like a place where folks just like to hang out and have a casual but elegant experience. It is the only restaurant in Napa with a French cuisine focus. We have dined here on several occasions and have never been disappointed. There is a special cocktail menu with some delightful creations all priced at $11. Angele has a very good wine list and one very weighted with Napa Valley wines. Corkage fee is $20. The atmosphere is a lot of fun at Angele. The restaurant is alive with people having a wonderful time.
Angele is opened Sunday to Thursday, 11:30 am to 9 pm. Friday and Saturday, Angele stays open until 10 pm. 540 Main Street, (707) 252-8115


Moving to the north of Napa we have recommended restaurants for Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga