Delicious Food Flows Like Wine Throughout Napa Valley

Brooke Lewy

By , Local Expert, Napa Valley
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With so much good food and such strong opinions, it's difficult to choose the ten best restaurants in Napa Valley. In a place where food is taken so seriously (although not all the food is so serious) each establishment has something unique to offer and feels like a find amidst the grape vines and rolling hills. This list is curated carefully, so that each restaurant provides an experience that is not only delicious, but also memorable. 10Best hopes that you leave Napa Valley talking as enthusiastically and authoritatively about the food as the local residents. 

Napa Valley's towns are laid out along Route 29, starting with...  Read more »

  • 1

    Bistro Sabor

    Pair contemporary Latin American favorites with a local and international beer and wine selection and...  Read more »

  • 2

    Cole's Chop House

    A traditional Windy City-style chophouse in the heart of Napa, Cole's is housed in the historic Williams...  Read more »

  • 3

    French Laundry

    Local Expert Tip: "Arrive a few minutes early and take a stroll through the French Laundry garden across the street to really appreciate the transformation of those heirloom tomatoes from something that grows on a vine to the wonder on your plate."

  • 4

    The Boon Fly Cafe - The Carneros Inn

    Local Expert Tip: "If you get hung up at a vineyard or you take a wrong turn on your bike ride and miss lunch, the Boon Fly Cafe offers a mid-day menu from 3-5pm with many of their lunch favorites."

  • 5

    Morimoto - Napa

    Local Expert Tip: "You know a restaurant is good when even the simplest components are elevated--at Morimoto it's the light, yet complex house-brewed soy sauce and the transcendent miso soup."

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    Local Expert Tip: "Grab a seat outside on the tranquil patio and eat amidst olive trees. "

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    Regarded by many as one of Napa's best-kept secrets, Celadon goes the extra mile to combine...  Read more »

  • 8

    Gott's Roadside

    Local Expert Tip: "While Gott's is known for it's burgers, they serve a killer breakfast from 7-11am, including a buttermilk fried chicken egg and cheese sandwich and egg and potato tacos. If you're there around lunchtime, also try the ahi tuna burger and the black and white shakes."

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    FARM at The Carneros Inn

    Local Expert Tip: "If you can't make it to FARM for dinner, come for the homemade donuts at the Boon Fly Cafe (the Carneros Inn's more casual spot) for breakfast. "

  • 10

    Carpe Diem Wine Bar

    It's rare that true quality and value coincide to create a wholly satisfying experience. Scott, Stephanie...  Read more »



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