Restaurants in Yountville
It’s not called the “gourmet mile” for nothing. Yountville is home to more Michelin starred restaurants and chefs per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Michelin or not, the food here is good. Memorably good. We introduce you to three of our favorites.
6476 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
In September 2006, Chef Thomas Keller opened the doors to Ad Hoc, his casual dining venue for showcasing the American comfort food of his childhood. The name Ad Hoc, literally meaning “for this purpose,” derives from the restaurant’s original purpose: to temporarily fill a space while Chef Keller’s team developed a different restaurant concept. Yet from the first, Ad Hoc was
loved by both Napa Valley locals and visitors to the wine country alike, and so this “temporary” restaurant has now joined Chef Keller’s three other Yountville, CA properties as a permanent fixture of Washington Street.
The daily-changing four-course menu, featuring classic American dishes like fried chicken, pot roast and barbeque, is handwritten nightly on chalkboards throughout the restaurant. All courses are served family-style to increase both the Ad Hoc experience and to further recreate the casual comfort of home. The food, which has a deceptively simple and homey quality about it, is made with the finest ingredients and executed with precision. The rest of the menu is not to be forgotten, but the buttermilk fried chicken is a stand out. Have your dinner reservations all set up? Reserve Ad Hoc for Sunday brunch. A three-course, family style meal, with a changing menu and if you’re lucky they’ll have fried chicken, with cheddar chive waffles, scrambled eggs, sautéed spinach, and a bacon jalapeno red eye gravy, all scattered with little bits of fried rosemary! Chef Katie Hagan-Whelchel talks about her restaurant Ad Hoc in Yountville, and what it means to be in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants.
6510 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
Philippe Jeanty has been serving classic French food at his Yountville restaurant for more than 14 years, and for two decades before that at the groundbreaking restaurant at Domaine Chandon. From the second you’re seated you know all is right in the world. Amazing aromas, crisp perfect tables and perfect wait staff. That is the key of any great restaurant. One doesn’t just go to a dining establishment to enjoy good food but to satisfy every one of your senses. At Bistro Jeanty you’ll find the most authentic of French restaurants that stays true to the
traditional dishes. Here you’ll find pates, stews, and rustic dishes that are deeply French.
Start with the tomato bisque on bread bowl with a pastry shell that is light and delicious. Order the steak special served over a potato risotto with delicious fresh green beans. For dessert finish with pear compote with a scoop of salty caramel ice cream. Have we convinced you yet? The bone marrow might put you over the edge while the veal chops with chanterelle mushrooms are quite appetizing and a healthy portion. Accompany that with a great Napa Valley bottle of wine during the dinner and to finish had a vanilla ice cream with cognac to close a trip to France via your taste buds in the Napa Valley!
6480 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
Having opened in November 2005 in Yountville, in the heart of the Napa Valley, Redd is the first venture from acclaimed Northern California chef Richard Reddington, formerly of Masa’s and Jardinière in San Francisco, and Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley. Reddington offers an
updated interpretation of wine country cuisine with influences from Asia, Europe, and Mexico in a relaxed yet elegant environment.
Redd reflects the passions of a serious chef who, after spending 15 years in some of the best kitchens in the United States and Europe, has found the perfect balance of serious food and unpretentious environment. Chef Reddington says, ‘With Redd, I’ve created the type of restaurant that I like to spend time at — an inviting place that serves creative food and thoughtfully chosen wines in an elegant, contemporary space. Share the steamed pork buns, hoisin, and vegetable salad as an appetizer. Follow it with caramelized diver scallops, cauliflower purée, almonds, and balsamic reduction. The best part might just be dessert. Split the brown butter panna cotta and the chocolate semifreddo.
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