Fodor's Choice: The Best Restaurants in Napa and Sonoma

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Fodor's Choice Napa and Sonoma Restaurants

Restaurants Overview
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Cuisine
Location
 
Ad Hoc
When superstar chef Thomas Keller first opened this relatively...

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American: Modern American
Yountville
 
Boon Fly Café
Part of the Carneros Inn west of downtown Napa, this small spot...
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American: Modern American
Eastern Carneros
 
Bounty Hunter
A triple threat, Bounty Hunter is a wine store, wine bar, and...
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American
Napa
 
Cafe La Haye
In a postage-stamp-size open kitchen, the skillful chef turns...

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American
Sonoma
 
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
At her upscale-casual St. Helena outpost, Cindy Pawlcyn serves...
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American: Modern American
St. Helena
 
Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria
A cozy dining room with hardwood floors, a pressed-tin ceiling...
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Italian
Geyserville
 
Downtown Bakery & Creamery
If you want to catch the Healdsburg spirit, hit the plaza in...
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Bakery
Healdsburg
 
El Dorado Kitchen
The visual delights at this winning restaurant include its clean...
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American: Modern American
Sonoma
 
Étoile
Domaine Chandon's quietly elegant restaurant seems built for...
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American
Yountville
 
The Farmhouse Inn
From the personable sommelier who assists you with wine choices...

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French
Forestville
 
The Fig Cafe
Pale sage walls, a sloping ceiling, and casual but very warm...
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French
Glen Ellen
 
Fremont Diner
Locals mix with tourists at this retro-yet-au-courant diner...
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American: Southern
Western Carneros
 
French Laundry
An old stone building laced with ivy houses the most acclaimed...

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American
Yountville
 
Goose & Gander
At the clubby Goose & Gander, the pairing of food and drink...
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American: Modern American
St. Helena
 
Harvest Moon Cafe
It's easy to feel like one of the family at this little restaurant...

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American
Sonoma
 
Hot Box Grill
Comfort foods aren't often described as nuanced, but the term...
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American: Modern American
Sonoma
 
Model Bakery
Thanks to a Food Network plug by chef Michael Chiarello of Bottega...
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Bakery
St. Helena
 
Press
Few taste sensations surpass the combination of a sizzling steak...
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American: Modern American
St. Helena
 
Redd
The minimalist dining room seems a fitting setting for chef Richard...
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American: Modern American
Yountville
 
Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil
Possibly the most romantic roost for a dinner in all the Wine...
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American: Modern American
Rutherford
 
The Restaurant at Meadowood
Chef Christopher Kostow has garnered rave reviews for creating...

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American: Modern American
St. Helena
 
Santé
This elegant dining room has gained a reputation as a destination...

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American
Sonoma
 
Scopa
At this tiny eatery, chef Ari Rosen cooks up such rustic Italian...
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Italian
Healdsburg
 
Solbar
Chef Brandon Sharp is known around the region for his subtle...
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American: Modern American
Calistoga
 
Spoonbar
Cantina doors that open onto Healdsburg Avenue make this trendy...

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American: Modern American
Healdsburg
 
Tarla Mediterranean Grill
Celebrating his Greek roots, hip chef Michael Benjamin Powell...
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Mediterranean
Napa
 
Terra
For old-school romance and service, many diners return year after...
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Mediterranean
St. Helena
 
Underwood Bar & Bistro
Mere steps from Sebastopol, the hands-down best restaurant in...
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American: Modern American
Sebastopol
 
Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar
The perpetually packed Willi's draws a festive crowd that likes...
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Seafood
Healdsburg
 
Willi's Wine Bar
Don't let the name fool you: instead of a sedate spot serving...
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Eclectic
Santa Rosa
 
Willow Wood Market Cafe
This small-town café across the street from the Underwood Bar...
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American: Modern American
Sebastopol
 
ZuZu
A recent seismic retrofitting changed the look of ZuZu but not...
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Spanish
Napa
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