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Farm, at Carneros Inn, comes across as a place you'd take someone to impress. The decor is plush with muted lighting and lounge chairs. The bar area is also innovatively lit and the LCD screen displays classic black and white movies. A good range of wines and cocktails are available. Tuna carpaccio, butternut squash soup, braised veal cheeks and cheese and charcuterie platter are worthy menu items. Guests can also ask to be seated in the heated outdoor area.
This popular gem opened in 1996. Its celebrated owner and chef, Greg Cole, a graduate of New York's Culinary Institute of America, also has extensive training in wine-making. Chic yet unpretentious, the cozy interior contains brick walls, huge arched windows, high ceilings and colorful paintings. On a sunny day, join locals and tourists at one of the outdoor tables fronting Napa Creek. Lunch includes delectable dishes like the Grilled Tombo Tuna Salad with Macadamia Nuts and the notable Oyster Po' Boy. Specialty dinner items include the Jerked Pork Chop with Black Beans and the daily fish special. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list.
Enjoy nitrogen cocktails and lollipops that are truly bone chilling at Eikos. Essentially a Japanese restaurant, Eikos offers a range of signature dishes that attract the crowds. Spicy Edamame, House Made Gyozo, Dynamite Scallop Nigiri and Wagyu Steak Medallions are a must try at this venue. Locals love the classy ambience here, along with the late night dining on weekends. The sake list is extensive, attracting the diners. However, the star of the menu is the after-dinner list which features Duet Of Liquid Nitrogen Lollipop Ice Cream, Dragon Breath Popcorn and Mochi Ice Cream. Save some place for the Nitro Capirinha too.
The slogan here is "Great Friends, Great Food, Great Fun!" The tapas menu includes traditional Mediterranean, Portuguese and Spanish recipes, recreated with Central and South American flavors. The decor is a melange of local and international art, and if you look up, the Mexican tin ceiling adds the perfect finishing touch. The dining experience is a true celebration of food, wine, and art set to vibrant Latin music. All ingredients are fresh, seasonal, organic, and locally grown. The wine list is eclectic and complements the tapas. ZuZu creates a special brand of tapas that are distinctly Californian in approach and execution.
The Carpe Diem Wine Bar serves delicious local Californian cuisine paired with a variety of the finest wines from around the world. Established by three friends in June 2010, this venue has quickly become renowned as the go-to spot in Napa for local singles, friends, and anyone who enjoys a relaxed dining experience. Although the restaurant section of this establishment closes earlier, depending on the day, the bar remains open and active well into the night.
Cafe La Haye is a tiny yet popular eatery located close to a historic shopping and dining area. The cheerful space exudes an old world charm with its use of mirrors, large windows, and beautiful artwork decorating the walls. Seated here, you can relish food that takes inspiration from various cultures, but retains its American flavor. Try the delicate risotto or the well-made filet Mignon or the mouth-watering chocolate silk cake. A small bar pours glasses of delicious wines from a carefully crafted list, all of which pair well the farm-fresh food.
On the ground level of Sonoma Hotel, The Girl & The Fig offers scrumptious, French-influenced delicacies. The decor is casual and laid back but can get loud when the crowd streams in. From the Steak Frites and Panisse Cake, to the Top Sirloin Burger and Croques Monsieur, each item on the menu guarantees a scintillating experience. The menu changes weekly, so you are always assured of delicious, innovative dishes crafted using ingredients at the height of their season. Moreover, the bar has a great selection of French wines and cocktails.
Fans of Thomas Keller's French Laundry (conveniently located just down the street) will enjoy the more casual Bouchon on Washington Street in Yountville. This affordable fine-dining establishment serves delicious French bistro treats with a warm Epi baguette. If you can't get a table, try sitting at the bar and getting a drink or enjoying oysters flown in from around the world. The simple menu (served for both lunch and dinner) contains classic bistro dishes, such as Steak Frites, Lamb, Mussels, Croque Madames and Roasted Chicken. Be sure to save some room for dessert! Try the Mousse au chocolat noir or the Profiteroles for a taste of delicious French sweets. Bouchon is often very busy, so be sure to book ahead, especially for parties larger than four.