Located in the Carneros Inn, Boon Fly Cafe offers healthy breakfast and brunch options. Hamburgers, parmesan prosciutto, eggs Benedict, Canadian bacon, sourdough bread, and of course, mac 'n' cheese are well done and highly acclaimed. Inn guests and those on a wine tasting trip generally fill the place and therefore breakfast times are booked way in advance. Waiting guests are treated to gourmet coffee and parking is convenient.
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.
Providing freshly baked breads and deserts for Chef Thomas Keller's Yountville restaurants: The French Laundry, Bouchon and ad hoc, Bouchon Bakery delights its customers with many of the same treats. The bakery is small and quaint. Inside you'll find a small display case filled with macaroons, tarts, cookies and Chocolate Bouchons. The delicacies of sweets doesn't end there, though, more often it starts with Chocolate Bouchons. Chocolate Bouchons are up-right, moist brownies with a warm chocolate center that bursts into your mouth with the first bite, all lightly sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. On weekends, the bakery serves decadent donuts. The "TKO" (Thomas Keller Oreo) is an unusual treat of two buttery chocolate cookies with a white cream filling sandwiched in between. The bakery also serves ready-made sandwiches on baguettes. Prices may seem high, but sweets are so rarely made or packaged with so much detail and passion.
Located in the heart of downtown Napa, this quaint stucco restaurant serves authentic Mexican fare. The ample dining area is comfortable but a little dark. The amiable waitstaff keeps the chips coming even when the restaurant is crowded. The shaded patio, with its marble-topped tables and lawn-style chairs, is wonderful for people-watching. The menu features gargantuan burritos, a variety of enchiladas, and several combination plates as well as a decent selection of carnitas and seafood. You will find a full bar with great margaritas and a nice selection of beers.
Genova Delicatessen and Ravioli Factory is well-known in Napa for the delicious Italian fare it offers. Though the restaurant does not have much to show in terms of the decor, the tasty sandwiches, salamis, ravioli, salads and more, along with the extensive wine list, make up it. The deli is a family-run business which has an open-air dining area, however, it serves better as a take away joint. This place is always busy, and will give you a wonderful taste of Italy.
Don't miss the luxurious four-star dining experience at Domaine Chandon, where the wine never stops flowing. After a tour around the vineyard, diners can sample Chef Boyd's culinary delights—Rosemary-Scented Rack of Lamb, Tuna Charlotte, Agnolotti and more can be found on the seasonal menu. Salads, cheese platters and dessert menus also boast of mouthwatering delicacies. The wine list consists of Californian varietals. Wine tasting, theater performances, winemaker dinners and other such events are organised throughout the year.
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.
Serving traditional Italian dishes prepared only from fresh, locally sourced, organic ingredients, don’t be surprised if the delectable meals served at Ca’ Momi Osteria tantalize your taste buds. Feast on sumptuous dishes such as the Lasagne Alla Bolognese, Filetto Alla Tartara (Piemonte) or Insalata Bianca which are popular local favorites. However, if you are in the mood for pizza, you can opt for the Pancetta Pizza which is sure to please your palate. Pair the meals with one of the wines from their well-curated selection or you are also free to bring your own. The best time to visit this authentic Italian restaurant is on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays when bands often belt out upbeat live music.
This popular local hangout in the heart of downtown serves a vast selection of American cuisine. The cavernous dining area has lots of legroom but can get noisy during the busy lunch hour. The menu features traditional breakfast entrees, an extensive variety of sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and salads for lunch, and seafood, ribs and steaks for dinner. A special kid's menu has four selections including beverage and dessert. There is a good selection of microbrews, including a black lager. Enjoy live music Thursday through Saturday nights (no cover), and karaoke Sunday night.