When seeking a leisurely getaway where sophistication and the purest form of nature come together, Napa Valley is at the top of the list. Whether you come for the shopping, the wine, or to connect a little more with nature or the people you’re with, Wine Country will not disappoint.
Before you visit, you might want to plan a list of restaurants to check off your dining bucket list. With a variety of cuisines to choose from, there’s a little something to suit anyone’s palate preferences.
Here are a few tasty spots you’ll want to take a bite out of and come back for more.
Morimoto Napa – Napa, CA
When you walk inside Morimoto, you make expect to see a normal restaurant, but that is not the case. Upon entering the building, you will see a large, wide-open retail space that showcases the Morimoto lifestyle. The modern Japanese menu blends Western traditional ingredients and prep techniques.
As you enter the dining area, you can see into the open kitchen - this allows you to see the ins and outs of the hotline. The open floor plan compliments the warm white oak shelving and organically shaped dining tables in a very warm environment. Signature offerings include Toro Tartare, Tuna Pizza, and Morimoto Sashimi. All menu items incorporate an ever-changing selection of the freshest seafood along with locally grown fruits and vegetables.
As the only Sake and Japanese whiskey bar, you can learn about Japanese sake, or enjoy a sip for your enjoyment.
Bistro Don Giovanni – Napa, CA
The best way to enjoy Napa Valley is to sit outside and breathe in the fresh country air. With Al Fresco dining outside, surrounded by vineyards and gardens, the inside features warm fireside dining from the wood-burning oven.
Bistro Don Giovanni presents new takes on traditional Italian dishes utilizing organic meats, local fruits, and vegetables, all sustainably farmed. Complete with a lively bar with seasonally inspired cocktails, you can also try a selection of hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines. This is a cant-miss Italian bistro in the Napa Valley area.
R+D Kitchen – Yountville, CA
This airy modern building features stunning vineyard views and outdoor seating with fire pits. R+D kitchen brings fresh and sophisticated cuisine to a cordial and smart crowd. Inspiration for the restaurant comes from the indoor and outdoor culture of California with spaces that feel intimate and filled with light.
With plenty of Napa Valley wine, sit back and relax at the outdoor bar and enjoy the weather. This simple place boasts the best margaritas in time. The menu includes new versions of classic American dishes like the Thai Steak and Noodle Salad, the Diing’s Crispy Sandwich, and the Three-Layer Carrot Cake.
Bouchon Bistro – Yountville, CA
Chef Thomas Keller offers a French bistro with authentic fare to go with his incredible attention to detail with both the presentation and the ingredients. While the raw bar and seasonal menu see changes oftentimes throughout the year, favorites include the leg of lamb, trout amandine, and roast chicken.
Just steps away from The French Laundry, Bouchon’s interior includes a vibrant mosaic floor, a French zinc bar, an expansive French mural, and complete with antique light fixtures. You can enjoy your dining experience outside on the patio, with a view of Yountville which is picturesque.
These dining options are just the tip of the iceberg for cuisine available for you to enjoy during your visit to Napa Valley. There are so many different dining experiences to keep you coming back to Wine Country again and again. So go ahead and plan that second honeymoon.
When it comes to beautiful wineries in Napa Valley, you can’t go without mentioning ELLMAN. ELLMAN Winery and Family Vineyards work with expert winemaker Andy Erickson to produce elegant and bold wines. Everyone knows how good Andy Erickson wine can be - and why not support one of the best family-owned wineries in Napa? You have to check out ELLMAN Napa family vineyards - they even have a beautiful Napa tasting room! Check out ELLMAN wines on this page, or click here to learn more about the ELLMAN family.
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