Yountville, Napa Valley is the perfect weekend getaway vacation, and there are a ton of delicious dining spots there! If you’re planning on an upcoming trip, read this Yountville Dining Guide to get to know some of my most highly recommended restaurants!
One of Thomas Keller’s more relaxed and casual locations, Ad Hoc is just as delicious as his other restaurants . It was highly recommended by my friends and it lived up to my high expectations. I enjoyed their Sunday night supper, but you should also try their well-known Addendum picnic lunch. So, this a must-have on your Yountville dining list! 6476 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
The spectacular Ad-Hoc fried chicken. This is some of the best Fried Chicken in Wine Country. Speaking of which, see my Best of Wine Country Fried Chicken blog post here.
If you’re looking for some classic French cuisine, look no further than Bistro Jeanty. It’s been in the neighborhood for over 20 years and continues to bring delightful meals for its guests. It’s a casual spot with great service and unbeatable French cuisine. 6510 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
When I visited Bouchon Bistro (whose Chef & Owner has been Thomas Keller since 1998), the food and the service blew me away. The restaurant takes the vibe of an adorable chic Paris bistro and makes it into a Yountville dining location. I shared salads, a Croque monsieur, and some other sides with my friends that day. You can read my full blog post on Thomas Keller’s Fabulous Bouchon Bistro here! I also encourage you to pop over to their bakery, which is also wonderful. Read my post on Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery here. 6534 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
One of the most loved and adored restaurants in Yountville a foodie will not want to miss is Bouchon Bakery. This is another Restaurant from Chef Thomas Keller and their lines down the block prove how delicious everything they offer is. 6528 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
Headed by Chef de Cuisine Kaelin Ulrich Trilling, La Calenda’s menu features dishes from his native Oaxaca home. This brilliant restaurant brings traditional Oaxaca flavors to the heart of Yountville. If you’re looking for some amazing Latin food and want to experience it with great beverages, wines, or beers, La Calenda is the place to be. 6518 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
Regiis Ova Caviar & Champagne Lounge
Regiis Ova Caviar & Champagne Lounge is a special spot located in Yountville that I recommend for my fellow Caviar lovers! It is an incredible pop-up by Chef Thomas Keller done in partnership with caviar authority Shaoching Bishop (co-founders of Regiis Ova caviar). Caviar AND bubbly… what could be better!? They take a fun contemporary approach to dishes while also highlighting the amazing Regiis Ova Caviar. Make sure to visit this luxurious and romantic setting that highlights the stunning RH furnishings. 6480 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
Photos by Christopher Stark
RH Yountville Restaurant
You will find the RH Restaurant in the gorgeous RH Yountville Compound, where they offer a unique dining experience that integrates food, wine, and art. The beautiful decor and atmosphere make the entire experience feel magical. The food is highly rated and loved by all diners, local and visiting. I recommend the Burger which is divine! 6725 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
The RH Wine Vault which is super intimate and fabulous for a lovely wine tasting experience. They have stunning outdoor seating as well so if you visit during the warmer months request to sit outside.
During my visit to Stewart Cellars, I stopped by the Southside Cafe which is right in front of the Stewart Cellars Tasting Room & Winery. It’s the perfect breakfast, lunch, or snack place with amazing outdoor seating. Being right next to Stewart Cellars, you get to enjoy some of its great architecture as well. While you’re here, you’ll also want to take a tour of the winery itself. Read all about it on my Stewart Cellars Napa Valley blog post here! 6752 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
The French Laundry
The French Laundry is another of Thomas Keller’s restaurants (Michelin-starred), and perhaps his most famous among foodies. Since its opening, it has won several accolades and awards that make it a must-visit Yountville dining location! I had the pleasure of dining here a while ago (as well as visiting their kitchen!). The food was as phenomenal as I heard, and their wine selection is incredible as well. Read my full blog post, Behind The Scenes Tour of The French Laundry here! 6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
Me with the fantastic Thomas Keller at The French Laundry on my birthday!
Me and legendary Chef Thomas Keller during my birthday dinner at The French Laundry. What a dream getting to meet him that evening and tour the kitchen again….
The French Laundry Wine Cellar which I’ve toured a few times. Talk about wine dreams…
The Model Bakery
A couple miles up from Yountville is The Model Bakery in St. Helena, which had even Oprah obsessed a few years ago. However, luckily Yountville has their own Model Bakery Outpost so check it out in either Yountville or St. Helena. If you’re nearby, this is a must-visit location! Besides their famous English muffins, they have a great selection of pastries and sandwiches for you to be delighted by! 1357 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574