You didn’t come to Napa Valley just for the wine now, did you? A dazzling wine country getaway wouldn’t be complete without a belly full of legendary Californian cuisine. Those wishing to wine well, also wish to dine well; and that’s easy to deliver with half a dozen Michelin-rated restaurants right here in the glowing countryside. Start with this list of the top-rated restaurants in Napa and beyond. Plus, a few hints on where the find the best after-dinner drink, too.
- Hailing from Napa
Start the quest for culinary allure, right from the heart of Napa. With dozens of eateries in the city, the decision about where to eat in Napa can be daunting. Unless, you let the stars to do the talking. The Michelin-stars that is. Take out the guesswork and beeline for the two Michelin-star restaurants in the heart of downtown.
For a little international flare, head to Kenzo; a classy, true-blue Japanese restaurant. It’s so genuine, in fact, the ingredients are flown in daily from the world-renowned Tsukiji market in Japan. Come here for the obvious: sushi, edamame, Saki, and their very own innovative wine collection.
- La Toque
If in the mood for something a bit more traditional, lean towards La Toque (located inside The Westin Verasa Napa) where the seasonal dishes are inspired by locally-sourced ingredients. Their mix and match menu is sure to please even the more discerning diners, with a custom selection of four to six course dinners including vegetarian options.
- A vow
While in the area, take a moment to drop by A vow, a brand-new restaurant located in downtown Napa. Come here to drink anything you can dream up, and enjoy a breathtaking view of Napa on their rooftop. Don’t miss on the bar bites that offers oysters, braised pork belly and cheese.
From the outside
Although the above are certainly notable mentions, the best of the best Michelin restaurants in the Napa Valley are on the outside. Follow a day in the countryside, with an evening under the night sky. Book a driver with Napa Valley Tours & Transportation to get you safely and comfortably wherever you desire.
- The Restaurant at Meadowood
A top choice might be, The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, one of just two restaurants in the Napa Valley to earn the coveted Michelin-3 star rating. The American-style fine dining establishment has been serving up class for more than a decade. Sit in for a four-course tasting menu, a fixed menu that highlights rabbit, lobster, duck or the full caboodle with a 10-course chef’s choice feast.
- The French Laundry
Another commendable dining option is The French Laundry. It’s the second choice among 3-star Michelin restaurants in Napa Valley. Located in Yountville, the French-focused menu is put on by Chef Thomas Keller inside a historic Scottish stonemason building. As a matter of fact, it once operated as a French steam laundry facility, but today serves the finest French cuisine in the area. Menu items often include:
Lamb with seasonal vegetables, as well as a delectable selection of fondue and dessert.
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