The 7 Best Restaurants in Napa

best restaurants in napaWherever you find exceptional wine you’re sure to find equally amazing food, which is why Napa, CA, while known for vineyards and wineries, is also known for its world class restaurants. Great wine, of course, should be imbibed alongside great food, and so a visit to Napa goes. This charming town at the base of the Napa Valley doesn’t have bad restaurants, making it hard to narrow it down to a mere list of the best restaurants in Napa, but we’ve given a fair attempt below. At any of these fine establishments, you’re sure to find a wonderful dining atmosphere, delicious food, and a wine list that that will round out your experience nicely.

At any of these fine establishments, you’re sure to find a wonderful dining atmosphere, delicious food, and a wine list that that will round out your experience nicely.

  1. Morimoto is an establishment of the famous Iron Chef winner, Masaharu Morimoto. Known for developing a Western-Japanese cuisine all his own, Morimoto is now a sensation you can experience in cities around the world, including downtown Napa.
  2. Grace’s Table is a quaint Napa, CA bistro serving a global menu featuring French, Italian and American cuisines that are the epitome of comfort food. The delicious food and relaxed atmosphere are a reflection of a team of chefs who have lived around the world and learned how different cultures eat and share food.
  3. UVA Trattoria is a traditional Italian restaurant offering the homiest foods from the motherland. UVA is a favorite among locals and is a great place for happy hour Tuesday through Friday, where they frequently feature live music.
  4. The Thomas is a hip new garden-to-table restaurant and bar in downtown Napa. Their dining room is known for its gorgeous views of the city and valley beyond, and their menu for being made up of interesting renditions of world cuisines. Their executive team hails from the culinary worlds of New York, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, bringing years of experience and a plethora of flavors with them.
  5. Ristorante Allegria is a California influenced Northern Italian restaurant known for more than its delicious food, but also its classic ambiance. With a wide ranging menu, there is something for everyone here, and great deserts to finish out a night of amazing food and wine.
  6. Celadon is located in the Historic Napa Mill, downtown’s great new entertainment center. Their menu is an assortment of comfort foods from around the world, serving everything from Asian and Mediterranean inspired dishes to the American delicacies your mama used to make for you. Of course, it’s all done in fine Napa fashion.
  7. The Napa General Store is a favorite downtown hangout for breakfast and lunch or even wine tasting. Their outdoor seating area is pleasant most days of the year, and their classic bistro fare is simple and delicious.

Each of these seven establishments is among the best restaurants in Napa, having attracted the most talented chefs, sommeliers and servers from around the country, and even the world. On your trip to Napa Valley you can expect to fill up on more than just great wine, but outstanding food as well. Feel free to ask the knowledgeable Churchill Manor staff for restaurant recommendations during your stay as well. They are always happy to help!