St Helena restaurants

Top Choice Californian in St Helena

Restaurant at Meadowood

If you couldn’t score reservations at French Laundry, fear not: Meadowood – the valley’s only other three-Michelin-star restaurant – has a slightly more sensibly priced menu, elegantly unfussy dining room and lavish…
Market in St Helena

Napa Valley Olive Oil Mfg Co

Before the advent of fancy-food stores, this ramshackle market introduced Napa to Italian delicacies: real prosciutto and salami, meaty olives, fresh bread, nutty cheeses and, of course, olive oil. Ask nicely and th…
Italian in St Helena

Cook St Helena

Locals crowd this tiny storefront bistro, beloved for its earthy Cal-Italian cooking: homemade pasta and risotto, crispy sole and soft polenta. Expect a wait, even with reservations. Next door, the pizzeria Cook Tav…
Modern American in St Helena


An enormous open-truss barn with big leather booths and rocking-chair porch, Farmstead draws an all-ages crowd and farms many of its own ingredients – including grass-fed beef and lamb – for an earthy menu highlight…
Fusion in St Helena


In an architect-designed dining room that breaks the Wine Country mold, Archetype effortlessly melds Asian and Mediterranean techniques with the best of California farms and foraging. Savor anything from the oak woo…
Modern American in St Helena

Goose & Gander

Inside a converted arts-and-crafts house with cathedral ceiling and gorgeous woodwork, Goose & Gander has a clubby vibe conducive to drinking, excellent craft cocktails and an imaginative (sometimes heavy) menu …
Modern American in St Helena


We love Market's big portions of simple, fresh American cooking, including hearty salads of local produce and soul-satisfying mains such as buttermilk-fried chicken. The stone-walled dining room dates to the 19th ce…
American in St Helena

Gott's Roadside

Wiggle your toes in the grass and feast on quality burgers – beef, turkey, ahi or veggie – plus Cobb salads and fish tacos at this classic roadside drive-in. Avoid weekend waits by phoning ahead or ordering online. …
Californian in St Helena

Gatehouse Restaurant

Testing skills and knowledge they've picked up in culinary school, students serve prix-fixe meals at this elegant restaurant on the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone campus. Ingredients for many dishes come …
Cafe in St Helena

Model Bakery

Good bakery with scones, muffins, salads, pizzas, sandwiches and exceptional coffee.