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Modern American in St Helena

Farmstead

An enormous open-truss barn with big leather booths and rocking-chair porch, Farmstead draws a youthful crowd and grows many of its own ingredients – including grass-fed beef – for an earthy menu highlighting wood-f…
American in St Helena

Gott's Roadside

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

Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

This museum contains a fascinating collection of Robert Louis Stevenson memorabilia. In 1880, the author – then sick, penniless and unknown – stayed in an abandoned bunkhouse at the old Silverado Mine on Mt St Helen…
Californian in St Helena

Restaurant at Meadowood

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

Goose & Gander

Inside a converted Craftsman 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 with…
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 t…
Modern American in St Helena

Market

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

Terra

Seamlessly blending Japanese, French and Italian culinary styles, Terra is one of Wine Country's top tables – the signature is broiled sake-marinated black cod with shrimp dumplings in shiso broth. The adjioning bar…
Italian in St Helena

Cook

Locals crowd this tiny storefront bistro, beloved for its earthy Cal-Italian cooking – homemade pasta and risotto, melt-off-the-bone ribs and simple-delicious burgers. Expect a wait, even with reservations.
Modern American in St Helena

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

The inviting retro-homey decor complements the Cal-American comfort food, such as avocado-and-papaya salad, wood-fired duck, steak with French fries and burgers. The bar makes mean mojitos.