Bright, lively, and relaxed, with high ceilings, rough-hewn-stone-wall environs, and refined contemporary American cooking, this upbeat, sexy spot is a prime dinner haunt for locals in downtown Napa. Perhaps it’s because you can sense this is a restaurant with heart, thanks to the ever-involved husband-and-wife owners Sean and Cynthia O’Toole, who oversee the cuisine, wine selection, cocktail menu, and everything in between. But it’s also surely the food—like irresistible deviled eggs with pickled onions and bacon, lobster risotto, or Akaushi Beef short rib with blue oyster mushroom, fava beans, Fiddler’s Green fennel, and polenta—served alongside an impressive wine list, including unexpected by-the-glass options. Tip: Pop in for happy hour (5–6:30pm) for $6 wines and $5 bites.
Napa Valley› Restaurant
1140 Main St., Napa
Our Rating Neighborhood Napa Hours Wed–Mon 5–9:30pm Prices Main courses $29–$34 Cuisine Type Farm to Table/Contemporary American Web site Torc
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