Thursday, January 08, 2015

Best Napa Valley Restaurants - 2015

The Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area, and Wine Country Restaurants 2015 was recently published. Zagat, which in years past has published a guide book that included wine country restaurants, only included restaurants in San Francisco in this year's Top 50 list.  While we're a little late this year, here's Blue Heron's annual summary of the critics' choices for the best restaurants in the Napa Valley.

The French Laundry in Yountville and The Restaurant at Meadowood near St. Helena once again received three stars from Michelin.  Thirty Bay Area restaurants received one star from Michelin. The Napa recipients are Bouchon in Yountville; La Toque in Napa city, Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, Terra in St. Helena, and Solbar in the Solage resort in Calistoga.

"The San Francisco Chronicle's" top rating is four stars, which were awarded to two Napa Valley restaurants:  French Laundry (Yountville) and The Restaurant at Meadowood (near St. Helena). The following Napa Valley restaurants received 3.5 stars: Bar Terra (St. Helena), Bistro Don Giovanni (Napa city), Redd (Yountville), and Terra (St. Helena). Thirteen restaurants are the recipients of three stars.

My favorite lunch spot in the Napa Valley remains Auberge du Soleil. The combination of food, service, and view can't be beat. I've taken many happy guests to this restaurant. If you would like to take a private tour of the Napa Valley that includes a meal at one of these great restaurants, contact Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel at (866) 326-4237 or Rick@BlueHeronTours.com.

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