10 Best Farm-To-Table Restaurants In Napa Valley, California

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A piece of land, 56 km (35 miles) long, Napa Valley lies at the heart of Northern California in the US. It is a soulful combination of scintillating views, thriving greenery, gobsmacking food, and flavoursome wines. Home to the region’s wine industry, there are more than 350 wineries, some even from the early 19th century, that you’ll find here. Among Napa’s famous attractions are its farm-to-table restaurants that encourage the local produce movement, and serve food made out of freshly-produced ingredients. Much like the farmers’ markets, you’ll find some steals and smashing food items at these restaurants. Here’s a list of the best farm-to-table restaurants in Napa Valley, California, that you must try.

1. Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Farmstead - Lunch
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Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch will instantly remind you of an old family farm with a barn, but detailed with modern furnishings. There’s ample of parking here, so don’t worry about bringing your vehicle. Seat yourself at one of the many indoor as well as outdoor tables available and devour some of their scrumptious dishes. Steak Tartare, Cheddar Biscuits with Honey Butter, Grass-fed Burger, and the humble Potato Bun are some their hot favourites. You can even order yourself a bottle of wine or a cocktail to sip along with your fare – they’re equally amazing. We strongly recommend you make prior reservations before landing here since the place is quite a hit with hungry grubbers.

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Address: 738 Main St Saint Helena, CA 94574

Website: Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 7am - 10pm

2. Ciccio

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Ciccio serves Italian cuisine and is all about unique flavours. This lovely little eatery in the Yountville neighbourhood is a gem for all those who love their Italian flavours. Even though the place doesn’t take prior reservations and waiting time can be long, it doesn’t deter the patrons from heading there and enjoying a great grub. The flavours here are on the spicier side, so you may want to order yourself one of their great drinks as well. Their Spicy Salami Pizza, Halibut, Pork Chop Milanese, and the classic Margherita are absolutely fantastic, so do try. The seating is limited and waiting time is slightly longer, but the great flavours and quick service more than makeup for it. Head to this farm-to-table restaurant for an Italian experience in USA.

Ciccio

Address: 6770 Washington St Yountville, CA 94599

Website: Ciccio

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 5pm - 9pm (closed from Sun - Tue)

3. Market

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Are you one who savours American classics? Market is all about typically American flavours. A superb farm-to-table restaurant, flavours here are packed with seasonal delights and fresh produce. The manager and servers are enthusiastic and love feeding their keen diners. Bonus, if you’re a wine aficionado – their wine selection is varied and you’ll definitely find something that suits your taste. So, if you do land here, try their Steak Medallion, Steak Sandwich, Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread, or Organic Chicken Breast – you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise!

Market

Address: 1347 Main St Saint Helena, CA 94574

Website: Market

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm

4. Bottega

Napa Valley - Bottega Restaurant Yountville
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Another farm-to-table delight in the Yountville area is Bottega, a quintessential mix of bold and refined Italian-French flavours. Not only are their flavours exquisite, but their plating is equally attractive, adding every bit to the overall experience. Their cocktails, too, are a refreshing spin on the ordinary. The ambience is lively, service is good, flavours are zesty, the experience will be every bit worth it. Five-Piece Pasta Fritta, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Brick Chicken, and Polenta Under Glass are some of their many fantastic dishes that you ought to try.

Bottega

Address: V Marketplace, 6525 Washington St Yountville, CA 9459

Website: Bottega

Opening hours: Mon: 5pm - 9:30pm; Tue - Fri & Sun: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm

5. Oxbow Public Market

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Here’s one that’s not only a restaurant but a full-fledged farmers’ market with restaurants, offering some of the best dishes made out of the very products sold at the market. Head here for a classic farm-to-table experience, with some enthusiastic shoppers picking from the freshest products being sold and some getting their hands dirty, digging into their sumptuous dishes at the restaurants. Coffee, drinks, snacks, main course, desserts, you’ll find fabulous options for all here. Some of the food vendors at the market are Hog Island, Olive Press, Red Dot Ranch, C.Casa, and Five Dot.

Oxbow Public Market

Address: 610 & 644 1st St Napa, CA 94559

Website: Oxbow Public Market

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 9pm; Sun: 9am - 6pm

6. FARM at Carneros

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Looking for a slightly indulgent affair? Head to the FARM at Carneros. This place not only excels in their savoury dishes but also their finger-licking desserts. Add to that, you’ll also get an excellent selection of craft beers, wines, and champagne here. A totally farm-to-table restaurant in Napa Valley, they use seasonal ingredients in their food. There’s indoor and outdoor seating available here, so you can enjoy your meal underneath Californian skies and amid expansive Napa grounds. While the place may be on the expensive side, but the taste, service, and variety more than makes up for it. Some of their most-loved savoury dishes are the Jidori Chicken Breast, Potato Leek Soup, and Seared Diver Scallops. While there are others, their Chocolate Candy Bar and Almond Cake are two desserts diners have been known to repeatedly order here.

FARM at Carneros

Address: 4048 Sonoma Hwy Napa, CA 94559

Website: FARM at Carneros

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 4pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 2pm, 4pm - 11pm

7. Torc

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For a five-star dining experience in downtown Napa, head to Torc. Serving contemporary American cuisine, the place has a pleasant and romantic ambience to it. The servers are courteous as well as helpful, and even recommend dishes based on your preferences. Split across two floors, the restaurant is quite spacious and tastefully decorated too. The atmosphere is lively, regardless of what time you’re there. You can either order a-la-carte or even go in for their pre-fixed menu. Go in for their savoury delights – Atlantic Cod, Diver Scallops, and Truffle Burrata Crostini – or one of their desserts. Their Lemon Parfait and Red-Velvet Cake are especially good. There’s ample parking space outside the premises, so you need not to worry about taking your vehicle as well.

Torc

Address: D1140 Main St Napa, CA 94559

Website: Torc

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 5pm - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)

8. Oenotri

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Offering the best dishes made out of freshly-sourced produce is Oenotri. Since they source directly from their gardens, their selection is quite varied. Their in-house charcuterie rolls out some of the best wood-fired oven pizzas you’d have ever tried in mainland USA, so we strongly suggest you try one. Servers at Oenotri take their diners’ requests very seriously and try accommodating them as much as possible, so shoot your specifications without hesitation. Utter professionalism, respectable friendliness, and impressive energy, there’s very little you’ll find to fault in the service here. The ambience, too, is vibrant! We won’t be able to name any particular dishes for you to try, since its entirely dependent on what time of the year you’re visiting. Although, we can vouch for its awesomeness regardless!

Oenotri

Address: 1425 1st St Napa, CA 94559

Website: Oenotri

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Sat: 10am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

9. Celadon

Brick entryway to Celadon
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Nothing can beat seafood at Celadon, a brilliant farm-to-table restaurant in Napa Valley. Here, the highlight is their outdoor seating, which is equipped with heat lamps and a fireplace, making it a stellar experience for their diners. Don’t forget to make a reservation if you want to be seated outdoors – the ambience is unbelievable! Coming to the food – although their seafood selection is limited, everything is worth trying. If not seafood, you can try one their American classics too. The dishes are packed with flavours and portions are generous too – it’s totally a bang for your buck here! The service is also outstanding! Try their Roasted Half Chicken, Sweet Coconut Fried Prawns, or Mango Sorbet and you’ll not be disappointed.

Celadon

Address: 500 Main St Ste G Napa, CA 94559

Website: Celadon)

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 9pm; Sat: 10am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Sun: 10am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9pm

10. Brix Restaurant and Gardens

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Take a walk in their sprawling vineyards and gardens, soak in the best of Napa and once you’re done head over to their restaurant for a terrific culinary experience. Their extensive Sunday Brunch is one of their primary attractions, so try planning your visit accordingly. Else, any other day is equally good. Sit amid their perfectly manicured gardens and watch the sunset over Napa while sipping on your favourite wine and gorging on your dish. Their Dungeness Crab Fondue is quite a hit with foodies, so do try. For those of you who like their desserts mildly sweet, try the Creme Brûlée – it’s sensational, to say the least!

Brix Restaurant and Gardens

Address: 7377 St Helena Hwy Napa, CA 94558

Website: Brix Restaurant and Gardens

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 9pm; Sat: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm

A valley of experiences

Lined with restored buildings housing art galleries, restaurants, and shops is Napa. A camaraderie of distinct and memorable experiences, you’ll find plenty in the valley to keep yourself entertained apart from their fresh farm-to-fork restaurants. Book yourself on one of their winery tours or vineyard walkthroughs, and spend days learning about the art of wine-making and tasting some exquisite wines too. A hot-air balloon ride to catch the sunrise is also another thing you can try here. You can even take a trip to Calistoga, a small town in the suburbs of the Napa Valley, and see the hot mineral-water tubs or enormous geysers there. Else, give yourself an indulgent time off and get a mud-bath treatment done.

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