YOUNTVILLE OVERNIGHT: Where to Eat, Stay & Drink in Napa Valley’s Most Foodie Town

Published March 8, 2024, in my Medium column:

A day trip or overnight in stunning Napa Valley is joy, and a regular part of the lives of many San Franciscans. In this guide, I’ve squeezed in a “cheap eats” spot, a 40-year restaurant classic and a notable new cocktail bar in the nearby town of Napa, but stay centered in Yountville. As Napa Valley’s most famed foodie town, Yountville is home to the legendary French Laundry since the 1960s.


Reviewed in this article:
Hotel Villagio at The Estate Yountville
The Grand Damé: The French Laundry
Rustic Italian Happiness: Ciccio
A 40 Year Classic: Mustard’s Grill
Seasonal Napa: The Restaurant at North Block
Cal-Italian Stalwart: Bottega
—Bars: The Fink, Napa
—Wine Tasting Rooms: Silver Trident Winery and Hestan Vineyards

The French Laundry
North Block tomato and mozzarella