10 Best Hotel Restaurants in Napa and Sonoma

Daniel Mangin | February 02, 2018

Some of winemaking's biggest names work in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County, but the Wine Country's food-oriented lifestyle has lured chefs of equal stature, too. Many operate standalone restaurants, but at these ten outstanding hotels, you won't have to stray off property to experience spectacular cuisine. These are the best Michelin star hotel restaurants in Napa and Sonoma.


North Block Hotel

Why it made the list

Chef Richard Reddington made his reputation at restaurants worldwide, the Napa Valley's Auberge du Soleil (see #2), and later his own Redd. Casual Redd Wood, in Yountville's North Block Hotel, specializes in thin-crust wood-fired pizzas and contemporary variations on Italian comfort-food standards.

A two-story boutique hotel near downtown Yountville's northe Read More


Hôtel Les Mars

Why it made the list

At Chalkboard, the restaurant inside the opulent Hôtel Les Mars, executive chef Shane McAnelly tickles diners' fancy with playfully ambitious small-plate cuisine, from starter soup shots and pork-belly biscuits to the sinfully delish Candy Bar for dessert.

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Why it made the list

Diners choose between "light" and "hearty" options at this spa hotel's Solbar restaurant, but either way the food is flavorful and inventive.

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Las Alcobas Napa Valley

Why it made the list

Food Network star Chris Cosentino oversees the food program at Las Alcobas Napa Valley, from breakfast through the closing of his Acacia House restaurant's bar. You can even order his seasonal farm-to-table cuisine in-room.

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Madrona Manor

Why it made the list

The high-ceilinged candlelit dining rooms of Madrona Manor's main 1881 Victorian encourage romance that's only enhanced by longtime chef Jesse Mallgren's beautifully plated prix-fixe multicourse dinners.

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The Farmhouse Inn

Why it made the list

The softly lit dining room of the inn's namesake 1873 farmhouse ranks as one of western Sonoma County's most romantic spots for a prix-fixe seasonally inspired meal with exceptional wine pairings. The morning chef de cuisine and pastry chef display equal finesse creating the Farmhouse Experience breakfasts.

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Westin Verasa Napa

Why it made the list

Chef Ken Frank's La Toque restaurant earned a coveted Wine Spectator Grand Award, a tribute to his success at conceiving dishes that elevate the well-chosen wines and vice versa.

Near the Napa Valley Wine Train depot and the Oxbow Public M Read More


Auberge du Soleil

Why it made the list

Auberge du Soleil's restaurant, which opened in 1981, inspired not only the hotel and resort, which came later, but the concept of Napa Valley fine dining as well. The continuing formula for success: superb Mediterranean-inflected cuisine and dramatic valley views.

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SingleThread Farms Inn

Why it made the list

The seasonally oriented, multicourse Japanese dinners known as kaiseki inspired the prix-fixe vegetarian, meat, and seafood menu at the restaurant of Katina and Kyle Connaughton. Katina grows many of the ingredients. Star-chef Kyle transforms them into rarefied fare.

A remarkable Relais & Châteaux property a block north of Hea Read More


Meadowood Napa Valley

Why it made the list

Chef Christopher Kostow earns rave reviews for his Modern American cuisine. Dine in the softly lit dining room or sit in the kitchen and watch Kostow's team in action, an experience recent guests declared the highlight of their vacation.

Founded in 1964 as a country club, Meadowood evolved into an Read More

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