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French Blue - CLOSED

1429 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1813
+1 707-968-9200
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
11 Aug 2014
“Now named "Archetype"”
23 Jul 2014
“First day open for lunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American
$$ - $$$
1429 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1813
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

This was a great place to have brunch before hitting the wine trails! All of the meal was impeccable from the drinks to the dessert we ordered. The indoor decor is really beautiful and makes you feel like you have been taken to another country!...More

Thank Va9nessa
Reviewed 24 July 2014

My wife and I love Napa Valley for it's cuisine, I'm in the wine business so I travel there often. We found French Blue as usual by driving around and checking out the scene. We got to the restaurant right when they opened for lunch...More

Thank 920briand
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We had a lovely evening out, service was a little slower but we prefer it that way. Knowledge of the wine and food menu was thorough. Food, although not perfect was very good - especially the lemon meringue pie. Cocktails were delicious too. We had...More

Thank MrsC32
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

This is an ideal stop for a healthy lunch. The place has been refurbished and renamed "Archetype" with a complicated slogan: "A singular idea, a classic example - A standard, an ideal experience". The menu was refreshing with a good variety for food that reminded...More

1  Thank meriah
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The atmosphere was causal and nice. We ordered several appetizers to split. I don't remember what we ordered for they were much different than typical appetizers offered. Very flavorful with fresh ingredients. I enjoyed being adventurous and trying new flavors. I ordered the salmon and...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Archetype gets high marks for just about every category that makes a restaurant great. It has a unique decor which is not overwhelming, good food and friendly/efficient service. I have only eaten lunch at this restaurant, but enjoyed the experience. Some minor issue were how...More

Thank ElGuru71
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Contemporary American Sunday brunch. Very nice spacious setting with outside hothouse type seating. Good wine list including some Frogs Leap wines on tap by glass or carafe. Service was good and prices reasonable. Worth the stop.

Thank HiExDaphneAL
Reviewed 4 May 2014

If you're looking for a fantastic brunch in Napa Valley put Archetype at the top of your list. Just had an incredible experience. Make sure you try the duck confit and buttermilk waffle with sunnyside duck egg. It's worth the trip.

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I had been very disappointed each time I ate at French Blue but with the transition to Archetype things haven't just improved...they are fantastic. I have been to quite a few of their happy hours and a brunch and have been very happy every time....More

Thank gdrace
Reviewed 25 April 2014

French Blue has a new look and a new name. It's now all white and called Archetype. The beautiful interior was designed by the architect who is a part owner. I had a delicious brunch. Fantastic service. Extra points for a great bloody mary.

Thank artsted
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Home Style
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1813
    (Adams Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-968-9200
  • E-mail
Fantastic Place. Only been open a week. great salads and wonderful patio for enjoying a glass of wine and the sites!!
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