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25th Anniversary in Calistoga-restaurant recomendations?

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25th Anniversary in Calistoga-restaurant recomendations?

My husband and I are taking our 1st trip to wine country in July to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We are staying in Calistoga for 3 nights...looking for romantic restaurants. Also, any other restaurants in nearby cities worth checking out for a special evening?

My other question is: flying into SFO and driving to Calistoga. Getting in at noon on a Monday. Any ideas for our arrival day-lunch spots or great wineries on the way?

Thanks!!

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1. Re: 25th Anniversary in Calistoga-restaurant recomendations?

Congrats on the Anniversary.

Solbar would be our choice in Calistoga. You can look at the restaurants at the Auberge and at Meadowood for other meals. Some great restaurants in Yountville as well as in Napa.

While driving in from SFO to Calistoga you will have to pass through a large part of the Napa Valley so most of the wineries you have planned to visit will be available to you. It may make sense to grab a meal at the airport since you are getting in at lunchtime and then drive to Calistoga so you can do a few wineries before they close and to avoid traffic enroute

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2. Re: 25th Anniversary in Calistoga-restaurant recomendations?

We dined at Solbar in March, it was excellent! :)

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3. Re: 25th Anniversary in Calistoga-restaurant recomendations?

Since you have 3 nights, you might also want to go to nearby Yountville one night for dinner. Redd is nice there.

http://www.reddnapavalley.com/

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4. Re: 25th Anniversary in Calistoga-restaurant recomendations?

As previously noted, lots of great food in Yountville. also worthy of mention (in addition to French Laundry) Bistro Jeanty, Hurley's, Bouchon, Ad Hoc and the restaurant at Domaine Chandon. In Calistoga, All Seasons Cafe is an excellent choice for burnch or lunch, and Rutherford Grill in Rutherford (of course) has great lunch selections and no corkage fee on wine.

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5. Re: 25th Anniversary in Calistoga-restaurant recomendations?

Bouchon - great dinner house.

http://www.bouchonbistro.com/

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6. Re: 25th Anniversary in Calistoga-restaurant recomendations?

In July you ar likely to get a great sunset, so have pre-dinner cocktails at Auberge du Soleil on the Silverado Trail. Then partake in one of the wonderful restaurants in Yountville or Napa.

Red or Ad Hoc in Yountville (assumiong you havn't tried to get a spot at French Laundry (overrated).

Or...

If you love asian cuisine, try Morimoto in Napa.

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7. Re: 25th Anniversary in Calistoga-restaurant recomendations?

St. Helena also has many fine restaurants and is a lot closer to Calistoga than Yountville or Napa. The last thing you want to be doing is driving a long ways after having a nice romantic dinner with wine and cocktails.

tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g33000-St_Helena…

In Calistoga, dining outside on the patio at the Calistoga Inn is very popular. They often have music and they make their own beer.

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8. Re: 25th Anniversary in Calistoga-restaurant recomendations?

Thanks so much for the great ideas!

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