Restaurants & Bars 5

Napa Valley Grille - Yountville

Han Lukito | Sep 22, 2003 01:31 PM

It was very hot in Napa on Sunday and after discovering that Cafe Lucy closed on Sundays, we hit this place. Very nice interior. We came around 5 pm and nobody except us there.

Wild mushroom soup is a thickened soup (chicken stock), with slices of button mushrooms and veggies. Taste ok but nothing exciting. I thought they will give a more exciting type of mushrooms. Not worth it.

Fritto Miso: deep fried calamari and artichokes. The frying technique is ok- crisp, but the breading was not too interesting tasting. The sauce is probably a mayo based but the flavor is not bold at all. Again, not worth it.

Salad was nice fresh arugula, slices of Ahi (two slices)-still pink in the middle, capers, sweet dates, nice touch of thin slivers of hard boiled egg. The dressing is probably Italian - mild and not too overpowering. This salad is very good.

Grilled Ribeye is properly cooked. The meat quality is not top notch IMO. Lots of fats on the edges (which I like). The blue cheese and butter on top is a nice touch and added a little more interest.

Tube pasta, cooked al dente with white wine sauce, a bit salty, mixed with bits of bacon/smoked meats pieces and generous chicken pieces. It is quite good.

For dessert, we got the vanilla and chocolate gelato. Nice gelato. The cookies were allright.

Total tab for two without wine plus 15% tip was $81.00.

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