I am taking my husband to Napa Sept 22-25 for his 40th birthday, as a complete surprise. I have tried, desperately, to get into the French Laundry; so far w/o success (i'm on the waiting list). Can anyone suggest another INCREDIBLY special, FL like restaurant? I've been planning this trip for many years just to eat at The French Laundry, and since i'll likely not get in, I need a replacement.
Other, amazing, all-price range restaurant recommendations also appreciated. We LOVE to try tasting menus as well as funky, locals-only places.