This would be a good time to patronize the Napa Valley restaurants that are still open, and support the local community. You’ll find plenty of choices in Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, and Yountville still offering takeout, curbside pickup, and/or delivery. Some establishments have closed due to the shelter-in-place rules, but many are trying to stay open and continue to provide pay (and employment) for their hard-working employees.
So, if you’ve been craving the Coffee Cake at Bella Bakery, a Carnitas Burrito from La Luna, the Fried Chicken at Ad Hoc, a Rack of Ribs from Buster’s, a Shake from Gott’s, the French Dip from Rutherford Grill, the Filet Mignon at PRESS, or a Brownie from Bouchon, you can still get those! Or, several restaurants are offering Family Meals (to save you a bunch of time and effort) and Tra Vigne Pizzeria even has a Pizza Making Kit (to keep the kids busy).
Please see below for a partial list of Napa Valley restaurants (north of Napa itself) that are serving customers, so please consider giving them your business. Be smart, stay healthy and please be extra courteous to the people you interact with (from a safe distance, of course). The situation is ever evolving, so be sure to check out the restaurants’ websites and social media accounts to get the latest (and frequently to place your orders).
Bella Bakery – Maybe you should start your day here if you’re looking for an early-morning Napa Valley restaurant. Choose among their selection of Muffins, Croissants, Coffee Cakes, Pastries, Morning Buns, Quiches, and Tarts, or grab some Sandwiches and Cookies for later in the day. If it’s celebration time, they’ve got Cakes in both regular and mini-size. Also? Espresso Drinks, freshly made just for you. Open daily from 6 am to 1 pm. 1353 Lincoln Avenue, 707-942-1443
Buster’s Southern BBQ – Finally, a fun reason for having to wash your hands. Order a sandwich or plate with Tri-Tip, Chicken, Hot Links, Beef Ribs, Pork Ribs, Pork Loin. For side dishes, select between Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad and/or 3-Bean Salad. Two-Item or Three-Item Combos for Dinner come with Garlic Toast and your choice of 2 sides. Also, be sure to ask about their pies (which usually include Sweet Potato). Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm for pick-up, and they can also sometimes deliver locally. 1207 Foothill Boulevard, 707-942-5605
Café Sarafornia – If you want a hot Breakfast to go, here’s the place. Choices include a Breakfast Burrito, Chicken Fried Steak, Corn Beef Hash, Belgian Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy, or the 2-Two-2 (Two Pancakes or French Toast, 2 Eggs and 2 slices of Bacon). The Lunch menu includes a Club House Sandwich, BLT with Avocado, and a Chicken Breast Sandwich with Bacon and Goat Cheese. Open for to-go orders daily, 7 am to 2:30 pm. 1413 Lincoln Avenue, 707-942-0555
Calistoga Inn – If you’re in the mood for something a little fancier, without having to cook yourself, check out the menu here. They have a dedicated Take-Out Window for customers, and you can start with a Classic Wedge Salad, Whole Leaf Caesar Salad, or Spring Greens and Endive Salad. Main Courses include Chicken Abruzzi, Skuna Bay Salmon, Lamb Shank, Prime Rib Eye, Cheeseburger (with Bacon, Avocado and/or Egg), or a Spring Risotto with Mushrooms, Fava Beans and Asparagus. Open daily from noon to 8 pm for pick-up. 1250 Lincoln Avenue, 707-942-4101
Evangeline – You can feed up to 5 people with the Fried Chicken Dinner package here, a bucket of 10 pieces of Fried Chicken that come with Little Gem Salad, Macaroni and Cheese, and House-made Biscuits. Due to limited quantities, you should try to order online the day before. If you’re not in the mood for Fried Chicken, Evangeline also recently added Shrimp Étouffée and Gumbo Ya Ya to their menu. If you want to pick it up yourself, pick-up time is between 5:30 pm and 6 pm. Or, they may be able to deliver to you (if you are in St. Helena or Calistoga) for an additional charge. 1226 Washington Street, 707-341-3131
Local Q 707 – Come check out the new Napa Valley restaurant where Mary’s Home Plate used to be. On Fridays and Saturdays they are doing BBQ so then’s your chance to try their Chicken, Ribs, Tri-Tip and more. During the week you can order their 1/3 lb Burger and add on Cheddar, Swiss, Grilled Onions, Egg, and/or Bacon. That comes with your choice of Fries, Beans, Coleslaw, or you can upgrade to Sweet Potato Fries, Tater Tots, or Onion Rings. Takeout only, open 11 am to 7 pm Tuesday through Saturday. 2448 Foothill Boulevard, 707-942-5646
Lovina – If you order by 10 am, you can get 3-course Family Meal Kits from the folks here three days a week, along with easy instructions on how to reheat and/or do some minimal cooking. For 3/29, the meals include Little Gems Salad, Spicy Heritage Pork & Beef Bolognese with Housemade Pasta, and a Hot Mess (Flourless Chocolate Brownie, Salted Caramel, White Chocolate, Brandied Cherries, Pistachio Gelato). The menu changes weekly, so keep checking. Order online for curbside pickup (3-4 pm) or local delivery (4-5 pm) on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Also, they just added a “Pop-Up Taqueria” on Saturdays from the folks at La Guelaguetza, from 9 am to 2 pm, offering Tamales, Pozole, Huarache, Tacos, and Chicken Mole Enchiladas. 1107 Cedar Street, 707-942-6500
Palisades Eatery – For a quick lunch or dinner of Salads and/or Sandwiches, go to the new Palisades restaurant. Salad choices include Cobb, Southwest Chicken, Roasted Beet and Asian Chicken. The vast Sandwich menu includes Turkey Club, Tri-Tip, BLT, California Tuna, French Dip, Italian Combo, Cuban, Reuben, and a Ham and Gruyere. The Kids Menu includes a Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Chicken Tenders with Fries. Open daily from 11 am to 7 pm for curbside pick-up of phone orders. 1414 Lincoln Avenue, 707-942-9300
Brasswood Estate – You’ll find excellent food all day long here. The Brasswood Bar + Bakery opens at 8 am with takeaway menu items including Donuts, Scones, a Breakfast Burrito and a Fried Egg Sandwich. Or, grab your lunch early with sandwiches such as Turkey, Prosciutto or Chicken Salad. If you’re craving Italian, the Brasswood Bar + Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner (to go) offering Crispy Arancini, Goat Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Duck Bolognese, Herb-Infused Pappardelle with Short Rib Sugo, and a Creamy Risotto with Confit Duck Leg. Bar + Bakery open 8 am to 5 pm, Bar + Kitchen open noon to 7 pm. 3111 St Helena Highway North, 707-968-5434
Cook St. Helena – For a fabulous dinner with a daily changing menu, look for the daily announcements here. They’re making 10-15 meals a day, weekdays, and each meal feeds 3-4 people. But, you need to (a) order yours in advance, and (b) pick it up between 4 pm and 5 pm. The menu is posted at 6 pm the day before, and you can order online right away or try to place a phone order between 11 am and 2 pm that day. Recent meals have included Baby Lacinato Kale Salad, Sauteed Asparagus, and Braised Shortribs or Mixed Greens Salad, Roasted Chicken with Thyme Jus, and Chocolate Chip Grey Salt Cookies. Also, they recently offered Minestrone Soup. Pickup available (if you reserved in advance). 1310 Main Street, 707-963-7088 ext 2
Farmstead – The Café is temporarily closed, but happily the restaurant is still open. Under Chef Stephen Barber, this Napa Valley restaurant’s menu includes a Wood Grilled Castroville Artichoke, Mini Ham Sandwiches with Pepper Jelly, Lacinato Kale Salad, Wood Grilled Asparagus, Macaroni and Cheese, Arbuckle Grits with Cheddar, Bourbon Baked Beans, “Brick-Cooked” Chicken, Heritage St. Louis Ribs, and Grass-Fed Beef Short Ribs. You can also order Long Meadow Ranch pantry items such as their Apple Butter, BBQ Sauce, and Italian Blend Organic EVOO, as well as Grass-Fed Beef and Lamb to prepare at home yourself. Open 11 am to 7 pm daily, for delivery and to-go after you order online. 738 Main Street, 707-963-4555
Gott’s Roadside Café – With practically no line, this may be a good time to return. You’ve got your choice of Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Green Chile Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Kimchi Burger, Texas Avocado Burger, Impossible Cheeseburger, and more. Sides include Fries, Garlic Fries, Cheese Fries, Chile Cheese Fries, Sweet Potato Fries and Onion Rings. Organic Ice Cream goes into their Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies & Cream, and Peanut Butter & Chocolate Shakes. Open daily 11 am to 8 pm. Curbside pickup or local delivery. 933 Main Street, 707-963-3486
Tra Vigne Pizzeria – Give the kids something to do by having them make dinner! Pizzeria Tra Vigne is selling a “Pizza Making Kit” with enough dough and toppings (and instructions) for four 12” pies. Or, you (or your kids) can email the restaurant for a tutorial video. The kits come prepared to make Margherita Pizzas, Pepperoni Pizzas, and/or Mushroom Pizzas, depending on which package you get. Other Kits they have offered include Fresh Mozzerella, and a Gourmet Mixed Mushroom Risotto Kit. You can also order other Pizzas (cooked or frozen) and pick up your order inside, or curbside, from 11:30 am to 8 pm. Also, they’re offering delivery to Rutherford, St. Helena, Calistoga, Yountville and limited parts of Angwin between 11:30 am and 7:30 pm (but you have to place your order between 10:45 am and 6:15 pm). 1016 Main Street, 707-967-9999
PRESS – They’re doing double-duty here: Lunch is a “Drive-Thru” where you can just drive up and order between 11:30 am and 3 pm, and Dinner is an online order where you schedule your preferred pick-up time between 3 pm and 8 pm. Lunch options include a Fried Chicken Sandwich, Sourdough Cubano Sandwich, Little Gem Salad, French Fries and Cream Puffs. For Dinner, your many choices include Charcuterie, Chopped Iceberg Salad, Creamed Spinach, Black Truffle Fries, Bryan Flannery Filet Mignon, American Wagyu Flatiron, Grilled Half Chicken, and more. Also, PRESS is offering an excellent Prix Fixe meal with a first course, main course, side dish, and dessert. 587 St. Helena Highway, 707-967-0550
St. Helena Bistro – They’ve shortened their menu a little for the time being, but it still includes some of our favorites. Maybe it’s time to check out their Burger “Clasico” or Grilled Chicken Sandwich (with Fries), Chicken Quesadilla, Avocado Salad, Chicken Taco Salad, Fish & Chips, Rotini Pasta Bolognese, or Meat Ravioli. Open noon to 7 pm daily. 1146 Main Street, 707-963-3371
Oakville and Rutherford
La Luna Market and Taqueria – Yep, you can still get fantastic Mexican Food to go at this mid-Napa Valley restaurant. Call and pre-order your Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Tortas and/or Nachos with meats such as Carne Asada, Carne al Pastor, Carnitas, Pollo, Pollo Adobado, Lengua, Cabeza, Buche, Chorizo, and Camarones a la Diabla. Or, their Breakfast Menu (before 11 am) includes a Breakfast Burrito, Breakfast Quesadilla or Breakfast Torta. Open 7 am to 7 pm weekdays, 8 am to 6 pm Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm Sunday. 1153 Rutherford Road, Rutherford, 707-963-3211
Oakville Grocery Store – Not only are they still providing food and service, they’re offering a 15% discount to locals. Breakfast options include Bacon/Cheddar/Egg Croissant, Ham/Swiss/Egg Croissant, Chorizo Burrito, or a Rutherford Sandwich with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Eggs, Cheddar and Aioli on Ciabatta. Sandwiches include Roast Beef, Turkey, BLTA, Provencal Tuna Nicoise, a Chicken/Bacon/Gruyere Panino, and a Grilled Cheese with Mt. Tam Triple Cream and Sky Hill Chevre. Open for to-go orders and curbside pickup 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday, but the Coffee Window opens at 7 am. 7856 St. Helena Highway, Oakville, 707-944-8802
Rutherford Grill – Hallelujah, they’re open, and most of their classic menu is available. So, you can satisfy that craving for their Iron Skillet Cornbread, Grilled Artichokes, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Kale & Rotisserie Chicken Salad, Tri-Tip Caesar Salad, Cheeseburger, French Dip Au Jus, White Cheddar Butternut Enchilada, Traditional Roast Chicken, Double Cut Pork Chop, Bangers and Frites, Barbecue Ribs and more. Takeout, or curbside pick-up available with online orders at scheduled times from 11:45 am to 8:45 pm. 1180 Rutherford Road, Rutherford, 212-888-3828
Ad Hoc – Welcome to Ad Hoc To Go! The folks here are now providing 3-course Family Style Meals to enjoy at home with menus posted daily. On 4/6, the meal will be a Garden Lettuce Salad, Cassoulet, and Devil’s Food Cupcake. Earlier, main courses included Roasted Chicken, Meatloaf, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Pork Carnitas. Order online between 9 am and 5:30 pm, and then curbside pickup from 3 pm to 6 pm. Fridays are probably your best bet for the Fried Chicken. 6476 Washington Street, 707-681-2554
Atelier Fine Foods – The epicurean boutique offering Bread, Pasta, Deli, Wine and Cheese is open four days a week for to-go service, and they are offering locals a 15% discount. You can also go online and discover a thoughtfully curated assortment of culinary delights to order from. You’ll find Foie Gras, Smoked Salmon, Caviar and Blinis, Chorizo, Prosciutto, and more. Cheeses include Brillat Savarin, Minuet, Mt. Tam, Comté, Tomme de Savoie, Manchego, Cheddar, Ossau Iraty, Fleur Verte, and Blue Jay. While you’re shopping, you can also select wine from the JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Portfolio, including #39 (Sparkling Chardonnay), #3 (Pinot Noir crafted from grapes grown in both the Russian River Valley and Cte de Nuits), and Resurrection (Cabernet Sauvignon/Petite Sirah blend). Open 11 am to 5 pm, Thursday to Sunday. 6505 Washington Street (707) 967-7600
Bouchon Bakery – If you’ve ever wanted to see this place without a line down the block, this may be your chance. Get some Coffee and then choose from Croissant, Almond Croissant, Pain au Chocolat, Cheese Danish, Fruit Danish, Pain aux Raisins, Blueberry Muffin, Bacon Cheddar Scone, and more. The Cookie options include Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin, the Bouchon Brownie, and French Macarons in a rainbow of flavors. Or, maybe you should grab a Sandwich or Salad for lunch, or Freshly Baked Bread for dinner. Open daily from 8 am to 2 pm. 6528 Washington Street, 707-944-2253
Ciccio – They’re working on setting up delivery options, but for now you can order Pizzas, Salads, Snacks and Beverages to go. For Pizza, your choices include Margherita, Pepperoni, Sausage, Mushroom, and a Spicy Salami with Calabrian Chili Honey. You can also choose either Veggie or Porchetta Panini, and pair it with Tomato Soup if you like. Open for take-out 11 am to 2 pm, and 5 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. 6770 Washington Street, 707-945-1000
Kelly’s Filling Station – You can take advantage of the fully stocked Espresso Bar here at this combo Napa Valley restaurant and gas station, and then grab some Snacks, Beer and Wine to take home. Or, maybe you should just swing by to find out if their Hot Dogs on Housemade Poppy Seed Rolls are as good as people say they are. Open for takeout 8 am to 5 pm daily, Hot Dogs should be ready starting at 11 am. 6795 Washington Street, 707-944-8165
Mustards Grill – Sorry, but everything really is delicious here at Mustards and they’re ready for you to place an order to go. Choices include Dungeness Crab Cakes, Slow Smoked BBQ Pork Sandwich, a Half Pound Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Grilled Herb Chicken Tostada, Baby Back Ribs, Mongolian Pork Chop, Grilled Hanger Steak, and Pappardelle with a Lamb and Beef Bolognese. If you order over $100 in food, you’ll also get a free 24 oz thermal mug (while supplies last). Open 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Saturday, although you can phone in your order starting at 10 am. 7399 St. Helena Highway, 707-944-2424
Protéa – A round of applause for Chef Anita Cartegena, who is still coming up with ever-changing menus at her Caribbean cuisine, fast-casual, Napa Valley restaurant. Recent menu items have included Spinach and Cheese, Empanadas, Breakfast Burrito, Breakfast Bagel, Chilaquiles, Asian Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Asado Quesadilla, Chicharron Tacos, Coconut Curry Shrimp Bowl, Pozole Verde, Broccoli Beef, Bistec Encebollado. You can check social media and the restaurant’s website for any updates on the menu and hours. Usually open 12-5 for takeout, sometimes earlier, closed on Wednesdays. 6488 Washington Street, 707-415-5035
Velo Deli & Pizzeria – You can build your own Sandwich, or order one of their Specialty Sandwiches such as Hopper Creek (Ham and Swiss), Mason (Roasted Turkey and Monterey Jack), Nic Tuna (Tuna Salad with Provolone and Jimtown Olive Spread), Yountville (Roasted Turkey with Brie and Avocado), or Muffaleta. With 48 hours’ notice, those (and more) are also available as a Boxed Lunch with your choice of Side (Pasta Salad, Coleslaw or Chips) and an Annie the Baker Cookie. Or, come grab some Pizza (whole or by the slice): Cheese, Pepperoni, Artichoke, Margherita, Supreme, and a Chef Daily Special. Open 6 am to 3 pm. 6498 Washington Street, 707-944-2002
To the extent you can, please keep reviewing the above and helping support the Napa Valley restaurants trying to stay in business during these times. Stay safe, and stay healthy.