MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Quietly set on the banks of the Napa River, this airy charmer is the perfect place to while away a warm afternoon—complete with a charming vibe, attentive staff, spacious outdoor patio and alluring Edith Piaf soundtrack. No need to shy away on a cooler day either as the rustic interior, with its wood A-frame ceiling and polished concrete floors, is equally compelling. Order a glass of a local white and savor the bistro food inflected with Californian flavor, from a classic steak tartare tossed with minced capers and horseradish to chicken pot pie layered with pearl onions and maitake mushrooms in a smooth velouté that would do any Frenchman proud. Finish with caramelized banana gratin, heaped with crisp streusel and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.