This is only a fraction of the changes that has occurred in 2013 to Napa Valley’s restaurants and wine tasting rooms. For a complete list and more detailed info about the type of food served, I refer you to Paul Franson’s excellent article in the Napa Valley Register, Transitions in Napa Valley restaurants and tasting rooms.
Napa Valley Restaurants closed
The following are some of the restaurants closed in the Napa Valley: Mexican Bistro Sabor, Cielito Lindo, Tres Hermanos Taqueria, Le Crepe, Gillwoods, China Light and Peking Palace.
Napa Valley Restaurants opened
Napkins opened at Second and Main Streets, Torc on Main Street, Empire at 1400 1st Street, Melted and Napa Valley Bistro on Clinton Street, and Cate & Co. in the Oxbow Public Market.
Bene Gusto in Browns Valley and Foodshed plus Napa Point Brewpub at the Napa County airport.
In Yountville, R+D Kitchen opened where the Napa Valley Grille was. That are owned by the group that has Rutherford Grill and Houston’s.
In St. Helena, Dolci di Sogni changed from ice cream joint into a real Italian restaurant, and Vermicelli became St. Helena Bistro, another Italian place.
In Calistoga, the Calistoga Inn reopened after a fire and Calistoga Thai Kitchen replaced Flatiron Grill in Calistoga. A couple of places had new owners and a makeover, 1226 Washington St. in the old Wappo spaces and new owners cleaned up Susie’s Bar.
Napa Valley Coming Restaurant and News
A few of the many planned new restaurants in the works, BurgerFi next to the Bounty Hunter, Bounty Hunter will likely move into the old Tuscany space, Belle Deli on Main Street, Velo Pizzeria across from Veterans Park, City Winery at the Napa Valley Opera House and the new restaurant at Cairdean Vineyards in the old Cement Works site north of St. Helena.
There are also two very upscale resorts coming to Calistoga with many new hotel rooms and eating spots. For all the wine tasting room changes, please go to Paul Franson’s complete list.
The one thing certain about eating and wine tasting places here, there are a constant stream of new ones coming and there is no shortage of new entrepreneurs to fill those vacated. Bon appetit and cheers cvc
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