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About Auberge du Soleil
Auberge du Soleil Restaurant began in 1981 nestled on 33 acres overlooking the lush vines of the Napa Valley. The cuisine has evolved with a wine country theme where innovative menus inspired by the bounty of the vine are paired with food in ways that delight and inspire longtime devotees. The Bistro & Bar is ideal for sipping wine at sunset on the terrace, a casual meal al fresco, or a nightcap by the fireplace. The Restaurant presents luxury at its finest while overlooking some of Napa's most renowned vineyards. Offering more that 40 of the Valley’s finest wines by the glass and boasting a cellar of nearly 17,000 wines, our guests can enjoy a full sensory experience of the California wine country.
Summer Dinner reservations available online 5:30-6:00 and 8:00-9:00 PM. All online reservations between Apr 1-Nov 30 are confirmed outside on the terrace, weather permitting. *Please review the OpenTable confirmation email for important details regarding your reservation*
Rutherford, CA 94573
French, Mediterranean, Californian
Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST, 7 days a week: 7:00am - 11:30am
PRIX FIXE BRUNCH, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11:30AM-2:30PM
LUNCH, Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
DINNER, 7 days a week: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Holidays hours, menus, and prices may be different.
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On and Off premise available for 10 to 120 guests.
Complimentary Valet Parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Auberge du Soleil can host special events from 10-120 guests - we offer brunch, lunch, dinner and hors d'oeuvres receptions in our private rooms.
The restaurant can accommodate parties up to 10 guests. Private Dining rooms are available for parties larger than 10 guests. Special Events: Auberge du Soleil can host special events from 10-120 guests - we offer brunch, lunch, dinner and hors d'oeuvres receptions in our private rooms.
Auberge du Soleil Ratings and Reviews
We had breakfast there, very nice, food was nicely prepared and has a great view. The menus presented to us, however, were soiled and worn. Not a good first impression. Also, this property seems to not have a receiving area, so when we arrived for breakfast, several trucks were unloading in front of the front door. We thought we had entered the wrong driveway, but that is the main entrance.
We picked a few special restaurants to dine at during our recent trip to Napa. This one was exceptional. I could only get a late reservation about 8:45 and wasnt sure if we could appreciate the view at that time, but the stars came out and the outdoor heaters came on and it was pretty magical. Our dinner conversation consisted of a lot of "Mmmmmmmmm", followed by a soft "Wow". Sometimes with our eyes closed. This was no ordinary meal.
We ordered the three courses fix: 1: Sauteed foie gras + day bay scallop, 2: red snapper + heirloom tomato risotto, lobster, 3: Beef pave + Japanese Wagyu A5. Each dish was flavorful and beautiful. Our server, Ms. Julia was attentive and professional and friendly. We really enjoyed the whole experience of the place.
OMG. My wife and I had one of the best dinners that we have ever had. We're still on cloud nine. Everything was perfect and we could not of asked for a better time. Our server Ramon was amazing to say the least. We're looking forward to returning in the near future.
Resting on their laurels...
We have loved Auberge for more than 30 years, but its current version left us cold. The atmosphere is still terrific, but the minimalist attitude toward the food was disappointing. Very small portions, not good balance between sauce and the entree, odd flavor combinations. Our service was very ordinary, tho the waiter nearby was very good at guiding patrons. For the money, we'll go elsewhere. When we voiced our concern, they did step up and buy us mochas which we appreciated.
I had high expectations of this restaurant and while it was good, it fell a bit flat for me. First of all, the view is lovely and it's a nice place to eat. The bread is excellent as were our apps and mains. The dessert was a bit of a joke...the choices were fair and the one we chose was some sort of deconstructed dish with barely three bites on it. Overall though, it was the service that disappointed us. After bringing us water, our waiter didn't return until we flagged someone else down to go get him. He was clearly around though...he just didn't both to check on us or even take our drink order. From then on, he came around occasionally, but it was mostly a different waiter who picked up his slack and made sure that we had what we needed. So, A+ for the second guy, but he should never have had to cover for our waiter. We were not impressed and would probably not go back.
This is a special destination in the Napa Valley; the views are outstanding! They have a Michelin Star and we think they deserve it. The food is excellent and is presented beautifully. Service is outstanding as well. You have a choice of a three or four course meal with several choices from the menu. We found the food to be excellent but it is expensive and as they say, "You get what you pay for". I do have one negative comment. We had a five year-old child with us and found nothing on the menu to accommodate a reasonable choice . We asked for a small bowl of plain pasta with butter which we were charged $20.00 for it- somewhat over the top! Otherwise, it is an extraordinary dining experience and we Highly recommend it. Bon Appetite!
We went for lunch/brunch on a weekend so it is a pre-fixe menu. I think the selection of food is good so no worries there. The positives first
- big plus on accommodating and remembering Gluten Free special diets (i.e. they had GF bread upon request)
- the bread basket absolutely excellent. What one expect of a quality hotel
- the setting is nice as you get to look out onto green
- the service was attentive and available
- the food was meh both in terms of taste and presentation. The quality of ingredient was still there so passable but would expect better for a quality restaurant especially in wine country and at an exclusive hotel like Auberge
Lives up to the Reputation
The view from the Patio is simply one of the finest I have ever seen while dining. The presentation of the food was as impressive as anywhere else.
Its not cheap, but it is not really much more than a Rutherford Grill or one of the restaurants in Napa. It was cheaper than a steak house or one of the trendy sushi restaurants.
We went in expecting "snooty" service but it never happened. All the staff were attentive and a pleasure to interact with. The clientele was diverse. The food was outstanding.
I will return anytime I am in the Valley.
Auberge came highly recommended and lived up to the hype. This is really a special occasion restaurant. Tasting menu is interesting and adventurous with wonderful flavors. Service was superb from entire staff including Sommelier who was friendly and approachable. Dining outside on the expansive covered patio is lovely with outstanding views of the Valley. Only complaint is the overpriced wine list and lack of affordable wines. Lowest wine by the glass price is $22/glass and rises steeply from there. Average bottle price is in the hundreds of dollars. The wine component drives total check to nearly unacceptable/unaffordable levels. Corkage fee is $40...that should be your first clue as to pricing! I get that this is a 5-star resort with an upscale restaurant but come on...the wine mark-up is absurd!! Mix in a few of the many wonderful Napa Valley wines that are delicious and affordable; typical customers are not employees of the Wine Spectator! Other than that, we would certainly return here for another special occasion visit. There are many good restaurants in the Napa Valley but we would come here hands down over the others.
View, view, view! There is nothing that can beat this view - I went for lunch and the gnocchi is amazing for an appetizer! Their buttermilk cheesecake is the best dessert I have ever had! Small portions and a bit pricey - but you get what you pay for! Would absolutely return again!
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