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
This was one of the best meals I have ev ...
This was one of the best meals I have ever had. The food was prepared as though each item was a work of art. Beautiful to look at, the smells and tastes outpaced the visual aspects. Simply outstanding experience. It is not an inexpensive meal, but if you have the resources, this is a "bucket list meal" not to be missed.
This was my first dinner for the New Yea ...
This was my first dinner for the New Year and it was a great way to start 2017. The food here did not disappoint. The menu was fantastic and the flavors all complement each other. Would definitely be back the next time I'm in Napa.
Our lunch at the Auberge was delightful. ...
Our lunch at the Auberge was delightful. We were lucky to have an excellent table on the terrace offering gorgeous views on a beautiful sunny day. Every course was delicious and the service was impeccable. We could not recommend this restaurant more highly.
The food quality was very good. Service ...
The food quality was very good. Service was not up to par for this level of restaurant and price.
The tables are too cramped, may be OK for a lesser type of restaurant but not compatible with high end place like this.
Check out high end restaurant like Gary Danko in San Francisco if you want an example to see what I meant.
The restaurant was really off this night ...
The restaurant was really off this night. The timing was inconsistent. Drinks took a long time. We had to wait to have our wine opened. I had to ask twice and after our meal was already served. The wait staff was not warm and attentive as you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. Some of the food was overcooked. I have had fantastic lunches here with friends and colleagues before but I will probably not go back again.
A treasure--sit outside to fully enjoy t ...
A treasure--sit outside to fully enjoy the beautiful rolling hill view. Food is excellent...loved the artichoke/shrimp risotto and the shortribs are fabulous. The foie gras appetizer was great, but I think adding a $15 supplement to a $70 pre fix brunch price wasn't necessary. The food is great, but $70 means it's already a ~$20 appetizer, ~$15 dessert and ~$35 entrée....plenty for the average/small portion sizes. The foie gras is $24 on the a la cart menu....so, Auberge...give your diners a break please!
The best food I have had in a while! A+ ...
The best food I have had in a while! A+ in flavor, service, view. Definitely will be back..
Felt rewarded because so many places we go to are supposed to be good, and rarely live up to the hype. This place landed it!!
There are so few restaurants left that h ...
There are so few restaurants left that have the ambiance, food and service of yours. It was such a pleasure to have the experience. Wine and sommelier were wonderful, food was hot on the plates, services were courteous but not hovering . Really special.
My friend had never experienced Amuse Bouche, so sensual.
Everything was fabulous except.....
The sweetbread medallion was dry . Should have asked waiter for details before ordering.
I know it is not a popular dish in the US. I love kidneys also with wild mushrooms.
The sorbet was wonderful great combo of flavors.
Would love to have seen more fall vegetables on the plate and I know that the kitchen does not want to see waste as most do not eat them.
My father told us 4 children " Food is second only to SEX in sensual pleasure so you must learn to enjoy it properly."
He is 92 and paid for my birthday dinner.
Expensive but superb dining experience. ...
Expensive but superb dining experience. The food, service and setting were outstanding. With wine, figure about $200/person but worth doing from time to time. It's probably the best dining experience in the Napa Valley.
This was a return visit and we were so d ...
This was a return visit and we were so disappointed. Not only was the service poor but the type of food seems to have changed quite a bit to be more like a fusion like theme and not so much a French restaurant. The flavors were definitely off, at least, they were that night for us. What is disappointing is that if this had been our first time there, we would have never understood why this place is highly recommended. Our first time was exceptional but this time something has changed and it definitely is not like it used to be.
the room was wonderful... quite table.. ...
the room was wonderful... quite table... service was a ballet... the food was
at best pedestrian, certainly grossly over priced... and did not do justice to
the room or service... we are foodies... I love the patio for afternoon lunch or
quick bites... the restaurant left me utterly disappointed ... as locals, you
have a problem here...
Continues to be our all-time favorite ou ...
Continues to be our all-time favorite outdoor dining spot in Napa Valley! Has been for 20 years. The food is impeccable; the service marvelous. We feel pampered very time we go! And the menu is always a surprise and a treat!. We didn't mind waiting for 30 minutes for the grilled chicken for the market salad. It was done beautifully; tender, fresh, the right amount of olive to keep it tender and moist. Never had it better. We'll be back in May 2017.
It felt exactly like a hotel restaurant, ...
It felt exactly like a hotel restaurant, but from the 90s when hotels knew you would just eat what was in the lobby. It took the server almost 20 minutes to greet us, the food was mediocre and the attention to detail was lacking. We won't be back.
We had lunch there in mid November. Bea ...
We had lunch there in mid November. Beautiful sunny Napa fall day, outside balcony seating. Went mainly for the view from the balcony. Outside balcony seating was still open for lunch but closed for dinner due to cold temperatures. Food was good but not spectacular. Main entrees were good. My wife had the soup du jour which was excellent. I had a sashimi appetizer which was disappointing: 3 or 4 tiny pieces of sashimi decoratively arranged in an artistic fashion, more for show and not worth the cost. The house label Chardonnay was excellent for the price. I would only go there for the view on a nice day. Worth one trip.
Perhaps it was an off night but I'm givi ...
Perhaps it was an off night but I'm giving them 3 1/2 stars. Very nice place and ambiance. Food was good but not what you would expect from a michelin star restaurant . Service was incredibly slow... Incredibly slow! With so many options in the Napa area, I would look elsewhere . Then again, most will have to try it at least once while you're out here in wine country.
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