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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
My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We went with the 4 course tasting menu, for which you choose 4 courses off the menu (as opposed to it being chef's pick).
For the first course: My foie gras was THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER PUT IN MY MOUTH. Literally. If you eat here, you MUST order it. He had the octopus, good.
For the second: I had ahí tuna, which was good but not great, and neither hubby nor I can remember what he got (prob not a good sign). I remember he did not like it very much.
Third course: I had the duck and he had the beef pave. BOTH were sooooo chewy. My jaw was spent after eating two bites. I just couldn't. Same with my husband.
Dessert: We had the key lime tart and the chocolate. Both were ok, we weren't floored.
Great atmosphere, beautiful views, great cocktails. But thought the meal was extremely underwhelming for $700.
Let me start by saying the view and ambiance were phenomenal and ensure that you are able to take full advantage of the view if you go (tables outside are set up nicely so that both people of date night can enjoy view). All food eaten was good, a little high price for what you get but still tasty food. Service was great and enjoyed the entire experience.
Concern: When you talk to employees that work at a restaurant for 2+ years and have never had an opportunity to eat any of the food at the restaurant, I have to question the management prerogatives. Multiple employees were asked what they preferred, and all said they've never eaten there...so we were flying blind on true "stomach" recommendations, so had to go with just waiter's "gut" recommendations.
We were disappointed. Lunch took an hour and 45 mins. Had a salad each and an entree. Server took our order dropped off each dish and never saw him again in between. Waited 45 mins for entree's after salads. Had the chicken, was incredibly dry and tasteless. Tried to get the attention of several staff to no avail. Never got asked if we wanted coffee or dessert. We're seated at table for 1 even though we were a 2 top. No way this place should be Michelin starred. A whole lot of pretension.....
This is a Michelin star restaurant supposedly. When we first arrived I was offered a glass of flat sparkling wine from a bottle which on the admission of the waiter, had been opened the night before. I refused it and he went and opened a fresh bottle.
The salad appetisers were not anything special, with just a few shrimps placed on some butter lettuce with dressing on top. I could make a better one at home.
I ordered the scallops which had a tainted taste of 'ammonia' to them. I could not eat them as they were very unpleasant and unpalatable. I had to swap the scallops with another boring salad.
Very disappointing food.
So, a few years ago, I tried the fine dining side of Auberge, only to be ignored. I thought I would give them a second chance. Suzy, my server, was attentive and amazing!!!! No one's fault that it was cold/ raining, so we sat inside and could not enjoy the amazing view. I splurged on the $150 6-course tasting menu. First 2 courses were outstanding!!! Scallop, and Foie Gras. But then the veal sweetbread and Squab were both unedible. I waited 35 minutes for the beef course, and by then I am "over it". The beef was fine, but the sides were cold. What happened there!??!? They rushed the dessert over which was underwhelming. Overall, very disappointing and a waste of $250!!!! Won't go back.
The whole experience was great. We got diner reservation and arrived a little early so we got to hang out in the bar terrace. For diner we had the chef’s tasting and all the food was excellent (just the dessert was a little bit less great than the rest of the courses). The wines were also great. Overall the food was something to remember. Another plus was the service, in the bar the waiter was very friendly and made some good recommendations, the service during diner was also excellent. Really there was nothing disappointing.
Two of us went, it was a 3 course meal each for $70 person. The mahi tartar was absolutely amazing!!! Half dozen oyster, well 2 out of 3 had shell pieces traceable by my teeth but my friend said her oyster were fine. So bad luck for me I guess? Both entree are pretty decent. For dessert the apple pie was one of the best dessert ever!
I come here for Sunday brunch with my wife. The restaurant has a very good view, which you can oversee the Napa. The food is tasty, but I am disappoint that our main dish came in cold. We talk to our waitress and he has replaced our dish immediately. Overall, we are happy with the food and service, we will recommend our friend to come.
Great setting with tasty food and great service. I ordered the chicken for lunch which came with Brussel sprouts and carrots, but they were so skimpy with the vegetables it was laughable ( 3 half pieces of very small brussels and one spear of carrot). The serving of chicken was more than adequate, and it was very tasty.
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