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About Calistoga KITCHEN
Calistoga KITCHEN offers casual dining with exceptional food, wine, and company. Find us in downtown Calistoga on the corner of Cedar Street and Lincoln Avenue. We are an ingredient driven restaurant that produces delicious dishes, simple and clean. We work with local farms, ranches, and orchards to bring you the highest quality, and freshest ingredients. Our retail-priced wine list features small producers from the Valley, mostly Calistoga AVA with some exceptional finds from outside our area. Open for Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Reservations are recommended.
Calistoga, CA 94515
Californian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: F-Sa 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: Th-Sa 5:30pm-9:00pm
Brunch: Su 9:30am-3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Calistoga KITCHEN Catering has been creating memorable custom menus since 1996. Our list of clients include wine producers like Joseph Phelps, Fisher Vineyards and Schramsberg to small residential gatherings, and local charitable events. Our catering crew are asked to return year after year to annual family events as well as once in a lifetime weddings, anniversaries, and milestones. Chef Rick’s signature dishes are created from the finest ingredients and always seasonal. Fully licensed and insured, we customize your menu to your taste, budget, and style.
The private lot is located behind the restaurant.
Napa Valley's The Vine transit bus stop is located just half a block from the KITCHEN. Calistoga Shuttle, a local public van stops right at our front.
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Calistoga KITCHEN Ratings and Reviews
Is a converted house so was cozy. Portions were generous for food as well as the serving size for a glass of wine.
Small parking lot adjacent is not indicated for restaurant use - one driveway has on out arrow and from the other driveway there are predominant private property signs at the parking spaces. They need some sign saying Calisotga Kitchen parking only.
Wonderful neighborhood place that provided some quiet time and a great lunch after some Napa Valley wine tasting. The place was very clean and the wait staff attentive. The food was fresh take on old favorites such as the BLT. We liked it so much that we went there two different times while we were in the area wine tasting.
Lovely small, intimate, restaurant serving limited menu of delicious, innovative dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Similarly small wine list though not all wines are local. The lovely patio is unfortunately streetside so there is some traffic noise. Prices are high though par for the course in the Napa valley. Overall, our dining experience was excellent and we can see why this is one of the top rated restaurants in Calistoga.
We ended up waiting about 5 minutes in the entry way for someone to help us. Finally a waitress let us know a hostess will be right with us. We sat outside which is what we asked for as the Calistoga nights are absolutely perfect. The waitress finally came over and we ordered our appetizers and cocktails and we thought we were off to a good start. We get our app prior to the drinks which is not ideal but ok. We then proceed to order and the waitress lets us know that they are out of bolognese and salmon, which was our first two choices. Bummer. So we took another minute and ordered the duck and rabbits which both were good just would not order again. Disappointing due to all the good reviews, I definetely expected more.
We had Sunday brunch here. Cute little place in Calistoga and was perfect weather! Love the little sign out front. We had huevos rancheros and hash. Both were really good. We cleaned our plates. The server was friendly and attentive as well. This is probably about normal price for this area but 50 bucks for breakfast without mimosas is kinda crazy. But it was still good and I'm sure you're spending that everywhere in the napa area. We sat inside and the kitchen can be loud. Apparently some huevos went missing and everyone was looking for the huevos...the chef thought I had the huevos and even came to check but apparently I had the correct huevos...they found the huevos they were looking for soon after. We thought it was funny...I'm sure some people would find it annoying.
This beautiful restaurant lived up to our expectations. Our dishes were presented lovely, tasted so good, and service was also excellent! My salad was the special dish and was delicious. My husband had the duck soup, which had perfect seasoning! He also had the risotto, which was the best we've every had!! We ate in the outside patio, as the weather was fantastic. I can't tell you enough how much, we also enjoyed that atmosphere. Thank you so much for helping to make our anniversary a most beautiful memory.
Thank you California Kitchen for the wonderful food and service. We brought our 95 year old great aunt for lunch today and the whole staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. Although she is partially blind she really enjoyed the ambiance and food and waitstaff. Thank you again!!
My wife and I visit the Napa Valley 2 to 3 times a year. We have dined in a number of restaurants in the Valley and in Calistoga as we like to stay at Solage. This was the first time at the Calistoga Kitchen and we were pleasantly surprised. My wife had the smoked salmon appetizer and it was EXCELLENT! We are trying to duplicate it at home! This is definitely our new favorite place to eat when we stay at the north end of the valley. The only negative is that the wine list is a little light given it's proximity to so many outstanding wineries.
Before sharing everything that was great about this restaurant I want to address the one critique I have about their service which seems to be all too common anymore and right off the bat can send patrons into a negative state. It is also something if addressed can have the opposite effect. We had made dinner reservations through Open Table and when we arrived on time, most of the two tops were still empty, however the hostess led us to one of the worst tables close to the kitchen. When I asked whether we could sit at one of the other more desirable tables she told us that they were trying to turn over tables fast that night and could not accommodate that request. I was not really sure how that explained her decision but we went ahead and had dinner at the assigned table. We noticed throughout our 1.5hr dinner that those other tables did not fill up but she had also declined other patrons request for a certain table and even sat a couple outside rather than give them an available table inside. By the time we left there was still the same table available we had requested earlier. We clearly felt that we were not considered as valued as guests as others. The easiest thing for hosts is to seat guests at the best available table at the time. This way everyone feels welcome and later guests understand that the best tables might be gone by then.
Our dinner otherwise was lovely. I had the duck breast which was cooked to a perfect medium temperature and was accompanied by the best snap peas and sweet potato purée. The cherry glaze topped it off for perfection. My husband had the crab filled tortellini special in a saffron fish stock, which reminded us of a Boullabaise and was delicious. Service, aside from the hostess', was impeccable. The timing of the courses was done perfectly and our lovely server was knowledgeable and attentive.
I would have given this experience 5 stars had the hostess been more welcoming.
Delicious dinner in a quaint atmosphere. Everything was yummy, from the wine to the rabbit pate, venison stew to gingerbread cake. I really liked on the menu the "buy a round of beers for the kitchen staff" for just $15. Very nice, helpful staff and owner/chef. Great ambiance and recommended for sure!!
What a meal. The Duck breast, the cowboy steak, and the sirloin strip were fantastic. The salad of chickories and the Caesar were perfect. Our server Marley did a great job and helped pick perfect wines to accompany our dinner. Chef Rick, the awesomely talented man behind the curtain, came out to see us and make sure dinner was perfect. Dessert was a freshly made treat. The ginger bread cake was warm, perfectly moist and accompanied by a delicious scoop of homemade ice cream. Had a lovely meal with my family, will definitely be back. Over and over.
I've been to this restaurant several times and have enjoyed it every time. I have to say that I enjoyed it even more this time! The ambiance was lovely, the food nicely presented and delicious, and the chef accommodated my gluten-free low dairy needs. The waiter who served us was outstanding, professional, attentive, and personable. This place has become one of my favorite restaurants in the Napa Valley. If you haven't tried this local gem, I urge you to do so. You won't regret it.
We've eaten here a number of times, and just when you think it can't get better, it does. Our meals of Asian Lettuce Cups with duck, Roasted Duck Soup, Spinach Salad, Pheasant Pot Pie, Dungeness Crab Tortellini, Caramel pot de creme, and ginger cake was perfect. Great service, great meal, we love to eat here and have taken and sent many folks.
Phenomenal food, lovely service - attentive but not annoying/intrusive. Only negative a loud group who were unnecessarily boisterous, not the restaurant's fault but we were not inclined to linger. Chef came outside to ask about the meal and we will certainly return.
It's like great home cooking a little more refined than a great home cook might make in a relaxed atmosphere. The best meal we had in Calistoga for sure. One big boisterous birthday group amped up the level when we were there -- I imagine it's typically a bit more subdued. Highly recommended if you are staying in the vicinity.
We have been trying to get a reservation at Calistoga Kitchen for some time. We live in Hidden Valley Lake and have a little drive but it was worth it. The menu was outstanding, not your usual 2-3 pages of different food offerings. The flavor and presentation was outstanding. We had the wild boar with polenta and the rabbit and rice dishes. Salad at the end (Italian style) and a glass of Brian Arden's Sangiovese. Our waitress was very well versed on the different dishes and the warmth of the restaurant was perfect.
Thank you Rick for presenting an outstanding menu and for your warm staff. We had a wonderful evening. We will visit you again.
Happy Holidays to all!
We had 9 for the Tractor Parade including three children which could have been overwhelming for a dining establishment given the reservations that night. We were seated in a private room that suited us perfectly. Even through the room was narrow the servers adeptly sent plates to where they belonged. The food was very good. The portions might have been small for some, but perfect for most. When we asked for additional food for the children it was ordered and delivered promptly. We will be back again!
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