About The Restaurant at Meadowood
The Restaurant at Meadowood offers an elegant, but relaxed dining experience featuring the singular Napa Valley cuisine of Chef Christopher Kostow. The Restaurant features a three hundred thirty dollar Tasting Menu in the dining room and a five hundred dollar Counter Menu enjoyed at the Chef's Counter in the kitchen. Both menus are inclusive of service. A tailored wine and spirits pairing experience is also available to accompany the menus.
In addition, The Restaurant offers a fixed three course menu for ninety dollars that can be enjoyed exclusively at the bar. The Restaurant Rotunda features a snack menu for forty dollars, intended to be enjoyed with the celebrated cocktails of bartender Sam Levy. Given the nature of the set menus for each evening, we invite and encourage you to contact us once booked online to make us aware of any severe dietary restrictions several days in advance of your reservation.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Restaurant offers complimentary valet services
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Restaurant at Meadowood can accommodate all your special event needs.
Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator : 8552836385
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Restaurant at Meadowood Ratings and Reviews
It's really difficult to write a bad rev ...
It's really difficult to write a bad review for any business. But this was the worst food we have ever had. The problem with a restaurant without a menu is that no one can tell the chef not to make them weird foods that taste fishy or strange. The waiters returned half of the plates back to the kitchen with our reasons why they were inedible. One lady at another table had to excuse herself because she complained so much to people at her own table about the bad food. Normally a restaurant would take items off of your bill and apologize if you didn't like them. Oh not here. We have eaten at Joel Robuchon, 3 Michelin Star restaurant in Las Vegas and everything there was delicious. In my opinion there is no room to experiment on people at this price point. For example, pouring snail juice out of its shell on top of a slice of chicken skin cake (at the table) is ferociously disgusting. Another favorite was a smoked Avocado paste with a little helpless green herb on top (that looks like a garnish). Well it turns out the herb is a rare herb that tastes like oysters. Even the sommelier said that people are devisive with that dish. For desert they bring you a 1 inch cube of eggplant and make eggplant flambé. How the heck do you put an eggplant in a desert. It was so gross. Yuck. Lastly, every dish fits on one tablespoon. So even if you like something there is only one bite of it. This is not a dinner. I'm sorry chef. You ruined our 5 year anniversary dinner and charged us ridiculous money for an experiment. Special occasions are ruined at restaurants like this. We will never get our anniversary night back.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experie ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Meadowood. The staff was very attentative and each dish was perfectly explained and any questions we had answered. The food was absolutely delicious and each course served at a nice pace. Great place for a special occasion or just a great fine dining experience.
"We do not have the capacity to make an ...
"We do not have the capacity to make an espresso", they do however have the capacity to charge $12 for a filter coffee. Meadowood restaurant served up 2 delightful courses alongside 3 of the worst dishes I have eaten. Starting with the positives; the smoked eel & beef tongue is one of the nicest things I have been served, simply stunning. There is a potato dish (I won't spoil the surprise) that was also lovely. The service is polite and attentive while being a little 'scripted' - you can hear the same introduction to each dish around the restaurant. It lacks that 'personal touch' you expect from a restaurant with 3 Michelin Stars. The negatives; the okra flower with caviar is simply the nastiest thing I have ever eaten, truly horrible but the cucumber in rye bread was a very close second. Why on earth you would serve something with as much water in it as a cucumber with rye bread is beyond me; soggy, hard to eat and unpleasant. The main course is a piece of lamb, well cooked but it sits alone on the plate. The main course deserves a little effort from the chef to present a dish worthy of the centre piece of the meal. If it had been served with the lamb broth that might have helped. This was no main event for a meal at this price. The dessert is supposed to be the culmination of the meal, leave on a high. Sweetened eggplant/aubergine and ice cream is not a pleasant way to end a meal. That you can sweeten an eggplant is no justification to do so, but to serve it as a final course on a $330 meal is a disgrace. It was a poorly thought through and executed dish (more soggy food). That I could not even get a decent espresso at the end of meal capped off a truly disappointing experience. I was driving so only a single glass of wine for me and 2 for my lovely wife, but the meal still came to c$900. Value for money is very poor. The food simply isn't up to the billing and there are a lot better restaurants with only a single star, let alone 3. Very very poor.
What can I say? This was hands down the ...
What can I say? This was hands down the finest dining experience we have ever had (and we have dined at some great restaurants over the years) It was as if the staff could read our minds when it came to anticipating our needs. Everything down to the slightest detail was PERFECT, but then that would be expected from a Michelin 3 star establishment. We dined at The Restaurant for our first anniversary, so it was an extra special event. We were not disappointed. We had the 10 course prix fixe tasting menu. Many of the items were grown on site and the ingredients were selected with great care. Favorites included the fermented, potatoes with caviar, the halibut sushi with squash juice, eel wrapped with braised beef tongue and nori, and the lamb shank. The desert course included a delicious day lilly sorbet and a play on bananas Foster using eggplant in place of banana and miso for the salt in salted caramel. Bravo!
Our sommelier, Matthew was very helpful with picking wine selections to go with our meal. Also kudos to Eric and Micah as well as the other staff whose names we did not catch, but who went out of their way to make our evening special. All of the staff were very knowledgeable when it came to what was prepared and served. Again, it was all of this and the little details that earn a restaurant the coveted 3 Michelin stars.
Great service as befitting a Michelin st ...
Great service as befitting a Michelin star restaurant. My inherent issue with many of these places that serve tasting menu only items is while the food is often creative, they are often missing the "yummy" factor. The Restaurant at Meadowood is an exception. The meal is well thought out. Very creative, beautiful and more importantly very tasty. However, the effort they sometimes put into certain ingredients are not necessarily worth the payoff(a pluot that was prepared using multiple steps basically tasted like a dried smoked pluot). The amount of food is enough to keep you filled without being too excessive or hungry. The wine is pricey especially by the glass. The beer and cocktail selection is much more affordable. This a special event place with amazing and creative food. More importantly, the food is "yummy". Definitely recommended.
Outstanding staff and dining experience! ...
Outstanding staff and dining experience! From a special prepared menu for our celebrations of three birthdays and myself being cancer free to the wine paring for this amazing preparation of culinary delights!!! Thank you all for making this an A+ memory!
Dining was an amazing experience! Great ...
Dining was an amazing experience! Great food served with wonderful wine pairing at a leisurely pace. Each dish was thoroughly explained and all our questions were answered. One of our party was allergic to gluten and the staff did a wonderful job accommodating her.
I had great expectations and an even gre ...
I had great expectations and an even greater disappointment; I have been at a whole range of Michelin rated restaurants in the US, Europe and in Japan so I have certain expectations and was looking for an exceptional experience in taste, presentation and service regardless of the price. Unfortunately, The Restaurant at Meadowood did not meet any of my criteria. The menu on September 10th started with okra flower oyster, okra seed caviar, which come in a nice presentation however it has tasted as plain oyster, the next course of eel smoked over cabernet staves beef tongue has an overpowering smoky, fishy taste. The braised cucumber rye dried albacore was just plain bad, think about a piece of soft cucumber in a sticky somewhat sweet rye bread and you will get the idea. The fermented potato caviar nasturtium was interesting. This was followed by a roasted gwen (no idea what this means) avocado walnut oil; this represented a pureed avocado with a very distinct fishy taste. The next dish, sunflower pasta spot prawn chanterelle was actually delicious, with a good combination of flavors. Unfortunately the following halibut with fermented squash was a piece of limp fish with no taste and texture at all. The cod cherry tomato bouillabaisse was a strange combination of small pieces of fish in a tomato soup with cherry tomato, not very appetizing. The coal seared squab with fig mustard was actually very good, nicely presented with a great combinations of flavors of the meat, figs, etc. The lamb broth was a clear liquid with the taste of lamb; this was followed with a lamb chop with plum, the meat was not really tender and half of it was just plain fat.
I find the service a bit condescending, snobbish. Overall, the menu lacked the harmony of flavors and at some point it was just plain bad. For a really exceptional dinner experience I would recommend the French Laundry in Napa, the 11 Madison Park, Jean George, Daniel in New York, and endless places in Europe or Japan.
Just outstanding....no other way to desc ...
Just outstanding....no other way to describe it! It was our first trip to Napa wine country and we were anxious to try this much talked about restaurant. Luckily we secured a reservation....tho it was a bit later than we had hoped for (as we had flown in early that morning and had scheduled a balloon ride requiring a 5 am wake up the next day). We were a bit exhausted as the time arrived for dinner, but, we rallied and did not regret it for one moment. I had a "pescatarian" tasting menu while my husband had a regular version....I was totally impressed with the ability to tailor the menus to to our dietary preferences (e.g. we both had okra blossoms, but his had an oyster in it while mine had something vegetarian)....but, more than anything, each and every one of the 12- 15 courses were outstanding, just outstanding! Food was not only interesting, but lovely to look at, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! Yes, I would totally recommend and go back again!!! A tour of the kitchen was offered and completed the lovely evening!
Extremely over priced for what you get. ...
Extremely over priced for what you get. We went for a special occasion and nothing special was done. The lack of a menu provided a "mystery"meal which gives you no options for things instead of raw fish. The food was under seasoned and the staff was pretentious. The drinks were amazing as was the wine! I think the French laundry is a much better choice if you're going to spend $900 on a meal.
We dined at the bar for the three course ...
We dined at the bar for the three course tasting menu. Sam provided such warm and attentive service we could not have been happier. Honestly, having dined in the dining room and bar, there is no difference in service or quality of food. So memorable!
One of two Michelin 3 star restaurants i ...
One of two Michelin 3 star restaurants in Napa and well worth a visit. The restaurant is unashamedly about fine dining. It's for serious foodies. it scores high in my US experience because the focus is on producing delicious food. There is the - sadly standard guff about every last ingredient - but hte chef does not forget that he has to tempt the palate.
We have dined here before, for our anni ...
We have dined here before, for our anniversary, and we previously had a wonderful experience. In the past, we both did the wine pairing with the food and the choices of wine were fantastic and it seemed that every course had a different wine. The food was artistic, eclectic ,and delicious. A good value for your money since the wine pairing was about $125.00 per person and it seemed like they kept pouring if you wanted it.
This time our food was equally as artistic and delicious and everything is served with explanation and good . The only problem was at the beginning when we sat there for a good 10 minutes before we were asked if we wanted a drink. Finally someone came and we were asked about drinks. I decided not to do the wine pairing and I aske for some wine. My husband decided to do the wine pairing. When I received a drink my husband was not served anything to drink even through the first amuse bouchée. . I felt bad since I had a drink and he didn't. Finally with the next course my husband got some wine. All in all the food was fantastic but the wine pairing was a disappointment. The charge was $200.00 per person and it was limited to 4 wines glasses. My husband looked up the wines he was served and they were fairly inexpensive wines which did not translate to $50.00 a glass
We both love the food but we would think twice about doing the wine pairing again. The 10 minute wait at the beginning was probably not per usual, but everyone should get the attention needed when paying such high prices
Not sure what happened here. Was our fav ...
Not sure what happened here. Was our favorite but no longer. No food innovation. Everything was good but nothing was great. Wine service disappointing. Dessert was a real miss. Service was top notch. Not value for money.
If French Laundry gets a 100, this place ...
If French Laundry gets a 100, this place is a 98. 12 or 15 courses, I lost count. Every bite was delicious. A well planned menu using fresh ingredients with great imagination and precision. We left there full but not over stuffed. Service was warm, gracious and correct. Not your everyday eatery, but hard to beat for special occasions. Expensive, but good things cost.
p.s. Even the large, clear ice cube in my Old Fashion was carved to resemble a diamond.
Oh dear! I think being the second favou ...
Oh dear! I think being the second favourite 3 Michelin starred restaurant in Napa Valley is taking its toll. It feels like they're trying too hard to be different and taking too many risks. For us those risks didn't pay off. The Amuse Bouche of a full sized okra flower, filled with oyster and caviar is recommended to be eaten in one bite. Unfortunately with a mouthful of petals the delicacies can barely be tasted. The smoked eel in beef tongue is good as long as you like eel, which my wife doesn't. It was followed by braised cucumber in rye bread, which wasn't my thing, but was my wife's. The Lamb's broth served through apparatus from a chemistry lab, was interesting, fun and tasty and the pasta spot prawn was fabulous. Then came uncooked gelatinous textured halibut, which my wife didn't enjoy and I couldn't finish. The beautifully cooked cod with miniature potatoes was excellent. There was also a dish covered in Grape-Mite, which to our taste was like Marmite. True to form, Nicki loved it, I hated it (sorry UK cultural reference). Desserts were good, but not particularly memorable. Having said all of that, the wine was the star at this meal. We started with a half bottle of Krug and moved on to a 2012 Pahlmeyer, which was the sommelier's suggestion, based on our preferences. It was fabulous and needs adding to our very favourites list. As for the restaurant, we're hoping for a change of approach (or chef) before our next stay at Meadowood. In the meantime, get a table at The French Laundry. A far better experience all round.
Have been fortunate to dine many places ...
Have been fortunate to dine many places in the world. Keep in mind, while a fantastic experience, very $$$. $1,200 for two was quite the bill...Least expensive local Cabernet $180...terrific staff, tour of kitchen. Attention to every detail. Fun. And $$$.
An amazing experience. The food was a wo ...
An amazing experience. The food was a work of art and the service was like the French Laundry of years past. They were kind and friendly as well. Even the little things like having our car out front before we walked out the door.
The wine list was vast so peruse through that on line before you go.
Our expectations were high for Meadowood ...
Our expectations were high for Meadowood. With the recommendations and the price point we were expecting a French Laundry/Per Se experience. The service was top-tier. But we felt like the chef was trying way too hard to be out-of-the-ordinary (fresh water eel wrapped is calf's tongue; very fishy oyster in a local garden flour; sushi halibut with squeezed apple). The squab was very good, so was the lamb rib. It was good, not out of this world great, as we expected for a tab for two of $1,100.
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