POSTED ON March 20, 2007 | IN Restaurants | BY Joe Becerra

Pacific Blues Café is located directly across from Hurley’s and Bouchon restaurants in Yountville. Our heads were spinning as we tried to decide which of the three restaurants to choose for lunch.

pacific blues cafe

We decided on the Pacific Café, a more casual dining experience than either Hurley’s or Bouchon. Besides, the Pacific Café has an inviting deck and it was a sunny day, perfect for outside dining. We were lucky to get an outside table; in just ten minutes time the place was packed. We got the feeling that most of the diners were tourists and that not too many locals were eating here.

Joe ordered the Bullet Train Special, a vegetarian sandwich featuring a Portobello mushroom on a soft roll. As it turned out the vegie sandwich was a disaster. The sandwich was served in halves but the Portobello mushroom was so small it was in only one half of the sandwich. Plus, the roll was soggy and fell apart on contact.


Janelle had a spinach salad with chicken added, which she thought was good. The service was mediocre, although Joe eventually asked for and received another small Portobello mushroom for the other half of his sandwich. The wine list was adequate, not a great list, but one with some decent choices. With two glasses of wine, our meal came to $41.

The Good: The outside deck and seating area.
The Bad: Food and service was okay, nothing to write home about.