Top Restaurants in Wine Country in the S.F. Bay Area


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Joe Becerra

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On Sunday, April 1, the San Francisco Chronicle Food Editor Michael Bauer came out with his annual list of Top 100 Restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are planning a trip this year to wine country, you probably will want to consider dining at one of these fabulous wine country restaurants on Michael Bauer’s elite list.

Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller has three restaurants on the list all in Yountville.
French Laundry, Bouchon, and Ad Hoc

  • Ad Hoc – Yountville
  • Bottega – Yountville
  • Bistro Don Giovanni – Napa
  • Bouchon* – Yountville
  • Cyrus* – Healdsburg
  • French Laundry – Yountville
  • Mateo’s Cocina Latina – Healdsburg
  • Oenotri – Napa
  • Press – St. Helena
  • Redd* – Yountville
  • Restaurant at Meadowood* – St. Helena
  • Sante* – Sonoma
  • Scopa – Healdsburg
  • Solbar* – Calistoga
  • Terra* – St. Helena
  • Willi’s Wine Bar – Santa Rosa

These restaurants were left off the list this year:

  • Ubuntu – Napa
  • Angele – Napa

These are popular restaurants so be sure to make reservations well in advance of your trip. For the French Laundry, you might need a year in advance for weekend excursions.

We like the following restaurants very much and wonder why they are not on the Top 100 Restaurant List:

  • All Seasons Bistro – Calistoga
  • Mustard’s- Yountville
  • Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – St. Helena
  • Cook – St. Helena
  • Grace’s Table – Napa
  • Bistro Ralph – Healdsburg
  • Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria – Geyserville

* Restaurants that also have Michelin Stars.

  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.

2 thoughts on “Top Restaurants in Wine Country in the S.F. Bay Area”

    • We have to eat at Bouchon on our next trip. We have not been in years and need to revisit. We like Ad Hoc very much just down the block from Bouchon.


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