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Gatehouse Restaurant

2555 Main St, The Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA 94574-9504
+1 707-967-2300
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2555 Main St, The Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA 94574-9504
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Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful dining experience! Three of us dined at Gatehouse Restaurant. To start with the flexibility is terrific - two of us elected the 3 course prix fixe (one of us with wine pairing) and the third person had the four course prix fixe...More

Thank Ronnie L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From beginning to end be prepare to enjoy the best food students that are studying here are preparing for their future. I just wish that they take with them what they have learned and apply it on their future business or employments.

Thank Agustin S
Reviewed 18 May 2018

During a recent month-long trip to Napa Valley, I had made a dinner reservation at the Gatehouse. Their prix fixe menus offer imaginative and extremely well-executed options at incredible value (dinner: 3 course $39, 4 course $49; lunch 3 course $32, 4 course $42. Sommelier...More

Thank Onthebacknine
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I made some reservations for my wife and a couple of friends for lunch recently (March 2018). My wife had eaten there before, but they had moved the restaurant from the "big house" down to the gatehouse. Good move, C.I.A! We got to tour the...More

Thank Saye506
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Our party of three enjoyed a fabulous 3-course dinner at a table in front of their fireplace. The ambiance was quiet for nice conversation and the lighting perfect. The staff brought each course out of the kitchen to us in a little parade just like...More

Thank EIL849
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here without a booking (Thursday lunch in March) and were welcomed by lovely staff and amazing food at a great price. The fixed price menu for 3 or 4 courses and you can choose anything off the menu in any order you like....More

Thank Y2CLL
Reviewed 24 February 2018

My previous review was for the CIA restaurant, which has been closed, replaced by the Gatehouse. The new venue is easier to access, smaller and very comfortable. Unlike our experience with so many restaurants, we were actually able to carry on a conversation without shouting....More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Wonderful dinner in a historic building adjacent to the CIA campus facility. Wow, how often will you have 4 servers swoop to your table to present your entree'? I tried the 4 course with wine pairing and was impressed with new ideas of wines that...More

Thank tkmackey
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Even though the cooks and servers are all students, the experience is professional and outstanding. The 4 course dinner for $39 is a bargain in Napa. We had a great evening, delicious meal and enjoyed speaking with the students and professors. I highly recommend taking...More

Thank chefbaby2013
Reviewed 3 January 2018

A hidden dining room at the Culinary Institute in the wine country - dishes prepared and served by students. Staff is managed by their professor, subtly observing to provide hands-on coaching. Great flexibility when selecting from their prix-fixe options. Plan ahead as reservations may be...More

Thank Nick T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2555 Main St, The Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA 94574-9504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-967-2300
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