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Cook

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1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
+1 707-963-7088
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and came here w/ another couple. The food is out of this world!! So good. It is a small place but, but upscale, great background music and the ambiance was wonderful! The service was impeccable. This is a must eat. Get reservations because it is small and ask for a table in the front of the restaurant. You... More 

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Thank Tammjo
Calistoga, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we're in town we eat here every week or so. Whether lunch or dinner the food is always terrific, the servers extremely friendly and well informed. The kitchen is accommodating to special requests, and the wines are well thought out. Oh, and for the valley the prices are reasonable. My personal favorites are the tasty chopped salad, and the... More 

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Thank David L
El Cerrito, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cook is a small restaurant in St. Helena. The staff are friendly. They have a menu with several Italian dishes. Our table had 4 different selections. Each past dish was poorly cooked and floating in sauce. The salmon in the risotto dish was undercooked. The deserts were fine.

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Thank robert k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Small restaurant and can be a bit noisy and warm, but a great experience. Food was excellent and hot. Good range of wine on the list. Refreshing change from seeing wine lists with everything over $75.

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Thank Larry H
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were staying in Calistoga and a family member suggested we go to Cook in St. Helena. She had heard from friends it was unique. The menu was standard. We had a party of 7. This seemed to confuse the hostess. Our food took a long time to come out and not everyone was served in a timely fashion. Meh...... More 

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Thank N0lafan
West Virginia
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a nice, small, Italian restaurant in downtown St. Helena. Reservations are probably needed on Fridays and Saturdays. The number of selections on the menu is moderate but they cover a wide range of food and the dishes are upscale (this is NOT a spaghetti house). The food was excellent! There is a fairly good list of Italian and... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had dinner at Cook one recent evening. We were seated in the back, which is near the kitchen and can get warm. There were a couple of tables free up front but we were told they were reserved. I suggest asking for tables up front when you make a reservation if that's what you'd prefer. We also felt very... More 

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Thank cookers96
Loveland, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This small restaurant provides more than we could have imagined. Excellent choices of wine and food and a great dessert to follow!

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Thank pamaladlarsen
Scottsdale, Arizona
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I had a great lunch with some friends at Cook. Everything was homemade and delicious. We all ordered different pasta dishes and all were amazing. The restaurant is small and quaint. I highly recommend this restaurant and will return on my next trip to Napa Valley.

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Thank travelbug31350
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant experience. The food was simply amazing and wine list extensive. Eggplant was the best we have ever tasted. Will absolutely be top of Our list when we return to the Valley.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-963-7088

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?