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Calistoga - rehearsal dinner suggestions

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Calistoga - rehearsal dinner suggestions

I have just planned our wedding at the Calistoga Ranch, and we are looking for a place to convene on Friday night in Calistoga (or surrounding area) for the rehearsal dinner. We would prefer a relaxed atmosphere rather than a fancy, formal local (since we will be doing that Sat night). Priorities are good food and great wine (or cocktails) in a relaxed environment for the families to meet. We will only be adults, so a kid friendly place is not high on our list. I have never been to Napa before and am looking forward to it, so any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Calistoga - rehearsal dinner suggestions

If your group is less than about 35 people, the Calistoga Inn (www.calistogainn.com) on Lincoln, the main st. in Calistoga, is a charming place with a historic bldg. and pretty patio area. They have a private side dining room and outdoor areas for group dining that may meet your requirements. You should also check with the wedding planner at Calistoga Ranch for some good suggestions for the rehearsal dinner.

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2. Re: Calistoga - rehearsal dinner suggestions

Wappo Bistro in town has a nice patio that might suit your needs, and good food as well.

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3. Re: Calistoga - rehearsal dinner suggestions

Wappo is a great suggestion and the patio is nice during warm weather.

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4. Re: Calistoga - rehearsal dinner suggestions

Brannan's is another fun option. Also, depending on the number of people, All Seasons Cafe is a nice place. Both are on Lincoln Ave.

If you want truly casual, Silverado Brewing Company is wonderful. It's a few miles south of Calistoga on Highway 29, and even has a large room for private parties. They have barbeques in the summer, an outdoor area and beer is a fun alternative to the overload of wine in the Napa Valley.

Congratulations and good luck!

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5. Re: Calistoga - rehearsal dinner suggestions

Another vote for Wappo Bar & Bistro, they have a website, also. :)

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6. Re: Calistoga - rehearsal dinner suggestions

Wappo is my recommendation as well. Had the rehearsal dinner for my daughter there. Everyone loved the food, setting and service. The patio is lovely but they do (or at least did have) a second building separate from the main restaurant that can accomodate 40 or so and be reserved for a private function. The restaurant will dedicate staff to serve only your party. The meals are fabulous, inventive, and well valued.

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