Tom’s top Napa Valley restaurants are some of the best on the planet and Tom has a few secret spots that are sure to delight! Check these out to see if one might suit your fancy on your Napa wine tour:

Auberge du Soleil Restaurant or Bistro, Rutherford

Napa Valley Restaurants with a viewFor many, the name Auberge du Soleil is synonymous with wine country cuisine. Founded in 1981 by visionary French restaurateur, Claude Rouas, as Napa Valley’s first fine-dining establishment, The Restaurant has maintained its legacy as a “must experience” culinary destination for more than 40 years. Executive Chef, Robert Curry, sources the freshest ingredients from local purveyors, harvested at their peak of flavor, to create delicious dishes that showcase the region’s best seasonal ingredients.

The Charter Oak, St. Helena

The menu was created with a celebratory, family-style dining experience in mind, coursed so that all may be enjoyed by the table. Their food is deliberately simple and unadorned- highlighting the beautiful local products of the Napa Valley and beyond, including vegetables grown from their 3.5-acre farm, located only a half mile from where you sit. As top Napa Valley restaurants go, this is a great choice!

Gott’s Roadside, St. Helena/Napa

Delicious food in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Gott’s Roadside was founded in 1999 in Saint Helena by brothers Joel and Duncan Gott. Gott’s California-inspired dishes and seasonal specials use locally sourced ingredients and purveyors such as Niman Ranch beef, Zoe’s bacon, Panorama Bakery breads, and Osprey Seafood.

Bouchon Bistro, Yountville

Since its opening, Bouchon has consistently received the highest of accolades from both the food industry and international press. The restaurant has been awarded a one-star rating from the France-based Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country, a three-and-a-half star rating from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, as well as a three star rating from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Bistro Jeanty, Yountville

For over 20 years, Bistro Jeanty has brought classic home style French cuisine to Napa Valley. As the passion project of chef Philippe Jeanty, Bistro Jeanty fully embraces his culinary philosophy: fresh, quality ingredients, meticulously prepared and graciously served in a comfortable, informal setting.