Napa Restaurants Where the Food Is as Fine as the Wines

Los Angeles Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila heads north to revisit Napa’s wine country, focusing on the food at some of the region’s finest (but less name-checked) restaurants. She drops by Ad Hoc, Bardessono, Bottega, Brix, FARM, Meadowood, and Ubuntu, finding a few new chefs, some familiar faces, farm-fresh ingredients, and also affordable-yet-memorable meals. Use her insights to help you plan your next culinary road trip to the nation’s most renowned wine region this summer.


  1. L Whipple says

    I have dined at UBUNTU on several occasions while visiting the Napa Valley, and have always found the food to be delicious, fresh and well-prepared. The service has generally been excellent, and I can honestly say I have not missed meat in any of the meals at ALL!

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