This airy French charmer, housed inside a century-old brick warehouse, is the perfect place to while away a warm afternoon—complete with an attentive staff, a chic Edith Piaf soundtrack, and lovely view of the Napa River from the spacious outdoor dining area. No need to shy away on a cooler day either as the rustic interior, with its wood A-frame ceiling and polished concrete floors, is equally compelling. Order a glass of a local white and savor the bistro fare inflected with Californian flavor, from plump, garlicky escargot in flaky puff pastry to a croque monsieur, layered with ham, Gruyère, and béchamel, that would do any Frenchman proud. Finish with caramelized banana gratin, heaped with crisp streusel and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors