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The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great happy hour

Just heard about happy hour here Tuesday through Saturday from 4-5:30 and gave it a try. It's a winner. The bar features three creative cocktails, draft beers and small bites like mushroom arancini and duck pate -- all for $5 each. An outstanding burger of local Five Dot Ranch organic beef ($18... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Napa Valley, CA
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St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great happy hour at CIA, and how could it not be with beautifully prepared $5 cocktails?! A group of six, we shared a number of small plates, including the mushroom arancini, duck pate and potatoes. The chef was kind enough to quarter a couple of burgers for us and they were among the best we've ever had,... More 

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Thank Mike O
San Rafael, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Ate at the cafeteria where the students put out lovely meals for not much money. Bought the chocolates which were exquisite in color and flavor. Watched the chocolatier making them --each one a work of art. Great shopping for anyone who likes kitchen/food stuff.

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Thank JudyBlueEgg
Davis, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Food was just ok, menu was limited, and service was fair - well below expectations at a nice restaurant in Napa Valley. Eat at Brix or Lucy instead.

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Napa Valley, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Just heard about happy hour here Tuesday through Saturday from 4-5:30 and gave it a try. It's a winner. The bar features three creative cocktails, draft beers and small bites like mushroom arancini and duck pate -- all for $5 each. An outstanding burger of local Five Dot Ranch organic beef ($18) is under the "Bigger Bites" column, and topped... More 

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Thank vinfan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I keep going back and forth between 3-4. The wait staff was friendly and my duck tasted great but my husbands dinner came cold. It tasted good after they warmed it. They are all culinary students so we gave them more leeway and they did comp his meal. It was a fun experience if you have the time to try... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Years ago I had a phenomenal dinner here. The locations is fantastic and I wanted to share the experience with my husband. Eating on their deck is still worth experiencing, but we'll likely not return here due to all the other places to experience.

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Thank HotelWhiskey06
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Well planned trip with visits to Kenzo Vineyards as well Darms Lane then onto Hall Vineyards and finishing off at Mi Sueno winery.

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Thank Z2610MYrobertb
El Sobrante, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The restaurant was closed, so we went to the cafe. Sandwiches, soup, salads, and lots of deserts. Only wish they had bread to sell too. Turkey "harvest" sandwich was great. Ruben sandwich and Cesar salad was standard. Drinks are expensive! Homemade potato chips - cut lengthwise = little too much salt. The deserts! A Chocoholics dream...watch them make chocolate candies... More 

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Thank yvonne p
St. Helena, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Had dinner here in September - Greystone just opened back up for dinner - IT WAS AWESOME! We had steak, oysters, salmon, oh what a taste sensation..... certainly worth waiting for. Will be back soon!

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Thank Debbgre
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The weekend menu is a surprise mix of the creative impulses of the students and they are very well executed. Due to the nature of the farm to table style it can be hit or miss but I bet there will be at least one dish you wish you could have again, and soon! Take a chance and go on... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena

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  • Cuisine: American

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