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Goose & Gander

1245 Spring Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Ranked #16 of 41 restaurants in St. Helena
Price range: $0 - $29
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Goose & Gander is a charming restaurant in St. Helena, located in Walter Martini's historic 1920 bungalow. Lunch & Dinner is served daily in the basement bar, the dining room, & in the garden. Goose & Gander is a wine country public house and a local favorite, as well as the perfect spot to host events up to 100 people.
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86% Recommend
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Great reviews on Trip Advisor and it lived up to expectations. We stopped by for lunch on a whim and ate downstairs in the bar. Great food in a great atmosphere.

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Houston, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Had some drinks and small plates in the downstairs bar. Nice atmosphere. Pricey, but unique decor and setting. Seems less touristy than other places.

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Westport, CT
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After a third day of touring wineries, we were "wined out." We sought non-wine cocktails before having dinner at Market (great btw). The concierge in our hotel recommended we visit the basement bar at Goose and Gander. Wow. What an amazing experience. The drink menu was outstanding and the bartenders genius drink makers. We also had a couple of snacks... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were looking for a place to have lunch outside and fortunately the folks at Orin Swift recommended Goose & Gander. It's kind of hidden on a side street, but well worth finding. Lots of outdoor seating, friendly helpful service and great food and drinks.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is genuine US food and drinks at its best. The service was excellent and matched the food. The cocktails were interesting, well made and most of all tasted awesome! What a great place, inside or outside. The basement Chicago style speakeasy bar is not to be missed. Oh God I wish this was my "local".

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food is fine. The servers are attentive. We couldn't run out of wine. Our glasses were always full. The speakeasy type bar was very fun also. Try it out. you will not be disappointed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

From the very beginning, a disappointment. Very slow with cocktails. They arrived at the same time as main courses; always a sign of a manager unattuned to important details. Nonchalant attitude regarding delay. Main course delivered fine but there should have been something to offset cocktail inefficiency. Then, the cab. New level of displeasure with service. Made me want to... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The food was outstanding-especially loved the onion rings and the strawberry short cake. Loved the backdrop and service was great.

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were traveling as a largish group (20) and had pre-ordered a lunch at this delightful St Helena main stay. The food which centered on an excellent cold salmon plate was excellent. The service was somehow both professional and congenial and care was taken to refill water and ice tea glasses. We sat outdoors under shade on a relatively hot... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

honestly nothing to say other then food was simply and amazing. no complaints. setting outside was lovely and peaceful. a must go too place for lunch on a sunny day.

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