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Goose & Gander

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1245 Spring Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
7079678779
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Goose & Gander is a charming restaurant in St. Helena, located in Walter...
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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  • 79
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food, But Be Aware of The Menu With Families

My family and I stopped into the Goose and Gander for a late lunch after a day in Napa Valley. The first thing that struck us all was the unique menu options. While there were options for all of us, the Goose and Gander serves a lot of delicacy type food that for families, especially with little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Norfolk,MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My family and I stopped into the Goose and Gander for a late lunch after a day in Napa Valley. The first thing that struck us all was the unique menu options. While there were options for all of us, the Goose and Gander serves a lot of delicacy type food that for families, especially with little kids, would not... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite St. Helena stops. There is fabulous upstairs and outdoor setting but I love the character of the old world in the cellar style downstairs bar. The bartenders are creative mixologist and this is the perfect spot to try cocktails in wine country. The food is wonderful and perfectly portioned. I love to start with crispy olives... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We loved the food served here in generous portions and with excellent service. The appetizers and salad choices were especially good. The bar and the outside seating were outstanding.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This will be one of the best meals of your trip to wine country. The food is outstanding, the cocktails are amazing and the atmosphere is cozy and hip. You can't go wrong with eating here and make sure you sit outside!

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Miramar, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I had lunch there between wine testing. It was very good although I think it was a little pricey (welcome to Napa Valley). Still the food was fantastic and I recommend it.

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Saratoga, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My wife and I ate here on August 13, 2015. Everything we had was wonderful! I had the special gazpacho with Parmesan ice cream (really!) while she had a wonderfully fresh Caesar salad. I had a grass fed beef burger with foie gras and bacon, and it was really amazing. She had the chicken breast on Forbidden Rice, again, a... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My mom got the shrimp and cheese dish and was not a huge fan. They have great homemade bread. I got the chicken and forbidden rice. It was one of my best meals of the trip!!!

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Ate downstairs in the cool part of the restaurant. Fried smelts, corn croquettes, hamachi crudo, octopus, and a salad. Pelligrino and a local Rose. Flavors were very good, but I would have preferred less trying to be artistic to just looking pretty on the plate, as if they were trying too hard, but the food was very tasty.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our party of four sampled several items on the menu and they were all delicious. Our server helped select the wine, a nice Albariño. All in all, a lovely meal.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Charming Napa style bar & restaurant filled with ambiance and charm. You'll immediately know that you're somewhere very special. All foodie choices are great but I opt for their signature burgers & fries, with a glass of red wine or a brew. Great lunch spot, as well as for a casual dinner...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1245 Spring Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: 7079678779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?