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Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant

2555 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
+1 707-967-1010
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Ranked #18 of 42 Restaurants in St. Helena
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Deer Park Road
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English first
Merced California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We have eaten a a few Institutes - we enjoy the experience of talking to the students who are learnig everything from cooking to managing the front of the house, bartending, serving, the back of the house, restaurant management, etc. Most are fairly nervous, but every student watches every other student---if one misses something, someone will appear and and take... More

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North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is our second visit to Greystone. This meal was different than the last and just as great. We made reservations, weeks ahead. Drop-ins had to be turned away due to no seats available, so make reservations. The wait staff doesn't miss an opportunity to serve. The food was prepare by graduates of the program, so they produced a very... More

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Tijuana, Mexico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Outstanding terrasse with a great view for sunny days. Great food with a reduced options menu. Excellent wine selection with a few local artisan beers. In general everything is good, the service in the table is acceptable, with minor details. Just when we arrived, we stayed for more than 5 minutes in the entrance, and nobody receive us, finally we... More

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Brea, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the all time best. Never go to Napa without going to Greystone Restaurant and Culinary School. The dining is always excellent, the wines divine, do have a designated driver and try the wine sampler. The restaurant itself is a feast for the eyes, and the food a gastronomical experience. We always manage to take some classes while there... More

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Greystone is a classroom for soon to graduate Culinary Institute students. Each must rotate thru every position in the restaurant including wait staff. The "yelling" that some reviewers mentioned is the faculty chef shouting out instructions to the many student chefs working in the open view kitchen that allows diners to see them in action. It's part of the unique... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Venue...Bistro style with a very good view of the open kitchen. The structure causes it to be a little noisy, but tables were well spaced. Service was excellent. He was only two weeks from graduation at the Culinary Institute, would have preferred chefing to serving, but saw the importance of the wait experience as a time he would interact with... More

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Top Contributor
633 reviews 633 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It's not just staffed by the students, but by professional chefs, including the instructors. Very cool inside, like a Tuscan castle. The entire kitchen is central and open so you can observe students. Pro tip - get the charcuterie app, one of the best I have ever had. You can taste olive oil too which is cool. And free valet... More

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food at Greystone was quite good. Our dessert was amazing! The service is a little peculiar -- kind of slow and not quite right -- but they are students from the CIA who are there to learn so it kind of makes sense. Definitely worth visiting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had a great Dinner, Great service, and very close to where we stayed. The CIA folks are ready to go out and start their own deal. Really liked this place !

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Honolulu, Hawaii
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had heard great things about this restaurant but also read some recent reviews that said when they transitioned to students having a larger role than the supervising professional chefs, the quality went down ... my friend and I did not have that experience at all. The food quality was fantastic - every bit from the appetizer, salad, entrees, and... More

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