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1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
(707) 963-7088
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 159
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A puzzler

This is perhaps the 4th or 5th time we have eaten at Cook. Each time the meal and service were well above average, although there have been glitches (e.g., bacon so crisp in a BLT it almost cut my gums), but their daily sandwich special on Saturday (4/12) was outstanding. Even better were the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Davisdude
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Davis, CA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Davis, CA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is perhaps the 4th or 5th time we have eaten at Cook. Each time the meal and service were well above average, although there have been glitches (e.g., bacon so crisp in a BLT it almost cut my gums), but their daily sandwich special on Saturday (4/12) was outstanding. Even better were the French Fries. I may have had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Cook is classic Italian favorites, great value so you can come twice a week, and the neighborhood meeting spot. Drop in for lunch at the bar (the best spot in my opinion, as usual), and you're sure to bump elbows with local winemakers, foodies, and chefs. It's nice to see Chef Jude is almost always around to run the show,... More 

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Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was surprised by how much I liked the food at this St. Helena restaurant. With so many highly rated restaurants in the Napa region, it is hard to always find a place that is worth revisiting versus trying one of the other fabulous restaurants. Cook however is a place worth revisiting! The food is fresh, and the menu is... More 

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No. California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were wandering the main street in St. Helen and decided to stop for lunch. Went to Cook because the mailman delivering the mail along the street really recommended it. We agree! What a nice surprise to have a wonderful meal when we hadn't planned ahead. We shared the chopped salad--plenty for two people and excellent. I had the mussels--also... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had an early dinner reservation and service was prompt on a Wednesday evening. Pasta dish (cavatelli) with house made sausage was delicious as was the braised short rib papparadelle. The freshness and quality of the items ordered were perfection. Panne cotta was dessert. The dish was so light it's the stuff of dreams. Only disappointment... no cocktails available. Those are... More 

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Bistro type of food, selected menu where entrees are selected with great care. Simple and friendly, we made friends there... The setting and non of guests is just right

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Corona del Mar, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I visit Napa several times a year (lucky me!) and I think I've tried every notable restaurant in the Valley. There are tons of great places, but Cook is my favorite. It's very small - maybe 8 (?) tables, and the menu is limited. But the food is divine. So good. Go if you get the chance, but book a... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and I visited Cook on our first night in St. Helena a few were very pleased with the experience. We had made reservations, but got there early and the staff was happy to seat us. The fried calamari app was cooked perfectly. My wife had the cavatelli all arrabbiata. The sausage was spicy and the broth was excellent.... More 

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Bedford
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Strolling through town and we stumbled into this little spot...The tavern is on the right and the restaurant is on the left. The host/owner could not have been nicer. Our concierge made reservations for the following night and we enjoyed a fabulous Italian meal. We had a basic Caesar salad which was lightly dressed (the way i like it), an... More 

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Napa, California
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21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Petrale Sole was absolutely excellent! Can't remember the name of the vegetable, looked like celery, slight taste of pickle, combined with the other spices, fish and veggies, it was scrumptious! Bob ordered the Papperdelle, short ribs were tender and tasty. Sweet potato soup was wonderful. Chopped salad was great, a generous serving and Bob said the Caesar was one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: (707) 963-7088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?