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1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
(707) 963-7088
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 165
    Excellent
  • 68
    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
Awesome dinner!

Very friendly knowledgeable staff! The menu and dinner we had was perfect! Sorry that I didn't choose the gelato, balsamic vinegar dessert. Heard it is wonderful....

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very friendly knowledgeable staff! The menu and dinner we had was perfect! Sorry that I didn't choose the gelato, balsamic vinegar dessert. Heard it is wonderful....

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We arrived into St Helena later in the day and were exhausted. We checked into our hotel and quickly went back out to seek something to eat. Having arrived on a Sunday evening, we found our options limited and we promptly chose the first place that looked like it had seating available. We are SO glad we did! It just... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You might miss it on main st if you weren't looking for it - but we were. So glad we stopped. Start with calamari - perfect seasoning and crunch, w/ spicy dipping sauce. Then - she got pasta arrabbiata and sausage - nice heat, great balance of flavors. And pappardelle - short rib melts in your mouth. Good wine selection-of... More 

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Bulverde, Texas
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203 restaurant reviews
851 helpful votes 851 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The place is the perfect stopping place for a great meal in a charming atmosphere. The Creme of Artichoke a soup was a culinary inspiration and the Grilled Octopus was cooked to absolute perfection. The staff was over-the-top friendly and accommodating. Wish we were here longer as this would be a favorite hangout!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Small, and Devine ! Great home made pastas and bread. The counter is where I sit- love this place. The salads are killer too. Friendly expert staff, good vino, great food- a must try!

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Napa Valley, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great very small spot in Napa, very very good. Food is always very fresh and the pasta is to die for. You really need a reservation or just chill at the bar at lunch time. My fav BLT with a glass of rose. Evening brings a more service and higher class experience but never stuffy. One of the best on... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

When a local refers you to where they like to eat in a place like Napa Valley, and this local knows food and wine listen. Good thing we listened. Cook was an unexpected treat during a trip full of high caliber food and wine. Unless you are lactose intolerant, you must order their mozzarella. The pappadle and short ribs was... More 

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Davis, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business
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?