We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
(707) 963-7088
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #15 of 44 Restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $25
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

235 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    143
    60
    19
    9
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
St. Helena, California
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

All the positive reviews for Cook are correct. This is a wonderful little beanery (pastary?) on St. Helena's Main Street. Always friendly, always delicious, always reasonably priced and always a bit noisy. While the wine country visitors head for Yountville's more famous restaurants the St. Helena locals gravitate to Cook, and for good reason. It's excellent food and a good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is a home-grown place with emphasis on good pasta in a nice but casual environment. We came in without especially high expectations but were pleased with the good food and nice service. It was reasonably busy despite being a very quiet mid-week off-season evening, which indicates to me that there must be at least a few locals who come... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The smell of garlic permeated the air as we were being seated by the friendly staff. Delicious house made pasta, sausage, and minestrone! Loved the fun menu too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Napa, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On our way to the Cameo matinee, we stopped in Cook for brunch. The menu made it difficult for us to choose because everything sounded so good. My hash and eggs was well prepared as was the bacon I had for dessert. My friend had a problem with the bread on her sandwich tasting burnt even though it looked perfectly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I visited Cook in December on the very high recommendation of my sister in law who lives in Marin and visits Napa often. We're really glad we did! Very small room with a bar and a bunch of small tables that are very close to each other. It wasn't a problem because everyone around us was there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodridge, Illinois
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I absolutely love this place! Have been here twice. It is unique. Excellent food. Small space, but they put out a great spread of food and specials. It is a place not to be missed. Very homey and a great place for the locals in St. Helena!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Napa, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Just two doors from my office on Main Street, we finally took clients for lunch and the food was excellent. This is a local place with a counter and a few tables. The food (mussels) was fabulous but it is very noisy making it difficult for a conversation with our guests.We will return, maybe just two, so as not to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Slidell, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cook is an unassuming restaurant in Napa Valley. It's a locals restaurant where you may be sitting next to a vineyard owner or someone in the business. The menu changes frequently based on availability. Fresh, delicious food with an emphasis on fresh made pastas. The soups are also delicious. We had a pear soup for starters that was so unusual.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kennesaw, Georgia
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

We heard from several locals that this is the place for great food. We spilt a Caesar salad of anchovy dressing, hearts of romaine and fresh crostini with lots of grated Parmesan cheese (very good). We had the braised short rib on top of creamy Pappardelle pasta and Fresh sausage with pasta, tomato, peppers and garlic. Both were very fresh... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lodi, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Cook during a three day escape to the wine country. He had the Bolognese and I had the risotto special with shrimp. Both were well prepared, beautifully presented but they use small plates and the portions are small. We split a Caesar salad as an appetizer and flour less chocolate cake for dessert... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cook also viewed

St. Helena, Napa Valley
 
St. Helena, Napa Valley
St. Helena, Napa Valley
 

Been to Cook? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cook

Address: 1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
Phone Number: (707) 963-7088
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cook staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?