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Cook

1310 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1905
(707) 963-7088
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Ranked #10 of 42 restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Covington, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch after wine tasting and touring. The food was excellent, especially my risotto with scallops. Others in my party really enjoyed their pasta dishes. We even loved the iced tea.

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a small restaurant that attracts many locals, and for good reason. The quality of the food is outstanding and the service is excellent. The house made pasta is not to be missed. We started with delicious salads and both had pasta dishes. I ate every bite which I don't usually do but it was too good to leave... More

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Mammoth Lakes, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It was a present surprise to find such a excellent restaurant open at 10:00pm in St Helena after the Big game. Cooks had excellent service and food....

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were recommended by a local from another restaurant and he was right. Fast service, excellent produce perfectly cooked and very reasonably priced. Not in the mould of all the touristy restaurants nearby but much much better than "a good meal". We would have missed out on a great evening if we had not dined here. I wish I had... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great food. Diverse menu and wine selection at a very appropriate price point. Small space that will get loud. A good loud though.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Excellent menu, presentation and service. Called in for lunch and was presently surprised. Accompanied a glass of wine and followed with dessert, choc cake with vanilla gelato. Another recommended restaurant in St Helena

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The food and service were great. The friendly staff explained the specials, each sounding better than the last, and helped us order a fantastic variety of dishes. The corkage-friendly policy was much appreciated, as we shared a couple of fantastic bottles purchased at Acme. While completely full, the service was attentive, and we were never rushed. A great find for... More

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Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A charming little place on St. Helena's main drag. We found the portions tasty but very small considering the prices. Our server could have been better trained and more attentive. Had more fun watching the eclectic group of customers.

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Belleville, Michigan
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Visited Cook restaurant on Main Street, St. Helena this week (5/20/2015) for my first time. Always passed by it but wanted to try it out and I wasn't disappointed. I checkout on the menu online and was excited to see a Sauvignon Blanc from Elizabeth Spencer winery. Unfortunately, their online list was outdated but they did have a very good... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There were hits and misses. Loved the chorizo tomato sauce that smothered our mussels, but the octopus appetizer lacked a good char. Fresh mozzarella with pea puree was delicious. The braised short rib entree was an extremely generous size, but was a bit stringy. We did not like the panna cotta dessert - a bit heavy and not light enough... More

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