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1 California Drive Yountville, Domaine Chandon, Yountville, CA 94599
1+ 888 242 6366
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Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Yountville
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Winery
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: As the only fine dining restaurant within a winery in Napa Valley, etoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon epitomizes the very best that wine country dining has to offer. Innovative cuisine paired with award-winning wines and sophisticated surroundings set the stage for the ultimate wine and food experience. Etoile's unique position within a winery allows daily collaboration between the culinary team and Domaine Chandon's winemakers, resulting in innovative, wine-inspired cuisine. We invite you to join us for an epicurean discovery.
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English first
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

OK, maybe some folks think me crazy, but we turned down an offer to get a table at French Laundry to dine here. No regrets! It was fabulous! The table we had outside was just far enough from the next table to maintain a serene dinner atmosphere - sometimes when you sit outside, it feels less formal or special ---... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Unbelievably good (especially for such a young chef). Ambience, service, menu, but most especially the food. Superlatives are not enough. Do not know which is better: the presentation or the taste itself. Four of us so I tasted about a dozen dishes. Place is consistently a hole in one.

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I am an excellent writer - with all due humility. I am not capable of describing our superb lunch at étoile. It was equal or better than any meal that we have enjoyed anywhere in the world. The service matched the food. The ambiance matched both. I am writing this review after a disastrous dinner at Redd and a great... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Our first visit was so wonderful I remember the fabulous flavor of the rabbit I was served. We were very young and it was our first visit to Napa valley. The winery and restaurant had recently opened, so after our winery tour we stayed for lunch. This time we had lunch in the same outdoor setting as the first time.... More 

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife and I dined here 29 years ago and looked forward to eating here again. We were not disappointed. Be sure to ave a reservation. This is great for a late lunch after visiting a couple of wineries in Napa or St Helena. Very quiet and romantic with of course excellent wines. Service was excellent. No problem with gluten... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We selected the six course tasting menu with accompanying wine selection. Including the amuse bouche and sweet tray there were actually eight courses plus the palate cleansing ice and eight wine selections. Every item was superb, with flavours popping at every bite. Our chief wait person Suzanne gave excellent service and information.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner last weekend for a vacation weekend in Yountville and had easily booked for a reservation online. The decor is excellent and the staff superb. Our waitress gave us very good advice on the food and she had a great sense of humor and wonderful knowledge about the menu. Really enjoyed her service. And the food was... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We recently travelled around S California, ate at many good restaurants, many with the old Michelin stars, and this stood out. Great service, ambiance , wonderful menu cooked to perfection with the very best produce. Not a cheap meal, but great value. I would go back repeatedly until I had no money left! Good portions, great wines and a great... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While the atmosphere was nice, the food was not very good and the service was blah. Maybe it was the time of the year, but with all the "build up" for this place, it was, at best, disappointing. At least the surrounding area is nice and the wines very, very good. Drink, but let the dining pass to somewhere else.

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Had a wonderful 4 course meal , food was exceptional , service was great and you are allowed to bring your own wines for a corkage fee.

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Additional Information about Etoile

Address: 1 California Drive Yountville, Domaine Chandon, Yountville, CA 94599
Phone Number: 1+ 888 242 6366
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Yountville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: French, Winery

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