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Etoile

1 California Dr, Domaine Chandon, Yountville, CA 94599
707 944 2280
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Ranked #5 of 21 Restaurants in Yountville
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Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: French, Winery
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: étoile is one of Napa Valley’s most celebrated destinations and the only fine dining restaurant in Napa Valley located in a winery. An extraordinary setting, innovative regional California cuisine with a French influence, and seamless service combine to create the ultimate food and wine experience. At étoile, Chef Perry Hoffman marries classic, French-influenced technique with contemporary culinary innovation and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Hoffman works closely with Chandon winemakers to explore the interplay between wine and food, enhancing the experience of both. Guests may dine a la carte, or explore the ultimate food and wine pairing experience through Chef Hoffman's tasting menus at lunch and dinner. The restaurant features a Wine Spectator "Best of" Award Wine list and received a Michelin star in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Michelin Guide after being recommended in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We couldn't have asked for a better afternoon, sitting on the terrace of Etoile at Chandon in Yountville. We thoroughly enjoyed the six part tasting menu with the paired wines, the unmatched service was superb, and the waiters knowledge of food and wine made this a most memorable day. By far the best meal and experience ten days into our... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was absolutely one of our best dinners in Napa. We did the six couse prix fixed menu and the wine pairing and it lived up to all the expectations. We had fabulous canapes, delicious sparkling wine, savory pate's.... you name it. I would consider this a great restaurant and fancy but they weren't at all pretentious. There were a... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Chandon and first visit for some of our party. Our tour guide was fantastic -- knowledgeable, friendly, charming. The tasting, which was outside on a beautiful afternoon, was lovely.

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This menu and kitchen over reaches what they can deliver. Beautiful location. Attended later in the evening and the grounds have a magical appeal. May be unfair to eat lunch at a Michelin one star and follow up at Etoile. With all that it has going for it the food does not measure up to the dining room. There isn't... More

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

On a drive through the Sonoma and Napa Valleys, we stopped at Domaine Chandon's Étoile for a late lunch. Our dishes were delicious and stunningly presented - we shared the Dungeness crab to start before moving to the duck and the sole dishes as our mains. Special mention goes to the caramelised pear mille-feuille with brandy butterscotch sauce and almond... More

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Atlanta, GA
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272 reviews 272 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We hosted a large group dinner here and it was absolutely perfect, everyone of our guests walked alway over the moon. We started with some passed appetizers on the patio and it was beautiful night and the food was great. It only got better from there, we had a four course meal in a private room and it was flawless.... More

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Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Pretty nice view while you are enjoying the drinks. Good quality of champagne. The bartender was friendly

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a very enjoyable meal at Etoile. My wife's plain salad starter (special request which was happily satisfied) and scallop main course were both very good. My melon salad starter had a very interesting flavor and my veal main course was high quality meat perfectly prepared. The excellent food was matched with excellent wine and excellent... More

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Orlando
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I became a Domaine Chandon member last year and returned to the winery to have lunch at Etoile as well as attend a sparkling wine tasting. The food was excellent (I had salmon and my guests had a summer pasta dish and a sirloin entrée.) We purchased a bottle of Etoile Rose to compliment the meal. The seating area outside... More

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rio de janeiro
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I took the Etoile Tour and Tasting and would recommend it. The guide was very patient and knowledge of about sparkling wine and the Chandon history in Napa and elsewhere (even though he told us the myth that Don Perrion (Chandon brand) discover the way of making champagne bubles – not a true story!). Unfortunately I did not have luch... More

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