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“No wonder they're Michelin-rated” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Solbar - Solage Calistoga

Solbar - Solage Calistoga
755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515
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Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Brannan Street
Description: Relax, unwind and enjoy as we surprise your palate and feed your senses with dishes as artfully constructed as they are delectable. Whether you choose our Michelin-starred Solbar – a Napa Dining favorite – or prefer the refuge of your private studio, dining here is always a singularly rewarding experience.
Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“No wonder they're Michelin-rated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Although the on-line pictures of this place gave us the impression of being rather austere and modern-minimalist, the restaurant and adjoining outdoor seating area turned out to be quite warm and pleasant. We got there on a very busy night when the kitchen was backed up but the wait staff kept us appropriately posted. The food was definitely worth the wait: for openers, we had soft-shell crab, perfectly prepared. The killer dish of the night was a lamb shoulder confit, crisp on the outside with a melt-in-your-mouth interior, just delicious. An agnolotti dish was good though less memorable. Solbar will be on the itinerary the next time we come to Napa.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder City, Nevada, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Wonderful Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We had breakfast and this beautiful Hotel/Spa. I had the lemon/ricotta pancakes and they were delicious!

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Berkeley, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Poor service, bad menu”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We ate there 2 times for breakfast and 2 times for dinner, and at different times. All the times food was heavy, not tasty and pretentious. We kept coming back there because of the convenience since we stayed at the hotel. This restaurant is trying too much to be fancy/gourmet and forget about taste and health. The menu choices are heavy and the sides combinations do not pair well. They don't seem to know how to season the dishes either. Last time it was the tipping point. We tried to eat there for lunch, and after waiting forever for a green salad, the salad came super salty. It was the saltiest thing I ever put in my mouth. Could not eat it. Waiter tried to serve me a cucumber salad instead but it was never delivered. Only my wife drinks were delivered. After 50 minutes of waiting for drink and food we finally left. This restaurant is totally mis-managed. To complete the big TV at the bar really throw away the decor giving an atmosphere of a sports bar. Waste of time. Do yourself a favor. Do not eat there. There are tones of places in Calistoga and Napa that have decent service and good food, at Solbar you are asking for vacation's trouble.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Richard H, General Manager at Solbar - Solage Calistoga, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide the details of your recent dining experience and for sharing so many meals with us during your stay. I apologize that the taste of some of the items was not to your liking and that the service did not meet your expectations. I have shared your comments with our Executive Chef to review with our culinary team and I have spoken with our restaurant managers who have discussed the details of your service with our associates. Your comments are extremely valuable in helping us to continually enhance our guest experience. It is my hope that we will have an opportunity to welcome you back during your next trip to Napa Valley.

Warm Regards,
Richard Hill
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic Outdoor Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Ok, so off the bat, if you're looking for a place to eat after drinking all that great Napa Valley wine, then i HIGHLY recommend Solbar. Make sure you sit outside and soak up the great CA weather and wind down with a bottle of wine. Next time we come to CA, we will be staying at this hotel. LOVE IT.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I can't say enough about the quality of food and the service at Solbar. This is one of my favorite restaurants wine country. Their menu is diverse and provides you with delicious options regardless of whether you're looking to indulge or eat on the lighter side. The menu changes frequently and it focuses on fresh clean flavors. You can't go wrong eating at Solbar!

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