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“The Best in Calistoga” 5 of 5 stars
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Calistoga Kitchen
1107 Cedar St, Calistoga, CA
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Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in Calistoga
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
San Francisco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The Best in Calistoga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We went to this restaurant by accident when our original restaurant did not have any good vegetarian options. We are glad we went! The Calistoga Kitchen is definitely the best we had in Calistoga and would be competitive in San Francisco. The only weak point was the dessert which wasn't bad, just not as great as the rest of the meal. We'll definitely go back again when we return to Calistoga.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Francisco
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Wanting my husband's birthday dinner to be perfect, I chose the Calistoga kitchen and couldn't be happier with the outcome. Our waiter was wonderfully attentive without being too present. And the food was simply delicious. Normally I steer clear of gnocchi, finding it too heavy, but something about the description pulled me in. What an amazing blend of texture and taste. Simply the best gnocchi I've ever tasted. Each course was a delight with a nice, albeit short but very reasonably priced wine list. After the meal Rick the chef came to each table to ask after our experience and my husband even received a birthday serenade from the next table. Overall a wonderful experience and we will absolutely come back.

Visited December 2013
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Northern CA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Great short rib!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner here, and both ordered the short rib. It was delicious. The mashed sweet potato was amazing. My mom had a bowl of the duck soup and it was tasty as well. :) Nice ambiance, too.

Visited December 2013
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Service is everything”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went 2 nights in a row because the food was delicious . The first evening we thought maybe the service was an anomaly, however the second night concluded our findings. The servers treated us like we were imposing on their evening and an inconvenience. The Chief made excellent food and he came out and checked on us, we gave him kudos on the food. It is unfortunate that such a great atmosphere and food can be spoiled by servers that do not seam to care - upgrading the customer service will change this place from average to amazing.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gander, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great meals in wine country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We were 2 couples looking for a place to eat while walking through the town of Calistoga. We stopped to look at the menu and were treated by Rick at the door. He answered any questions we had withe the menu and with that we went inside to eat. I ordered the lamb sirloin while the rest of the group ordered the braised beef. My Lamb was cooked to perfection and well seasoned and the sides of white beans and ratatouille were a great complement to the meal. From all accounts the braised beef with sweet potato mash was great as well. The service and attentiveness of the staff was also great.. Highly recommended

Visited October 2013
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