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“Simply Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of French Blue - CLOSED

French Blue
1429 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
707-968-9200
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Adams Street
Description: Fantastic Place. Only been open a week. great salads and wonderful patio for enjoying a glass of wine and the sites!!
Southampton, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Simply Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Mrs found this gem of a restaurant in Amex Departures magazine while planning our week in Napa. just a Small little plug about a couple of their dishes. The place is drop dead gorgeous, awesome bar, beautiful decor, Alphonso our server was exceptional, and the food was spectacular.

The dumplings, the sole, the flatbreads, amazing farm to table salads, all fantastic!

Met Stanley the owner, who was working the door the entire evening (how refreshing to see this these days) and he's very gracious and charming.

Beautiful outdoor patio with awesome fireplace/pit.

An absolute MUST if you are anywhere within 30 miles of this place. Departures usually doesn't miss- they sure didn't on this gem!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Atmosphere Awesome! Food Good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great place! Loved the atmosphere and service! Very excellent! Food was good and would recommend with the catch that it's EXPENSIVE! Most things are in Napa Valley but we had a routine breakfast, no alcohol or extras and it was $48 for breakfast. But if you don't mind spluging, the ambiance is awesome. They have a very cute patio to dine on in warmer weather. I loved it, just get ready to pay some cash.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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St. Helena, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“As good as it gets!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

I love this restaurant! I've been here about 6 times since it opened last summer and it always is amazing. Not only is it one of the few restaurants in St. Helena that serves breakfast, French Blue has a menu that is always slightly evolving (do there is always something new to try). It has both indoor and outdoor seating (with an outdoor fire when times are chilly). I can't recommend this place enough!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pinckney, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Food and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The food was excellent as was the service. The $10 corkage fee was reasonable. It has a relaxed atmosphere and not noisy so that you can carry on a conversation with your Tablemates.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Napa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“What a Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This new addition to Napa Valley is a real treat in every way...food, ambience, value, wait staff. We have been twice and plan to make it a regular haunt. Fish stew, hamburger, whole trout, cheese biscuit, cheese platter, sauvignon blanc were all above average.

Visited December 2012
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