Friends of ours recommended Press for our visit to Napa and we were definitely not disappointed! The service was excellent; the server was attentive but not intruding and she made excellent recommendations off of the menu. Since we had never been there everything sounded good, but she gave us her honest opinion on some of the best items on the menu. she also explained the differences between the USDA Prime and Wagyu beef and expanded on how the cuts would taste and which would have more or less fat etc. I ended up ordered the USDA Prime Flat Iron and my husband the Kurobuta Pork Chop. We also shared the Truffle Mac and Cheese and the Loaded Mini Baked Potatoes. Both of the side dishes were suggestions from the server and we were glad we listened to her! The truffle mac and cheese was creamy and flavorful but the truffles were not overpowering. The loaded baked potatoes had scallions, sour cream, sharp cheddar and garlic on them and were made with a combination of red, purple and yukon gold potatoes. My steak came out with two large roasted garlic cloves on top and I am such a fan of garlic that I pressed the cloves out of their skin and ate them alongside the steak. The steak itself had excellent flavor and was very juicy. My husband also loved his pork chop - not dry at all, cooked to a perfect medium and full of flavor as well. The portions here are definitely large so after ordering we determined that we could have shared a meal. By the time we finished (and we ate every bite because everything was so delicious), we had no room for dessert, however everything on the menu sounded fabulous. We also really enjoyed the atmosphere - very contemporary but with a cozy feeling at the same time. There appeared to be a nice outdoor seating area but the night we dined there was a bit chilly so we opted for a cushy booth along the front windows. The restaurant also featured a big fireplace near the kitchen which when lit would be nice. If you want a nice meal while in the Napa/St. Helena area this is definitely the place to visit, however I would recommend making a reservation since they seemed to be pretty busy.
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