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“A great "family style" dinner kicked up a few notches” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ad Hoc

Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1294
707-944-2487
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Ranked #13 of 22 Restaurants in Yountville
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Royal Oak, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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“A great "family style" dinner kicked up a few notches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Wanted something a little less formal but still adventurous for a recent last-minute trip to Napa.

The atmosphere was relaxed with a good vibrant buzz. This is not a sleepy place.

Clientele seemed a little younger than the usual Napa/Sonoma restaurants--late twenties to mid forties. Not that there weren't older folks, it just seemed a little younger to me--which is nice!

Our meal was great from beginning to end. A frisee salad with beets. Beef brisket with bacon wrapped endive, onions, and purple fingerling potatoes. Cheese plate. Pear crumble with vanilla ice cream. All of this served family-style and enough food for two hungry guys. We loved it.

Service was attentive but informal. Wine pairings were spot-on.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tustin, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Enjoyable dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We enjoyed dinner at Ad Hoc. The menu featured lots of local produce, in Napa style, as parts of the salad, main dish and cheese courses. The main course was steak which was served sliced in a skillet-type dish along with potatoes and different vegetables. All was tasty and well prepared. The dessert was peanut butter panna cotta, which to me was just OK. The servings are generous and the dinner is a decent value. Service was very good. I enjoyed the dinner, but I'm not sure I would do it again. I think it depends a lot on how much you like the night's menu.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Washington
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Limited Option menu but well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was probably the best pork chop I have ever eaten and seconded by my client. The room is a bit noisy when full but well lit and there is an outside option which next time I will take!

The menu is fixed with an option all prepared well with excellently trained staff. Wine is good but not as inclusive as I would have thought.

  • Visited September 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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Napa, California
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Tip top service...food was ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Since we have been to all of the dining venues in Yountville we thought why not try the fixed menu Ad Hoc. Service was very good...and attentive. Dishes are served family style...the salad was very fresh...but not that interesting...the spare ribs were nicely prepared...my party enjoyed the short ribs...but I am not a fan of pinto beans!
The cheese course as very nice and the key lime pie in jar was stellar, the best was saved for last.
It was not wow delicious just ok!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barrington, Illinois
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“Fried Chicken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Their fried chicken is to die for- a great meal in a very fun restaurant. Make your reservations early for the chicken dinner.

Visited September 2013
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