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Tucked into the stunning Solage Calistoga resort and spa, Solbar is wine country personified—breezy, sunny and serene, with local, farm-fresh food. The...
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Reviewed May 12, 2024

I wish I could give more stars for the service, which was decent, but the food was atrocious. I cannot believe this place has a Michelin star -- how is that possible? They could not get scrambled eggs right, and after it was sent back...twice and our poor waitress who kept apologizing for the kitchen, we gave up -- she looked like she was going to cry despite our good nature about the situation, but that told us that the kitchen was flopping across the board. The pancakes were good, but weirdly served on a TINY plate (why do restaurants do that -- especially with a messy dish?? Disappointing, we won't be back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed December 12, 2023

Lovely restaurant with amazing food and attentive service. Located just across from the Four Seasons.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed July 28, 2023 via mobile

It was an amazing dinner. First had drinks at bar. Great bourbon selection Then had dinner outside, the service was great. Bridget was our server, The food was spectacular. We ordered the filet with Broccolini. Both were incredible. We also had the black cod. It...was amazing. The triple chocolate tart was the fantastic finish. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 23, 2023 via mobile

Perfect anniversary meal. We ate here twice during our weekend getaway. The service was excellent and they offer indoor and outdoor seating. We decided to order the oysters, spicy gulf shrimp lettuce wraps, Parker house rolls and the black cod. We finished with the butterscotch...pudding which is a must have. We will be back and try everything else on the menu !More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 18, 2023 via mobile

We have eaten at SolBar many times and have been very happy with the ambiance, food and service. Unfortunately, this past Friday afternoon we were a bit disappointed in the food…ambiance was lovely as always and our server was very nice. It was a simple...meal— we had the Parker house rolls ( awesome) , a bottle of Pol Roger, Fish tacos and the Banh mi sandwich. On previous visits the tacos were nicely served in stainless “taco dividers”, with some garnish on the plate. This time there were just 3 tacos wrapped in paper on the plate. Good but nothing to write home about. The banh mi sandwich was just that…a sandwich on a plate…nothing special..no garnish. I have grown to expect more from Solbar…we were not eating poolside— ( in which case I understand a more basic plating…but at the table on the patio I was a bit disappointed. I truly believe the presentation of a meal is equally important as the taste of the food. So while this will not prevent me from visiting again I sincerely hope this was a one off…and that the kitchen staff will put more attention to plating in the futureMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 3, 2023

Good but over-rated and over-priced. Tasty but a little pretentious vibe going on here. It’s within a hotel…I normally would never ever eat at a hotel. Sitting outside on a beautiful evening at 5:30. Lounge music playing quietly and a view of the pool and...fountain next to me. Omar was the food server…professional, personable and knowledgeable Octopus— crazy good. Warm grilled octopus over slightly chilled noodles with a peanut sauce. Little gem salad: good but nothing special. Like the green goddess dressing Pasta—disappointing. If I was on a sailboat with UK sailors instead of corn it woulda had peas in it. Bread—hard to go wrong with fresh warm bread Overall, like most hotel restaurants…it’s over rated.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 30, 2023

My friend and I vacationed in Yountville CA, flew into Santa Rosa Airport, stopped by Solbar for lunch before going to our first wine tasting on the route to Yountville. To note we also stopped by for lunch again on our way back to the...airport. Both times were great! 5 STARS for food and service! First time, I did make a reservation, Julian took good care of us. Second time, no reservations, sat in the bar area where Alfredo took good care of us. Food and cocktails ordered both time were the Green Flash, Beer, Yellowtail Cevichi , Shrimp Cocktail, Beef Carpaccio and the Corn Soup. All the food and service were excellent! My only complaint was the unruly patrons, that seemed to be locals that were so obnoxiously disrespectful to others like ourselves dining around him. His language, threats and racial threats were so inappropriate. He was obviously a big spender which puts the restaurant at an awkward position to confront him, but then losing other customers because no action was taking place. If I were to revisit and saw him again, I would leave right away and go elsewhere. Atmosphere: beautifully decorated. Service: excellent. Food: excellent.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 2, 2023

A PERFECT EVENING UNDER THE FIRST CLEAR NAPA VALLEY SKY THIS YEAR WITH A PERFECT MEAL TO CELEBRATE. We made a reservation several weeks ago, fully expecting to be inside as it seems not to have stopped raining since Christmas. When we arrived, it was...nice enough to sit outside. An hour later a couple of heaters kept the comfort level excellent. But we came for the food. Solbar is one of the best restaurants in Napa Valley - and we are locals. The food this night was simply perfect. My wife had the Black Cod - perfect she said. The men had Pork Schnitzel. Every note was gone on all three plates. The service from reception to wait staff to somms was perfect and I mean perfect. We enjoy meals out often in the Valley. Solbars servicer is very hard to beat - not sure where I would go for better.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 6, 2023

I'm shocked that this restaurant is so highly rated. It's the kind of food that looks fancy but isn't actually that great. My partner got the cod bowl and it was drenched in a gross sweet sauce. I shelled out for lobster rolls and they...were okay but pretty flavorless. We had much better meals elsewhere in Calistoga. The venue is pretty for a drink .More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 26, 2023 via mobile

Corkage and outrageous $50 a bottle. In wine country! Food ok. Portions small. Ordered rockfish and got 2 tiny clams and 2 shrimp. Duck well cooked again two slices .. for $50. Appetizer of sesame dip came with … not veggies but lettuce leaves! Not...sure how to Justify EVER going back to this restaurant. Sad. Had heard good things about the restaurant from friends. Pick anything else that doesn’t take advantageMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 15, 2022 via mobile

We took our nephew and his wife for a birthday dinner while visiting there in October and had a wonderful dinner with bubbly and fantastic food. The service was excellent, the sommelier was very helpful and fun. It was an incredibly special evening with loved...onesMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 10, 2022 via mobile

The food is phenomenal the service was outstanding and you need to eat here. I suppose if you frequent 5 star restaurants you may not be as impressed as I was but if you're a regular person treating yourself you will be blown away! Between...the table we had the fresh sourdough, 48 hour braised short ribs and the Miso Black Cod. I actually ordered the fish because I wanted to try something I would never order and I don't especially love fish. Well Solbar changed that! I'm a huge fan now though I'm sure no other restaurant could come close. We're not the fanciest people and at many places especially Sam's Social Club where we didn't feel welcomed. Solbar was the best friendly guenuine wonderful staff and amazing food. Oh and don't miss the chocolate cake or the tequila based spicy cocktail. If I ever find my way back to Napa Solbar will be my restaurant of choice.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022

My wife and I took her sister and partner there recently. Her sister is deploying next week and we wanted to connect and break bread together. The food was delicious. The environment was lovely. The server was so kind and fun. We can't wait to...go back!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022

We ate lunch but have previously eaten dinner here and the service is warm and efficient. The food is really delicious.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

We tried the breakfast this time and it was delicious. We had Maine lobster omelets, the waffle with Nutella and banana slices and their French press coffee. Enjoyed eating on the patio! Always a favorite place for a quality meal in Calistoga. But it comes...at a price!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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