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“Great soup and chicken salad”
Review of VINeleven

VINeleven
Ranked #87 of 289 Restaurants in Napa
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Redwood Road
Description: VINEleven is the all-new restaurant and bar at the Napa Valley Marriott featuring mouth-watering small plates, shared plates paired with a beautiful wine list and hand-crafted cocktails. Dine in our new indoor/outdoor space.
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Great food, moderately priced and convenient since we were staying at the Marriott. The soup with navy beans and chorizo was delicious!

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

This was the restaurant inside our hotel, which can sometimes be hit or miss. This was definitely a hit! The food was great and the service was amazing.

1  Thank KGLasVegas
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

This had a good online review that must have been posted by the restraunt owners. It is just a little lobby bar/cafe restraunt. You are right on the main corridor of the Marriott Hotel it is in. Much of the seating is not appropriat for trying to eat food, as opposed to drinking. Slow service, average food, nothing special, and in fact not even average.

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

We were staying at the Marriott and also had a Groupon good for 2 drinks and 2 desserts at VINeleven, which we used on our last night in Napa. Marcos was our server and was great! His recommendations were right on, service was prompt and very friendly. This was a perfect ending to a day of wine tasting. For the drinks we had Rye Masher and Strawberry Refresher - each made of fresh ingredients and very tasty. For the desserts we chose banana bread pudding and an apple cherry crisp with vanilla ice cream. The banana bread pudding melted in my mouth with chunks of banana throughout. Amazing! Unfortunately we were not hungry enough to enjoy the full menu, but we will return to try other menu items!

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Reviewed July 27, 2011

VINeleven (that isn't a typo - creative form of: Vintage 2011) brings the A-game to their table. Part of a multi-million dollar renovation at the Marriott Napa Valley Hotel & Spa, VINeleven officially opened April, 2011 and raised the bar on hotel lobby restaurants! The decor is sophisticated and comfortable. If you want to truly escape, there's plenty of alfresco seating on the adjacent patio/courtyard which acts as an expansion of the lobby. For a more intimate setting, there are cozy tables incircled by curtains if you want to see and not be seen.

The food is exquisite. Chef Brian Whitmer has blessed this dining experience with his many years of chefly accumen and a love of sourcing local. It all comes together in the most beautiful package. An on-sight culinary garden seasonally provides gifts from the Earth. What it lacks, well, again, this is Napa Valley and California. We have it all!

Okay! To start! How about Garden to Glass Cocktails. Besides the requisite alcohol....fresh mint, basil, lemon verbena, California strawberries. Shaken or stirred, the combinations are delish. Plus, all of the fabulous wines from near and far in Napa Valley and beyond.

The most important combinations come on the small plate menu. While the plates may be smaller than most, the portions are beyond adequate and the flavors are HUGE! Apps -- and I don't mean on your smart phone -- although you could -- my personal favorite was the flatbread with caramelized onions, goat cheese, marinated olives and living watercress. But, no wait, the crispy jumbo asparagus and Meyer lemon aioli...yes, that was my favorite. The crisp was a cornmeal skin and the asparagus were really jumbo and bursting with flavor and tender, tender, tender.

It was all uphill from there. 'Brian's Kansas-style BBQ Pork Ribs" pay homage to Chef Brian's KC roots. They were wonderfully fat (and by that I mean meaty and flavorful) and the sauce had just the perfect kick. Small side of coleslaw was crisp! What else? Oh, slipped an East Coast Crab Cake in there. While the crust was a bit heavier than I prefer, the crab was moist and wonderfully seasoned. The "small plate" Smoked Ribeye was hardly small. About six ounces, it was fabulously dressed with morel mushrooms and braised escarole. It was stunning. Followed by the Little Gems Romaine the perfect finish.

But wait! Desserts!!! I can only tell you to try and save room and order more than one. I fell in love with Ricotta Cheesecake with strawberries. This lovely cake made with local Bellweather Farms Ricotta is Heaven on Earth. Fresh berries and a light cream. But then there's always the morning and more delights at breakfast including house-made granola, cornmeal pancakes, eggs Benny, and on and on. Food coma on the horizon.

The menus change monthly and I can only dream about what the culinary future might hold.

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