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“Lunch with a beautiful view!”
Review of Bardessono

Bardessono
Ranked #18 of 29 Restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Finnel Street
San Jose, California
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Lunch with a beautiful view!”
Reviewed August 31, 2011

Had lunch at the Bardessono when I stayed there for a weekend. Loved the variety on the menu and the freshness of the food. The price tag is not too bad either.

Sit outside at this restaurant because the view of the fountain is just amazing.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank Joy S
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Los Gatos, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed June 3, 2011

Many good restaurants are closed on Tues. & Wed. nights in Napa so it was just luck that we found Bardessono. We completely enjoyed our dinner. The waiter was excellent, explaining the food prep and ingredients. Service was at a good pace so we could enjoy each course and not feel rushed. I love beet salads and this one was really terrific. We liked the choice of small or regular size portions on many of the dishes. The duck was lean and flavorful. The artichoke risotto was unique. The wines by the glass were good and not overpriced. After wine tasting all day, we really didn't want to have a full bottle for 2 people. So give it a try, you won't be disappointed !

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank Orlando1944
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Toledo, OH
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Nice surprise!”
Reviewed April 10, 2011

Excellent Wines to choose from! We had gnocchi with black truffles and lamb as the main dish... de-lish!! It was really great...

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Thank drnewfie
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California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Stuck in hotel restaurant mode”
Reviewed January 2, 2011

We ate at the hotel restaurant due to a great deal with the room. Based on other reviews, I was expecting better than average food and poor ambiance. Others called it... It was a cold atmosphere... Felt like a hotel restaurant. The menu looked interesting, but our room deal had us signed up for a pre-set meal. I suspect the food would have been better had we had the opportunity to pick what we wanted. Not sure I'd go back again.

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Thank pcalhoun
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California
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3 reviews
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“Terrible Service, above average food”
Reviewed January 1, 2011

We had dinner at Bardessono prior to a show we were seeing in the area. Despite the fact that we told the waiter when we sat down the time we expected to leave, the service was painfully slow. We sat down at the table at 6pm, waited 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive, then another 30 for the salads, at 7;15 one of us had to get up and discuss the service with the Maitre d'. The entrees finally arrived and we had rush through eating and skip dessert and coffee. Oh, and then it took another five minutes to get someone to run the credit card.

Having said that, the food was quite good. We certainly would not go back if we had a show to get to, but might consider it if we were looking for an extremely long leisurely evening meal.

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Thank ehenn
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