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“Great Service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Etoile - CLOSED

Etoile
Cuisines: French, American, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: étoile is one of Napa Valley’s most celebrated destinations and the only fine dining restaurant in Napa Valley located in a winery. An extraordinary setting, innovative regional California cuisine with a French influence, and seamless service combine to create the ultimate food and wine experience. At étoile, Chef Perry Hoffman marries classic, French-influenced technique with contemporary culinary innovation and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Hoffman works closely with Chandon winemakers to explore the interplay between wine and food, enhancing the experience of both. Guests may dine a la carte, or explore the ultimate food and wine pairing experience through Chef Hoffman's tasting menus at lunch and dinner. The restaurant features a Wine Spectator "Best of" Award Wine list and received a Michelin star in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Michelin Guide after being recommended in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Being new to wine in general, and especially sparkling wines, we made this our first stop in Napa. Great service, and beautiful grounds.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank leakypipe23
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  • English first
  • French first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Santa Fe
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211 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Lively atmosphere and great sparklers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

One of the first places our group of 6 visited. Elena served us and was great! Two of us joined the club after the sampler and we bought a lot of great wine. The day you join the club you enjoy a 50% discount on all wines. Woohoo! Stock up, people! Etoile rose too! Everything tastes better at 50% off. We swarmed the gift shop and stocked up on wines. The patio was open and the weather was perfect for lounging about with a crisp cold glass of bubbles. Thanks again, Chandon!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank XenaSfe
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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

We enjoyed our time here. The staff was amazing, it was 10 am and the environment was energetic and super fun. Got some great recommendations from the staff to visit some magical places in the valley. Will return!

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank Jennifer G
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Must for Napa Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

I have had the pleasure of dining at Etoile on multiple occasions- with friends, with family, and with my spouse. On every occasion I had an excellent experience. The service was top notch whether with children, a couple, or a large group. The quality of food is superb, the wine selection is very good, and the ambiance tops off the experience. I highly recommend the tasting menu.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank BB32547
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Kamakura, Japan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

We had a lunch in Thanksgiving weekend. Modern decor with holiday season touch as well as the colored leaves painted through the perfectly polished large glass windows gave us plenty of feel of the season. My wife and I were pleased with the appetizers in both their tastes and presentations. But, what amazed us the most were the scallops my wife had and the beef tenderloin I had. They were simply perfect. They were so perfect that we were both smiling throughout. By the way, the paired wines were excellent also.
Only weakness I could notice at this restaurant was the desserts. They tasted just average for a high standard restaurant after other perfect dishes.
Our server was eager to make our meal enjoyable and he succeeded in doing so.
I would not hesitate recommending this restaurant to anybody.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Tadashi_of_Kamakura
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