The Restaurant at Meadowood

New American
$ $ $
900 Meadowood Ln
Saint Helena, CA 94574
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm

You have to marvel at Meadowood in Napa Valley, and at its chef, Chris Kostow. It was already a three-Michelin-starred restaurant when Kostow closed the place so that it could undergo a renovation under the direction of architect Howard Backen and designer George Federighi, one that stretched from the dining room to the kitchen. Kostow, one the country’s least-hyped, most amazing chefs, also re-examined his menus and reinvented the way he served his customers, coming up with a more curated experience for them, which the restaurant describes as "creating bespoke menus." Kostow says he sits down the night before guests visit to write out individual menus for the next day’s 70 customers. You will have to lay out some coin for the experience; the nine-to-10-course tasting menu costs $225 (and the chef's counter menu runs $500 per person), and if you want to truly enjoy the experience you should really stay at the adjacent luxury hotel, which will make the visit considerably more expensive but commensurately more wonderful. How's the food, you ask? Expect modern American cuisine featuring masterful technique and deft mixes of texture and flavor; alternately playful, straightforward, and serious. Meadowood is good. Really, really good.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015


  • The food is amazing - the service may actually surpass it. Drink pairings expensive as expected but totally worth it to take advantage of the vast wine selection (and they may even pair w beer).
  • Fantastic setting, excellent food and service. Quiet and serene, the wine pairing was an incredible value and made the expeirience that much better.
  • Michelin 2013, 3 stars
  • YES!! Excited for birthday dinner. #michelinStar
  • After the meal - either a nine-course tasting menu or an extravagant chef's-counter menu - diners can go into the kitchen to watch the white-coated staff creating dishes for the 60 to 75 luckydiners.
  • Be sure to explore the cocktail menu. Sam is a genius.
  • Don't bother, extremely overrated. Find another $$$ restaurant you love and eat there five times for the same price. Thank me later.
  • I am the 4th Michelin Star and I give myself to you. #fin
  • Amazing Restaurant
  • Such a wonderful experience. The staff was fantastic. The food was delicious.
  • A gem of a place to come for special occasions. You get what you pay for. and list off the hook (one more brown butter bourbon please). Beer from local brewer Mad Fritz.
  • Modern three star Michelin restaurant with a stunning interior. Book well ahead
  • Outstanding! Lives up to its 3 star Michelin rating! The food was perfectly paired with the wine, staff was outstanding!
  • Do yourself a favor and book the chef's counter. Absolutely amazing experience food and service wise. You will get a few special dishes not available to the main dining room. Better lighting too!
  • Fantastic range of flavors with a fresh feel
  • Try the watermelon tequila cocktail!
  • The menu is amazing. Table de chef
  • Ambiance, mostly great food, it is a tasting restaurant- recommendations are not applicable. The bad - my friend is allergic to fish. So, the fish was not served for either of us. Ridiculous
  • Well if the Four Square "experts" date Barolo higher than this wonderful dining experience, they likely will tell that fish don't fool around in the water...
  • Fantastic restaurant with unique plating.

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900 Meadowood Ln