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“Excellent Dinner with fresh local ingredients”
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Ranked #11 of 52 Restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This was a recommendation from a friend that is familiar with St Helena and vicinity. The restaurant did not disappoint. They were very busy, but our table was ready and waiting for us when we arrived (we called for reservations a couple of days in advance). This is a small place (they also have a small plates bistro right next door). We were seated promptly. The hostess was very nice and accommodating of our toddler.

The service overall all was very efficient and friendly. We ordered the heirloom tomato and burrata appetizer which was excellent. The tomatoes were very fresh as was the basil A very good start to our dinner.

For entrees, we ordered the risotto with Halibut (this dish changes nightly based on fresh available ingredients), the double cut pork chop, the Monterrey King Salmon, and the pan-roasted chicken. All of these were excellent.

For me, the big surprise was the chicken as it was very well prepared and frankly sets a benchmark for how chicken should be cooked. I wold not normally order chicken, but this one I would again. All of the other dishes were equally outstanding.

If you are in the area, this is most definitely worth a visit. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank agg2011
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great "little" neighborhood restaurant with 2 separate restaurants. One is for small plates and pizza, the other is pastas! We really enjoyed the margherita pizza and a local beer (in wine country)!

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Cook through a recommendation of someone who has been coming to Napa Valley for years and located in the trendy and upmarket St Helena. All produce is sourced locally and the food is fantastic, tasty and simple. Great atmosphere and vibe with lots of people talking and laughing at neighbouring tables. When mentioning to others, they had tried to book but it was already full so do book in advance if visiting at a popular time.

Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

My wife and I both had excellent, fresh pasta dishes here. I wasn't crazy about their labeled wine, but had an amazing appetizer of pan fried peppers (and ordered seconds). The place is small, but the food fresh and the service good.

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Thank mudfoot
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit to Cook Our preference is eating at the bar - they also have quite a few tables
The food is Italian influenced Californian with great flavours and healthy and tasty ingredients Try the halibut on saffron risotto
Salads are great and the pasta even better !
Staff are very friendly and knowledgable - just a great place to spend a few hours

Thank David C
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