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ad hoc

6476 Washington St. (Vintner Ct.) Send to Phone
707-944-2487 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The clock’s tick-tock stops for ad hoc.   Thomas Keller is GAYOT's 2013 Best Restaurateur in the U.S.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 7 reviews
Dining room at ad hoc, Yountville, CA

ad hoc Restaurant Review

: Originally conceived as Thomas Keller’s temporary placeholder restaurant for his long-held burger joint fantasy, ad hoc’s no longer just here today---it’s here to stay. Those into the pop-up shop trend, or perhaps those hopeful for French Laundry seconds, have assured its existence. Still, in keeping with the impromptu concept, a four-course prix-fixe dinner shifts daily. The menu comes pronged inside a plain brown file folder stickered with the all-lowercase ad hoc name on the tab. Casual servers in slate bowling shirts bring ample family-style platters for diners to dig into themselves. This is simple, homey food with a pedigree. For instance, you might find a baby iceberg wedge salad with Hobb’s bacon, or a cheese course with local honey. While you ought not put your money on it, Mondays tend to feature fried chicken in various disguises; it’s their busiest night of the week for a reason---it’s truly divine. Accompaniments are mostly hits, but some improvisations miss. Finish with desserts like pineapple upside-down cake with creamy coconut ice cream.

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