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Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Rd. (Zinfandel Ln.) Send to Phone
Sip wine and watch the sunset on Auberge du Soleil's romantic deck overlooking Napa Valley.
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Breakfast & Dinner daily, Lunch Mon.-Fri., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Auberge du Soleil Restaurant Review

: A noted location for romantic dining, Auberge du Soleil also enjoys a brisk lunch trade, despite its comparatively remote location. Nestled high in the eastern wall of Napa Valley, it boasts a deck affording views (on a clear day) all the way to the Mayacamas Range, the natural divide between Sonoma and Napa counties. It's a perfect backdrop for an afternoon respite. Dinner openers may include poached Maine lobster with brown butter, orange, apple and hibiscus, or hiramasa crudo, slow-cooked egg, soba and Hong Kong vinaigrette. Main courses might range from Prime beef pavé with crispy polenta, wild mushrooms, Swiss chard and caramelized shallots to spiced local lamb with verjus poached quince, chestnuts and red wine coffee sauce. The affable waitstaff is attentive but not overbearing, always at the ready but respectful of diners’ privacy. Moreover, they are well-versed in both the cuisine from chef Robert Curry and the globetrotting wine list (local wines well-represented too, of course) and know how to pair these elements in ways that showcase both the foods and the wines at their finest. Their recommendations will not disappoint, nor will the evening ambience, which is bolstered by the western setting sun that bathes the valley in amber light.

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