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Goose & Gander

1245 Spring St. (Main St.) Send to Phone
707-967-8779 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Napa Valley public house serving rustic American dishes and craft cocktails.
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Goose & Gander Restaurant Review

: After nearly a decade of acclaim, Pat Kuleto's Martini House shuttered in late 2010 and gave way to Goose & Gander. The 1923 Craftsman house, which was once the home of opera singer (and alleged bootlegger) Walter Martini, was renovated but still retains its charms. In the upstairs dining room, vintage duck decoys overlook diners at tables and booths. The patio is another agreeable seating option, but be sure to check out the speakeasy-style bar in the basement. To this day, making the descent to it still feels like you're going somewhere special. Proprietor Andrew Florsheim, a Chicago restaurateur who now resides in the Napa Valley, knows what people want to eat. To that end, he has entrusted executive chef Kelly McCown. Start off with roasted bone marrow slathered with tarragon mustard vinaigrette or the grilled Spanish octopus with smoked paprika, lentils, sauce gribiche and purple mizuna. Main dishes range from ricotta gnocchi with white truffle "pesto" to Scottish salmon with English spring peas, dill crème fraîche and prosciutto to "The G&G Burger" made with grass-fed beef, Gruyère cheese and house-smoked bacon. Complete your meal with the salted caramel chocolate tart with coffee ice cream and anglaise sauce. The wine list is, of course, dominated by Napa selections, but also includes French Champagnes and Tokaji Furmint, an aromatic white wine from Hungary. Cocktails are another source of pride; there's an ever-changing roster with options like the Bali Spice Old Fashioned with St. George Spirits Breaking & Entering Bourbon, clove, cinnamon, star anise, orange and bitters.

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