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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in the Napa Valley

December 14th, 2018 Eat
Where to Eat on Christmas Day in the Napa Valley

Leave the stress of preparing a holiday meal behind by letting someone else do the cooking this Christmas. There are a number of spots around the Napa Valley that are keeping their doors open on Christmas Day. From a multi-course prix fixe meal to a la carte specials, the Napa Valley is the place to be for a festive feast.


Celebrate Christmas with Brix at their beautiful Napa location overlooking the Mayacamas mountains. Brix’s contemporary French-inspired California cuisine is designed to take advantage of their acres of gardens and vineyards to bring you a true farm-to-table experience. This Christmas, choose from starters like salmon tartare and roasted chestnut soup, and main courses of veal porterhouse and pan roasted duck breast. Top it off with a sticky toffee pudding with Guinness stout ice cream, poached pear, and toffee sauce. 7377 St Helena Hwy, Napa

Napkins Bar + Grill

This downtown Napa bistro serves up American comfort food with a global influence. Napkins Bar + Grill is the place to go on Christmas Day if you want something super casual. Try Chef Erasto Jacinto’s California-inspired dishes like grilled artichoke, angus ribeye, and local gourmet cheeses. The seasonal flavors pair excellent with their impressive wine list. Have a seat at their backlit waterfall bar, the only one north of San Francisco! 1001 2nd St, Napa

Tarla Mediterranean Bar + Grill

Join Tarla Mediterranean Bar + Grill for a special 3-course menu and a la carte options on Christmas Day. Give your holiday meal a Mediterranean makeover by indulging in baked crab dip, slow roasted prime rib au jus, and Greek donuts with a vanilla gelato. 1480 First St Napa

Bistro Jeanty

You won’t find a special Christmas menu at Bistro Jeanty, as this classic French bistro creates traditional dishes that are already suited for the holidays. Chef Philippe Jeanty’s Yountville eatery may be fine dining at its best, but the comfortable atmosphere and informal setting will make you feel at home. The restaurant is open every Christmas, and offers French classics like braised Brussels sprouts and Coq au Vin. 6510 Washington St, Yountville

Harvest Table

This St. Helena wine country kitchen features a menu of locally sourced ingredients and high-end dishes. Grab a Harvest Table signature cocktail from the bar. The Doc Fleming’s Milk Punch is the perfect Christmas libation - it mixes Glenmorangie 10 yr scotch, honey liqueur, ginger, lemon, spices, and an Ardbeg 10 yr float. Enjoy a Christmas dinner of Berkshire Pork with preserved fruits and maple or a Dry Aged Striploin with a red wine reduction before ending the night with a salted caramel custard. 1 Main St, St Helena

More Napa Valley Restaurants to Consider

In a valley dedicated to fine wine and food, there is no scarcity of restaurants that are open on Christmas Day. Here are more Napa Valley eateries where you can enjoy a delicious, memorable spread.

Siena, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa

Charlie Palmer Steak House, 1260 1st St, Napa

BANK Café and Bar, 1314 McKinstry St, Napa

Boon Fly Café, 4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa

Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar, 1260 1st St, Napa

ALBA, 1600 Soscol Ave, Napa

The Grill, 1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa

FARM at Carneros, 4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa

Lucy Restaurant & Bar, 6528 Yount St, Yountville

The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, 180 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford

Acacia House, 1915 Main St, St Helena

Solbar, 755 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga

We recommend making reservations ahead of time, as we expect these dining experiences to fill up fast.

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