Napa is the largest amongst the five towns in Napa Valley. Conveniently located an hour south of Sacramento and an hour north of San Francisco, the place offers an impressive diversity of activities and a variety of delicacies.
Once you’re here, you’ll experience an unexpected blend of urban activities. The food trucks and interactive street art adorning the town create a pleasant atmosphere.
There’s a lively farmer’s market and hidden tasting rooms, and you can enjoy a quiet river walk. The town also has a vibrant nightlife. It’s no wonder people flock to Napa.
You might want a private place to dine with your partner, family, or friends. One of my best moments in the town was an intimate dinner I enjoyed with my wife.
Best Private Dining Restaurants in Napa
- FARM Napa Valley
- Morimoto Napa
- Cordeiro’s Steakhouse
- Napkins Bar & Grill
- La Toque
- Hilltop restaurant
- Boon Fly Café
- Carneros Resort and Spa
- Cole’s Chop House
No matter what occasion you want to commemorate, this list will point you in the right direction.
Below are the best restaurants for private dining in Napa Valley.
610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
Morimoto Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge is all about the Morimoto lifestyle. This high-end Japanese restaurant is located in Downtown Napa.
Once you get in, what meets your eyes is a wide-open retail environment, not the regular restaurant atmosphere.
The entrance to the dining room is gorgeous, with warm white oak shelving and soothing grays.
The restaurant has a private dining section featuring in its open floor plan, perfect for a graduation party, anniversary, or wedding rehearsal dinner.
I ordered a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut, my favorite wine. My wife opted for Morimoto Nigori (premium sake) as we waited for Masaharu Morimoto’s (chef/restaurant owner) famous food full of perfectly-balanced flavors.
The food in this restaurant integrates Western and Japanese ingredients. I would recommend you try one of their cold or hot appetizers before taking a chef’s combination of either sashimi or sushi as you enjoy the cozy private space with your loved ones.
1140 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
We visited TORC restaurant on our last night in Napa. Admittedly, I had the best meal of my stay at Napa here.
The restaurant is located in Downtown Napa and offers American cuisines. TORC’s private dining is on the restaurant’s second floor.
You can either choose to have the French doors opened to let in the main dining room’s energy or closed if you prefer a very intimate environment.
Chef Sean O’Toole will be of great help to you if you’re interested in a seated dinner. He can create a custom six-course (individually plated tasting menu for your table). You can also choose your own three- or four-course meal served family-style.
I had the fillet and short rib while she had risotto with roasted quail. Not only were the meals exquisite, but the atmosphere was tremendous and everything reasonably priced.
2025 Monticello Rd, Napa, CA 94558
Cordeiro’s Steakhouse is located at the base of the East Hills of the Napa Valley, along Monticello Road and close to Silverado Trail.
The restaurant boasts nothing less than what you’re looking for in private dining rooms. And if you require a very intimate environment, they have an enclosed outdoor private dining room. It’s the best place to host a corporate meeting, wedding reception, and more.
I recommend taking clam chowder soup and Caesar salad (prepared tableside). It will leave you licking your fingers.
Going by my family’s expressions, the food here is excellent, including the drinks. We spent our evening at the enclosed outdoor private dining room and had a great family time. Undoubtedly, their service comes second to no other place in Napa.
Napkins Bar & Grill
1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559
Whether you’re looking for a fulfilling dinner, weekend brunch, late-night, or happy hour bites in a private space, Napkins Bar and Grill is the place for you.
The restaurant is located at the heart of Downtown Napa. Their menu comprises fish, steak, seafood, omelets, pasta, eggs, and sandwiches, not to mention their handcrafted, delicious cocktails.
Here, you can enjoy ultimate privacy on the restaurant’s patio overlooking the Napa River. Alternatively, you can sit outside in the garden. Either venue will work great for your next graduation dinner, family reunion, or anything else.
I had a fried chicken sandwich, but I still couldn’t resist tasting the Beef Brisket Sandwich. Every meal here is delicious. The dining experience here is memorable.
1314 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559
La Toque is a fine-dining lair located in the Westin Verasa Napa. The restaurant offers the best blend of service and American cuisine, thanks to their experienced chefs and highly professional waiters.
I have dined here twice. The second time was the best, with my family and friends at a patio with overhead heaters and cement floors.
Chef Ken Frank’s La Toque makes truly delicious food accompanied with good wine. Make sure you order tagliatelle with shaved truffle, although any of the chef’s tasting menu courses are fabulous. They’re all worthy of a Michelin star.
The experience here with all the privacy I needed with my loved ones was terrific.
4040 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, CA 9455
Hilltop Restaurant is a professionally run, family-owned, operated restaurant in Sonoma, Napa. The place offers American cuisine and has a very attentive staff.
I once went here with a friend and spent several hours there. I enjoyed their fabulous food and delicious wine on their expansive courtyard patio. It’s a great location for a cocktail party, business meeting, or anniversary party.
My favorite dish here was Brussel sprouts. My friend had chips and guac, which you can also accompany with a chicken wrap and fish tacos.
Boon Fly Café
4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, CA 94559
Boon Fly Café is another great place to enjoy a private moment with your loved ones in Sonoma, Napa.
The restaurant is 17 miles away once you turn from Highway 29 to 12/121 toward Sonoma. You’ll just turn right once you spot two red buildings into the Boon Fly Café driveway.
Their satisfying modern cuisine is based on Napa’s agricultural heritage of Napa. I started my morning here and took Fly donuts.
They tasted divine, and I couldn’t resist making a dinner reservation where my family and I had fried chicken at their private dining space.
I can only say all their meals, including their nightly dinner specials, which you should try, by the way, are award-winning.
Carneros Resort and Spa
4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, CA 94559
Carneros Resort and Spa, one of the best in the world, boasts a romantic wine country setting. The resort, located in Sonoma, Napa, is surrounded by picturesque countryside and rolling vineyards.
When Valentine’s weekend caught up with me in Napa, I couldn’t find a better place to stay with my wife. We spent the weekend in one of their private free-standing cottages.
The culinary experience is unforgettable, prepared with fresh, local farm products. Wine and beer are in plenty. The Executive Chef, Jeffrey Jake, ensures all meals professionally. My favorite meal was a gourmet hamburger.
Everything about Carneros Resort and Spa, including its three restaurants (Farm at Carneros, Hilltop Dining Room, and Boon Fly Café), is exceptional. You’re guaranteed 100% privacy.
Cole’s Chop House
1122 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
Cole’s Chop House is another excellent place to enjoy private dining in Napa. It’s situated on Main Street, Downtown, Napa. Locals call it the Classic American Steakhouse.
The restaurant’s menu features 21-day dry-aged prime steaks. All their meat is U.S.D.A certified.
The place also offers fresh seafood, New Zealand lamb, formula-fed zeal, and Midwestern corn-fed Black Angus beef. You have a lot to choose from on their menu. Mind you, all their steaks are tasty.
I had Pork Chop and Little Gem Salad for dinner here. We also shared a 21-day dry-aged Porterhouse Steak, which left us licking our fingers.
After a long day in the streets, such great food and a glass of wine in a private environment are all we wanted.
People love their seafood, too, with most people going for the New Zealand Ora King Salmon Filet. It’s worth trying out.
500 Main St G, Napa, CA 94559
Private dining at Celadon Restaurant, situated on Napa riverfront property at the heart of Downtown Napa, is bound to make your stay in Napa unforgettable.
In their private dining room, you have a variety of foods to select from. Their menu features Asian, Mediterranean, and American flavors.
This restaurant is the place to be if you want to host a wedding rehearsal dinner, family reunion, or any other occasion.
I recommend their Thai coconut mussels and crispy braised pork belly lettuce cups. You can also have the roast beef salad.
I assure you whatever you choose to have, it will be worth every penny.
One thing is for sure, making a reservation with any of these restaurants is worth it. They offer the best private dining in Napa, absolutely free of any disturbance. You’ll also enjoy excellent service, delicious food, and great views.
If you want more while you’re visiting Napa, don’t forget to check out my top picks for places to eat.
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