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Yountville Boasts the Most Outdoor Dining Per Capita in Wine Country


Nearly every restaurant in town offers outdoor seasonal dining

Yountville NVMarch 9, 2020, Yountville, CA — Yountville, the culinary heart of the Napa Valley, boasts the most outdoor dining spots per capita in wine country, with nearly all of its restaurants and cafés offering al fresco dining. With pleasant weather arriving in the spring and lasting until late autumn, the Town of Yountville is the ideal location to dine in the sunshine or under the stars.

From Chef Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc on one end to Bouchon Bistro on the other end, dining establishments in SoYo (South Yountville) that feature outdoor dining spaces include Keller’s Addendum, La Calenda and Bouchon Bakery, Bistro Jeanty from Chef Philippe Jeanty, Bottega, Ottimo and Coqueta Napa Valley from Chef Michael Chiarello, Atelier Fine Foods & Catering, Mini Model Bakery, and Protea Restaurant with its rooftop dining. Finally, Velo Deli & Pizzeria Yountville offers picnic tables for a quick, house made sandwich or slice of pizza between wine tastings. Additionally, all the public parks in town also offer picnic tables, no reservations required!

In NoYo (North Yountville), options for open air dining include a variety of establishments, including R&D Kitchen, RH Yountville and Southside, each offering a variety of cuisines, wine, beer and cocktails to be enjoyed al fresco by fountains and fire pits alike.

Resorts with on-site dining also offer the option of enjoying a meal outdoors. The lush patio at Lucy Restaurant and Bar at Bardessono is ideal for enjoying the cuisine of Chef Jim Leiken, and Chef Victor Scargle’s menu at Hotel Villagio Lobby Bar is ideal for enjoying either by the fire pits or poolside. 

Just north of town is Brix Restaurant & Gardens, with ample patio seating offering beautiful views of the restaurants culinary gardens complete with a backdrop of Napa Valley vineyards and the Mayacamas Mountains. Just southeast of town, the Lakeside Grill at Vintner’s Golf Course offers upscale casual dining with a picturesque view of the ninth hole and lake.

Visitors from around the world journey to Yountville for a chance to dine at cafes and restaurants that have impressed even the toughest food critics, serving artisanal, farm-to-table meals perfectly paired with regional fine wines. What better way to experience the award-winning cuisine and wines of the Napa Valley than outdoors in one of the most beautiful towns in America.

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