Wappo Bar & Bistro


1226 Washington StreetCalistoga, CA94515
Tel: 707.942.4712 Fax: 707.942.4741

Email: wappo@napanet.net

Lunch 11:30 - 2:30
Dinner 6:00 - 9:30
CLOSED TUESDAYS

 



- REVIEWS -

"A culinary marriage made in heaven. . . the wine list was a wine lover's dream - a trove of small producers, half the bottles $20 or under. . . "
-Gourmet Magazine

"You can eat your way around the world at this charming hangout on a Calistoga side street. "
-Sunset Magazine

"A restless energy surges through the globe trotting menu. . . a small casual restaurant favored by locals in Calistoga. "
-USA Today

". . . serves cosmopolitan fare. . . menu ranges the world, from southeast Asia to Latin America. . . "
-New York Times

". . . the brick paved courtyard is the place to be. A dozen tables are shaded by a luxuriant grapevine that trails over a wood trellis, flowering plants spill from large pots and water splashes from a graceful three-tiered stone fountain. "
-Napa Valley Appellation Magazine

". . . named for the Indians who settled the valley, Wappo has a friskily nontraditional menu. . . other attractions are a well-chosen, reasonable priced wine list. "
-Wine Enthusiast Magazine

". . . the outdoor brick patio is one of the prettiest in the wine country. With that kind of ambiance, you don't need to globe trot; you're happy right here at home. . . "
-San Fransisco Chronicle

". . . don't miss for a starter, the standard-setting grilled goat cheese with greens (now you'll know why this became the cliche dish of California cuisine). . . the menu changes often, but look for the black bottom coconut cream pie. . . "
-Food and Wine Magazine

". . . has a fish soup that's out of this world. They cook nice, pleasant meals that I call relaxation food. . . "
-Madeleine Kamman (Author and TV Chef)

"What impressed me most was the innovative quality of the food, a most welcome change from the same old same old. "
-Press Democrat (Jeff Cox)

"The dishes were done with a light, delicate touch in a creative way, capturing the essence of the trips the owners have taken around the world. The chef's knowledge and touch in the kitchen was evident in every dish, and the attention to detail was impeccable. "
-Contra Costa Times

"Since they opened their doors.....Wappo has grown to be a destination for the culinarily curious who seek food outside the usual lines of fashionable California Cuisine .....the think in terms of more complex (and more plentiful) flavor combinations, reflective of ancient cultures. "
-Appellation Wine Country Living

""off the beaten path, head to Calistoga and the Wappo Bar, a welcoming bistro with a delightful vine-covered terrace.Enjoy a balmy valley evening exploring the restaurant's award-winning wine list and a menu that knows few boundaries. The kitchen travels blithely from Chiles rellenos to tandoori chicken to roast rabbit with gnocchi, executing with exuberance." "
-San Francisco Chronicle Destination:Napa Valley

""head up the Silverado Trail to Calistoga, and stop at the Wappo Bar Bistro for a glass of wine and a plate of grilled goat cheese with greens. Well off the main drag, this small neighborhood bistro is perfect for late lunches and long, relaxed meals. Grab a table outdoors on the brick patio, under the shady arbor of grapevines." "
-San Francisco Magazine 60 Things you must do this summer

""The kitchen is a fusion laboratory where well-traveled husband and wife team exercise their impressive mastery over diverse cuisines, experimenting freely while rarely if ever stumbling." "
-BON APPETITE (OCT 2000)

""Can Water be famous? At Wappo Bar Bistro, a small eatery in downtown Calistoga, it is....In a town full of fabulous wine, Wappo diners end up drinking more of the restaurant's water than they do the local product. This is no commercial bottled water - this is local spring water, infused with cucumber, mint, and lemon." "
-WALKING MAGAZINE ESCAPES (OCTOBER 2000)

"WHY: Wappo's Global romp of intelligent, cross-cultural flavors. THE SCENE: Dates, locals, and savvy out - of - towners. FAVORITE MEMORY OF EATING HERE: A long summer evening that slipped into a mysterious, New Orleans-feeling twilight. "
-San Francisco Magazine The 50 Best Restaurants- Special Food Issue-2001

"Won in three Catagories: Best Restaurant - Napa County Best Outdoor Dining Best Restaurant to "Spend the Rent" "
-BOHEMIAN OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (Readers Poll - Best of North Bay 2002)

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