Wappo Bar & Bistro
1226 Washington StreetCalistoga,
- 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. . . "
"You can eat your way around the world at this charming hangout on a Calistoga side street. "
"A restless energy surges through the globe trotting menu. . . a small casual restaurant favored by locals in Calistoga. "
". . . serves cosmopolitan fare. . . menu ranges the world, from southeast Asia to Latin America. . . "
". . . the brick paved courtyard is the place to
be. A dozen tables are shaded by a luxuriant grapevine that trails over
wood trellis, flowering plants spill from large
pots and water splashes from a graceful three-tiered stone fountain. "
". . . named for the Indians who settled the valley, Wappo has a friskily nontraditional menu. . . other attractions are a
well-chosen, reasonable priced wine list. "
". . . 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. . . "
". . . 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. . . "
". . . has a fish soup that's out of this world. They cook nice, pleasant meals that I call relaxation food. . . "
"What impressed me most was the innovative quality of the food, a most welcome change from the same old same old. "
"The dishes were done with a light, delicate
touch in a creative way, capturing the essence of the trips the owners
around the world. The chef's knowledge and touch
in the kitchen was evident in every dish, and the attention to detail
"Since they opened their doors.....Wappo has
grown to be a destination for the culinarily curious who seek food
usual lines of fashionable California Cuisine
.....the think in terms of more complex (and more plentiful) flavor
reflective of ancient cultures. "
""off the beaten path, head to Calistoga and the
Wappo Bar, a welcoming bistro with a delightful vine-covered
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
""head up the Silverado Trail to Calistoga, and
stop at the Wappo Bar Bistro for a glass of wine and a plate of grilled
cheese with greens. Well off the main drag,
this small neighborhood bistro is perfect for late lunches and long,
meals. Grab a table outdoors on the brick
patio, under the shady arbor of grapevines." "
""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." "
""Can Water be famous? At Wappo Bar Bistro, a
small eatery in downtown Calistoga, it is....In a town full of fabulous
Wappo diners end up drinking more of the
restaurant's water than they do the local product. This is no
water - this is local spring water, infused with
cucumber, mint, and lemon." "
"WHY: Wappo's Global romp of intelligent,
THE SCENE: Dates, locals, and savvy out - of -
FAVORITE MEMORY OF EATING HERE: A long summer
evening that slipped into a mysterious, New Orleans-feeling twilight. "
"Won in three Catagories:
Best Restaurant - Napa County
Best Outdoor Dining
Best Restaurant to "Spend the Rent" "