Auberge Du Soleil (a relais & chateaux) is fabulous... definitely the best view in the valley- opt for outside seating (of which there are 2 times to choose). The new chef elevates the level of cuisine and sets a new standard for perfection.... far better than the old days of Auberge. It can be quite pricey but you really do get what you pay for. If spending $200-300 easily for 2 people isnt your style, try Auberge's bistro which is a much lighter alternative with the same great vi...view moreew.view lessProvided by Citysearch
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- Opened in 1985, Auberge du Soleil is a Provence inspired resort situated on a 33-acre hillside olive grove in Napa Valley, Calif. The hotels guest rooms, suites and cottages feature Italian linens, down bedding and duvets, custom-made bath amenities, plush robes and slippers, and private outdoor terraces. Its accommodations also include flat-screen televisions, digital video disc players, compact disc players, mini-bars, coffee makers and toasters, wall safes, voicemail and data ports, turn-down service and fresh fruit that is replenished daily. Auberge s private cottages offer 1,800 square feet of space, with a jetted hot tub, fireplace, a master bath with a steam shower, a built-in bar, refrigerator and an espresso machine. Auberge du Soleil employs more than 240 people and is located in Rutherford, Calif.
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The Auberge's new chef makes a world of difference. The food is amazing and the views are even better. We got the tasting menu, which narrowed down the choices and made the evening worry free. The scallop with english pea puree and vanilla oil was to die for... almost as unforgettable as the foie gras with warm brioche.Provided by Citysearch
I must be a real food snob; after reading these 'over-the-top' positive reviews, I'm left in bewilderment. The restaurant as an overall is pleasant, but sadly nothing too special in a town prominently filled by foodies and countless brilliant chefs. The food was a solid 7+ out of ten; service (because we were lucky to have John) was a 9+. The wine pairing to our six course tasting menu was a 5. If I was to make a recommendation, I would urge you to have lunch not dinner. You will ...view morebe privileged to gorgeous afternoon hilltop views. Both chef and sommelier show promise but still have a long way to go. Perhaps it was an off night, seeing how this is a Relais & Chateaux honored restaurant.view lessProvided by Citysearch
We had our 24th anniversary here and although it is pricey as several reviewers have said, to us it was worth every penny. It is impossible to describe the incredible food. If you are a ""meat and potatoes"" person you would probably not appreciate this cuisine, but if you have an adventuresome palate this is the place for you. The view is stunning. Even in a cool evening there are overhead heaters thoughtfully supplied to keep you toasty. Our service was excellent and the pacing was p...view moreerfect...not too long between courses, yet we felt that we could spend as much time as we wanted enjoying the lovely surroundings. I can't wait for another special occasion for an excuse to return to this delightful restaurant.view lessProvided by Citysearch
My husband had heard really great things about this restaurant so we went. I'm not cheap, but I hate feeling as if I've been robbed. First, we ended up buying our water ($15). Second, the food was just okay. Third, I didn't get to a great view and we had to wait for almost 15 minutes before a server recognized we were there. We were about to leave when a very nice server came over and took up the slack. Without wine we ended up spending over $200. It was a nice place, but I trul...view morey recommend going for lunch.view lessProvided by Citysearch
This was one of the most memorable evenings of our week in Sonoma and Napa valleys. The view from this restaurant is incredibly beautiful and romantic. Sit outside to really enjoy it.
Overall, the food and service was excellent. Although other reviews complained of the slow pace, we didn't mind at all, because you have time to ""consume"" the beautiful setting. Also, I think the portions were just fine. In fact, I felt pretty gorged by the end.
Although it is expensive, I ...view morethink it's worth it, because the food is excellent, and the setting is even more so!view less
If you have $ to throw away for a nice view of the valley, then Auberge is your kind of restaurant. The view was spectacular. Everything else was far from spectacular - in fact, the service was abysmal and the food was just ok. With all of the excellent restaurants to choose from in the area, I wouldn't waste my time here. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Provided by Citysearch
The opportunity to sit for dinner and experience the Valley was quite romantic, so my wife says I agree. The fixed price menu offers enough choices, albeit it small portions. Seems the delay between courses made you less interested in eating so the small portions fit, in a strange sort of way. Food was great and the service was what you would expect for a top-notch restaurant. I did notice a significant amount more attention (conversation) to tables ordering bottles of wine versus...view more glasses.
For the high price, slow service, small portions, this is a do it once as the start to a hopefully great romantic evening.view less
It's really the setting that pushes Auberge to the top of the Wine Country scene--the view is almost spiritual. Otherwise I'm not sure I wouldn't go somewhere else. The menu is surprisingly affordable for this level of cuisine and richly if not innovatively rendered. Also it's very well geared to accommodating the urge to try it all w/various tasting menu options. Look out though: the corkage fee was horrifying ($30). Note also that they will probably shut down for a couple months to r...view moreenovate late 2002/early 2003. Hard to say the service was inadequate on one visit, but it certainly wasn't well-timed at all.view lessProvided by Citysearch