Fresh Dining Destinations: Dine Around the World Without Leaving Wine Country at One of These New Spots

Slanted Door Napa

Try these new dining hotspots in Napa and Sonoma.

Sonoma County

Golden Bear Station, Kenwood

Golden Bear Station has debuted in the Highway 12 location once occupied by Tips Roadside. The latest venture for the couple behind the popular, but now-closed restaurant Animo, the menu is dominated by pizza and pasta, but you’ll also find offerings like steak frites and tuna crudo. Are you a hot honey fan? Get the pizza topped with buffalo stracciatella, soppressata, San Marzano D.O.P certified tomatoes and habanero honey.

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Mezzeluna, Cotati

Come to Cotati for a taste of Greece in Wine Country! Newcomer Mezzeluna is quickly gaining fans with its menu of Greek favorites including moussaka, gyro plates and falafel sandwiches. There’s even baklava and rice pudding for dessert. Don’t miss the Souvlaki mix — with greens, pita bread, hummus, tzatziki, rice, beef, chicken and lamb, there’s something for everyone to love.

Photo: Courtesy of Mezzeluna

Napa County

The Kitchen at Priest Ranch, Yountville

The wait is finally over. The Kitchen at Priest Ranch restaurant is now open next to the Priest Ranch tasting room in Yountville. KPR offers both indoor and outdoor dining, including the only rooftop seating area in Yountville. The restaurant menu is designed to complement Priest Ranch’s portfolio of wines, and the Steak Frites paired with Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptional.

Photo: Courtesy of The Kitchen at Priest Ranch

Slanted Door, Napa

Experience the essence of San Francisco’s iconic Vietnamese dining establishment in Napa with the unveiling of Slanted Door’s latest outpost. Under the expert guidance of celebrity chef Charles Phan, guests can indulge in signature delights such as the vibrant green papaya salad and succulent shaking beef. However, aficionados of the classic pho should schedule a lunchtime visit, as it’s exclusively available midday.

Photo: Courtesy of Slanted Door