Angèle Restaurant & Bar
French. $$$. Thoroughly French, but not aggressively so. Lunch and dinner daily. 540 Main St, Napa. 707.252.8115.
Wine country casual. $$. Wine shop and bistro with maverick moxie for the wine cowboy. Premium bottles for sale, also. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sun; open late Thurs-Sat. 707.255.0622.
Global comfort food. $$. Relaxed sophistication in intimate neighborhood bistro setting by the creek. Superior wine list. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner, Mon-Sat. 500 Main St, Ste G. 707.254.9690.
Cole's Chop House
American steakhouse. $$-$$$. Handsome, upscale 1950s-era steakhouse serving chophouse classics like dry-aged porterhouse steak and Black Angus filet mignon. Wash down the red meat with a "nostalgia" cocktail. Dinner, Tues-Sat. 1122 Main St. 707.244.6328.
Fumé Bistro & Bar
California cuisine. $$$. California bistro fare that nearly always hits the mark. Lunch and dinner daily. 4050 Byway E. 707.257.1999.
French-Californian. $$$-$$$$. Premier dining within Center for Wine, Food, and Arts. Chef Mark Dommen uses regional and seasonal specialties from center's organic gardens. Can be noisy. Thurs-Mon, 11:30am-4pm. Inside COPIA, 500 First St. 707.265.5700.
Californian. $$-$$$. Ever-changing bistro menu concentrates on what is fresh at the moment. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. 807 Main St, Napa. 707.252.4474.
Saketini Asian Diner & Lounge
Californian-Asian. $$. Sip a saketini cocktail "liquid appetizer" in this casual lively eatery that blends California and Asian cuisines to good result. Try the fresh fish from Hawaii or the Hunan barbecue ribs. Lunch and dinner daily. 3900 Bel Aire Plaza, Ste B. 707.255.7423.
Spanish tapas. $$. Graze your way through a selection of tasty tapas in a lively rustic chic setting with a popular wine bar. Bite-sized Spanish and Latin American specialties include sizzling prawns, Spanish tortilla, and Brazilian style steamed mussels. Lunch, Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 829 Main St. 707.224.8555.