Fine dining, comfort food, breakfast, and specialties.
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California take on a New Orleans bistro; if the weather’s nice, dine on the outdoor patio. American $$$
A high-pedigree Bay Area chef is behind Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa’s hangout for casual cuisine (pizza, roast chicken, a popular burger), much of it from a wood-fired oven. Mediterranean $$$
Chefs with San Francisco and Wine Country cred took over a beloved downtown restaurant, keeping locals and tourists happy with eclectic fare and weekend brunch. American $$$
The Solage resort’s casual-elegant restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all with a seasonal farm-to-table focus, and there’s a bar menu of sushi and small bites. American $$$
Among Calistoga’s Best
Brews and brew-friendly cuisine at riverside restaurant with large patio and beer garden. American $$$
Smart-looking spot at Indian Springs Calistoga open from early morning until bar closes, with various menus. American $$
Country-Japanese dishes with adventurous and traditional sushi choices. Japanese $$$
Worth Checking Out
Tri-tip, pulled pork, and beef ribs are this roadside stand’s specialty; the sides include cornbread muffins. American $$
Local diner serves breakfast all day—which here means until 2:30; the place closes after that—with sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, and pasta dishes for lunch. American $
Sports bar in Mount View Hotel shares chef with Veraison across the lobby; service can be uninspired but the food, including fried-chicken sliders, the taco of the day, and other comfort food (good prices at happy hour) is presented with flair. American $$
Full range of baked goods at downtown fave, good for breakfast, lunch, or a pit-stop for sweets; coffee is made with care. American $
Coffee stop roasts its own beans and serves breakfast (tasty egg sandwiches) and lunch (wraps and sandwiches); smoothies, including blueberry cheesecake (!) are a major sideline. American $
Coffees and pastries served inside original 1862 cottage erected by Calistoga founder Sam Brannan. American $
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This story first appeared online in 2017; it was fact-checked and updated in 2019.