Napa Steakhouse

Napa is a great spot for whiling away leisurely days with winery tours, tastings, and hot-air balloon rides. But, after an afternoon spent sipping on wine and nibbling on small bites, dinner time may very well leave visitors craving a fairly substantial, hearty meal. Luckily, there's no shortage of steak in Napa, so hungry visitors can easily sit down to a juicy steakhouse dinner no matter what part of Napa Valley they end up in at the day's end. Whether your Napa vacation takes you to the city of Napa, Calistoga, or St Helena, there will be a Napa Valley steak restaurant to satisfy your taste.

One popular place to enjoy hand-cut steaks, chops, roasts, and grills paired with Napa Valley wines is the restaurant Press. Located in St Helena, this Napa Valley steak restaurant was opened by Leslie Rudd and offers diners a relaxed, welcoming, and unpretentious atmosphere. The menu features locally sourced, grass-fed, and dry-aged USDA Prime Angus beef; locally raised American Kobe Wagyu beef; and 100% Japanese Kobe Kuroge Wagyu. All these meats are prepared on the restaurant's custom cherry-and-almond wood-burning grill and rotisserie, which is the star of Press' kitchen. To whet the appetite, there are salads, contemporary appetizers, and a raw bar serving oysters. With such a menu, Press is sure to provide a delicious dinner and satisfy a meat craving.

Another choice for a Napa steakhouse is the elegant Flat Iron Grill in Calistoga. With suede-covered booths, artist Lowell Herrero's cow paintings, and glass panels creating semi-private spaces, the dining room is a decidedly warm and inviting place to enjoy a steak in Napa. The menu at this Napa Valley steak restaurant features classic American offerings, from fried calamari and macaroni & cheese for starters to burgers, pastas, steaks, and grilled fish for entrées. If you have room for dessert, you can feast on such tasty treats as vanilla crème brulee and a summer berry crisp.

A third popular place to get a steak in Napa is the Royal Oak at the Silverado Resort (pictured). This classic, upscale Napa steakhouse at one of Napa's luxury hotels is a perfect spot if you've already been enjoying the resort's golf course or spa. The Royal Oak offers beautiful views of the golf course and an overall elegant atmosphere. The award-winning chef serves up a menu of thick-cut Angus beef prime steaks and market-fresh, sustainably caught or grown grilled fish, all prepared in an open kitchen. To quench your thirst, try the martinis or the extensive wine list. For a sweet bite to top off the meal, the organic dessert menu features a range of delicious treats.

From Press in St. Helena, to the Flat Iron Grill in Calistoga, to the Royal Oak at the Silverado Resort, there is a wealth of choices for those Napa visitors craving a thick, juicy steak. With so many culinary delights in the area, it's easy to make much of your Napa vacation revolve around food, and the high standards at the area restaurants ensure that you won't be disappointed. No matter where your visit to Napa may take you, there will be a great Napa steakhouse to enjoy.

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