Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of New American fare and drinks at Brannan's Grill, located in Calistoga.
This upscale eatery incorporates fresh, local ingredients from local suppliers into an impressive menu packed with modern American dishes. Brannan's uses beef from Marin Sun Farms, oysters from Hog Island Oyster Co., and oxygen piped in directly through windows. Diners may initiate meal sequences with Thai curry mussels ($12) steamed in coconut milk and flanked by herb-buttered toasts. Main course entrants such as Idaho trout picatta with wilted spinach ($18) and hanger steak with wild mushrooms and chimichurri sauce ($25) vie for blue ribbons from opinionated taste-bud judges. A smooth glass of regional wine and a side of sweet corn risotto ($6) provide belly-pleasing backup to any meal, rendering patrons defenseless against Brannan's signature chocolate lava tort, a warm dessert that cloaks sweet teeth in robes of saccharine silk. The rich wood fixtures, stone fireplace, countryside murals, and soft lighting lend this wine country restaurant a refined and relaxed air conducive to good eats and friendly debates over the artistic merits of the painting Dogs Playing Poker.
Brannan's Grill was nominated for Best New American 2010 by Best of the Baylist. TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes, OpenTable give it an average of five stars and a Diner's Choice Winner award, and nearly 100 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average:
- I had the hangar [sic] steak at Brannan's six years ago and had dreamed about it ever since. I couldn't find a similar dish anywhere in the country. I finally got back to Napa and ordered it up again. FANTASTIC! – princeofpasta, TripAdvisor
- What first attracts your eye is [sic] the vaulted ceilings and beautiful dark woods-great atmosphere with private booths. The food was excellent.......We had the raw oysters as a starter and they were so yummy. Small portions but very RICH flavors, so you don't need much. – Chelsey C., Yelp
1374 Lincoln Ave.
Calistoga, California 94515Get Directions