Lucy Restaurant & Bar

Refined garden-inspired Napa cuisine
VERIFIED LUXURY
Those looking for a top-notch farm-to-table dining experience will find it at the sleek Bardessono Hotel and Spa’s Lucy Restaurant & Bar. Before dining, take a quick walk around the property and you’ll find Lucy’s large culinary garden on the edge of the estate. All of the produce — from white strawberries to heirloom tomatoes to lacinato kale — is grown here. You’ll see citrus trees, rows of fragrant herbs and produce, and depending on the time of day, a chef with scissors gathering ingredients for that day’s meal.

With this sort of access to hyper-seasonal produce, chef Nate Lindsay’s upscale menu changes often and is inspired by what is growing in the organic garden, which is steps away from the kitchen’s door.

The dining room seats 60 people, while the outdoor patio holds 30. There is also a private dining room and a large bar with various types of seating, including low couches, high communal tables and inviting armchairs.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• The restaurant uses an onsite garden for many of its ingredients and also has partnerships with many top local farms. You can ask for a tour of its gardens and even arrange for a private dinner there.

• Lindsay’s food is refined but unfussy. He’s takes traditional dishes like a beet and goat cheese salad and elevates them to something more modern.

• The Yountville restaurant’s bar is run by industry expert and sommelier Anani Lawson, a French Laundry veteran who overseas the rotating wine list and handcrafted seasonal cocktails.

• While some local sommeliers only focus on wines from the region, Lawson loves to put together a mixture of local favorites and international gems. There are two chardonnays on the menu: one grown and bottled just up the street at St. Supery and another from the Bourgogne region of France.

• Every three to four months, Lawson changes everything. An exciting new wine list and seasonally driven cuisine are two reasons to visit Lucy at least once a quarter.
Things to Know
• There are several ways to get a reservation at Lucy Restaurant and Bar in Yountville’s Bardessono Hotel and Spa. You can book a table online on the restaurant’s website, by sending an email to diningroom@bardessono.com with your desired time, date and the number in your party, and of course, you can always call 707-204-6030 for both lunch and dinner reservations.

• This Four-Star restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner seven days a week, plus a weekend brunch and a prix fixe Sunday supper. Breakfast is served daily from 7 to 10:30 a.m. while lunch service is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Lucy’s happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; while dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. daily until 10 p.m. The à la carte brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• The prevailing dress code is Wine Country casual — this means a comfortable, chic, pulled-together look, but nothing fussy or formal. Evening attire tends to the dressier side, but is still on the cutting edge of casual.
The Food
• The menu is separated into three sections: garden, ocean and range. The garden sections features salads and lighter vegetable-driven fare, while the ocean and range sections offer a mixture of heartier seafood and meat dishes.

• Instead of using large red beets, chef Lindsay’s beet salad uses miniature baby beets in a rainbow of colors are braised until tender then served atop a bed of creamy, thick wild arugula mousse with a delectable ball of lightly fried goat cheese.

• Plump hand-rolled gnocchi is tossed in a bitter kale pesto that’s balanced with a generous portion of tartufata cheese.

• Fresh fava beans add brightness to lobster risotto and perfectly cooked spring lamb sits on a bed of forbidden rice and delicious onion soubise.

• There are also raw oysters, ahi tartare, plump scallops, dry-aged beef and roasted duck.
The Design
• Everything about the Napa restaurant feels natural and earthy. The walls are a warm terra cotta color and a massive brown wood table (made from a fallen cypress tree found on the beach in Monterey) fills up the center of the room.

• Like much of Bardessono’s design, elements from the outside are brought inside creating a soothing environment.

• Dark wood tables with slate-blue leather chairs surround the communal reclaimed wood table in the center of the restaurant.

• The patio is covered, strings of lights keep the mood romantic and a wall of leafy green trees adds a nice, natural element.
Getting There
6528 Yount Street, Yountville, California 94599
TEL707-204-6030
TEL707-204-6000
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