Cook St. Helena

4.7
320 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Specializing in elegant but straightforward Northern Italian cuisine made from local and seasonal ingredients; we opened Cook in 2004 to show the locals and tourists alike, that food doesn't need to be complicated to taste great! A family-owned business, Cook St. Helena is a neighborhood establishment through and through that continues to bring people together around fresh, handmade, delicious food in a warm, casual atmosphere.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food was amazing!

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K
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent good and service. Great experience in the wine country.

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TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy space with amazing food! The gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream size was the best I’ve ever had!

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w
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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VS
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never, ever, disappoints!

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Jude is the best. The food tastes great every. single. time I go. I definitely make this a staple visit for at least an appetizer every time I visit StHelena. Oh! And get the risotto. It always changes and it’s always amazing.

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DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best red sauce that we have had in a restaurant would recommend this restaurant

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HT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and exceptional service! I would highly recommend Cook as one of the best restaurants in St. Helena.

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K
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of my favorite restaurants in Napa never disappoints and this meal was quite amazing . A great farm to table restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine .

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m
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We have benn Cook many times over the last years. It was just a over all so so experience. Very disappointing. Would recommend with reservations about it.

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Z
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Burrata and Caesar were spot on. Cavetelli with sausage was way to tomato infused. Service was very good and tables were close together. DC

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CH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and fun. Excellent service and good quality food and wine.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome, like an Italian place in South Philly

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OT
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service with big smiles!

Fresh, delicious pasta!

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MH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Was excited about our meal based on all the glowing recommendations. Unfortunately, it didn't meet our expectations. It was fine -- just not outstanding. Great service, though. The server was attentive and awesome.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and flavors

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. The quality is excellent and service matches.

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M
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great wine, really different and wonderful dessert. You can’t go wrong at “Cook”.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All the pasta was amazing! Also, try the calamari!

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MC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS. Hands down one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the area! Our server was great, super attentive. The pasta was WOW. We loved it so much!!

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JC
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Cal/Italian food featuring delicious home made pasta. Service is wonderful. Prices are reasonable. No liquor but excellent beer and wine selection. A real gem.

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e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Can not wait to go back so that we can try more dishes. The mushroom bruschetta is a must-have and we loved our pasta dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. That says it all.

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OT
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There pasta’a are always terrific as well as their Ceasar Salad. This time we had the chopped salad which was excellent. Service was terrific. Great value.

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C
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great food, great service, always a good experience

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent.
Waiter was pleasant.
Had to ask several times for bread and water. Still never got the water.
Food made it worth the visit.
In my opinion, Cook would be a truly be a great restaurant if staff was more attentive and they did the little things better...like offering fresh ground pepper for the salads or freshly grated Parmesan for the pasta, etc.

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c
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! I'm a chef by profession so I tend to be overly critical. Food was exceptional! By far the best meal we had while in Napa Valley. Everything was seasoned perfectly. If we were locals, this would be our favorite!

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ED
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! One of our favorites.

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JC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal as always - great menu, specials, service from Amy. Has become one of our go to places in the valley

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s
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent, we had the Risotto with fish, and the Gnocchi. The service was OK. It seems like a favorite for the locals.

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Cook several times, each time has been a treat, the service is impeccable and the food is second to none. The Champagne selection could be better but none the less the wine selection is awesome.

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JW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fantastic. Eggplant Parmesan is a must! Local Restaurant with very active owner who shares his passion with us for great food and great service!

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious pasta, and I’ve lived in Itsly twice. Yum!!!

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F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love this place. Of the many restaurant choice Cook is a favorite. You can completely count on every aspect being consistently excellent. The service is always friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. The food is fantastic. My issue is that there is a dish I love so much - gnocchi with Gorgonzola dolce - that I have a hard time choosing any other entree. Nice, reasonably priced wine and beer selection. Really, you can’t go wrong here; it’s going to make you happy.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small warm & welcoming. Excellent food & fabulous service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant! Much appreciated the extra thought and candle for my boyfriends birthday!

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KW
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We LOVED our lunch here! Fantastic Bolognese and fresh pasta. Great salad options too!

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E
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. We arrived early in the evening. Food was great and service excellent.

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TC
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a locals place in the Napa Valley. Excellent preparation of Northern Italian inspired recipes. Good selection and pricing on wines. Chicken entree is outstanding as many pasta and risotto dishes. Fish entrees never disappoints.

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AH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cook was a great meal with great service. It is a smaller space so a bit cramped, but the servers were great at navigating the space and making it feel more spacious. The food was really great, we had the best butternut squash soup I've ever had! It was my husband's 50th and the meal felt like a celebration of where we were and what we were eating.

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