Ad Hoc

4.7
6260 reviews
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$50 and over
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American

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About

Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc + Addendum was originally intended to be a temporary restaurant, but due to its loyal following, it was decided that it must be a permanent fixture in Yountville. Ad Hoc serves a prix fixe, 4-course family-style menu, which changes daily, and embodies the comfort food reminiscent of the recipes Chef Keller's childhood. Addendum is the restaurant's seasonal outpost offering buttermilk fried chicken or BBQ picnic lunches to be enjoyed in the garden or taken to-go.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch - 9:00 to 1:30pm
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Phone number
(707) 944-2487
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Alba
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There is a small public lot and ample parking across the street - no charge.
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
What 6260 People Are Saying
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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal

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P
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Del mismo chef del famoso restaurante the french laundry , en lo personal me gusto más este :) ! Muy recomendado

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cousins 60th Birthday

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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat at the bar two nights in a row and had a wonderful experience. Jonathan at the bar took great care of us and was knowledgeable about everything!

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AO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ad Hoc was truly wonderful, the ambiance was great, service was great as well. We were seated very quickly and once seated our waiter was very attentive . Food was great! Will go back and recommend.

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MM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the best restaurants in the Napa area, superb food, great service, a must!

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful, and they made us feel very special on our honeymoon.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Me encantó, la comida muy rica, la mesa amplia. Es sin lugar a dudas un lugar especial.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We made a reservation for dinner at 8:15 on a Saturday, arrived on time, but apparently it was not a day to have on-time seating. we waited almost 1 hour! I complained nicely 40 minutes in and got comp'ed with some drinks. It was disappointing to have to wait so long. Once we were seated, the service was prompt, and the food was abundant and tasty. So, hopefully the late seating was a rare event, and you will enjoy the food. The music and people were quite noisy, so it is not a romantic place to eat.

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BL
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was exceptional except for the meat. Even though we sent it back for a better cut, the New York loin second cut was still chewy. No criticism to the chef, as the sauce and taste were amazing, but the meat he received was just ok. As always the wait staff were also exceptional. A little unhappy with the reception desk. Showed up 5 minutes early for our reservation and had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. However, the table we were sat at was perfect, by the window, and with the same waiter we loved from last year.

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A
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, don’t visit Yountville without stopping by this place.

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CL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

I was excited to eat at Ad Hoc again after a great first experience some years ago. I made a Saturday lunch reservation, and only later realized it was a special limited menu of " burgers & half bottles". I wasn't super excited about having just a burger, but I figured it is Thomas Keller, if he is going to put just a burger on a menu, it is going to be a damn good burger. I was wrong. Unfortunately, it wasn't just the burger that was a major disappointment it was the service as well. We were greeted and told a simple cheddar cheese burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and aioli would be served with a starter salad of greens with a lite champagne dressing and a pile of fries. We ordered half bottle of wine and almost immediately we were brought a platter of greens. Very boring, not enough acid, tasted like wet lettuce. About 3 bites into the salad the burgers were delivered to our table. The small 2-top only fit 3 plates, so of course there was no room for the burgers and salad plates. We awkwardly tried to maneuver the space ourselves, by putting the our salads back onto the large plate in the center of the table, with no help from the servers, to accommodate the ill-timed main course. So there we were, wet lettuce, pile of fries and a couple of big burgers. The bun was so big, I had to deconstruct the burger to eat it. The burger was ok, nothing special and not worth $25. The only thing that lived up to our expectation was the wine, it was delicious. Between the pacing and quality of food, it was an incredibly disappointing experience. I recommend you hit up Gotts at near the Oxbow Market for a better burger and a better value.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine trip with friends

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

Fantastic experience from beginning to end.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Amazing add on’s and additional courses I would highly recommend! Great service, I will definitely be back!

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G
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!! One of our favorite meals while in Napa!

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r
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great good and service. Good vibe, but not very private.

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AH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just beautiful. A wonderful community of folks, serving beautiful food. The service is flawless, like clockwork. You want for nothing.

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LS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch, food was excellent! We had the Fried Chicken and Waffles and got the add on of Avacado Toast with Smoked Salmon...so delicious!! We will be back soon!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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MV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Meal with Fantastic Family Meal Selections at Great Value!

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M
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A repeat favorite. The menu was fresh, the wine pairings great.

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LM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burgers were delicious. Oysters and bubbles were excellent!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Resturant in California !!

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the element of surprise the daily menu brings. I look forward to having more meals at ad hoc.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great!! That night the pork chop was undercooked but when we sent one back it was cooked better. The katsu was chewy and our least favorite of all. The filet, peas, and caviar were our favorites!

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KF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. A little pricey for what it is. A majority of the food I felt like I could easily make at home. Lovely service though.

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LA
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Wonderful food! Would definitely come back on my next visit!

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RT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent menu of the day. You won’t be hungry when you leave!

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PM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding of course--though there was too much of it. Because we are not meat eaters we ordered one of the vegetarian entrees and one of the fish. Because they came plated separately that made for much more than we could eat. The noise level was high because of the music--the conversations were plentiful but that is never annoying. The service was excellent, informed and friendly.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and evening. Perfectly portioned for two. One of my Top 5 meals ever. We totally enjoyed our anniversary!

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AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant! On point every single time. Love the gluten free options!!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fried chicken in the world. The wine pairings were perfect. Service was friendly, professional, and great. Can’t wait to eat here again

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JF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. The serving staff were all wonderfully professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Food was delicious. Portions were generous. Glad I chose Ad Hoc for a special date night.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I expected a lot more care and attention to detail from this restaurant group. We eat Sunday Brunch and with the only offering of a prix fixe menu I was expecting a lot more in terms of quality, care and presentation. We added a lobster roll (a $25 supplement) and that too was uninspired. I mentioned to a floor manager that the bathroom was in need of some attention and when I went back an hour later to wash my hands the condition was even worse in terms of overflowing garbage and tissues on the floor. The final straw for me was dining out later that afternoon that I was overcharged for a bottle of wine (menu price was different than what was on receipt).
Being in the industry myself I know the difficulties of running a busy restaurant but these are the mistakes that new restaurants make, not ones as seasoned as I have experienced from the TK group.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The menu was very limited for Sunday brunch. Not enough selection. The group thought it was ok but definitely not worth $500 (including tip) for 6 people. Had we known how limited the menu was, we would have chosen another location.

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FD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is exquisite and there clearly is a desire to make the experience a special one. "A" for effort and the team was courteous, informative and professional.

Food was good, not great, overall. Some of it was outstanding and some just ok. We ordered the extra surf and turf and the turf was significantly overcooked. We were not charged - and that was their offer to the restaurant's credit.

Cheese and desert were redeeming.

Enjoyed it overall. But despite the people - the best part of the place - it did not quite meet expectations

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nous sommes tombés sur Burger day... parfait si vous voulez manger un burger! On aurait préféré le savoir avant, même si le burger était très bon...

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved having a fixed menu and only having the decision of what to drink. Our party enjoyed every morsel, all prepared to perfection. Service was friendly and helpful. We moved through our courses very slowly because we were enjoying the experience and chatting so much, and not once was there pressure placed on us to hurry and leave.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with great service. Really enjoyed the scallop add on. They were awesome.

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