Cook St. Helena
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.
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.
Great food, excellent service. That says it all.
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.
great food, great service, always a good experience
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.
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!
Love this restaurant! One of our favorites.
Excellent meal as always - great menu, specials, service from Amy. Has become one of our go to places in the valley
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.
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.
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!
Absolutely delicious pasta, and I’ve lived in Itsly twice. Yum!!!
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.
Small warm & welcoming. Excellent food & fabulous service.
Very pleasant! Much appreciated the extra thought and candle for my boyfriends birthday!
We LOVED our lunch here! Fantastic Bolognese and fresh pasta. Great salad options too!
Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. We arrived early in the evening. Food was great and service excellent.
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.
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.
Had such a fine meal back in Feb 2019, we made sure to set up lunch at Cook when we returned to NValley with our friends. Sure enough, they loved Cook as much as we do! The excellent prosciutto/arugula salad, the sublime gnocchi, the cavatelli alla'arrabbiata, the short rib with mashed potatoes - all were fabulous. The cream of mushroom soup had deep, rich mushroom taste, unlike most places give you. Desserts were lovely, coffee is strong, and service is excellent. One of the great restaurants and often overlooked in favor of the flashy new hipster places that are not half so good as Cook.
The pasta was some of the best pasta we have had. Perfectly cooked cavatelli and gnocchi with amazing sauces.
The fried calamari was perfectly cooked but ultimately not nearly as exciting as the pasta. Get the pasta.
Also, the bathrooms could use a vacancy indicator.
We cannot wait to come back and try other pastas on the menu.
We were there late afternoon so it was pretty empty and quiet. I could see it being noisy if it were full. The food was very good. I'd go back.
we were group of five friends, we sat around the bar, the service was friendly and helpful, food was very good, we really enjoyed casual lunch!
This place has a nice modern feel to it. The staff is friendly and very relaxed. Sometimes may lag a bit but still very accommodating. Food is excellent and portions we're reasonable. I would absolutely go back if I’m in the area and make sure to get the mussels with sausage! It is to die for!
I have been a patron of Cook St. Helena for many years, and the place only gets better and better!
Cook is where the veteran locals dine, and for good reason. The pasta bolognese is world class, and the delicate, tender and flavorful short rib with irresistible chive/garlic mashed potatoes should be designated
as a historical landmark of the Napa Valley food scene.
Don't hesitate; just make reservations and go! (Good advice: Reserve well ahead, as seating is limited.)
Wonderful birthday dinner! The polenta is excellent
Always the best, a classic "old school" St. Helena dining establishment, run by chef/owner Jude! Great spot for "date night" ... see you next time!
Loved the space. Server was very nice and did a fine job. My only comment would be almost immediately after ordering the food arrived and all courses came so quickly we were on the curb in an hour. Some guests might like that but our group thought we might like to have taken a moment between bites.
Nice place, good risotto!!
Just loved the whole experience, the staff was incredible, the food was delicious and the ambiance was just what we needed that evening! highly recommend if you're passing through st. helena!
Great restaurant in downtown st. Helena that offers wonderful ambiance, food and service. Can’t wait to come back!
Food service and ambiance will return when back in the area
Cute local place. Everyone was nice and attentive. The food was flavorful and fresh. I had the bolognese and would definitely get it again.
Really cosy restaurant with great food.
Best Gorgonzola gnocchi I have ever had in my life! Super friendly service! Amazing dessert! Can’t wait to go back!
Terrific place, great food and service and well priced
Cook is always awesome, food, ambience, service, excellent risotto.
LOVED everything about it.
We are regulars and love every dish and the happy spirit of the entire staff! Place is a gem.