The 4 Best Restaurants in St. Helena along Main Street

Visitors will find several restaurants in St. Helena that are close to both lodging accommodations and local attractions. The town of St. Helena is situated in the heart of California's Napa Valley, and boasts many of the area's exquisite wineries. Downtown St. Helena also features a historic charm, filled with one-of-a-kind shops and locally manufactured items. Here's a closer look at the top restaurants along Main Street:

AKA Bistro
1320 Main St.
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-8111
www.akabistro.com

The AKA Bistro is not only known for its scrumptious dishes, but also for its extensive wine list. As one of the most popular restaurants in St. Helena, it features a list of more than 600 wines. As of 2011, meal prices range between $10 and $20 and some of the signature menu items include the heritage pasta, New York steak, Reuben sandwich, butterscotch creme brulee and a chocolate almond brownie cake.

Gillwoods Cafe
1313 Main St.
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-1788
www.gillwoodscafe.com

Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gillwoods Cafe serves breakfast and lunch. Breakfast menu items are available throughout the day. Opened in 1991, Gillwoods has been a local favorite for its home-style dishes. Some of the signature menu items offered include eggs Benedict, French toast, pancakes, chicken salad, grilled chicken and smoked salmon. Gillwoods makes all of its own breads, desserts, muffins, croissants and cinnamon rolls fresh daily. This cafe offers reasonably priced meals at around $10 each as of 2011. Patio seating is available outdoors during the summer.

CC Blue
1148 Main St.
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-9100
ccbluesushi.com

Situated near your St. Helena bed and breakfast, CC Blue is a combination Japanese restaurant and California-style sushi bar. CC Blue is one of many restaurants in St. Helena, acquiring its fresh fish items from a reputable San Francisco sashimi importer. Open Tuesday through Saturday, lunch is served from noon to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. As of 2011, meal prices range from $10 to $15. Popular menu items available at CC Blue include the miso soup, cucumber salad, quail egg, fried scallops, lobster bisque and stuffed shrimp. Non-sushi dishes available range from Chinese and Burmese to Japanese-fusion flavors. Peanut oil is not used to prepare any of this restaurant's dishes. The CC Blue dining room is not recommended for any children age three or younger, as they do not provide high chairs or booster seats.

Pizzeria Tra Vigne
1016 Main St.
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-9999
www.travignerestaurant.com

Located near your St. Helena inn, this restaurant offers a variety of Italian dishes including pizzas, pasta, Caesar salads and garlic bread. The Pizzeria Tra Vigne is open daily for lunch and dinner. Sunday through Thursday hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the restaurant is open until 9:30 p.m. The Pizzeria Tra Vigne is one of the sought out restaurants in St. Helena, as it cooks all of its pizzas in a handmade brick oven. Patrons can choose from specialties like Neapolitan pizza, West Coast pizza and Margarita pizza. Organic pizza is also an available menu item for the more health conscious patrons. As of 2011, meals are reasonably priced ranging from $10 to $20. In summer, outdoor seating is available.