St. Helena is a small city in California’s Napa Valley. Part of the San Francisco Bay area, St. Helena is known for its sprawling vineyards and warm hospitality. The city’s hospitality extends to dogs as well, and there are many dog-friendly dining options to please all palettes. For hungry visitors bringing along their pooch, below is our list of the best dog-friendly restaurants in St. Helena.
Gott’s Roadside is a favorite local burger joint with locations in St. Helena and throughout Napa Valley. Specializing in American classics, Gott’s Roadside offers hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, and shakes, as well as wine and beer, all sourced locally. Gott’s is known for its high-quality food in a down-to-earth atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for hungry dog owners.
Pizzeria Tra Vigne
Up next is Pizzeria Tra Vigne, which serves authentic Italian pasta dishes, salads, and brick oven pizzas in a relaxed atmosphere. Diners can choose from an array of specialty pizzas, or create their own; there is also a large selection of wines, most which come from Napa Valley. The casual Pizzeria Tra Vigne has a quaint old-world feel, complete with courtyard seating–perfect for your pup.
Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen
If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, check out Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen. Combining sophistication with a speakeasy-style flair, the restaurant offers classic California cuisine made from high-quality ingredients. Eat inside in the cozy kitchen or dine alfresco with your dog on the patio.
Located a few miles southeast of St. Helena in Yountville, Bistro Jeanty offers fine French cuisine in the heart of Napa Valley. The menu includes everything from authentic French lunch and dinner entrees to an array of gourmet cheeses and desserts. Bistro Jeanty strives to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for locals, tourists, and their dogs, all year round.
The last restaurant on our list is Bouchon. Also located in Yountville, Bouchon may be the most upscale bistro on this list, as the chef is the renowned Thomas Keller. Bouchon specializes in French fare, both classics and seasonal favorites, and offers wine from Napa Valley made exclusively for the restaurant. Luckily, your dog is welcome to join you on Bouchon’s outdoor patio.
St. Helena offers many dog-friendly eateries for all tastes and budgets, so don’t forget to bring Fido on your next trip! A great dog-friendly place to stay in St. Helena is Wine Country Inn.