The team at SENZA Hotel invites you on a culinary tour of one of their favorite meals in Napa Valley wine country: the burger!
Described by many as "American farmhouse cuisine," the menus at Farmstead spotlight their estate-grown seasonal produce—squash, beets, kale, and micro-greens —in addition to other ingredients, like oil made from their olives, and their own beef, lamb, honey, and eggs. Their grass-fed beef patty makes for a serious cheeseburger, with vella cheddar and arugula on a potato bun, and you can add avocado, egg, and bacon, too! Kick off your meal with house specialties like the warm burrata or cheddar biscuits and make sure to enjoy Long Meadow Ranch wines!
This St. Helena spot is tucked away in a shady block right off historic Main Street in St. Helena. Chef Tim Humphrey gives bar bites the Napa Valley treatment, using fine local ingredients and the best "extras" available. Goose & Gander is famed for the G & G Burger. A grass-fed beef patty is dressed with rich gruyere cheese, bacon, creamy remoulade,and an extra pickle, and it's served with duck-fat fries. But there's more - add bone marrow, seared foie gras, or a duck egg for an additional charge! If the burger isn't your thing, the seasonally-driven menus offer plenty of great alternatives in the intimate atmosphere of the "speak-easy" style basement bar, the secluded patio, or the pub-style dining room. Reservations are a great idea as seating can be limited.
You can't get a more classic Napa Valley burger than at Gott's Roadside, where you have plenty of options to choose from: the Kimchi burger includes spicy gochujang mayo and a fried egg, while the Green Chili Cheeseburger heats things up with grilled Anaheim chiles, salsa verde, and charred jalapeno mayo. Perfect for vegetarians is The Impossible Burger, while for those lovers of a traditional burger, the Double Cheeseburger literally "doubles down" on greatness. Gott's is also known for their milkshakes and fries (in addition to a long list of beer and wine) and is a staple for locals and visitors to the Napa Valley alike!
Norman Rose Tavern, in downtown Napa, is a great choice for Napa Valley visitors ready to sample wines by-the-glass or enjoy some craft beers. The pub-style restaurant adds differing touches to bar classics, and the best example is their Lamb Burger Garlic Spinach & Herbed Goat Cheese according to the LA Times' profile of Napa's West End. Also available on the menu is a more traditional cheeseburger, but the lamb burger is topped with an herbed garlic goat cheese for a truly indulgent savory treat! Choose from yummy sides like a crock of house-made pickles, smoked cheddar scalloped potatoes, or traditional succotash with Rancho Gordo hominy!