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6476 Washington St Yountville, CA 94599
6476 Washington StreetUSCaliforniaYountville94599
(707) 944-2487adhocrestaurant.com
$$$Restaurant, American Restaurant
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Saturday 5–10PMSunday 9AM–1:30PM, 5–10PMMonday 5–10PMTuesday ClosedWednesday ClosedThursday 5–10PMFriday 5–10PM
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Informal, comfortable eatery serving American fare with a set menu, created by chef Thomas Keller.- Google
"Next was the star of the evening, the buttermilk fried chicken."
"My favorite was the add on of chocolate chip pancakes."
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Justin Virrey
a week ago
Very very awesome place. For those of you with persnickety tastes, you may be deterred from the daily rotational menu. This means that you are at the mercy of the menu for the date you made a reservation for (which is recommended). If you love food in general, you'll love this place
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Suzie Oh
2 months ago
What a phenomenal restaurant. Ad Hoc has given me by far one the best dining experiences of my life. I have tried their pre-fixed brunch menu and it was amazing. I also love that they have simple titles for their menu items, which contrasted heavily on the quality of their food, since their food is absolutely delicious! Very well-deserving of a 5 star. Ad Hoc is definitely a restaurant you must try and see for yourselves how amazing it is.
Justin Neal
4 months ago
Being from the South I must say the fried chicken was more akin to Kentucky Fried Chicken than anything my mother made. The Caesar salad was just that, a Caesar salad, the cheese course was just that, a cheese course, nothing exceptional. The dessert was not inventive, and substituted syrupy sweetness for any effort at complexity. The wines were well paired, although true too a high end restaurant they were a bit expensive. Given the anticipation of visiting a Thomas Keller establishment, this was entirely underwhelming and I will not repeat the mistake.
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Linda Yang
2 months ago
ahhh that fried chicken is sooo good but too bad they don't serve it everyday! So if you are going after that dish, then you got time your visit right! :)
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elena kon
3 months ago
My go-to place for dinner when I visit Napa. I love bringing friends here. The food is delicious, the service is usually very good and the price is very reasonable given how good the food is and how much food you get (I usually end up with enough leftovers for a week). It's easy to reserve ahead of time and great for groups. I also typically always get their wine pairing - it's delicious and quite a bit of wine so good to share.
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Yvette Ngo
3 months ago
Delicious Thomas Keller restaurant at a relatively affordable price point. We had a prix fixe menu for brunch. I had the salmon, which was delicious and cooked perfectly. My favorite was the add on of chocolate chip pancakes. They were moist and absolutely amazing. The dessert was tasty too! Definitely make reservations ahead of time.
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Walter Macalma
3 months ago
The sign above the door should read “For Temporary Relief From Jealousy about not getting into French Laundry” I already went to French Laundry twice. This time I’m in the area to try the “other” food offerings. With more affordable pricing and available reservations or seating it wasn’t hard to knock out a few of them. Ad Hoc should really be Ad Ios, as in get out of here, so long, goodbye. Not only was this place a disappointment for those who could care less about French Laundry, but to have a Thomas Keller name and be associated with him is probably the biggest disappointment. Reservations are much much easier to get, and a fraction of the cost of nearby eating. It’s Bistro family style American dining. Reservations for a Bistro? Yeah it’s Yountville and the FL rejects # in the hundred’s any given week. 4 course daily changing menu I came here twice that week for both Sunday 3 course brunch and dinner earlier in the week, so I really gave them ample chances to form my opinion. Brunch was about as Basic as you can get with Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s. They used a local sparkling wine from about 30 minutes away, somewhere in Calistoga I forget the name. The bloody mary was also basic in that the only memorable part was the smoked salt rim portion. I was surprised they didn’t go with something more bold like a Bloody Cesar. I get that they wanted to stay away from a Belini, but what about a fruit punch. Salad’s for brunch, and at this price blew my mind and not in the good way. Line cook creativity, fresh ingredients, balanced textures, but I will say it was generous for a coursed item. Champagne vinaigrette, earthy spinach likely grown on site, so that’s a plus. Chicken & Waffles: I’ve had this dish at dozens of places in and around the south with every combination of gravy and side dish. The polenta was something I was prepared for. The breading made for an excellent crunch and the meat was moist likely due to a brine of some sort. Gravy was rich as were the eggs. The polenta fooled me into thinking it was healthy. I have a feeling these were vacuum fried. Pancakes were excellent obviously using high quality flour and butter milk, but 1 ingredient I was hoping they would knock out the park is the maple syrup. There is a quality straight from the tree maple syrup has that will change the way you see syrup. This was lacking the that. It was very dessert like in terms of all the sweet ingredients, but lacked texture. Décor is clean and new, service is so so, but the menu is like you had 3 different chef’s make a dish of the day. My dinner experience was just as lacking. Cheese board charcuterie mix (pretty uneventful). I wanted to maybe see some house cured meats, nope. Another salad, this time a wedge with heirloom everything. Ribeye steak was somewhere between Outback and Ruth’s Chris, didn’t read anything about Prime or local procurement or aging. I had a solid cocktail with dinner, but still preferred my neat whiskey. With FL and Bouchon off my list Ad Hoc was forgettable. This is Basic anywhere you look at it from service, price to value, creativity. I’ll give them presentation honors, some dishes are filling and an open atmosphere layout, but I’m glad I didn’t come here just for this.
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Ryan Scott
9 months ago
I dunno. Way, way too much food, most went to waste. Two entire chickens for two people? Seriously? After a gigantic salad with potatoes and peas that must have weighed five pounds. Tiny glasses of wine. How odd. I don't know why the portions would be do out of whack. I thought it was weird frankly and it made me feel like I was wasting so much. It did not taste all that great. The chicken coating was super thick and somewhat hard.

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