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The many charms of the far-off lands to the north of the Golden Gate are a siren’s call to city dwellers and tourists eager for a mini-escape to the green acres of Marin and wine country. Restaurants around the North Bay beckon with comfort food, plant-based fare from a team with Michelin cred, all the noodles from Charles Phan, Southeast Asian pastries and desserts, and more.
Sure, the wine ain’t half bad but it’s the expanding food scene that’s creating its own hoopla these days. Here are 14 upcoming and new restaurants to explore in the North Bay this spring and summer.
Table Culture Provisions
Inspired by a popular night market in Marrakech, a menu of casual, California-Moroccan fare
deli “coming soon” to Napa’s Oxbow Public Market - a focus on local farms and artisans
Napa and American Canyon
French-inspired baked goods from Manila-born owner/pastry chef Jay Magsano landed in downtown Napa in December
The Slanted Door
Charles Phan’s latest modern Vietnamese restaurant (after several successful pandemic pop-ups around Napa), is slated to open “sometime this year” near downtown Napa. If tradition holds, look for lots of spring rolls, shrimp with caramel sauce and cellophane noodles with crab.
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