Ad Hoc Yountville – Casual Yountville Dining by Thomas Keller

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Ad Hoc Yountville - Casual Yountville Dining by Thomas Keller
Have you dined at Ad Hoc Yountville? This restaurant by Thomas Keller is an incredible yountville restaurant. Ad Hoc specializes in American comfort food. The four-course menu changes daily and has a set price of $55 per person. The food is served family style and food additions are available.

Fried chicken is their most popular entree. Find other comfort food entrees such as pot roast, port chops, tri-tip, and ribeye steaks appearing on the ever-changing menu.

When Ad Hoc opened in 2006, the idea was for it to be a temporary restaurant while plans for another restaurant were being developed. Locals and visitors to Ad Hoc quickly turned this into a popular restaurant. Ad Hoc remained and it is here to stay. In fact, reservations are necessary. If possible, make reservation a few weeks in advance.

Addendum Take Out Restaurant YountvilleAd Hoc has a take-out restaurant called Addendum. It’s located in the back of the parking lot behind Ad Hoc. For $16.50, guests have a choice of their famous buttermilk fried chicken, barbeque pork ribs, or a pulled pork sandwich. Each is accompanied by two house-made sides. Addenum is closed during the winter months. From Spring through Fall they serve boxed lunches to-go Thursday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We have dined at Ad Hoc Yountville a number of times while visiting the Napa Valley. We enjoy the upscale casual atmosphere. The staff is always friendly and attentive.

Ad Hoc Yountville SaladOn a recent visit we started with an arugula salad. It was paired with a wine from Greece that was perfect. It was Assyrtiko from Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko. We both thoroughly enjoyed the salad. It was tossed with dried cranberries, celery curls, valbresso feta, and toasted marcona almonds. The agave vinaigrette dressing was light and the greens very fresh.

Ad Hoc Chicken
Our entree was grilled sichuan chicken served with roasted scallions and maitake mushrooms and a garlic rice. The rice was crunchy and the mushrooms well-seasoned. The chicken had a spicy flavor. While good, I personally would have preferred their famous fried chicken. It was paired with a from Miss Olivia Brion Pinot Noir from California.

The third course was cabot clothbound cheddar. This was a hard cheese with light flavors. We loved the cheese topped with a delicious pear apple sauce. It was served with warm bread from the Bouchon Bakery. Wine pairing was a Domaine Huet demi-sec Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley of France.

Ad Hoc Cake
Dessert was a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. This cake was served with a tawny port from Portugal. The end to a great meal!

We’ve always been happy seated at a nice table in a corner. If you are sensitive about the noise level while dining, request a quiet corner or dine early. The noise level does increase as the evening goes on.

Tip: There’s open seating at the bar. If you sit at the bar, you can order ala carte from the menu. This is great if you wish to share a meal with someone or not order all four courses.


Ad Hoc Yountville – Contact Information

Ad Hoc
Address: 6476 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599
Telephone: (707) 944-2487
Open for dinner Thursday-Monday 5PM – 10PM.
Open for brunch on Sunday 9AM – 1:30PM.

Directions from Saint Helena Highway 29:
Take the exit toward Yountville. Turn east onto California Drive. Go left onto Washington Street. The restauraunt is on the right. Park on the street or in the parking lot. Addenum in the back of the restaurant.


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Yountville is a charming town located in the heart of the Napa Valley. It’s known for having a large number of gourmet restaurants. It’s also know for its world class wineries. Take time to go wine tasting while you are in the area.
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If you have experienced Yountville dining at Ad Hoc, please share your thoughts about Ad Hoc Yountville with us. There’s a comment section below.

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