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Ad Hoc

6476 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
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  • Ad HocPro 2014
    Mel S Wong
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    4 May 26, 2014

    I am generally not a fan of the fried chicken, but Ad Hoc must put magic dust on their fried chicken and there is a craving for it. Ambiance is wonderful, service is great. The energy at the restaurant is very pleasant.

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    Owie
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    4 Mar 07, 2014

    Of all days, Ad Hoc did not served fried chicken on Sunday. *Face palm* Instead, they had prefix menu for dinner. We obliged and went forth with our Cajun & Creole style dinner.

    Starter: Salad consisted of prosciutto and fresh greens from their freshly grown garden.

    Entree: Shrimp and chicken jambalaya came out in their sizzling hot pan. Oh, so so good!!! They gave too much, I could not finish my portion.

    Sides: corn and green collard. On the spicy side, but gave it a nice kick along with your main entree.

    Dessert: cheese plate was nicely presented. Mixed berry to go along with the cheese was spectacular. Saving the best dessert for last was their DIY sundae. Gave that vanilla ice cream a lot of lovin' with caramel overload. Finishing it off with a peanut brittle was divine.

    Great meal nonetheless!

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    Kathy Johnson
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    5 Feb 26, 2014

    One set menu per night including a starter, main, cheese course and dessert. No choices to make so dive right in and enjoy - you'll come away satisfied and stuffed!

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    Kathleen B
    5 Feb 09, 2014

    If you can't get a reservation to the French Laundry this offshoot fixes a single menu each night, reasonably priced for Napa. Be sure to get a reservation way in advance, as same day you will never get in.

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    Verlisia
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    4 Nov 06, 2013

    Ad Hoc is really a pretty brilliant business idea - offering nothing but just one flat rate 4-course family style dinner on the menu. There is only one way for this formula to work - food has to be darn good. I think this Thomas Keller restaurant had done exactly that.

    I am not going to talk about the legendary fried chicken. If it is just the fried chicken you are after, I would recommend grabbing their lunch box at Addendum. You will save yourself both time and money.

    Dining at Ad Hoc was such a fun experience. The wine menu, like most restaurants in the wine country, was great. I opted for the pairing and enjoyed every single pour and found the price to be very reasonable for the quality of the selection. The entree for the night was Pork Short Ribs with an option to add an extra Steamed PEI Mussels dish. Both were good. This kind of traditional home style comfort food is almost a novelty in modern day kitchen. Dessert was a DIY sundae. I almost licked the jars of chocolate & caramel sauces clean after finishing all the ice cream. Perhaps I actually did lick them.

    Simple fare, tasty food, casual ambiance. If this is what you are looking for, step right in. Weekend prime time reservations are not always easy to come by so plan ahead and book a few weeks in advance if possible.

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    Sara Benson
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    4 Oct 17, 2013

    From wunderkind Thomas Keller, this set-menu family-style restaurant is about 25% of the cost of eating at the vaunted French Laundry. But the food is honestly top-notch, and the daily-changing menu will give you one or two options for add-ons and substitutions. I found the whole experience a bit overpriced, especially with the wine pairings priced at $34 and service lagging at times. That said, I'm still glad I went once just to try the famous fried chicken and seasonal fruit and artisan cheese platter. One good thing about this place is that the servings are generous, so expect to take home leftovers.

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    Linda Braz
    5 Nov 28, 2012

    what's not to like at this french bistro - where you eat when the French Laundry really isn't an option

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    Richard P
    5 Nov 07, 2012

    I had been wanting to try Ad hoc for a long time and I finally got to try it out! This past weekend I officially moved to SF, so I decided to take my mom and sister to Ad Hoc for Sunday Brunch since they helped me move.

    Parking:

    Parking was easy. They have several spaces in the back of the restaurant. I can imagine those getting full when they are really busy, but we had no problems finding a spot.

    Service:

    The service was excellent. Prompt seating, quick refills, plates and silverware were changed after every couse!

    Ambiance:

    Casual. Not uptight like some of the other restaurants in the area. A very laid back atmosphere.

    Food:

    The food was amazing. We loved every single course. The meal consisted of....

    Bagel with Lox and Chive Cream Cheese Topped with Fried Capers w/ a side salad -- Delicious! the Lox was fresh, not salty and melts in your mouth. The oniony flavor of the cream cheese and the salt from the capers complemented each other.

    Beef Hash -- Tender pieces of beef, served with potatoes, spinach, piquillo peppers and turnips. The beef was super tender and melts in your mouth.

    Sweet Potato Pancakes with Carmelized Walnuts and Sweet Potato Butter -- The walnuts were delicious. They provided the perfect crunch! The sweet potato flavor was good enough that I didn't event need the syrup. (Supplement of $8)

    Fig and Pear Tart Topped with Creme Fraiche -- The crust was super flakey and light. The fig and pear were perfectly sweet and went well with the Creme Fraiche. Unfortunately I was too full to eat the whole thing. But the few bites I had were amazing.

    Summary:
    A great meal for a great prices. Brunch was only $34/person. Definitely worth it given the quality. Awesome food without the uptightness. Casual and Delicious!

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  • Ad Hoc
    Connie Pistilli
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    5 Jul 24, 2012

    The most casual and affordable of Thomas Keller's restaurants in Yountville, you'll enjoy some of the best classic American comfort foods. There's a rotating pre-fixe menu daily. Fried chicken Mondays are a must. Best weekend brunch in town.

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    suki
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Thomas Keller for the common people. There's a set menu each day at a set price. The food is fantastic - all ingredients come from the French Laundry garden up the street. Definitely worth the trip up to Yountville.

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    Craig Kellar
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Thomas Keller's little experiment that stuck. While he was preparing to turn this place into a long-term restaurant, he decided to open the place on a temporary basis, making only one casual fixed menu per day that everyone would eat.

    Success! The food is delicious, the tables are packed, and this place is no longer going to evolve into something else.

    Making a reservation here may be a bit of a gamble if you are picky about certain foods. No, they won't tell you in advance what they'll be making next Saturday because they don't know yet. You can, however, check their website each day to see what the actual dinner menu will be.

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    Veronica Sartori
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I love Ad Hoc! I've dined here three times, and each time still makes me want to come back for more. Their vegetables are the tastiest I've ever had - exploding with flavor. They have a set style of menu and always served family-style at a flat rate of $50/person.

    If you want a taste of Keller's delicious cuisine without the hefty price tag of French Laundry, this is the place to hit up!

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    David L.
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    One of my favorite restaurants in the Napa Valley. Very casual. Each night of the week is supposed to have a specific meat course (ie., sundays i've always had skirt or flank steak). I was excited to finally go on a friday recently and try something new. It's always a set 3 course meal with a cheese course, for about $52. Great deal considering it's Thomas Keller's. We started w/ a tasty cold asparagus salad with endives and poached egg. I don't like cold asparagus or poached eggs, but loved the dish. The main course was roasted pork loin with a mustard sauce and fingerling potatoes. Perfectly cooked pork. The cheese course was excellent. (I don't remember the exact cheese). The dessert was a glazed poundcake with i think a terragon (?) ice cream which was also fantastic. my fiance was full halfway through dessert so i happily inhaled her leftovers too. there is some bar seating, but i'd recommend making a reservation on open table.

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    Lorrie M
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I came here for brunch on a holiday type weekend and it was absolutely amazing. I've never had eggs and ham the way they cook eggs and ham. I think everything there, because they grow most of it in the garden out back, is so fresh it's almost picked off to tree to put on your dish.

    They also grew very unique vegetables that they served which you cannot find anywhere else. I'm definitely going back for more!

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    Kevin Lee
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    3 Sep 03, 2013
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    Sisi Wong
    4 Sep 01, 2013

    The most expensive fried chicken ever!

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    Amanda Johnson
    5 Jul 20, 2012

    Loved the family style concept and the food was perfect. Excellent option!

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    Raleigh Klein
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Great meal- really like the family style service

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    4 Apr 20, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
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