Looked up the top restaurants in Napa and the valley and saw Hog Island rated #1 in Napa. Now it's not the French Laundry which is considered one of the best in the US, but I'd never want to eat a prix fixe French dinner even though I love Keller's simpler restaurants like Bouchon.
Hog Island is in the Oxbow Public Market, an eclectic offering of all kinds of small eateries and shops. Hog Island is marvelous for the seafood, especially the oysters and clams served casually around a bar with tables and an outside patio.
Simply put the absolute BEST clam chowder served with Manila clam shells in the bowl and spiced brilliantly with aromatic vegetables, bacon, potatoes and cream. Outstanding with a glass of Grgich Hills "Blue Beret" Chardonnay.
They have locations in Marshall, San Francisco and Humboldt.
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