Ad hoc - Yountville

Never had a bad meal here. Pro tip: ask for seconds.

TFL garden salad lettuce salad - celery, cured radishes, pickled red onions, asparagus, parmesan cheese, lemon vinaigrette

grilled hanger steak, french fries, english peas, carrots, hunter sauce

cheese board - bouchon bakery pretzel epi, blue apron mustard

vanilla pudding, mixed berry preserve, shortbread chantilly


Looks just about perfect.


I had an amazing dinner here on Saturday. Didn’t take any pictures due to high alcohol consumption, but the main was a beautifully cooked barbecue chicken with the juices, sauce, and fat dripping into a buttery mash. Dessert was strawberry shortcake on a biscuit. Honestly one of my favorite restaurants in California, and wish we had something like it in LA.


Also, I will add, I went to French Laundry the night before, and I enjoyed my meal overall more at Ad Hoc. That’s not to say the cooking wasn’t extremely high end at TFL–it was–but it felt kind of stale, and I’d say the primary takeaway for me was how rich it was. A couple days later, I keep thinking about the BBQ chicken at Ad Hoc, and not anything in particular at TFL.

1 Like

wait at one point seconds was free??? does anyone know if this is still the case???

that’s always been the case as far as I know.

Thomas Keller is obviously best known for his upscale restaurants like French Laundry, Per Se but he also has more “casual” restaurants like Ad Hoc Ad Hoc + Addendum | Thomas Keller Restaurant Group where his team is still delivering well executed dishes. We hadn’t been to Ad Hoc for more than 10 years and so it was time to return. And it still delivered quite well and we won’t wait again for such a long time to return.

Wild arugula salad, ricotta cheese, hazelnuts, blackberries, radishes, pickled red onions, cabernet vinaigrette

Shrimp scampi, white wine, garlic, parsley, lemon, griddled bread

Grilled flank steak, garlic & herb french fries, horseradish cream fraiche

Roasted carrots, forest mushrooms

Cabot clothbound cheddar, apple compote, bouchon bakery pretzel epi

Spumoni chiffon cake, chocolate, pistachio, cherries