Ad Hoc Yountville, California
Napa Valley’s Ad Hoc offers the Thomas Keller experience at bargain prices. At Per Se, the cheapest meal you can order costs $185 for 5 courses, but at Ad Hoc, the 4-course family-style menu costs $48 per person. The 4 courses change every day (you have to sign up for a daily email to find out what’s for dinner), but you’re always guaranteed casual fare made at French Laundry standards. It’s the kind of place where you can have the best fried chicken of your life beside the freshest salad you’ve ever tasted. Sure, we’ve got plenty of locavore joints here in Brooklyn, but we don’t have anything quite like this.