Address: 1140 Main Street, Napa
The newest player in Napa's culinary scene, Ubuntu is part yoga studio, part hip restaurant. Named for an African Bantu term that roughly translates as "humanity toward others," the casual spot dishes up organic vegetarian fare, much of it from the restaurant's biodynamic garden. The floors and furnishings are made from reclaimed wood, and the exposed-stone walls are covered with colorful photographic panels. Bypass the so-called cool plates for the exceptional hot dishesparticularly the signature cauliflower in a cast-iron pot. Desserts such as the vanilla bean cheesecake with sour cherries are divine (entrées, $8$19).