Cook Tavern is the casual sister to the fine dining experience next door at Cook St. Helena. This is a nice mid-day stop between shopping and wine tasting. A cool and cozy spot with exposed rock walls, the Tavern offers two- and four-top tables, along with bar seating and one large family style table. Three televisions invite diners to drop in to follow sports events. Denoting the different style, the elegant paper-mâché kudu head sculpture that hangs on the wall of Cook reappears in the Tavern but in a glowing neon outline.
In Cook Tavern, you’ll find everything from muffaletta to macaroni on the menu. Enjoy craft beers, California and Italian wines, and cocktails. The menu includes classics as well as imaginative house creations. Wet your whistle with options such as the Kumquat Sour, Bee Royalty (Bombay gin, white wine, ginger shrub, honey and lemon), Cougar Juice (Grey Goose, St. Germain, peach shrub, lemon juice and wine). But who doesn’t love a bottomless mimosa? Join them every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for their bottomless mimosa brunch.