Fleetwood, the new restaurant specializing in woodfired seasonal dishes at the Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, will open fully on June 24 with an expanded menu, new happy hour specials and a reservation system. After a soft opening earlier this month, Fleetwood continues to provide an approachable, communal concept that is a fun and unique addition to the North Bay dining scene.
“We have been delighted by the enthusiastic response to our soft opening,” said Chef Drew Glassell. “Now we are very excited to fully open on June 24 with an extended menu, additional beers and cocktail, and an all-new Happy Hour to serve both the local community and visitors to the valley.”
- The expanded menu highlights new dishes including a Prawn Cocktail (U10 prawns are seasoned, grilled, and then chilled, and served with pickled cucumbers, watermelon radish and a Calabrian sauce), Piadini (Italian-style flatbread with garlic cream, grilled chicken, arugula, pickled red onion, Parmesan and mozzarella), a Fleetwood Burger (white cheddar, Little Gem lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, garlic aioli and fries), and a Dessert Pizza with seasonal fruit.
- Local draft beers round out the drink menu, including brews from Henhouse (Santa Rosa), Sonoma Springs (Sonoma), Mad Fritz (St. Helena) and Tannery Bend (Napa).
- A Happy Hour special will run Monday and Thursday from 4-6 pm and feature $7 wines by the glass, a $9 special cocktail, $6 beer on tap and a $10 “nibble” item that will change daily.
- A new reservation system will launch on OpenTable this week for guests to book online with ease. Fleetwood encourages reservations but will continue to welcome walk-ins up to 6pm.
The accessible, seasonal menu, overseen by Chef Drew Glassell, emphasizes wood-fired pizzas and locally inspired dishes. Guests will find a produce-driven experience in which wine country ingredients meet the restaurant’s Mediterranean vibe. Fleetwood offers 10 wines, available by the glass or bottle, showcasing local wineries. Guests can also order among six signature cocktails and eight beer choices (four on tap and four canned). Cocktail highlights include Spritz Veneziano (Aperol, prosecco, soda, orange), Mertillo (gin, huckleberry, honey, lime, tonic), and Tuscarita (blanco tequila, Luxardo, Meyer lemon, lime, simple syrup).
Glassell became known for his culinary pedigree at restaurants including Cyrus, Market, Jardiniere, and Gary Danko. His most recent project, Roadhouse 29 in St. Helena, featured traditional smoking techniques that have inspired his menu at Fleetwood.
Starters such as Wood Oven Roasted Meatballs, Oak Grilled Heart of Romaine and Seasonal Chopped Salad are followed by Spinach & Ricotta Agnolotti and wood-fired oven pizzas including Buffalo Mozzarella and Speck Ham. Fire-grilled items offer classic takes with a Mediterranean twist on Striploin Steak, Rocky Chicken Breast and Oak Grilled Salmon. Polenta Cake and Affogato will ensure that guests save room for dessert.
Fleetwood is designed both as a community hub for Calistoga locals and as a must-do for visitors to the area with its prime location at the top of the Silverado Trail. The restaurant is designed to embody a sense of chill, much like hanging out at a friend’s home. A spacious, tree-lined courtyard and fire pit invite guests to relax, making Fleetwood a great gathering place to cap off a day out in the vineyards or meet up for Happy Hour.
The earthy design and cozy environment help evoke that spirit of community. A centerpiece tile wall between the two showcase wood-fire ovens anchors the space. Amber tile floors, warm woods and Italian patio lighting complete the space. Fleetwood offers on-site dining for up to 152 guests, with 65 seats in the main dining room, 33 seats for outdoor dining, as well as a bar and Chef’s Counter.
Two private dining rooms can seat 36 and 8 guests. Additional on-site spaces for private events include the Garden Room (25 person capacity) and 1,200 square feet of outdoor space that can accommodate 80 seated guests or 120 for a standing reception. Additional information on event space and catering is available here.
Restaurant Manager Neil Robinson partnered with Glassell at Roadhouse 29, leading the management teams and operations. He also oversaw renovations for Farmhouse Restaurant in Olema and served as a General Manager at Lark Creek Restaurant Group and Belcampo Meat Company in Larkspur.
About Fleetwood: Fleetwood offers woodfired fine foods in a relaxed indoor/outdoor setting. Fleetwood will be open five days a week, Sunday, Monday, and Thursday from 5-9 pm and Friday and Saturday from 5-9:30 pm. For more information visit https://www.fleetwoodcalistoga.com or to make a reservation, call 707-709-4410.
About Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa: Opened in 2018, Calistoga Motor Lodge and MoonAcre Spa has been nominated for and awarded several influential awards. The lodge was a Finalist for Hospitality Design’s 2018 Lifestyle Hotel of the Year Award. Additionally, at the June 2018 Ahead Americas Awards for Hospitality, Experience, and Design, the Hotel was awarded in the most categories of any hotel, including Best Hotel Renovation & Restoration, Best Spa & Wellness, the Visual Identity of the Year Award and AHEAD America’s Hotel of the Year Award.