Napa Valley memorable dining experiences?

Anyone have any truly memorable dining experience recently in Napa Vally, specifically restaurants that are NOT on ritzy glitzy spa/resort tract? Looking for up and coming, or restaurants that punch above their weight class, so to speak, good food and wine without dropping $1,000 for dinner for two tasting menu/wine pairings.

Thanks!

Nick

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  • Torc has a very reasonable Tasting menu along with wine pairing.  I also love the Bounty Hunter for BBQ and a fairly diverse wine selection if you're up for something more casual.  Both are in downtown Napa and are within walking distance of each other.

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  • Torc has a very reasonable Tasting menu along with wine pairing.  I also love the Bounty Hunter for BBQ and a fairly diverse wine selection if you're up for something more casual.  Both are in downtown Napa and are within walking distance of each other.

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