Died-and-went-to-heaven in Napa!Our lunch at Brix will be life-long memory; it was bliss from start to end.
We were late , but they were patient and even offered us the highly desirable outdoor patio with a lovely view of the hills. Service was professional; deferential and cordial but friendly and never intrusive.
The food was exquisite and extremely reasonably priced for the caliber of the upscale cuisine. Try the crab salad or the tender-crisp tempura green bean starters. Nimon ranch ham melted in the mouth. After eating we toured their kitchen gardens out back, near a lovely open-air shady lounge area with outdoor furniture and a fountain. We spent over 2 hours at Brix overall and no one ever hurried us along. I wanted to move in! We'll be back ASAP.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best in the Napa ValleyTheir Sunday brunch is outstanding. Try to get a table on the patio.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways A Favorite!We've had some of our best dining experiences at Brix over the years... beautiful, romantic, exceptional food & wine and gracious, knowledgeable staff. Definitely among Napa's very, very best restaurants! We've been to many others in the area and we always try the 'latest and greatest', but Brix is one of the few restaurants we always come back to when we visit Napa. Its always a Favorite!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBrix was lovelythe ambiance and the overall experience with food and outdoor dining was memorable. Will return.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMArtAmazing! One of the best brunches I have ever experienced!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunchI've been to Brix quite a few times, mostly for brunch, and it's always been enjoyable. This time is no different. Food tastes fresh (French toast and desserts were delish) and it's a great look inside and out although the interior isn't as inviting. Love going here. We sat outside so the noise was on the quiet side.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal, so so serviceFirst time visit for my wife and me. Excellent job of hosting and seating. Really great bartending! Food was very good, we even think it's right in the mix with the best in Yountville for food. Our server was a big disappointment, though. She acted as though she was bored with the whole process, lacked energy, and really didn't seem to care about our experience. We'll be back soon and give them another shot. That's how good the food was.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful PatioDining in Napa is even more special on sunny days overlooking the gardens at Brix. Great food & wine. The service is awesome too.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a special occasionMy family took me to Brix for my birthday dinner. We hadn't been to the wine country in ages, and we were looking for a scenic place with a patio and great food. It was so beautiful sitting on the patio, with the vineyards and gardens, hills and trees. Peaceful, serene, the perfect place for outdoor dining. All 4 of us were very happy with our dinners. The salad and vegetables were fresh from the garden. Our filet was delicious and the Pinot Noir suggested by the waiter was the perfect pairing. Our filets were a bit underdone for "medium" and a bit cool, but they quickly brought them back and they were the right doneness and temperature. It was truly a special dinner, one that I will long remember ... and hope to come back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always... wonderful!The food was delicious. Our server was friendly, helpful, funny... and didn't hover. It was BEAUTIFUL and the heat lamps on the patio made it possible for us to sit outside until after 9pm.
My ONE complaint - I made reservations a month in advance. Requested patio seating because we were celebrating. A couple arrived before us (we were 20 minutes early) and did NOT have reservations. They were told it would be 15 minutes for a patio table. We were then told the same thing... however we were not sat until 40 minutes AFTER our resevation time. The other couple was sat before us. Not a wonderful way to be treated.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat outdoor dining in NapaHad a great lunch at Brix. They have a wonderful outdoor patio, overlooking their gardens and a vineyard. Ambiance, weather permitting, can't be beat. Food was also great.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Overpriced wine listThe headline says it all. Food was spectacular, and certainly ample portions ( we read all the 'skimpy' gripes, simply not true. Wine list way, way overpriced and hard to find a reasonable bottle. Good for people looking for rare wines, but seems a shame in the land of wine not to have really good bottles in profusion under $1004/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWords will not do it justice.Words will not do it justice. Go, eat, and enjoy!! You will not be disappointed !4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceGreat dinner on the patio, great service food and a spectacular night4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt just keeps on going!As always, fantastic food! My wife and I shared a crab cake and steamed Mussels as an appetizer - perfectly done and presented! She had the Swordfish entry and I had the Bay Scallops special with a side dish of Cheesy Polenta to share. Pairing the meal with a California Albarino, nothing could had been more perfect! All in all, the best way to end a day of Wine Tasting in Napa.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBrix is great for trying uniqueBrix is great for trying unique and exciting dishes -- for this, I don't mind the added expense. My only critique is that the entree portion size is (seriously) too small. (As pop would say: "there's not enough food there to keep a small bird quiet".)4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the flounder with pureedI had the flounder with pureed potatoes and spinach - while it was all delicious, the potatoes and spinach were literally drowned in butter. My husband had lamb and he said it very possibly the best lamb he had ever had.
My only real complaint is that the wine list is extremely overpriced. Just seems to me that in the heart of wine country, the wine should be more affordable. We ended up having a bottle of a French cote-du-rhone, which I think we paid around $40 for. This is generally $8-9 in our local wine shop.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful dinnerWe had a wonderful dinner on the terrace, overlooking the flower/herb/vegetable garden. The sun was setting behind the distant mountains. There were vineyards too. I can't think of a better view! Our food was fresh, seasonal and perfectly presented. Our server gave us good advice on wine and some area must-see spots. Can't say enough good things about BRIX!!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great recommendation.What a great recommendation. So glad we went for brunch. Very relaxing with excellent food and very attentive service.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful brunch for our groupWonderful brunch for our group of 8. The oysters on the half shell, clams, and the house smoked salmon were particular hits. The choice of cheeses and other traditional and non-traditional brunch fare was outstanding. Definitely would go back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, restaurantFood was great, restaurant beautiful, portions ridiculously SMALL!!!!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fabulous restaurant!Absolutely fabulous restaurant! Our favorite in the Napa area!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGo there!We had a wonderful time at Brix! I took my fiancé there for brunch. I called the day before to ask for a special seat due to the occasion, and they put us at a noisy entrance...we wanted to eat outside, but since there was no space they moved us to another table. Besides that we are very, very happy to return and we have told about 10 other people verbally today about our positive experience.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchEnjoyed a spectacular Sunday brunch on their patio. Service was top as well as the food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe wrestled over which restaurantWe wrestled over which restaurant to hit in Napa and took a chance on Brix. Did not disappoint. Foood was amazing, the outdoor dining area was perfect and the backdrop was beautiful. Wine list was a bit of a daunting challenge to work through but I managed. Made sure to recommend this place to a coworker who is headed west soon. Great time.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous Napa restaurant..delishGorgeous Napa restaurant..delish food. Fresh, organic.Not super pricey. Try to sit outside by the garden..beautiful.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDid a great job with acceptingDid a great job with accepting pre-payment for the Brunch for four.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved this restaurant!We loved this restaurant! The food was outstanding and the views of the hills and vineyards are gorgeous. I had the flounder and it was some of the best food I have ever had. It was too cold and windy for us to be able to eat outside but the patio looked lovely - I would love to go back and eat outside!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch an amazing establishment!Such an amazing establishment! Nothing negative to say here! Go and experience this gem of a restaurant.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful and outstanding foodGreat menu. View is gorgeous overlooking their garden with the mountains rising up behind. Food was very fresh, much of it coming from those gardens. Service was attentive. Short drive from Yountville. Highly recommend.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest brunch i've had. OystersBest brunch i've had. Oysters on the half shell, garlic rubbed tri-tip, scrambled eggs with cream freshe, goat cheese, etc etc ....3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best brunch in the ValleyThe best brunch in the Valley bar none !!! Great location; top pro staff. Food is wide ranging and delicious. Place to be on Sunday.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBrix always deliversAlways worth the trip. We have been coming to Napa for years and years, and never miss out on Brix.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMStopped at Brix for SundayStopped at Brix for Sunday brunch. It was awesome! Great food, great selection, great service, great atmosphere. We ate on the back patio overlooking the gardens, vineyard and the Napa Valley hills. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing and even though they were busy, we never felt rushed to finish.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA definite "Let's do it again"Food was absolutely top notch delicious and pricing made it a great value. Among six of us, we ordered the flounder, rib eye, salmon and duck breast. None of them would be a misake. We all sampled three of the desserts ... perfection!
Wine list was a great representation, even including wines from outside of the Napa area. We enjoyed the Cornerstone Willamette Valley Pinot which was versatile enough to pair perfectly with just about any of the entrees we ordered.
Service was perfect, striking that balance between attentiveness without being intrusive. The hostess staff was terrificly cooperative and discrete in helping me pull off a surprise for my wife's 60th birthday: Our two out of town sons and their fiancees.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMStill going strong!Brix always delivers! We have been dining here for over 15 years and the food, service and ambiance is always top shelf.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic location just outsideFantastic location just outside Yountville with fabulous view of the Napa landscape. Varied menu and delicious food. Swordfish with bone marrow sauce was probably the best swordfish we've every tried! However, the Flounder was well cooked but bland in flavor. Desert and appetizer excellent. Great wine list (but not cheap!) Attentive and prompt service.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dinner, superb personalLovely dinner, superb personal waitress, excellent overall experience3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience.Great dining experience. The service couldn't have been better.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I went to BrixMy friend and I went to Brix to celebrate my birthday. I had never been, although my friend had been many times. It is a beautiful restaurant in a beautiful setting. I will definitely go back with my husband. I would have given the food 5 stars, but the menu is very limited for vegans. That would be my only suggestion, is to expand on the options in this dining category. The service was excellent and it made for a special day.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us had a wonderfulFour of us had a wonderful lunch here. Nice atmosphere, on warm days sitting outside on the terrace overlooking lovely gardens. Very good food. Never loud at lunch time. Have been to this restaurant a number of times over many years and have never been disappointed.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNice.With the exception of the corned beef patties (Bleh!) everything was really tasty (since it was St. Paddy's day, I'll give them a pass on that one). The eggs benedict with the avocado hollandaise was especially tasty. The staff was friendly and our waitress kept our coffee warm, our water glasses full and our napkins folded every time we got up. Add in the wonderful view of the gardens/vineyards, and you just gave me a reason to tell everyone I know about this place, so I'll have a reason to come back.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Outdoor DiningThe food is terrific and if you are lucky enough to score a table on the patio the view is outstanding.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous setting in the gardenGorgeous setting in the garden and vineyard, amazing food as always and impeccable experienced wait staff with outstanding service. I love eating here.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNapa Valley localI mostly go for their brunch, which is excellent. I went to dinner there a few years ago, and it was good. But this most recent dinner date was a big disappointment. My steak was overcooked and the sides were unimpressive. Dessert was also mediocre; I've had better store-bought cheesecake. I should have listened to my friend who said that anything outside of brunch at Brix is not memorable. However, the decor and ambiance is great, and the service was good.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMReasonably priced with ampleReasonably priced with ample servings. Great service.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA night to rememberThe occasion was our wedding anniversary. We had a fabulous time. Our server, Toni, made it extra special with her attention to detail and friendly manner. Start to finish, it was a two hour experience plus the two hours of drive time. We look forward to repeating the experience. I have a photo album on Facebook to commemorate the night out.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent lunch!! The tempuraExcellent lunch!! The tempura green beans are wonderful. There are so many good choices on the menu it was hard to decide! Opted for the roast lamb sndwich which was terrific! Being able to sit on the patio with the gorgeous view is what tipped this to a 5 star review! The inside seems a bit dark. Also, a nich choice of wones by the glass.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great experience,Overall great experience, eventhough I was disappointed with my Croque Monsieur, skimpy on the cheese and boring bread...next time I'll order the pizza3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Went with girlfriends to Brix, and all of us really enjoyed our meals. The kale cesar salad was awesome, and I didn't think I would like it. We enjoyed blood orange martinis at the bar before dinner, which were great. We also loved the panna cotta desert! Service was also fantastic. Just a great overall experience!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM