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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cindysbackstreetkitchen.com
  • Phone: (707) 963-1200
  • Hours of Operation: 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American
  • Executive Chef: Cindy Pawlcyn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hunt St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Spaces reserved for restaurant parking only.
A word from Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen is the place to be in the Napa Valley!
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Diner Reviews
  • "The poor service really put a damper on the meal. It was extremely slow and inattentive. Food was not described to us in any detail. We would have ordered differently had we been more informed. The busboy brought out our drinks and our food. The waitress did not come back to check until we were nearly done and then realized we did not have a sharp knife that was needed for the entree but said we did fine without it! Huh? We were really looking forward to this restaurant but it was a disappointment. Duck was ok, but limp-no crispiness on the crust."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The food was amazing and wasn't too pricey for the quality. I loved the decor and seating was very comfortable. Our server was so fun and did a great job explaining the menu and helping us choose wine. What a great experience!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen has a remarkable menu of things you didn't know people ate (Chinese duck burger with mushroom ketchup, for instance). Couple that with the warm, happy atmosphere, the attentive service and huge wine list, you have the recipe for a wonderful evening with friends (or as a couple). Make sure you leave space for a sinfully wonderful finish; try one of their desserts...our favorite was the Campfire Pie."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I've now been here twice. Referred by a local the first time. Each time the dinners have been excellent. The heirloom tomato salad was fabulous. Oysters great. The one thing that shocked both of us was the size of the entree. Very large and we both couldn't finish. We could have had half the amount and would have been more than satisfied. Nice atmosphere and they don't squeeze you in like other places. They have a nice bar. Hard to find because it is behind the main road and parking can be a challenge but you can park and walk a short block. Worth the effort."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My guess is that the food here is generally very good. Two of us had a delicious meal and two of us felt the meal was mediocre. It may be that the specials are more predictable, just don't know. Worth giving a try."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great food and spectacular service!! Mary was our server and she was great!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Cindy's was just the thing me and my family needed after a long relaxing day at the spa. The menu selection was great and the staff was very friendly and attentive. I ordered the meatloaf and mashed potatoes and it was delicious. Great vibe and really nice décor. This is one of my new favorite places."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food is always superb. We had a vegetarian dish, spinach and cheese enchilada that surprised us that it could be so good."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "If you're a foodie enjoying Napa, don't miss Cindy's Backstreet. Great food in a non-snobby atmosphere. Creative and wonderful taste combos. Don't miss the rabbit tostadas!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great lunch in between winery's - definitely a great find . A must!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "E thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Larger than expected portions, delicious sauces and a divine strawberry rhubarb shortcake"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This was a wonderful place. I'm a foodie. I had heard about it and it met my expectations."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Disappointed. They were out of an appetizer before 6:30 on a Saturday night and forgot to bring a vegetable side dish. They did n9t charge for either!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Cindy's has been my favorite but this visit was not to par. The duck burger was charred, burned and dry. The enchilada was bland. The appetizers (paquito peppers and octopus salad) were still great. The service was wonderful offering to replace my entree without charge."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Strength to strength... wonderful family lunch... lovely ambiance and great service"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The best pasta dish (linguine with chanterelles) and blistered pepper appetizer we've ever tasted. The service was absolutely flawless and we enjoyed the passion and energy level of the manager who visited our table and helped describe the specials. This restaurant was recommended by several of the tasting room personnel we talked to and will now be one of our favorites when visiting northern California."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We happened to be visiting on a rather warm day which is common in St.Helena in July. The restaurant was very warm inside, and we were uncomfortable throughout the meal. Seating is cramped and parking is meager. My burger was very good, but I ordered it because the prices are high for regular entrées. Prices on wine are also very high, so we stuck with cocktails for lunch. Don't think I will go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We stumbled upon Cindy's when we were looking for dessert one night during a recent mid-week getaway. The s'mores-inspired Campfire Pie was so good that we came back the next night for dinner. Cindy's does not disappoint. Everything we had was delicious. And the very attentive staff went out of their way to make us happy. The lamb meatballs were amazing."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Went for lunch. Service from start to finish was superb. Food was also outstanding. Great choice!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a great lunch on the patio and terrific service by Michael our waiter. He has a great sense of humor and was very entertaining."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This review is for dinner on Friday night on the patio during Festival del Sole. We arrived 45 minutes eArly and they sat us promptly on the patio, which is nice but missing touches like candles, torches or heaters. Our (worse waiter ever) server forgot to put our order in until we asked about it (having noticed others around us receiving entres) then he flat out refused to bring us "something" to snack on during the extended wait when he told us they were out of bread. We had to wait so so long for our meals (mushroom enchilada and brisket were both solid) that we finished entire bottle of wine, on empty stomachs, bad on many levels, he apologized but no offer of price reduction and then he topped it with complaints about festival crowds"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Just an all around go to favorite!! Great drinks, great food, great service!!! Thank you also for being so wonderful with the set of 90+ year olds that tagged along!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We love Cindy's food, live in Yountville and go to her restaurants often. This time it was a disconnect. It was early around 5 pm, server was at the front desk. Told us she would take us to her favorite table and proceeded to take us to a corner table way in the backroom. Why? I have no clue? For 20 minutes people kept passing by us, but no one approached our table. Finally manager came. I asked for an Americano, campari, sweet vermouth and soda. When the bill came, there was a 2.00 add on for the sweet vermouth. If I had ordered a martini, would I have been charged extra for olives? Then there was another 2.00 charge for an extra spear of pickles. Serous upselling and not fun. We won't go back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The duck burger is fabulously delicious! My friends also enjoyed their lunch choices and recommend Cindy's curried chicken salad, the Avocado and Papya salad and the stuffed peppers! Nice food presentation as well. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This restaurant does everything well. We saw the chocolate pie featured in Food & Wine magazine and that is what got us here. We had one of the best dining experiences ever -from the non-stuffy service to the incredible food & innovative menu. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "There is no better place to stop. Creative and prefectly prepared dishes. Great wine-country ambiance, energy, and interactions. And a fair bill will come at the end. What more could you want?"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Poor upfront service. I am disabled on O2 and we were seated at the furthest table from the entrance. The waiter was efficient but not friendly."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This restaurant exceeded my expectations. Food and service top notch. Your wait persons seem to enjoy their jobs what a nice feeling that must be. Thanks for such an enjoyable experience!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was outstanding - fresh and a great atmosphere!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We loved our meal at Cindy's. The food was excellent! My husband had the meatloaf, something he doesn't normally select, but it s was delicious. I ordered the rib eye steak. It was a bit overcooked, from the medium I ordered, but tasty just the same. We also tried the s'more pie, divine! The service was attentive but not too much. The ambiance was relaxed and welcoming, but reservations are highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was very good, but we were placed in the room upstairs. It was quite warm and when we let the server know, she made no offer to adjust to another room. She even acknowledged that they had cooling problems upstairs. The hostess should have warned us before she sat us. This made for an uncomfortable dining experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We found Cindy's on Open Table after reading reviews and trying to find something within a short driving distance from our hotel. We were so happy with our choice! We had the meatloaf, spinach and mushroom enchiladas, and the Campfire pie! Everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service is warm and efficient. Care was taken to be sure you were seated comfortably ( sunny day outside seating). The food was really excellent and creative. I had the rabbit tostada which was great. We were only sorry we hadn't booked for dinner. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have been there many times and have never been disappointed. The whole Petrale sole was exceptional! Try the Lemon-Buttermilk Pudding Cake with Chantilly Cream and Berries ... smooth and silky light."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We sat outside on the patio which was very nice. Food and service were great. Parking was a bit of a challenge but would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "It was our anniversary lunch. Food, wine, service all excellent. Oysters Bingo incredible. We will be back and bring friends."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Different kinds of food. Very charming and quaint. Nice patio outside for those who want to eat outside. The help were very friendly and help described the menu."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Wonderful meal at Cindy's this week! We've been in the valley several times, and had always thought about trying Cindy's but with all the restaurants available just hadn't gotten there yet. The meal was lovely!! Delicious! I had a chicken dish that was delectable. We had a lovely bottle of wine from an obscure little Napa Valley winery and really enjoyed it. All in all we will definitely return to Cindy's in the future."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food, services, drinks, and all around stellar experience. Go there for a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Lucked out that this was the place I picked for my 50th b-day celebration. Food and Staff FABULOUS!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014