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City Winery - Napa Valley Opera House
City Winery - Napa Valley Opera House

City Winery - Napa Valley Opera House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citywinery.com/napa/restaurant-bar.html
  • Phone: (707) 260-1600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday from 5:00pm-10:00pm;
    Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Bar menu available:
    Daily 2:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Global, International, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Panarello
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: City Winery Napa presents an eclectic mix of the most respected names in pop, jazz, blues, world music, rock, country and folk. Additionally, the concert hall is equipped with a full stage, state-of-the-art sound system and in-house A/V, making it one of the most interesting venues to ever hit Napa.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking in the Pearl St parking garage nearby.
A word from City Winery - Napa Valley Opera House
A word from City Winery at the Napa Valley Opera House
City Winery is the third of its kind, but a unique homage to wine country, all while indulging the senses: tap wine from 30 local winery partners, a top-notch music venue, a full-service restaurant, and private event space in the heart of Downtown Napa in the historic Opera House.

The wines are exceptional: Our tap partners have supplied us with some of the most unique wines in the valley – many are one-time only barrels you won’t find anywhere else. And there is a 400+ bottle list to boot!

The dinner menu features Mediterranean-inspired, locally sourced small plates designed to complement the extensive wine list. Burrata, Arancini, Flatbreads, Carpaccio and hearty meat dishes are varied enough to please a diverse crowd over a few rounds of wine. With the evening’s concert serenading you through your meal, dinner at City Winery means there’s always something fun to experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "It is great to see the Opera House being brought back to life in its new format. The restaurant is a good idea. We had well executed tasty food with very good service. However the menu is extremely limited, I understand that this is due to some kitchen problems. With all the competitio in the area it will have to change this to survive."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Limited vegan and gluten free items on the menu but they were very accommodating to make it work for us. The Vegetable Farrow was excellent . I felt the prices were very reasonable for the area and the type of restaurant. The wine list was quite extensive, but overpriced considering the price of the entrees. The entrees ranged from $16 to $27 but the least expensive wine was $11 for a glass."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch with friends before wine tasting last week. We needed to get something on our stomach before tasting, but never knew how great the food and service was going to be. Chef Joe and Chef Ben came out for a table visit and brought a few special treats that they were working on in the kitchen. We left with little room remaining for wine, but have great memories of an awesome experience at City Winery's Tap Room."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this restaurant in the old Napa Opera House. It is very unique and kitchen is open late. Food was very good."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The Napa Valley Opera House is a cool space (historic second floor auditorium); visitors and locals both enjoy the variety of entertainments offered in what is now a supper club atmosphere (dine/drink while being entertained). There are a remarkable 30+ wines available on tap, many of them Napa Valley. The menu is interesting, food well prepared. The greeters could do a better job of explaining dining options - we had an early supper downstairs in the large, nearly empty ground floor dining room, unaware that all the others attending this month's 7 pm classic film ("The Women") were dining upstairs. The only seats left were in the back of the room, but we could see/hear the film with no problem."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "the restaurant was completely empty when we arrived for our meal. service was still only OK. had to flag someone down to get out bill. food was OK but not notable. at least not pricey. we would not go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I realize that they are new. However, they have to get their act together. How do you overcook a hamburger? Also, cold & greasy zuccini fries. This is not a "late-night find," but cannot submit form without checking off t least one in #2. How about, none of the above?"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Had dinner before seeing a film at the conservatory. Don't know Napa downtown well. This was a very good choice for us. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, but not overbearing. The food was delicious, and the prices seem very competitive with other restaurants in the area. We'd recommend the City Winery to anyone."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We chose to eat downstairs prior to the performance and this was very nice. Great wine list, however, the carafe of red wine was served to cold. Food and menu very nice. I would not recommend eating upstairs in the theater area before/during the performance. The area is overcrowded with small tables/uncomfortable chairs with no room to enjoy the meal and/or performance. Also, serving during the performance just added to the lack of atmosphere. This is not a supper club. Given the current setup, I would not return to this venue."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is my third visit to City Winery and each has been delightful. I highly recommend this restaurant. And to my surprise our wait person told us the local's 25% discount has been extended."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We made a reservation prior to a show. Our hostess discouraged us from sitting down as they couldn't guarantee we'd make the show-the place was almost empty! Once seated, we had some questions. We asked about the portion size on an appetizer and whether it could serve as a meal with another appetizer. She said it was "huge." When asked for wine suggestion, she said she wasn't quite up to speed on the wines yet (at a restaurant called City Winery). Tomato stack was 2 mushy tomato slices. Fried zucchini greasy. Main course was rushed. Farmed salmon with hodge podge of flavors. So rushed, we ended up with a half hour to spare and went for walk (the best part of the meal). There are much better places to eat in Napa. Cannot recommend."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Extremely attentive before, during and after the show."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Attending a musical concert, we went early for dinner. We sat upstairs in the theater area. Since it is somewhat club like, the tables are very close together. I could smell the cologne of the man at the next table. We had risotto balls which were dry and a flat bread which was more like a pizza. It was fine but not a flatbread. We all had burgers of various types which were juicy and did taste good. Service was fair, we got our food in a reasonable time with no errors but there was no connecting at all with our waiter. It was very unremarkable in a city with amazing food options."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I had a friend in town as her husband was performing at the City Winery. As I have wanted to dine here since opening, this was the perfect excuse to try the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience, food was fresh & tasty, beautiful presentations, and the server was very attentive. Most of us had the seafood special which was local sea bass. Excellent! Napa needed this Dine & Theatre option. I'm sure City Winery is here to stay."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "the food choices are good for sharing, lots of appetizers, nice wines, downstairs more comfortable than upstairs seats"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food and wine with fantastic service. Nice addition to the Napa food scene."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food was unique and delicious. Very impressed with the on draft wines."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "On an event night, everything goes to hell. We arrived around 6:20. I ordered the soup of the day which came out when expected. Our friends ordered a salad, flatbread and 2 orders of salmon. My husband & I ordered flatbreads 4 our main course. Their salad arrived about 20 min after I finished my soup. About 30 min later my husbands flatbread arrived. 10 min after that only one of the salmon dishes arrived. My flatbread and my friends was no where in sight. They canceled their flatbread order, but I was don't cancel mine as I was still hungry after sharing my soup with everyone. My flatbread finally arrived as the opening act was starting upstairs. We missed most of her act. Our drink orders were as screwed as our food orders."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Eat down stairs before the concert . Upstairs seating is set for 4 and crowded. The staff was perfect. Flatbread ,pizza style, was very good. I had a Chardonnay Blonde Ale and it was very good. The wine is extensive but all expensive. Can be noise if busy. Room can be cool bring a wrap."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "With all of the many wines on tap, it was baffling why our food came to the table first. The food was adequate but nothing special."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "When going to the NVOH we've enjoyed the restaurant prior to moving into the uncomfortable seating at the new NVOH..."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "First of all, the upstairs is a music venue which is why we were there. We had dinner before the show and sat outside which was fairly quiet and the evening was lovely. Inside seemed very noisy and boisterous, and it would have been difficult to carry on a conversation. While the food was very good (we shared a salad and a flatbread), it seemed quite pricey for what it was and the wine prices were ridiculously high. Come on! This is the Napa Valley where wine is abundant, and a glass of 'house' wine does not need to cost way over $10. There are too many choices in the Napa area with great food and better prices. Therefore, I do not believe I'll return here - at least not for dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My new favorite place in Napa. With 33 wines on tap to choose from, it was a bit daunting, but after a few half carafes, not an issue. We had a nice sampling of the menu shared between the four of us. We particularly liked the Tuna Tartar and the flatbread pizzas. The staff was friendly and attentive. The full bar looked incredible and I have never heard of some of the bourbons and ryes they had available."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Host & staff very welcoming. Decor lacked coziness. Design interesting, well executed, but dark. Space literally chilly-we (and others) asked for AC to be turned down. Food so-so, especially for price (i.e. mostly lettuce salads @ over $11). CW prides itself on some 30 wines on tap; least expensive $10, and only 1 at that price. Modest pour. Wines by bottle unbelievably expensive--only one @ $30--even up to $1000. Really! Beer on tap @ $6.. My husband returned his as "off". A beer he was very familiar with. CW might want to reconsider its prices."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My friend and I dined at City Winery before seeing Tristan Prettyman play a show upstairs there. I liked everything about the dining area. It was classy looking, comfortable, the wait staff were very helpful and accommodating, but the real star was the food. We got the flatbread special of the day which was the best flatbread I've ever had anywhere. It was a great start. My friend got the chicken which she pretty much inhaled and I got the tuna tartare appetizer for dinner which was good, if a little simple. The dessert was FABULOUS, we split the olive oil cake dessert and were both surprised at how much we loved it. I seriously thought my friend was going to lick the plate. I am looking forward to going back :)"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "It took 30 minutes to get a waiter to take our order. The server dropped a taco in the lap of my dining guest and my hamburger was undercooked. I am not sure I will be back"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We asked the waiter if we could substitute busy zucchini fries with potato fingers. He said yes. The order came and we had zucchini fries they took the zucchini away. I waiter disappeared. I had to call to another waiter because we need to catch up for the burger he brought the catchup right away and lots of it thank you. Still no waiter. A waitress came by and we asked for the potatoes she said she'd look into it. The waiter that brought the catchup asked if there was anything we needed and we said yes our potatoes and he looked into it. We finished eating when the potatoes came. The only time we saw our waiter was to get the check. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We thought we would try the restaurant on a night out. We were very impressed with the renovation of the opera house. It is much more relevant to what people want on a night out. The food was amazing and the service was prompt and friendly. Great ambiance in the restaurant with a great former Tarla bartender staffing the spacious bar. (Pleasant surprise)Although there was not a show that night, I got a quick tour of the upstairs theatre. Having walked all around it, there is not a bad seat anywhere. We immediately booked tickets for a dinner concert. Nice job City Winery! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We were seated after about a 5-7 minute wait, the noise level was pretty loud and the server didn't seem to be too confident of her role. We had to ask for the check and then it took her over 25 minutes to return for it and we grew impatient waiting and took the check to the hostess to handle. Overall the food was amazing so it was a negative experience ONLY due to the lack of service. The 50% off for locals did help when paying. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Food was quite good. The service providers accommodated us so we had the first course in the downstairs dining area, the second was served at the theater venue upstairs. Wine was excellent."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We are locals and are happy with the remodeled space. It is really beautiful inside the main dining room. Bar is vibrant. Wines by the glass are arguably the best wines by the glass you are likely to find anywhere in California- period. All are special small lots custom-kegged for the City Winery's wine taps. And Bar Manager Jim is a Napa legend. One of the best in the business. The food is very good. Surprisingly good in fact. Little Gem salad absolutely delicious. Mushroom flatbread, perfectly prepared, and thankfully not overly salty - unlike the other pizza bistro down the street. Burger was good, but needs more oomph somehow. Service was excellent. We'll be back. All in all, we are delighted to welcome the new City Winery to Napa."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Newly remodeled Napa Valley Opera House has been transformed into a fine dinning and world class intertainment venue. A reasonable priced night out under one roof. A massive wine list, extremely well prepared dishes, and very tasty. We highly recommend you give this restaurant and music venue a try."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It was nice to see such a change in the decor of the resturant . It helped to make the dining experience more exciting.The service was great. The food was good with reasonable portions of every thing but the vegetables . For some reason they skimped on them. I would try this place again, however."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were impressed with the food. It was delicious The woman who seated us seemed a little unsure when we asked for a quieter table which we did get.The service was good but rushed. We felt sorry for the seemingly overworked young man who waited on us. It looked as if he had the entire dining area to serve. The noise was a little much. But all that said I will return and see if an ease has been established."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Since my husband hadn't been to the City Winery before, we decided to have lunch there on our anniversary. I had been there with a large group a couple of weeks before. We had the same waiter and the service was still slow. I'm not sure if it was is or the kitchen's fault. Since we only had salads, we weren't sure what the holdup was. The food was delicious! At the locals 50% off price for the month of May, it was a good value. Couldn't really "complain" since we were getting such a good deal. But if I was in a hurry, I wouldn't go there for lunch/dinner."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The staff and experience at City Winery is second to none. Live this experience. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I had an appetizer at the bar a week ago and it was terrific-- Tuna Tartar with Taro Chips. Then had lunch a week later and it was awesome--Kale Caesar and a plate of the most fabulous halibut. Wine was delicious and reasonably priced at $10. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We came up from the Peninsula for a concert and ate dinner there first. Food was very good. But what made it a great experience was our server, Wayne. He was friendly, professional, knowledgable, warm, and gracious. Had nothing else there been good, we still would come back because of him."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The wine bar is nice and the food is good but the service is beyond slow. Sat for more than 30 minutes with no food. They forgot the starters and finally brought them when asked, with the meal. Venue upstairs is crowded and uncomfortable. So crowded that they cannot serve during a performance and the chairs are worse than sitting on concrete. Will not be going back."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We came for dinner on Mother's Day and really enjoyed the restaurant. The service was top notch and the food was very good. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014