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

City Winery - Napa Valley Opera House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citywinery.com/napa/restaurant-bar.html
  • Phone: 7072601600x
  • 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: Wine Bar, Californian, Global, International
  • 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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City Winery - Napa Valley Opera House reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (35)great for lunch (25)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (21)special occasion (18)neighborhood gem (18)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (12)hot spot (9)romantic (7)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Fourth Visit
    sandrachristine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    So taking yet another friend to City Winery to celebrate her birthday and once again City Winery did not disappoint! My friend was blown away by the seafood special, as was I. The Kate Caesar was delicious. We thought about dessert, but thought the combinations on the dessert menu a bit odd--chocolate torte with pineapple... Maybe next time will be brave and try one. Still my go-to place for lunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Opera House revived
    1234VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Wine list
    markb
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Amazing Lunch...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique restaurant in Napa
    naparoseVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Really enjoyed this restaurant in the old Napa Opera House. It is very unique and kitchen is open late. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Upstairs, Downstairs
    lovetheOperaHouse
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • empty restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nothing in #2 above.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, again!
    sandrachristine
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    EatOutMore
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
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  • Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Extremely attentive before, during and after the show.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good burger
    VickyGVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    Wine24VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Venue for musci
    Pcdc
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    the food choices are good for sharing, lots of appetizers, nice wines, downstairs more comfortable than upstairs seats
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Evening
    WendyK
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Great food and wine with fantastic service. Nice addition to the Napa food scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed
    SpartanDiner
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Food was unique and delicious. Very impressed with the on draft wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't come when they have an event
    SookiezVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dinner and concert combo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    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.
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  • Good food, nice folks, napa style
    WineWhiner
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    When going to the NVOH we've enjoyed the restaurant prior to moving into the uncomfortable seating at the new NVOH...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, But Overpriced
    Birdie3
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine Overload
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately, disappointing.
    EatOutVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
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  • pleasantly surprised
    trampnurseNoshes
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing experience
    foodie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hide and Seek
    RockGoddess
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • City Winery Napa
    Diner
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch hour visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grandnoni
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Splendid City
    Forbisher
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner a Show and Great wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Experience
    Blackjack
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Parita
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary lunch
    wjbnapa
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The staff and experience at City Winery is second to none. Live this experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! What a find.
    sandrachristine
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved City Winery
    Luncher
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
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  • New spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate