Cole's Chop House
Birthday dinnerDined with spouse as birthday dinner (first visit). My heirloom tomato salad was outstanding, and husband's romaine salad was good. We shared hashbrowns and asparagus, both outstanding. He ordered NY strip, and I ordered ribeye. Meat was a bit dry and not that flavorful. My cut was also a strip steak, just a little smaller. It was NOT a ribeye. We expected better, having read such great reviews. The service was outstanding, and the timing was beautiful (didn't feel rushed.) I would highly recommend everything except the steak, which really was the whole point of dining there!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Went here for our 18th wedding anniversary and because friends had recommended it. We ate the best steak we've ever had and were from Texas! Service and atmosphere were great also.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Fantastic service.Just a great and memorable experience overall. Everything ordered, from cocktails to entrees, were delicious, beautiful to look at and downright enjoyable.
The staff is professional, highly efficient, courteous and friendly. It's not too often that we go out for a dining experience that has no negative moments, but this was one of those times. A superb experience.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMbest restaurant in NapaThe service is outstanding from start to finish. Try the hash browns !! And the Caesar salad is one of the best in the valley I've had!!
BUT what makes this place a standout is the quality of beef - Dry aging is the name of the game. It will melt in your mouth.
This is a great place for a romantic night or for bringing guests. Can't say enough6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMRib eye & filet were greatRib eye & filet were great even though the rib eye was a bit more done than the medium "pink" I ordered. I didn't mention it to the waiter coz it was still tasty & I didn't want to bother. Forgot our waiters name. He was superb. Has been there since he restaurant opened 14 years ago. I found that out from the hostess as we were leaving. Onion rings were different than most (not battered) and incredibly yummy.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodEnjoyed everything from wine, wonderful warm spinach salad, perfect filet mignon. Upstairs seating is nicer than downstairs just because away from kitchen area and constant foot traffic. Great service.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZINGCole's Chop House . . just simply an amazing dining experience! Our steaks were done perfectly & sides were some of the best we've had - recommend hash browns & onions and sweet corn. Many on our table planned to share salads and steaks and our server was gracious about it - arranged to have our salads plated individually and offered additional plates to share steaks. But even better than the food was the service, genuine and unassuming.
Corkage is reasonable, $25.00/bottle. In fact, they'll waive a corkage for every bottle of wine you order from them. WELL worth it - they have many reasonable wines on their list. We were recommended a Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa that paired well with our salads at $36.00.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMeat is outstanding, watch the sideThe meat was outstanding and the beautiful setting dramatic. The wine list is extensive, broad price-point, and largely local. Did not find the two sides selected to be a good choice, which reduced the food experience for me. The mushrooms were served in an intense brown sauce that completely overpowered the mushrooms and did not allow for a contrast, in fact over powered the excellent meat. The butter lettuce with sunflower dressing was totally over dressed. I should have returned it and asked for the dressing on the side. I certainly would try to find other sides that provide a range of food textures and intensity to avoid having everything so "heavy".6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMatched the HypeAs soon as I started working in Napa, all my employees told me to try this place out. So I took a chance and planned to spend my anniversary there. Everything about it was amazing. From the hostess Olivia to our waiter who had a great sense of humor. Food was great. Even the salads were amazing. I will come again and again6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeA memorable evening in Napa - Excellent Food - Excellent Service.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a special occasionWe put a note that we got married the night before and they made sure it was a special night when we got there. We got say upstairs next to the balcony and was treated to a glass of champagne. They checked in with us to make sure it was everything we expected. We were really spoiled. Thank you for the wonderful food and great service.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA great atmosphere, greatA great atmosphere, great food and service. Their menu is perfect for the Napa visitor who is looking for a special evening.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAte upstairs on the loft.Ate upstairs on the loft. Great decor and somehow pulls off the balance between moderate noise and good energy. Service was great from the hostess to the waiter and especially Jim the Somm!
We both had the salmon special of the evening so don't get fixated on the potential for a limited menu. Pages of excellent Pinot to pair with fish.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!Coles is always great! It is the place to go when you are craving a good peice of meat too.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the entire experienceI took my wife for our 17 year anniversary and it was a dinner we both will remember for quite some time. From the moment we checked in with the hostess, we were treated extremely well. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. If you find yourself in Napa, you simply must go to Cole's.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEnd of a great weekIt was our last night in napa. And Coles chop house did not let us down5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food! I had rib-eyeExcellent food! I had rib-eye that cooked perfectly and hubby had rack of lamb that was cooked perfectly too -- both meals were excellent. We had excellent sides: grilled asparagus that was smoky and cooked perfectly, and the onion rings was perfectly crunchy but yet soft inside, and not greasy at all.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMColesMy wife and I talked about how great the Coles chophouse was all weekend5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed dining at Cole'sWe enjoyed dining at Cole's very much. We requested a booth but none was available. The hostess seated us upstairs which was very quiet and allowed relaxed conversation. Our meals, a filet and salmon, were prepared to our liking and delicious. The filet was among the best I have ever had. Tony, our server, did an excellent job. He remained in the background but was there when needed. We also enjoyed the atmosphere.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOf the Very Best!Cole's Chop House was one of the best dinning experiences that we have has in many years. While waiting for our table, the bar service and the drinks were excellent. We were seated right on time. Our waiter was knowledgable, friendly and really did a great job. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and tasted as good as any steak house we could ever hoped to find. And for once, there was a "real" desert menu. The so called "national steak house" chains cannot come close to the quality of the food and certainly not to the superb service. Yes, if we are ever in Napa, California again, we will indeed make another reservation at Cole's Chop House well enough in advance so as not to risk missing out. It is just too good!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent SteakhouseGreat service and delicious food. Would highly recommend this restaurant as a must-eat when in Napa Valley.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food!We celebrated our 25th anniversary here and could not have been more pleased. The food was simply the best we have had EVER! Service was excellent and we will definitely go back the next time we are in Napa.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperior dining experienceCole's Chop House is a Napa Valley treasure. Whether you're in the mood for steak, pork, lamb or seafood - even vegetarian, they've got it all covered. They have the best rack of lamb and lobster in the valley. Our server, Patrick seems to know what we want and when we want it before we even do! There should be some kind of annual award in the valley for this level of professional, yet friendly service. Management always makes time to stop by to make sure you are satisfied with your experience. Right to the end, bananas foster, it's spectacular. Make your reservation today!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner - great experienceCole's was the best of several restaurants we experienced over a several day period. We had a large group. The service was attentive and just great - the food was great - the setting also very confortable and attractive. Thanks5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceWe went to this restaurant on the recommendation from friends. We were very impressed with the whole process from reservations, reminder call, checking in, wait staff the wine and of course the food. Food was incredible, all entrees arrived just as they were ordered. Wait staff was in tune to what was needed but we never felt as if they were hovering. Great experience all around.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBring Your Own (bottle of wine)perfect but their wine list - the wines are too expensive for my budget.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time at Cole's andOur first time at Cole's and we had a great experience. Our waiter was Bryan and he was friendly and always at our table.
Food was delicious and hot, just the we like it served. The restaurant has a great ambiance and everyone was fun and
And the best vanilla ice cream!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, outstandingExcellent service, outstanding food. Our out of town guests were absolutely thrilled!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks to Eric, Jim and Patrick.Thanks to Eric, Jim and Patrick. Excellent as always.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice local steakhouseWe had set up the reservation up on OT because of the menu and location (essentially next door to Napa Valley Opera House) but were relieved when several locals assured us we had made a great choice. No surprises -- good steaks, sides, wine list, etc. The atmosphere will never be confused with Ruth's Chris -- it's in a hipper, retro older style building. My preference in steakhouses is to bring all steaks out on a sizzler or very hot inner plate. They did not do this but the steak was plenty warm anyway.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed the ambienceWe really enjoyed the ambience of this restaurant. The open ceilings gave it a unique look and feel, giving the somewhat formal restaurant a more relaxed feel. The service was fantastic - friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The menu was great! Excellent choices and portion sizes that matched the prices. We have a favorite steak restaurant at home, where we are very used to receiving excellent, personal customer service. Cole's did a great job of matching it!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid steak House great drySolid steak House great dry aged steaks with family style sides
Xlnt oysters rocky4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a reservation at 7pm.We had a reservation at 7pm. We had to wait 20 minutes and were finally seated. But the entire time we were waiting around for our "reserved" table, the lady at the front treated us like we were nothing. No apology that the table was not ready, no communication as to what was going on. We finally felt like we were valued guests when a gentleman in the suit came over to our table to thank us for our patience. The waiter was great with description of all of the specials. The way he talks about each dish / food was mouth watering and made us want to order one of each... Excellent food, the steak and the beef Wellington were to die for.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur table had a had SteaksOur table had a had Steaks and Lobster the New York was terrific the Lobster we cooked perfect as well. All of the sides, the baked potato, corn and the crab bisque were great. All of us came away thinking we had a very fine meal. We can recommend it.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery impressed with the food!Very impressed with the food! Especially the hash browns!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit andThis was our first visit and everything was better than we expected. How do they make those onion rings!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother amazing place to eatAnother amazing place to eat while in Napa. We both had the filet and it just melted in our mouth. Truly a great experience.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and serviceOutstanding food and service at this downtown restaurant.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCole's is "downtown" NapaCole's is "downtown" Napa right on the water front. The charm and beauty of it remind you on a classic steakhouse with the feel of Napa.
Our server was amazing. The food was perfect. We were not rushed and could have sat there enjoying our wine for hours!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and theThe food was great and the service from the moment we walked in was very good. I will be eating there again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe rib eye was excellentThe rib eye was excellent and Patrick was very professional, friendly and very attentive. Two thumbs up!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and Service!This was our second visit to Cole's, and it's clear that this is going to become a regular stop on our visits to the Napa Valley. Our party of six arrved about 15 minutes early for our reservation and were seated at a table on the upstairs balcony overlooking the main dining floor within a couple of minutes of arrival. The atmosphere is casual yet classy, and the restaurant itself is actually quite large. The wait staff was courteous and attentive, but the real stars of the show were the wondeful smells emanting from the open kitchen downstairs (along with the food that followed). We started with shrimp coktail for all six of us, and the preparation (just lightly charred and seasoned) was superb. The cocktail sauce with endives was som4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best steaks I'verOne of the best steaks I'ver ever eaten!
Family size sides make it a difficult place for a business traveller to eat alone.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steaks were great . MyThe steaks were great . My wife salmon was very good but she could not eat it all. We also had the thin cut onion fries I would call them onion strings. they were so good that I did not need a dessert. The services was very good also. They seem to really happy that we were there.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visit but won'tFirst time visit but won't be the last. Great food and service.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways top of their game inAlways top of their game in quality, flavor and service.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals we haveOne of the best meals we have had in as long as we can remember. The service was timely but not overpowering. The house wines were superior. We will return next time we are in Napa....I presently reside in Texas and my brother and sister reside in Wyoming. The three of us meet every three years in Napa to enjoy the new wines and dine on the diverse foods. Thank you for a memorable evening.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic!!! TheAbsolutely fantastic!!! The service was some if the best I have ever experienced at a restaurant. The family style side hashbrowns were amazing! I will deffinatly be dinning here again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful birthday dinnerHad a wonderful birthday dinner for husband, two older kids (11 and 16) entirely appropriate, they loved it (especially the 16 year old carnivore). Glad we read previous reviews and had the hash browns with onions as side, and saved room for dessert which we don't usually care about! Service was great and excellent with the kids, wouldn't take toddlers but just fine for older kids. And as everyone notes-- $$$$$$$ but if you know that going in, the sticker shock is minimized.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!!!! I visited thisFantastic!!!! I visited this restaurant about 2 years ago and was unable to get back to Napa but this time it was a priority to go and we loved it. Thank you. I requested a round table upstairs, got it!! I called to try to get in earlier and the Manager called me back and said come on in. Just great start to finish. I will be back for sure on my next visit to Napa Valley.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM