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Napa Cafe
Napa Cafe

Napa Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.napacafe.com
  • Email: glenda@napacafe.com
  • Phone: (901) 683-0441
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Ben Adams
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For smaller or medium size business luncheons and dinners.
  • Private Party Facilities: Holds up to 60 guests, no room fee; equipment available.
  • Private Party Contact: Glenda Hastings (901) 683-0441

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North of Poplar, between Mendenhall and White Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Napa Cafe
Polished yet inviting, Napa Cafe offers American cuisine with a touch of individual flair complimented by an award winning wine list and a wonderful accommodating staff. Ben Adams is an up and coming Chef on the Memphis dining scene.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed delicious food and service. A bit pricey except for special occasion."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed wonderful dining experience. Perfect Memphis weather for dining outside. Waiter did superb job anticipating and satisfying all requests. Food was delectable particularly the veggie plate prepared by the chef."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was ok, my husband had scallops and they weren't seared properly. Napa salad was really good. We were seated close to the door and it was cold because of door opening. Menu was limited. Our waitress was terrible, took her a long time just to bring our water and she had no personality. We wouldn't go here again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Saturday evening dinner here. The service was warm and attentive, the food was superb, and the restaurant had excellent energy. We love dining here because the menu is always creative, the food is reliably excellent, and the service is just right. Being able to dine here is a true pleasure."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was great, short rib sliders and Aha tuna was outstanding! The waiter didnt seem to enthusastic about serving anyone at his tables. His service was poor at best. The lady helping him( drinks, delivering food ect) was great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Watch out for the bread and butter. It's addictive! The butternut squash salad was tasty. So unique! For dinner I had the salmon and my husband had the striped bass. Both were fantastic. Good wine choices. No draft beer..only bottles but good selection."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went for their buttermilk cheesecake and it did not disappoint."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have always been a fan of Napa, but my recent lunch visit was a bust. service was inconsistent, there was a short hair in my salad...yuck!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The meal was solid. nothing outstanding, but not bad either. The service was competent. The only negative was that the appetizer special, a meat and cheese plate, was $25! Way overpriced."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Napa Café was a wonderful find! Knowledgeable waiter, great food!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Loved that it was nice and quiet! All enjoyed their food. No complaints!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 8 that was ready way before our scheduled time and the service was impeccable. They did not mind (even suggested) individual checks and only added 18% gratuity so I left more (and hopefully everyone else did too) for making everything soooo easy with so many opinionated girls! Love their menu - it's not the typical chicken and steak as most places. Food was very good."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Selecting this venue for dinner has proven itself many times. Very good service and delicious chow. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants for their nice atmosphere, good food & excellent service. The owner can always be found floating around checking on the tables, chatting with patrons & delivering things to ensure her customers are happy. I only wish they had a cocktail menu/better bar options (they seem to be more on the simple cocktails & extensive wines) & a dessert menu as elaborate as their appetizer & dinner menu - a souffle would be great!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Nice restaurant tucked away in a strip mall. The food was quite good from the filet I enjoyed to the chicken our friends had. Some of the salads were needing of a little more pizazz. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was top notch. My wife's seared tuna probably was the biggest disappointment as it is her go to dish when we go out. The sear was not what it needed to be perhaps the pan wasn't hot enough to start. She want too fond of the seaweed served with it or he black rice. I'd give it another shot. Just have my wife try the filet."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my wife to NAPA on V-Day and in the past it has been very quiet and romantic. On this night, it was far from it due to a group of 8 that were very loud and disrupted the evening. There were other patrons seated around us that were obviously upset over the loud party. There was a local celebrity with them and he wasn't apart of the noise but it reflected on him. My wife and I will still be going to NAPA because this is the first time in 4 years that something like this has happened but it did dampen our evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A great Valentine's Day menu, presentation, and overall experience. They were extremely busy, but our reservations were honored on time. As busy as our server was, we did not wait long or want for anything. It was a special menu, so I won't go into the details. However, if you have not been to Napa Cafe or are looking for a great place to celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, or anything, you will not find a more accommodating and well-managed fine dining restaurant. Well done as always, Napa Cafe, well done!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took the wife to Napa Cafe the evening after Valentine's Day. We didn't want the chaos of being out in the Valentine's crowd. We were rewarded for waiting a day with the first evening reservation, nice table, and watching the other diners be seated while enjoying our salads. Service, food, and atmosphere were wonderful! You could close your eyes and point to the menu and be satisfied with your meal, as everything sounded just terrific. My wife and I snuck tastes of the other's entree and agreed that we'd have been pleased with either. Didn't try dessert, entrees were more than filling!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Haven't been to Napa in over a year....WOW what an improvement.. The service was surpassed by the food. Certainly will be back soon"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The new menu is great and everything we had was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is my 4th dining experience with Napa Cafe. I don't go there super-often but I know that it is a gem for special occasions or a nice business lunch. I've had seafood, steak, chicken -- all were excellently prepared with sides that perfectly complement the main entree. Service is personal and attentive, and the entire dining experience is comfortable and classy. It is a good value for the price, and I put it in my 'highly recommend' category."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Was surprised that at 8 pm on a Friday the kitchen was out of the first two dishes I ordered and I was forced to settle on a less appealing option. Food was good. Server was inattentive, brought glasses of wine instead of the ordered bottle (not enough wine to be the equivalent serving either). Also very slow. May give it another chance but not a good night."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We were there on a Monday nite - very quiet but it was perfect for our party of 4. We had an outstanding wait person, and the food was very good. They were out of the duck which was sad for me. The chocolate martini with salted caramel vodka was INCREDIBLE!!!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "We made a spontaneous decision to go out to dinner and went. The food was very good and the service perfect. It's a little bit of a drive but well worth it. Will keep it in mind for more occasions."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Napa has a new chef and with the exception of the dessert menu an all new menu. The roasted butternut squash salad was fabulous. Can't wait to go back and try other new menu items."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "It's so nice to have a small, high quality restaurant right in the heart of Ease Memphis! Two so us enjoyed a wonderful date night dinner together before going to the nearby theater for a movie. The meal was wonderful. She had a romaine salad and open faced seafood ravioli, and I had the tomato soup and pan seared tuna. The presentation was delightful and the flavors exciting! We will be back, perhaps next weekend even!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I have been to Napa Cafe on several different occasions and time of day ( lunch and dinner). The New Year's Eve meal wasn't too impressive. I think it was more of an assembly line product.....not very warm or flavorful. My vodka martini was watery and had crushed ice in it. Anyway, I will return again. I've had amazing meals there in the past and always have excellent service. The atmosphere is elegant and romantic. It's a wonderful neighborhood spot!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Enjoyed the experience at Napa Café for New years. Joined another couple and the staff accommodated our request to add 2 more people and move up our reservation. The food and drink was excellent and service very good. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "i was looking for some great food and I went to the right place. The scallops were delicious!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We took a very good friend with her husband to Napa for her 31st birthday. They had never been to Napa and were very impressed with the food, wine, and service."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The Napa Cafe continues to be my favorite spot for lunch in Memphis. The food is excellent as is the service."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "We have lived in Memphis for 5 years and have noticed Napa Café occasionally while shopping in the strip mall that it is part of. From the outside, it's nothing special to look at, which might be why it took us so long to try it. We finally decided to give it a shot last weekend. I was immediately surprised when we entered the restaurant by how nice it was. The lighting was perfect (romantic but not too dim), the furnishing and artwork were great, and it was quiet! The service was a little bit slow, but our waitress was friendly and did not make any mistakes. The food was absolutely delicious and all four people in our dining party were thrilled with their order. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "My office is within waking distance to Napa Cafe. When out of town reps come to meet with me we walk to Napa Cafe. For lunch my guests will often ask what is good. I recommend the meatloaf which conjures up a look of curiosity in such a quaint dining atmosphere. They try it and love it. The quiet atmosphere and ambience makes for great business dialogue. The food and service is always consistently good. Napa is also great for dinner with a great wine selection to compliment any meal. I can always expect a great dining experience at Napa Cafe."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Let me start by saying that my wife and I visit Napa Cafe on occasion. This particular visit was quite disappointing. They were out of the Inkberry wine for starters which is a little aggrivating. I ordered the Tomato soup with Basil and Dill which is normally silky smooth and fabulous but this time it was a little lumpy. The Pear and Walnut Salad was deliscious as was the Short Rib Sliders. My wife ordered the Shrim and Grits,which she always does, and the shrimp were a little fishy smelling. Then came time for a ie e of their signature dessert...Buttermilk Pie...only at 7:00 pm on a Friday night they were out of it. So, the experience for the price was not worth it on this visit."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Outstanding server Food very good I will come back soon ! Thanks!!!!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "I've been to Napa Cafe 3 times in the past, but it had been a few years. Not sure exactly what has changed, but the food just didn't seem quite as good as I had remembered. Black bean soup was a bit too salty. Other appetizer just didn't hit the mark. Main course (crab cakes and lamb) was better but not spectacular. At this price point for Memphis, I expected more."
    Dined on 7/6/2013