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Napa River Grill
Napa River Grill

Napa River Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.napariverlouisville.com
  • Phone: (502) 423-5822
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday 10:00am- 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Brian Curry
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Featuring two private dining rooms, Napa river Grill can accommodate small and large groups for private dining.

    Our Vineyard Room features a custom wine bottle chandelier, and a custom wood table for boardroom style seating for up to 22 guests.
    Our Large Private Dining Room features local art, and custom table configurations for up to 60 guests.

    Weather permitting, our Patio Bar/Lounge is also available for rent, featuring two TVs and a full bar. Perfect for private cocktail events, or even for groups wanting to watch their favorite sports teams in a private setting.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Parrott (502) 423-5822

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westport Road
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Napa River Grill
Inspired by the beauty and romance of California’s wine country, Napa River Grill provides a taste of Northern California in Louisville’s own backyard. The menu features expertly prepared dishes using only the finest seasonal ingredients, and the award-winning wine list offers the best from the New World. Set in the vibrant Westport Village, the cozy lounge opens into a bright dining room bathed in natural light. The outdoor bar, grapevine-surrounded patio, and fire pit make an ideal setting for alfresco meals. Whether you are having a romantic night out, a casual dinner with friends, or a business meeting, the relaxed yet elegant ambiance is perfect for any occasion.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a work lunch party of 10. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Food presentation and quality was very good across the board - soups, salad, appetizers, entrees, desserts - and there were plenty of options on the lunch menu including many locally sourced foods. Service staff was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Orders came out very timely. Our corner table with windows on both sides was a little warm (it was a very hot day) but otherwise ambience was nice. We had a great time and would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Bottom line is that that service and food quality doesn't match the price charged. Service was slow and not very attentive. Our appetizer and bread plate sat on the table through out the remainder of the meal. There were long gaps where we were not checked on. This was a empty restaurant. Then the food quality was just so so, just about even with say a assembly line chain like Longhorn. Worth paying the $5 to $6 more per dish and be treated to the service and quality of say Jeff Rubys. Not says it is bad if one lives close it would be a nice change of pace but not worth leaving downtown area considering the location."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We happened to be in town for the PGA tourney and after a long day found the Napa River on Open Table. I had the Halibut and my wife, the crabcakes! The meal was spectacular and our waitress was wonderful and engaging."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great wine list. Good waiter who was helpful. A very nice dining experience."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Lovely neighborhood spot. Worth seeking out. Dined on the open air patio next to small grape vineyard. Waitress was exceptionally good. Ordered crab and avocado appetizer with fried tortilla chips which was very good. Veggie pasta with sundries tomatoes was a tad salty for my taste (most restaurant food is) but was good."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I have been to napa many times and we returned recently for dinner with a group of friends. Napa is very good at handling large groups or an intimate dinner for 2. The food is consistently very good. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service is professional and efficient . We will return I am sure"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We will not go back for a long time. They need to hire more servers Do something about Noise! Food not even average to bad"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great food and wine selection. Wide variety of dishes to choose from plus extensive wine selection to pair with whatever your meal is."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and I had an early Sunday evening dinner on the patio this past week. Everything was sublime: food, drinks, service. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Six of us had dinner there on Saturday, July 19. Jaison our server did an excellent job. He was there when we needed him yet he didn't bother us. Nice wine list, good appetizers, would recommend the crab avocado dip. Two of us had the salmon, one the Ahi tuna, one the filet, and two of us the rib-eye. Everybody seemed to like their choice. I had the rib-eye which was cooked to order tender with a good favor. The bread pudding was very good. The restaurant was relaxed didn't feel rushed, proper time was allowed between courses to enjoy our drinks and conversation. Be aware that 20% gratuity was added to the check. I believe this is stated on the menu and website. Not inexpensive, averaged $80/person, but overall a great place to eat."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Took advantage of the beautiful weather last week to dine al fresco at Napa River Grill. The server was helpful and there when we needed him. Food was very tasty, which was the evening special. One thing I don't understand is why they don't extend happy hour to dining customers who are spending more $$$"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our online reservation was given before our arrival to another group!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You accommodated us, but this never should have happened. You had our reservation name and contact and the group you gave our table to was not asked for that information! Not a good way to start our visit!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We are very please Napa has added Sunday Brunch and have been several times. Eggs are cooked to order and the buffet has ample choices for breakfast and lunch. Especially liked the chorizo meatloaf!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed a lovely outdoor dinner with an old friend during a recent visit to Louisville. Good service, unhurried pace and excellent food. I had a very creative salmon dish -- delightful. If I still lived in Louisville, I'd definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The brunch menu was just right and the $1 drinks a nice touch. Outdoor dining area was not crowded. Will come back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Ownership has changed and the manager said he did not have the ability honor a gift card we presented at the arrival of the check. I received the gift card xmas of 2013. They did not offer to discount or compensate us in any way. The card value was for $125. Their unwillingness to offer "anything" left us cold and made an average meal and dining experience unpleasant. We will most assuredly not be dining with Napa River again since they place no value on customer service and satisfaction."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food varied form good, the crab and avocado appetizer, to very bland, the spring lamb. Service varied from overbearing to didn't see the waiter for 25 minutes while awaiting the check. The table next to us waited even longer and tip was added to some checks at their table, but not others with same number in party. It was vey quiet, but was a Sunday evening. Most items seemed overpriced for similar quality/quantity in nearby restaurants."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful with the menu."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My halibut dish was delicious. The cream of tomato soup in a puff pastry was equally good. The very creative dishes were well prepared and served and combined with friendly service made for a thoroughly enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Mac n cheese and greens were fantastic. Pork chop a bit over done. My wife had chicken, asparagus and potatoes and said it was very good., we sat for about 15 minutes before or waitress came to see if we wanted drinks."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed the dinner and food was great. The service was excellent"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband & I went to Napa River for dinner. We weren't particularly in the mood for anything under the entree list so instead grabbed 3 different appetizers and 2 salads. Everything was delicious, especially the Caesar salad, the avocado/crab app and the tuna nachos!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Chose Napa River Grill because they offer reservations, are wheelchair accessible, and I have always had a really good meal there. I had never been there for brunch before, and was very pleased with the selections."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was over-seasoned and over-cooked. They were using a space designed as a private party room for regular seating. There were only a few tables seated there and it felt a little odd. The service was fine, but the server had to make an effort to get to us."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our waiter was horrible. Not a good first experience however we observed another waiter, Eli. He did an outstanding job! We will definitely ask for him next time!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very good mac and chees. Tough pork chop. Veggies with salmon were unremarkable."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We took our friends from Long Island, NY, to Napa River and had the best server! Stephanie went out of her way to make sure the kitchen could accommodate special requests. And when a crazy thing happened with the bill, Stephanie corrected it immediately. We love going to Napa River Grill."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Napa River Grill is a great place for Sunday brunch. We went for father's day and was terrifically surprised. Love the eggs menu and the buffet selections were wonderful. Wish we ha come a little later to hear the live music. Napa River Grill, time well spent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was good. I eat here often, and don't think this question is necessary ever time"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I was the organizer and arrived slightly early. Even though there was no charge or order minimum, my group of 10 was put in lovely private room - I'm assuming because it was 2:30 on a Tuesday. Our server was fabulous. He quickly got a sense of what we were looking for, quiet and waters for the first hour, wine and appetizers for the second hour. He arranged the room for buffet style serving, came in and out quietly during the meeting portion and was attentive during the social hour. The wines he selected were drinkable and reasonably priced. The appetizers were good, especially the crab and avocado with chips. I would certainly recommend Napa River to anyone looking to host an offsite meeting with a meal or social component."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Brunch food was delicious. Nice variety and all well done. Almond Joy French Toast is a hit as well as equally great dishes. Good experience. Nice, live music on Sunday morning."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I have been to Napa River Grill many times over the last fews years and they never disappoint. I scheduled a lunch date with my mom and we had a wonderful time. Our waiter was excellent and complimented my mother on how young see looked which made her day. In terms of the food my Salmon was cooked to perfection and the Hosin Ribs my mother ordered has was excellent. We will definitely be back in the near future to try the brunch. Thanks for another wonderful meal."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Excellent for small groups (4-6 people). Service is quick and friendly. Presentation of food is excellent."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The food was great. Jason was such a personable and enjoyable server. The food was exceptional (including dessert). The menu has something for everyone yet changes enough that we get to try something new and amazing while still having some staples (like the ceaser salad in that great bowl). Always enjoy eating here!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Napa River has a fabulous brunch complete with live music. The food is excellent and you can enjoy the music indoors or the waterfall sounds outside on a beautiful Sunday morning. Adults and children will love this brunch! $1 Mimosa are yummy too!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We go to Napa at least twice a month. A true gem in the Louisville Food Scene!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Over priced and tables were too close together which made it. Menu changed the only items that we would go for."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I suggested Napa for my family's monthly lunch date - unfortunately, our waiter was loud, slow, and way too personal for our comfort zone. I think he was auditioning for a starring role in a movie because the service was all about HIM and he acted as if we should applaud his every move and laugh at his poor attempt at humor. He ruined a lovely meal for us - we were all very pleased with our food (I have dined at Napa many times and have always been very pleased with both the food and service) but this time the service was terribly lacking in professionalism. If I return anytime soon, I will request another waiter without hesitation."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great place for a special occasion. Impressive wine and spirits menu. Food that is out of this world. Outdoor seating/bar area is awesome for before dinner drinks or happy hour! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I requested a quiet table online and received a table on the isle that they would not change with any of the other open quiet tables. Service was great but forgot certain things and when asked if we want a box only brought back half of our food "
    Dined on 5/16/2014