Napa Valley Bistro
Napa Valley Bistro

Napa Valley Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.napavalleybistro.net/
  • Phone: 7076662383x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Tue-Sa 11:30am-5:00pm
    Brunch: Sun 10:00am-2:00pm
    Dinner: Tue-Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Dinner: Fri-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Dinner: Sun 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Bernardo Ayala
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Between your vision and our Chef"s culinary creativity, we can help make your event a tasty one. Please call us for details about our catering options.
  • Entertainment: Join us every Tuesday through Friday from 3:00-6:00 for Happy Hour at our bar. Enjoy small plates and drink specials with your friends and co-workers!
  • Special Events: We feature a neighboring winery for dinner every second Tuesday of the month. Whether it is a four course meal with wine pairings or a special entrée paired with a specific glass of wine, we invite you to indulge with us and experience all that Napa Valley has to offer!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is generally readily available, but we are also surrounded by several public parking lots that require no payment.
A word from Napa Valley Bistro
At Napa Valley Bistro we strive to meet your needs by offering great food and service while promoting our basic beliefs: local, sustainable, organic...
AND AFFORDABLE! Our food is elevated bistro-style American cuisine, and our wine list compliments our menu by focusing on Napa Valley vintners.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Napa Valley Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (74)fit for foodies (69)great for lunch (41)special occasion (37)good for groups (35)great for brunch (22)romantic (21)notable wine list (21)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (7)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food, service & prices!
    DaveInSF
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We dined here for the 3rd time right after their post-earthquake reopening, and had a great time. Food & service were outstanding. The wine list is a bit limited, but bring your own; corkage is only $10. The "small" plates are quite substantial, so they can be used as a main course, making for an extremely reasonably priced dinner. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Supporting Lcoal Napa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant was bustling with post-quake diners. Many came out to downtown Napa to support own local businesses. We dined in bar area and it was perfect table for four. The hostess was friendly and our waitress/bartender was energetic and attentive. The food was amazing and plentiful. If you are looking for a great pork chop, ribs or fish and chips, you cannot go wrong. A must for a night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy party
    Hawkman50VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We enjoyed the restaurant and the food was quite good. The special fig salad was disappointing because it was somehow lacking in distinct flavor which seems unusual for a fig salad. My prime rib was very tasty and correctly prepared with a generous portion. One person in our party had the fried chicken and liked it. Another had the hanger steak and liked that too. There is a wide variety of menu options and very reasonable pricing for Napa. We were seated next to a large party of 16 or more that was noisy and distracting. Since we were early diners the wait staff could have put us at a more reasonable table. Somewhat our fault because we could have requested a different table. But we sat down first and had no idea what was in store.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good. Would try again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great atmosphere, great service and our waitress was attentive. We ordered the ceviche and it was excellent. For an entree, I ordered the chop which was a bit dry for such a thick piece of pork. My wife ordered fried chicken which was a bit soggy. Overall the experience was good. I would eat there again and try something different.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great prices, good food.
    RosaLuvsWine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Best couple things about this spot: variety in the menu and the price. It's very reasonable and the food is good. Service was great. The Cajun shrimp were off the hook, the flank steak and prime rib were delicious and overall all of the good ranges from good to great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good experience, as usual food was excellent, service a bit erratic.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    BlackrattusVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great service and extremely well prepared and savory food make NVB always a wise choice. The empanada appetizer is out of this world and the salad special, a watermelon and heirloom tomato with a balsamic drizzle was outstanding! Great corkage policy (1st is free, 2nd is $10!)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful dinner
    Heidi
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Casual and friendly,excellent server who gave great advice. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great New Find!
    TravelgurudanvilleVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Tonight we wanted really good food without all of the hype and fuss of the notable restaurants. The enthusiastic owner greeted us. My husband decided on the pork chop. Huge, perfectly prepared chop with grilled peaches. I had the tortilla crusted halibut that was perfectly cooked and served with a very fresh succotash. We started our dinner sharing a very generous beet and arugula salad. The prices are extremely fair, the plates beautifully presented, the portions generous and the wait staff great. The wine list is good with many of the offerings under $45. On the evening we were there, a sign in front of the restaurant said "no corkage fee". Doesn't get better than that. A total and very happy conclusion to a great day in the Valley!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    KenG
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    As locals we are always on the lookout for good reasonably priced restaurants. Glad we found this one. A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort to find it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable experience
    anicky
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for our anniversary and had a great experience. The staff was so friendly and accommodating, gave great suggestions, and know the menu. The food came out quickly and was unbelievabley amazing. He had the lamb burger and I the pork chops, we shared the halibut and shrimp ceviche and the fudge cake for dessert. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Great
    comfortjunkie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food as always, excellent. Service too. Gets noisy @ dinner, even though we came early. Always an enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You must try this place
    ajskinner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    You are met at the door is if you are royalty. The food is great and the owner/chef is someone you want to meet!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service!
    BethK
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We took a group of six to Napa Valley Bistro on a busy Tuesday night. Even with a reservation, we ended up with an improvised table right in front of the kitchen pass-thru. While we were dubious of this location at first, it gave us a wonderful, ringside seat to watch the action in the kitchen and separated us from the other diners in the main restaurant. The chef actually came out and showed off a round of plates which influenced our orders. Several of us had the bistro chopped veggie salad and we're still taking about how wonderful it was. I could eat a plate of that for a meal and be oh-so-content! Our table ordered the ribs, the pork chop, and several of the nightly specials. Everything was beautifully plated and tasty. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place
    TriumphGirlVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    First time I had been to this restaurant. Went on a Sunday night as a last nice meal before heading home from a 5 day Napa vacation. Food was outstanding - everything prepared wonderfully and quite flavorful. Service was great - our waiter was understanding of our "chatty nature" yet still attentive to our needs. Also liked its not a huge place, and we could have a conversation without being too loud. Would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Napa find
    Bradentonjl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife had the Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, which was cooked perfectly. We shared a lovely copped salad. I had the Bistro Burger, which was dressed nicely but slightly overcooked.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good again
    dortsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went on Saturday...it was busy, but no problems being taken care of. Lots of staff, checking on us throughout our dinner. The manager Jennifer came over to us many times checking on how we were doing. So nice to see how well the staff and manager work together. Food was excellent, fig and blue cheese flat bread is a favorite. My husband had the special steak and I had the halibut. Excellent! We really like this place...I hope we all keep it a secret! sh sh ;-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Local Find!
    vdogg
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had the ribs that were nice and tender, the taste was amazing. Also the sweet potato fries and coldsaw it was served with was excellent. My husband had the salmon special that he really love. We had great service , the wait staff were very friendly, we never had to ask for our water to be refilled. This was a great find, I will be coming back for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Wait person didn't tell us all the specials. Never followed up with us after the food was served. Had the wrong hollandaise sauce on our overdone eggs benedict. Bell peppers are seemingly on everything
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved main course
    Buster
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Main course was excellent. Service fair. Desserts ok.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    ajskinner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    From the front door to the table, you feel welcomed! Bernardo Ayala, the chef, came to our table and described the halibut dish. We both decided to order it and it was a great meal. Will refer all of my friends and family. Great for lunch and dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Likesnapa
    LikesnapaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Excellent service , my first time here. My friend said she always gets the ribs so I joined her in this choice. They were delicious, fall off the bone, an ample portion. Came with delicious sweet potato fries. Caesar salad was very good, just the right sized portion. Would return to try other items
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    napafoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great place, great food, great service -- what else you do want. Love this restaurant! Jennifer the host is the best!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disapoints!
    NapanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Although we were sad to see Neela's Indian Food close 18 mos. ago, Napa Valley Bistro has taken dining in that space to new levels of perfection. From the sincere greeting at the door by general manager Jennifer, to remembering regular diners preferences, to outstanding waitpersons, to creative culinary delights overseen personnally by Chef Bernardo from his post just outside the kitchen, this is one of Napa's truly great restaurants! The special salad with its perfectly ripe watermelon started the meal which was completed with an outstanding grilled shrimp/scallop on basil mashed potatoes entree. Delicious! Despite his home country's recent demoralizing loss in the world cup, our waiter, Marcelo provided great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Many choices at neighborhood gem
    FrancesNapaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Napa Valley Bistro has continued to improve its offerings, setting, and service since it first opened. We were all very happy with our selections from Beet Salad (delicious) to Lamb Burger, Hamburger, Fried Chicken (a little too bready), Ahi Tuna (modest portion size) and nightly special of seafood medley. The calamari was only average - lacked taste and did not compare to crispy versions we have had a Celadon and other places. The service was very good, though we did have to ask for bread. Wine by the glass list is good, but does not offer many selections. Overall, it was a lovely evening and very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Dawn
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the service, I will be taking my out of town friends here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to dine in Napa
    sugoionna
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We came for my partner's 29th Birthday and had a great experience. We came at an off time, around 4:00PM and we had basically the whole place to ourselves. The service was quick and really awesome. The server gave us suggestions on things to do after we left the restaurant. We really enjoyed our food! We ordered the pork belly, chicken empanadas, the bistro burger, hangar steak and summer pasta. Everything was delicious but especially the pork belly. There was a small issue with the pasta, I asked for chicken and didn't get any but they quickly remedied the situation. All and all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find in Napa Valley...
    Bdaybistrosinner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent citrus risotto and wonderful heirloom tomato salad...my husband loved the lamb chops....Yum-mo
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Napa valley bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It was a little difficult to find but worth it. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We had an appetizer, two mains, dessert and brought our own wine. The bill was extremely reasonable especially for the quality of food and service. I highly recommend you try this restaurant before you can't get in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine List Affordable
    Q1NTQ10
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I met a colleague for an early dinner. As I reviewed the wine list I noticed two things; All wines were from Napa and all were affordable. The Pinot Noir from Carneros was very nice. I had a roasted beet salad and the Lamb Burger. I finished off with a blueberry and peach compote. The salad was good and I enjoyed the burger. The compote was just ok.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Lunch
    DiningOut
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    On a Saturday afternoon - really, really good. Empanadas - I could eat 20 of these. Pear fig flatbread - delicious. Everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not Great
    ReviewerOnTheRun
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Intimate dining atmosphere, very busy by 6:30 PM, attentive wait staff, and lovely food presentation. Nice for couples/pairs, small groups (six or under). Food was good, not great. Husband and I both had salmon. I specifically asked for well done, which it was. His was undercooked. Attire appeared 'smart/casual' on a holiday weekend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasteless and slow
    sergeVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Menu and room are appealing. Everything we ordered was tasteless. Salads, veg roll, fish and chips....which looked OK and was crispy outside but near raw inside. After the entrees were brought we were completely ignored. Finally a busboy cleared the table. Had to ask him for the check. We waited another 12-15 minutes to process the payment. Inexcusable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • welcome return
    VintagedinerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were welcomed warmly for our rerurn visit. The staff was most accomodating of our needs. A very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice, casual dinner
    HutlzeVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Interesting menu from a petit filet to crab Louis. Everything was quite good in this intimate space. Service was a bit slow (waiter even mentioned it and apologized). Fig and cheese flatbread made the dinner truly worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot in Napa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food, service and ambience were all top notch. Been to quite a few places in Napa and this is now one of our top three "go back to's".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's not to love
    Got2flo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Sincerely friendly down to earth staff & chef & chef's wife. Everything we had on the appetizer menu was soooo good (Calamari, sea bass, empanadas, pork belly, shrimp). Highly recommend & can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy and noisy
    Cinhart
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Waited awhile to be noticed. Our waiter finally came and apologized because he had two large tables that had delayed him. It's awkward to be sitting wondering if someone is going to come and at least give you water. My back was to the room so I asked my companion what was happening because it was so incredibly loud we were shouting at one another. What can you do when people are having fun(8 or more people) all we wanted was for them to leave. They left when we were half way through our dinner and we were grateful. Our waiter became more attentive and our food was good.
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  • Unique food
    Kbu739
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Unique choice of foods, things not seen on standard lunch menus. Clean crisp and sunny interior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JudyKay
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Really good value. The food is great and their practice of allowing the first bottle of wine free of a corkage fee is a really big draw. The restaurant is eally highly thought of in the Napa community. Hopefully, the hotels and visitors bureau are talking up this restaurant to visitors as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.