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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Napa Valley Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (77)fit for foodies (65)great for lunch (38)special occasion (31)good for groups (30)romantic (21)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (17)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Napa Valley Bistro was recommended to us by a local & it lived up to what we were told. Beautiful fresh food, great service. We arrived earlier than our reservation time so had to wait for a bit at the bar but we were given drinks & we really didn't have to wait long. The place was packed & we could see why as the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Filet was cooked perfectly, fish and chips were the best. We topped off the dinner with the apple, pear, cranberry crisp topped with a premium ice cream. Out of the four places we dined in Napa on our vacation, the bistro had the best service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch in Napa
    brilldoggy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We ate lunch here on the recommendations on Trip Advisor. The food was great and perfect for lunch. I would definitely return again for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfectly fine dinner
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Very nice dinner. Mac and cheese is great and also chicken empanadas. Nice atmosphere, local flavor. Doesn't seem to have anything to make it special except the fact that it is cheap.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good walking restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    If you're staying in napa valley, this is a great walking distance option. Staff is nice, but food exceeds service. Nothing out of this world but a good casual dinner option overall.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistantly good
    KenG
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Another pleasant and delicious dinner at Napa Vally Bistro. Our moderately priced favorite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and value
    Geomerc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went for our 22nd wedding anniversary and were impressed with the quality go the food. Started with a pear and goat cheese salad over arugula with candied walnuts followed by hanger steak cooked to perfection. Our server was fun and very knowledgable. Highly recommend this local gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • MimosanVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Love this place...great for locals, great service, wonderful variety of food, fair priced
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious simple fair
    DiningCharlestonVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Made a quick stop on our way through Napa Valley and we're gals we did. My girlfriend and I found top notch service at this quaint cafe with an impressively sized menu. The decorum was comfortable and casual and the food - a couple of house burgers with sweet potato fries - hit the spot.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again amazing
    gadabout47VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great food, fabulous service,a loving atmosphere; what more do you need?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just flat our excellent
    DavisfolksVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Casual environment with upscale food. Everything we had was wonderful. Like all decent restaurants, great wine selection. Staff was really friendly and service was wonderful. The dessert was not as great as the rest of the food which is the only reason we gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MF
    MF280
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    WWith so many excellent restaurants in Napa, I would not recommend this one. We were underwhelmed by the food, overwhelmed by the noise and happy to have better dining experiences elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a few vegetarian options...
    Joan88
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The vegetarian spring roll is very lovely...filled with fresh veggies and very tasty. The veggie burger was large and overflowing but rather mushy, actually. Nice lunch spot. The waitress did push desserts on us which we did not want or order. Seemed unnecessary.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    SpartanDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Struggled to find a common theme with the menu, but all the food we had was good. Lamb burger superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plenty & delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Second time at this new Napa restaurant. Very nice variety on the menu, with plenty of options for those who do not eat meat. More than delicious, the appetizers are plenty and big enough to share! Love going there to eat small plates. Very fresh and creative. Just don't order the risotto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gracious hospitality and delicious!
    Mari
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is above many others. We are treated as very welcome friends. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners and the excellent service. It is consistently our first choice in Napa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Around Excellence
    Eatout
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed an anniversary dinner at the Bistro with amazing food, excellent service and an outstanding bottle of wine. I would highly recommend visiting the Bistro on your next visit to Napa. I know for certain that we will return during our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad!
    SuzyQ517
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a nice dinner here on a busy Friday night. Definitely recommend reservations as it is a small place! The wine list is small, but lots of great, moderate choices. Had we known there was no corkage fee we would have picked up something on the way! The chopped salad was good, fresh and HUGE. The Asian chicken salad was better (a bit salty but great flavor!). The restaurant itself was hot and muggy, but it was a hot day so what can you do!? The service was OK, we had a significant wait to order wine and put in our food order but after that it was pretty good! We were not rushed out when we finished dinner but not our wine, which is always nice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Supporting Lcoal Napa
    CyberCanvas
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Location
    Timmer
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant is located right in downtown Napa in a completely rebuilt building. The ambiance was very nice. The food was delicious. The service was a little slow, but the poor kid was being worked to death. He was trying to wait all of the tables. He was doing the best he could. But we weren't in a rush so it was fine. Would totally recommend stopping in as the prices were very reasonable and again, food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    HeidiVIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Lacking Customer Service
    TLBelle
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We really enjoyed the food at Napa Valley Bistro. But we were surprised at the lack of what I would call customer service. Our daughter got engaged that day and it was her birthday. When we made the reservation we told them about it on the Open Table website and when we got to the restaurant. They did nothing! Very surprising for a nice restaurant to not do a little something for you on a special occasion. We told the waiter it was her birthday when we ordered dessert and he said: I guess I should have put a candle on it. Really? If it is not a special occasion, this is a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
    • Food
    • 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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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.