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Napa Valley Bistro
Napa Valley Bistro

Napa Valley Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.napavalleybistro.net/
  • Phone: (707) 666-2383
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Main course was excellent. Service fair. Desserts ok."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great place, great food, great service -- what else you do want. Love this restaurant! Jennifer the host is the best!!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and the service, I will be taking my out of town friends here!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent citrus risotto and wonderful heirloom tomato salad...my husband loved the lamb chops....Yum-mo"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "On a Saturday afternoon - really, really good. Empanadas - I could eat 20 of these. Pear fig flatbread - delicious. Everything was excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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"."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Unique choice of foods, things not seen on standard lunch menus. Clean crisp and sunny interior."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great menu executed with skill. A true local(s) restaurant. Love the staff."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It's really nice to find a place where locals are valued - the menu is diverse and offers something for everyone, food is excellent and service is wonderful - highly recommend! Try the Happy Hour in the bar too!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Noise level overrode the dining experience. That was a bit disappointing."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our first time here and will be our place forever. Loved everything about it. Great ambiance, wonderful chef, incredible waitress, and excellent customer service. We are so happy we have found this place. Thank you for making our experience so great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our waiter forgot my entre which colors this whole review. He wrote some things down and even said my order out loud it never happened. I said we would share a large caesar salad and I would have the pork chop. Our "shared" salad came out at the same time as my wife's entre with no second plate for the share. The food itself was pretty good. We had some excellent empanadas for an appetizer. "Our" caesar salad was plenty big enough to share but very unremarkable without a good anchovy tang. My pork chop, which eventually did arrive, was quite good and my wife had the braised short ribs which was excellent. We will probably give them a second chance but it will be a while before we go back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Small menu, but well done and unique. Worth a look when in Napa."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We came here for lunch before the Bottlerock concert. I tried the spicy prawns appetizer with the beer salad. Both were great. Food quality and service were excellent."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Service was attentive. Loved the menu, and nice selection of wines by the glass"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "With its reasonable prices for the quality of food and no corkage for the first bottle (plus tempting prices on bottles on their list), NV Bistro is a place that one can dine at any day of the week (except Monday when they're closed). It's Napa-style comfort food in a setting that's relaxing and tranquil. Their service can be spotty, especially when it comes to refilling an empty wine glass but, hey, it's a bistro."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This wonderful newer Napa dining spot is a little off the beaten path on side street just north of downtown but well worth finding and eating there. Service was great, staff couldn't be more pleasant. The newly designed interior was lovely and had a gorgeous bar. I'm sure it's hopping at night. Menu was great with many selections and reasonable prices. I had the lunch fish taco special, absolutely delicious. My friend had a shrimp Louie which she too enjoyed. Parking is fairly easy too. Definitely a regular dining good choice for locals and tourists."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "First visit on a Wednesday and the special was prime rib... the BEST! Absolutely perfect and delicious! This is St. Helena's "Market" restaurant's sister and is every bit as good. Reasonably priced and highly recommend Napa Valley Bistro as a "go-to" place... we will definitely go back on our next vacation to Napa!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "On every semiannual trip to Napa, the Bistro is always on our must dine list with family!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The calamari was great, the service was excellent! We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I think this an outstanding pick the staff could not have been nicer, from the host who gave us a complimentary drink to start out with since our table was not ready, but they went so out of there way to satisfy us."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We've been here several times. The menu is diverse enough to find something you would like. I had a black bean soup which was excellent. My wife often selects the spicy shrimp appetizer. It's great and yes, for gringos, it is really spicy. We usually bring our own wine, but there selection is adequate. An enjoyable place to eat, especially before a concert or another Napa activity."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Napa Valley Bistro never fails to give a totally pleasing experience. Great food, great wine, great company and outstanding service. There is nothing more to ask for."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Napa Valley Bistro has a wonderful menu selection to choose from, but this was the first time we tried their ribs. They were fantastic! It's nice to know we don't have to drive Up Valley to find the best ribs in the Valley."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "There is so much great dining in Napa and Napa Valley Bistro, which locals consider a newer restaurant, is performing right up in there for nice dining. Staff was exteremely attentive of or guest with dietary issues and outdid themselves with attendance to her needs. We spoke with 3 different staff members and asked for their favorites, and there were a few consistent mentions. Our server was actually kind enough to suggest I order something else for one item that I picked. If we did not want to try all the different restaurants here in Napa, would would return for another meal."
    Dined on 5/13/2014