Scallops were delicious however
Scallops were delicious however potato and brussel sprout mash was over seasoned with salt and pepper. Ambiance was nice except for being right up against a wall near a door. Was nice for privacy however not the best seat in the house with reservations.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hard to find a restaurant
Hard to find a restaurant at any Mall with the variety and quality of Napa Valley Grille. Great for out of town visitors who want a good meal after a day at Mall of America.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was generally well
The food was generally well executed though not to the level of Alma, Bachelor Farmer, Travail, or other of the new imaginative Twin Cities locations. If you like Napa wines, (as we do) the selection is decent.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great. I was there
Food was great. I was there with company for my birthday. Restaurant was neat and clean.
Only thing I was disappointed about was the service. I had to ask someone if we could get menus and wine list after being seated for 15 min.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We often share meals since
We often share meals since portions tend to be so generous in American restaurants. It was nicely done here. We ordered the fried calamari which did not disapoint, then the Arugula Salad, which was well seasoned and dressed, and the highlight was the Salmon with two sides: asparagus and cauliflower. The entree was split for us and beautifully presented, and it tasted delicious. It's our favorite 'nice' restaurant in MOA.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu is not large but everyone found something interesting. Nice small touches such as the bread came with jam, the jam having a touch of roasted onion and adult macaroni and cheese with lobster
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seven of us went for brunch
Seven of us went for brunch on Mother's Day. It was very nice, just what you would want for Mother's Day. The food, service, and ambience we very good. We like the Grille because they do everything so well.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
it's getting increasingly
it's getting increasingly difficult to find a restaurant where you can have a conversation without shouting. We appreciate it immensely. Also appreciate the good food and service.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Server took an item off the bill when she found that the item didn't meet our expectation.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's a reason to go to the MOA !
I'm not a huge MOA shopper but the Napa Valley Grille is one of the reasons I will go to the Mall of America. Great food and service. Excellent wines from California !
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sweet Potato Risotto
Great food, company and gathering. Our server Stacy was outstanding.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must stop at the Mall of America
I am a frequent traveler to Minneapolis and I normally stay at the Marriott Airport and the reason is not to be near the airport but to be within walking distance of the mall. And, when it comes time for dinner, I always dine at Napa Valley Grille. There are other OK choices in or around the mall but if you want an awesome wine selection and a wide range of excellent food options, then you have found the right place. It is never disappointing and I recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to dine in the Twin Cities area.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a great location and we enjoyed the lunch menu along with a good glass of wine and a break from shopping
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Service Made the Meal
We had a waitress (and I can't remember her name) that was absolutely wonderful. I was entertaining some guests from Europe who had just flown in. The waitress took the time to discuss meal and drink selections with us, but especially took the time to talk to us and make us feel very welcome at the restaraunt. We were 5 middle-aged men who can be very boring, but she laughed at our (poor) jokes and had a conversation with us during the meal. I think all of us really appreciated that.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always appreciate well-prepared
I always appreciate well-prepared fresh food in a quiet atmosphere.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a nice place
Napa Valley Grille is good food, well presented in a comfortable, California-style setting. Since this is a Mall restaurant, we sat inside. It's quieter and relaxing. A great place.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have found this to be a favorite and reliable place to dine. The food and service has always been outstanding. The menu offers interesting choices which always have great presentation. The staff is attentive but not overbearing and has always accommodated our every request.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A quiet spot with good food in MOA
The Napa Valley Grille in the Mall of America is a quiet oasis in an otherwise chaotic setting. We had a fabulous time over excellent food and wines. I had the almond crusted walleye which was done to perfection. My wife had the trio of Ham & Cheese Melt, Corn Bisque, & Brussels sprout salad – also delicious. My daughter had the duck confit hash – delicious. The chef did a masterful job in both preparation & presentation!
Michal our server did a fantastic job of explaining the menu and answering our questions. She has the type of personality which makes the customer feel at home and welcomed.
Couple all this with a good selection of wines and draft beers & this becomes a restaurant I highly recommend.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in the Mall
There is not much choice in Mall of America outside of fast food and comfort food. This is not only the best of a bad bunch but is genuinely worth the trip. Great style and integrating combinations. Very nice wine list. Just don't be surprised if the person next to you is wearing shorts and a T shirt.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as always
Although we are only in Minnesota once a year, we always go to Napa Valley Grille. The food is excellent, service is always spot on, and the food is as good as it gets.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty and reasonably priced
I went there with my mom for my birthday, and we each ordered the creamed corn soup. Definitely very tasty. I ordered the sweet potato risotto with chicken, and the chicken was cooked perfectly. The risotto was bursting with flavor too. My mom had the pork chop which was tenderly cooked. We didn't get any drinks, so after tax and tip, it was only $60 which is very reasonable for fine dining.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice evening for a celebration
Family and friends joined to celebrate the sale of the family home and moving to the next chapter. Service was great. Menu is extensive.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of Towner Impression
Friendly, Competent and well trained service staff. Food is tasty and comes out at
the correct temperature. Like the protion size option.
Small option just right. Filling and no need to take home leftovers. The Napa Valley Grille has my strong recommendation.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative, without going to Weird
We had a wonderful meal with unique and tasty items like salad with brown butter dressing (great flavor without being too rich, nice balance to kale) and maple pot de creme (creamy, light , autumn dessert). The risotto was perfectly balanced of creamy with a little bite. Good wine selection with helpful guidance from the waitress. Will definately be back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Duck Confit Hash
The best dish I've had in a while; others at my table had the risotto, the butternut squash soup and walleye cakes. We all agreed that the food is exceptional.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose the duck, to be adventurous
I chose the duck, to be adventurous. I decided I don't care for duck! As duck goes, it was good, but I should have selected the scallops, my second choice. My husband's pork tenderloin was delicious! Our waiter was excellent, very informed and courteous. Our table was perfect, and the special birthday dessert (on the house) was yummy! An overall great experience!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
HIGH $, LIMITED MENU, GREAT SERVICE
For the money you should expect better menus selections (I.e., 3 steaks), but ambiance and service was outstanding.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first date night in a while and it was fantastic. We had great food, great drinks, and great service. Would go back in a heartbeat!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid dining experience
Napa Valley Grille was a great place to eat. The food was good and the staff was attentive. The menu offered many selections.
We have been there a few times in the past but not recently. It was good to rediscover this quiet dining alternative in a busy Mall of America location.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finding a restaurant that met our requirements was easy. As was the ease of making reservations. I would definitely use Open Table in the future.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM