Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cindysbackstreetkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 7079631200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Cindy Pawlcyn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hunt St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Spaces reserved for restaurant parking only.
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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen is the place to be in the Napa Valley!
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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
200 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (128)neighborhood gem (108)great for lunch (82)great for outdoor dining (63)special occasion (58)notable wine list (50)good for groups (42)romantic (34)great for brunch (28)hot spot (16)kid-friendly (16)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • one of our favorites in Napa Valley
    localdiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food is always superb. We had a vegetarian dish, spinach and cheese enchilada that surprised us that it could be so good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal in Napa
    Devldave
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    If you're a foodie enjoying Napa, don't miss Cindy's Backstreet. Great food in a non-snobby atmosphere. Creative and wonderful taste combos. Don't miss the rabbit tostadas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great lunch in between winery's - definitely a great find . A must!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining with a Mexican accent
    JAMsGems
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    E thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Larger than expected portions, delicious sauces and a divine strawberry rhubarb shortcake
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visitor from afar.
    Gsky
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was a wonderful place. I'm a foodie. I had heard about it and it met my expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Disappointed. They were out of an appetizer before 6:30 on a Saturday night and forgot to bring a vegetable side dish. They did n9t charge for either!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cindy come back
    SammyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Cindy's has been my favorite but this visit was not to par. The duck burger was charred, burned and dry. The enchilada was bland. The appetizers (paquito peppers and octopus salad) were still great. The service was wonderful offering to replace my entree without charge.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Cindys!
    francly
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Strength to strength... wonderful family lunch... lovely ambiance and great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodfan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The best pasta dish (linguine with chanterelles) and blistered pepper appetizer we've ever tasted. The service was absolutely flawless and we enjoyed the passion and energy level of the manager who visited our table and helped describe the specials. This restaurant was recommended by several of the tasting room personnel we talked to and will now be one of our favorites when visiting northern California.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Not Great
    pleroma18
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We happened to be visiting on a rather warm day which is common in St.Helena in July. The restaurant was very warm inside, and we were uncomfortable throughout the meal. Seating is cramped and parking is meager. My burger was very good, but I ordered it because the prices are high for regular entrées. Prices on wine are also very high, so we stuck with cocktails for lunch. Don't think I will go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner and dessert
    SJSL
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We stumbled upon Cindy's when we were looking for dessert one night during a recent mid-week getaway. The s'mores-inspired Campfire Pie was so good that we came back the next night for dinner. Cindy's does not disappoint. Everything we had was delicious. And the very attentive staff went out of their way to make us happy. The lamb meatballs were amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch spot
    GregS
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Went for lunch. Service from start to finish was superb. Food was also outstanding. Great choice!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a great lunch on the patio and terrific service by Michael our waiter. He has a great sense of humor and was very entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor overall experience at Cindy's
    SFfoodluverVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This review is for dinner on Friday night on the patio during Festival del Sole. We arrived 45 minutes eArly and they sat us promptly on the patio, which is nice but missing touches like candles, torches or heaters. Our (worse waiter ever) server forgot to put our order in until we asked about it (having noticed others around us receiving entres) then he flat out refused to bring us "something" to snack on during the extended wait when he told us they were out of bread. We had to wait so so long for our meals (mushroom enchilada and brisket were both solid) that we finished entire bottle of wine, on empty stomachs, bad on many levels, he apologized but no offer of price reduction and then he topped it with complaints about festival crowds
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  • JeffP
    hoteljeff
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Just an all around go to favorite!! Great drinks, great food, great service!!! Thank you also for being so wonderful with the set of 90+ year olds that tagged along!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • IrenVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We love Cindy's food, live in Yountville and go to her restaurants often. This time it was a disconnect. It was early around 5 pm, server was at the front desk. Told us she would take us to her favorite table and proceeded to take us to a corner table way in the backroom. Why? I have no clue? For 20 minutes people kept passing by us, but no one approached our table. Finally manager came. I asked for an Americano, campari, sweet vermouth and soda. When the bill came, there was a 2.00 add on for the sweet vermouth. If I had ordered a martini, would I have been charged extra for olives? Then there was another 2.00 charge for an extra spear of pickles. Serous upselling and not fun. We won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    JudyGFVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The duck burger is fabulously delicious! My friends also enjoyed their lunch choices and recommend Cindy's curried chicken salad, the Avocado and Papya salad and the stuffed peppers! Nice food presentation as well. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best ever
    laylaVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This restaurant does everything well. We saw the chocolate pie featured in Food & Wine magazine and that is what got us here. We had one of the best dining experiences ever -from the non-stuffy service to the incredible food & innovative menu. Fantastic!
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  • No better
    MontyVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    There is no better place to stop. Creative and prefectly prepared dishes. Great wine-country ambiance, energy, and interactions. And a fair bill will come at the end. What more could you want?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eagleusaf
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Poor upfront service. I am disabled on O2 and we were seated at the furthest table from the entrance. The waiter was efficient but not friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go NOW
    NinerGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This restaurant exceeded my expectations. Food and service top notch. Your wait persons seem to enjoy their jobs what a nice feeling that must be. Thanks for such an enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    RJJN
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food was outstanding - fresh and a great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    SoniD
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We loved our meal at Cindy's. The food was excellent! My husband had the meatloaf, something he doesn't normally select, but it s was delicious. I ordered the rib eye steak. It was a bit overcooked, from the medium I ordered, but tasty just the same. We also tried the s'more pie, divine! The service was attentive but not too much. The ambiance was relaxed and welcoming, but reservations are highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but poor environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was very good, but we were placed in the room upstairs. It was quite warm and when we let the server know, she made no offer to adjust to another room. She even acknowledged that they had cooling problems upstairs. The hostess should have warned us before she sat us. This made for an uncomfortable dining experience.
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  • Great find!
    Room237
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We found Cindy's on Open Table after reading reviews and trying to find something within a short driving distance from our hotel. We were so happy with our choice! We had the meatloaf, spinach and mushroom enchiladas, and the Campfire pie! Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cindy's is the real deal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Service is warm and efficient. Care was taken to be sure you were seated comfortably ( sunny day outside seating). The food was really excellent and creative. I had the rabbit tostada which was great. We were only sorry we hadn't booked for dinner. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We have been there many times and have never been disappointed. The whole Petrale sole was exceptional! Try the Lemon-Buttermilk Pudding Cake with Chantilly Cream and Berries ... smooth and silky light.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • charming patio
    Bc38
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We sat outside on the patio which was very nice. Food and service were great. Parking was a bit of a challenge but would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    Terrarosa
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    It was our anniversary lunch. Food, wine, service all excellent. Oysters Bingo incredible. We will be back and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvfood
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Different kinds of food. Very charming and quaint. Nice patio outside for those who want to eat outside. The help were very friendly and help described the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally tried it and loved it!
    aberdeendenna
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Wonderful meal at Cindy's this week! We've been in the valley several times, and had always thought about trying Cindy's but with all the restaurants available just hadn't gotten there yet. The meal was lovely!! Delicious! I had a chicken dish that was delectable. We had a lovely bottle of wine from an obscure little Napa Valley winery and really enjoyed it. All in all we will definitely return to Cindy's in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family and friends fun!!!
    Foodcentric1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food, services, drinks, and all around stellar experience. Go there for a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Fabulous
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Lucked out that this was the place I picked for my 50th b-day celebration. Food and Staff FABULOUS!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Stop
    Gbk1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Right before a big wine tasting we got a great meal here. The dishes were all great and the good mea kept us out of trouble with all the wine. The pork shoulder was a great recommendation!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Go to place when in Napa Valley
    AGoodWine
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We have been here when it is just me and my wife, and we have come with other couples. Food is always great and everyone likes it. Good prices, friendly staff, and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cindy seems to have lost interest
    1234VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Not anyway as good as in the past. Food dry and overcooked
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  • Thanks
    DAVID
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Thanks again for a wonderful meal, Cindy's did not disappoint yet again, the service, food and wine were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing dinner
    DiningDuo
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I was really anticipating our second visit to this restaurant, as we had a wonderful lunch a couple of months ago with friends. This time, I was disappointed on almost every aspect: a recent change to the wine list removed a wine I had enjoyed on my first visit, the same papaya and avocado salad ordered as a starter for lunch was 1/3 the size as a dinner salad, I didn't like the pork entree with peaches, & my strawberry rhubarb dessert was a HUGE disappointment, consisting of the barest macerated teeny tiny piece of a strawberry & even smaller piece of rhubarb. Our waitress also was mediocre (we had to ask twice for bread, unattentive); I was surprised she had a trainee in tow. The hostess & busboys provided excellent service.
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  • Good food, so-so service
    MakoTom
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We were excited for our dinner here but in the end decided it was rather disappointing. We found the service lacking; the was quite good and we'd probably try the restaurant again. The sides were delicious including the creamy spinach and the cheesy peppers.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    dawnie85
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We loved everything! Because we were wine tasting all day, we weren't extremely hungry. I had the Mexican soup and heirloom tomato salad. The salad was great. Great idea to make polenta croutons. The best was the dessert which wasn't on the menu but a throw back from Cindy's other restaurant--Bourbon Chocolate Millshake. Thanks for making it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.