The Q Restaurant & Bar (fka BarBersQ)
The Q Restaurant & Bar (fka BarBersQ)

The Q Restaurant & Bar (fka BarBersQ)

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barbersq.com/
  • Phone: 7072246600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday thru Friday 11:30 - 2:30
    Dinner Monday thru Friday 5:00 - 9:00
    Saturday and Sunday 11:30 - 9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Barber
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Trancas
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Q Restaurant & Bar (fka BarBersQ)
The Q Restaurant & Bar is a new casual restaurant serving a well rounded selection of American fare, featuring Memphis style barbeque. We celebrate Barbeque as part of our American Heritage along with Fresh Fish, Grass-Fed Beef and Whole Roasted Vinegar Chicken and on Sunday's our famous Fried Chicken Day. We provide the distinctive choice of dining in modern surroundings while enjoying classic American dishes inspired by a devotion to quality and value. Our sourcing is focused on local, sustainable and organic product from the Napa Valley and the bounty of California. The space is young and fresh featuring black and white photography: 'The People and Places of Napa', beautiful oak details, excellent acoustics and an inviting marble bar. Timeless design by Stephen Brady evokes a social evening at home. Warm and attentive service accompany music with spirit and soul while you enjoy American Heritage cooking by Executive Chef Randy Lewis. Outdoor dining is available on our patio.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
The Q Restaurant & Bar (fka BarBersQ) reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (22)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (12)fit for foodies (9)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (7)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (2)special occasion (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • This was our third time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    This was our third time dining at Q while visiting Napa and we were not disappointed. The service is very attentive yet feels very natural. Our meals were very good - ribs for me, brisket/sausage for my husband. We started with to-die-for deviled eggs. We recommend the corn bread and any of the sides. In addition, the cocktails are interesting and well made and there's a nicely edited wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4 of us went to see if the
    birderVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    4 of us went to see if the food had changed. It was very good! We all had the shared bar-be-cue platter, delicious meat and good sauces. Good cole slaw. 2 of us liked the huckleberry cake and 2 of us thought that it was too dry. It comes with ice cream. Will definitely go back, even though it's a bit of a drive for us coming from the East Bay.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I don't know how they make
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    I don't know how they make the BBQ chicken so juicy & tender, but its a winning recipe. And the selection of homemade sauces at table are a delicious plus
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The shrimp fritters was crunchy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    The shrimp fritters was crunchy and fancy and a great appetizer, as was the grilled artichoke with the garlic butter. The beef brisket was moist and excellent, especially with the mild housemade sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent gluten free barbecue,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Excellent gluten free barbecue, very helpful staff. Might be nice to have a few more options for sides and desserts, but we will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, value is not the same.
    jasontheslackerVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Good as always, but their pricing has increased. Just a little too much for glorified BBQ food. Their seafood selections might be even better than their BBQ.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly Neighborhood Place
    WiltingLotusVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Great neighborhood place tucked in the back of a shopping center. Good food, especially the Chicken for which I would definitely return! Quite noisy, so great place to take kids.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Its Worth the Trip!!!!
    George
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    This was a total shot in the dark (with reviews from open table and Yelp) but it turned out to be a really incredible experience. We were in Napa with friend, but had our kids with us. The food was off the charts (pulled pork, ribs, barbbQ shrimp, and mac & cheese). The mac and cheese is the best hands down!!!! All 10 of us gave the Mack&Cheese two thumbs up. The ambiance was sheik and very classy to be "kid friendly" but the staff made my kids feel right at home. The host and waiter staff was polite, patient, and instrumental in guiding us through the menue. To top it off, there was music from the 70/80's playing all night through the house audio. Its a WINNER and we will be going back...this time without the kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find in Napa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    I recommend the mac and cheese, cornbread, pulled pork and burger. The service was great. Good food, service, and atmosphere. very reasonable priced as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience, the food
    LarrYvonne
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Great experience, the food was awesome and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, our experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Overall, our experience was terrific and my wife said on multiple occasions that we have to come back frequently. I have no problem with that and will happily recommend BarBersQ to friends and family! This is going to be a new staple for us! Thanks for the great meal and fantastic service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, ambience and service!
    Vince
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Love this place. Their bbq is amazing. Their q combo is what we normally get. Their seasonal veggies are always a must-have. Their garlic fries are a sinful treat. Their salads and soups are satisfying and savory. They also offer a great selection of wine in addition to their cocktail list. We're here lunch and dinners and they never fail to exceed expectations. If you don't enjoy what they bring you, they'll either replace it or offer you a new dish. My wife and 2 young boys are fans of this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably the best bbq in the
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Probably the best bbq in the Napa Valley. Not fancy and the tables are too close together but the food is very good. Try the "Q for two" for a great assotment of bbq and an excellent value. And if you want to try something differect, call ahead and order a vinegar chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    I've been here many times and decided to have a group of friends attend for lunch. Like always the food and service was excellent and everyone was impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, very slow service
    Jsprague56VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    I try to eat here each time I visit Napa. Tonight the food was a wonderful as usual, but my server was really quite slow and unresponsive. Usually I get some consultation on wine by the glass choices, and a listing of any specials or recommendations of good items on the menu. That evening I waited nearly 15 minutes before I was asked if I wanted a glass of wine to start the evening, and when he came back he just said "ready to order"? I ate my entire meal and then waited another 10 minutes with an empty glass of wine. I ended up not ordering any more for concern I would continue to have long intervals before any contact with a server. So, the service made my experience there not very satisfying on this visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • October - BarBersQ
    LMizeVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    I have been to BarBersQ numerous times and the food and service are always very good. This is what keeps me coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a little difficult
    jazzfan
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    It was a little difficult to find, since I don't live in Napa---but worth the effort! The food was delicious! Waitstaff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice place to go for a quick
    NapamelVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    A nice place to go for a quick upscale dinner. I had The brisket which was fatty and almost mushy. Since I live in Napa and had been here before I remember that the former brisket was leaner. The menu is rather limited.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Southern BBQ with a Napa Valley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Southern BBQ with a Napa Valley touch. The food was excellent. It's a bit noisy for a restaurant and their music playlist makes no sense to me. Other than that, it's a great spot to eat for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Everything was wonderful. We had a party of 9 for my husband's 62nd birthday. Most were satisfied with the food overall but some felt the bbq ribs and brisket were a bit on the dry side. Service was EXCELLENT!! Staff were right there keeping our water glasses filled and making sure everybody was happy. Music was a bit loud but asked to turn it down and they did. Overall a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Q
    LMizeVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    I continue to come back to this resturant because the food is always wonderful as is the service. This time I had the ribs, coleslaw and collard greens - as usual I was not let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food good, seating uncomfortable
    XmasnitesaveVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    The food was very good and prepared quickly, our server was very good although he sat us and came back several minutes later saying 'well since no one else showed up (meaning the person/server that was supposed to) I'll take care of you', the seating arrangements in this place however are terrible. You are literally sitting within a few inches of the people next to you with little hope of any privacy. Also, we were in from out of town and the owner and staff paid little attention to us outside our server since we clearly weren't locals. Given the relative disinterest in us being there, and the preponderance of other options in the Napa Valley, we likely will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • big disappointment in food first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    big disappointment in food first full rack of ribs were bone dry second rack was fair we were expecting BBQ ribs where the meat is moist and fall of the bone
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely delicious!
    Nomnom
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Food is alway fresh and delicious. Service is fast and super friendly. Can't go wrong here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A few slices of very fatty
    Hungry1
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    A few slices of very fatty brisket, a hot link and a couple tablespoons of cole slaw for 18 dollars. Good flavors but over-priced and not worth the trip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needed to try, once.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    Food was good but not great. Not a place we'd be dying to come back to. A bit overpriced for BBQ-style. No kids menu, but mac'n'cheese was a good option. Wines and cocktails are expensive. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is always excellent but
    fm7747
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Food is always excellent but very pricey for the setting especially the wines! They charge to substitute vegies for fries.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was a little sluggish...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Food was great but I made a note on our reservation that it was also my dad's bday and we still got such a lousy table (near the kitchen).So, coupled with the sloppy service (I counted at least 4 busboys - that paid no attention to our table ), the dinner had the potential to end up disastrously. Luckily, the tv placated my dad and the food was very good. I would hope that there would be no service issues on this day since it was very special day. I have gone to this restaurant 3x previously and had much better service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BarbersQ is a very consistent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    BarbersQ is a very consistent, reliable local's favorite, in the highly competitive Napa Valley dining scene. There are of course, lots of meat selections, but some vegetarian also.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT pulled pork.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    GREAT pulled pork. Best I've ever had. Host very friendly and welcoming. Pass on the ice cream sundae-not very good
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding fried chicken
    DinnerVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    Outstanding fried chicken and shrimp & grits. Service was very good too. Can't wait to go back and try other stuff on the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always enjoy BarBersQ. owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2012
    always enjoy BarBersQ. owner was there and very welcoming. french fries were perfect, vinegar chicken extremely tender and moist
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It feels like home, only with
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2012
    It feels like home, only with better food and drink! BarBersQ is always a plus experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was an excellent accident.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    This was an excellent accident. We found this restaurant while looking for another and decided to try it out. The food was incredible, very savory and not overwhelmed with BBQ sauce by any means. The service was excellent as well. There were two in my group that don't like "BBQ" and this restaurant changed their minds.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent dinner with terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2012
    Decent dinner with terrible music, please no more 90's R&B.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The lamb sliders, and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    The lamb sliders, and the mac&cheese side were the best!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My lunch guest and I enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/14/2012
    My lunch guest and I enjoyed the smoked pulled chicken sandwiches that were the day's special. Fantastic, Tender and abundant chicken on a pototo roll served with a heaping side of slaw. If your server suggests it; order it. Kelly came by our table to say hello and welcome us back. Always a treat to stop in for a casual business lunch and be treated like old friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Reservations for Mother's Day turned out to be a great idea, as the place was packed! Nevertheless, the service and food were great. Best BBQ restaurant anywhere! (If you're looking for ultra-casual Texas BBQ with country music and paper towels, this isn't your place. But you can find that almost anywhere. This is something special!) It might have been just our good luck, but the grilled artichoke was by far the best EVER -- perfect quality, meaty leaves cooked just right, exactly the right amount of grilled flavor. Could have eaten 10 of these as the whole meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BarBersQ is my "home port",
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    BarBersQ is my "home port", the place I return to on a weekly basis and always, always enjoy. It's like a family to me and close enough to Whole Foods and Target (as well as OSH) to make it extremely convenient on a shopping day. Now, however, with a full bar, it can be dangerous on a Tuesday afternoon.....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place serves really good
    ederfan1
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    This place serves really good food but it could be a much more enjoyable place to dine if their piped in music was played at a much lower level. Both inside and out, it was too load. Also their sign is nearly unrecognizeable making the place more difficult to find than it should be.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic