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The Napa Tavern
The Napa Tavern

The Napa Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thenapatavern.com
  • Phone: (805) 497-4911
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm;
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Alfredo Castillo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are happy to cater your private function at the palce of your choosing.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer two very special places for private dining. The indoor firplace area or our garden filled patio, either area will make for a memorable event.
  • Private Party Contact: Peggy or Jan (805) 497-4911
  • Entertainment: EVERY TUESDAYS - TAPAS + WINE = $19 Choose 2 Tapas and your choice of 2 glasses of The Napa Tavern Private Label Wines. Choose the Chardonnay or Red Blend. EVERY WEEKEND WINE TASTING Every Saturday and Sunday from noon u Please reserve your seat for our Fall Wine Dinner featuring Toad Hollow Wines. 6:30pm $39 per person November 5th, 2011 - EVENING OF JAZZ Join us for an unforgettable night under the stars. The Paul Weitz Trio with guest vocalist Donna Dussan will be entertaining you from 8pm until 11pm. No charge EVERY TUESDAYS - TAPAS + WINE = $19 Choose 2 Tapas and your choice of 2 glasses of The Napa Tavern Private Label Wines. Choose the Chardonnay or Red Blend. EVERY WEEKEND WINE TASTING Every Saturday and Sunday from noon u
  • Special Events & Promotions: MERRYVALE VINEYARDS PRESENTS: 5-Course Wine Pairing Dinner at NAPA TAVERN =========================================== This event will not be open to walk-ins on the day of the event. Please call us at (805) 497-4911 to place your reservation today!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thousand Oaks Blvd.
  • Public Transit: There is a bus stop right on the corner of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer free parking in our spacious private lot.
A word from The Napa Tavern
We invite you to join us at The Napa Tavern.
Take part in our extraordinary wine list, boasting over 90 wines, many of which have been selected from small production boutique wineries throughout Napa Valley. Savor our tantalizing fare; all of our menus were thoughtfully planned over the course of six months by a team of culinary experts. Expect a selection of grain fed beef; fresh seafood caught daily, free range poultry and the freshest ingredients available. Organic herbs from our own garden complete many dishes.
The atmosphere of The Napa Tavern sets the tone for a memorable dining experience. Our elegant yet relaxed dining room is the perfect back drop for a relaxed lunch, celebratory dinner or business gathering. You will find our staff knowledgeable, courteous and committed to ensuring your dining experience with us is memorable.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We ordered the heavily promoted pre-6:30PM "blackboard dinner" for $16. The appetizer caesar salad was good - fresh with just enough dressing. For entrees, there were two choices: chicken marsala and fish & chips. I ordered fish and chips. The fish was dry and had no taste. The chips were potato chips that I think were out of a bag. Value about $2.00. The chicken was better, but barely. The chocolate cake for dessert was also good, as was the Greek yoghurt. Their wine list is pretty expensive. On the positive side, the ambiance is very attractive and welcoming; and the service was friendly and efficient. I don't think we'd go back for this "bargain"."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "this restaurant had a great menu with some very good flavor combinations and a wonderful wine list. We really enjoyed the Tapas, especially the lamb and they had a great happy hour on both their wine and food. They have patio dinning and the service was great. We had a wonderful experience there."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "GREAT SERVICE. HAD THE $10 BUFFET OFFERED EVERYDAY FOR LUNCH. AMAZING DEAL. GREAT WINE LIST"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Dinner was good but a bit pricey for what you get. There on a Friday nite and mostly empty. Okay place for no hassle dining , but nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Went over for Brunch last Sunday after making reservations late Saturday night. Food was very good, always like the food servers. Made plans to attend a wine dinner coming up later in the week...should be fun!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This restaurant was good but really seems to be going downhill. The food is still good but the service is bad. I used to feel comfortable having a business lunch at the restaurant but not any more. They now have a lunch buffett in addition to the menu...what are they Shakey's Pizza?!?"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "First time a the Napa Tavern, had lunch with a friend. The menu has many selections to choose from, however since it was our first time here we decided to try the $10.00 Lunch Buffet, this way we could taste a variety of the foods that they offer. It was a good decision, the food was delicious. A little noisy inside however the outdoor seating was quiet and relaxing. The servers and staff were very friendly, we will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Celebrated a friend's birthday at Napa Tavern. I have been there MANY times. It never disappoints. We had a lovely time. Will continue to frequent Napa Tavern."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Unless they do something to improve, this place will not be in business too much longer. It was Sunday evening at 7, and the place was almost empty - but they still took 15 minutes to deliver cocktails. The food was mediocre - vegetables overcooked, and another meal over-salted."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "good food and wine --excellent location and ambiance-- good service"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I've always loved the lunch time white fish in a champagne sauce, but this time was a little more rushed for time and tried the $10 buffet. the waitress made it sound yummy….and although we might have been the later lunch crowd, having come at 1PM, the food tasted over cooked and not to Tavern expectations. take your time and order from the menu."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have lunch here all the time. Great food and really great luch prices!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It seemed like Napa Tavern would be a unique, singular dining experience, but it felt more like a chain and the food was the same as what you might expect at Pizzaria Uno or other similar chain."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great service every single time we go. We enjoy Gabriel, one of the waiters and we like their menu variety."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had lunch Saturday with my wife and another couple. The waitress (April?) was friendly and attentive. I enjoyed my Russian River Reuben and my wife enjoyed the corn chowder and lobster salad. Our friends enjoyed their lunches. The only mediocre part of the meal was complementary bread served at the beginning -- not bad, just plain."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've been twice now and have been equally impressed both times. The first was date night, the second was family night. Love this place. Was disappointed hat it wasn't more crowded on a Friday night, so we hope it lasts."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Made reservations via OpenTable for an "after movie" birthday dinner for a dear friend. And while OpenTable accepted the reservation time of 10:00 on a Saturday night, I took the extra step of checking the Napa Tavern web site to confirm they were open at that time. All good. Upon arrival at the restaurant we were greeted with puzzled looks and a "sorry we close at 9:30". When we mentioned that we'd successfully made reservations for 10:00 on OpenTable and that the NT website confirmed they were open until 10:30, the manager's response was...no joke..."Yeaaaahhh. I guess we should fix that". Ya think? Thanks for ruining our birthday dinner plans, Napa Tavern."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Napa Tavern. I am very glad I gave this place a second chance - as the first time last winter, the service and noise made the evening most unenjoyable. The food was again wonderful, complex flavors, a wide variety of selections! This time the SERVICE was SPECTACULAR. Gabriel took great care of our table, even when we had food allergies, which required a new dish, custom-cooked. I would highly recommend Napa Tavern as a place for cocktails, a nice glass of wine, or an evening with friends and fine food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Something has changed. We have eaten here often but not lately. We will not be back as we took guests and were embarrassed."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The three of us split five of the tapas appetizers, whichwere very good. The crème brulee for dessert was only so-so. The top had not been burned and we missed that hard sugar crust. The singer-instrumentalist was good, but extremely loud, making conversation difficult."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The food was horrendous. Eggs and French toast was cold. Fruit looked like it was sitting for days. It looked very unappetizing. Would never go back or recommend. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant several times and it has always had outstanding service and food. Great wine selection and nice ambiance. So I thought it a nice place to celebrate Mother's day. Service was almost non-existent. Had to get up to ask the Maitre'd for a fork. The buffet looked as though someone had walked in bare feet over the food (it was mostly in crumbs). The taste was pretty bad! On top of it an 18% mandatory gratituity was added for reasons unknown! I probably will go back to the restaurant during their normal days but NEVER, NEVER on a Valentines or Mothers day or one of the other days when people normally cluster in restaurants. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for Mother's Day brunch and it was fabulous. No waiting for a table we were seated right at the time of our reservation-it was great. the champagne was great and always my glass was full. My first time there and I will definately go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had the buffet on Mother's Day at the Napa Tavern and were very pleased with the experience. Or course it was busy, but the food was delicious, with lots of desserts for my mother in law. Sunny was a great server."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "There for brunch on mothers day. The brunch area was in a cramped courtyard. The items were OK quality/taste wise but not variety wise esp for $30. You'd expect waffle station, omelet station etc. But only standard items you'd find at e.g. free hotel breakfast buffets. Sodas and coffee and tea were extra to my surprise. The dessert part was excellent which gets it an extra star. Service was OK. They appeared understaffed. Overall, not what you'd expect for the money and for a special day brunch. The women really liked it b/c of the desserts but overall was disappointing."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our first time to Napa Tavern, and we went on Mother's Day. The cooked food was very good. I really enjoyed the breaded fish, crab cakes, and scrambled eggs with cheese and spinach, as well as the salad. Most of the fresh foods we ate were good, but I need to point out a few problems. I took one bite of the cantaloupe, but it tasted like it had not ripened properly and had an odd taste. The pickled ginger for the sushi tasted moldy, so my sushi experience was really unpleasant. Finally, a couple of the grapes my son ate were moldy. I question whether they were even looked at and washed at all."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good food, good service, but on the noisy side. For conversation, eat outdoors."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We were a party of four. Our waitress was informative about the specials, We ordered 2 of them and both were okay. We ordered 2 appetizers, the fondue was excellent, the filet skew at 19.00 dollars, took a long time coming out, was cold when served, and was very tough which I did tell the waitress, and she said she would tell the chef . I have a lot more to discuss, but thw web site stinks."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Food was high quality and very tasty it was like eating in your own at home dining room."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "When we arrived on time for our reservation the hostess told us they wouldn't seat us at the specific table we had requested and confirmed in advance. She said another group had reserved that area earlier. This spoiled a special surprise that i was planning for my wife and the hostess actually argued with me when I told her that I had a confirmation in writing and by phone that we'd get that specific table. I was ready to cancel the dinner and go elsewhere when Gabriel arrived as our server and saved the day. He was gracious, professional and he even reset things so that we got the table we wanted. The meals were excellent and Gabriel waived the corkage fee on the expensive wine I had brought for our celebration. I'll go back. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This brunch didn't seem to have as many options as the ones in the past. Also, during the Mother's Day Brunch there was the option to order off the menu, but it wasn't an option this time. Overall, I was disappointed."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My family has dined at The Napa Tavern before for holiday brunch. This visit the food quality wasn't very good. People were standing around waiting for food to be replenished. Service was horrible. The server only came by when we flagged him down. Will pick another restaurant for future holiday brunches."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our party of 4 - enjoyed the experience / good food - drinks and nice ambiance. Highly recommended dinning "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Good food. Had to wait too much for bread/ water.why is the tip included in the bill???????"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service was good but I ordered the NY steak and the first piece of meat was fatty and almost impossible to cut of chew. Sent it back and received a new piece that was better, but still not very tender. My wife had the Sea Bass and said that it was very good. I would not order a steak here again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My family loves this place. It's requested often among all the competition at Westlake and TO Blvds. Nice bar area and lots of wine by the glass. I hop around the menu and enjoy it all. The kid loves the giant hand-tossed pizza from the kid's menu. Mate loves the salad with fresh lobster meat. We always seem to end up with the garlic bleu cheese fries to start. Excellent. Lots of reasonable lunch specials too. We will be back soon. PS - they are very accommodating of our serious food allergy. Refreshing attitude when it can be tough to get people to take it seriously."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "So surprised with their Tapa's Menu...awesome! We had a taste of three different items plus had room for dessert...also great wine selection!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We've been here a couple of times and it's always been a pleasant experience. The cocktails are super tasty, though a tad expensive. I had the diver's scallops over parmesan risotta - The risotto was al dente, not mushy, which was always preferred. I had hoped that the scallops would be bigger. My husband had the filet mignon trio and it was GREAT!! We had to wave our server over a couple of times, but overall, everyone on the staff was really nice. We'll definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I will go back to The Napa Tavern, but it will NOT be on a Saturday night. I loved the food and so did the three others with me (the tapas portion of lamp chops were stellar as well as the meatball appetizer, several of the salads) - but NOTHING else. Robert, our server, was distracted and distant - had to call him over several times for issues with food / service (he had NO sense of humor) and the cocktails were disappointing although selected from special drinks in the menu - one of my guests had to go discuss with the bartender what had been prepared and this was after the third request for our server to correct the error. The cheese cake was huge and delicious, but skip the key lime dessert - not good at all."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was fresh and tasty. The waitstaff was very friendly and extremely attentive. The atmosphere is very trendy and the open kitchen provides a great smell of the food to come."
    Dined on 2/28/2014