The Napa Tavern
The Napa Tavern

The Napa Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thenapatavern.com/
  • Phone: 8054974911
  • 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 8054974911
  • 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: 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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Napa Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (13)neighborhood gem (12)special occasion (11)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (10)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (9)great for brunch (9)romantic (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great special occasion spot
    Clutch3putt
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Booked an anniversary dinner and got exactly what we were hoping for. Top notch food from a varied menu. The wine list was extensive and Devin made a wonderful suggestion for us. The filet mignon trip was beyond description excellent as were the accompanying side dishes. We splurged and got the lobster Mac and cheese and didn't regret it. A bill well north of $100 but worth every dollar if you're looking for a special meal at a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Texw
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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".
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for wine and Tapas
    Whjnlp
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LUVFOOD
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    GREAT SERVICE. HAD THE $10 BUFFET OFFERED EVERYDAY FOR LUNCH. AMAZING DEAL. GREAT WINE LIST
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little pricey
    Weekender2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the Napa Tavern shines, as ususal
    Golias
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissappointed
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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?!?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • goodtimesVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Idrmofgeenee
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the way down
    whitney91VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place
    TJB1131VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    good food and wine --excellent location and ambiance-- good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stick to the menu!
    Travels2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have lunch here all the time. Great food and really great luch prices!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Nichi
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great service every single time we go. We enjoy Gabriel, one of the waiters and we like their menu variety.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday lunch
    SquirrelGuy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    Kimothys
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sad. Just Sad.
    RedTangoVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious Flavors Excellent Service
    IamBMW
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never before unhappy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Something has changed. We have eaten here often but not lately. We will not be back as we took guests and were embarrassed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 275 reviews are from the The Napa Tavern reviews archive.
  • grandmasherry33
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch
    luvvegas
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers day not a great here
    MAP1
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day
    Sweets
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh brunch
    AHMMPM
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prep Needs to Taste-Test Everything
    Morwalk
    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.
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  • A good "regular" restaurant
    Fastredcar
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Good food, good service, but on the noisy side. For conversation, eat outdoors.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining Experience
    keoki
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once2di
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food was high quality and very tasty it was like eating in your own at home dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gabriel made it work!
    domino
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Blondie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grom98
    Grommett
    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.
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  • Great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Our party of 4 - enjoyed the experience / good food - drinks and nice ambiance. Highly recommended dinning
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Had to wait too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Good food. Had to wait too much for bread/ water.why is the tip included in the bill???????
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    cheers
    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.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Big Hit
    JeffK
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    DiniJ
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've been here a couple of
    MaryPatVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but not much else...
    IamBMW
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic