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

The Q Restaurant & Bar (fka BarBersQ) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barbersQ.com
  • Phone: (707) 224-6600
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food and the service was fantastic. Will definitely come back again"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were staying in the area on a family holiday and found Q Restaurant & Bar on the net. We had really enjoyed American BBQ on the earlier part of our trip so were happy to try more. Food was pretty good - we had ribs, brisket and pulled pork. Portion size was great and we had room to share the Lime Pie for dessert which was really yummy! Service was fantastic and our waiter was happy to explain things on the menu which were a bit of a mystery to Australians! Thoroughly enjoyed our night. Back in Australia now, but would happily recommend the restaurant to others."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The Q is tucked away in a shopping area. It has a nice patio that is shielded from the parking lot and neighboring business with shrubs. You are welcomed at the door and the servers are very attentive."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were highly impressed and surprised to find this gem. Despite the strip mall surroundings, the restaurant has a modern feel and serves outstanding BBQ food. The brisket was melt-in-your mouth tender and my wife (a Houston raised girl) said it could match a good southern baptist brisket; the pork ribs were just as tender; whilst the sides were as impressive with the best corn bread we have tasted. Solid wine list too. Will definitely be back if we are in the area and need a solid BBQ fix. Paul"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Friendly, attentive service. Good food meant for casual dining and comfortable conversation. Terrific decor inside and lovely outdoor seating, in spite of parking lot noise. Soft-scaping & bistro lights are wonderful! A little pricey for location/dining experience."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We made a last minute reservation for dinner on Fathers Day and we were accommodated nicely. There were 5 of us: my son, his wife and our 4 year old granddaughter and me and my husband. We enjoyed everything right from the beginning. We ordered an appetizer that was a special...fried baby artichokes....and it was great. The ambience, food and service were all top notch. We all ordered differently from the menu and all of it was delicious! None of us had ever eaten here and we were not disappointed!! We would return and we would recommend it to all of our friends."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I always feel welcome here. The food is consistently wonderful. Especially the vinegar chicken.and the Q- lime pie is to die for."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I really enjoy this place. It's a solid and dependable. You never have to wonder which manager's working, who you have waiting on you, who's prepping/cooking. Every time I'm here, it's consistently great! I recommend it for lunch, an afternoon glass of wine, dinner, or even hanging at the bar for a game! Using fresh, local (when possible) ingredients, I've enjoyed all items from apps to dessert! During my most recent visit, I was told the dessert I ordered was a grandma's favorite recipe of one of their servers!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Vacation in Napa twice a year and we always go for Sunday Fried Chicken. Young host seated us for a 5:30 reservation at a table by the door which we asked to be moved closer to the TV inside. He said there were NO other tables as they had so many reservations (place was EMPTY!). Fried chicken dinner arrived... chicken is NOW cornish game hen size pieces and looked under-cooked... NOT like last year with delicious crispy fried good-sized chicken! NEVER go there again... RUDE, collard greens were still GREAT. We do NOT recommend... many other restaurants do MUCH better!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was a special menu and special night for Neela, our somewhat local Indian celebrity chef (a winner on Chopped!) to strut her stuff for her friends and followers. So, the regular Q menu, although available, was not served as usual. I did, however, return the next day for a regular Q lunch before my shopping at Whole Foods (a quite convenient location). Neela's food is always superb and I enjoyed it immensely. I also enjoyed my grilled cheese the next day (combined with a very fresh butter lettuce salad). The Q has been a stand-by for me ever since it opened (under Stephen Barber, then BarbersQ) because of the fresh food, good wine and wonderful, handy location."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "First and Last time for us to The Q. There are too many great restaurants in Napa to choose from. This is not one. We went for the special Neela's Indian Food night and it was fantastic. The wait staff is well trained and very personable. It is the layout of the restaurant that we dislike. Almost all banquette style tables in a row with not enough room between for comfort. hard floor make it noisy and the regular menu looks boring."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Loved Neela's restaurant but this food was not very good. Very expensive for what we got. Two pieces of flat grilled naan for $8? Also, after we came home we realized they charged us for a small side of hot sauce? Whaa? When I ordered the dish they said it was mild so I asked for a little hot sauce on the side. Yikes. Cauliflower was average. Eggplant veggie dish was bland. I wish Neela well and I do think her food was about the best at Neela's in Napa -- but this was not that!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The Q is just a few miles away from my house. It's a favorite for us to go to when we want to go our but don't feel like driving far. We shared plates and still had a bag to take home."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This is a great spot for locals with consistently good food and friendly staff."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The BBQ here was surprisingly good as we weren't expecting to find good "que" in Northern California. The chicken wings and southern fried chicken were EXCELLENT!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We were looking for a quick lunch spot & came across this gem. My friend & I both ordered the smoked chicken sandwich w/garlic fries. We ate every morsel! The bleu cheese "sauce" on the sandwich adds a nice flavor, especially when combined with any of the BBQ sauces. There are three sauces to choose from, so we cut our sandwiches in quarters and made sure to try each sauce. The fries are seasoned just right and the garlic isn't overpowering. We also ordered a side of the roasted brussel sprouts, which were tasty to say the least. Who could leave without dessert? Key lime pie w/coconut sorbet, and the chocolate pecan pie. Both were delicious. If you want good eats & great prices topped with quality customer service, this is the place to be!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We've been dining at Q for a number of years. It's always an enjoyable lunch On Sunday they offer a fried chicken dinner. It is very good and the collard greens outstanding. My husband hand their fish sandwich. The pulled pork is yummy. Service is always attentive and welcoming."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We go here often. Very good for BBQ and the service is very good. Not your typical BBQ, fancy-ish"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was our first time to The Q. We were greeted by the hostess and seated at 7pm promptly. Our server showed up promptly and was very friendly. We ordered fairly quickly, but that is where it ended. I had to ask for my boyfriends beer (it never came). They were very busy with many large parties. It took 40+ minutes to get our dinner. It was served by the bartender who seemed annoyed. We had to get up and get our own bbq sauce for the food. The deviled eggs were amazing I must say. We will go back and try again, I feel any restaurant deserves a 2nd chance, who knows they may have had servers who didn't show (they seemed understaffed). For just the two of us, we were there for and hour and a half, quite long for a quick meal for two."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food, incredible service. We had the chicken sandwich and the pulled pork sandwich. They were both delicious and generous portions. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Friendly service. Excellent baby back ribs and delicious coleslaw."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our group of 4 went to sample guest chef Neela Paniz's Indian take on BBQ. Fantastic! The ribs were amazing--wonderfully spiced and perfectly cooked. We also enjoyed the pork vindaloo and the lamb shank. And chef Neela's chaat creations are always fabulous.Thank you, Q Restaurant, for having her in your kitchen!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This was a special Indian dinner with a guest chef (Neela) so the Q's food was not served. Neela's food was good but not great, some was over-cooked and I missed the usual accompaniments (chutneys, yogurt sauces)."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My husband and I have been coming here for years and we have never been disappointed. The food is exceptional, the service great and I have always have appreciated how clean it is! It is by far the cleanest restaurant I have ever been to. I noticed it the first time we ate there and nothing has changed. Great job everyone! Thanks for making our dining experiences special!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a hidden gem in the Bel Air Plaza in Napa. Go check it out for yourself - The wings & cole slaw are at the top of my favorites list!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere and very good service, but in all honesty the BBQ components were mediocre at best. Items from the special Chinese New Year-related Asian menu were actually better. Overall, not a bad experience but one would hope for better in the food offerings."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We've been going to the Q for a few years and have always had a great meal there, but not last Monday. We both selected the pull pork sandwich. Unfortunately, the amount of fat and grissel was over the tolerance limit and ultimately left us with upset stomachs. Additionally, the cole slaw was swimming in dressing. We're hoping this was a one off experience."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We always love the food, the wine choices are good, and the service is great. Feels like a friendly neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "A local favorite for a good basic dinner, but a bit expensive."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had fantastic food and great service. They even removed the bottle of wine that we didn't like from the bill and brought us another that we really enjoyed. I'd recommend it to anyone!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We all LOVED our meals and were delighted with the changes to the food since our last visit (admittedly months ago). The fried chicken was excellent, as were the cole slaw, corn bread & desserts. We loved that chef has greatly reduced the sugar content in the greens!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "There is no flavor in their food. Worst meal I had in Napa."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Unassuming gem of a find in Napa! First visit here, stumbled on this spot thanks to Open Table. The brisket and vinegar chicken were to die for! The key lime pie was just awesome. Nice beer and wine lists. Service was attentive and not crowding. Ambiance was the best in a long time. Love love love the cool mix of downtempo R&B playing overhead. I'd expect this style of service and ambiance in the City, not Napa. Bravo all the way around"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We ate here New Year's Day for brunch. The blood orange mimosas were a perfect way to start a new year. The bacon avocado hamburger was cooked to order, and was delicious. I had crab with kefir lime, chili and garlic sauce. The flavors were a delightful accompaniment to the crab, which I usually like by itself. We will go back, there are so many more dishes we want to try."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "It's a MUST have on Sundays or Mondays (bucket night!)"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We were delighted to enjoy the special Indian dinner by visiting chef Neela. Everything was outstanding, and we looked forward to her next visit. Service was superb!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I always think it's great when restaurants change it up and having the guest chef was fun."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Great food excellent service. The chicken sandwich is amazing and the BBQ is really good."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "We love the Q! Food is fab, ambiance great and staff is incredible."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I am from the Midwest, and here we eat barbecue from a restaurant when we don't have time to slow cook and smoke our own food. What you are primarily paying for at a BBQ restaurant is for someone else to take the time to do the slow cooking that you don't have the time and tools for, and hopefully you also get some culinary mastery of barbecue as well. To their credit, some of the food was cooked well. My baby backs were meaty, had a nice smoke ring, and were tender from low and slow cooking. The cole slaw was very tasty with overtones of crisp apple. Our waiter was nice. That's about the only good things I have to say about this place. Other than that it was slow, expensive, and very loud in the dining room."
    Dined on 12/2/2013