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Torc Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.torcnapa.com
  • Phone: (707) 252-3292
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: M-Su 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Brunch: Sa-Su 10:30am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sean O"Toole
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Torc
TORC is a contemporary, high-energy American restaurant with global influences. A local gathering place to meet up with friends and catch up on news and events, TORC exudes a spirit of community.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Wow. The food was the star here. Different, exciting, expertly prepared. Halibut and lamb were standouts. Fig salad and crudo were wonderful. Great interactions regarding wine and the interesting, very well-priced, list. Nice desserts. Service is trying hard, so credit for that. Open kitchen isn't always best, but overall a wonderful space and experience."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Food is superb -- creative, delicious, and beautifully presented. Never had a dish there that wasn't wonderful. Service also excellent -- wine and water glasses kept filled, etc., etc. Don't miss the hamachi appetizer - to die for. Soups out of this world. Salads yummy. Entrees excellent. Desserts very creative, complex and scrumptious. Love the place."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Walking in it was a cool looking space in downtown napa. We were presented with the standard menu but knew of a special select deal if you come in between 5-6:30, where you get 3 courses for less than some of the main entrees. The server and other staff were very friendly and helpful. At times we waited, even though the place was 1/2 full. The waiter we had was very good at creating a special wine pairing with our food choices, though it was a bit pricey when you go to 3 wines to mix. Food was very good quality and portion sizes were better than some fine places. Overall worth trying and enjoying."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We went to Torc pretty early, round 6pm and there was already a pretty good number of people there which we took as a good sign. We ordered the Kampachi, Soft Shell Crab, deviled eggs, the lamb, short ribs and some sort of chocolate wonder for dessert. All we can say is that it was first class in every way. The presentation, the portion and most importantly the taste! Chef O'Toole is definitely onto something here and we hope this place is as successful as it should be, which is a lot!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The ambiance is reat, service was outstanding. We left hungry."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great ambience and service, but food is definitely below average. With so many restaurants in the wine country, I would leave this for last. Food had virtually no flavor."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The service and ambiance were wonderful, but the food was outstanding. The ingredients are organic and fresh and every item we ordered was bursting with flavor. One of Napa's best!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Everything we ordered for our brunch was delicious. Don't miss the sweet potato appetizer! The croque madame was to die for."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Chicken for two was Fantastic,Great presentation, exciting menu, portions were on the small side except for the main entree, diffidently food that will excite your senses."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "A very good restaurant with a nice feel. Beer and wine bar only at this point. Liquor license expected soon we were told. When they get that I expect it will have a bar that would rival some of its neighbors. Great food and ambiance makes up for it. We brought a bottle of wine with us since they did not have their wine list viewable online. Torc has a very nice list. If I had the chance to view it online I would have purchased a bottle from them. All in all a very nice evening and I would recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great presentation of local foods, fabulous flavors with personable staff and Chef/Owner!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Torc is relatively new to Napa but is quickly settling in as a must dine spot. Chef/owner Sean is doing a great job with fresh, creative food and a wine list that is full of small producers. We've been at least 6 times and every time leave saying we have to come back soon."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We were recommended to come to Torq by the Inn on Randolph where we were staying. It was the best meal of our trip and perhaps ever! Everything was delicious. We had the roasted peppers, the tuna tartare, the most unbelievable melt-in-your-mouth fig salad (wish we could get fresh figs back east!!!!) and a halibut over eggplant. Everything was smooth and amazing! Thanks you!!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Split items and did our own tasting menu and each dish was excellent. The quality of the ingredients real showed. Everything was very flavorful. Wonderful Rabbit presentation. NY Strip for 2 Excellent choice as well."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "In the old Ubuntu space. Everything was excellent. The NY Steak for 2 was awesome!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "First time for dinner, restaurant looks good, staff very attentive, food excellent. I noticed people passing, reading the menu and seeming confused. As we left overheard a woman say something about another Spanish restaurant. That surprised me. Maybe the name is misleading. Wondered if she thought the boar was a bull. Also thought maybe some expected boar on the menu. This restaurant is good, and has potential of being a hot spot."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Far exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing and the wine list of was equally impressive!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Expensive, but worth every penny. Menu not extensive, but changes regularly. Everything is prepared perfectly -- absolutely deliciious. One of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Had a lovely dinner with friends. The service was great and the food delicious!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "creative food, great service, always a hit with special clients."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Our group had a wonderful dinner at Torc. The deviled eggs and pakora were wonderful small plates that we shared. I had the fig and arugala salad which was excellent with nice ripe figs. For my main course, I had the squab with Chantarelle mushrooms which was fantastic. My wife had the Hslibut and others had the hangar steak. All were very pleased with their meals. We also had a Rioja and a Chateauneuf-du-Pape which were both very good wines. The wine list was interesting and had many well-priced selections."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We were very impressed! We are from Sonoma and just wonder why we cannot have more wonderful restaurants like this in Sonoma. Milt was our waiter and he was so good. We had several small plates..... Crudo; Pedrone peppers; Soft Shell Crab and the Jambon. Everything was special. We cannot wait to return. We spoke with the owner/chef (Sean) at the end and thanked him and he was very approachable and engaging unlike many chef/owners."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Seriously great; creative, intuitive combinations that both surprise and work beautifully. Will be back and will spread the word!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Fantastic food. Unfortunately if you're seated at one of their two tops, you may feel like you're eating in the laps of the people who have a table on either side of you. The tables are so close that even a relatively small framed person would need to turn sideways to scoot through. Not only is it a personal space invasion thing, it makes it impractical for service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The menu is always interesting, changes seasonally and the food & service are consistently very good. We are never disappointed."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Torc-Tasty,Original,Real,Comfortable--Torc delivers what it promises with out hype-not often the norm in wine country dining. Ambiance is very pleasing but not overwhelming-you can hear what your dining companions are saying - the menu is not extensive but everything appears worth trying-a meal can be make of two starters or a main-the service is not slick, but concern for the satisfaction of the client are foremost. It is a place to go to when you want a good meal."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The experience was great. We had three Canadian guests so it was a nice group. All of us enjoyed the wine, food and service. Lots of friendly staff.The wine list only offered one Merlot, and when we wanted to order the same bottle, they informed us that we had drunk the only bottle that they had. What is with that? Our tab was $410.00 and we were charged $4.00 for one cup of coffee. They could have given us a comp. cup. All and all, we were pleased with the dining. This was our 2nd. time there."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is the 4th time we have been there. The food is great every time. The deviled eggs, tuna tartar, Halibut all cooked perfect. The service outstanding."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was awesome and service even better. Kampachi, sweet potato side and yellowfin tuna were impressive dishes."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Torc is a great spot for "foodies" and wine lovers. The portions are small and the prices are high, but it's very feasible to get a bunch of things to share, and the food is very high quality. The staff were very friendly and informed. Corkage price is VERY high, so I wouldn't recommend bringing more than a bottle or two. If not, they have a very impressive wine list. I especially recommend this place for date night or a special occasion. Great overall!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "To put a nerd spin on it, there are a lot of details to notice in the food. I had the yellow fin tuna - and it goes far beyond just fish on a plate - and I am not the kind of person to be able to describe all the food details, but I want to convey that there are little bits of lots of tastes that come with your order. If you are looking for something interesting and tasteful try this, eat it slowly and pay attention - it's worth it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "One of the best meals anywhere...a must try for great food."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food is spectacular. Not sure what else I can say other than I smell a James Beard nomination in the future. Torc's pastry team is putting out some of the best desserts I've ever had. Simply remarkable."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "TORC is just fair, nothing special, ridiculously priced for the meal you receive. We left feeling eh....just ok, and that we had ripped off."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Second time at Torc and was pleased again. Had one of the last reservations of that night but the the great service wasn't altered at all. Nicole, our server is excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Fantastic meal and superior service. Truly gourmet with reasonable prices. We enjoyed the NY Strip for 2 and it was amazing! The sweet potato app was delicious too. Great wine list as well! Will definitely come back"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner. Everything was great from the tomato salad to the leg of lamb and tuna my wife had. The wine steward was very knowledgeable and her recommendation was spot on."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was outstanding at Torc. Definitely a must in Napa!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was prepared with high end ingredients and the presentation was lovely. For the most part, we enjoyed everything. However, we spent about $150, despite ordering fairly light (1 glass of wine each instead of a bottle, small starters instead of appetizers, shared dessert) and were hungry a few hours later. I had the short ribs and the eggplant was oddly tasteless. All the other dishes were outstanding. There are so many choices in the Napa Valley, I am not sure that we will be back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Had a great dinner at Torc. Nice wine list and the server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Portions were small but everything we ate was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014