Torc
Torc

Torc

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.torcnapa.com/
  • Phone: 7072523292x
  • 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
Torc reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (120)notable wine list (72)special occasion (64)neighborhood gem (58)hot spot (39)romantic (29)good for groups (23)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great place
    ChristopheD
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Downtown Napa, delicious food, European portions, extended wine list. Not cheap, but defenitely worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant!
    naparoseVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderful food and great service. We have dined here before and really loved it. We will certainly be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Deba
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Every dish was delicious! The porchetta was the best pork dish I have ever had. Crispy skin and moist flavorful inside A++ The chocolate desert was awesome Our waiter was super professional and helpful with recommendations on wine pairing. He worked for many years at French Laundry Will be back for more ASAP Best resturaunt in downtown Napa!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional!
    DJnAlVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Everything about this place from the chic vibe of the restaurant to the incredible food presentation scream exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite Napa restaurant
    CharVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good but tight fit
    JeffTVIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Punchparty
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The ambiance is reat, service was outstanding. We left hungry.
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  • Not Good
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a Shocker!
    DinedWellVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wow, this is not what we expected at all. We had heard good things about the service and food so we booked a table. Arrived and with a smile were taken to our table. The staff came over and offered still or sparkling water. Then were told about some specials and that 2 items would take 45 mins. We ordered the devil eggs and lobster risotto for a starter. The eggs were amazing and the different flavors were so nice together. For our main we did the chicken that took 45 mins. The whole bird was presented to us as if it was ready for a photo pic, then cut up and displayed just as nice. The wine list is great and something for every budget. If you in Napa I sure hope you make the time and have an amazing dinner at a great price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food!
    jenallisonVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything we ordered for our brunch was delicious. Don't miss the sweet potato appetizer! The croque madame was to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jake
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Torc review 8/08/2014
    Diner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Art on a plate, taste to match!
    WestinTom
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great presentation of local foods, fabulous flavors with personable staff and Chef/Owner!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Napa's newest gem
    Wineman
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the top meals of our lives!
    Veghead
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ingredient driven food
    luveditVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Great new addition in Napa
    luveditVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    In the old Ubuntu space. Everything was excellent. The NY Steak for 2 was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Far exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing and the wine list of was equally impressive!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Cuisine
    CharVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Expensive, but worth every penny. Menu not extensive, but changes regularly. Everything is prepared perfectly -- absolutely deliciious. One of our favorite restaurants.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had a lovely dinner with friends. The service was great and the food delicious!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • several visits
    tgif
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    creative food, great service, always a hit with special clients.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining in Napa
    JayZeeVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An instant favorite
    WineFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Seriously great; creative, intuitive combinations that both surprise and work beautifully. Will be back and will spread the word!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Space Invader Tables
    Jayton
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Napa's Best New Restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The menu is always interesting, changes seasonally and the food & service are consistently very good. We are never disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very Pleasant Experience
    enigmaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Torc time
    penguindelight65
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food is Awsome
    NapaFoodie
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Wow
    CevicheCritic
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food was awesome and service even better. Kampachi, sweet potato side and yellowfin tuna were impressive dishes.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience overall
    Grace
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Detailed Tastes
    davud
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal in Napa
    Rye07
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    One of the best meals anywhere...a must try for great food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Best cuisine in Napa. Period.
    Averybigfan
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Millie273
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
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  • Excellent... Again
    SpartanDiner
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic