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Cindy Pawlcyn's Wood Grill & Wine Bar

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737 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Cindy Pawlcyn’s Wood Grill & Wine Bar brings to south St. Helena the classic American fare that has made her Mustards Grill and Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen Napa Valley legends. Nicknamed CP’s, the menu showcases Pawlcyn’s inimitable talent for fresh, tantalizing American Wine Country comfort food with made-from-scratch dishes such as Sweet Crispy Pork Belly, Dad’s House-made Potato Chips with bleu cheese dip, Brown Derby Cobb salad, Napa Cab Braised Short Ribs, Niman Ranch Burger with Cindy’s Secret Sauce, and West Coast Crab Roll.

An award-winning wine program features the largest by-the-glass wine list in the Napa Valley as well as the signature ‘Vintner Splash’ on Saturday nights where local boutique vintners share complimentary tastes of their wines. The light-filled contemporary setting, family-friendly kids’ menu and large tree-shaded patio for outdoor dining (with live music Thursday nights) make the restaurant an instant Napa Valley classic.

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4.0
4.0 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.0Service
  • 3.9Ambience

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93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. J

    Jimmymac1030

    San Francisco

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another Cindy Pawlcyn homerun! Four of us dined there for the first time and we all agreed the food was outstanding. We enjoyed every dish we ordered from the extensive menu. The Pork Belly was to die for ! The Hanger Steak was excellent and was enjoyed by three in our party. We will return here for sure and highly recommend this retaurant.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I entertained a group at your restaurant and they enjoyed their meal, and said it was one of the nicest restaurants they had visited.

  3. NK

    NancyK1

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Cindy's restaurants never disappoint and our guest was impressed that she stopped by to say hi, but she usually does. Susan, our waitress was delightful! Good job, Susan!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    With so many options in St. Helena to chose from, our first visit to Cindy's Wood Grill was really excellent. With the exception of one dish (the vegetarian enchiladas which were WAY to spicy and unedible), all of the food was outstanding. The braised short rib over polenta was one of the best I've tried. We loved the corn bread and brussel sprout side dishes, very flavorful and perfect accompaniments. Eggplant fries were excellent - different (I have to try that at home!). Dungeness crab louis salad was outstanding. Service was very friendly and super efficient. Outstanding value for your money with a menu that most everyone can find something to enjoy, particularly three foodies teenagers.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We went there with friends and had a very enjoyable time visiting. The food was amazing and the service excellent, definably would recommend.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    unique and very popular. Crab Louis salad was a hit with my two visiting guests. The braised short ribs in a mole-like, but more subtle, sauce were tender, moist, and tasty.

  7. N

    Napan123

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    To be honest my expectations were not high considering this is Cindy's second or third attempt at this location. Both my wife and I were pleasantly surprised. The crustini was delicious and generous. My wife loved her tuna spaghetti and I enjoyed my hanger steak. I still like Cindy'sMustard's iteration better but this one was decent. The sweet potato fries went well will the rich sauce. Our waiter for the evening was also the bartender and it was fun chatting and watching him move around the room unhurried and on time. I suspect this will change as business picks up. I think this is a gem worth getting to before folks find out and gets crowded like all the other places in the valley. Good luck.

  8. T

    Tony

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2014

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    My wife, two kids and I visited on January 1. Terrible service ruined the experience. My son ordered a burger and my daughter ordered crab. We ordered a salad and stuffed clams as appetizers and my wife ordered ravioli and I ordered a burger. First the server had a terrible time telling us the menu additions. She tried valiantly, but was clearly not prepared. After ordering, the server asked if she could bring the kids food with the appetizers so that they would not have to wait while we ate. Fine, we thought. We received the kids entrees and appetizers without delay. However, after finishing the appetizers, we sat for approximately 30 minutes waiting for our entrees. The kids were finished eating and ready to go by the time they arrived

  9. B

    Bodyslam

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2013

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We have enjoyed Cindy's other restaurants, so it's no surprise that we enjoyed our first visit to this one. The entire approach to wine is one of this restaurant's charms. Of course there is a good wine list for starters, as you would expect for a restaurant in the Napa Valley. Then add Cindy's dozen under-the-radar wineries, all available by the taste, glass, carafe or bottle. Then two whole pages of wines available the same way. You might be better off here than cruising around the valley stopping at a bunch of winery tasting rooms. Not to mention that the food is terrific, and the service is entirely professional at the same time that it's friendly and welcoming.

  10. NB

    NB61

    London

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had lunch the Sunday before New Years. Shared the excellent Winter Salad! Will try to replicate at home. Also shared the Crab Roll. Too delicious! Slices of creamy avocado; fabulous soft bun. And homemade potato Chips. We ordered two glasses of the Old Dogs Sauvignon Blanc. It was so good we bought two bottles. We will definitely be back for lunch or dinner.

  11. r

    rileymonkey

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We had a pasta dish and a pizza ,both were very good, although I thought my pasta was the best. Interesting wine list and great service.

  12. B

    Baltimore

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious menu. Didn't know what to choose. The French fried eggplant melted in my mouth. Crab Louie fresh, tons of crab one of the best I've had. Fresh oysters, Amazing vegetarian enchilada. A great place in Napa.

  13. M

    Marty

    San Francisco

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four of us had a great meal here. Salads were delicious as were all our entrees. We will return again!

  14. S

    Steffanie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Cindy Pawlcyn never ceases to amaze me. How she can have 3 excellent restuarants in the valley I will never know! I have always been a fan of Mustards and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen and now finally of Wood Grill and Wine bar. It was nice to see familiar faces as some of their servers work at her other restaurants as well.

  15. NY

    exNYer

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great spot for special family dinner. Varied menu with superb service. Unpretentious but upscale gem in great location. Great wine list. The eggplant fries alone were worth the drive!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    62 reviews

    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was good & service was very good, attentive. Several Christmas parties all around us which was nice.

  17. N

    Noelbow

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second time here and was every bit as great as last years visit. The food is is incredible and the staff was every bit as good as the food. A must place to go when you visit Napa.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    we went for lunch , it was very quiet,,,i guess st. helena is a quiet town in december. service was fine, the enchiladas were good, but not incredible... it is a pretty restaurant,,will try again and have some of their other specials.

  19. j

    judyb

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    My daughter, her boyfriend and his parents met up for lunch. It was my first time meeting my daughter's boyfriends parents. We had a very nice visit, as the noise level was just perfect. The music that was playing was awesome. I love music and the songs that were playing we all my favorites. The food was very good and the choices were all very different. Great choices. I had the Sole Almondine, which was great. The others had the crab stuffed sandwich, the asian chicken salad, gareden enchladas, carrot soup. All was delish. I will definitley be recommending Cindy's Wood Grill to all of my guests and friends.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals I have ever eaten!! Food prepared with passion and creativity. Truly an incredible (some might say daunting) wine list that includes so many unique, boutique or local wines! Service was attentive and unassuming. I will definitely be back!

  21. MR

    MRMR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cindy Palwcyn knows how to run restaurants and serve good food in comfortable, stylish settings. It's all done with a sense of personalty and style. There's a reason why Cindy's Wood Grill and the Backstreet Kitchen are our default picks here in St. Helena.

  22. l

    localdiner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We celebrated our son's Birthday here and had a delicious meal - everyone loved what they chose. We hadn't been here before and we definitely will go back.

  23. n

    nursemom

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. We decided to go there because we love Cindy's Mustard Grill. We were seated right away. Initially I was a little disappointed in the amount of food choices to choose from, however, I have to say everything we had was delicious. Definitely try the Egg Plant Fries! So delish. My son loved the chocolate and chipoltle ribs. My husband and I both had the sole which was definitely good, but not any different than great sole we have had in other places. Overall a great experience! Go there and be adventurous!

  24. C

    Chicky

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Enjoyed this restaurant. Our waitress was friendly and the food was great. We wanted to take our time and not be rushed and she accommodated our request. I would definitely return.

  25. D

    Denise

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant was not busy but there was NO "rush to get you out so the staff could go home". We chose to sit in a booth in the bar area and loved the ambiance. The food was the best delicious

  26. FP

    FPepoon

    Sacramento

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another Pawlcyn hit, Wood Grill provides interesting and delicious cuisine in a beautiful, modern setting. We dined outside for lunch and had a wonderful experience. The duck confit salad was perfectly balanced and the confit moist and delicious. My husband's fish and chips were crispy and nicely seasoned. Service was as always friendly without being intrusive, timely, and professional. The wine list is, as at all Pawlcyn locations, extensive and well-priced. Pawlcyn provides the quintessential Napa dining experience without the hefty price tag and snobbery.

  27. DD

    DifferentDining

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cindy's Wood Grill and Wine Bar puts a new twist on casual dining and comfort food. Creative takes on old favorites, e.g. Coffee baby back ribs, miso hanger steak, or short ribs spiced up, are just a few examples. While their wine list is not comparable to a fine restaurant, the have a very good selection and an interesting list of wines from wineries in the area that do not have tasting rooms. This allows one to sample a wine that otherwise would not be possible. The service is professional and friendly. And the tab won't break your budget, albeit it's still Napa Valley!

  28. ES

    ExSFresident

    Palm Springs

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Finally got to this restaurant. Wonder wine country eatery. Beautiful and comfortable space. Great staff. The menu was excellent with all price points. Food was delicious with fresh California flavors well prepared. Portion sizes were good. We are from Walnut Creek Nd have found a great place to go on our monthly excursions. Great job Cindy and staff!

  29. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I just love all of the Pawlson restaurants. The food is top notch. We had the freshest oysters. Minutes old. Cindy carries over some of her favorites across restaurants. They are fantastic at smoked food. I can't pass up the chance to dine with Cindy when I am in the neighborhood. Can't go wrong. Casual, fine dining. Just my piece of cake.

  30. M

    Marty

    San Francisco

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Eight of us went here for lunch and it was a delicious meal. Everything that everyone ordered was delicious. Eggplant fries were yummy!

  31. m

    maude

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    was excellent. we loved our waiter. the sommelier was terrific as well, guiding us through tastes and pours of boutique wines. comfortable and casual, with top notch service and great hors d'oeuvres. Alas, our burger was overdone twice (we sent it back once) but the flavor was good.

  32. ES

    ESNapa

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cindy Pawlcyn has done it again. A wonderful restaurant for any occasion. I love the vegetarian enchilada for lunch and often enjoy the fish of the day. This last visit the service was particularly good, and the food better than ever. A must in upvalley dining.the outdoor patio is a delight, quiet and beautiful.

  33. S

    Stackie

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Received amazing service! Came between lunch and dinner. Had a few apps and dessert, and various wines. Bartender extremely willing to give us splashes before we made choices. Really knew the wines and was able to quickly decide what we liked and point us toward other wines we would enjoy.

  34. KR

    KRRD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Watched the game, had a great dinner. A favorite restaurant of my brother. A lovely close to a day visiting Napa!

  35. MI

    MIKEW

    Central Texas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Bourbon milk shake and imaginative food.

  36. ES

    ESJT

    Philadelphia

    184 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are in Napa Valley about once a year or so. We've driven by this restaurant without noticing it until the big, lighted "white sign" Cindy Pawlcyn's caught our attention. One might say the rest is history. Spectacular wine list, including some small, unknown vineyards, really good wines by the way. The menu is first class. Never had French fried eggplant before this visit. The specials were great - a puréed creamed vegetable soup, yellow fin tuna prepared to perfection on a bed of lentils with bits of currents for sweetness. Sole almandine for my spouse, to die for. Dessert was a buttermilk, lemon cheesecake, but very light. Service was wonderful, attentive. This is a great find in St. Helena's. can't wait to return.

  37. f

    francly

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2013

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    a casual reservation for four grew to seven but CP's Wood Grill staff went with the flow and provided us with the celebratory round (ie: the capo booth) and our family birthday party. a leasurely and delicious meal followed with bubbly and candles. Not to be missed when near St. Helena.

  38. ME

    MEGS

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a large group and it worked out great for us at a large round table. The food was very good too.

  39. F

    Fblock

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We're fond of Mustards and thought we should give this one a try. The calamari, trout, and apple desert were all excellent. Service was excellent. Range of offerings on the menu is great. We both liked the feel of the place and are very likely to return.

  40. D

    Doug

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food was fine. It did not dazzle us but was good and reasonably priced. The environment was nice. We sat outside on patio under the tree canopy and it was a great setting. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

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Cindy Pawlcyn's Wood Grill & Wine Bar is rated 4 stars by 737 OpenTable diners

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