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Napa Cafe

4.9
4.9
1375 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Open since 1998, Napa Café is tucked away in a pleasant corner of Sanderlin Centré. Owner Glenda Hastings restaurant has received numerous awards and accolades, including Best Wine List, Best Business Dinner, and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. With its polished yet inviting interior, captivating artwork and distinctive cuisine, Napa Café elicits superlatives from first-time visitors, as well as from the guests who return again and again.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (901) 683-0441

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    For smaller or medium-size business dinners.

  • Private party facilities

    Holds up to 65 guests, no room fee; equipment available.Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Business Dinners, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirement Parties, Graduations, & more.

  • Private party contact

    Glenda Hastings: (901) 683-0441

  • Neighborhood

    East Memphis

  • Cross street

    North of Poplar, between Mendenhall and White Station

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,375 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Good for Groups

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    Neighborhood Gem

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    Notable Wine List

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    Romantic

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    Special Occasion

  • Memphis / West Tennessee

    American

  • Memphis

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Memphis

    Best Service

  • Memphis

    Best Ambiance

  • Memphis

    Best Value

  • Memphis

    Good for Groups

  • Memphis

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Memphis

    Notable Wine List

  • Memphis

    Romantic

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    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect business dinner in the cellar room. We almost had the feeling of a getaway without leaving town. Wonderful service (thank you Gary) and food and drink.
  2. FT

    FredT

    Memphis/West TN

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Napa Cafe because food and service is consistently excellent We both had the seared scallops and they were done to perfection. You really can't go wrong here.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Napa is our go to place for a nice dinner and excellent service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and taken to the extra level
  5. L

    Lulu

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Food, Exceptional Service, Attention to Detail, Excellent!
  6. TI

    TIFFANYS

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an awesome place! I’d definitely go there again!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night at an old favorite, Napa Cafe, never disappoints. Food, ambiance, and service are top notch. There was a local musician singing and playing multiple instruments while entertaining special birthday guests. We started with the Thai filet tips as our appetizer and wow how tasty! I had the filet my wife had the chicken, which we both loved. I substituted risotto for mashed potatoes and loved every bite. For dessert I had the buttermilk pie, the owner’s grandmother secret recipe. Blown away how delicious this fluffy velvety cheesecake like pie was, my wife had coffee and a few bites of the pie. Service was quick, pleasant, and friendly. Napa will definitely be back in our rotation of really good restaurants in Memphis.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Ownership take bride in all aspects of the restaurant.
  9. DS

    DavidS

    Memphis/West TN

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They always serve a spectacular meal with exquisite service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to dine at Napa Cafe and it exceeded every expectation. The food was delicious, the service and atmosphere perfect, and the music by Alphonso Sanders was the icing on the cake. We will definitely return.
  11. B

    Blyvegasfoodiez66

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 56th Anniversary. We arrived to a table that was strewn with rose petals and wine corks. The hostess congratulated us on our occasion. We soon noticed that our menus were imprinted with Happy Anniversary and our names. Our waiter, Gary, was excellent, helping us navigate the menu choices, giving some history of the Cafe, and suggestions about wine pairings. As if the situation wasn’t already perfect, the mellow voice of Alfonso Sanders was just the finishing touch. We will most certainly return to Napa Cafe.
  12. d

    djkrieger

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service. Loved the French Onion Soup & Duroc Pork Chop
  13. BW

    BrianW

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 38th anniversary and were greeted with rose petals on our table and a custom menu for the occasion. The atmosphere, drinks, food and service were outstanding. Our server Samantha was wonderful and Glenda made sure to visit us and offer her congratulations. As we enjoyed a chocolate martini for dessert, we realized that it had been almost a decade since we last dined here. Having moved to another area some distance from Sanderlin, Napa Cafe sort of fell off our radar. No longer: we already have reservations for a party of 6 next week and can't wait to share this gem with our friends from Nashville. BTW, the Tito's dirty martini was the best we've ever had!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for a friend and they ENJOYED everything!!!

    Napa CafeResponded on August 6, 2022It was our pleasure to celebrate with you tonight. Thank you for choosing us for such a wonderful occasion. And thanks for sharing such wonderful words! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Glenda and The Napa Cafe Team

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing from the owner coming to speak down to the greeters and waiters!!! Food was amazing!!!
  16. CM

    ChristyM

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. I love this place!! The cork fee is excessive but other than that definitely in my top 3 restaurants in Memphis.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service that was only exceeded by the food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent!
  19. ET

    EricT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! From the time we walked in we felt special! The service was impeccable including the food and drinks! The saxophone player made it just that much more special!!will definitely be back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time experience was wonderful.
  21. MG

    MarkG

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great place, but the best was Alphonso Sanders!
  22. J

    Julie

    Memphis/West TN

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a family gathering in the wine room which we love!! The food was delicious and beautifully presented! We LOVE the entire Napa Team!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I wish the person - perhaps the owner? - who came and sat with a couple at the next table (reducing our personal space to almost no space at all) would have made other arrangements to talk with her friends. For me, it made a great night simply a good one.

    Napa CafeResponded on July 31, 2022Oh my goodness... I sincerely apologize for intruding on your evening. I will be much more aware of this in the future and perhaps spread the tables out a little farther on the banquette. I want your experience to be flawless at Napa Cafe and I will ensure this on your next visit. Thanks again for your valuable feedback. I hope we get the chance to serve you again very soon. Glenda

  24. QF

    QuarantiniFoodie

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best upscale date night food in Memphis. Stuffed peppers appetizer and crab cakes entree are totes on point. Killer cocktails too. Beautiful atmosphere and live music. Our favorite restaurant!
  25. WR

    WalterR

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been a few times over the years, was better than ever!
  26. WM

    WestMark

    Memphis/West TN

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  27. YA

    YumekiaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really nice restaurant. There were 10 of us and we all enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. I personally loved how everyone worked together.
  28. MS

    MikeS

    Memphis/West TN

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding in every aspect!

    Napa CafeResponded on July 24, 2022Hi Mike, Thank you for the wonderful words. I can assure you I will pass along your outstanding review to the rest of the staff. It is our goal to make it an exceptional experience each and every visit. Thanks for letting us know about your dinner Friday night. We can't wait to see you again very soon. Glenda and The Napa Cafe Team

  29. k

    kathrynf

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Terrific food. Over attentive servers. Enjoyable dinner.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for date night. Food and cocktails were great. Great ambience with a romantic atmosphere.
  31. M

    Michael

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience. Awesome food, elegant ambiance, and the owner is fantastic.
  32. TH

    TrudyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and prompt service. Everyone was so friendly.
  33. CC

    CheriC

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant, fabulous food and excellent service
  34. A

    Annie

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Napa Cafe for years and, as usual, the food was excellent. The scallop dish was the best I've had anywhere!
  35. C

    Cheryl

    Memphis/West TN

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for the Bastille Day Dinner. It was very good, love the attention to details both in the service and the food presentation. Only one thing could have been better. We received our soup before our drinks....
  36. MP

    MelP

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with friends: great food, great service, great atmosphere.
  37. D

    Degustibus

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good. This is a fantastic, locally owned, neighborhood restaurant that punches way above its weight class. Salads, soups, fish, crab cakes, and desserts are as good as you will find in Memphis. We went for Bastille Day and had vichyssoise, halibut with beurre blanc sauce, sea bass, cream brulee and key lime pie. All were excellent. Service was spot on and always get personal attention from the owner, which is a very nice touch.
  38. SM

    StefanieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely perfect night. Service and food were exceptional. Sitting in the wine cellar was the perfect romantic setting.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated as soon as we arrived and the service was amazing and so was the food…. I’ll be going back soon. I had the Prime rib & blackened shrimp dumplings ❤️ A MUST HAVE
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would come back 10x a day if possible

    Napa CafeResponded on July 24, 2022Hi there, Thank you for the best comment ever!!! We are THRILLED you loved it all and we can't wait to serve you again very soon. Warmest Regards, Glenda and The Napa Cafe Team

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Napa Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Napa Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 683-0441.

Napa Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 1375 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Napa Cafe

5101 Sanderlin Ste. 122, Memphis, TN 38117

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North of Poplar, between Mendenhall and White Station

  • Neighborhood

    East Memphis

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (901) 683-0441

  • Catering

    For smaller or medium-size business dinners.

  • Private party facilities

    Holds up to 65 guests, no room fee; equipment available.Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Business Dinners, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirement Parties, Graduations, & more.

  • Private party contact

    Glenda Hastings: (901) 683-0441

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