Napa Cafe

4.8
1086 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1086 people are saying
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4.8
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipYearly
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only a few wines by the glass right now, but the food and service is outstanding! Do get the buttermilk pie!

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vipMISlibrarian
Memphis/West TN
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for Saturday evening because there was special music scheduled for that evening. We enjoyed hearing Alphonso Sanders once again. And as always the food was perfect. We ordered the pork chop for the first time ever. It was fabulous!

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ContentfinTN
Memphis/West TN
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner and server were outstanding. Unfortunately, two very loud groups flanked our table. We could not converse. Luckily, it was near the end of our dinner so we didn't linger over coffee or dessert.

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Memspeech
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Noise a bit loud making it hard to talk, but otherwise top notch

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LisaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST experience ever!!! The food is amazing! The drinks are amazing! And i cant say enough GREAT things about the owner! Glenda is the sweetest person ever! The service was also amazing!Great Great Great

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vipMadeline
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I’ve had in a long time!

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BooandZoey
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Live music.

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Hapke
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was somewhat limited, but the specials and Shrimp and Grits were excellent. Great environment, and extremely nice staff. We will return!

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CindyC
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday

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vipSFJazz
Memphis/West TN
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Glenda and the folks at Napa Cafe delivered - great food, great service and that personal touch that Glenda offers to her customers. Was fun to see several of our neighbors also having dinner there and supporting this local gem.

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vipHogms2
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience dining at Napa Cafe. It was a wonderful experience. Nice ambiance, delicious food. The spinach salad with apple vinaigrette was the best. They could sell it by the bottle.

Jan was my server and she new her stuff. She recommended the pork chop and it was a good choice. The only negative for me was they only have a few wines by the glass. The house Cabernet was more like a Merlot. But the dirty martinis made up for it.

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Jenn
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!! The waiter Chris was attentive, informative, and kind!! The owner was very nice and welcoming!!! Overall, Great experience!!

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viploveshelbyfarmscoastalfi
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their menu is exceptional and everything was wonderful. What a Memphis treasure and the owner is so charming.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Staff attentive and lovely. Wonderful dinner with friends

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so amazing…..hidden jewel in Memphis. Service,Food, Ambience ALL get 5 Stars.

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vipBubba
Memphis/West TN
37 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Attentive service. And a pleasant surprise, live music. Glenda was her usual charming and welcoming self.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal in a lovely atmosphere! We will be back soon.

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vipCIVAPres
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food we had was some of the best we have experienced. My halibut was superb as was my wife's shrimp and grits. The waiter was courteous and thoughtful. In addition, the music provided by Alphonso that evening was wonderful -- just what we liked.

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vipPrestonH
Memphis/West TN
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ... cool live jazz... great service

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Nicole
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Excellent place for a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion!

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vipMphs
Memphis/West TN
56 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food as always.

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Alli
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The environment and service are really the hallmark of this place. Our server, Jan was excellent as well as all other interactions with the staff. They really went above and beyond to make the evening special and even decorated our table. Thanks for a great meal!

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Belle71
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Father’s Day dinner at Napa! Service was great, food beautiful and delicious! Great time had by all ages from 14-53!

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vipcocogo
Memphis/West TN
35 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salad I had was delicious ( ginger special)
The fish was a tiny bit fishy so I decided to bring half home . It was thrown away in the kitchen so after a long wait, they brought out a much smaller amount in a box I appreciate the offer but it was clearly an inch off of someone else dinner it was less than half of what I left I appreciate the gesture but honestly to wait 20 min for an inch of fish was not worth it . When I opened the box , I had to laugh .
Dessert ( key line) was v good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the BEST EXPERIENCE I have ever had!!! It’s started off as a dinner with my step dad for Father’s Day but we had to cancel. I came back 2hrs later with a girlfriend of mine just for a few drinks. The drinks turned to an appetizer and 2 entrees!!! The food was AMAZING!!!! That steak literally melted in my mouth like butter!!! We are definitely coming here more often!!! Loved the customer service and the atmosphere!!! Ms Glenda came to our table to check on us and I thought that was such a nice gesture. I can go on and on but seriously this place is the best!!!! I would love to see a cocktail menu in the near future

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Mrss87762
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good although a little pricey. Service was slow.

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Donna361
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Good services

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptional experience from start to finish. The ambiance was romantic & inviting, including candles everywhere. For those celebrating something uniquely special, fresh rose petals adorned their table. If you are looking for exquisite wines, they have amazing selections with complete bottle service. Our server, Chris, was friendly knowledgeable, humorous and has that special gift of taking good care of people.
We started with the Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, which were fresh and bursting with gooey goat cheese, garlic & fresh sprigs of basil. For our main, we each had Filet Mignon, which we requested Pittsburg rare, accompanied with grilled asparagus and braised short rib mashed potatoes. It was nothing short of perfection!! For dessert, we shared their Bailey’s Irish Cream crême brûlée. It was luxuriously rich and the perfect end to round out the evening. We appreciated how the team worked so well together, including the hostesses who came around to refill water. Every single person working was friendly, warm and cordial. The decor is tasteful and well crafted. We cannot wait to come back and bring our friends! Thank you for one of the best dining experiences we have encountered.

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vipAmeliaH
Memphis/West TN
28 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED it! Our entire experience could not have been better. Our dinner was delicious-the stuffed peppers appetizer can’t be missed as well as everything else we tried on the menu. Service was impeccable even with a full restaurant on a wait. We made another reservation on the way out the door-that good!

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vipWilliamS
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was average, not bad but lacked flavor. It was very dark and we had trouble seeing the menu and our food.

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RobynP
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night! Hidden gem in Memphis! Servers are excellent and attentive. I had the halibut special and can’t wait to go back! Made my friends birthday extra special!

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vipChrisK
Memphis/West TN
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

wonderful date but i little toooo noisy! the live music did not help.

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vipBeeGee
Memphis/West TN
29 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious: Chicken risotto soup, the brand new Little Gems salad, sea bass, and chocolate pate. The service was superb, as Jan always is. And Adam was wonderful on the keyboard. In short, it was another great evening at Napa Cafe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and wonderful food!

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KevinM
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service as well as good food

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vipRette
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite server, Jan was again exceptional. It was so nice to meet Glenda and truly see her passion for the restaurant. The food, just exceptional!

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Shariee
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and the atmosphere was quiet.

SP
SonyaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food!

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CamilleH
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Napa Cafe is a wonderful restaurant that does not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Napa Cafe was an amazing experience. It was our first time visiting and we plan on going back! Everyone was friendly and we met the owner, Glenda who I’ve heard great things about, and boy were they right!!

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 4.8 stars by 1086 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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