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About Napa Cafe

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.

5101 Sanderlin Ste. 122
Memphis, TN 38117
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
North of Poplar, between Mendenhall and White Station

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(901) 683-0441

Website:
http://www.napacafe.com/

Catering:
For smaller or medium size business luncheons and dinners.

Executive Chef:
Ben Adams

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Napa Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Romantic (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Memphis)·Dined 2 days ago

It could not have been any better. From Jan, our Server, to the food, to meeting and talking with the owner. Perfect place to celebrate Birthdays.

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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

Bad service and bad food.Surprising because we usually have great meals there.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for a date night

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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day. Menu choices for the price of $70.00 per person. Choices were great. Starter...Entree...Dessert. Notwithstanding the waiter that possessed zero personality, he delivered awesome food.I shall return even if Mr No Personality is serving.

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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

I really wanted to love this place, but the food was mediocre. My halibut coated in potato was bland and the lump crab on top was maybe a teaspoon full. My Thai coconut chicken soup was rich and creamy and my favorite part of the meal. The creme' brûlée was also a tasteless letdown. I tasted my husband's Buttermilk pie which is their signature dessert. All I can say is I don't get it. Not sure we will go back.

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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was wonderful especially the Halibut. Desserts are always superb. Great Valentine meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Off the hook! Food, service, setting outstanding! Highly recommend.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I always enjoy coming to Napa. I appreciate the courtesy and wonderful service received. I met the owner, Glenda, and she is enjoyable to talk with plus being so excited about her restaurant and bringing excellence to her clientele. It is my favorite restaurant in Memphis.
G Rice

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined 5 days ago

One of the best places in Memphis for a great lunch. Good food and service in a nice setting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined 5 days ago

The halibut special was delicious. The rosemary bread was good. Waiter was professional and friendly. The sweet buttermilk pie was amazing.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great restaurant. They also have at least one private dining room. It looked really cozy. I might book that the next time. We will be returning!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very good food. Had the tuna and found it to contain a little more gristle than usual, but still quite good, and the sauce and pilaf were excellent. Service not quite up to par, but as far as I could tell it was only our server, and she may have been a bit new to the game. Adequate, but not outstanding

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and great service !!!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food delicious but serving skimpy,I.e. Scallops at 30$ only had 3 scallops on plate. Seasons 52 has a much more generous deal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great and overall a good experience, but tables were too close together which makes personal conversation difficult.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Beautiful quiet restaurant. Food was very good, we were able to talk and hear each other without shouting over music. Just a quality settting for conversation. Our server was polite and gave us time to visit . All except one in our group were first time guests. Definitely will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful meal. Great service. Fun night with wife and friends!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was fantastic.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best tuna dish I have ever had!!!! Great service. They were out of Jack Daniels and the Pinot Grigio (by the glass - only one selection).

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food great, as was service. Highly recommend. Lovely atmosphere where you can actually have a conversation without shouting over the noise in the restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding food in a comfortable setting. Napa Cafe had some very nice seasonal menu items. I had the chicken which was amazing. The risotto was my absolute favorite. My husband had the halibut special and enjoyed it. The buttermilk pie and pecan praline ice cream pie were also noteworthy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had dinner there on New Years Eve and it was fantastic! Prefix menu and it was really delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great meal. Preset New Year Eve menu

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We made reservation for the wine cellar but was placed in another one. Didn’t really care for the other cellar.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is a beautiful restaurant that I heard so many good things about. My daughter and I had lunch there. While the food was fantastic, Napa Cafe didn't have the attentive, personable service that busy Friday at lunch that makes one recommend it as an excellent restaurant.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our experience at Napa cafe was divine. We celebrated a birthday and were surprised with the wine cellar private room. Jan made excellent food and wine recommendations.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a noon reservation and due to holiday parties it was overcrowded and we had to wait 20 minutes for our table. Not pleased. HOWEVER once table ready hostess made sure we had
Immediate service and food came out quickly. Her attitude helped immensely and we were able to meet deadline to return to work.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had an amazing holiday dinner / girls' night out on Monday night. The food was incredible - from appetizers (try the soups and the wedge salad) to the tasty entrees to the dessert (OMG - leave room for dessert!) We had fabulous service and just enjoyed the cozy atmosphere! Going back this week for lunch! Such a local gem!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We celebrated my sweetie's birthday at Napa Cafe and it was a wonderful experience! Our service was phenomenal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food here is simply wonderful. I had the lamb tenderloin special and it was fantastic, as were the lentil and sausage soup with homemade bread. The scallop entree which is a standard was also delicious. The entree portions are not massive, but certainly large enough. The staff is also very friendly. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. I went for my birthday and they added some festive decoration to the table as well as printing Happy Birthday on the menu. However, at the price point for this restaurant I would expect a patron should get a small dessert or a glass of wine on the house. This is standard at similar restaurants. However, I do recommend for foodies and anyone that likes a well prepared meal. I suspect the kitchen could easily accommodate a vegetarian or vegan.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As always, Jan is superb as our server, and the food is consistent and excellent. It is one of our favorite spots to dine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was pleasant and efficient. Menu lacks creativity; food was below average.

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Loved our meal here! Soup of the day was superb. Halibut specia was filet wrapped in potato with sublime sauce and was out of this world! Filet mignon was a little underseasoned but that was the only flaw. Service was excellent and loved the cozy ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food- very accommodating for people with shellfish allergies!
Great server- hospitable, knowledgeable

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very nice and quiet and service was excellent. Food was delicious. I’ll be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had a rare date night, have three kids, dinner and wanted something different in the area. Had heard good things about this spot and it was better than expected. Ambiance was casual, server was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, and the food outstanding! We ordered a half bottle of Pinot noir, Patricia Green, and was fantastic! The bread, the appetizer of duck confit, my filet, and my wife’s pork chop was cooked and presented with perfection! We will be back hopefully sooner than later.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Monday night dinner with wife. It had been a long long time since we had been there. Great atmosphere. Parking on that night was easy. All the staff were exceptionally friendly and outgoing. It was nice to meet the owner.

We both had the tuna which we both liked. I had butternut squash soup which was very good along with a grilled romaine salad.

Waiter was very knowledgeable- obviously very experienced and made you feel he genuinely cared.

Prices were very reasonable. Just about every entree was under $30.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My husband received a gift certificate to Napa Cafe & we decided to cash it in. We are so glad we did! We now have a new favorite restaurant! The restaurant was quiet...could actually carry on a conversation. The ambiance was very nice for a date...we were seated in a quiet little romantic room that was so cozy. However, the set up in the room was awkward for the waiter (he had to constantly bend over to keep from hitting his head on the lights). The waiter could not have been better...professional, personal, knowledgeable & provided excellent service. We split a bottle of the restaurant's own wine & it was just perfect. My husband's steak was cooked to perfection as was my fish. The Sweet Buttermilk Pie was to die for. We cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food! Awesome service! And they gave us the wine cellar!!! Very impressed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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