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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.
Memphis, TN 38117
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
North of Poplar, between Mendenhall and White Station
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For smaller or medium size business luncheons and dinners.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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