Napa Valley Bistro

4.6
1430 Reviews
$30 and under
American
OUR NEWLY EXPANDED OUTDOOR DINING AREA IS READY FOR YOUR SOCIALLY DISTANT DINING EXPERIENCE!!!

Due to limited seating, we offer a grace period of 15 minutes. If you arrive after the 15-minute grace period, you may be placed on the wait list, simply to be fair to all guests.

At Napa Valley Bistro we strive to meet your needs by offering great food and service while promoting our basic beliefs: local, sustainable, organic...
AND AFFORDABLE! Our food is elevated bistro-style American cuisine, and our wine list compliments our menu by focusing on Napa Valley vintners.

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
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

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Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM
Wed - Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was amazing, but I had to eat my meal fast because sitting outside it was getting cold. I wish there was a way to keep the plates hot outside

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MilunaF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a pretty little bistro with outdoor tables and heat lamps tastefully situated. The entrees were very, very good. They have a nice adult beverage and wine selection. Our server could not have been more friendly and accommodating.

We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maria was our server and she was outstanding. Took our experience to another level. Thank you Maria

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vipWineLover
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Just glad we were able to get out for lunch with all the restrictions. The restaurant was doing everything they could to provide outdoor dining in December. Thanks and good luck making it through the States restrictions.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing! I definitely recommend brunch! Will definitely be coming back for dinner.

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vipkatk
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very friendly. Cute setup for outdoor dining. Delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Zero complaints. Everything was delicious, well made, service was great. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was PHENOMENAL!!

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vipKatieT
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely outdoor dining experience. They had heaters which were moved around to aid in keeping diners warm. (I would recommend they purchase a couple more though to accommodate the whole space).

Our server was wonderful. Friendly and on top of things.

The food was good. What you expect for the Napa area and the price tag. The butternut squash risotto was a highlight and surprisingly light for a risotto.

Been here for brunch on a separate occasion which was delicious as well.

Would recommend to anyone interested in their menu.

MF
vipMichaelFortLauderdale
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coy and Maria were the best servers. The food was delicious.

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PeterR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just chose this place for brunch from opentable on the way out of town with our wives and we all loved it.

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jessicawanders
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Adequate but unremarkable food. The service was a bit awkward. The table beside us was awful - kids old enough to know better than to be yelling and carrying on. Parents who were oblivious or actively answering phone calls while one kid couldn’t stop yelling how he only wanted deviled eggs (not on the menu!). Not the restaurant’s fault, but it does seem to draw the opposite of what we are looking for in Napa dining.

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Terri
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! The service was outstanding and the food excellent. They are doing a great job letting their patrons safe in this crazy Covid time.

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DianeG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!!

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vipwildcat
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The reservations were for outdoor dining but they set us sit inside. Everyone was quite happy with their dinner choices. A great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our sever clearly did not care about us.

JH
JohnH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Been coming here for years and I have never once left disappointed.

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SusanE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Come to Napa to visit once a year and Napa Bistro is always a must for dinner usually more then once diring our stay here

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vipRuby
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt super safe. The staff wore masks and I saw the manager disinfecting tables between customers. They have a nice “covid-outdoor” seating. I would go again.

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ColemanFam6
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time here and we enjoyed both our food and service. Pedro was our server and I had the halibut the first time we visited. I loved it so much and wanted to order again but found out it was no longer on the menu. Pedro was so kind and went out of his way to ask the chef which I did not ask him to even do...but he did and they were able to make it for me! I was thrilled. We tried the calamari which was slightly bland but good, the sea bass cakes and my husband had the rib eye special which was so good too! We tried dessert and shared the butterscotch pudding. This has become one of our favorite spots for a date night. Highly recommend this place. We want to try the brunch someday. Service is awesome, everyone is very nice:) thank you!

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LindseyF
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Napa Valley Bistro is my go-to spot when family and friends visit from out of town. Chef Bernardo's dishes are all exquisite and refined, yet exceedingly approachable. Get the fish tacos!

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DebbieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very polite and welcoming staff, delicious food and able to enjoy a lovely, safe time using outdoor seating during pandemic.

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KenC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was empty so we were intially concerned, but food was excellent. Would definitely return.

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vipMichael
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

FABULOUS FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, MUXIC ACROSS THE STREET WAS A LITTLE LOUD BUT ALL IN ALL A REALLY FUN TIME.

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Eric
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our reservation was for 7pm on a Saturday and we were seated upon arrival. The table was outside as we requested and a good band was playing, ambiance was good. There was no table cloth on the table and waiter did not provide one until well within our mealtime. He could have at least offered a place mat for us. We noticed a few other tables did not have table cloths. The establishment was out of beet salad and halibut, both of which is why my wife and I visited the Bistro. It took 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive after ordering. The soup, salad and appetizer were brought to us at the same time. My wife had pasta, which had little garlic, but was edible. I had the pork chop, which was not edible. Overcooked and hard as a hockey puck. The establishment did not charge us for the port chop entree. We enjoyed the ambiance and band, but the food and service was sub-par.

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SusanC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful gem. I had family in town and we wanted to go out for dinner. The menu has something for everyone. My grandson and son in law both had their special Mac and cheese and almost licked the bowls. Others had the Surf/turf, delicious and the scallops. The food was fresh and delicious with serving size just right.
A lovely experience, give them a try.

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vipIrisInTheSun
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful waitress! Excellent homemade bread.

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vipStevieB
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a party of 3 celebrating a friend’s birthday. Lovely outside seating & great food.

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vipClaire
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special Napa gem...make it part of your visit to wine country. You will be delighted!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and looking forward to going there again. Vanessa took good care of us.

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Rubyv
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

REMY,GABY AND HER SISTER ARE SUCH SWEET HEARTS! HAD A GREAT TIME

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a Saturday night and there was live music being played across the street that got pretty loud and distracting at times. Service was wonderful, food was great. One thing that’s kind of silly, but still bugged me a little. We were the only table without linens. It took away from the fine dining bistro experience just a bit. We’d still go back though!

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JimM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernardo is not only personable but his food is incredible! Clay was excellent and really helped make our night great! Great discovery for us, we will be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Date night here, the food was great and there was live music!

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viproxyreviews
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I am a hospitality professional (hotels) and have enjoyed 30+ years welcoming visitors to my hometown. I not only check-in/check-out guests but frequently play concierge when they have no plans for dining. I was a guest at NV Bistro for the first time early 2018 and I was so impressed with everything: the ambience, menu, service - it was all top notch. So when my birthday came around on the 15th of this month I wanted to have dinner at NV Bistro, as I have recommended it many many times and booked tables for guests over the last two years. Never once did a single person come back and tell me my recommendation was a bad one.

That being said, I was very disappointed. I booked my table via this site, and clicked on 'BIRTHDAY' the area asking what sort of occasion it was. Upon arrival we stood in the doorway for a couple of minutes before being greeted. The place was not busy, so it was immediately a turn off not to be greeted right away. We had selected outdoor seating so when we followed the greeter back outside we weren't seated; we were told to pick anywhere. The outdoor seating wasn't terrible, except for when the sun was setting. For about 10-15 minutes it was impossible to see anything for the person looking west (me). I had to ask my server if she could open an umbrella that was a couple tables over to block the sun. The fish & chips I ordered was just okay, nothing special to write about, other than I could have got the same thing for about $10 less and wouldn't have been obligated leave a tip. Usually when someone mentions it's their birthday when they make a reservation it is acknowledged. Not the case. I was just happy to be out spending time with my husband but the whole dinner was a let down, leaving me reluctant to sent guests here in the future :(

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susiew
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was really great, attentive and pleasant. The food was great although maybe a little pricey but its Napa.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menus , superb chef!

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EAHNapa
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the restaurant! Always delicious seasonal and fresh. Little misunderstanding with our appetizer but they made it right. Will be back again soon.

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Mikeluvs2eat
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed my experience..I will go back again..Can't really give 5 stars until I see if the consistency is there..Next time..Mike Ledesma

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vipClaire
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It is a hidden gem in downtown Napa. Clay, the manager, is so great. He’s always involved, helps in every way, and has a great and caring personality. The food is and has always been fabulous! The staff is friendly, attentive and engaged. Go, and you will be hooked, like we are. We are devotees to this place, and hope you give it a try.
Claire & Howard

FAQs

Napa Valley Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 666-2383.

Napa Valley Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 1430 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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