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About Napa Valley Bistro

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.

975 Clinton Street
Napa, CA 94559
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Tue-Sa 11:30am-5:00pm
Brunch: Sun 10:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Tue-Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: Fri-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: Sun 2:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 666-2383

Website:
http://www.napavalleybistro.com/

Entertainment:
Join us every Tuesday through Friday from 3:00-6:00 for Happy Hour at our bar. Enjoy small plates and drink specials with your friends and co-workers!

Catering:
Between your vision and our Chef"s culinary creativity, we can help make your event a tasty one. Please call us for details about our catering options.

Parking Details:
Street parking is generally readily available, but we are also surrounded by several public parking lots that require no payment.

Executive Chef:
Bernardo Ayala

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We feature a neighboring winery for dinner every second Tuesday of the month. Whether it is a four course meal with wine pairings or a special entrée paired with a specific glass of wine, we invite you to indulge with us and experience all that Napa Valley has to offer!

Napa Valley Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (9)
Good for a Date (9)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Authentic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service! Went for my son’s birthday and was happy how kid/family friendly the restaurant is.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

I took my mother there for lunch because she was craving Scallops.
She loved their seared Scallops!!!
She also loved the Calamari, and the Fish & Chips, substituting sweet potato fries instead of the regular "chips"
I had the Prime Rib Wrap. It was huge!!! and very tasty, served with house made, kettle potato chips. Next time, no bell pepper for me (personal preference)
The butterscotch pudding was okay.
The iced tea was fresh brewed, not the instant stuff out of a soda machine.
The food was very good, and we look forward to returning and trying all of the other menu items.
The best part of all, was the server.
She !!!
was !!!
incredible !!!
I wish I could remember her name.
It was so refreshing to have a server that anticipated your every need.
It's been years since we've received such wonderful service.
She was very knowledgeable of the menu and how everything was prepared.
I don't think we were able to stump her with any of our questions.
Kudos to the Chef and kitchen staff, and to the Front of House Manager for having such a superb serving staff.
We truly enjoyed our lunch, even with the temporary construction projects happening just outside the door. It's going to look nice when they finish.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a lovely dinner here! Our waitress was great- very friendly and made great recommendations. We all ordered very different entrees and we all enjoyed them very much- definitely recommend!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a wonderful meal and the service is spot on. This is a fun and friendly environment and the staff very nice.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent meals, attentive service, definitely we will return the next time we're in the area

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great appetizers. Caesar salad was good. Salmon just 'ok'. Fried chicken and Foley Mignon very good. Beignets disappointing (stuffed donut holes) and overpriced. Service was good though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very good delish

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Napa Valley Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants We are monthly regulars and love the food and enjoy the service!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We brought dear friends to the restaurant because we like the food and the casual friendly ambience. The food was very good as always and the service was excellent. Our waitress was very good and has fun while making the experience enjoyable for patrons.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was out quickly. Michael was our waiter. He was very friendly and did a good job :-)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Napa Valley Bistro is one of our favorite local restaurants. The food is perfectly fresh and preparations are delicious. The service is so personable we feel perfectly comfortable there. We brought two bottles of older wine, and when one turned out to be bad, John L. re-bottled it and opened the other without missing a beat. No corkage fee on the first bottle.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quick Bite, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

They evidently didn't check us in so I had to send an email correction to Open Table that I showed up.
Their brunch is only on Sundays - would be nice if it was the whole weekend.
The salad/ahi was very good, but the bread of our Reuben sandwich was obviously burned so it shouldn't have been served to us.
The sandwich was tasty except for the bread, but the meat was more like bacon and I prefer thin slices of corned beef that are easier to eat and more tender.
The wait staff was efficient but not very friendly.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This is a very good restaurant in downtown Napa. Great food and service. Warm friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This was our 2nd time dining here and as always, we enjoyed it. It's location is off the beaten path from the main street and not a lot of foot traffic in the area at night. The staff has always been welcoming and friendly.

Hubby had the filet mignon which was nice and tender, very tasty. I tried the scallops which was cooked perfectly and very tender. It's another place we like to return to dine at when we're visiting Napa which isn't too often.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Vanessa makes everyone feel at home. Our meal was delightful and delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Just a wonderful experience. Nice to have a place in Napa for a good meal with nice ambiance without dropping. $100/person.

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 (Baja California)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Sever called me “hon”, slow service, food was good not exceptional, won’t go back. Went for my birthday, thought we would try somewhere else beside Coles Chop House or Anglee's, our go to spots. Never again, will I dine here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went here for new Years eve dinner and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing (I got ribeye and truffle fries and my boyfriend got the short ribs) and the service was pretty amazing. We did have to ask for more water, as for some reason our table kept getting passed over. We also never got any bread and saw that all the tables around us did. The bathrooms were also not very clean and did not smell very pleasant. Other than those minor details, we had a great experience and tremendous food, the no corkage fee was also quite nice. I hope to get here for brunch/lunch sometime.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

All around a very good meal and great service. Will definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed a large family dinner here to celebrate the holidays. The food was excellent and the menu had many options so everyone found something they enjoyed. The crab was spectacular. The service was very helpful but not intrusive.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding food from the delicious apps (empanadas to the Caesar salad) to the dinners (wonderful pork chops and Mac-n-cheese with bacon and the kids ribs dish too). Nice wine :)

Cute place with outstanding service!! We’ll be back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants! Excellent cuisine, atmosphere, and the service is so attentive. We love that they offer special holiday menus. We definitely recommend this restaurant and will continue going there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Megan great server. Manager Lombardo very personable and accommodating.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Came here for lunch last week and the service and food was great. Came tonight for dinner and it seemed they were short staffed as our table suffered with slow service and cold food. Neither the Manager nor our server came by to check on me once they replaced the cold part of my dish.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent dinning experience. We will return to this restaurant soon.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always enjoy NVB at the end of our wine country day, as the food is always great, the service is always great and the noise level is just right. I love how inventive their wine list is; their wines by the glass are terrific and they always have new wines to try (and love). The staff is terrific and the timing of their service is great. Parking is easy because it's not quite in the craziness of the other shops and restaurants "downtown".

PS The Wine Tasting shop across the street is also terrific.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were looking for something last minute and stumbled into the Napa Valley Bistro. What a fantastic find. Service was great, the people and food were amazing. A must do! We’ll go back before vacation is over.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Way too loud could not have a conversation.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing food - seriously amazing! Ahi was perfect - salmon was cooked just right - and risotto hit the spot. Exceeded expectation!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Friendly. Great prices. Nice menu. Delicious food. Nice atmosphere...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good. Service was good. It's an open room so noise level was high. Would recommend though

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Lots of kids—not as unpleasant as one would have assumed. Really nice waitress. Great value.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great experience , great restaurant and great service

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food. Great service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was a great find! We were visiting from out of town and when I was researching some restaurants for my anniversary dinner I found their menu on line and was excited to go try it. Then a local person working at Viansa, said that she and her father love this place. We went and were not disappointed. Great tasting food, creative presentation and warm atmosphere. The staff was attentive and the owner or manager was engaging with the patrons making sure they were well taken care of as I am sure you will be as well. We had to evacuate the next night due to the fire but will make sure we come back soon to help support this little restaurant and it's community.

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were very disappointed with our dining experience at the Bistro. Though we were seated right away at our reservation time, our table for six was a folding table hidden by a tablecloth but with very awkwardly placed table legs. Both the white and red sangria drink specials were watery and weak. Those in our group who ordered steak were disappointed in the quality. My husband ordered a seasonal chicken and dumpling entree but was served a different chicken dish and when he questioned it had a waiter who argued with him about what it was. The restaurant was very loud and made conversation at our table challenging. We declined dessert because we were so ready to leave.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We rate Napa Valley Bistro as consistently excellent in food and service. This time we were there on the first evening of their Octoberfest menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

My fish was FANTASTIC ! Don't have time for a lengthy review here, but I'm quite a food snob and this meal was delicious. Nice job chef !

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fun place. Good was really good. It was a Sunday morning so maybe that's why staff was a little slow. But I'll go back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was tasty, well prepared & presented.
Chef Bernardo certainly has his pulse on his market.
Most diners seem to be local, further testimony to excellence of restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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