Had dinner for 4 planned. Overall food was good. One beef dish was overdone. Service was a bit spotty but I think they may have been understaffed that eve. Would return.
Excellent food and service. I will be back.
This is one of those restaurants that is always good and always reliable. The menu is interesting, and has something for everyone. There are some relatively simple items on the menu, and also some that are more "interesting". Over the years I have eaten here on numerous occasions, and have never had a bad meal. Quite the contrary, everything that I have eaten here, and people at my table have eaten, has been good. Service is attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The restaurant is especially good for conversation or, in my case, a senior relative who doesn't hear well in noisy locales. Very good, reliable food in a pleasant setting.
Great value. No corkage fee on first bottle of wine!
We loved the staff here! They were all so helpful and accommodating. The spring rolls were delicious, as was the reuben sandwich and the fish cake. We will definitely return.
The food selections were very good, as was the quality of the dishes we ordered. They only have a beer and wine license, but do make cocktails with a Japanese liquor and they were pretty good! The service was a bit slow, but possibly a second time might find the service to be better.
The menu is very creative, and the wine list is nice. But my airline chicken, albeit tasty, was dry and there wasn't much of it! The apple crumble dessert was disappointing due to small portions for quite a price.
Lights were to bright for a 7 pm dinner. Food was good.
Napa Valley Bistro was not what I expected. We waited 30 minutes past our reservation time, the environment was very loud, hot and by the time we were seated we just weren't enjoying the experience. All that considered, if the food had been great --- the night could have been salvaged, sadly the food was OK at best and just wasn't anything great. I would not return based on many other better places in the area.
Our favorite Napa place to eat! Any time we have out of town guests that is where we take them.
In addition to having a wonderful dinner - pasta and seafood favorites, the restaurant manager actually chased us down on the sidewalk after our meal to personally deliver the take-home container that I had left on our table! Wonderful service, great food and atmosphere.
Lovely dinner, excellent and attentive service, yummy food, all in all an absolute winner.
Great menu with a good variety of options to suit anyone. Had the Crab Louis salad and it's the best Louis dressing I've ever had. Nicely accompanied by crunchy vegetables and a generous portion of crab. Excellent friendly service, nice atmosphere and easy parking.
I just wish I lived closer so I could dine here more often!
Great food and service! Went for my son’s birthday and was happy how kid/family friendly the restaurant is.
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.
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.
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!
Had a wonderful meal and the service is spot on. This is a fun and friendly environment and the staff very nice.
Excellent meals, attentive service, definitely we will return the next time we're in the area
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.
Very good delish
Napa Valley Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants We are monthly regulars and love the food and enjoy the service!
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.
Service was excellent. Food was out quickly. Michael was our waiter. He was very friendly and did a good job :-)
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.
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.
This is a very good restaurant in downtown Napa. Great food and service. Warm friendly atmosphere.
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.
Vanessa makes everyone feel at home. Our meal was delightful and delicious.
Just a wonderful experience. Nice to have a place in Napa for a good meal with nice ambiance without dropping. $100/person.
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.
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.
All around a very good meal and great service. Will definitely return.
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.
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!!
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.
Megan great server. Manager Lombardo very personable and accommodating.
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.
Excellent dinning experience. We will return to this restaurant soon.
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.
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.