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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for a Date (11)
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Casual (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Tapas (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 17, 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 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 13, 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 4, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 29, 2017

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

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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 16, 2017

Megan great server. Manager Lombardo very personable and accommodating.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 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 2, 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 2, 2017

Way too loud could not have a conversation.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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 (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 12, 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 29, 2017

Great experience , great restaurant and great service

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food. Great service!

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·Dined on October 8, 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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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 8, 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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·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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·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We love Napa Valley Bistro. The service is always on the ball and the food is comparable to the finest restaurants in the Napa Valley. We make NVBistro a regular stop for us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious food and wine. We were seated right away. Did not feel rushed in any way to finish our meal. We had a young waiter who was not the most knowledgeable about the wine however he had a good sense of humor and rolled with it very well. Fun evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent as always; delicious food taste and presentation, good value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Wow, very pleased with this choice for lunch! We found Napa Valley Bistro on Open Table and went over for a quick lunch. The food was fantastic: we started with the Empanada's--huge flavor, not over the top spicy. We followed that with the sandwich special which was a grilled heirloom tomato, bacon, manchego cheese on Sour Dough. Fantastic meal. The server was excellent, and friendly. We highly recommend the Napa Valley Bistro for foodies and hungry people, portions were large (wife and I shared our plates).

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I booked this restaurant based on previous Yelpers reviews and I was not disappointed.
We had an attentive waiter who told us the specials for the day (wish I took his hints) and
gave us excellent service.

The restaurant is located in Downtown Napa. It is classy, clean and the menu offers
many options. The waffle and chicken special was divine, unlike the crab hash. It was
sort of tasteless, although the crab was fresh and not canned. One guest enjoyed
the steak/egg combination. Another devoured the beef burger, stating over and over
again how juicy it was.

I would recommend this restaurant, excellent!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Turned out to be a great find! Very good value for the quality of food especially in Napa Valley where restaurant prices can get very high quickly! We would eat there again and recommend it to friends. The only downfall would be the acoustics in the restaurant make for a loud dinner, especially if there are groups.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wow! Everything we had was delicious. I had a half order of the dungenous crab Louis and my husband had the lamb burger with house made potato chips. Excellent! And nice to have the option of half - order sizes for all the salads. I especially liked the cider from England- tasted like a dry champagne. We are returning as soon as we can find a mutual date with our friends. The only minus is that I really don't like bench seating along the wall that many of these new restaurants have. I would prefer to sit in a real chair.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

a gastronomic experience that we cannot wait to try again! super fresh and delicious. the watermelon and burrata salad was such a twist of flavors that went together so interestingly. the crab cakes were moist with a seasonal infusion of sweet corn. the scallops are always one of my favorites and my hubby's pork chop with the scalloped sweet potato and potato au gratin were outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Loud construction going on outside. Overall okay but would try another place before going back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Spring rolls and crab cake were outstanding. The flatbread and beet salad were good. Server was fair, she brought our food and beverages, she appeared either tired or annoyed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This is our go to favorite. Everything is always perfect and the hospitality is always spot on. This time the St Louis Ribs and the Kobe flat iron steak were the main attractions. We always get the sweet potato fries because they're simply the best in the valley! Crispy and delicious! Oh and start off with the calamari. And the Goosecross rose.... Okay, everything is wonderful.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Good food. No liquor so only beer, wine or soju. Great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Nice little neighborhood restaurant. Food was good not great. Service was good.

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