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Date
Mon, 5/21
Time
9:30 PM
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Napa Valley Bistro

4.4
827 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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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
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Phone number
(707) 666-2383
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bernardo Ayala
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Street parking is generally readily available, but we are also surrounded by several public parking lots that require no payment.
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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!
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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!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 827 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I was meeting friends from Canada for dinner on their first night in California and I had never eaten here before, so was just chancing that it would be a good experience! We were all very happy with our food! Bi had the chicken which was delish! I will go back again!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

It was okay wasn’t wowed at all. Similar to diner food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food and a great place to take my wife of 22 years!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have been here four other times and enjoyed the food and service a lot. However this experience was pretty bad. Service was slow and disorganized. We had eggs Benedict on a crab and lobster cake. The cake was very thin, overcooked and no lobster taste at all. The eggs were totally over cooked and hard. We sent them all back and they did re poach the eggs satisfactorily. We ordered a $9 side of jalapeño cornbread which came as two small slices which were less than a quarter inch thick, no hint of jalapeño and literally burned on top. I can't believe they even served it!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very enjoyable experience at Napa Valley Bistro. Brunch was delicious! Serve was spot on.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We found this restaurant on OpenTable. We went there for Mother’s Day brunch and I must say when we got there we were seated right away. The food was great and the services was great. I would recommend this restaurant and I think the price is right. I will for sure be back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent as always - menu selections, food presentation and taste, and service.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything was amazing!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was impeccable from beginning to end! The riesling was light, fruity scented with a crisp dry finish. The clam chowder was the best I've ever had, so creamy, full of clams with scallions and this beautiful oil that added such depth to the flavor! My husband's filet was tender and perfectly cooked, my halibut was very good but I loved the hash that came with it more!! The berry cobbler is a must try! We definitely enjoyed ourselves!!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This was our second time here. We had a variety of items ordered from halibut to salads. Everyone enjoyed their choices and we all felt the value was good for the food and size was just right. Service was a little slow and we kept hearing how busy they had been all day, guess word is catching on about this place!! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The bistro is very well located in the downtown Napa area. Food was very good quality. The soup of the day was a mushroom soup and obviously was homemade the same day. Excellent. The entrees were reasonably priced in the $20.00 range and a good value for the cost. Wait staff were very conscientious and diligent in their behaviors. enjoyed the casual atmosphere. Stayed about 2 hours over a long lunch and was not hassled in the least as to how long we stayed. Very nice!

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Staff was friendly, gave us time to relax and make food choices. Food was good. I had the grilled veggie sandwich and my husband had the lamb burger. Both were prepared to order and delicious. Plan to return.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The spring rolls were awesome! The crab tacos were great, the orecchiette pasta dish was just ok -too much oil and the asparagus was overcooked but tasted fine. Service was good. We've been before and will be back again!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

My daughter and I were in Napa for a 'girls getaway and spa day', so decided to have lunch here. The waitress was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. Had Crab Tacos at her recommendation, and we were pleasantly surprised. My entrée was Scallops on a bed of corn risotto... delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We enjoyed our whole experience at Napa Valley Bistro. We could not believe how quickly our food came and felt the restaurants food, service and noise level rated high marks with the six of us.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Service was unapologetically bad. It’s usually great. It essentially ruined our meal.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Sexiversary. It was pleasant but too much sauce on the special. Too creamy and overwhelmed the dish.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

cheerful staff, good food, street parking fairly easy (Tuesday evening in April). Some of the tabes are quite close together, but they will try to accommodate if that's not your style. Everything we ordered was very good, the sea bass cakes were especially good. Not very loud, so easy to hear dinner conversation. This restaurant if on the short list for our next visit, usually every 12-18 months.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Bistro is my go-to when I want fabulous food and excellent service.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great waitress. Don't drink the "gin". Food okay. Very loud. Go there on a weeknight.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always a great meal ~. We tell everyone!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This restaurant has the potential to be great but the staff was overwhelmed with a full restaurant and comes up short. It felt understaffed and clumsy. The menu has some interesting options as well as standard favorites. We ordered the shrimp appetizer which was spicy and flavorful but the shrimp was over cooked. I opted for the special, a short rib which was very tender but also under seasoned, and could have used more au jus, my dating companion ordered the fried chicken which he described as under seasoned and overly breaded. Overall the restaurant left us underwhelmed.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch with the family!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We love visiting Napa Valley Bistro when we are in Napa - it has been our favorite place. However, this time, the experience was not up to their usual standards.

The waitress must have been new, and was not as attentive as normal. In fact, one of the waitresses who has served us in the past, seemed to recognize this and checked on us twice. In fact, she's the one who took my credit card for me.

I understand turnover in the restaurant business, and you'd think on a Saturday night, they'd want to move people "out" quickly. We had been waiting around 10 minutes to pay and leave.

The food was very delicious, as usual, except for two things: 1) The bread before dinner was not fresh, like it normally is. 2) My meal, the Flat Iron steak, was very small.

However, we love the place, so we'll be back again next time, and hopefully have a better experience.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

In the middle of the town of Napa but just off the beaten path. Amazing food, varied local and regional wine list, friendly service, and a go-back kind of place.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food! Loved the veggie spring rolls, and the orchiette pasta was bursting with flavor.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Overall really good experience. Everyone's food was great, service was great, ambiance was great. I was complimented by my co workers for the choice of restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The staff here were amazing. We had a genuinely nice server, and bartender/hostess. The meal was pretty good, though my filet had too much sauce with it. Good asparagus. Had an excellent glass of cabernet franc.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We had a delicious dinner at the Napa Valley Bistro. The vegetable beef soup was excellent as well as the fish and chips and mac and cheese. They have a nice selection of comfort food for a rainy evening.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service was ok. Didn't get any bread with our meal, missed that. Two or the gals ordered breakfast entrees and no toast or English muffins were included. The service was brisk and very impersonal. Got a dessert but no plate under the ice cream dish to rest a spoon.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Excellent food and service. I will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

One of our regular go tos... Good food, great staff, no corkage for locals. Sunday brunch is fabulous

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great value. No corkage fee on first bottle of wine!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Came for lunch and was quite pleased. Soup of the day was excellent, salads are popular here and HUGE. Nicely executed, too, but be prepared to share or take leftover salad away! Lamb burger was delicious; bun held together and housemade chips were sensational. Only flaw was fried chicken: one piece was larger/thicker than the other and was undercooked. Other piece was fine, good batter crispness. Sides to chicken were executed perfectly. Service was very good. Vibe is friendly, casual, but decor is more upscale than Fume Bistro: here it's white tableclothes, less crowding, even tho prices are similar.

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