Napkins Bar and Grill

4.3
350 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Napkins Bar + Grill, situated in the heart of downtown Napa offers a straightforward yet sophisticated menu of American cuisine with a global influence. Come enjoy Napa's favorite happy hour in our bar, bring friends for lunch and dinner in our colorful dining room or enjoy endless mimosas on the patio for brunch. Our seasonally inspired, and locally sourced menu offers something for everyone - pair your meal with a glass from our extensive wine list or a signature cocktail from our full bar.
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Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good bar food with some interesting variations

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. The salmon tostada was AMAZING!

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I’d wipe my butt with these napkins lol! We waited an hour to get seated even with our open table reservations. The owner was nice and comped our entire meal. Their wait staff just needs to be way more timely! Also they got one of our orders wrong on top of all that

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, great service and nice ambiance

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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J
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service & ambience was good but just OK food for the price.

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L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Very nice dining experience for me and my goddaughter, and we loved the fact that we didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for food and parking!! The parking garage was close by and free!!

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SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food timely service! We will be back

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Husband and i decided to come here for restaurant week. Food is delicious (guacamole, chickenwing, cornbread, pork etc) and the service is even better. Erica was our waitress and she was awesome!

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LK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server, Arianna, was delightful and made a good experience even better! Kudos to her.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were extremely lucky to get a table ANYWHERE on a busy event night in Napa. The staff here were spectacular, and very kind to our two youngest members (ages 5 and 7). The food was not bad — over-reliant on hot pepper in the shrimp pasta dish and on balsamic vinegar in the vegetarian lasagne, maybe because alcohol dulls the taste buds, and demands bolder flavors, and they know their market? Perfect location. I’d like to go back hungrier and try the steak or burger dishes.

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LM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gluten Free options, high quality, clean meats. Always a WIN in our book!

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GH
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy!! Love coming here for brunch and the bottomless mimosas/Bellinis. Food was great! Service was great. Live music was Great!! See you again soon.

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EC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are locals and hadn't been here for a while. We'd forgotten about the great food, good value, and really warm service. We'll be back soon!

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G
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Girls get together night. Food pretty good. Would try again. Nice location. Very nice service on a not so busy Friday night.

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GH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

This is our go to spot for a nice relaxing lunch or brunch. Today the service and food were terrible. As soon as we mentioned to the waitress that our food was over cooked, she never came back to our table to check on us or offer us water. Will make sure not to sit in her section next time.

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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Avoid it, horrible place, disgusting food and drinks and very bad service

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our New Years Eve dinner

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HM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is amazing, staff is kind as well & we look forward to returning

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ED
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my first visit to Napkins but my first football Sunday. OK, so I wasn't able to sit at the bar but what a nice mash up of locals, families, singles (that would be me), and couples enjoying live music (including some sporatic singing along) and football.

I'm a fan of their Bloody Mary's and my request for a breadless sandwich and seasonal veggie (roasted carrots and sprouts left me wanting to order one to go to take back to my hotel) wasn't an issue. Thanks Anjoli.

Looks like I'll be back late April!

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MN
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal! Took friends here for their first time before a concert at the Uptown Theatre. Got right in at our reservation time. Will definitely be back!

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San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I like the casual atmosphere, moderate prices, full bar, and decent food. Everything is pretty good, except our service was very slow on this evening... like our server went on break and forgot to tell someone to helps us while she was off.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were drawn to Napkins to the pork chops listed on the online menu. When we arrived, it was still brunch time on a Saturday. The waitress arranged for my husband to have the pork chops anyway. In the end, he said all pork chops going forward will be judged next to the meal he had at Napkins. From the chop, done perfectly to the roasted vegetables to the garlic potatoes, he was thrilled and enjoyed every bite! High praise from my husband! I thoroughly enjoyed the brisket sandwich. Its flavor was way above what was expected. So in the end, we were both thrilled! Service was wonderful and the food excellent.

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KS
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Napkins is a great place. It's in a great location, the food is excellent and the staff is great! The music performed by Brian Couch was awesome! Doug Houser is also a great performer. The happy hour is a must. The food is great and so are the prices.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was attentive. Food was fresh and delicious.

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m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice server very attentive

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 2ambience 3

I got sick right after eating here, and waiters aren’t as attentive as they should be. And it wasn’t even busy.

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RA
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant cancelled our reservation so we did not dine there. I reported it to OpenTable and I’ve heard from Erica.

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MP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Our food took a really long time and our waiter was just okay.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful restaurant with nice menu variety. We had reservations which ensured no wait time. Will return.

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M
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

In my opinion, this place is best for lunch or to watch a game on TV. The wine list is good and the food was good but way overpriced for the type of restaurant it is. A solid yes for way casual.

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r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great location in downtown Napa and the service was excellent!

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MC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two for a pre theater dinner that turned out wonderful. I recommend Thursday as the corkage fee is waived. Both dinners were outstanding, very plentiful and presented well. We loved the use of very fresh arugula on salads and sandwiches. I have to mention the extradinary Corn Bread. If you go order it.

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IV
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our waiter had some hefty B.O. took away from the experience.

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DT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food is just ok, nothing great. And seriously, Orange Sherbet on the dessert menu?? And my daughters fried chicken sandwich came with mixed greens - very unimaginative

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J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Napkins never disappoints. My honey had the ham and cheese sandwich which was different than the one he ordered a couple weeks ago. He said they were equally scrumptious. I went for the brisket sandwich and got the soup of the day which was a yummy artichoke. It’s become one of our local “go to’s”.

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RN
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Good casual food. Poor inattentive service. No atmosphere. Basically just a bar hat serves food.

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FF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with eclectic eats. The staff were attentive and the chef was great.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal.... fish tostada and drinks! Ricardo great waiter!

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k
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place in downtown Napa, very casual and friendly staff. The restaurant is a bit dark but fine for us. Our meals were very good (Habanero Chicken & Fried Chicken sandwich). The price was great for the meal we received and we would definitely eat here again when we visit Napa.

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