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About Angèle Restaurant & Bar
Angèle Restaurant & Bar is an intimate restaurant perched above the Napa River. The 155-seat restaurant is the realization of the Rouas family’s dream to create a refuge that offers delicious French country foods, wines, and occasions for celebration with friends and family. With all-day service within the 80-seat rustic yet elegant dining room and on the 75-seat riverfront terrace, celebration is ongoing.
Together the Rouas family have designed an oasis where a European sensibility of food and wine captures the true essence of joie de vivre.
Napa, CA 94559
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday - 11:30 - 9:00
Friday & Saturday - 11:30 - 10:00
Afternoon Menu daily 3:00 -5:00
$31 to $50
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We have a parking lot right out front, street parking, and a parking garage near us.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Angèle Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
We had classics and they were killer! Cassoulet was a bowlful of love - perfectly cooked white beans with duck leg, boudin blanc, garlic and herbs - a smash hit. Boeuf bourguignon came out deep, dark and caramelized; it tasted like they reduced a barrel of pinot noir down to a quart to make that sauce!
Their wine list is always an adventure as well, showing off local, small-production wines as well as their French counterparts. We started with oysters (oh so fresh!) with lovely mignonette which paired perfectly with the cremant de loire bubbly! For the mains we had the Whetstone Jonboat pinot noir which, with the cassoulet in particular was astonishing.
Do not miss Angele'
We had Valentines dinner here. Dinner was fabulous! Appetizers (escargot) were so yummy, an incredible green , parsley, garlicky sauce. The French onion soup was absolutely loaded. The mushroom risotto & trout almandine were great. The wine prices were very reasonable. Service was special & location was beautiful, walkable & right on the riverfront.
Another superlative dining experience at our favorite restaurant in Napa 5 years running. Every morsel is not only carefully considered, but immensely enjoyed. Fine food that is hearty and not 'precious'. You leave with a full belly and at your leisure. This is a restaurant that appreciates its patrons.
A++++ 5 STARS
The service we had was outstanding. The food was good, but not worth the price. Watch out for the wine list. It shows two prices. We assumed by the glass and by the bottle. It is actually by the glass and by carafe (half bottle). We picked a nice red wine that was $38. When we got the bill it was $76. When I asked the waiter about he he informed me that the wine list price was for a carafe. To say the least I was annoyed. For the meal we had 4 appetizers, one desert we shared, and a bottle of wine. The bill was over $300. The next night we had dinner at The Waterboy in Sacramento with another couple. We had 3 appetizers, 4 meals, 3 deserts, and a bottle of wine. The meal was just over $300 and the food was fantastic! I’ll drive to Sac before coming here again.
Our second time at this restaurant. The food is excellent; for the second time we enjoyed the Boe uf Bourguignon which was excellent. We also enjoyed the Emmer Roasted Chicken-a very good dish but , we thought it overpriced at 45$. The Baby Garden Lettuce salad was delicious as was the Roasted Baby Beet salad. We had an extraordinary Zinfandel from the Napa Valley-2012 Brown Family Rosemary's Block; one of the best Zins I have ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant although pricing is a little high.
Rather bad and disappointing. OK if unremarkable appetizers (country pate and sweetbreads), one good main (beef bourgignon), one terrible main (duck cassoulet, with duck hard as a hockey puck). Amateur service too. We bring a bottle of (very red!) 2000 Left Bank Bordeaux, and they give us tiny white wine glasses, which they then full to the brink? In Napa? Really? We could see from afar that they had appropriate glassware in the bar.
Oh, and the music they play. Boy oh boy. Julio Iglesias was their most contemporary selection. Bizarre experience. I have no idea why this place has good reviews.
Bad food, bad service, horrible ambiance (unless you are into Julio Iglesias, Eros Ramazzotti, and related gems... and of course nothing says French bistro more than Julio Iglesias).
A true Napa Valley institution, Angele has been around for 15 years and consistently delivering one of the best dining experiences in Napa. Amazing French cuisine, seasonally inspired and prepared to perfection, it is a neighborhood gem catering to locals and tourists alike. The service is simply outstanding with a highly trained and professional wait staff, the ambiance is top notch, reminiscent of a cozy French countryside bistro. The location is fantastic, right on the Napa river, close to Napa's hotels with ample easy parking options. Cannot recommend enough!
Always special, we started with oysters, then the wonderful sweetbread appetizer, followed by
the sole, which was excellent, and my husband had the "chicken salad", which was recommended by Javier. He usually loves the steak frites, and the salad with farro and greens was interesting, but he will get the steak when we return again. We tried all flavors of the homemade ice cream, which were fantastic, and the spiced caramel ice cream was over the top.
We always love the atmosphere of a French countryside inn , with the charming little
olive tree plants on the tables and and the view of the river through the French blue window frames.
Angele was a little more expensive than we normally are comfortable with, but the food was excellent and delivered to our table in a surprisingly short amount of time. The restaurant is on the waterfront, but in late January, we were inside, so we wouldn't have noticed this if we hadn't seen it on a map.
This was a great find. Not pretentious, just great food & great service. Also an ideal location downtown on the river.
Was there in January so too cold too eat outside, cannot wait to go back & sit outside to enjoy the view.
I highly recommend this restaurant!
Angèle was recommended to us - so we knew we had to come and try it. It was restaurant week only there was no entree for me so we ordered off of the menu. We ordered the BV Cab and began with the escargot for my husband which he enjoyed every morsel. I got the beet and goat cheese salad. The presentation was beautiful. As always, I took my time and enjoyed every bite.
The only issue was that as soon as I finished my salad, another waiter took my plate and put my entree down. It’s never good to rush a person through dinner.
We both ordered the trout. It is served )with the skin on) over green beans. It is cooked to perfection and the skin is easy to remove. It is also served with a parsnip purée that is outstanding. We highly recommend the trout.
Most people around us were ordering the Boeuf Bourguignon - it was part of the Restaurant week menu. They seemed to enjoy it.
We like to end a meal with a good dessert and unfortunately, we were disappointed. We ordered the “Profiterole” cream puff with vanilla bean ice cream and warm chocolate sauce. It was pre-set in the plate and pulled from the freezer - how do I know?? I’m a foody. The pastry was stale and the ice cream had freezer burn. My husband wouldn’t let me send it back.
The waiter should have known I didn’t like it. When he asked if I wanted dessert I indicated it was my religion. I only took two bites — I actually checked the dessert twice.
Good food. Good wine list. Skip dessert. People
Next to us got the bread pudding and they didn’t finish it either.
My friend and I enjoyed an evening at Angele for two reasons: it’s restaurant week in Napa Valley and we are preparing a French dinner for 6 to fulfill an auction lot so had to do some research. We had a three course dinner starting with a duck spread (there is a fancier.name) for Iris and a lovely green salad for me. Then she had mushroom risotto and I had beef bourginon, both of which were delightful. To top it off, there was bread pudding with bourbon ice cream. We paired all of this with Napa Valley wines of course. We loved the special attention from our server Dan and all the staff at Angele. A memorable evening!
My husband and I went there to celebrate my birthday. The food was okay. But the service was quite disappointing. We were initially assigned to a table only 1.5 meters away facing the main entrance. Due to the whether, it was very cold and windy so we requested to change the seat. No one else was given that table afterwards. The waiter tended to ignore our table as well. All other tables got there bread and butter (some of them got their second/third rounds already) but we were never given even after we requested that. Finally during the meal, we got the bread and with no apology at all. Also, I ordered Jasmine tea and some how I got a kind of black tea. Not sure how other people like this place but I will not be there again. We are Asian, discrimination? We were definitely treated differently.
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