Archetype

4.6
1630 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Archetype exudes the passion and love of owners Ann and Howard Backen who relish the relationship between design, community and exquisite cuisine. The luxurious dining room still maintains a rustic element, bringing all of the senses together to the table. The inspired menu is comprised of hyper-local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients with a freshness not seen elsewhere in the Napa Valley.
Executive Chef Anthony Paone’s new menu is fresher, cleaner and greener, offering nutrient-dense dishes that might otherwise only be seen on a spa menu. Protein dishes are similarly feel-good food; all the fish, poultry, and meat items are sourced from farms that treat animals, sea life, and workers with ultimate respect. Let the thoughtful design and the power of a shared meal at Archetype elevate your human spirit.

Specials

LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY SESSIONS AT ARCHETYPE

Join us Sunday nights for live music 6-9pm in our main dining room featuring musician duos playing soul, bossa nova, jazz and lounge tracks.

The perfect pairing for cocktails, dinner and friends!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 3, 2019

Ends: March 4, 2118

Availability: Sun 6:00PM-9:00PM

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Father's Day Brunch 9am-2:30pm, Happy Hour 5-7pm $10 Manhattans at the bar, Live Music and Dinner 5:30pm-9pm

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 1630 People Are Saying
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bottlerock weekend

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JD
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

great brunch--servers and bar staff were overwhelmed. took a long time to get noticed...and fed. friendly service at least!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

We were rushed due to a large party being there. The service was mediocre but the food was good.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fantastic menu with a little something for everyone. We went for dinner and enjoyed the ambiance. It is important to note that the patio is not heated. Despite having a reservation for the patio, the staff was able to find a lovely spot for us inside, which was much appreciated on a chilly, and rather crowded Saturday evening. I am looking forward to returning in the future, and would love to try their brunch.

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JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous atmosphere!!! Trendy yet comfortable. Perfect spot for a wine country dinner. Would definitely return time and time again.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great and quick service! Loved the ambience. Food was super fresh!

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m
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My brother and I took our Mom for Mother's Day. We sat in the sunroom and the food was excellent. Highly recommend the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

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k
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Experience at Archetype has been consistent; excellent food and service. I ordered the Norwegian Benny and Lamb Sliders. The poached eggs on top of the smoked fish and spinach over the toasted English muffins were cooked perfectly. The hollandaise sauce was very subtle and not overwhelming unlike other restaurants. The two Lamb Sliders were tasty and reminded me of eating koobideh from a Persian, Turkish, or Afghan restaurant, but just in the form of a burger.

My wife had the corned beef hash. Her dish came with two poached eggs and was also very tasty. It wasn't your typical canned corned beef, which most restaurants will serve on a plate with diced potatoes. Archetype serves actual shredded corned beef (think St. Patty's Day) that's panned fried with a mild crispiness. The dish can be overwhelming for one person because not only is it a large portion, it's served with a generous helping of medallion potatoes.

Overall, we've been happy eating here. We just wish there wasn't so much traffic driving to St. Helena. Without traffic, it would normally take us only about 25 minutes of driving time. However, with traffic constantly getting worse in and out of the Napa area, it takes us almost an hour, which is why we save our visits for special occasions. Regardless, we highly recommend Archetype.

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SA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

First time there and was fantastic. Will definitely go back.

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TH
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a last minute decision and we really enjoyed it. It is a lovely restaurant, the atmosphere has a great vibe.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine tasting

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

All I can say is the food and staff felt “Tired”. It could of been great. It just wasn’t. I could see the chef saying as he made it “f-it”, it’s good enough, just send it to the table, I got other things to do.

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JO
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice decor and location in St Helena, but food was too salty and overpriced.

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Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch at Archetype! We have been several times and this place never disappoints! We had an amazing waiter -Ali. He was attentive and on it! Thank you for the great experience

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B
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had lamb and steak. Both meats were tough and chewy. Not the best meal we have had there.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I do want to say that my husband and in-laws liked there food, but I was not impressed with mine. I ordered the cauliflower pizza which came out burnt. It was very bitter. Then to try to salvage my experience we ordered peanut butter chocolate cake to share. The cake was dry and dense. The ambience is nice though.

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j
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place for brunch. It's a must- stop every time we're in the Napa Valley.

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AK
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food, the server brought me the wrong meal but it looked so good, I didn’t want to say anything and it was delicious! Brought a friend visiting the area here for the beautiful covered patio!

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l
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch on a Thursday after checking out the menu. The interior decor is beautiful. We couldn't decide what to have so we tried several things. The breakfast sandwich, waffle with bacon eggs, and a short stack of lemon ricotta pancakes. They were all great. On top of that, I couldn't resist trying the donut holes and the cinnamon roll to go since we never have sweets at home. The cinnamon roll was soo good!

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AM
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful room and lighting, like being a comfortable living room. Lots of glass. With the nnovative, diverse menu this is a great find.

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S
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed a lovely Easter brunch that was also our first visit. It will not be our last! Service was cheerful and efficient, the menu offered an amazing variety of creative options, and the food was fresh and delicious. We capped our exceptional meal with the amazing cinnamon roll, which was light and fluffy, despite being cooked in an individual cast-iron pan. A wonderful centerpiece to our holiday celebration.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and menu options. Would love to go back.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lemon ricotta pancakes are a must. My cornbeef hash was amazing and my guests both enjoyed their eggs benedict and chicken and waffles dishes. Overall, great food, attentive service, and lovely atmosphere.

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P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Amazing food, just wish they remembered my special request for the bride to be when I called in =)

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PC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! I’m several visits in at Archetrpe at this point, and I can say that it has rapidly become my favorite NorCal restaurant now that Nick Balla has gone off to a hermitage...

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o
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Have not been for dinner, but assume it would be great as well. Staff is kind and food is delicious.

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the ambiance and food! Good service. Will definitely go back and recommend!

amie

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They were really sweet about my MILs bday

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch and birthday celebration. We were surprised with complimentary donuts with candle. Staff is friendly and great. Great ambience

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food! very cool atmosphere!

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WY
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Loved the live Bossa Nova music, the Farmer's Wife cocktail, the oysters, and the pistachio cheesecake. Worth a visit.

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KS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was very tasty. Great live Guitar. We are glad we stopped in and were able to enjoy a great meal.

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JG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place to eat. Really cool building, especially the front atrium/patio. Food was fantastic, every portion of our meal was more than satisfying. Would highly recommend.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited this place for my girlfriend’s bday weekend. They served us a little surprise dish with a candle! We got eggs benedit and breakfast sandwich and they were really tasty. We would come again when we are in Napa next time.

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M
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real charmer. Food had finesse. The environment was very cozy. You can actually hear each other and have a conversation. Desserts were stellar. We tried a variety of restaurants because we felt we should during our trip. But we would have / should have eaten here every night.

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J
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about it - the food was fantastic, the music appropriate and the service staff was wonderful!

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BB
London
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Limited menu but very creative. Featured leg of lamb was excellent - tender and perfectly medium rare. Fresh veggies and soup. Loved the open feeling of the room and enjoyed the live music. We’ll be back when in wine country again.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was poor to mediocre and there was quite an aggressive upsell component to the service which was offputting. We enjoyed the live music however, which brought my review from 2 stars up to 3.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect place for Sunday brunch. I love the decor, the service and the food!

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