Archetype

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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.
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BP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always loved the look and feel of the restaurant. The menu is eclectic but in a way that educates you on interesting combinations and opens your mind to try new things. The non-animal based protein items are great to see on a menu. I am starting to cook this way at home and got several ideas of what I should be trying for ourselves and our friends. BRAVO!

RT
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding dinner. The decor is great and the ambiance is very conducive to great conversation. I highly recommend the beet hummus and the fish tacos. Desert was also spectacular with the peanut butter cake and the chocolate globe. We'll be back soon.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall the service was great and food was fresh and delicious! Ambiance very cozy

PT
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and environment were outstanding. Our waiter was pleasant.

ZR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great gluten free options. The corn soup and chicken with dumplings were really great.

D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding with our dinner at Archteype. The friendly staff provided impeccable service from start to finish. The food was fresh and hot, and among the most delicious of meals we’ve had. We felt the prices were very reasonable for the quality of both the food and the service. We also enjoyed the lovely ambience of their enclosed patio.

JR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and less jammed in tables than some of the other restaurants there. Food was average for a steep price.

MF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd time eating here and loved it just as much as the 1st time!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance & wonderful variety of food. Love the vegan options, especially the plant-based vanilla “ice cream”.

A
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I love the ambiance and decor of Archetype - but their brunch food is totally underwhelming for the price. My omelet was undercooked, so was my brothers eggs. His sausages were not fully cooked and potatoes were lukewarm and hard. This is not the first time we've been disappointed by brunch. Hopefully they can figure things out in the kitchen because I love the ambiance inside and on the patio.

ML
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow, portions were small/ and food presentation was odd. We were in the wine country for a holiday, and this meal didn’t live up to the expectations for this region. Ordered a salad and the chunks were huge. Added chicken to the salad for a main course, and it was dry, and served on the side, as if it had nothing to do with the rest of the dish. My friend ordered fish, and portion was so small and dry, she left hungry!

AH
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

I would recommend the cocktails, chicken dumplings and donuts. Everything else was just okay.

ST
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our brunch at Archetype and plan to visit again for dinner!

N
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic first experience at Archetype. The food was amazing. Get the chicken and dumplings for sure!

AS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was middle of the road and the prices were reasonable. Our reservations were on a Saturday night so the restaurant was filled and some vociferous drunks were at a table in the middle that were distracting from the ambience. My biggest complaint is the wine list - you are in the middle of Napa Valley wine country and why wouldn't you have selections that cover the full range of choices. Most of the wines on the list at Archetype are wines I would not keep in my cellar collection.

M
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service by our server Julian. Assist from Estela was equally comparable. Shout out to Charlin and Ana for facilitating our table.
The food was over the top. Cucumber & watermelon gelled with the padron peppers. Everything we ordered was fabulous.
It was a momentous dinner

b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Creative menu (cauliflower steak!). Very nice relaxing and stylish atmosphere.

OD
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best cream of corn soup ever
Great service at start of dinner that got worse during the meal, needing water etc

Lots of healthy options

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love it here! Food is always good and even though they were out of the wine we requested, they were quick to recommend something else that was just as tasty

G
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Love it as my neighborhood spot! Service a bit slow ! Food great. Please bring back my avocado today salad!!

RF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Great new menu
Vegan friendly
Super happy hour
Beautiful interior

C
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience from the moment we stepped off the street into the afternoon porch paradise. Can’t wait to return.

GB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE this place. It's my go to when ever in Calistoga or St. Helena to have brunch with girl friends, special event, or with husband. The interior decor is so comforting that you instantly become relaxed. The food is excellent.

SM
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Normally a great dining experience but not this evening.
Slow service, missing utensils, ingredients and no manager
made for a mediocre dinner this evening.

VG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was slow but the food was worth the wait! I love their lemon ricotta pancakes and the Norwegian Benedict.

HT
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space in charming downtown St Helena. Lunch was delicious and service was thoughtful and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to a friend!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

$4.00 for a piece of gluten free bread!
Really?
C’mon. That’s outrageous.
The waiter grumbled at having to give us separate checks. We have to do that for business reasons. It’s uncomfortable to be grumbled at.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Nice staff. The food was good, not mind blowing, but we enjoyed ourselves.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Super cute place, unfortunately we went for our anniversary which wasn’t even acknowledged. Then the food I ordered tasted like it was cooked the day before and reheated. High prices for below average food and average service.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful California-style spot. The main dining room was beautifully designed but the breeze in the patio was perfect. Delicious food, great wine, great service, all at an extremely reasonable cost. I highly recommend and would go back.

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous place. The market salad with chicken was great, but could have used a few more tasty additions. The mimosa was terrible, but was replaced with nice champagne. They brought donut holes to the table for my birthday, because they knew from Open Table!!!

VI
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

From start to finish the service and food was awful. Host was unfriendly and didn’t tell our server we were celebrating a birthday. The food was so bad it was literally inedible: burnt meat, over toasted bread, flavorless salad.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had an amazing lunch for 2 but the desserts made the entire experience!!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never been disappointed here. Sitting out in the front patio is pure magic, one of the best dining environments in Napa Valley.

MV
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, lovely space. Highly recommend going for either dinner or lunch. Chicken and dumplings are amazing.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s such a pleasure to have a beautiful, peaceful, warm space to enjoy a variety of unique, elegant, delicious vegan and gluten free items!

SF
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive service from support staff. Host was awkward and made us feel unwelcome.

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a local customer since they open. The food and service has been great since the owners took over from the former management company.
Great brunch and Dinner and great knowledge waiter( Ali)
The food and the service great

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I’d mentioned we were dining for our friend’s bday. There was no mention of it, nor did the server acknowledge the celebration. We didn’t need all the servers singing to her, but an acknowledgement would have been nice (otherwise, why bother to ask as I book?). The food was tasty, but sparse portions, at a moderate price.

GS
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

With so many Napa options to choose from this was a disappointment. The service felt obligatory and was uninspired. Some meals extremely undercooked (raw lamb) or overcooked (pizza). Limited wine selection. Recommended to go elsewhere.

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