Permanently Closed - Archetype

4.5
1818 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMandyW
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious brunch!

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gardengal1565
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cozy, warm and comfortable! The four of us were fortunate to get a table with cushiony bench seats with lots of pillows. Relaxing decor, great service and good food. The hamburgers were outstanding, as were the lamb sliders. The kale salad was bland and uninspired, but overall we all agreed we'd love to visit again.

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RichardF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

With so many good restaurants in the Napa Valley it’s difficult to recommend Archetype which is only average—food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great ambiance and good quality, fresh food.

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vipKirstenBigliardi
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The service was extremely slow, we had to ask for our server a few times before he came to check in on us. I asked to add trout to my meal, that didn’t happen. My rice bowl was really dry and the veggies were unflavorful. The ambiance is nice but I doubt I will ever go back.

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JulieO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We were overcharged for wine and seated in the back at a bar table, even though we had a reservation and there was plenty of seating.

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vipArden
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal!! Loved soup and salads, main dish was great too. The Desserts were amazing!!

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NapaLocal
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service by our waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great experience! Love the ambiance.

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Bruno
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love Archetype and would like to suggest you have more vegetarian, an or vegan . I had great choices, but my wife could have the Buddha Bowl or pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch. It wasn’t hard to catch up and chat over brunch. Service was a bit slow, seemed a little understaffed. One waiter was covering tables all over the restaurant but very attentive.

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teabetty
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was wonderful and fresh. Lots of choices for a gluten free guest. Service was very slow and strange.

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vipRobertF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu
Great for both carnivores and vegans!
Try the plant based ice cream!!!

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vipMalH
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience all around! Highly recommend. Should please all palates, including vegetarian.

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Shell
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Haven't been there in over a year and thought we would give it another try. Food disappointing as ever. Way too much salt in all the food!!

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LisaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very nice ambiance. We sat in the front section which had lots of natural light and comfortable seating. The lemon ricotta pancakes for brunch were light and fluffy. However the Belgian waffle was completely flat. Good flavor but we expected a thicker waffle especially that it was served with fried chicken. The almond milk latte with warm spices was a very satisfying coffee drink. All in all a pleasant brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was my second visit here. The restaurant is beautiful and the hospitality is great. Food was good. I would visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great!

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vipEllen
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did a quick overnight Napa getaway and 2 different people told us we had to go to Archetype for brunch to try the lemon ricotta pancakes. So, it was an easy decision to go try them out, and then we looked at the menu and everything looked SO good. We ended up sharing a few items, including the lemon ricotta pancakes, and had a fantastic brunch! I'd not that portion sizes are small, so ordering 1-2 items made sense. When we were finished, we walked right out the door to stroll and shop in downtown St. Helena. Great food. Great day!

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vipPeter
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday brunch, with good vegetarian options

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vipMbrwinegeek
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The menu was amazing. Our food was great. But as a two person party we were seated by the hostess adjacent to a large table with a screaming baby who’s parents could care less and were not paying attention to him, and who was throwing food and beverage all over the floor. This was for a 6:45 pm reservation. Needless to say it was not a very enjoyable or relaxing experience.

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vipOaklander
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, great ambiance, slow and careless service. Spend your money elsewhere.

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vipGeorgeB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food is good, but the menu a bit odd, as though the restaurant isn't quite sure what direction to take.
Dined early on a Saturday night and felt rushed by the servers, so it wasn't much of a "dining experience" (especially after we noted on OpenTable we were celebrating our anniversary).

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vipMiche
Yosemite
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food is absolutely delicious and I love the atmosphere. The service, management and all staff is a disappointment.

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SonyaD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ridiculouslu Gorgeous & cozy setting
Attentive Staff
Delicious Food
The End

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RandaD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Archetype was beautiful, accommodating and delicious! We arrived right at the 11 AM opening and had the place to ourselves for about 30 minutes. They were generous and provided donut holes and a candle to celebrate my husband's birthday. He had the sandwich, biscuits and gravy. I had a waffle with fried chicken. Everything was amazing. Thank you!

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cooks4work
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite anniversary brunch

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PamelaS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4 and everyone ordered something different and everyone loved their meal.

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GailS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VERY nice - our waiter was great.

Food greaat and will try to come again

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napagrl
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, good food. I wanted to update my reservation but was unable to reach them by phone on multiple occasions over two days, and their website was down.

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TerryF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time we are visiting the restaurant we absolutely loved it ambience was wonderful food was great we will return again

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MarkM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food with real focus on quality and flavors.
The table selection was a bit confused, we asked for quiet and ended up near a hallway to the back so we moved to the patio which is well heated and very sweet. Fireplace and nice views. The noise level was low, although it was a Sunday night, the place was not full.
Overall a very enjoyable experience for a romantic or quiet outing

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vipElainem
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Restaurant is really nicely decorated, the food was only average. We had the soup, fried chicken sandwich and banh mi, none of which we were overly impressed by.

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Momzilla
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for it's great food, service and ambiance. Don't miss having the lemon ricotta pancakes and be sure to order enough because they go fast as a shared starter. I had a delicious omelette for brunch that was prepared in a way that suggessted a light layer of herbed cheese on the outside encasing soft folded eggs with cheese on the inside. The side salad greens combined nicely with bites of the omelette. This place continues to lure me back whenever I'm in or near St. Helena.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cheesecake of my life. Beautiful interior!

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dragonfly
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of our best meals in a long time. It was simple yet unexpectedly delicious. The chef is on the cutting edge of food that is modern, “plant forward” and yet comforting, beautiful but not fussy. The space is lovely. The service, especially our server Ali, was friendly and professional - a hard balance to achieve. All around a wonderful experience and we will be back frequently.

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SgtMjr
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Would recommend if Market is not open. Duck confit was too salty and not much flavor. Starters ( brussel sprouts, and squash in green curry) were good. The entire dinner felt disconnected, which might be due to the wait staff disengagement and/or dis-interestness.

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vipCljh
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by for a late brunch - lemon ricotta pancakes were the best I’ve ever had. My wife had the omelette - equally excellent quality. Lovely, relaxing decor and friendly staff. Will be back for sure!

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Sara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

breakfast sandwich and farmer cocktail were amazing! cauliflower pizza and turmeric latte just ok. super cute place

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vipBernardB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully designed space. It made me feel like hanging out there for hours! We went for brunch at around 10:00 AM. We were one of 4 tables as it was still early for the Sunday crowd. I had the Belgian Waffle with over easy eggs and feta cheese spicy sauce. I highly recommend it. Absolutely delicious. We also had the cinnamon roll as an appetizer. Also delicious and highly recommended.
I would definitely go back and try their dinner menu.

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Permanently Closed - Archetype is rated 4.5 stars by 1818 OpenTable diners.