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About Archetype

Archetype offers an iconic Americana menu that takes a contemporary out-of-the-box approach to classic dishes from our heritage. Nearly every preparation from our kitchen bares the signature char from our wood-burning grill or is complimented by an infusion of smoke from our wood-burning oven. Dishes feature local, seasonal ingredients, perfect for pairing with a thoughtful selection of regional wines and handcrafted cocktails from our list. The dining room - designed by Archetype founder and renowned architect, Howard Backen, and named as one of the “10 Most Beautifully Designed” by Architectural Digest - reflects distinctive wine country style with a relaxed, comfortable sophistication.

1429 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon, Thurs,Fri 11:00am-2:30pm
Brunch Sat-Sun 9:00am-2:30pm
Dinner: Thurs-Mon 5:30pm-9pm
Happy Hour: Thurs-Fri 5:00pm-7:00pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesdays
Beginning July 31st, Archetype will be open for service on Mondays and closed for service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Cross Street:
Adams Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 968-9200

Website:
http://www.archetypenapa.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot adjacent to the restaurant is available after 6pm daily.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Paone

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From a full restaurant buy-out to a small reception, Archetype offers a variety of beautiful venues to make your special occasion spectacular!
For inquiries, please contact us at 707.968.9200 or info@archetypenapa.com.

Archetype Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
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Special Occasion (13)
Healthy (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (8)
Casual (7)
Romantic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Organic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 3 days ago

Have wanted to try Archetype for a long time - really glad we finally made the visit. Great food, great vibe, great service. Recommended!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The whole fish was amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

One of our “go to “ restaurants. Enjoy the food and staff. Has a nice ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Archetype has never disappointed and is always a stop for when we are in Napa. On this occasion we went for brunch and it there was not a single plate that left that was not delightfully consumed :). Yes to the Kale salad with almond dressing, cheddar biscuits in gravy, lemon-ricotta pancakes... Beautiful diningroom that is rustic and modern and unfussy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Romantic, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for Sunday brunch for table of 2. Got French 75s to start off the meal. Got the half sandwich/soup, specifically fried chicken sandwich and butternut squash soup, and the Norwegian eggs. The eggs were pretty standard, above average. The sandwich was delicious, loved the beet. Butter nut squash soup was also well done. Lovely restaurant interior and very relaxing atmosphere. I recommend sitting indoors instead of outdoors. Service was a bit lacking, our waitress took long to take our order, we didn't get water until we asked for it, etc. But overall very good value and ambience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good. There are a lot of exceptional restaurants in the area, so it is difficult to stand out, but Archetype is definitely competitive. Wines by the glass list was a bit lackluster. Environment is cozy, but bright and cheerful. Service is attentive and friendly. Would recommend, but not on my "must-do" list.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good. Service was terrible. It took an hour and 20 minutes to get our meal. Our waitress did not come to the table to check on us or give us the status of our dinner. After waiting about an hour I was able to flag her down asking her to check on our meal as also asking her to bring over some bread as we were drinking our wine on empty stomachs. Without our asking the manager removed the dinner charges from our bill. At that point it was to last to salvage the evening. We were never told what the problem was.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have dining many many times over the past 5 years. We stayed away when the chef and management team was replaced some time back. Decided to give them another chance. Same comfortable environment. Food was delicious, well prepared and presented. Kale Salad, NY Steak, Tuna were perfect. Service was lacking. Way too slow for everything from wine service onward. As far as we could see everyone had bread at their tables, when we asked for bread, after we received our salads we were skoldied, "Bread I on Request Only". That's what I was asking for bread please. The waitress finally recognized things did not go well for us and did apologize. All that being said; I would definitely return for the food, not sure if we will return based on the poor service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Really disappointing considering it was our second visit. The chicken was not cooked, meat was undercooked, the servers description of the entree was not even close, we waited way too long for our second round of drinks and the smoke from the kitchen was horrible. Manager reimbursed us for 1.5 meals and gave us dessert but unfortunately all of the above ruined our experience. We will not go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Favorite restaurant in Napa

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Celebrated my Wife’s birthday at Archetype and had a great experience. The service was
Attentive and considerate and the food was
Outstanding.
We are familiar with Chef Paone from prior
Dining in the Bay Area and love his cooking.
He and his staff
Are turning out food that is better than ever.

Excellent cocktails made to order.
Great gluten free options for my wife.
We had the artichoke, brussel sprouts,
Fish tacos and the budda bowl and
Everything was delicious.

The dining room and open kitchen
Are very appealing and bright and enhanced
The experience.

Was a bit of a trek to St Helena for us
But we will be back up as soon as we
Can

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fabulous vegan options! Wonderful server! Great way to spend NY eve.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vegan, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have a family New Years in Sonoma and always go to have brunch at Archetype for their Cinnamon Roll and Donut holes. They are to die for!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I wanted to love this place but sadly was disappointed. 20 minutes to be approached by waiter. Then we decided to just order since who knows when he would be back? Another 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive, and another 10 for food.

Food was displayed nice, fresh and good. Not great, but good considering the wait spoiled most of the mood.

I will not be back it is a shame since it was our anniversary.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This place is so beautiful and the food is so inventive and thoughtful! Unique items on a menu for a change! I can’t wait to go back!! They even have heated seats on their enclosed patio! From the warm doughnut holes to the broccoli rabe sandwich to the ricotta pancakes we had we really felt like we had to settle on what to order because it all sounded wonderful! Nonetheless we were more than thrilled with what we ate!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I was not very impressed with the food. The food is very basic for the price that they charge. I will not be returning to eat here again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were in a group of 6 for lunch, and our group thought all the dishes we ordered were fantastic. The lunch menu options were limited, but don’t let the lack of choices deter you as everything was great. Would be good to add a vegan soup as a lunch option, as the restaurant does for dinner. The affagato was delicious for dessert. 2 of the guests had local wine which they really enjoyed as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Organic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious food. Wonderful atmosphere. Very quiet. Loved it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

There for Birthday Sunday Brunch. Great service, beautiful setting, delicious food, perfect celebration for a special day!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Lunch special with Half sandwich, house salad and soup is a great value. Mushroom soup is outstanding. Fried chicken sandwich is good but not noteworthy.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We stumbled upon this beautiful restaurant in the heart of St Helena. The atmosphere and interiors is amazing. The light filled room feels like you are seated in a giant sun room. The Bloody Mary and Memosa (ordered with fresh grapefruit) were terrific. The food was unique and healthy...we will definitely be back!

Tags: Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Healthy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always enjoy brunch at Archtype. But it's difficult to get reservations. Open table says only outside available but that was not accurate. Would be easier if you could call for reservation instead of open table

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This place is amazing!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Duck sandwich was way overcooked, dry, and very greasy!
Disappointment from previous experiences

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We went there for the fabulous Sunday fried chicken special only to learn they took it off the menu so we walked out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was wonderful. My guests really enjoyed their visit. Thank you so much for your kindness!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Gorgeous restaurant and great service, but limited menu for lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Servers seemed to really not know what they were doing. Was disappointed to have more of a brunch menu in the middle of the week. No options for shared apps aside from French fries and oysters. Something like deviled eggs would have been welcome. This was a business lunch. I️ rarely comment but when the service was this inadequate and the menu that hard to piece together for a lunch experience, I’ll be going elsewhere nextime

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our waitress appeared to be a little annoyed when we could not decide which wine to order. The lady who bus our table did not seem to be very friendly. Overall, I was not very impressed with the level of service. I mean there is nothing really wrong, but not a pleasant experience either.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Perfect, decadent breakfast before wine tasting for the day!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful experience, service and food were impeccable. A new favorite!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent service, very engaged wait staff. Good food, although menu is simple and does not create opportunity for seasonal specials.

Pretty good wine list, not extensive.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Beautiful and the food was a foodies dream! Perfect for a girls trip

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I booked this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews. The restaurant is beautiful. The food was good and well presented, but not as great I had hoped based on reviews. I would probably give this restaurant another try, but there are so many other great restaurants in the area.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food and atmosphere was wonderful. They need t work on their service. If you are going to charge the prices you do, I do not want to have to keep flagging down my server for more water or another drink. They also took fifteen minutes to come back to ask us for about dessert after the meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

There was a long hair in my main course and the manager handled the situation poorly. It was our third time at the restaurant but definitely, our last!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Love the atmosphere. Used to go to it every week. Seems they have had a change in management not as friendly as last manager. They need to do a better lunch menu! To limited don'5 need breakfast at noon.. only option to fill me was a hamburger that I had the day before for Linda somewhere else! Give better options for lunch!

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Something has recently changed and the ambiance was totally different. It now a plain boring restaurant with mediocre food. Disappointing because it was one of my favorites.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Disappointing new chief. Miss some of the old menu

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