Avow

4.2
109 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Transforming one of Napa’s most beloved landmarks into AVOW, a tri-level restaurant and bar was a massive endeavor, as the goal wasn’t simply to open a new, trendy dining space, but rather, bring a historical space back to life.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 109 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foodies
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Menu was not well thought out. Our server was good and tried very hard to make the evening good. The kitchen was very late and getting our food out. The portions were small and the selections were limited.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We made our reservations the morning of fathers day and we couldn’t have been happier! Only availability said a tall table. Didn’t care and to our surprise we were seated exactly where we were hoping! Roof top was amazing!!!! It’s all so beautiful inside. We used to go to Ninebark often….prior restaurant before Avow. They have made so many amazing changes to the inside that look so amazing! The roof top make over bar etc is perfect!
The food was incredible and the drinks. Bloody Mary’s DELICIOUS! We will go back!

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vipcarrieb
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We were the second party and only two of us to check in and order then filled up fast. It took 1 hour to get our food, all other tables had there’s it was crazy two of us most tables had 4-8 they all finished before us. the bald headed manager is very snobby and rude. Once we ate it was ok not worth the wait and attitude.

CJ
vipChrisJ
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Must have been a bad day. Service was really bad, rarely leave reviews for service as things happen, but it took over an hour to get our main course. Food was nothing to write home about and for the location and price point really did not meet expectations.

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JoeScott
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food on the limited menu was fantastic. It was great to have non-alcoholic mixed drinks to rival the outstanding cocktail menu. Service was excellent and the outdoor ambiance was very enjoyable.

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vipEmmafoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

You guys highlight the rooftop dining at Avow but they don’t serve dinner up there. We had a reservation for Saturday night and only found out when we arrived. They wouldn’t make an accommodation.

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MaryO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was just o.k. Server was very nice but very busy. The side served with the $50 steak was fava beans and mushrooms. Which had no flavor at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not what we expected. Food wasn’t special and cheese plate felt like it was left over cubes from a party platter. Pork schnitzel was tasty; pasta was cold with the duck confit and felt like missing sauce. Unfortunately we were disappointed with our experience which sounded so great from article we read and photos!

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Lupe
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is SO. GOOD. Ingredients are so fresh and there is so much heart behind the food and presentation. Service was great also.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It’s good, but I’m not convinced it was so good that the high prices were warranted.

JR
vipJeffR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Brunch! Great service and atmosphere.

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FrancescaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food/wine, great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing! Alex was super helpful and made the best drinks

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Solid service but wow the most inconsistent eggs.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Half their menu was sold out leaving us with the $50 steak. Service was terrible. Overpriced even for California.

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DeanB
Fargo
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great. Outside bar on rooftop has great views of the foothills.

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SaraI
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been to Avow several times and each time is amazing. The attention to detail, service, food and ambiance is excellent. Avow is one of our favorite restaurants.

JB
JohnB
Tallahassee
22 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great overall. Food was very good as was the service. I would visit again.

RM
ReneeM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cocktail and food. The Avow cocktail with Vodka was tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Some disorganization, not a warm welcome. Food overpriced. $50 for a steak? Not that steak. Wish it was better.

TK
vipTKH1
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Good food but waiter must not have put our order into the kitchen as we waited for 45 minutes before he seemed to notice we had no food. Srew up with the bill, etc made for an altogether unpleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I am very disappointed with Avow. On Saturday, May 22nd, I choose Avow to celebrate my 50th birthday with a group of my closest friends. However, it was ruined by the horrible customer service given by the General Manager, Kristof Pollack. My guests were at several tables on most of the 2nd floor of the restaurant. One of the managers, Wendall, did a brilliant job of accommodating all of us by letting us sit near one another, despite our multiple reservations. However, the GM, Kristof, was not happy with this arrangement. He kept telling my party that we were disturbing the other 6 guests on the floor who were having dinner. Yet these guests had joined in with the celebration by sending us drinks and us sending drinks to them for joining in the fun. Kristof never let up. He was determined to be the wet blanket in the room. No one had an issue with us but him. So when he brought over a bottle of sparkling wine, compliments of one of the guests he said we were bothering. I expressed my strong disappointment with him and how he was mistreating my guests. He tried to defend himself. But only made it worse. I told him I no longer wanted him to manage our group. That I wanted someone else. He stormed off like a child.

I say all that to say, my group was a mature group of professional women of color. We were all dressed in black cocktail attire to celebrate one of four nights in Napa. Avow was just one of our stops. I thought Napa business managers had learned from the Napa Wine train incident, and would never again treat people of color as if they were less than. Apparently Kristof had not gotten the memo. He was rude, arrogant, and extremely unprofessional. Avow’s owner, Joe Wagner, needs to find a general manager who exhibits more compassion and humility. Hospitality isn’t for everyone. Especially when they believe everyone’s money isn’t green. That’s a very dangerous person to have in charge. I will never patronize Avow again.

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vipFirefly
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was either under cooked or over cooked. No need to go back!

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vipWayne
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by coming to Avow. Just a great experience. Creative food choices. The service was VERY cordial. Don't settle for the "street" dining. Go inside, even with Covid. Better yet, go up stairs. The second level has a great sophisticated loungy character. The third level has a very nice view.

Will definitely recommend.

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AnaC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Food was great 👍🏼 Ambient 👏🏼

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

They were out of almost their entire extremely limited menu at 1:30 on Mother’s Day...had to walk in at another restaurant

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AllysonA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience4

They ran out of half the food on the menu. And did not have the alcohol we wanted.

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DavidL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hostess was rude
Food was good
Drinks were good
A little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing! We had a wonderful server who is also one of the bartenders so he provided some great recommendations to us. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and can’t wait to visit the rooftop bar one of these days.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery ambience and best service

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vipbehappy26
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Really cool decor inside, felt chic, comfortable and relaxed. However there were some very loud people so it felt a bit cramped and hard to talk. The cocktails were delicious! The service was hit or miss, hard to flag anyone down, and they all stood by the kitchen in groups. Drinks took awhile to get throughout the whole evening. No one noticed we had no water for most of the dinner. The food also took awhile to receive. Our table got two steaks and both were well done, I mean cooked dry, no red or pink in the center, for $50 each and ask for medium rare that’s not ok. The vegetable sides were the best part but it all seemed a bit salty. For the prices this should’ve been amazing but was definitely not after walking away with close to $300/couple. Overall I’d come back for a cocktail and the ambiance but not for dinner or the food.

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Case
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was bad. Food was bad. Uneducated staff. Just not good. Lacked basic salt.

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CourtneyF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an amazing time at Avow. The space is so beautiful, the cocktails delicious, and the food exquisite. We will be back.

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vipAlexisP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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JerryG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we showed up for our scheduled lunch, there was a sign on the door saying they had closed that day -- and I didn't get any notice. All that way for nothing! Very poor management.

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KarenL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience1

My score was for Open Table. I was allowed to book a reservation and got an email to reconfirm. Went to the restaurant and it's been closed for the last two weeks due to a kitchen issue. Showed up to be turned away on a Friday night in Napa. Morimoto's was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentines dinner there were unknown charges for wine. Food was good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner location for our Valentines weekend. The outdoor tent with chandeliers was a great touch! Staff was good and our waiter Marcus was excellent (very attentive). As much as we come to Napa, we will definitely be putting Avow on our normal dining locations.

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vipNathan
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall an average experience. I had high hopes of this being great as we have stopped in for a late night drink and dessert before and had fun. This time we went for dinner. We ordered the rabbit gnocchi and the scallops to go along with the Crab Funnel Cakes and finished with a chocolate cake. First the appetizer didn't show up until we pointed it out to the server when they were delivering the entrees. So we started with our entrees. I had the rabbit gnocchi. It tasted flat. The dish was fine, but nothing special about it. It was missing something in the sauce overall flavor, texture, not sure what, but I wouldn't get it again. My wife ordered the scallops and she did enjoy her dish. When the crab cakes showed up they were comped which was the right thing by the restaurant. The crab cakes were actually fantastic and were a unique spin on funnel cakes and crab cakes. We finished with a deconstructed lava cake that was pretty good. We may go back and give them another chance as the app was incredible and just try other entrees.

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vipCatalinoE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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Avow is rated 4.2 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.