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About Basalt

Located in the heart of Downtown Napa, we offer seasonal cuisine, drawing influences from around California. Our lively bar, beautiful private dining room for events, alfresco patios, and gorgeous designs by Rapt Studio, rounds out the experience of dining with us.

Meet some of the folks responsible for making this place shine. Basalt Chef Nick Sherman's philosophy is to always stay true to the ingredients - using local, fresh, seasonal items and treating them in just the right way. His style preference, is to let the ingredients speak for themselves. Devised first and foremost as a casual environment with a happening bar scene, phenomenal food and seamless service at the hand of industry-veteran Jonathan Wendorf .

790 Main Street
Napa, CA 94559
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
3rd St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 927-5265

Website:
http://www.basaltnapa.com/

Executive Chef:
Nick Sherman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us at Basalt for dinner on New Year's Eve. Chef Nick Sherman will be preparing a 4 course menu with multiple options for each course for $85. We will also be offering a wine pairing and have some great sparkling wines to help celebrate. Our normal a la carte menu will not be available.

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Basalt Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Waterfront (16)
Special Occasion (15)
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Good for a Date (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
People Watching (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Romantic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Scenic View (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Had a very nice meal with friends, service and delivery of ordered items was perfect..the appetizers were great and our salmon was awesome..... A very nice restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing but our server was pretty absent. We saw more of the guy refilling our waters. I mentioned to her I didn’t get my drink after ordering it 23 mins prior and our server didn’t talk to us the rest of the night. Pretty rude I must say.

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vip
·Dined on December 7, 2017

I have been going to Basalt more than one year now, I’ve visited more than a dozen times. As usual the service was welcoming and friendly. The food was imaginatively prepared (pork belly) but surprisingly over-cooked in the case of the Gulf shrimp. I think this is the first time I’ve encountered a faux pas in the kitchen. We also split a main dish of pasta that was good but lacked nuance.
The wine in tap has a new addition, the petite syrah, that was excellent!

Tags: Tapas, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was good but server messed up our order 3 times. Couldn’t even keep a simple burger and Diet Coke request straight. It totally ruined the meal and the restaurant which was otherwise good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Visiting Napa and found this wonderful joint. Our server Brian was very friendly and attentive. Food was fantastic! We will be back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was amazing, however the service was completely lackluster at best. Waitress was nowhere to be found after our dinner was served. Had to ask the hostess if we could possibly get the wine we ordered before our food got cold.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our server was great. Very personable not pushy. Gave recommendations which were very appreciated. Garlic fries were amazing. Burrata appetizer delicious. My mom got the scallops and all but licked her plate. Nice wine list, solid selection. Pricey food, but lovely and quality. Would return for sure.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Loved the food. Looking forward to returning soon!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Was a tiny bit surprised by the limited menu, but everything we ordered was super yummy and they had a nice eclectic selection. Something to please everyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Carpaccio and Burratta appetizers were better than the mains of the Pork Chop and the Chicken Breast but everything was very good. Brussels Spriut side was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service was terribly slow. The server seemed to not pay as much attention to our table as others since people who were seated after us received their drinks and meals before us. Half of our meals were quite good, the others were not. The scallops were excellent but the chicken was dry. With so many other restaurants in the area, I would not go back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding food, excellent attentive service and beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

You must try the lobster ravioli. The food was great and the service was exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food was very good. We sat outside and watched the moon rise. Beautiful setting

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great experience! Highly recommend!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Maybe it was a bad night. Our server acted like he could care less about us. Appetizers should up before any drinks came. We stopped there and just left. Cool vibe in the restraint but found better options in Napa. Again maybe it was just a bad night for them.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service and great food! The wife had the lobster risotto, I had the pork chops and we shared the corn. All 3 were cooked and served perfectly.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food. Nice service

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 (Liverpool)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Stylish decor. Lively ambience. Lobster risotto was good with tender cooked lobster meat. Bar service painfully slow. Let down what could have been a great night.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great meal. Salmon was delish. Great outdoor space on the river, great ambience with the lighting. Loved it all!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

FIVE stars X 5 and well done Basalt team! We have been frequently for date nights or drinks at the spacious bar in past year. Last night we chose Basalt for our double birthday celebration for my daughter & husband. Jonathan and his team are just the best! Service is attentive without being intrusive. Dishes are bussed effortlessly and without interruption. Now the food...EXCELLENT! Between the six of us we enjoyed the majority of the menu items. Delicious appetizers of poke, a carpaccio, angry shrimp & fresh burrata. Our mains included Pork chops, lobster risotto, an amazing hamburger, moist halibut and perfect pasta dishes. We couldn't decide which dessert was best, the warm peach cobbler, petite strawberry shortcakes or molten lava cake. In addition, Leoni serves creative & delicious cocktails! We love the decor, the views, conversation can happen without speaking loudly and the tables are nicely spaced. Enjoy Basalt!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Pretty busy and loud.. great food. Our waitress was attentive, but it took a while to get our drinks... (not our servers fault. ) Good experience. Once we got the cocktails, they were very good and creative.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful service, ambiance, and food. We enjoyed the outside, waterfront dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Ordered the mussels, the shrimp and the humus. On this visit the shrimp were particularly appetizing, served in their own broth. Very definite shrimp taste, delicious!

Paired all three with a carafe of the Italian blend red wine, paired surprisingly well.

Always enjoy coming, the chef's creativity make this a frequent stop to enjoy his creations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a light meal with several different appetizers which were all very good. Service was excellent, friendly and attentive. Would definately recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Interesting and very tasty food. Service was personable. When the weather is good it's lovely to sit outside.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great place in Napa on the river. We sat outside and enjoyed dining on a cool evening. Food was very good and service was great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was great! Definitely recommend the halibut! Great service!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our salad came out quickly but our meals were delayed. The waiter didn't want to deal with us due to the delay. Manager came to address the delay but didn't ready offer to compensate for it. The two tables next to us ordered at the same time and were finished before we received our meals. The food was ok- not worth the long wait.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nice restaurant, very good food and friendly, crisp service. Sit outdoors for a quieter ambiance, indoors for a more vibrant feel.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

This was a refresh from the prior Fishstory restaurant. New ownership has done a good job with the menu and prices are moderate for Napa with the high end of entres coming in around $30. The wine by the glass program is good with tap pours, and the wine list is good and manageable. Again, reasonable for Napa. The food isn't Michelin star level but it is very good and a value for the moderate prices

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was a bit slow and our server forgot our side item that we had ordered. Otherwise, it was outstanding and we will happily give it a second chance.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I am a frequent traveler, and I can say with all honesty that this is one of the VERY BEST dining experiences I have ever had. The food was amazing...fresh, clean, flavorful. But the service...OMG the service. FIRST CLASS. The GM was visible and engaging throughout our meal and absolutely went above and beyond the call of duty. I was SO impressed. Do not miss this place. You will regret it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Awesome dining experience. Food and service were top notch

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal and would highly recommend the scallops. They were so delicious!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was good, but they didn't offer any specials, so the menu was the same as I'd had there before.
The service was good until a delay ordering a dessert - each time I've been there, there seems to be a delay in one part of the service, mostly in ordering next courses. The wait staff who clears the tables is always attentive.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great place, industrial decor and delish food and cocktails!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Although the temps outside exceeded an unusual 100 degrees, the waitstaff were very attentive to bringing us lots of water and keeping our wine glasses full. The scallops and mushroom ravioli dishes were excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My daughter, a friend and I went for dinner before going to hear live music on a Friday night. We started with the burrata appetizer which we enjoyed very much. Our friend had the burger which she liked. My daughter wasn't very hungry so she had an order of fries which she said was very good. I had the chicken over polenta with greens and lardons which was OUTSTANDING. Packed with flavor. The only drawback was we all ate so much we had no room for dessert, but we looked at the menu and it looked amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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