Charlie Palmer Steak Napa

4.1
657 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
We're open for in-person breakfast, dinner and bar + lounge. Indoor dining with limited outdoor seating, reservations encouraged.

Breakfast + Coffee Bar | 7-11am | Daily
Dinner | 5-9:30pm | Thursday-Monday
Bar + Lounge | 4-10pm | Thursday-Monday
Happy Hour | 4-7pm | Thursday-Monday

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Welcome to Charlie Palmer Steak Napa, where celebrated chef Charlie Palmer shapes menus in bold American style, inspired by the surrounding Napa Valley agricultural and viticultural regions. Rooted in the pursuit of the best ingredients and a straightforward approach in the kitchen, Charlie Palmer Steak Napa showcases artisanal American beef under the influence of local wine country flavors.
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeterP
New England
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steaks, very attentive staff. There are certainly less expensive places downtown, but I’d still recommend it.

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MattR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Seat in the hotel lobby, with next table over guy in a tank top gym shorts and flip flops! So much good food in Napa!

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RyanS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I was really excited to go to this steakhouse reading prior reviews and seeing the menus, but I was shocked to see how much they increased prices from the menu I saw online. The food was done well, but for the price I expected more from the service and ambiance experience. I felt like I was eating in a mall restaurant or hotel lobby restaurant vs high end steak house.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steakhouse with a wonderful server. John aka “Murph” or “trouble” was an absolute pleasure! We will be back!

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JoeS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have made some changes so to staff shortages but that didn’t affect the quality of service. They do need to bring back their deep fried anchovies that used to be on the Cesar salad. I rated them lower on value because their prices have gone up post Covid but that won’t keep us from coming back.

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AmandaMac
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner at Charlie Palmer. But, we had a very strange server.
He would not tell us his name for almost the entire meal, just stating - my name is "trouble". Finally, right at dessert time, we got "John Marshall". Other than the uncomfortable banter, we had a great meal, and the other service was good.
It was just all the strange interactions with "trouble" that made the business dinner awkward.

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Dancer
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant but not fully staffed yet… can’t even get mushrooms with your steaks

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KyleA
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak was a little over cooked and a bit thin for the price.

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Jason
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Online reservations were super easy to make and after looking at their menu, I made sure to contact the host team at Charlie Palmer Steak to make sure that guests were able to enjoy their Build Your Own Burger section of their menu and I was informed that you have to enjoy that dish in their lounge. Upon sitting down in their lounge, we realized we weren't too comfortable as the lounge is shared with the lobby with that of the Archer Hotel. After asking the host desk to change our table to inside their dining room, they were so accommodating for our party of six, as it was a Sunday evening and inside their dining room, they were quite busy. Although it took a while for our dinner to come out, it was well worth the wait as our Tomahawk Steak was one of the well-prepared steaks that I have had in quite some time. With every bite we could experience the virtues of how well dry aged our meat was. Dining at Charlie Palmer Steak in Napa should be appreciated for what it is, a high-end quality dinner with quality dishes and service. They don't hold back on anything here and for them to be here in a new hotel complex in downtown Napa should be experienced for anyone who wants to enjoy a thoroughly prepared steak meal. Your wallet may feel a little lighter after just one meal, but trust me you will be better off once you experience a dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak in Napa.

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vipHoustonDiner
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was great, although the menu was very limited. We were a little put off by the chef’s comment that if you order the wagyu beef he refuses to cook it any way but rare. I know chefs can be snobs but the client should decide that, right or wrong. We were disappointed in the ambiance—didn’t realize we would literally be sitting in the lobby of a hotel. For that reason alone I wouldn’t return. Service was pretty slow too. We had to track someone down for dessert and the bill.

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MellJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience thank you for the tomahawk steak

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vipAlaska81
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! A destination restaurant!

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ChristinaR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing well worth the money. No one left hungry and we somehow still got dessert. Everything was clean and beautiful I can’t wait to go back.

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Customer
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small menu, but execution is superb!! Every item, best I've had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner.

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HeatherM
Baja California
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Kim and or Zac are our facor. It was Kis last night there. Bummer. They teamed so well!!! Always have our cocktails on there when when we arrive. Feel like local, with special treatment!!!

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CaramelqueenM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, amazing service...dropped my napkin and serve replaced it right when I picked it up! Food is sublime 😋

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good people, will definitely go again!!!!

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ScottH
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a 40th bday. Decided to eat at the bar. So glad we did. Bartenders were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good service pays off on so so food

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NJfoodie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

If it wasnt so pricey, might have given an additional star but expectations are higher for a steak house of this caliber. We split the tomahawk steak for $160... not only was the steak of poor quality, there was absolutely no flavor. Our server offered our girls lemon drop shots as soon as they walked in. They said yes of course, being just 21, but they weren't shots.. more like double shots. This is out of the ordinary in a supposedly upscale restaurant. They added on a 20% tip since we were 7 people. We would not have given that much tip since service was awful. We will never go back and Charlie Palmer needs to be more discerning about where he puts his name. We go to Charlie Palmers Willow in Rhinebeck NY and its far better but this experience in Napa makes me wonder if he cares about quality food or if its just about the money.

Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Responded on June 26, 2021

We are so sorry you did not have a great experience at Charlie Palmer Steak Napa. Our restaurant manager will be sending you a private message shortly to follow up with you.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach was an amazing server. Food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very very good! Service gets an A+! Our drinks were beautifully done. The steak and lobster were absolutely perfect!

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vipPencita
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. We started with a Paloma and then we had the grilled oysters and the burger with fries. OMG!! Then we had the lobster meat app and the Tomohawk steak with mash and spinach. I will be back!!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merv was a great server and our filet mignon dishes were awesome. Also, I was very happy that you had valet parking since my dad can't walk very far these days. My dad was very happy with my choice of restaurant for fathers day. Thank you.

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MaritzaP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was better the last time we were there. Wasn’t wow by any of the food. It was ok. But, I think I will look for a different steak house

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WhyUseMoreWordWhenFewWord
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service was fantastic, would definitely recommend this restaurant for a great steak.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was amazing our server was very attentive well worth the money

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not worth the hype, way over priced for what we received. The fingerling potatoes were nothing special just deep fried potatoes and cream spinach was very different and not that good.

MJ
MarkandJana
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Chicken breast was dry. Filet mignon was tasty but tough. Won't go back.

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VeronicaC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was great. Our server was attentive and detailed. The pricing is expensive. But food was great. The only thing that didn’t make it a 5 star rating was the 1 1/2 hour wait for our food. And 49 min wait for bread and butter.

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JimDMars
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service. Poor cuts of meat for the price. 3/4” thick bone-in ribeye, filet was more like a sirloin tip.

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JenniferO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Medium rare “Kobe” steaks came out blue rare both times and mostly made of gristle. The Brussels sprouts were burnt as the potatoes bland. The best thing was the service and the wine.

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JessicaK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can taste the care in every dish. The food was outstanding. The seafood was fresh and flavorful. The wagyu was.....beyond every expectation. The desserts are a can't miss!

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Xiomara
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Too much noise, really bad steak despite (allegedly) been dry age.
I was expecting way better experience
I’m disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here for our anniversary, we were in luck since they had wagyu steaks for their specials. We both had a wagyu steak and it did not disappoint, the A1 was perfect! The pork belly from the appetizers was also melt on your mouth delicious. Our server, Jacob was also great. We enjoyed our time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful select beef and splendid service!!!
We had a delightful meal of perfectly prepared steak and
Excellent veggies. Lively ambiance and reasonable wine list. Will definitely visit again.

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vipTarynR
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was tremendous. Not a single one without the greatest flavor. The chef is amazing. And he is greatly complimented by the service team. What a delight!

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vipBill
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The bar did not have Gray Goose or Kettle One vodka for our martinis, instead we had Chopin, which was good but @ $18 expensive, and the olives were mealy and not stuffed with anything. My filet mignon was served on a large white plate without any garnishment -- a v. poor presentation. Our server was efficient, but not v. friendly. The Host was dressed in blue jeans with a plain shirt -- not what one would expect to see in a first class restaurant, and many of the patrons were allowed to enter wearing shorts and sneakers which I find unpleasant; however, that seems to be the sloppy way of dressing these days when going out to dinner at the finest restaurants which no longer enforce any kind of strict Dress Code.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was great, our server was attentive to our needs but wasn’t friendly. I guess part of the experience is not only the food but also heart warming smiles our server presents herself to her customers but otherwise will be back to visit when in town.

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Charlie Palmer Steak Napa is rated 4.1 stars by 657 OpenTable diners.

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