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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

4.6
2704 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen is the place to be in the Napa Valley!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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Hours of operation
11:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 963-1200
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cindy Pawlcyn
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hunt St.
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Parking details
Spaces reserved for restaurant parking only.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen is the perfect venue for your next event. Built in the 1800’s the building incredibly charming and quaint. With two floors and two private rooms upstairs it is ideal for the smaller group or large.

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What 2704 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Good was delicious! Service was perfect!! One of my favorite places!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Our guests absolutely loved the steak! And my husband discovered something new and delicious: fava bean soup. My choice was the adult grilled cheese sandwich...MMmmmmm.
Great friendly service...in English and Spanish.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The duck burger was very tasty, but friend chicken overrated.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

a total disappointment. Only a couple of times in my "eating" career that I have ever sent a meal back. The fried chicken was hard, cold, over cooked. I suggested that the cook had microwaved yesterday's leftovers. They did take it off the bill.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was great but our waiter was probably the worst I have ever experienced.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch at Cindy’s! The fried green tomatoes were fantastic, as was the cheesecake. And the wine list is as good as we’ve seen in the Napa Valley. I can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food & service were both superb!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We had eaten a few times here before and this time it did not disappoint either.
The food is inventive, there is something for every taste and service is attentive.
Great place to have a nice meal.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Chicken was dry and otherwise mediocre. The restaurant allows dogs on the patio, which isn't our style and, frankly, spoils the ambiance some. Not what we expected from a place of this caliber.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We started dinner off with delicious grilled artichoke hearts, followed by the best korean pork ribs I've ever tasted, and finished with key lime pie. Cindy's wait staff and host staff are also friendly, down to earth, non pretentious and attentive. They were wonderful with my dog Bailee ( a well mannered, very sweet and also very large shepherd). Thoroughly enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Cindy's is a great place in St. Helena operated by a nationally recognized chef. The casual dining menu ranges from great salads, sandwiches and full entrees using fresh, local ingredients.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great bespoke cocktails and the desserts are divine.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Fantastic lunch on a Friday in St Helena. Our group of 15 thought they had reserved a private room, but it didn't work out, but luckily we had the whole upstairs to ourselves, so it did work out perfectly! not sure of the noise level downstairs, but having a room to ourselves was terrific.

everyone enjoyed everything they ordered, except the fries didn't come out hot enough for my friend. the campfire pie was a huge success. they have an elevator which is great for older people and babies in strollers.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Loved the variety of the menu. The restaurant ran out of Rond Pond Cab...which was a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Friends were visiting from LA so we chose this place to enjoy the evening. Great service and cuisine. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. The only real down side was the warm room with no air conditioning.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Get together with family was great. Many options for everyone on the menu and service was quick yet we were never rushed. We all relaxed over coffee after the meal and enjoyed our experience at Cindy's.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This was fabulous- our best Napa area dining experience. Service was spectacular, food amazing. We sat on the patio, everything was perfect. Can’t wait to return on our next trip to the area.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

One of our Napa Valley favorites
Had to wait for our table and was given 2 glasses of champagne for the inconvenience
Must try duck burger
Order the swordfish if it’s available. Unbelievable flavors

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food was nice, but not overwhelming like at Cindy’s other restaurant, Mustards Grill. The service was great and very accommodating and the decor was pleasant. I would focus on the menu to bring in more specialities that define the establishment.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Anthony provided great experience

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Very nice dinner. Great food and the restaurant was not over crowded with loud piping lousy music. Enjoyed the night very much

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

A favorite restaurant of mine in St. Helena! The food and service are always top notch. I went for lunch with a coworker this time. The carnitas tacos appetizer was so good. We both had salads, chicken curry and mango avocado with salmon - our plates were cleaned. We had enough room for dessert believe it or not, the key lime pie and the Fancy Nancy were so good, not overly sweet and easy to share. I would highly recommend this restaurant to locals and anyone visiting from out of town.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great spot if you are in St Helena - stopped for lunch between wine tastings/tours in the area. Good food, good service - nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The concepts and the food are always outstanding, what a wonderful wonderful meal!!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Friends from LA were in town so we decided on Cindy's. A short two block walk from home. Great cuisine. No corkage if the reservation was made on Open Table. Cindy's is one of my "go to" places in Saint Helena.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Disappointing..Waited over 40 minutes for our food. When it came it was wrong. My cheeseburger was missing the cheese. When they "fixed" the cheeseburger the fries came back overdone. It would seem that they were left under the warmer too long. Appetizers came after the entrees. Surprising as I have visited Cindy's many times in the past.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is my fourth time eating at Cindy's. It's always a positive experience. Wonderful food and excellent service. I highly recommend Cindy's for dining in St. Helena.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent service. They went out of their way to help me with my wife’s birthday. The food was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

For the last 7 years I’ve been going to Cindy’s for lunch on my bday. It’s my tradition. Love the ambience of the crisp white table linens, colorful rainbow of crackled water glass, light steaming thru the windows, window boxes filled with plants & flowers, beautiful art work, great food and service. And, of course, seeing Cindy! Love it!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Enjoyed lunch here. Creative small plates. Nice main meals. Service could be improved. Needed to remind staff of items such as bread. It was not busy so don’t know the issue. Restaurant was quiet allowing conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Anniversary dinner...Everything’s by was great especially the Pollo Loco, key lime pie and Margaritas

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First time here. We visit their sister restaurant, Mustard's, every time we come to Napa, so we decided to give it a try. Everything was delicious. Our group had a variety of items...fresh fish, meat loaf, duck burger, and pollo loco. Every one was happy with their choices. We will definitely be back to visit in the future.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My only complaint about this restaurant is the choice of music and the level of noise sometimes. I don't care for loud rock anywhere and it seems particularly odd for this restaurant. I'd rather have no music at all than loud hip hop.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great service, good recommendations - will be coming back!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter. We have had dinner or brunch many times. Food was really great but the waiter lacked sleep or wasn’t interested. It made for a less than special event.

We each had the Easter ham.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food and good service make this another star restaurant in Napa Valley. If staying in St. Helena, then you should have this on your list of dinner spots.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Loved all the food and had great service!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Silvia was incredible! very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was impecable and fresh like always!

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