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About Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen is the place to be in the Napa Valley!

1327 Railroad Ave.
St. Helena, CA 94574
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
11:30am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hunt St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 963-1200

Website:
http://cindysbackstreetkitchen.com/

Parking Details:
Spaces reserved for restaurant parking only.

Executive Chef:
Cindy Pawlcyn

Additional:
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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Private Dining

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.

Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for a Date (13)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Seasonal (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a lovely meal. The service was great and the food was delicious. My husband had the meatloaf and he said it was the best he has ever had. I had the rabbit tostada which was was scrumptious. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We only get to cindys a couple if times a year and it's always the best meal we have on our weekend getaway. Highly recommended!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Location is perfect if you are doing either shopping in downtown St Helena or hitting one of the wine tasting rooms.

Bartender George greeted us and made us feel at home before our reservation. Our server was enthusiastic and described everything beautifully.

Place was packed but we were never made to feel rushed. Nice simple food well prepared. I would definitely recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious. Excellent service, great variety. Had the meatloaf and the steak. Wonderful dinner after a day of wine tasting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was just delicious, and Justin was the perfect server!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Staff greeting us was very hospitable as was everyone working there except our waiter who seemed to wish he was elsewhere. The food was wonderful & if you have a different waiter, it will be great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Xlnt as always. Broad menu. Great food and good service

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great meal and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Cindy's for New Year's Eve. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the wait staff was very friendly. It was a great way to end the year!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve dinner just OK. Prime Rib was over cooked. Asked for rare got well done.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our second time there. The reception was moderate, food, pretty good and our waitress was transactional, Spanish accent and fast talking... not the best experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

All was awesome!! The service, cocktails, food. The four of us ordered different dishes, all of which were spectacular. So unique was the rabbit tostada -- superb!! Never had a rabbit dish as great as this! Many thanks!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

caesar salad delicious and plentiful, pollo loco good, chicken was a little undercooked in parts, but otherwise tasty, the stuffed pepper w/cheese, that came with it, was way too spicy to eat. asked how hot pepper was, was told mild, with 1-10 10 being hottest it was a 6. fresh fish of the day petrale sole, out of this world delicious. duck burger A+
ordered mushroom toast appetizer, they forgot about it and then when we mentioned while dinner was being served that we never received it, they then brought it out when dinner plates were being cleared. so we declined. waiter never apologized for forgetting an item he recommended. Campfire dessert was good. great food. kids meals chicken tenders were great. fresh chicken tenders homemade kind. will be back again food was top notch

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We haven't eaten at Cindy's in quite a while and it is still as good as ever. We will definitely go back more often!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We went for my husbands birthday with friends and everyone found something on the menu they liked. The meatloaf was juicy, the duck was yummy even my vegan friend was being accommodated with a Korean dish, sans the egg.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Cindy’s is a staple and always good. Love the chicken curry salad and the tostada. My fav are the Oyster Bingo and Campfire pie

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Another great meal at Cindy's. A last minute dinner event with friends and they fit us in. Sat at a table in the bar, had great cocktails, great food, and a great time! Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Its is always nice to enjoy our special occasions at Cindy's!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I was so excited to check this place out with my husband! The space is beautiful, and the service was great but the food was just ok. My entree the fish and chips, was so soggy that I was only able to eat a couple bites. The restaurant was pretty busy and by the time a server came back to check on us, my husband was almost finished with his meal and didn't know if it was worth saying anything at that point. I had such high hopes for this place but unfortunately left a little disappointed.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We loved the brussel sprouts and stuffed peppers. And my grilled cheese was super tasty as well. Good wine list as well as cocktails. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Having gone to this restaurant for years and being a local it always provides great food for a great reasonable price. Always good sized portions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Cindy's is a deceptively large and very bright and clean restaurant. Lunch menu is very nice, and the Caesar salad delicious. Although the anchovies were hard and dry. Service was pleasant and relaxed. They don't rush you. Great ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I had to ask for a menu to start. waiter was not knowledgeable of menu. The ceasar salad was loaded with way too much dressing. Dressing tasted bland. We ordered the dinner scallops. The puree of potatoes was dry. The califower was not cooked at all. The scallops were tasteless. It was like lukewarm. The vegetables of the evening we're dry. Oh sooooo dry and tuff. Chewy. Then after dinner waiter brought a candle on plate. My sister birthday. Nothing with the candle!! We were sooooo disappointed in the food.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 20, 2017

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I think the food is good, old home feel yet really neat place. We would surely come back!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My husband and I along with another couple truly enjoyed Cindy’s. I had the haddock special which was very nicely prepared and juicy. My friend got the meatloaf which was a surprise but Alison extremely great. She took home the lemon mousse dessert and it was heavenly. We have been to the restaurant before and it did not disappoint!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Owned by the same person as Mustards, this place is a "hidden gem" that you enter from a side street that parallels the main drag. I say hidden, because everyone knows where it is. Reservations are a must. The food was great. We went as two couples and shared several plates. The food was excellent and the service was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was a slow night and the staff had not handled an early birthday request. The rabbit tostada was very good and the lemon soufflé and butterscotch creme was awesome.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Nice ambience off the main drag.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Duck burger with shiitake mushroom ketchup is a must. Lamb taco appetizer was devine! Pineapple upside down cake a la mode, the best! Great sister Restaurant of Mustard. First visit, we will be back again.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great place wonderful staff fantastic owner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Family celebrations

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Can’t go wrong with this choice

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Booked for an anniversary and brought our son too. Bar was a little behind with drinks but our server kept us informed and the pace was totally fine. Great Salmon special! An overall great experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We were disappointed. Food was okay but the french fries were frozen and not fresh cut.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Wonderful dinner menu. Fish of the day was special treat! Great atmosphere! Spectacular service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This was my third time dining here .
Unfortunately , the service was not engaging so the food was not presented in an enticing manner . My son is a chef and I was hoping to treat him to a special experience :(

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful service and delicious food. We will definitely return in the future

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Artistic food. Go get some.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 25, 2017

It was wonderful!!! Sit outside under the huge fig teee if possible. Delicious food. I had the stuffed peppers and my husband had the meatloaf. Yummy!

Tags: Organic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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