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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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4.5

service

4.4

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4.5

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4.2

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (26)
Great for Lunch (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Local Ingredients (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Romantic (13)
Casual (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Seasonal (11)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Organic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Fun (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

One of our favorite places to eat in Napa Valley. Great food, nice people, special but not overly expensive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicious all the way around!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Summer was a terrific waitress, Place was wonderful!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Extremely Well run establishment. Great bar and bartender. Food was outstanding and server was very warm and friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Experience was great. Food is so perfectly seasoned and all the ingredients worked so well together. Oysters were really nice and duck was really terrific. My favorite Napa dinner.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Lovely atmosphere and amazing food are characteristics of this utterly charming restaurant. Not to mention an amazing staff who spoil.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Dined out at Cindy's after a late late much at farmstead. Both my husband and I were relatively still full and looking for a lighter fare. No appetizers. My husband ordered lamb I ordered chicken. Both were delicious. I requested desert to go lemon buttermilk cake. When we got back to the inn. I ate my dessert. Nummy. The best dessert during our trip!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I love Cindy's and have for years! Great staff and drinks and interesting food choices. I must say this is the first time I have been disappointed. We took guests from out of the valley. The fish smelled fishy and wasn't fresh. The duck was dry. The tacos and burger were wonderful. The side of green beens was overcooked. I'm just hoping it was a bad day, we'll give it another shot.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Brought my sister here for lunch after having eaten here three years ago while on vacation. Loved it so much I wanted her to experience the exceptional food and service. It is definitely out of our normal price range for lunch, but we wanted to treat ourselves while in the Napa Valley. The leg of lamb special was divine, as was the dessert (double chocolate creme brulee for me, lemon souffle for my sister). A very special culinary memory for us both.

Tags: Organic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Didn't t like the mussels tried to do too much with the sauce was strande and added salami and olives Go to mustards

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The service was terrible. The waiter was slow and very forgetful. The kitchen messed up our order several ways

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Stuffed peppers were fabulous. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

First time at this restaurant and I definitely will be back! The food was terrific, the tomato salad and oysters for our starters was worth it alone but I had the adult grilled cheese and side salad which was indulgent and delicious. Service was very good our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Parking is a bit challenging but there are spots if you don't mind walking a little.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We've eaten at Cindy's several times and have taken friends there for lunch. Great cuisine in a charming setting.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 12, 2017

WOW!!!! We love Mustard's Grill and couldn't wait to try Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen. We were absolutely thrilled at how terrific the food and service were at CBK. We will definitely return. We both had the burgers and the stuffed peppers. It was hands down the best burger ever and the fries were wonderfully hot and crispy. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

A very nice meal at one of Cindy's lesser known locations. Understated menu and decor. Very solid food. This was our third visit. We will keep going back. The fish dishes are so fresh and flavorful!! Every course we had was solid. Not among the most pretentious of Napa venues but the Backstreet will deliver well balanced and deftly seasoned dishes that are perfect at end of day enjoying the treasures of the Napa Valley.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous! Loves the food and the atmosphere. Definitely a keeper!!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Overall, a very good experience. The only minuses were that the bread and the wine were served after we had finished our first course (soup).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had a late lunch here. The mushroom toast was phenomenal. Grilled cheese was good but not great. High quality preparation and ingredients. Definitely would go back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Our food was just ok. They don't know what they stand for. Menu was too varied to be successful from fish and chips to bibimbop. Pretty restaurant though.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food, service, & ambiance were all superb. This is a great place for lunch in St. Helena. The wood fired roasted duck, ahi tuna salad, and polenta fries were amazing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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