Compline

4.6
480 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Compline is an award-winning wine and food destination in the heart of downtown Napa, created by Matt Stamp MS and Ryan Stetins. Our chalkboard menu, by Executive Chef Jammir Gray, focuses on Californian cuisine, emphasizing the bounty and flavors of Northern California.

Currently, Compline has created a safe space for our staff and guests. We offer socially distanced seating on our outdoor patio and inside our restaurant. (Every outdoor table has an individual heater.)

Our 500-selection wine list focuses on handpicked local favorites and classic bottles from all over the world. A separate retail shop selection allows our guests to grab a bottle to go.

We want to bring the Napa community and visitors to our valley together to eat good food, enjoy great wine, and experience our relaxed downtown Napa hospitality.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 480 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRAH205
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute reservations made and they did not disapoint.
Definately a place to go.

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WilliamS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Overpriced roadkill steak tougher than a piece of rubber.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service5ambience2

It’s was a nice place I would love to know that they don’t have any booster seats or high chairs for kids since it’s was a mother day celebration, I notice a few moms with kids has the same issue

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JoseArroyo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a KEEPER, Ingredients are fresh, tasty and all food was delicious, and portions are perfect. Clean and organized restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. At the market daily to find what’s fresh. Our cauliflower mushrooms were a little over salted. Everything else was outstanding.

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vipAngela
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd visit, this occasion was for a girls weekend trip. We started with the duck fat fries. They are perfect. Just the right amount of salt and crispness. I got the lamb Ragu again and it was as delicious as ever. Everyone got different dishes so we could share. The Khorosan with fiddle ferns, black cod, and ricotta gnudi were all unique and amazing. Since we’d been wine tasting most of the day, we kept it light and stuck with a local rosé.

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JodiH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was simply lovely - we both had the duck and it was delicious! Ample wine selections and cool modern interior. Our server was great at suggestions.

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BenN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The service was great and the ambiance was classy. However the portion size was extremely small for the price. I was surprised that none of the main dishes for dinner had any sides and the protein size itself was small. I don't feel the price was fair for what we received.

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Patwq
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Noise was high , food was good, service was okay. Can skip

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sometimes food takes long to come out. I’ve waited tables before and sometimes you get in the weeds. But the waiter should let the waiting table know. That would have made all the difference in our experience

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vipLoveMPLS
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended this restaurant from a few Napa locals when I was at Grace’s Table restaurant. The restaurant is located in the back corner of the First Street Napa shopping mall. You will walk up to two large doors and the outdoor seating is on your right. When we walked in, we were surrounded by wine and the bar was straight ahead. The greeter found our lunch reservation and we were seated outside. In a few minutes, we had water and menus with a white wine recommendation. Per the locals recommendation, we needed to order the burger and fries cooked in duck fat. We ordered as instructed and the food arrived in about 15-20 minutes. Once you take your first few bites, you’ll understand why the restaurant is so quiet. The food is so darn good! As I my teeth cut through the bacon and patty, I could feel the juice running down the palms of my hands. I closed my eyes to enjoy the bite because I could tell this was a freshly ground hamburger. Between bites I would grab a few fries and catch my wife’s eyes. Without saying a word, we knew this was a true foodie nirvana moment. Now it is time to wrap this review up. Amazing service, check. Large outdoor seating space, check. Wine expertise, check. Friendly vibe, check. Mind blowing food, check.

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AnaniL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our server was great! His name is Alfie!
I would come back soon!

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RonanA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was poor:

- We waited at least 10 min at the door for someone to acknowledge us and seat us.
- Then it took another 28 minutes seated at the table to place our order. There seemed to be lots of staff buzzing around and it wasn't that busy but they just seemed disorganized and scattered.
- After consulting with the waiter and talking wine choices for 5 minutes we made our decision only to be told 10 minutes later that they had sold out of that wine. Very frustrating and something I'd expect a waiter in a wine bar to know before hyping us up on our selection.


Food was good (3/5) overall:

- Duck fat fries were fantastic and the pork belly sandwich was super tasty.
- The fried chicken sandwich and burger were so-so. Nothing memorable about either.
- Kale salad was nice but the crudo fish was rather chewy and lacked much flavor.

Really it was the fries that saved the day!

Overall nothing special. For a $300 bill you'd expect the food and service would make you want to return - I don't.

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PaulC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, helpful staff, good location. Awesome wine too!

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vipJamesM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wine bar/ restaurant/retail spot has become the fun spot in town. Expect to see the area’s locals and winemakers enjoying the famous Compline burger amidst wine lovers and tourists. Cuisine here is refined comfort food highlighted with fresh locally source ingredients. What’s not to like?

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vipPeteM
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting - loved the daily fresh ingredients and flavors... not drenched in sauce or dressing, just enough. Our waiter patiently explained a few of the more unusual dishes/wines, and steered us towards our preference not the most expensive menu items. Lamb Ragu pappardelle was fantastic.
We were outdoor dining due to Covid, but the heaters were sufficient. Well worth a try for a date night!

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SaraH
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, seated on terrace/patio qith heaters directly over our seats. Wind was a bit much, and we forgot our jackets which impacted our enjoyment of the meal, which we realize was our fault, not that of Compline. My partner loved his steak, and I really enjoyed the pappardelle with lamb ragu. True highlight was the duck fat fries, though, definitely a must have.

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pmabray
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants and experiences in town.

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BarryR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Napa. Fantastic selection of wines and great food.

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Doug
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in courtyard area which was comfortable and energetic. Food was outstanding, and prices were reasonable! Will definitely be back! Great spot!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even better then advertised. Food was outstanding. Will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The main courses are very good. The appetizers were somewhat disappointing. The $22 cheese plate was nothing great. They have a nice outdoor setting but they haven’t taken the liberty of making it more personalized or beautiful. Maybe adding pretty guard rails or plants would be nice. My biggest complaint is that it is a wine bar but their wine by the glass selection was minimal and frankly not good. I had to send my French Riesling back because it was so flat. Additionally a staff member came by and told us we were taking too long and that the next party would be there within 30 minutes and we needed to leave soon. I found that so offensive. The waiter was fine but the service manager and overall general service was snooty.

Compline
Responded on April 19, 2021

It is not our intention to hurry our guests experience, however, your reservation was at 5:00pm and, as stated on our OT reservation reminder, we allot about 1.5 hours for each table. It was two hours after your reservation time that we brought this to your attention. We did try to move other reservations, but on a busy Saturday night with only 50% of our tables, our options are limited. Unfortunately, that is not our permanent patio, so we do not have the ability to add permanent furnishings.

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vipBruceandginna
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Pretty good but very expensive for what you get.

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LEFB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We had some wonderful food at Compline but there is wonderful food to be had elsewhere with better care taken of its customers. Ultimately, the service and ambience did not justify the price. Service was hurried and it was clear that there were not enough servers on the floor. Our wine list (one for a table of six) was whisked away after the first course, not to be seen again, and we were not asked if we'd like more wine after the first glass. I had to flag down the waiter to ask him if I could have a glass of wine with my entree and what he would recommend. Appetizers were staggered, so that two of them came out a good twenty minutes before the others--no apology or acknowledgement of this amateur move. This combination of slow and rushed service felt terrible as a customer-- that feeling that you had to catch a waiter's eye and track him down for basic things and that he is eluding you. Again, I don't blame the waiter but the management. The ambience outside, tucked into the back of a shopping area, was not warm or inviting: it could have done with blankets for us, as well. Though I made our reservations a month previously, the table was set for five rather than six and my husband never received a menu. Little touches make a meal at this price special, and I'm afraid that not only little touches but basic things were missing from this very pricey meal. I'd like to remind management that many people are visiting Napa as their first getaway since the pandemic and that Compline is a special, celebratory meal for many-- not a typical weekend out kind- of- place. It is an experience they want to remember fondly. Finally, beware: I learned later that they often add a service charge to the final bill. We were so tired and in a rush to get out of there that I didn't spend too much time looking at the details of the final bill and wonder if I left a 20% tip on top of a service charge without knowing it-- which would be galling, given the experience.

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JeffreyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant, great food. Outdoor seating was a bit bland but necessary during the pandemic. Cod was prepared perfectly.

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vipKevinR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Was freezing outside and was told if we cancel on the spot it was $100 to leave. Really? We ate as fast as we could and didn’t really enjoy the experience after the rough start.

Compline
Responded on April 13, 2021

Kevin, We understand that the temperatures dropped during your dining experience. We were unable to move your table, because the dining room and remaining patio were full. In an effort to make you more comfortable on the patio we worked with Chef to bring the dishes out quickly and hot. We also had your individual table heater on max. Our intention was not to make your experience too expeditious. We look forward to warmer days and more seating capacity indoors.

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viplgc73
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

birthday lunch... yum

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KashiffD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a first class experience all the way ! Will definitely be coming back

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Julie
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Compline is a fantastic wine bar with a unique curated list. The owners are both super personable and stop by the tables often. Matt, the Master Somm, was a wealth of knowledge and incredibly helpful when we were choosing a more adventurous bottle to share. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because while the food is good, we felt the prices were pretty high in comparison to the portions. (The black cod was a highlight). But we love the atmosphere and the wine is truly spectacular. Very excited for the wine classes w/ Matt to start back up.

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vipMizzvick
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is JUST SO DAMN GOOD! Amazing wine list, and those DAMN DUCK FAT FRIES🥰🥰🥰
Excellent service EVERY SINGLE TIME SINCE DAY 1!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Was excited about it as the person at the tasting room said it was great. 2 of us really enjoyed our meals and 2 of us not so much. One dish was the Ricotta Gnudi which was basically a porridge/grits. Not sure if they melted or used too much of something but was unfortunately better eaten w a spoon than fork. The other disappointing dish was the pork belly. It was much fattier than usual. We did eat pretty late so maybe we were just at the tail end. The steak and the duck were delicious and the duck fat fries were AHMAYZING. So overall it was a mixed bag.

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vipRachelS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Went for dinner after a day at the vineyards, perfect place to enjoy a good meal and unwind in downtown Napa

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Magda
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Probably the best food I have had in 20 years! I am a food snob and this was French Laundry style exquisite meals. The Pork Belly was out of this world and the Parpadelle with lamb ragu was the best I have ever tasted! The cheese cake was no traditional cheese cake, but an exceptional and delicate desert. The service, unfortunately was very slow, which didn't bother us because we wanted to linger, but had my husband been there, he would have been angry.

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Bandy
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, and service as usual. COVID-safe

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic wine list and excellent food.

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vipMandy
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside patio lunch.... great service and BEST food and wine. Cannot be beat!

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EbeliaH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here for the first time, and we were really pleased with the experience. The waitstaff was very helpful and friendly, but not intrusive. It was pretty quiet for lunch, but that is to be expected for a Monday when we are barely starting to allow limited indoor dining. I ordered fish but their seafood hadn't arrived yet, so I went with a salad. The food was great and I got some friendly help picking out a glass of wine. Can't say much about the ambience as we were outside and there isn't much going on as far as scenery.

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vipJenniferC
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite chilly outdoor dining due to pandemic, Compline delivered warmth through great food and service. The portions are on the smaller side - so don't plan on sharing dishes if you are hungry. Our friends split a starter salad - and ended up with just a few bites each. I ordered the lentil soup - portion was small but perfect for one - and the flavors were amazing. The chicken pate was only appetizer that we ordered that was large enough to share - and it was delicious. Toasted bread served as vessel for the creamy chicken liver mousse. Main dishes were a hit - the cod, again small but tasty. The tagliatelle with lamb ragu, rich but a small serving (can't share). The pork belly - perfectly tender and the gnudi - soft, perfect pockets of pasta. We ordered two desserts for the table of four - and it was perfect size. The service was attentive and kind. They even rolled over another table heat lamp as diners were clearing out so we could be a little warmer outside. Helped make the dessert course much more enjoyable. All-in-all, a lovely restaurant with great service - a little on the pricey side given the smaller portions but great service made it all worthwhile.

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Gofoodie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Small plates but big on taste. Outdoor was away from street.

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AshleyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food!! Atmosphere with outside heaters. Must get duck fat fries.

FAQs

Compline offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 492-8150.

Compline is rated 4.6 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.