Compline

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Compline is a new style of wine and food destination in the heart of downtown Napa created by Master Sommelier Matt Stamp and Ryan Stetins.

Open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, Compline focuses on Napa cuisine: we support local growers and purveyors throughout wine country's bountiful seasons, while drawing on techniques and cultural influences from around the globe. Favorite fall dishes include liberty duck breast, vegetable lasagna, hanger steak with fondant potatoes, and our best-in-town burger and duck fat fries.

The wine bar is at the core of Compline. Our wine list focuses on handpicked local favorites and top-class Napa wines, placed among a large selection of worldwide classics. 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.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

We got seated in the far dinjng room which has poor ambiance. It’s just dull. The main dining room seemed better. The lounge area seemed best. Portions were small. I tried 2 different glasses of white, neither good. I just can’t see a reason to ever go back, too many good options in Napa.

B
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Good things: Quality of Food and service... both our duck and hamburger were very good. Not so Good: Ambiance was cold and lacking... Menu was very limited with just four or five entries. Wine prices were over the top.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wine list. Small menu with a great variety and tasteful. Service is class A.

g
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice glassware and places are, good food, greatvservice

AB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was courteous and knowledgable, halibut was perfectly done very moist and tender, had a nice corner table with a view of the "square"'

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What a wonderful find in a alley/side street.... I say to miss it. The staff/wine guy (looks like a character from NCIS New Orleans) was welcoming - professional and helpful. Food was exceptional - duck fat fries amazing. We had the steak - fried chicken & duck breast. Ended with a delightful cheese board and flourless chocolate cake. May be downtown Napa’s best kept secret.... but found it in my Food & Wine magazine. So worth it!!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food there is some of the best in the valley. Also great are the wines by the glass. Service is always exceptional, especially Nicole.... she is amazing!!

BL
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Way too loud and food was ok but not great, service was good

JS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Service very good. Overall very good experience.

JG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff is excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a phenomenal place! Everything was perfect. I would go back every day if I could!

KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wine was super overpriced for menu - I don’t need a $200 bottle of wine for a burger

Compline
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hi Karen, we try to keep great wines for everyone's budget—In addition to our list wines, we have about 100 wines in our retail shop for under $35/bottle. All of those can be enjoyed with dinner too!

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JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent burger.

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c
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Menu is way too limited. Food tasted okay. The restaurant inside is very small so it got really loud even with just a group of 6 people.

HK
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and friendly. And the food and wine was delicious.

OT
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Congratulations Matt and Ryan for two great years providing a terrific place to enjoy wonderful meals, great wines and friendly atmosphere in downtown Napa! Every visit is a joy!

B
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the entire place. Very welcoming, our server had excellent recommendations for food and wine pairings. The bean salad and meatballs were outstanding options for a starter.

L
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a wonderfull wine list! Some of the best service in Napa...if they have the shrimp and calamari cakes get them you won’t be disappointed.

h
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here twice. Among the best fries (duck fat) I have ever had. The kids said the burgers were incredible - combo of steak and waygu beef, so amazing richness and quality. Would definitely come back!

YS
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Compline is a mix of wine-bar and restaurant. I wonder if we would have had a better experience if we had gone for more of a bar experience. The interior is a little cold and uninviting. There was a strange vibe that made it feel like the only customers that weren't personal friends of the owner and staff (the only other folks besides us in the dining area were two large parties). The wine list by the glass was very limited, which was a bit unexpected from a wine-themed restaurant. Additionally, every time we ordered a drink, the waiter would take the drink menu, so we kept having to do this dance where he would ask us if we wanted more drinks and we would say yes, but he would have to bring back the menu before we could pick something.
The food was quite good, however. In fact, my fiancee went back the next day to have a repeat serving of the chicken liver pate. I really enjoyed the gazpacho and bagna cauda.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is so awesome that they have a wine retail section. Got some killer Burgundy and just had to pay normal retail plus a very reasonable corkage fee.

PW
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a fabulous wine selection here. This is exactly what people are looking for when they talk about a small, local wine country hangout.

JV
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality cooking and exceptional knowledge of food-wine pairing.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Not a great experience we called to say we were going to be late and they told us that would not be an issue. When we arrived there was no table available. After waiting 15 more minutes at the bar we decided to just eat there. Wine selection was very good, the food was below average for the price.
There was an extremely rude borderline obnoxious patron at the bar who probably should have been kicked out.
I would not recommend or return to this place with all the other options in Napa.

NE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Living in Napa we are very spoiled by exceptional food and service. Friends have recommended the restaurant and we were looking forward to dining there. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. Even though the restaurant wasn't full the noise level was very high and we had to raise our voices to be heard across our table. Food took 45 minutes to arrive once we'd placed our order. Two of us had the duck, one the halibut and one the burger with duck fat fries. The halibut and fries were good, the other items just okay. We're likely to give it another try but probably not soon.

AB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my third time eating and Compline and had my absolute best experience with the food. In the past, there was only one thing that maybe sounded good, and the food was really good, just not out of this world. But this last visit was amazing! We shared the octopus, had the gazpacho, I ordered the halibut and my boyfriend ordered the pork. Everything was bright, fresh, full of flavor and deeelicious.

Compline is a great place to go if you want to get off the beaten path suggestions on wines that you will not drink anywhere else. Don't go and expect to order wine that you've heard of. You'll be trying wine from different regions, all with great suggestions from the staff. And the wines by the glass are fairly priced.

I gave a 4 star on service only because we had to be on our waiter a little with ordering our main dish, had empty wine glasses for some time before getting his attention to order more. But that is the only reason.

The ambiance is great for an intimate dinner with close friends. I recommend sitting outside on a nice day/night

OT
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I recommend Compline to anyone who will listen. Matt and Ryan run a wonderful wine bar/wine shop/ restaurant. Great food, great wine, great service! Love the burger and the main courses and the salads and the desserts and DO NOT MISS the duck fat fries!! Menu changes periodically, so plan to visit often for either lunch or dinner. Cheers!!

FC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had lunch here for the first time. Way too pricy for what we ordered. The food was ok. Service was extremely slow even though there was hardly anyone in the restaurant! I gave 3 stars because the waiter was very nice. Otherwise, I would had given a 2.

L
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, well trained staff,very good food and an incredible wine selection.

PF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service ambiance and best playlist ever in a restaurant

LW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place - fun food menu but It's all about the wine list!

LD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bacon Jam burger was dynamite. Duck fat fries and house made aioli were a great compliment. Extensive wine list and not just Napa stuff which was refreshing considering the alcohol level of the Napa appellation. Had a great bottle of Ceritas. Thanks again, will come back and refer friends!

-Luke

JS
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. Mediocre food. No one in restaurant and the wait was interminable.

J
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Waitress was very knowledgeable. Dinner was amazing. Will definitely be back.

ET
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our waiter forgot us completely. Another waiter came and helped the table next to us, and he kept walking right past us. We waited because we had our dessert left, but no one came. We saw the waiter coming out again helping the table next to us, and we stacked our plates trying to signaled that we were done with our meal. He , once again, walked right past us. We ended up having to go to the counter/host table to ask for the check.
Not really a great way to start the day in Napa.

n
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing wine list
Great service
Awesome small food bites
My husband was like a kid in a candy store shopping for wine after we ate!

KY
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not what I expected and not worth the high prices. The menu is very limited. Entrees were very good, but everything else was a let down. Starters were bland and Dessert was overly salty. For the cost I would not return.

h
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Several people in my group had dietary restrictions and they were able to accommodate. Staff is always friendly and not to obtrusive. Sat on patio and enjoyed the evening.

MG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful and the drink list had a number of interesting options!

OT
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from Florida via San Francisco. After an unexpectedly slow journey from our San Francisco base, we were welcomed to Compline! The traffic delays made our dinner reservation impossible and there was no availability for the time we wanted. I called the restaurant and the host was very understanding: “Sorry to hear about your traffic problems. Come on over; we’ll get you in!” That’s customer service!

Our server was wonderful and our meal was great! The menu is good, solid California style with its own twist! My lamb meatballs were fantastic and my couscous salad was composed differently than I’d ever had! Yummy! My husband opted for a burger: it was excellent!

This is a great wine-based restaurant (as one would expect in Napa). The wines I tasted at the server’s suggestion were good. We’d definitely return!