Napa at Kingsley

4.7
1048 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Napa Valley has a very unique culinary style and personality - local fresh ingredients prepared simply with a passion for scratch cooking, bold wines at great prices, and a vineyard aesthetic influenced by the rustic natural surroundings. Napa at Kingsley is excited to bring this comfortable style of dining to the vibrant fort mill area and the communities surrounding the Kingsley development.
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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1048 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foodie
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time. We sat outside. It was marvelous. Food. Service. Everything. We will be back

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AliciaD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience here is always delightful! Food, ambiance, service, drinks- all worth it. We love the chicken and waffles for brunch. We got married here last year and the staff now treats us like family.

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ChuckG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit to Napa and once again the food and service (Sarah) were outstanding! Always an enjoyable experience for special celebrations - or any day!

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BethM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food, great waitstaff! We’ll be back!

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Lovetheduck
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Napa at Kingsley was a refreshing change. The food was thoughtful and creative. Every dish had an usual ingredient. The scallops were huge and the duck was cooked perfectly with a crispy crust. Love that they serve each type of wine in a different glass. The attention to detail is fun. The restaurant opens up to a nice view, and the vibe is very upbeat. Chef James food is something you should not miss.

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Copper
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

If you have plenty of time to waste, like bland food and really like potatoes. This is the place for you!
Service was so slow. We had to ask our server multiple times for the same thing. Very disappointing.

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lovedit
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner 5 stars. Very loud. Hard to hear.

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JeffE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It’s just ok. Try’s a bit too hard and misses.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was a spectacular. Had the tuna appetizer and the sea bass and everything was fabulous.

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vipBillM
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our neighbors and they loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Steak and lobster tail were over cooked. Service was slow. At least manager comped meal, and all staff was kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We came here to celebrate buying our first home with a gift card from our realtor. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. We loved the vibe and being right by the water. It took a while for a waiter to come greet us. The bread and butter was delicious—that butter! We got an appetizer of lemon gnocchi and that was great. I wish I could have ordered that as an entree. The bread and app came out quickly.

Then the experience started to turn sour. We waited at least 45 minutes for our entrees. All said and done, we spent 2 hours at this restaurant. It was just me and my husband, we weren’t a large group.

I ordered the duck and was sorely underwhelmed. It was crispy which I appreciated. But the cherry sauce tasted like salty condensed beef stock, no cherry at all. It ate really salty and the risotto didn’t have a lot of flavor. My husband ordered the steak filet and thought it was meh. He said it needed salt.

Before our entrees came out, the manager did come out and apologize for the wait. Our server gave us a free dessert of cheesecake which was kind. The crust was a little thick but the lemon whipped cream and strawberries were to die for.

I will probably not be back here. I appreciate the gesture of a free dessert, but thought the wait was crazy and the entrees were underwhelming.

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RPinOC
Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

We had a table on the patio overlooking the pond, which was very nice. $18 for a vesper seemed excessive, I mean, its not like it in LA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, pretty loud but we are ok with that.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Mediocre food, not well prepared. Pork chop was overcooked and dry, wife’s risotto was undercooked, scallops cooked well but gritty. Very unlikely to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were amazing and we loved sitting outside!

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CharlotteS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We were a table of six in the outdoor patio area. Our waitress was pleasant but not upbeat or welcoming. She reached over people to place the water and other bar items. One of the margaritas did not have the garnishing and she came back and just plopped it onto the glass that was missing it. After we finished our dinner and dessert and she brought us the check, she completely disappeared for at least 15 minutes. We were held hostage waiting on her. I finally started to get out of my chair and go look for her and as I stood up she appeared.

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BonnieM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best crab cakes I have ever had!!! I can't wait to go back!

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vipjccrvb
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlie was extremely professional, knowledgeable about the menu and just a treat as our server. Colton, (the floor manager, I think) was also nice, professional and knowledgeable about wine.
NAPA is unique with its flavor combinations. Things you would not expect to be paired together just work. The ambiance is wonderful, the food is extremely unique and the service is excellent.

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NapaKingsley
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 6 for a business dinner; we were running late but the staff was very accommodating and held the table for us. Order was taken promptly and the food was excellent. Great wine selection, from value price to high-end. Service was attentive but not hovering. Will definitely be back.

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vipbwimmer
Charlotte
128 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful waiter. He was so polite and informative about Napa. We all got small plates and thoroughly enjoyed them.

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CLTfrqDiner
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

great location and outdoor seating. Bar is a fun place to have a drink and even your dinner.

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vipkerrip
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Easter Brunch with my family. Wonderful Prix Fixe menu choices and everything was delicious. Excellent service despite a very busy day. Our table was just inside the open doors so we had the best of both worlds...out of the sun and a cool breeze. Will definitely be back!

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FelishaJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time there, with my date. The overall experience was wonderful. Our waitress Erin was WONDERFUL!!

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GaryD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Easter Brunch was delicious! The server Fran is an amazing server. She is friendly and knowledgeable. The set menu for holidays is our favorite way to enjoy the food. This is our third holiday and we will definitely be back! We didn’t ask prior to ordering it, but the chicken and waffles was very spicy, tasty but spicy. Everything else was delicious as well, with six of us we had almost every entree! Thank you Napa for a wonderful afternoon!

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vipCareg
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing here! Always a good choice for dinner! Service was wonderful as well!

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TraceyW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We visited Napa at Kingsley with my mother-in-law for my husband's birthday (table of 3).
The staff was very accommodating, allowing us to sit at an outside table. We were not in a rush at all, so we didn't mind that it took about 15 minutes for staff to set up a heater at our table.

Service and the kitchen seemed slow that night (it was a Saturday, so they were probably pretty busy. I didn't see the dining room.)
Things that took too long were generally the responsibility of our primary server, so I think she might have been experiencing some difficulties keeping up. Her first trip to our table for our drink order and picking up our tab for payment processing took the longest. Luckily, the restaurant practices a sort of "team service" that covered up our server's inability to nicely pace our experience.
The kitchen was a little slow. Entrees took longer than they should have, so a manager visited.

Aside from the minor delays and several people having to help our slow server, entrees were good. Napa really excels with main courses. We had the duck, salmon and scallops. All were excellent.
But...our first course "foie gras" small plate was strange and overpriced. The meat did not taste like foie gras in the least bit, and the mystery protein was served with french toast, strawberry jam and TONS of maple syrup. A strange tiny breakfast for $15...

Dessert was strawberry cheesecake with a weird layer of chiffon cake baked into the middle. Very different, didn't really understand the cake inside the cheesecake...
Of the 4 desserts on the menu, only 3 were actually available. The server proceeded to tell us in detail about the screwed up bomba dessert that was basically un-servable that night. (Maybe a more graceful explanation would be in order.)

Compared to past visits, there were a few disappointments. But we'll go back; maybe it was just an off night.

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vipBillH
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time dining at Napa. Great food presentation and service. We will be back when we travel back to SC

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Ryan
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was awesome! We love Napa and will continue to frequent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The food was great Except the lobster, too overcooked.
The waitress was amazing, she was able to get one of their of menu desserts which was fantastic.
It is a very noisy atmosphere, but if you’re looking for some good food definitely a great spot.

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BillD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Good service. The staff all wore masks, cleaned well between seating. Definitely will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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JimmyS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brook was our server and she was wonderful ! The best dirty martini I’ve had in a long time

JM
JacquelineM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit the servers are professional, food is presented beautifully and tastes wonderful.

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TomM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a nice view from the outdoor seating. Lucas' service was spot on. Carpaccio and Foie Gras were delicious. Carrot Ginger soup was good; the day's special soup of Cream of Mushroom missed the mark.

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DonaldM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5