Napa River Grill

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$30 and under
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Californian
Inspired by the beauty and romance of California’s wine country, Napa River Grill provides a taste of Northern California in Louisville’s own backyard. The menu features expertly prepared dishes using only the finest seasonal ingredients, and the award-winning wine list offers the best from the New World. Set in the vibrant Westport Village, the cozy lounge opens into a bright dining room bathed in natural light. The outdoor bar, grapevine-surrounded patio, and fire pit make an ideal setting for alfresco meals. Whether you are having a romantic night out, a casual dinner with friends, or a business meeting, the relaxed yet elegant ambiance is perfect for any occasion.
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SB
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food but slow service because of a large party.

MC
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday but I have eaten there twice in three days. Food is fantastic.

G
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredibly wonderful dinner. The service, atmosphere, and the creativity of the dishes was superb.

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat out frequently and new to the area.
Great Food and Service!!

We will definitely go back for Dinner and Sunday Brunch!

OT
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Quality not very good. Service was not either

RV
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We sat at our table for About 40 minutes until someone finally waited upon us and that only happened because we flagged down another server, the guy filling the water glasses was great. I’m big on first impressions especially at upscale and pricey venues as Napa, so needless to say I won’t be going back anytime soon.

TW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding buffet selections and service. Continued to replenish food until the last 30 minutes.

CL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Napa River Grill is our go to brunch spot on Sunday. Their salmon croquets are delicious. I would go just for them, but, there are plenty of other entrees, veggies, desserts and breakfast items. There are also vegetarian options which are greatly appreciated. Good food, good ambience and worth the money.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was good!

OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Food and service is excellent! Great $2 mimosas

JB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Brunch Buffet! Very nice selection of items. We will be going back!

S
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While this is a very nice place to have Sunday Brunch, and they have lots of choices, we found it to be just ordinary. Nothing really stood out as great, unusual or special. Since it is one of the most expensive brunches in the area, we expected more . So it was not a good value and we can do better elsewhere.

TR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always. We met friends and sat on the patio. Perfect weather and the service was outstanding. Since we were outside, the noise level was minimum however by the time we left, a couple big parties arrived and were seated at the fire tables. Sounded like it was going to get loud out on the patio. Napa is always a good meal and a good time!

MJ
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Napa River Grill. The food is always amazing and the service is great!

MM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We had the Sunday Buffet and while the most of the food was tasty we were surprised to see burnt waffles and skillet potatoes being served. The potatoes were inedible. The grits were very good. Our server disappeared on many occasions and we were never asked or given the chance to order an omelet or Benedict. He basically brought coffee and the check which took a good 15 minutes to track him down.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Not what I had experienced there before. Too much to write

FE
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow slow slow

JT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was very helpful & attentive. Food was delicious but a bit too pricey

LF
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food choices on Sunday brunch buffet.

KB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Sandy and the crew helping him. From champagne and wine recommendation to the specialty and creative anniversary dessert and presentation, it was a very nice experience. Saw some less than stellar reviews after making the reservation, but our evening was flawless.

JM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

All 7 of us agreed it was worst meal we’d had in years. Service was ok. Server was adequate. But the food was horrendous - the cornbread was dry and cold and literally inedible. I had a simple turkey sandwich-hard to screw up a turkey sandwich. But they managed to do just that. Bread was stale. Turkey was processed and tasteless. Asked for mustard which I never got. 3 others at the table had Reuben sandwich which was cold, on bad bread and the pastrami, if that’s what it was, was inedible. Even the salad tasted two days old. I will literally never again visit a Napa Grill and that was the consensus of the entire table.

OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna special was AMAZIMG

T
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was average, but a bit too expensive for the quality.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

LG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Surprisingly very poor service and marginal food.

DK
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food was not good. None of us finished our meal.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

May not come back. Cornbread slightly overdone. Ceaser salad with salmon was mediocre at best. Way oVer priced for what I got. Was disappointed.

AM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always!! We enjoy the Sunday brunch!!

BE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server sandy was terrific. And our busboy Jake was awesome

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Because we had booked a table they wouldn’t let us have any of the happy hour specials... I think that this is wrong. We were paying for 6 meals and see no reason that we shouldn’t get happy hour prices when we were paying for meals

B
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food, as always, was very good but the service.left much to be desired. Our server was friendly and courteous, but he disappeared for long periods of time. Used dishes were not removed. The glasses from our pre-dinner drinks stayed on the table for most of the meal. We were promised cornbread (which is one of our favorite things at Napa) many times but it didn't actually appear until we were nearly finished with our meal. Napa River Grill is one our favorite restaurants, but I think next time we will rethink our choice.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was not very good especially for the price of 20$ a person for brunch. I asked for a box to take my left overs home and was told that they didn’t do that. Not worth the price! 🤢

C
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful! All four of us were pleased.
The lights should have been turned down. Little too bright. Service was very good!

C
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty, the service was great. Was a good ambient data night

KP
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect date night spot-good food-good ambiance

MN
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have dined at Napa River Grill on several occasions, and have enjoyed it so much that I brought a friend there to celebrate her birthday, which I noted on my reservation. However, her birthday was not acknowledged in any fashion. We order the hummus appetizer, and while the hummus flavor was good, the texture was more pasty than smooth. The tomato soup, waldorf salad, brownie dessert, and French press coffee were all very good. While our server was nice, he didn't mention any specials, soup of the day...we had to ask. And when he brought the coffee, he placed the sugar and cream near the end of the table...we were only a party of 2 sitting at a 4 top, so we had to lean over and reach for the sugar and cream. While it didn't cause us injury to have to reach for it, it was odd that he would place it at the opposite end and not with the coffee press. Overall, it was a fair to good experience.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is one of my favorite places for brunch! They offer a variety of brunch items (not too heavy on just breakfast offerings) and do not sacrifice quality by making certain things in bulk. For example, omelettes / egg Benedict are made to order and included with the purchase of brunch. The chef stands behind the breakfast buffet and consistently tends to the bar. He’s also very personable and gives out recommendations on what you may want to try. I always leave brunch so full and happy! For the price, food quality and experience this place gets a 5 star review from me.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around! Server was excellent. Food was well prepared nice variety

LL
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to brunch at Napa River Grill! All the food is delicious and the everyone from the hostess to the manager are very attentive and accommodating. Our waiter was great. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food and service was lackluster. Waited an extremely long time for our omelets and scrambles to come out. The server said the cook was late. I’ll planning on their part. Typically Napa River is better than this

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