Napa River Grill

4.6
966 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipMerilynC
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was not as good as it usually is. Our calamari looked as though the cook dumped it straight from the fryer-greasy. We usually love the calamari there. The bread on our sandwiches felt stale We ate what we could. Our dessert was delicious. It was. Disappointment and we usually love it.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Servers for brunch gave very small portions of food. When we asked for an additional spoon of food, we were told to come "you can always come back for a second plate". The portions on my 6'4" husband's plate was smaller than my 8 yr. old's plate. For the cost of the brunch, you should not have to return 3-4 times to get a regular portioned meal. WE WILL NOT be going back! The food was not very good either, which made the experience even worse.

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, restaurant was extremely clean, all COVID rules and regulations were followed. Service was PERFECT and we could not have asked for better from the buffet, staff was extremely nice!!! I would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pad Thai was excellent! And the live music on the patio was a nice touch!!

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RachelG
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, and service was impeccable. Food was tasty, disappointed that they were out of guacamole for appetizer. Goat cheese was offered as another option which was $$ in price but it was perfect in taste. Caesar salad was served in regular bowl with a Parmesan wafer instead of the Parmesan bowl that it used to be served in.

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JalyssaS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder service and great food! We will definitely return.

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Flink
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were happy to have a buffet reintroduced. It was very good. We will return.

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TraceyH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Great food. Followed the social distancing policy. I would highly recommend them for a date setting or friends outing.

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vipdonnak
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and a great experience at Napa River

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SUSANB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party sat outside - Napa has a really nice outdoor patio with umbrellas for shade and heaters for cooler temps. Very pleasant space!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! I had the hot brown and it was delicious. I was entertaining an out-of-town business customer, and he was very pleased as well. The service is always fantastic.

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Trell
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice selection on buffet. Felt very comfortable with how you social distanced. Need a better selection in deserts. Little cheese cakes, brownies, cake...a variety.

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RobinJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our date night at Napa Grill. Ever since COVID and the restaurants opened back up, we have been picking a different place to eat every Saturday night. This has been one of our favorites! The food, service and ambience were very good!

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vipKCCC
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Staff was a tad off their game...took three tries to get cocktails right, several awkward service moments. Food was good.

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vipCharlesB
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their patio is ONE OF THE OUTDOOR DINING VENUES in Louisville....Everything about our dining experience was excellent! Thanks!

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vipBrianO
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Everyone enjoyed the meal and the wine. We sat outside.

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vipBoozeManJack
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early, dined outside, and the weather was delightful. Our server was gracious and attentive but not overly so. My wife had a hot brown and I enjoyed the shrimp and grits.

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LindaG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was wonderful and most of the staff was great except that our waiter was amazingly rude.

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vipChristopherM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and service was outstanding. Overall experience was fabulous.

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vipgm2018
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

There for lunch. Food was good. We were given bread and no plates prior to our meal. No drink refill offered. Water or coke

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vipEdithG
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group ate in beautiful outside area and food (especially New England clam chowder) was delicious!

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LouisS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great venue for team meetings with round tables. Food is good, not great, but good. Service was good.

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GinaB
Western KY
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and so was the service. I appreciated the fact they kept all the tables more than the required 6 feet of social distance. Will definitely be back!

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Disappointed
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our first time at Napa. It was good but not outstanding. The menu is very limited but maybe thats because of the reduced seatings due to the virus. My husband ordered one drink from the bar. He said there was very little liquor in it. We had the calamari for an appetizer. It was your run of the mill fried calamari. The best part was the lemon aioli that came with it. Also had the caesar salad. Again, your run of the mill caesar salad. It came with a parmesan crisp. We were disappointed that they no longer served the caesar in a parmesan bowl as it was the main reason we wanted to try Napa. We had the Black Pepper Fettucini and the Pork Shank. The pasta dish had very little pasta and the pork shank was very fatty with a too spicy bbq sauce on it. I would suggest replacing the pork shank with pork tenderloin. For dessert we had the lemon tart. Again, it was good but not outstanding. Our waiter was pleasant enough. Before ordering our dinner, we asked him about the filet mignon since the menu does not tell you what size portion and if its choice or prime. He acted like he didn't know what to say and started to tell us what a filet mignon was which was kind of insulting. Duh! We know what a filet mignon is. We wanted to know size and grade! Also we've never seen a filet listed as "market price". A 6 oz filet was $40. Pass! Overall, it was a pleasant dinner but we probably wouldn't put Napa River Grill on our list of go-to places to eat. I will say I would recommend only because there isn't an option of "maybe".

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was great; good noise level

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vipCourtneyR
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. There was a slight issue with our food but they caught it before it came out. Our server and the manager were awesome! One of our favorite places for dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was very very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good service

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vipSamanthaM
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Napa and the food is always delicious !

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DrEGT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall the experience and food quality was quite good. Stakes were prepared as stated, flavors were nice, margaritas were too sweet, but the brownies desert with ice cream was even sweeter. My salmon was slightly over cooked and did not have a lot of flavor, but was clearly fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had an amazing meal!

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AshleyH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great outdoor space, and felt safe during covid restrictions. They even had a hand sanitizer station outside to refresh when your food came.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the sidewalk by parking and initially weren’t thinking it was the best spot but ultimately enjoyed the space and solitude. Our waiter was very helpful and patient when we weren’t quite ready to order...will of course be back!

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vipLandscaping2Table
St. Louis
35 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were uncomfortable during the COVID era that there was a large birthday party being held and the attendees would not wear masks when leaving their table which they did frequently. Napa Grill has been very up and down over the last five years. Our food was good but it has been better in the past. We marked it up to all things COVID causing some issues with reliability of ingredients and supply chain.

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Familyof4
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was a nice change from chain restaurants and it was a classy place to eat. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great staff!

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fair pricing, superior service. Napa River never disappoints!

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LouiseB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, good food, good service. Doing the best they can with Covid-19 circumstances.

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vipEric
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! I will definitely be going back!

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TiandraR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was ok,the atmosphere is nice but the food selection was just ok.

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You can order delivery directly from Napa River Grill using the Order Online button. Napa River Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 423-5822.

Napa River Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 966 OpenTable diners.

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