Napa River Grill

4.5
1093 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JPMP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time. Great food and service. Loved the place. We’ll be back

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ThomasM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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SusanC
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I always enjoy our meals from Napa River Grill. Last night was no exception! It is our "go to" spot for "fast" dining! My husband thought the Pad Thai was excellent! Their portions are perfect, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, knowledgeable server

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sarah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Totally overpriced. We waited 30 minutes for our check and had to beg for water.

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Lauren
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Richard was an awesome bartender. Food was phenomenal. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was because the “juicy Lucy” aka pimento cheese stuffed burger had no cheese inside. Otherwise everything was 5/5 and we would 100% come back!

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vipJaybird
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. Fabulous menu and service, as well as delicious food!

JA
JoanieA
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Weird to be charging for bread

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brendas
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for Burger Week. The burger was very tasty but was not the one they have listed on the menu. Cocktails were tasty. Service was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine and service!

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vipLvfoodie
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I always enjoy a great lunch with excellent service at Napa River Grill. Try the fish tacos!

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MaryLou1023
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahi tuna nachos were super tasty! Both our entrees were excellent as well as the creme brulee. We live nearby, so we will be making this our "go-to" fav place for great food!

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vipBrianC
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good. I would eat there again.

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vipElizabeth
Louisville
157 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to Napa in ages. Lunch menu was extensive, reasonable snd the spaghetti squash entree was delicious! David was an excellent server.
A lovely experience.

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Louoriginals
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of our favorites, food is always superb, service is above par. We usually go at non peak times and mostly have the place to ourselves.

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vipSusanD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Advertised menu item was not on the buffet. Food was cold, even though stereo burners were turned on. No condiments seem for scrambled eggs. Will not be returning.

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lisam
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and the food was excellent! We will definitely return for another visit.

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vipKathyK
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise to find the Napa River Grill. Great atmosphere and inventive menu. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Would definitely go again!!

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vipDinerDave
Louisville
67 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Salads OK. Fish tacos terrible without flavor. (If it was Halibut not Cod, learn how to season it since it’s a great fish.) Service good.

There’s a reason you can always get a reservation here minutes before arrival .... and it’s impossible at other Open Table establishments. The food is now hit or miss I’m afraid, and the indoor atmosphere is boring and full.

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Bkstett
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant. Service a bit slow. The food was delicious. A bit pricey. Always a nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was disappointed that the Parmesan Caesar salad bowl was gone. I understand in having to cut back because of the pandemic. Everything just seems so bare and not lively anymore. I feel like the servers who are working are the ones that should be given bonuses by our governor and not giving a bonus to someone who’s not even trying to work in order to get them back to work.

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DonnaG
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fantastic and our server David is the best ❣️

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DonnaG
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server David was outstanding 💙

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vipmay25
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The short rib lasagna was delicious. Very pleasant atmosphere and friendly service. We were in town for one evening and happy to find this place.

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LMCB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Great service! Ambience to be desired. Napa presents itself as an upscale restaurant grill and bar, however furniture, i.e. tables and chairs have been around far too long. Linen tablecloths with pretty centerpieces would be a great improvement; would make customers feel more comfortable and appreciated!

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LindsayO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for brunch for Father's Day. They had a great variety, so everyone was happy and found plenty to eat. They continuously keep the food fresh and warm/hot which is hard to do normally with a brunch. The service was top notch too. We'll definitely be back and recommend Napa to others.

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ShannonA
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family celebrated Father's Day at Napa River Grill with their Sunday Brunch. We were seated immediately at a large, comfortable table. We had our drinks within a couple of minutes, as we had already headed to a plentiful selection at the buffet. The staff was friendly and inviting, they quickly picked up our used buffet plates and were fast with drink refills.

Many foods were great for the kids such as biscuits, bacon, pancakes, whipped cream and fresh fruit. The buffet had an unexpected treat by having smoked brisket, which was so good. And my husband really enjoyed the "perfectly prepared eggs and cheese grits." This was our first visit at Napa River Grill, and we will certainly be back, as we have already recommended this place to friends and family.

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Cathy
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu needs to have more options.

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KurtJ
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow, but understandable due to the shortage of servers in the area. Our server was delightful and the restaurant tried their best to provide service with ‘all hands on deck’!

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LindaS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We really enjoyed being there together for first time in a while. Perfect!

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TammyB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from start to finish! Can't wait to eat there again!!

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vipKaren
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was delicious. Unfortunately the service was not good. She seemed to disappear and rarely checked on us. There were very few tables filled with guests so I'm not sure what the problem was. She rarely smiled nor was she apologetic for the wrong food that was brought to our table. She misunderstood my friend, so we had to wait again for the second dish. It seemed like there were only 6 tables of people and the food took exceptionally long. I know there are issues due to covid and finding help. We will try again. I probably will try again before I recommend it.

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DonnaG
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The restaurant was dirty, and the food was average at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We had to send back an overcooked steak, which the manager was very rude about. The waiter was not attentive, and repeatedly had to flag down other staff to request drinks, and other items. I don’t usually write reviews or send things back at restaurants, but if I am paying 45 dollars for a 6 oz fillet it should at the minimum be cooked to the requested temperature, and asking for that should not be met with an eye roll and asking “What do you THINK is wrong with it?” With that being said, the other food was good and the hostess and bartender were both very nice and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful foid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Items in all guest’s entrees were too salty to consume.

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JohnZ
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch buffet! Good variety and food was at appropriate temperature. Buffet is now serve yourself instead of the staff serving you from behind the line.

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KellieL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Clem
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff at Napa Grill were exceptional. Our table was round and large enough for all of us to feel comfortable, yet able to talk to one another. We were a bit concern as first time in 15 months were together, but definitely will go back. Went early for Happy Hour and some ordered off that menu; others the dinner menu.

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 1093 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.

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