Napa River Grill

4.5
1007 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have never had a meal here that wasn’t fabulous!

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SabrinaS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere table spread out we had great food and excellent service.several of us had the tomato soup best in town and loved the beet salad

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service, food, drinks and atmosphere was amazing. We love this place but always forget about it. We will be regulars fir Sunday brunch!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was just not the usual awesome food I am used to from Napa. It’s been a little while since I’ve eaten here, so maybe it’s gone down hill? What happened to the awesome parmesan bowl the Caesar salad used to come in... now it’s just a parmesan cracker on top. Overall something was just missing last night... wasn’t horrible but not what I remember.

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GirlFromTheHood
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first experience eating indoors at a restaurant since the pandemic started. I felt comfortable with their setup. I was there with my sister and a friend, celebrating my friend’s birthday. Everything was perfect. We had a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there during Louisville restaurant week. We had a drink outside in the courtyard before dinner and the ambiance was so nice. We both had a prix fixe menu item. I got the salmon, which was done perfectly, but could have used a bit of sauce. Potatoes were good and the side of seasoned vegetables were so flavorful! The mini desserts were a nice touch and really tasty! The husband had short rib lasagna and he said it was very tender and good.

Service was excellent and it was a most enjoyable dinner!

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vipMichealR
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went during restaurant week and enjoyed the special menu entrees. I had the grilled salmon and my wife enjoyed the short rib lasagna..
Excellent service and delicious food...
We will be back....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food, drinks, service, and atmosphere made for a fabulous evening. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food overall. App was just lukewarm. Lasagna was amazing as were desserts! Great company!!

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vipCarolynC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at this restaurant. Service was outstanding. Food was amazing. Very enjoyable night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

My meal was cold, not even warm, by the time I got a server, not ours and he brought it back our friends had finished eating . Too expensive to have this happen

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Aaron
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server was annoyed for some reason and we only had a party of 4. Not sure what we did but he did not provide a very enjoyable experience. Expect better at a restaurant of this caliber. Been there before and had had much better service and experiences. So hoping this isn't a reflection on restaurant's future and/or current management.

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vipdavidb
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service!!!

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vipfrqnttrvlr
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We try to go to one restaurant in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area of this calibre once per week. Of the 10 or so we’ve been to recently Napa is near the bottom. My daughter had a lobster pasta special that was bland. I had a porterhouse special that was not seasoned at all. My wife had a vegetable pasta and also wasn’t impressed. We paid a little more than comparable places and were less pleased than anywhere else. It was ok, but we have a long list of places on here that are 5 of 5 for us to go to instead.

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vipEvanZ
Louisville
50 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

My wife and I were very disappointed in the food and service here. The caesar's salad I ordered was the worst tasting one I've ever had and I could barely eat a bit of it and it was taken off our bill. The quail was average but stuffed with a spicy concoction on the inside. My wife's burger was cooked medium rare rather than medium as she requested. Parts inside were very pink. The service wasn't too good. Our server wasn't overly friendly and I had to ask her to refill my water glass.

For the $88 dollar bill for two, we definitely won't be back.

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Kevony
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was very delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. The only thing that wasn’t great was they did not serve any kind of bread with my lasagna

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vipJillG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was wonderful and our food was promptly served to us. The restaurant followed all CDC safety guidelines. I will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The Sunday brunch buffet is pricey but worth every Penny.
The buffet staff did a great job serving us to provide a covid safe experience.
Unfortunately our server was not very organized and did not check on us. We had to flag her down every time we needed something. They were not exceptionally busy but she seemed distracted.
Also an automatic tip of 20% was added for our party of six and I hope that she had to share that.

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SherryS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the Sunday Brunch at Napa.
The food was so tasty and the servers went above and beyond to make everything perfect!

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LukeS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Valentine’s Day brunch. I had been there once before and really enjoyed it. It was just as good as before. The food was great, the service was great, everything was great.

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greatfoodanddrink1
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have been going to Nap for years. It isn't like it used to be. Bathrooms were dirty, meat quality was okay but the service was very good. My filet was not steakhouse quality. Properly seasoned. I will probably return but not for special occasions. Other restaurants make visiting them more special.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s day

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ChrisH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food Mediocre ..... No Bread ...
Could not make Twice Baked Potato with Filet
Seemed like Excuse after Excuse as if we were there to Please the Napa River Grill
Not much Hospitality .... even on Valentines Day ?

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was my second time eating brunch there. My first experience with the brunch was awesome. The food was nice and warm and delicious. The brunch on Sunday was not good. Our food was not warm and very cold. This time there seemed to be no seasoning for the food. My husband was disappointed and this was his first time.

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Slim84
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great environment. Food was ok. No seasoning. We went for brunch

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HeidiG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for Sunday brunch, food was great, good variety. Buffet servers were very nice. Many covid precautions in place made us feel safe to enjoy the experience. The one drawback was our table server. After filling our drink order she disappeared, not to return until time for the check when she gave a very nice speech hoping we enjoyed our experience obviously looking for a tip. Never offered a drink refill or to take an egg/omelet order (included). This has been an ongoing issue for the brunch waitstaff at Napa but thought covid might have improved the situation, sigh...

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GreggH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Madison was very attentive and friendly. We were able to take advantage of happy hour and the beverages were great. The food has always been excellent at Napa River. We're dedicated patrons.

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vipdavidb
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Server!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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vippager
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

No ambience and menu was not very interesting and taste of food so so

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience from the time we walked through the door was excellent. We were celebrating two birthdays. The servers and customer service was excellent. Food and drinks were really good. This was my second experience. My first experience was the brunch which was excellent.

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AngelaG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the food, as always. Staff explained the rules due to Covid clearly and we were a let to obtain food selections quickly. This was the first visit for a few in our party, and they are planning the next visit.

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Londan
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place! Best deal in town! Awesome food and wonderful staff.

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vipTonyaY
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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MarkH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They are in the process of rebranding, and they need too. The experience was much less than expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner was solid. It was not inexpensive though.

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vipSamanthaM
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious ! We had a great time with good service

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve. Totally enjoyable and delicious. Service was impeccable. Excellent experience! Thanks.

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RachelH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Horrible experience, terrible service, WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!

Typically this is a restaurant that we enjoy, however we went for brunch on 12/20/2020 and from this experience, we will not be returning. The food was good, however not as good as we have become accustomed to it being at this restaurant. Our server, Tiffany, refused to write down our breakfast order, came back asked for clarification and still got our order wrong. Our waitress then dropped off our bill in the middle of our first plate, while we were all actively eating. She told us that we could pay the bill "whenever." Three minutes late, the waitress returned and asked if we had paid the bill yet, which we had not, because we were still actively eating. We then paid the bill after being pressured a few times, and magically we never saw our server again and never had our drinks refilled. I got up to go to the restroom, while my boyfriend was at the table eating, they removed my silverware. I was not finished eating, nor did they ask my boyfriend if I was finished they just removed the silverware. I guess informing us again that our time at this restaurant was to be over, regardless of whether we were ready or not. We felt rushed the entire time; to eat, pay the bill, we could not eat anymore because our silverware was taken away and we had nothing to drink. This was just poor service all around. My boyfriend, nor I, were able to eat to where we were full due to the poor service and lack of care from this restaurant.

To make matters worse, as I came back from the restroom, I heard the servers making fun of customers in the kitchen. It also appeared that one of the customers that they were making fun of was my boyfriend. This is extremely unprofessional behavior from a staff, especially when your customers can hear you actively talk poorly about them.

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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 4.5 stars by 1007 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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