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About Napa River Grill

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.

1211 Herr Lane
Louisville, KY 40222
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Brunch: Sunday 10:00am- 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Westport Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 423-5822

Website:
http://www.napariverlouisville.com/

Executive Chef:
Seth Butkus

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Holiday Brunch
$34.95 excludes taxes and gratuities

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Napa River Grill Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
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Good for a Date (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Romantic (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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People Watching (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We very much enjoyed our meal at Napa River. Service could have been a bit better but all was good.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good food and good atmosphere. Great for friends to get together, but to open and light for romance. Decent value.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Setting everyone right beside one another opposed to leaving a table or so between. Had a very loud lady sat diagonally and 2 right across from us. There were plenty other open tables for personal spacing. Waiter was great, food good but overpriced for a sandwich that was pretty thin at that. Very nice looking restaurant but they need to revisit the menu pricing for a lunch sandwich & amount served on it for that price.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food great service great price. The Sunday brunch buffet was delicious with a great variety of foods that were very tasty.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sandy was our waiter and he did a great job. Once he found out we were celebrating our anniversary he congratulated us many times and at the end of our meal brought out a desert that was to die for.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great pad thai with shrimp. Spice level was perfect. Wonderful, attentive service. Nice spot for lunch with a good friend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best Sunday brunch in Louisville. We need to go more often!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Family came for Christmas from MI, OH, PA with vegan, vegetarian, you name it expectations.
Your Sunday buffet meant everyone could eat to their hearts' content and when we left, each person remarked that the buffet had been excellent. You are a treasure for the city.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great- had amazing food for the brunch you would want!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Server was great, food was amazing and quick for full service sit down! Accommodated our party of 10 with ease. Love Napa!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Napa River is always dependable for a very good dining experience. Solid, week prepared and plated food. The service was friendly but professional. No doubt we will return. You should consider it in your Louisville dining rotation.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This was a last minute holiday dinner for work. We were very skeptical about returning to Napa after a previous poor experience. However, they redeemed themselves with food and service. We had a lovely experience. I hope the improvement continues.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our department went toNapa River Grill for a work Christmas lunch. It is our go to place every year. Great food and great service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food, presentation and service always great at Napa River Grill. I

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waiter (David) and the manager were both on the ball with service and checking to make sure all was well with our big group. A great selection and price for the buffet. We will definitely join you again!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Family holiday gathering.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Everything went flawlessly for our office get-together for the holidays! We didn't feel rushed and appreciated the 20% gratuity included in the bill.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Special Christmas dinner with family. Food was delicious and the atmosphere perfect for the occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I have been to Napa River many times for dinner but never for lunch. The prices were reasonable and the variety of options was great. You can get some items from the dinner menu as well as lunch only items. I'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our wait staff was friendly and very attentive. Our food choices were outstanding. The salmon was delicious, and their take on Brussels sprouts was outstanding.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sunday night, 3 tables in the whole restaurant and a very rude manager, the manager still doesn't get it the women go out for dinner alone, he went to talk to the 2 tables with guys , never approach my friend and I to ask about our food and service. I aleady told all my friends and i will never ever get back there. Too many good restaurants in Louisville to go back there

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Napa River is a great place to enjoy a delicious meal. The wait staff was professional and prompt with service.
Wine list offered a good assortment but a bit pricey on top end.
Need to offer more under $50 a bottle.
Great food, service, and surroundings.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our soup and salad came out before our appetizer (calamari)
My girlfriends premier sirloin was so tough that she only made it through a little more than half way before she finally gave up.
My Shrimp and grits were so spicy hot that I only ate the shrimp and that was by removing as much of the sauce as I could.
Being an establishment that presents itself as tops is Louisville it fell quite short of that description.
When our waiter brought out the appetizer, his only comment was he was sorry about getting it that late.

A note was sent to the attn. of the manager on Monday. Have not had a reply.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service
My portion of chicken salad was very small but tasted good

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

First brunch experience. Food was excellent quality. Service was outstanding. Loved the food selection and eggs Benedict all you can eat not to mention the 2$ bloody Mary’s and mimosas. Will definitely be back!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Waited almost 30 minutes for the cornbread to come out. Second round of drinks very slow to arrive. The entire meal took almost THREE hours. Once the order was placed, however, it came out timely and the food was very good. It just took too long to get it going.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our group of 10 enjoyed different choices.
Fool was well presented and very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Literally (true meaning of "literally") I could not chew the duck in the gnocchi dish. I suspect they're focused mostly on the bar business. Caesar salad mediocre. Clam Chowder pretty good.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic brunch! First time there and everyone in our group loved it as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My son wanted chicken strips and all they had were bone in fried chicken on the brunch buffet. They went to the kitchen and cooked some chicken strips for him. They went above and beyond even though it wasn’t a menu item.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Weak menu offerings
Appetizer came before our drinks
No pasta dishes and salmon (of course)was only fish on menu
We declined dessert and our check was immediately presented
We were never asked if we would like a second drink
Overpriced for mediocre at best

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was delicious and our waiter Paul was so lovely. He was friendly and very helpful when we were ordering. The service was fast without making you feel like you were being rushed. Lovely restaurant, lovely atmosphere and fantastic food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Napa River Grill offers the best brunch in the Ville! You can eat 'breakfast' type foods (pancakes, grits, eggs any style) or 'lunch' type foods (hot brown, grilled salmon, fried chicken) or do what I did and have yankee pot roast wrapped in pancakes...delicious!

The head chef keeps an eye on the buffet and foods are replaced as needed...always hot and delicious!

Forgot to mention that you can wash it all down with $2.00 mimosas or bloody Mary's.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food that surpassed our expectations! Sandy was our server and he was professional as well as knowledgeable. Great experience!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Greart food. Great service. Ask for Sandy as your server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Waiter was very short to the point of being rude.
Food was fantastic. Room very bright.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and Stephanie was wonderful and very knowledgable. I can't wait to dine there again soon!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Healthy, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Anniversary party and they treated us great

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Waiter was excellent
Food was served hot
Food was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of the best waiters ever! We had a young child with us and he was ahead of us in ordering the little one ......best!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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