Napa Valley Wine Train

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$50 and over
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The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most distinctive Napa restaurants, offering an authentic, memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining service, multiple course meals, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard exquisitely restored vintage rail cars. This top dining establishment is housed in a museum quality, antique train that runs on 25-­miles of track in the heart of the Napa Valley. The train itself has two engines, three kitchens on board and a collection of early 20th century Pullman rail cars faithfully restored with Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions and plush armchairs that evoke the spirit of luxury rail travel in the early 1900s. Take a trip into the luxurious American past and experience an unparalleled memory-­making journey.
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4.2
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Ngbl
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had no reservation recorded on file through open table. Drove to Napa from Sacramento and had no reservation! Wine train had no record or familiar with open table. Worst experience ever! Had to drive back home, because nothing was available.

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AliceG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The dessert was a chocolate moose and it was nothing to write home about, way too sweet. The Salmon was dry because it was over cooked. I had the evening ride and could not see nothing on our way back and this was a huge disappointment. We knew about this, but there was nothing left to entertain us while we ate. Not even background music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We paid a lot for a lackluster experience. 1- For a 350 bill at least 1 glass of wine should be included .2- server had too much to handle . Unfair to servers to handle serving and trying to share information about vineyards. Should have a delegate sharing info . The food was great . The ambiance needs tweaking . Should have soft music of the times playing in the background to create the feel of the times . Instead it was a few insights here and there and then silence. Fell short . Glad we went but to me it’s a 1 time and done experience. Did not create enough to desire a return . Potential is there so perhaps they will show some creativity to make them a must with each visit .

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KimH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very pleasant and dinner was good along with drinks. Service was great. I love every bit of it.

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RocioD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would totally do it again! Food was great! Wine was great and the service was very professional!

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vipBlairW
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

It is NOT worth the price of $160 per person. Dinner was good, but the amount of food offered is not a good value. If it was $50-75 per person, my opinion would be much different. The desserts were not good, but the salad and two pieces of steak were very tasty. The potatoes had a great taste; however I had less than two total tablespoons total on my plate. Total bust.

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Carla
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great and the food was excellent. We really enjoyed the scenery. The service was great as well.

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vipBernadetteF
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to be able to reserve through Open Table!
Amazing experience, able to enjoy wine that we purchased from vineries earlier in day, corkage fee fair.
So happy we finally got to experience this MUST DO in Napa!

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vipHBMT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Just not worth the price given the experience. It would be worth it at half the cost. No alcohol (wine) included so ended up being $200 pp by the time we were done. Very Touristy too. And train was sloooow. Would have preferred to get off in St Helena.... not an option and our car was still in Napa. Train itself was nice and clean. It retrospect, wish we’d done something else that evening.

JC
vipJoeinColorado
Denver
139 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice ride and dinner on an old train through some of the most beautiful country in the world. Service was excellent and the food was good.

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ShanaH
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very interactive experience. I was encouraged to talk to my neighbors to solve problems. The train gave a great view of the Napa vineyards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The bar for food is really high in Napa...this was nice and food was okay/good..salmon was over cooked and firm/not flakey.. dessert is blah...Nothing spectacular especially when you think of the costs and compared to other really fine places in Napa. Train stopped at half way point and we waited a very long time ...couldn't figure out why...nobody told us...so we asked and someone got sick. Ambulance came...we decided to leave and take car service back..so..we asked if we could leave and someone said they would get back to us..but nobody did..and in frustration there was an open door and my gf in high heels and I climbed down from the train....as we are walking from the train, now...out comes a manager asking us to sign a release of liability..really?? ...so basically you keep me on the train without telling us why and then when I want to leave you push a waiver on me...bad taste in mouth. Train supposed to arrive back at station about 9 pm...it was 10+pm in younteville when we heard the horn ...so probably didn't arrive in Napa until 1030pm...ehhh...

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the entire experience! The rail car was beautiful, food, and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this experience. Would be great with friends. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary on the train. The food was amazing and beautiful. Service was spectacular and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only disappointment, and a major one, was that you had discontinued the use of the separate wine car that, five years ago, we had enjoyed tremendously.

SJ
vipSonJean1286
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great time . Wine was good ,ride was fun, wish it was longer!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I suppose that a daytime trip would have been more rewarding. The train itself is very interesting but because it was nighttime, there wasn't much to see and wine tasting wasn't available at any of the vineyards. I wasn't that impressed with the food and the fact that all the wine was at an additional cost except for the small taste. Our return trip was interrupted by a disruptive group that had to be escorted from the train; we sat without any notification as to why. There were multiple police cars on the adjoining road

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was very good. We were very surprised at the amount of "alacarte" elements. The cost of the experience and Wine Train name expectations were that wine pairings (tastings) would be included in the cost. The experience was lovely but could have provided a more inclusive package.

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LOLING
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends came to visit San Francisco from Sydney Australia for the first time. They brought me a couple of bottles of St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, which turned out to be superb. So I took them to visit Napa wine country on a day trip and tasted some of our own superb Cabs. We ended the day with a very relaxing dinner on the famous Napa Wine Train.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Sat at half way point over 35 plus minutes which caused almost total darkness on return trip. Hard to enjoy ride when you can't see country side.

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KarenT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time! Didn't know about the Dome until it was too late to book (already filled). Dinner was great and the train/setting amazing!

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Napa Valley Wine Train is rated 4.1 stars by 21 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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