Roadhouse 29

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65 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Roadhouse 29 is a family friendly, casual American restaurant. Welcome all walk-ins at lunch with reservations available for dinner only starting at 5pm. Artisan meats, expertly smoked and grilled served alongside produce from local farmers. Full bar, draft beers and local wines. Complimentary Corkage. The restaurant is located in the historic Freemark Abbey Winery Campus. Friday nights we feature Live Music from 7:30 to 9:30
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l
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Napa Valley’s best kept secret!!! The best coke slaw and brisket we’ve EVER had. This was our second time and we’ll go back again!

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AW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner! Get the brisket and ribs. Service is terrific, atmosphere is fun!

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OT
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meals were had by all in our party of six! Not one complaint was heard!
Our server was on top of everything and food came out quickly & hot! The brisket was so tender you could cut it with a fork! Someone had the ribs and another the catfish, all excellent!
We’ll definitely do a repeat soon.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was ok, nothing special. Don't know if it's because of the no tipping policy but service was terrible.

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MS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food~ small menu~ but quickly & well prepared! Great music venue! A hidden secret!!

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, informal place . Server knowledgeable and attentive. The creamed corn is wonderful!

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was the quickest I've ever experienced. After ordering the mains, the order arrived 5 minutes later; obviously the food is cooked hours before.
The spare ribs looked underdone, the shrimp in the shrimp tacos had an iodine taste.
The food was fair to poor and the service was way too fast. We arrived at 7 pm and were finished at 7:20, not a dining experience.
I would not recommend this restaurant.

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N
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their Korean brined fried chicken is crispy, crunchy, moist, and well seasoned. Live music on Friday nights is a real treat.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Hola, la comida y el servicio fueron buenos pero es un restaurante regular, extraño Two Birds One Stone por el concepto que tenía y que la comida era fantástica!

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NZ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is exactly the restaurant that St. Helena needed and will surely be the top "locals" and "family" restaurant for some time. Great menu, food and drinks served quickly, super friendly staff, no tipping allowed, they are paying higher wages to their employees instead. Owner Nick Peyton is a legend in the Restaurant business in San Francisco and the Wine Country and we are lucky to have him here.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, good service. The food is good
Appears to be premade so not gourmet. Bit pricy for this type of restaurant.

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NM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Our waiter made several mistakes as well as the server. I ordered the ribs and they were too smoked for me. The cornbread was a surprise to say the least. For a starter it was a joke. The size of a round bar coaster and not much thicker. The “CRISPY” fries were not crispy, just regular fries. Too bad. Now to dessert...had the brownie with vanilla ice cream. The brownie was so dense you could hardly get a spoon through it. After all that and being up most of the night with indigestion myself and my party will not be returning to roadhouse 29. Would love to see Michael return with the brewery. That was good food and a great place.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Roadhouse 29! It’s a casual, beautiful space; thoughtfully decorated and comfortable. The menu is great - lots of classic BBQ to choose from, most come with sides and you can add a few to round out the meal. We ordered 2 entrees and 2 sides and had more than enough for 4 people. High quality + abundance, a winning combination!

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This was the second time we tried the restaurant. The first time with a local group of 7 right after opening. The service was atrocious and the food so so ( some good some not so good) 5 o f the group said never again. We decided to brave it and go for Pot Pie Thursday. We invited another local couple. We asked how was the pot pie. Response " great but we are sold out" It was 7 PM and the restaurant was empty. We asked to speak to the manager. His response " up to the chef and he cooked less" Please Get Your Act Together. As locals we want you to succeed.

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CJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick and Kevin have come up with another exceptional food and beverage venue. The large, expansive area allows one to hold relatively quiet conversations while enjoying the best 'perfect manhattan' in the Valley. The free corkage and no tips (novel idea) works with those who have parsimonious scruples. The fried chicken is 'killer' and the ribs a smokey second. All I miss are the korean chicken wings from before.

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F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice evening. We came at 5:30 not to be overwhelmed with noise by people and music. But unfortunately we had to ask the service to tone down the music which was just too loud to have a decent conservation. The food and service was very good. We will be back and maybe ask for an outside table.

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AD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there twice during live music which was awesome. But i think too loud. I hope they tone down the decibel level for dining. But loud in the restaurant side. bar ok. Food really good. Casual but cute. Good wine list also.

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JD
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

What happened?! We were there with my family just in December when it was Two Birds One Stone and the food was excellent. We thought we would give it a try since it’s the same chef. It was such a let down. Everything that we ordered had to be precooked because there was no way our food could come out that fast. The steak was barely warm, the chicken was warm, not hot like if it were to just come out of the oven or fryer. The salads were mediocre, the corn bread, although it looked cute in a personal pan, was not hot and the center was barely cooked. The dishes on the table were still from the old restaurant (Japanese style earthenware) and this is supposed to be a BBQ restaurant. Very disappointed. I don’t think it will last.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy! Great vibe

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Some real hit and misses at this spot. Asparagus was really good. Ribs just OK and pulled pork was barely edible. I'd suggest some re-tooling to the owners. The service was very good and wine options awesome.

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C
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Three of us went here for dinner last night. We brought our own wine. The ribs were outstanding, the fried chicken was excellent, and the burger was very good. The big hit was the final bill. Because they do not charge corkage, nor do they allow tipping, the total bill was less than $25/person. That makes Roadhouse 29 a fantastic deal!

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food at reasonable prices in beautiful setting. First class including the servers.

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food, nice ambiance, fair prices! Love the no corkage fee!!

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LS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was delivered to our table within five minutes of ordering yet still managed to be cold. The ribs were almost all fat and the chicken was so sauced that my wife ate about 25%. The fries were ok so that was our dinner. Our waters were not refilled. Upon picking up our plates, the server brought our bill without offering desert. I rarely write reviews but feel a moral obligation in this case to warn others. It’s too bad, as we need more good restaurants in St. Helena with the loss of several long time excellent restaurants.

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N
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to stop in for a burger at the end of the day or dine with friends. The bar is terrific and welcoming and one ned not feel uncomfortable going there alone. The food is delicious ( try the chopped but cheese salad or tri tip).

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C
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful property
Good food but limited choices
1st visit we had excellent service
Last Friday waitress not skilled or attentive
Good prices for this area

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will recommend it to my friends, my wife was very happy with dinner, service, price. Definitely, we ll comeback.
Thanks by the way

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OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We loved the menu and free corkage. Food was delicious. Wish there were appetizers!
We will be back

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p
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, super nice people!!

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N
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service at Roadhouse 29 were very good. The Friday night music while fun, was very loud. Hard to hold a conversation with each other over the music.

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V
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good, but we’d made plans for an evening of food and conversation with friends. Noise level was high on a Friday night, with no sound abatement in the stone and glass building. At 7 pm, an amplified rockabilly band struck up and we couldn’t even speak to the person next to us, let alone across the table. We took the rest of our fried chicken and tri tip (both excellent) in to-go boxes and fled.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good BBQ and nice to have a kid friendly option. The fried chicken is a showstopper and the steaks are great too. The key lime pie I think would be better with crust but the soft serve is a good idea.

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WS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I would rarely say that a restaurant's prices are too low, but that may be the case here. While the menu is very limited---too limited, in fact----the prices are excellent. Especially for Napa Valley. Tips are included, as well. Side dishes of substantial portions are only 5-8 dollars and corkage is waived as well. I had a half rack of the St. Louis ribs and they were good and well prepared. I would suggest more menu choices to make the restaurant a success.

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was actually BAD. The cauliflower inedible. The burger dry the coleslaw tasteless the pulled pork tasted lime it was in a jar sauce. Yuk. Bad service even from the owner. Hated it. Will never go back. As bad as Two Birds One Stone used to be

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UV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place. The food is wonderful, the service great and the corkage free. It will be a favorite with the locals as it is also affordable and within reach to dine there frequently. Thank you to them for appealing both to the visitors and the locals and for paying their staff a living wage...all good things. Highly recommend.

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GT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We'll be back to try other menu items. House chips were delicious as was Kale salad. Catfish so-so, too much deep fried... Prefer Brussels sprouts that are served crispier.

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OT
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just not a good fit for Napa. We need another Backstreet Kitchen - not more boring brisket and barbecue. I wanted to like it - but it is too folksy and the staff are a bit uppity.

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n
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food needs work. Cauliflower appetizer had little taste. Waste of the vegetable.
Fries were ok. Rib steak had an off taste.
Brisket had good flavir but lots of fat.
Slaw had no real flavor. Kitchen needs to pay attention. Smoke flavor does not make it barbeque.
Main chef is better than this. I will wait awhile before trying again. Will not recommend at this point to anyone.
Oh for Cyrus again.

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L
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We dined on a busy Saturday night. The staff was friendly, but inexperienced. Hopefully, this will improve in time, as they had only been open a couple of weeks. The bar was slow, but the kitchen was not. Our food came out quickly and everything was well seasoned and delicious. No need to be intimidated by the inclusion of the tip in the menu price. Four of us shared a whole tri-tip roast with sides and a round of drinks, and the bill was around $100. This is a great new spot to share a casual meal served family style.

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CS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Beautiful architecture and would go again to bar. Surprised that the restaurant serves low shelf buns and sandwich rolls instead of artisan products. Service was very poor.

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