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Permanently Closed - The Corner Napa

4.4
131 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. The Corner is a wine country destination offering brunch, lunch and dinner in the heart of downtown Napa along the riverfront promenade. With a modern American menu crafted by Chef Dustin Falcon, the cuisine is largely influenced by his Italian heritage, culinary training in French techniques and the bountiful harvest from California’s finest farms.

As home to one of the Bay Area’s largest collections of fine and rare wines and spirits, The Corner offers wines from an array of domestic and international producers, many of which are also available for retail via the restaurant’s online wine shop. In addition to the massive wine list, guests of the restaurant will also find a well-curated list of handcrafted artisanal cocktails to enjoy.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Californian
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Sunday, 10:30a-1:30p

Lunch:
Thursday - Saturday, 11:30a-2:30p

Dinner:
Tuesday - Sunday, 5:30p-9:30p

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Phone number
(707) 927-5552
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Located in the heart of downtown along Napa’s Riverfront Promenade, The Corner Napa, offers modern American cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails and one of the Bay Area’s largest selections of fine wines and spirits.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (707) 927-5552
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There is a large free public garage within a block. Also, lots of free street parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Interesting menu. Good cocktails. Well designed space. The food was good but a tad salty for my taste. However, I would come back.

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2.0Dined on October 6, 2017

The pasta dish was so salty I could barely get it down. The Stergeon was dry and over cooked.

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Ok food not great. Pasta was basically like a TV dinner. Sorry but true

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

The chocolate desert was fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Was great experience

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2.0Dined on September 23, 2017

This was an unfortunate first visit to The Corner. The hostess was sweet and moved us inside after we were sat outside initially (we had reservations and did not ask for outside). Our waitress was frazzled from the beginning and we saw her for a total of less 45 seconds for the entire meal. They were very understaffed with service on a Saturday night. The food and cocktails were outstanding, but because we couldn't even get the wine list to order a glass of wine after our initial cocktail, we ate dinner with no wine and no water refills (!!!!) and left in a pretty bummed mood. Total mismanagement of resources, too. While an employee was re-setting three newly empty tables (at 9:10pm), we were waiting with empty water glasses for an entire main course. One goes to a nice restaurant for delicious food, but also to receive A+ service, and this was far from that.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Fabulous meal!! We have been here many times and Chef continues to amaze us with his culinary creations. Highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Underwhelming. No bread. Limited wine list and menu

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

After reading mixed reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. Was very pleased. Attentive service and very good food. They had me won over when they started the meal with a complimentary glass (not just a taste) of Dom Perignon.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

They have the best food. Hard to beat! Have been here a couple of other times and its always really nicely prepared and displayed. Another good Napa restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

The waitstaff was very nice, she offered us a free round of cocktails because the kitchen was experiencing a bit of delay when we got there. The hostess or phone person was nice, she allowed us to push back our reservation by 90 minutes with no problems. The tables were big.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Every dish has a little special touch. Dessert -- chocolate ganache, etc., was out of this world.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Birthday breakfast - we ate inside as a bit cool outside at 1030a.
Food was yummy ... service was great and so was the food!
Will return!

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2.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Trendy spot, good location in downtown Napa. Very disappointing evening. We had a reservation and were seated but it was 10 minutes before we were greeted by a server, another 5 to get water. Our poor harried waitress finally greeted us with menus and took our drink order. 15 minutes later had to ask where our drinks were. The food was okay, not great, but served in a timely manner. Had to ask for our check 3 times. Our waitress needed help but all the managers were standing around drinking with the huge group in the corner.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

We stumbled across The Corner in Napa's waterfront downtown district for a quaint Sunday brunch with our two little ones and were pleasantly astonished as to how accommodating and extravagant their 'fit for foodies' brunch menu was. Their menu boasts remarkably balanced (inclusive of vegan & glutten free options), meticulously presented classic brunch variations with a flare of Michelin dining. Try our favorites; the fried oysters, aged pull-pork w/ benedict mousse, avocado canapes w/ a tingling of champagne . This neighborhood gem is a big must!

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Pricey! But, the food was excellent & it is nicely decorated.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Chef's special menu for locals night. $40 fixed price for food that was sensational. Elements of genius in the roasted corn sauce with the pasta. Totally new type of lasagna with California cuisine touches. Unbelievable value.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

I had a delicious dinner at a relaxed pace. Our waitress was personable. The experience was very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with great service. Extensive wine list, very authentic food. We have the lasagna which was beautifully presented. The salad was super fresh and delicious. Can't say enough good things!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

First visit as a tourist. Great find! We highly recommended it! The food was beautifully presented and delicious!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Simply phenomenal!!!!!

Had been here for brunch with my partner and we loved it. But dinner was a whole new experience. Looking firwsrd to the new additions and changes to the menu.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Incredible wine list

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2017

The food was excellent. I had the short ribs and my husband had the lasagne. Short ribs were excellent. We ate outside as the music in the restaurant was pretty loud ( we are seniors)

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent selection of wines, mostly overpriced on the big names when compared to winesearcher x general markup of other restaurants with important winelists although a few deals if you look hard enough. Lunch menu was basic. Pasta was surprisingly al dente which Was great. The lunch burger was odd with the ricotta cheese and tasted odd. Didn't think much of the avocado appetizer. Finally ordered espresso ristretto which no one could figure out how to make even after 2 attempts. No froth tasted like a strong filter coffee just less of it. Staff mostly friendly

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Napa is a very different place for food and wine. I recently attended a very expensive "party" after a ballet performance and found that it was merely a wine tasting presented by 6 local you-never-heard-of wineries. Food to feed perhaps 10 people but there were 40. Having a healthy appetite I booked The Corner Napa, raced over and once again discovered that although packed with young patrons most were simply sipping wine, not dining. Contrary to that first impression my Squid Ink Tagliatelle with clams, mussels and calamari arrived perfectly prepared and presented. I enjoyed a respectable Pinot Noir too.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Disappointed in salad and main course.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

A friend and I were in town for a road race and wanted to have a nice meal before the event. I made a reservation based on location and the positive reviews and was not disappointed. Actually it as better than I expected. We had a lovely, large table to ourselves and spent a leisurely few hours drinking wine and eating. We were impressed by the high-end stem ware, flatware and dishes. I believe this contributes to the fine dining experience. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. They have a large selection of wines: something for everyone. The food was outstanding: beautifully presented and prepared. I'll be back with my husband!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Fantastic fresh and tasty food with local ingredients. Street noise and car exhaust put a damper on dining al fresco.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Excellent experience wonderful food & very good service

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Service was great and food was excellent. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2017

It was fun introducing this new Napa restaurant to out-of-town foodies. The salads were refreshing, the corn angliotti so good that we had to order a second dish for sharing. Our usual orders, pork chop and beef short rib, were stellar as always. Our friends fish orders were lovely. Save room for the dessert menu, which, unfortunately, is way too short.

A little too noisy, but otherwise another wonderful evening out on the waterfront.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Our first visit. Great brunch; nice ambience. Will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2017

While we love this restaurant, the service needs some polishing. The waitresses appearance was sloppy and she new very little. I would recommend the wait staff be better trained and more professional.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Great meal. Every dish excellent, particularly the appetizers! 7 day pastrami melts in your mouth and sweet pea ravioli with wonderful flavors. Attentive helpful and friendly service(rhetwick and Brian couldn't be better). Will RETURN!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Because their lunch service is so new, they weren't crowded. Staff was very attentive. Chris, the bartender was happy to make a cocktail from my recipe and it was perfect. Our waitress was great at describing our appetizer and lunch selections. Very relaxing atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

This was my first time dining at this restaurant. The food was excellent. My guests and I ordered different things and we were all extremely happy with our choices. The ambiance was lovely and the service outstanding. The Corner will now be our go-to restaurant in Napa.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2017

We liked the unique tastes and felt it was a nice experience - but a bit on the expensive side for us.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was delicious! We had the roasted chicken and garlic salad, burger, pastrami sandwich, and barata toast. Service was excellent.

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1.0Dined on June 13, 2017

My husband and I were in town for the week and did a bunch of research before deciding where to have dinner. Based on all the reviews we read, we were seriously super excited for dinner at The Corner. Unfortunately, the experience didn't live up to expectations.

On arrival, we were seated quickly. The restaurant was less than a third full and, at first, our waiter was very attentive. We asked about a few dishes we saw and he brought us a separate bar menu. All good so far. Their wine list was huge and when we asked for his thoughts on wines we were considering, he said the sommelier was out. No other explanation or apology. We picked a wine and ordered two appetizers. Apps were good and arrived in a reasonable time but, after about 15 minutes, he returned saying he couldn't find that wine. They must be out of it. Didn't suggest an alternative, bring back the wine list or suggest another plan of action. Frustrating.

Ok, no problem, we're survivors. We decided to order two glasses of wine instead. Again, server was unable to offer any insight into wines we considered. We also ordered a cheese plate and a vegetable side. We asked the waiter about the small and large plate offered. Small cheese plate had three cheeses he said. After placing our order, he came back to apologize and explain it only had two cheeses. Fine we said. But seriously, last straw. He came back to pour wine and we asked for the check.

We expected an amazing dinner with top notch service. Instead we got average food and seriously disappointing service. We decided to cut our losses before ordering a few $30-40 entrees. Still, two glasses of wine and two apps rang in at >$60. No apology, recognition of slow or subpar service or explanation that this wasn't business as usual. Every aspect of our experience at The Corner was massively underwhelming. Too bad and not what we expected from a restaurant who was so well reviewed. We won't be back

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