The Q Restaurant & Bar

4.6
721 reviews
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The Q Restaurant & Bar is a new casual restaurant serving a well rounded selection of American fare, featuring Memphis style barbeque. We celebrate Barbeque as part of our American Heritage along with Fresh Fish, Grass-Fed Beef and Whole Roasted Vinegar Chicken and on Sunday's our famous Fried Chicken Day. We provide the distinctive choice of dining in modern surroundings while enjoying classic American dishes inspired by a devotion to quality and value. Our sourcing is focused on local, sustainable and organic product from the Napa Valley and the bounty of California. The space is young and fresh featuring black and white photography: 'The People and Places of Napa', beautiful oak details, excellent acoustics and an inviting marble bar. Timeless design by Stephen Brady evokes a social evening at home. Warm and attentive service accompany music with spirit and soul while you enjoy American Heritage cooking by Executive Chef Pablo Cerano. Outdoor dining is available on our patio.
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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought our one-year old and everyone was so amazing to her and us. They engaged her and made us feel totally welcome, even with a baby at a restaurant. The food was delicious, but that goes without saying.

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C
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed ☹️ Food boring,waiter paid no attention to us .....will never go back.

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BB
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Best happy hour in Napa Valley!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and very well prepared food. Great locals hangout.

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BG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the server, loved the drinks, loved the food. I felt badly because I knocked my drink over, but they cleaned it up quickly and made me a new one even more quickly. Was my first time here and I will be back.

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NC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I and the other person I was with are elder. It was difficult to converse with the noise from the music since the speaker was right above us. No room in the shade outside.
Otherwise, we enjoyed our dinner.

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OT
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly staff, outstanding service. We always stop here for a meal whenever we are in Napa.

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San Francisco
167 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super Ramos Gin Fizzes. My omelet was very good. My husband's corn beef hash was okay. Key lime pie delicious.

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LN
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at the Q. It is one of our regular stops in Napa.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. The service was fast. I will be going back for more.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Amazing

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Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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

Fat Tuesday dinner. Food and drinks amazing, crowded with some tables lingering a bit long. But well worth the wait!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Service had on very strong perfume but exceptionally nice
Food not as good as it used to be, Meat tastes overly smokey

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

While the service was good, the good was mediocre at best. We got the wrong food, but waited so long for it to begin with(we were there at 1130am, opening time), we didn't correct it(we were served brisket instead of baby back ribs while ordering 3 different meats). The music was loud rap with explicit lyrics, where jazz or country would be better for a bbq, wine bar. The cost to portion ratio was too high for the quality of food. The brisket was salted so heavily on the outside we had to cut off some of the edges, and someone needs to tell the cook(definitely NOT a chef) that Cheyenne pepper is not a BBQ rub for chicken! Being someone from NC and travels alot, I'm used to different BBQ sauce and rubs, but I will not go back to Q, nor will I recommend it to anyone.

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BR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Slow service but food was great

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D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good authentic BBQ brisket. Cooed for 6 ours. All three sauces are great

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JC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday. They sat us right away and the staff immediately gave us water and menus. Our Waiter showed up and gave us the specials. I asked for his favorites and he was very helpful.

When the food arrived it was hot and flavorful. The brisket had a good bark and was extremely tender. Ribs were fall off the bone tender and seasoned well. Sausages, pulled pork, and chicken were all excellent. Sides included Mac and cheese, Asian coleslaw, and skillet cornbread. The cornbread was exceptionally light and flavorful, with a good crust.

We would highly recommend this place.

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LP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Q! An excellent option for delicious food and great service!

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JH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are never disappointed by The Q Restaurant. We usually go Sundays for their fried chicken (best in the Valley!). The staff is very friendly and the food is always good.

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AA
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy with our meals! The ribs are great and they now give you a choice on the type of cold slaw. Took our three kids who have very different tastes and everyone found a menu choice that was satisfying. Will definitely continue to dine here!

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LH
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always forget about this restaurant and wonder how busy they would be in a different location. We ordered the sampler (brisk it, spicy sausage and chicken), the baby back ribs with a side of Mac, and I got the spicy Asian chicken salad. Everything was excellent, and my husbands brisket was so tender you could cut it with a fork. It was my husband's birthday and they comped him the brownie dessert, which was the best damn brownie I've had in a long tine. Service was very attentive. Everything was great!

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S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Best brisket in town. don't miss the cornbread and mac-n-cheese. It's elevated comfort food.

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N
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Why must they play loud music! Most annoying. Asked to have it lowered to no avail. It ruined an an otherwise very good meal.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Have been for brunch, lunch and dinners and have to say the quality of food never changed nor the great service we received. Recommend to anyone looking for quality prices and fantastic food

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SR
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequently lunch here. The service and food are always very good. As always. We will continue to come.

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OT
San Francisco
167 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is always very good here. Excellent pulled pork sandwich, great salads, wonderful specials, and best key lime pie in town.

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and amazing staff. Can’t say how great of a place and hidden gem this is. My new favorite restaurant

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BB
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is in our neighborhood and we’ve always had good experiences. This Monday we went for their Happy Hour and it was outstanding. Vibe is fun, wine list is diverse and reasonably priced. Check out Q for Happy Hour—it’s impressive.

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T
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We love the food at Q, although the spotty service sometimes means it arrives at less than optimal temperature. Unfortunately, the music is always so loud it can be difficult to have a conversation, even on the patio. When the wait staff can't hear you, it's too loud. If you are on a timeline, be sure to mention it right up front and ask for the check when food arrives. Slow here is very slow, not just comfortable.

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OT
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fried chicken on Sunday nights

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T
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The Q has potential, but fails to execute. Although the ingredients are good, service is a set back. Spotty at best, the multitude of people who served us were clearly not coordinating. Entree's arrived at best lukewarm, fries were ambient temperature when they hit the table, shared sides came without a serving spoon, wine was splashed into glasses...hard to describe that wine pour. We had to ask twice for a bucket to chill the wine.. No, we didn't complain or send things back and we're nearly late to the theatre as it was. We didn't want to slow things down more than was already happening. We've been a few times, this is a consistent experience. Probably have used up all chances at this point.

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HM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the fried chicken special meal. Yummy! I loved the Asian coleslaw. They have 4-5 types of fresh slaw.

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NF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and the waiter was fabulous.

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J
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great music on Saturday and Sunday. The fried Chicken is a must!

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BG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Waiter was great his name was Noah

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LT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Well, it's mothers day..just left and paid 100.00 for the worst food/service in my life. We sat and sat and sat for over an hour before any food was brought to us (a family of 4) super cold bbq, don't even know how that is even possible..i ordered a salmon filet for 35.00 , it came out cold, after an hour .and when I sunk my fork in..it was like jelly it was so raw!!! I sent it back and the server agreed it was bad...he then came out to tell me that the "chef" said "that's the way it is suppose to be cooked and served...i didn't order my salmon well done" hahahaha it's either cooked...or raw!! It IS NOT SUPPOSE TO BE RAW...it isn't a sushi bar. Then the manager said the same thing. She said she even had "well done" salmon earlier this morning. The bbq sauce on the table, was watered down ketchup...horrible!! The service was so bad. Every table there was say g things and waiting for terrible food. It was like cinco De mayo party in the kitchen and they do not have (chefs) they have low grade food truck cooks. Will never eat here again or refer this place to anyone!!!! Everyone here needs a little Gordon Ramsey in their face, complete joke for outrageous priced, gross food.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I made reservations for 1230 for Mother's Day. We were not seated until 45 min later. I understand it was busy considering it was a holiday. We had a group of 8, unfortunately order was not taken for one of the guests. We let it slide. Waiter spilled water on my son and never replaced his utensils. We let it slide. Appetizers/main entre were served late and at different times. We let slide.

For the price we paid for mediocre food, we will not be coming back.

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EK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Joined friends in a pop-up dining experience serving Lebanese food enhanced by a belly dancer and a group of kids following her around the restaurant. Just priceless!. A fun night for all whether they chose the regular or special menu.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great themed menu with entertainment ! Bravo!

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