The Restaurant at CIA Copia

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Inspired by the Napa Valley and The Culinary Institute of America’s California farms and gardens, The Restaurant at CIA Copia offers a distinctive dining experience where simple, seasonally-inspired dishes are paired with a curated selection of wines, beers, and handcrafted cocktails. Interact with chefs in the beautiful open kitchen and experience true hospitality from our staff. The restaurant’s sleek and comfortable atmosphere is perfect for a celebratory evening or as a go-to hang out. Dine in the restaurant, order a drink at the bar, or grab a couch in the lounge. Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience and friendly camaraderie at The Restaurant at CIA Copia!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! Always a great place to eat with the family!

JC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu as varied and the wine list was both exceptional and fairly priced. The service was terrific, but a little fast. It was a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day.

TG
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came down for the weekend and the area was crowded but we wanted to give it a try. There was a lot to see just walking around the cooking display upstairs was great. and the food in the CIA was a 10. I had the lam and it was the best I ever had. the mussels were also very good a little spicy or should I say a lot spicy but very good.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ingredients, well-prepared. The ambiance and service were nice too. My favorite part of the meal was the Vegetable Board.

G
Fayetteville
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ryan was fantastic and really made the night. His attention to detail, suggestions on wine, and overall care were spectacular.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines date

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CM
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Everything was good, but below our expectations. Food selection was average, and food quality nothing special. Did very much like the atmosphere

DD
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed another fabulous dinner at the CIA Copia. It’s always a pleasure; always perfection.

JC
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice surroundings and excellent service. We had the prix fixe menu and didn't regret the choice!

D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fresh inventive menus. Great wine and cocktail choices . Definitely going back!

YQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service. The dessert was to die for. I definitely recommend this restaurant and I would definitely go back.

CG
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a Napa local and a home Chef, The Restaurant at CIA at Copia is one of my favorite spots. I find the environment unhurried and quiet, and the kitchen always does a great job. As a Napoletano American, I highly recommend the Mussels with Calabrian chili peppers appetizer, followed by the amazing Garganelli Pasta with Sunday Sauce.

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food presentation is great and the taste is excellent. The service staff is very friendly and attentive.

r
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

New place for us
We had eaten at Greystone and wanted to try it.
Our server was great
Not crowded
Ambiance was a little institutional ( lights way up)
Good wine list that was reasonably priced
Would go back when in the area

CR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the biscuits and corned beef

NO
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the chefs counter. It was a wonderful experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! The staff were so kind. The chef gave us a copy of a recipe we complimented. It was a great experience all around!

g
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Although the food and service were outstanding, the kitchen was inexcusably slow.
The restaurant was not crowded but we waited 25 minutes between appetizers and main course. On a slow night, this is not a good sign.

ZC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Food was amazing. I recommend going to the student side as well. A must do luncheon break while visiting all the wineries.

J
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and it did not disappoint! Everything was delicious! The service was impeccable !
Thank you !!

t
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine dining without the fuss! The food and service speak for itself. My striped bass was cooked perfectly with a crispy skin. His gnocchi paired beautifully with the vegetables and a light broth. The chef's choice was a good starter if you want a variety of little bites.

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet day on Super bowl weekend and a kids-friendly and memorable food, service and environment

S
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The adult entrees were excellent. But I’m very disappointed with the kids menu, no vegetables inclusion in the kids menu. So sad. In general many restaurants think kids just eat meat and starch. And they are wrong!

TC
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice brunch menu and the relaxed environment encourages conversation and appreciation of the food and wine. Afterwards, you can walk off the calories by visiting the Chuck Williams massive display of historic cooking, baking, serving wares and the Julia Child exhibit.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food mussels are amazing. Table sepeeerion and decor could be improved.

S
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

We were extremely disappointed
The cauliflower soup was well let’s say more like baby food and Gerbers would have tasted better
The rosemary chicken probably should taste like rosemary right? Not here
Very disappointed and even more disappointed in the management’s response
John told my wife that she is entitled to her opinion! WOW!!!
I gave the restaurant the opportunity to make it right and they apparently refused.
There are so many good restaurants in Napa this unfortunately isn’t one of them in my opinion

The Restaurant at CIA Copia
Responded on February 7, 2020

We’re so sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your experience but sincerely appreciate the feedback as we are always striving to improve.

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MT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure and would go again I had a group and the service was perfect

DS
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were enticed by their Restaurant Week 3 course menu, (cauliflower soup, chicken over polenta, and an almond cake. We loved the food, excellent and attentive service and ambience. The tables are far apart and no loud music so when can talk easily. We will return there soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I took my wife out on her birthday. The food was delicious. It was restaurant week so, they had a fixed menu. The selection was great. The service was really good. It seemed that they may have underestimated the amount of guests they were going to host that night, since they seemed short staffed. The service itself was great, the wait time for the check, the to go items took awhile. We would come back to the CIA for sure.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had lunch here during Napa Restaurant Week. Service was excellent. We had their set menu for Restaurant Week, and then added a pastry for a desert to share. Lots of other amenities at the CIA to entertain including the shop and the upstairs museum.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef’s counter lunch was a delight and treat for Napa restaurant week!

S
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful culinary experience. The cauliflower soup was excellent. Service was great! We will return.

SM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the brunch at The Restaurant at CIA Copia. This was our third visit and the food was great, the service was great and the ambiance was perfect. We recommend the restaurant to all of our friends. The menu is always a surprise and never disappoints.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for date night and the food is delicious

L
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the restaurant at Copia several times. We had dinner last night and were pleasantly surprised with the additions/changes to the menu. In particular, there was return of the "Chickpea pancake'" but this time with prosciutto. It was excellent - and more than enough to be shared by two or three!
The lamb rack was also very good.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 6th Month at Copia, it was the most delicious meals we’ve bad so far! :D

MS
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked the food. Would have liked s larger selection

S
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Robert, was happy, helpful and joy for our dinner. Excellent food,service impeccable.
The noise level was distracting at times but not enough to ruin our meal.

j
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the Salmon and the brussel sprouts. My husband loved the striped bass and my brother-in-law had the delicious pork chop. Seasonings were great and food was prepared extremely well. The waiter warned us that the squid was chewy on the squid asian salad, and boy, was he right! I think it should feature chicken instead. And lucky I got the dressing on the side. The rest of the salad was quite delicious, but my husband's was drenched in dressing. The mixed green salad was great too (sister-in-law) and the mussels were a big hit with her as well. She loved how it was done Portuguese-style with french bread on the bottom. Lovely atmosphere and great wines and killer house margaritas.

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything will definitely be back . Enjoyed the food and great service

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