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Waterfront Seafood Grill, Napa, CA

Waterfront Seafood Grill

4.5
4.5
287 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Waterfront Seafood Grill is located on the Napa Riverfront in Downtown Napa. This classic seafood grill serves up fresh seafood fare seven days per week.

Executive Chef Jesus Mendez brings over 40 years of restaurant experience in the Napa Valley. Previously, Chef Mendez worked under the guidance of Greg Cole for 21 years at Cole’s Chop House.

The team at the Waterfront Seafood Grill look forward to seeing you at our beautiful location on the Napa Riverfront!

At the Waterfront Seafood Grill, we take pride in using only the best fresh seafood and top quality meats available that are locally sourced. Our close relationship with our purveyors guarantees that you will always enjoy the finest that the Valley has to offer!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Fish, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 699-2452

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Mendez

  • Neighborhood

    Napa

  • Cross street

    3rd/Main on the riverfront

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 287 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wine Country

    Scenic View

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  1. RG

    ReidG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food (salmon was off the charts!!) and outstanding service! Outside patio in the evening is tough to beat! Highly recommend this restaurant.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  3. S

    Sara

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience dining at Waterfront Seafood Grill. A charming ambience with nice views of the Napa River. Both food quality and service were fantastic! Our party of 4 had dinner before attending a concert at the Oxbow RiverStage. Our server was very accommodating to help keep us on schedule to dine & get off to the show on time! The ceviche and sea bass were stand out dishes!! -But everything was excellent! We are already planning a return visit! Well done & thank u WSG!!
  4. KF

    KevinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best ceviche I have ever had!!! That alone is worth the visit!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Average food, above average prices.
  6. MU

    MarleneU

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only complaint was the wine list! There are many in each category…10-15 choices, however only 2 available by the glass!!!! My favorite only available by the bottle. I know this is not unusual in the wine area but I find it irritating. The food was fabulous and service excellent.
  7. BM

    BudM

    Washington DC

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many good choices and ours were so yummy. Very fresh seafood, delicate flavors. Will go back soon!
  8. CD

    CDMEN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantasic service at a beautiful location
  9. MD

    MattD

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Wagyu beef taste more like Sirloin from Outback. Service wasn’t horrible but not very friendly and definitely didn’t do anything special. The hardest working and nicest person is there was the assistant server young lady (she was prob the only bright spot to the staff that I saw). Drinks were fine - nothing great. Paying for the location - definitely not the food. Save yourself some money and eat elsewhere. Many good places in Napa to spend 300+ (or more) on dinner.
  10. K

    Kinny

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor dining Napa!
  11. MK

    MarkK

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New place for us and it was very good. Not disappointed
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  13. JA

    JaniceA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Awesome location, delicious food & excellent service!
  14. P

    Pamela

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about it!
  15. FG

    FrancesG

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, thank you for the wonderful experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food is really good but the wait to get it is much much too long 😡
  17. NM

    NapaMom

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic. Server was very nice. The meal was slow…we were there for 2 1/2 hours and that was without dessert (because they ran out of the chocolate dessert after we ordered it the second time).
  18. C

    iCenturion

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Our party of four was looking forward to enjoying a wonderful lunch at the Waterfront Restaurant located at 720 Main Street in Napa. We arrived at the restaurant at 12:30 pm and were seated immediately. Our server introduced herself and promptly opened the bottle of wine that we brought. She took our order shortly after we had time to review the menu. This is what we ordered: For starters we ordered a dozen oysters, fried calamari/shrimp combo, a salad, and Clam Chowder. For our main course, 3 of us ordered steamed mussels and one ordered Fish & Chips. Our oysters and fried calamari arrived within 10 minutes after our order was taken and it was only a few minutes before 1 pm. We were impressed by how fast our first two dishes arrived. THEN OUR EXCRUTIATING EXPERIENCE SURFACED. At 1:40 pm the soup and the salad still had not arrived at our table. Our server kept walking by us but would not look at us. After we confronted her, she said that the salad and chowder would be brought to us shortly. At 2:00 pm, we still didn’t get the salad or the chowder, nor did we get an explanation why the food was delayed at that point so one of our dining partners walked to the other end of the restaurant to confront our server. Our server told her that our food was delayed because they were shorthanded in the kitchen. We were ready to just walk out of the place, but we decided to stick around. At 2:10, we complained to another employee that our food was taking too long. She went over to the kitchen and within a few minutes all our food arrived, albeit the steamed mussels were cold. Finally, after our food arrived, our server came over to apologize and blamed the delay due to help shortages. Our biggest gripe is why didn’t our server explain the situation upfront and why didn’t she come by our table periodically to keep us informed, and why did she avoid eye contact, or any acknowledgement of our situation. We were upset! More on YELP.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch date for hubby’s birthday. Great food and service. Nice relaxing scenery. Thank you.
  20. CJ

    ChJ1

    Miami

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was wonderful. Celebrating a birthday with friends. This is my second time Napa and will definitely come back to the Waterfront.
  21. WL

    WilliamL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Obviously a place to see and be seen. Mostly visitors to our lovely valley. Food was beautifully plated but not exceptionally tasty.
  22. K

    Kcvino

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This resturant was very nice and a great location on the Napa river in the heart of the city of Napa. The food is really well done and you get a good size meal, but you will pay for it!. Prices are a bit on the high side.
  23. n

    nancy

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Server didn’t seem to know what he was doing or what was available at the bar. Some food was not warm. Incredibly noisy inside. Eat outside.
  24. OB

    OdetteB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food good service food presentation was perfect..it was my mom 70 Birthday and she enjoyed it.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great! Patrick was a great server to our table. Food was edacious.😊
  26. J

    Justboop

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service was very good. It took about 30 to 40 minutes to receive our food after we ordered, which is not acceptable.
  27. PS

    PetaS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Wait staff are underexperienced, though friendly. Food and views/atmosphere were excellent! We made a note on our res we were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary and were locals - no mention..kinda disappointing :/
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone’s dishes were cooked to perfection and everything was served fresh and hot from the kitchen. It was pretty crowded on a Friday night so service was a bit sporadic although it was not for lack of staff. At first attempt they tried seating us at the base of the bathroom line. I immediately refused and we were put in front of kitchen access door better but certainly not ideal given the amount we spent for dinner including 2 bottles of wine. Again the menu and food was amazing next time I come I will try a week night and avoid the crowds on Friday and Saturday nights.
  29. JP

    JeremyP

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Very very amazing.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Had reservations and we waited for one more hour, asked if the food I ordered was spicy and the server told me not. The food was very spicy, O had to switch plates with my husband. The food took forever. Not coming back very bad experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We appreciated the music being changed/lowered when requested.
  32. KD

    KaraD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great. I had the halibut and it was cooked perfectly my friend had the clam chowder and she said it was some of the best she’s ever had. It was a bit pricey. But definitely worth a visit.
  33. EA

    EvangelineA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service by Mario! Lydia was very nice and pleasant! Food was delightful thank you 👍
  34. UM

    UllaM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We had good food, very good service, a table that was at the bar. Not convenient, all servers for the outside had to pass our table all the time :-( Ambiance ok, but not very gemutlich!
  35. MB

    MaireadB

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab Cake was amazing Halibut Ceviche to die for
  36. K

    Katie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience3
    Anniversary
  37. SO

    SylvetteO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit. It was our birthday dinner. This was a terrific experience.
  38. B

    Brandy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great location, awesome food & drinks and relaxing atmosphere. Oh and the food is awesome too!
  39. L

    Luvwine

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is lovely, we opted to eat outside as the noise level far exceeded our tolerance level. The patio seating was comfortable with a pleasant and relaxing ambiance. We started with the Calamari & Shrimp appetizer which was delicious and full of nice little surprises I.e.thin slices of battered and deep fried lemon and fennel. My husband had the cioppino and said it was the best he’s ever eaten. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was prepared to perfection. I asked to substitute the potatoes and asparagus with basmati rice and fresh sautéed spinach and thoroughly enjoyed that combination. We visit this area annually and will definitely go back next year. I was a little reluctant to try this new restaurant until I learned that it was owned by Matt Cordeiro who owns Cordeiro’s Steakhouse which has been a favorite of ours for several years. We are so glad we tried it as it certainly met/exceeded our expectations! Congratulations Matt on another wonderful restaurant.👏👏👏
  40. P

    Pack

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The chef shouldn't serve a minced lobster salad and say it's a lobster roll. Obviously, the chef hasn't had a real lobster roll. When someone orders ketchup for their fries, the server should actually bring it to the table and should check back with their guest during the meal. If your tea refill is really dark compared to your first glass, be aware it could be mixed with coffee. Makes for a really bad tea. Worst meal and service we have had in Napa this week.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Waterfront Seafood Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Google Map for Waterfront Seafood Grill

720 Main St, Napa, CA 94559

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd/Main on the riverfront

  • Neighborhood

    Napa

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Fish, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Mendez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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