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Waterfront Seafood Grill, Napa, CA

Waterfront Seafood Grill

4.7
4.7
1026 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 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Fish, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 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

What 1,026 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Seafood

  • Wine Country

    Great for scenic views

1,026 Reviews
  1. Locals

    Las Vegas

    307 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    307 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    QUICK REVIEW: A very pleasant surprise. Food, service, wine choices - all excellent. We travel extensively and Waterfront I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice relaxing seafood menu. Yes, we will be back. LONGER REVIEW: Seated at a partial booth on time by request. Nice upscale atmosphere on the river. Indoor and outdoor seating. SERVICE: Kent - our main server was outstanding. There when you needed him with a great attitude and advice. Nice job! WINE: A good list by the glass - many you cannot get in other parts of the country. Wine by the bottles also very nice list. Cocktails looked yummy - but maybe next time. FOOD: Went straight for entrees. Cioppino and the Sea Bass with fettucine. The fettucine was house made - and you can tell the chefs put effort in the dishes. Nothing left on the plate and bowl and we are not big people. Excellent, Very Tasty. The bread pudding was a delight to share for dessert. OVERALL: Our first experience with Waterfront - Highly Recommend. YES, we will be back.

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  2. DianeM

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect outdoor seating along the river. Food was delicious and our server Michael was the best!

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  3. SurreyFoodie

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They were a little confused when we arrived early so we could have a drink at the bar but one of the servers soon sorted it for us. Cocktails were good (I ordered one off menu), food was excellent as were the specials (I had a starter and main course from the specials). We ordered sparkling rose to start and a misunderstanding by the server meant that we were brought Blanc de Blanc but it was quickly sorted. We sat outside which was fine and what we’d ordered but, the heaters on either side of us were so ferocious that had to ask for them to be turned off. We’re still not sure if that was to everyone’s liking though!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    the wait staff was top notch- very attentive, took care of us. food was delish- with the exception of - my mom's french fries were cold. on the flip side- the receptionist sat us all the way in the back of the outside dining area, behind a wait staff table by the doors. considering I had a mothers day reservation and there were only 3 of us- could have sat us in a nicer location.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and our server was amazing! Really nice spot!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seafood was fresh and delicious. Service was excellent.

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  7. DavidM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lobster Omlet had so-so lobster and was overwhelmed by the spicy sauce. Wife complained. I had the prime rib hash and it was only pieces of prime rib and potatoes and tasted plain. Prime Rib was small cubes very over-cooked and not flavorful. I would guess left over. Prices were too high for these food mistakes. Service was exceptional.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and vibe. I can not complain about anything!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most incredible time. Michael was our server and we couldn't have asked for a better one. Outstanding from start to finish.

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  10. MarianW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The noise level inside was so loud that we sat outside. But on a Saturday night, there was lots of crowd noise. Bathrooms were disgusting. Not going back and I’m sure it’s all one-time tourist business.

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  11. JoeB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food Very friendly and take good care of you.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I visited Waterfront on a limb, given it’s one of the only restaurants that specializes in seafood in downtown Napa. The wine and cocktails were great— the food was outstanding. We had the calamari and shrimp fritti and it was perfectly cooked. The surf and turf was as good as it gets and Alexi was our server and had the best wine recommendations and service a server could offer. I would come here again every time i visit Napa. I had the best anniversary dinner.

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  13. Edgar

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our first time visiting. I celebrated my birthday with my wife. Our server was outstanding; the food and ambiance were phenomenal. I am local so it is on my list of restaurants to visit back.

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  14. SFFoodie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in for an impromptu lunch. Our server Naomi was very attentive, friendly and accommodating. She went to the back of the house and asked for our special request of a seafood tower. It was exceptional.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chilean Sea Bass was excellent. Our server was very attentive. Will definitely eat there when back in Napa.

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  16. hunt4it

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Didn’t start well as it was windy and even though we requested indoor seating he hostess said we had to sit outside. We said no and after looking at empty tables for 10 minutes we were finally seated indoors as our reservation requested. Waiter was good. Seafood tower was ok but overpriced for what we got and crab was very hard work for the little meat. The Cioppino was very good and the scallops were excellent

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  17. MagnoliaSteve

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed dinner on the sidewalk area with cozy heater. It was a quiet night on the "boardwalk" by the Napa River, so conversation was peaceful and very quiet. Our courses were delicious. We had the Caeser and the endive/pear salads accompanied with pork chop and the sea bass. All of the dishes were perfection. Andrew was our waiter and did an outstanding job. We brought our own bottle of vino, reasonable cork fee $25. Highly recommended for couples or parties up to four outside!

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  18. USCMD

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat on the outside patio and it was a beautiful evening. The food and service were great.

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  19. 1HppyGirl

    Sacramento

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous experience, all the food we ordered was delicious (coconut prawns, calamari, salads, scallops and halibut (and the Molten cake!!) and top put the evening over the top was our fantastic waiter, Michael Campbell! We had such a wonderful time and looking forward to coming back on our next Napa visit!

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  20. Dante

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We opted for an inside table for 4 as the evening was cooling off fast at 6:15. The food was all prepared beautifully - the shrimp, scallops, halibut and trout were all delicious. We also had the shrimp and calamari friti appetizer. Service was efficient. Here is the “however” - the place was so noisy we had to raise our voices significantly to be heard across the table 2’ away from each other. It was next to impossible to have a conversation. I had to lean into my wife’s ear to tell her what our daughter across the table just said. Next time will bring a wrap and sit outside.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to Napa many times and discovered this great, well priced seafood restaurant right along the Napa River. Took our Aunt n Uncle there for her birthday. Will definitely be back.

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  22. marc

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    REALLY BEST IN NAPA FOOD SERVICE AMBIENCE CIOPINNO IS UN REAL

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  23. DinoW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was exceptional and our server was fantastic. We will definitely be back!!!!!!! Thank you!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was fine-- This review required too many verification steps.

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  25. Jmcn106

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, food and drinks. We ended our trip to Napa with a wonderful brunch and will definitely return!!

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  26. ALEXB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We had the cioppino and we added pasta to it that added an extra $28 the shrimp was overcooked mushy. The dish was not acceptable for the price that we paid.

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  27. DoctorG

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok the Salmon Wellington was a hit. The Sea Bass undercooked and a little mushy. The fettuccine was bland… The wait staff was attentive and answered all of our questions.

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  28. Bells123

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was really good. Appetizers consisting of Oysters and Dungenous Crab… fresh and delicious. They do have daily specials as well. Lovely King Salmon for entree and super fresh Caesar salad… Enjoyed being at the River Front location.

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  29. RandyS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food, but beyond noisy. Can’t even hear yourself think. A few large parties were super loud to top things off

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed an absolutely fabulous dinner at the Waterfront Seafood Grill. The food was amazing. We had the surf and turf. Lobster delicious and steak done to perfection. The endive and pear salad was wonderful. Ambience lovely however my only complaint would be that the noise level made it very hard to hear. It was just the two of us so ok for talking but I can't imagine trying to conduct a conversation with more diners joining us. I will definitely return but hesitate with more than two because of the noise level.

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  31. MillyF

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious, fresh seafood expertly prepared. Very good selection on menu. Would definitely go back next time in Napa.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, our waiter was amazing. The outdoor patio was very nice to sit and enjoy diner and the food was fantastic and came out quickly.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seriously one of the hoodie restaurants we have ever been too! Excellent service and great tasting surf and turf!

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  34. Kathyo

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband loved the West Coast oyster selection; we all loved the calamari fritti misti but the aioli was too hot for us. Now we know to ask for the other one. My fish tacos were excellent. Just the perfect balance of fish to sauce and vegetables and the dish arrived hot. Our guests had mussels and the special sea bass -- both delicious. Service was great and we had a nice window seat (too cold to be outside). Next time.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely good food, excellent service, great location. I strongly recommend this restaurant !!!!

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  36. atrisktraveler

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. The only thing better than the food was our server Roy. He was attentive, in a good mood and knowledgeable; made our dinner more enjoyable. Scallops entree was cooked perfectly. Crab cake was very good but tartar sauce should be on the side, not on the cake. Would have preferred lumps of crab, rather than shredded throughout. Coffee was very good. Had the Chocolate ganache cake with salted caramel gelato for desert. Would have been better with darker chocolate. But overall, we’d go back

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  37. EmilyP

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot praise the clam chowder enough, it's a must-try. Service was great and everything from the cocktails to the main courses were delicious!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was raining so the patio was closed and inside the restaurant was very busy and very loud. Food was excellent though and it’s great to have a seafood restaurant in Napa!

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  39. ArthurT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was so loud a person couldn’t have a conversation.They were very busy but that doesn’t make a difference when y paying a premium price.

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  40. NapaNeighbor

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, excellent food and service here. I was stumped for the name of a cocktail and our server had it right to hand. It was perfectly executed too.

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FAQs

Waterfront Seafood Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1026 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 36 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–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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