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Napa Cafe

4.9
4.9
1453 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Open since 1998, Napa Café is tucked away in a pleasant corner of Sanderlin Centré. Owner Glenda Hastings restaurant has received numerous awards and accolades, including Best Wine List, Best Business Dinner, and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. With its polished yet inviting interior, captivating artwork and distinctive cuisine, Napa Café elicits superlatives from first-time visitors, as well as from the guests who return again and again.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (901) 683-0441

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    For smaller or medium-size business dinners.

  • Private party facilities

    Holds up to 65 guests, no room fee; equipment available.Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Business Dinners, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirement Parties, Graduations, & more.

  • Private party contact

    Glenda Hastings: (901) 683-0441

  • Neighborhood

    East Memphis

  • Cross street

    North of Poplar, between Mendenhall and White Station

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,453 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    American

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

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    Best Value

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    Healthy

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    Neighborhood Gem

  • Memphis

    Notable Wine List

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    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!! Service was outstanding.
  2. AH

    AHamp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food. We went for an anniversary dinner and were well attended to and they made our night feel very special. Wonderful cocktails as well. Will absolutely return.
  3. m

    michaelh

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite dining experience in Memphis! Glenda is brilliant
  4. MS

    MikeS

    Memphis/West TN

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Food and service consistently great.
  5. LS

    LaSam

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three of us had the Halibut. It was outstanding! One of us had the ahi tuna special and it was equally as good. The food was delicious and we had a great waiter. Perfect date night.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Of course Napa Cafe never disappoints!. Amazing meal and service. Thanks Chas did the great service! See you soon!
  7. LE

    LEONARDS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding meal from start to finish. Highly recommend the French Onion and tomato dill soups. Sea Bass and filet mignon entrees among the best we have ever enjoyed. Margarita of the day with cinnamon so different and good. Extensive wine list by the bottle. Short wine list by the glass, but the Austrian Pinot noir and the Paso Robles Cabernet tasted fresh and flavorful. Chocolate pate terrific, but Key Lime tarte could have had more lime flavor. Busy night for our informative server, but overall service excellent.
  8. KS

    KevinS

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends were in town to celebrate a birthday so I suggested Napa Cafe. It has proven to always be a great choice. The personalization of the menu is a very nice touch. Staff is always personable and attentive. It was a great meal with great friends.
  9. MC

    MarcusC

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made the reservation for me and my wife as a date night so I asked for a very cozy spot and when we arrived we was greeted by the owner Glenda and the way she treated us was amazing she so nice and helpful with the choices she selected from the Applecider margaritas to the crab dip and the entree which I had the short ribs and my Queen had the pork chop everything was Delicious!!!! And our waitress MsAlice was very helpful and nice as well!!! Were definitely dining here again and next time I’m m bringing my two sons back so they can enjoy fine dining and a great atmosphere in Memphis!! Thanks again for everything Glenda from Mr. Clayton and Family!! See you Soon!!
  10. AH

    AmeliaH

    Memphis/West TN

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flawless from start to finish. Great food and exceptional cocktails but the cherry on top at this place is the service… everyone is very nice and welcoming. We’ve never encountered so many genuine people in one place. One of the top restaurants in Memphis that flies under the radar.
  11. SS

    SherylS

    Memphis/West TN

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful date night! Everyone we encountered was so friendly. And our waiter Ian was attentive and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!
  12. JC

    JCLink88

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go and share a special evening together. Napa is always a great atmosphere, nice and romantic. And the food is outstanding! Highly recommend!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Napa Cafe was lovely. I booked reservations for my sister’s birthday and we both agreed that everything was amazing. We went earlier in the evening so it wasn’t crowded. Their cocktails were amazing. I would recommend the French 75. The Thai steak appetizer was very good too! She ate the lamb and I got the short ribs. Both were amazing. Based on the appetizers, drinks, and entree I’m pretty certain that you can not make a wrong decision when ordering here. Our waitress was super attentive and made us feel welcomed! All in all, I am definitely looking forward to visiting again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  15. R

    Rene

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, dessert & service is exceptional at the Napa Cafe.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the best experience! Our waiter - Chris- was unbelievable! Everything we had was wonderful!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Napa Cafe provided excellent food, service, at atmosphere.
  18. MS

    MarcS

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An absolutely awesome dining experience. Everything was top notch!!
  19. m

    mysoncooks

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    I made reservations for my husbands birthday, 11/3. It was our first time here. The reservation was for 6:15. The food was very good. I highly recommend the blackened shrimp dumplings with tomato bacon gravy. We also had the salmon and halibut dishes. Both entrees were very flavorful. Our waiter was friendly. He even suggested splitting the salad on two plates since we wanted one but not that much food. It made the perfect size. My concerns were that I asked to be seated in an area away from traffic and not under a blowing vent. We were seated at a main table in the midst of all commotion and directly under a cold, blowing vent. We were uncomfortably cold. (When I mentioned it, the owner was willing to move us.) The other concern was the length of time between seeing our waiter. There was a lot of waiting despite being front and center to the entrance and bar.

    Napa CafeResponded on November 8, 2022Thank you for taking the time to give us this helpful feedback. I am disappointed we failed to impress you with everything about your first evening at Napa Cafe. We have built our business over 24 years one customer at a time & we want every single visit to be phenomenal. I sincerely appreciate you bringing each issue to light and will address them immediately. I hope you will decide to give us another try in the future. Glenda

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! The staff and food
  21. TH

    TomH

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there. We enjoyed the live music very much. I’m glad there was no one seated at the tables to our left and right, I think we would have felt a little crowded if those tables had been filled. wonderful service. Pretty expensive, but we plan to return again in the future
  22. S

    Sam301

    Memphis/West TN

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    great place to eat, service is always good, and the staff always has a smile on their face. we have told many about this gem and encouraged all to give it a try!
  23. a

    adrianw

    Memphis/West TN

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, atmosphere, and food.
  24. m

    memphismimi

    Memphis/West TN

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening for dinner for date night!
  25. RW

    RichardW

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner in Jan's private room and were served by Jan. It was a special night. The service and food were great.
  26. DS

    DavidS

    Memphis/West TN

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent dining experience; food cooked to perfection and an elegant assortment of wines and cocktails.
  27. AG

    AnnaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining here, we really enjoyed the experience! Thank you.
  28. W

    William

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a quality experience....love everyone there
  29. TL

    TinaL

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty!!
  30. E

    Em2eatfine

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening on the patio! Excellent service! And excellent food! One of my all time favorite restaurants!
  31. MM

    MemphisM

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and great service. Looking forward to next time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. We had an outstanding experience and highly recommend Napa Cafe.
  34. RR

    RandR

    Houston

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal!
  35. M

    Mrss87762

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love this restaurant. Food and service is always good. Glenda the owner makes all diners feel special and welcome.
  36. JO

    JenniferO

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another enjoyable meal at Napa Cafe. Everyone in our party enjoyed our food. From appetizers to salads, entrees and dessert, everything was excellent. Love the creativity of the menu.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good and consistent
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect entrees- Ian did super job!
  39. JR

    JackR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great but the service was a mixed bag. The waiter forgot to tell me about the specials, which I found out about after I already ordered. To make it worse, I would have ordered the lamb which was on special. Also the waiter decided to switch drinks on me without telling me. Actually all the other wait staff were way better and attentive than my actual waiter. Not a repeat for me.

    Napa CafeResponded on October 14, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dinner last night. Please accept my most sincere apology for your lackluster service. Your waiter will be mortified to hear he came across in such a negative way. I can assure you I will address this immediately. I know you enjoyed your food but our goal is for your overall experience to be exceptional. I will send you a separate email to address this in more detail. Thank you very much for your time. Glenda

  40. GF

    GerryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a very enjoyable evening with great food and friends. Food was a little slow coming out but worth the wait. Also enjoyed some live light jazz music while we waited. Nice and soft as to not overpower the conversatioin. Highly recommend the crab cakes that are true Maryland style lump crab.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Napa Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Napa Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 683-0441.

Napa Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 1453 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 5 times today
Google Map for Napa Cafe

5101 Sanderlin Ste. 122, Memphis, TN 38117

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North of Poplar, between Mendenhall and White Station

  • Neighborhood

    East Memphis

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (901) 683-0441

  • Catering

    For smaller or medium-size business dinners.

  • Private party facilities

    Holds up to 65 guests, no room fee; equipment available.Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Business Dinners, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirement Parties, Graduations, & more.

  • Private party contact

    Glenda Hastings: (901) 683-0441

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