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About The Q Restaurant & Bar (fka BarBersQ)
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.
Napa, CA 94558
American, Barbecue, Farm-to-table
Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
The Q Restaurant & Bar (fka BarBersQ) Ratings and Reviews
This was a special menu/occasion to usher in Marti Gras (and Lent): a Fat Tuesday Cajun/creole menu that was really fun; you could also choose from the regular offerings as well along with specialty cocktails and music. Although very enjoyable and tasty, the music was way too loud so we couldn't have a dinner conversation. Outdoor dining may have been a better option that evening. My daughter used to work in the Napa Valley restaurant scene and she mentioned that sometimes the music is really for the staff and not the patrons. Diners like to talk while the workers need to be jazzed up and on their toes. She always recommended asking that the taped music be turned down.
We go often, but, today wasn't as good as usual. The staff could definitely be a little friendler. Ordered the fried chicken (4 pcs) and it was...ok. The collard greens were a little lackluster compared to the other times I've had them. However, the Key Lime Pie is to die for! A definite "must have". I hope everyone is a little more friendly next time. It makes a huge difference.
The food was well prepared if a bit boring. Besides that, the owner, to quote the serving staff, "likes his [very loud] music." They were unable to turn the Sunday afternoon tunes to anything below a deafening bellow. This is a shopping center eatery next to a whole foods, with airs of a trendy urban something or other. Not going back.
The meat (chicken, brisket beef, ribs, shredded pork, and sausage) was all terribly overcooked and dry. The sauces were watery and lacking flavor. The brussel sprouts were good but not great (once again, a bit overcooked). The coleslaw was the best.
We asked to have the music turn down just a touch so we could hear each other at the table, which they did, but within 30 minutes, the volume was cranked back up.
The service was attentive, but they forgot to bring wine glasses to the table and were slow to clear our cocktail glasses leaving the table unusually cluttered.
I have been eating here since the restaurant opened as the Q. I believe the kitchen staff are producing the best food yet. It is consistent, tasty and I loved every bite. New salad, an Asian Fried Chicken Salad. I have had it twice, once with fried chicken and yesterday with grilled chicken (my favorite). As with all of the salads they serve, this one is excellent. My dinning partner had a rack of ribs (from the Tuesday specials) and was very happy with it. The meat was perfectly cooked and the sauces great. Bring your appetite and patience, you will want to read both the daily and the special menus. The patience you will need is in making a choice. Great service, friendly staff. Really a treat.
The Q is just putting out great food and it is a treat to eat there. The staff are friendly and skilled, and children are welcome. You can eat inside or on the patio. The menu's are great and the hardest part is choosing. Great Barbecue, Salads, love the lime pie for dessert, there is something for everyone. Check the back of the daily menu for the specials, this is in addition to a sheet of new specials. The fried chicken in a bucket, the rack of ribs, the taco's are my favorites on the regular specials, but the new menu with specials on it is fantastic. New salads, fish, Brisket Pho, all are great and worth eating. Enjoy
The new owner is super attentive. Thank goodness otherwise I would have been very disappointed. The wait staff was not coming by often enough and my request to get a snack for the children quickly was not fulfilled after asking twice and in between waiving desperately to get someone's attention. The owner apologized for the lateness when we finally got some toast for the kids. Number 1 rule to impress parents with kids, make sure that children are settled and eating quickly so that parents do not have to contemplate whether they need to leave because children are not happy filling their tummies.
The food was good. I like variety so having more than 1 option for mild barbeque sauce would be a big plus. It looks like a happening place for drinks!
We found this little gem and will definitely go back. Really fun atmosphere, but tables are really close and kind of hard to get in and out of. We don't mind that, but some might. The food was excellent. Sounds kind of boring, but the wedge salad was yummy - the dressing is what makes it! Can't wait to go back when we're back in Napa.
There were several things that I love about this restaurant. First of all, this is bbq made to perfection in a really neat, upscale environment but without being stuffy. Every single person that greeted us from the moment we walked in to the moment we left was absolutely friendly and helpful! I would say, whether you are with friends, family or on a date this place will accommodate everyone! We look forward to coming back! Oh, we loved the Q for two which gave you a taste of all their meats, plus we ordered their to die for corn bread! We left very happy!:)
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