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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 Randy Lewis. Outdoor dining is available on our patio.

3900 D Bel Aire Plaza
Napa, CA 94558
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday thru Friday 11:30 - 2:30
Dinner Monday thru Friday 5:00 - 9:00
Saturday and Sunday 11:30 - 9:00

Cross Street:
Trancas

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 224-6600

Website:
http://www.barbersq.com/

Executive Chef:
Stephen Barber

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Q Restaurant & Bar (fka BarBersQ) Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (2)
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Good for Birthdays (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

the $40 ribeye was pan fried, flavorless and sliced at the wrong angle.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time there and we loved it! Roasted vinegar chicken delicious! Miami Vice cocktail yummy!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Lunch was great although portions were more than generous. The pho was flavorful, plenty of noodles and beef. The chicken soup had a wonderful broth and the heirloom tomato salad was fantastic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The ribs were way too fatty. The bacon in the deviled eggs were very hard.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Superb food with excellent service. Interesting cocktails to choose from.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Really bad service. Slow. Mediocre food. Definitely has gone downhill over the past year. Time to care about your guests.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Food was just so so. I knew as soon as the waitress came over to take our order by memory that it would come out wrong. We were her only table so it shouldn't have been too difficult .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The Q did not disappoint us for dinner. Great ribs and chicken as always. We always try to stop there when we are up in Napa.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The waitress and busboy were neither friendly nor efficient. The food had very little flavor. The ambiance in the restaurant is lacking at best. It met what should have been my expectations for a restaurant in the corner of a grocery store shopping center.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Lazy service, over cooked and salty food. Skip it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant,..nice little bar. Food was done perfect. Cheerful servers.
will be back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food & friendly staff...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Always amazing seasonal vegetables as well as really good meats, main dishes, and a variety of specials. Delicious drinks and wines.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

For the price of the combo (chicken and ribs), I would have expected more.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Delicious BBQ place. We shared the grilled artichoke appetizer. I had one of the best fried chicken sandwiches and my partner had the Q combo.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Never seems to be too crowded. Indoor outdoor seating. Good music. Food is so great! Price is very reasonable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great coleslaw and key lime pie. Meat was not sauced and dry so you're supposed to put it on yourself. Brisket was very fatty, although edible pieces were tasty.

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great Sunday dinner. The staff is fabulous, when we walked in the music was loud, asked if they could turn it down, did immediately. The food has always been great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Must try the grilled cheese sandwich or artichoke!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 5, 2017

I'm well experienced with BBQ from across the Southern U.S., and these fellows put out some of the finest classic BBQ and soulful side dishes I've found anywhere. Well done!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The BBQ melted in my mouth. There was a lot of noise in the restaurant. Definitely a place for locals.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Good ribs, good sauce (try the frogs heat). service was good, just a little slow

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 23, 2017

All three of us polished off our plates, even our 10 year old. The pulled pork was so amazing!

Tags: Casual, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Good food. Fries delivered cold, burger was warm so waitress had them remake fries. Friend loved the pulled pork sandwich.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Food was tasty. Server was too soft spoken. Background music was too loud. Overall good value.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2017

we were seated promptly. there is plenty of room between the tables. The cocktails were exceptionally great. We enjoyed the special for 2 which includes several meats and cole slaw.
Good service. Fun choices of sauces to top the bbq.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2017

The BEST Happy Hour in town 4-6. And the food was outstanding. Delicious carnitas nachos. Montana was very attentive. Every night is different specials. I can't wait to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The Stone Crab is great!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Food was great - the ribs and the brown butter brownie were stand-outs. Would have gotten the 5th star - but they'd run out of steak and one of our party was pretty disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Q offers a unique, creative take on barbecue in a friendly atmosphere. Great food and good service.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2016

We've been coming here, off and on, since they opened. I have a lot of positive things to say, but first I want to mention how loud they play their music. We would be regulars at this restaurant if they would turn only turn down the volume! I don't understand why loud music would be considered part of a good dining experience. What about conversation? That being said: food was great and the service was excellent. They have a nice wine selection as well. The tables are a bit close together (especially evident when the people being seated at a neighboring table have to squeeze by your food), but with such great food, that's a minor issue. Now, about the music volume...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Great little place! Food was great and wine was excellent! The Daou Cab Sav! Very nice! Great neighborhood spot.

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