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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.

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

Cuisines:
American, Barbecue, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Trancas

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 224-6600

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

Executive Chef:
Pablo Cerano

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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4.3

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)
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Seasonal (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We eat here regularly and are never disappointed. The regular menu has a bunch of favorites -- the burger, pulled pork sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich -- and the daily specials are always interesting. They do a great job with fish too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Fries were fantastic!! Cod sandwich was great!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Very good comfort food, colard greens were great chicken was darn good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2016

It was my suggestion for the girls' lunch date to eat at Q. There were 6 of us and only 1 said she would come back and eat there again. Disappointing to say the least.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 22, 2016

Friendly Service, relaxing, Very Fresh Food...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2016

I really love this place! I wasted time not going here because I didn't like the location but I'm a total convert now. The food is fantastic- especially the fried chicken sandwich and the cornbread. Serious deliciousness!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Sunday is "fried chicken" that is OUTSTANDING!! Also had strawberry shortcake for dessert! The BEST!!

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2016

A delightful find, this place does very high quality, tasty versions of everyday barbecue favorites. Most items have a high quality upgrade to them (like corn on the cob with a special butter already applied that is delicious), and they have a selection of homemade sauces and cole slaws. Foodies won't be disappointed.

Like all of Napa, it's not cheap. But you can pay the same prices elsewhere and get "meh." The service we had on our visit was very personal and super-attentive. Our waitress gave us lots of good advice, and did an outstanding job of suggesting side dish substitutions that made us happy. One of those places you stumble into and are increasingly impressed with.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We consider Q one our "default" restaurants. We are active diners in Napa and think this one
has an interesting varied menu that delivers on taste and quantity. It is reasonably priced.
So when we need to think of a last minute place to go, we now think of Q. And it doesn't
disappoint!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Staff was attentive and friendly. Food is very tasty with a wide variety of choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Small quiet restaurant with amazing food!! Would definitely return the next time I'm in Napa!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Good service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The barbeque is genuine, and the cherry wood smoke gives it a bit of a different flair. The mac & cheese and the cornbread are amazing - we just can't figure out how to have them both, with a salad and a bbq sampler!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2016

The Q was known for its tender and flavorful barbecue, but today, the pulled pork and baby back ribs lacked flavor and were dry. If not for the squeeze bottle sauces brought to the table, this would've rated lower.
The coleslaw was over dressed so badly it was drowning and just sent back to the kitchen for a simple butter lettuce salad.
The summer salad and the fried chicken were flavorful... delicious in fact.
The drinks were good.
The sides of cauliflower and Brussel sprouts were fine (not great), though overpriced for the small portion delivered.
The service was fine, though no one seemed happy or took pride in their work, it seemed. Even the manager who was so friendly in previous visits retreated to the back today.
This place has gone down hill in the last year.
For a BBQ place, I'm not sure what it says that the fried chicken is the best thing on the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Overall good nite and good food here always. Enjoyed Padron peppers. Burger was alittle too "gamey" tasting. Quiet nite at restaurant and should have asked to spread out to one more table as person on the end corner was cramped into others.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2016

The service was a little slow, but the food is always so good. I'll keep coming back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Loved the ribs. Cooked to perfection!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Great food! Great service! Cameron was great!
Good place to go after a long day of wine tasting :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Great food and service! However, that evening I left my credit card in bill fold and my sunglasses on the table. Called the next day to let them know. I was able to retrieve my sunglasses, however, they couldn't find my credit card. I found that really bizarre! I never got a call back or any updates from the manager regarding asking our waiter about the card. Total disregard when it was a huge concern to me. I was disappointed with the way it was handled.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 17, 2016

Good value, food is not bad for West Coast attempt at Barbecue. Don't get the garlic fries- they are just normal fries for an extra fee. The ambiance is a parking lot near a Target. Lots of locals, friendly waitstaff. If you are looking for reasonably priced food in Napa, sit inside and enjoy a good meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The service was very good as they got my date and I a table immediately though we came before our reservation. The food was alright, though I ordered something I wasn't a fan of, but same meal as my date. I intend on coming back definitely as it was a good time and the music was great especially for Valentine's Day 😌😍.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Music was a bit loud but everything else was perfect!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Q is close to our house so we frequent often. They have great BBQ meats. I love the ribs and brisket. The brisket is fork tender and melts in your mouth. I like that the BBQ sauces are separate. You get to try different types to see what you like best. Their corn bread & mac and cheese are great. Wine and beer list are good also. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Authentic southern food, skillfully prepared. The barbecue chicken was moist with a nice crisp skin and the collards were excellent. The noise level inside was moderate and outside was fine except for people at the tables of the yogurt place next door. We found this on OpenTable and would definitely go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Sky high pricing and mediocre food served at this strip mall eatery. You could spend your money at whole foods across the parking lot and go home and make a nice dinner.

Wedge salad = wilted lettuce

Super sloooow service

Seems mostly like a bar, yet no beers on tap

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2016

Food was very Good and the service was great. The owner even paid a visit to the table will definitely return next time I'm in Napa!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 12, 2016

I eat here very often I highly recommended it really is delicious who great customer service and a great atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2015

I usually have the best service and food here. this last time was terrible. they were understaffed and it took forever to get drinks, water, and when the food came it was burnt. I unfortunately had ordered out and had even more burned brisket to take home for a somewhat hefty bill. I am very disappointed!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2015

Cloudy and the threat of rain outside but inside warm and friendly. We came for brunch and had a delightful time. Initially thought the music might be a bit intrusive but then we settled in and the familiar tunes became a part of the ambiance. Shrimp and grits with a double bourbon, old school, my kind of brunch and good to the last. Not too far from the house so return trips are to be expected. Good food, good drinks, good staff; what's not to like.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2015

We tried their BBQ Sampler Platter that came with Ribs, Beef, and Chicken. Great Food. Only the downside is how they store the wines. Their wine listing is not bad at all but they all are kept right behind the bar in the room temp making the nice heavy RED wine a bit too warm. Since they are in the heart of Napa, they should consider managing their wine better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2015

We made last minute reservations after a day of tasting room hopping in Napa and were pleased that the restaurant acknowledged us immediately, our server was amazing and the food was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2015

This is our 5th visit here coming from Chicago. First time was excellent but every time after awful. Music way too loud but heard owner likes it that way ... According to our waiter. Food was fair and the forgot to place an order.

We've decided too many other restaurants in the Napa area too try. We won't be going back.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2015

Always delicious. Never disappoints.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Food is awesome! Our waitress was attentive and did an awesome job even though she was obviously very busy. The outdoor seating area is very modern and perfect for kids and some had their dogs out there too, it was great! Me and my girlfriend are from out of town but if we lived closer, this would definitely be a place we would go to regularly. Would definitely reccamend Q to anyone visiting the area looking for great food and awesome service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2015

Went for brunch and was pleased with the selection on the menu. Ordered shrimp with grits and it came with a welcomed surprise, mushrooms. Dining companions ordered the pulled pork with poached eggs, hamburger and fries, and chicken with waffles. All agreed we would return. Reasonable prices for quantity/quality.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Cobb salad fresh and big. The bbq is always good. Shopping center location but good food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 5, 2015

The dining experience was fair to OK. My biggest gripe is the high prices of their food. The quality was OK, but not good. The service was kinda slow, but that the place was pretty empty.

Bottom line, I will not darken their doors again. There are lots of great places to dine in Napa and this is definitely not one of the better ones.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Super adorable loved the spicey broth and satay broth with the surf and turf. Even better was that we had leftover broth that we used for dinner the following night. I just added shrimp to it and we had 2 dinners. Super affordable too.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Fast friendly unobtrusive service. Food was well-prepared, fresh, and not overdone. Location not an issue, not noisy or busy. Nice setting + zero pretense + fine ribs = we will be back! Small restaurant, but seated our six without issues. Cheyenne was a wonderful waitperson, thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2015

Everything our party had here was great and straight from the oven, the pulled pork sandwich is one of their best offerings. We will be returning to try other entrées as we thoroughly enjoyed the chicken and cornbread.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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