Torc

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Walk into TORC and you might notice the music. It's rock & roll, blues, or soul, and it's undeniably on. You might notice the energy — it's high. And you'll definitely notice our bar. It's busy serving well-made cocktails and pouring rare wines we're proud to say you probably won't find anywhere else by the glass. There are no white tablecloths. No dabbing the corners of your mouth. No pomp, but lots of circumstance. And perhaps the only reason you noticed the aforementioned is because you haven't tasted our food. That's when the music fades into the background. Join us.

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but grits way too pricey

IC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble la opción de maridaje que ofrecen ya planeado en el menú.
La comida singular y exquisita, diferente y excepcional

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was completely unseasoned and virtually tasteless. Portions and prices were mismatched. Overall very disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! Excellent food and ambiance!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

GD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantástic 👏😄👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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L
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's just say amazing! One of the better places I've been in all the bay area/Napa. Nice to have a very premium champagne tasting. White truffle season so can't go wrong with that. Happy several snacks and appetizers.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dining experience. Exceptional service and perfectly seasoned food. Awesome drinks and wine. We highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Napa

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, delicious, innovative....we will definitely be back!

F
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was slow. Our server opened out wine, but left it on the table. It took 25 minutes to get wine glasses and then we had to pour it ourselves! Seriously?

The food was slow to come out, but the quality was excellent

l
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful find in downtown Napa!
Delicious food, excellent service and relaxed ambiance.
Our only recommendation would be to soften the music track. As is it's a little distracting and a bit out of place.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We were offered a congrats on our anniversary when we checked in w the hostess, but that was the end of it. We were expecting at least a little something after all, why ask if There’s a special occasion when we made the reservation?
We were sat at a small Two-top near the front door and right next to a crowded bar. We were hoping for something where we could could sit next to each other in a
Romantic setting. There was many tables available deeper on the floor.
We decided to sit next to each other on the comfy couch seat against the wall while we sipped on our very tasty specialty cocktails. My wife suggested we turn the narrow table sideways since there was nobody next to us. The hostess darted right over and scolded my wife that “we don’t allow tables to get moved” then offered no other resolution I.e. reseat somewhere else, etc.
Wife’s pasta w white truffles was fantastic. My Salmon dish was delicious but was very undercooked almost raw, I sent it back and it was finished and re-plated nicely. My wife Was finished with her meal by the time my Salmon returned though - confirmation it was undercooked. When the bill came we were surprised that there was no “something-something” for our special occasion and No consideration for undercooked meal. If you’re going to charge $200 for dinner for two w one specialty cocktail each and 2 glasses of wine at $17 and $20 a glass. Your service better knock our socks off!!! Not so much!!

KB
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were outstanding. Inventive and well prepared food.
Highly recommend this restaurant. A highlight of our trip to Napa.

D
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

One's experience at Torq is for certain dependent upon one's point of reference. Booked our table based upon the many glowing reviews. Having lived in Europe for a while, it seemed a disjointed juxtaposition between food and atmosphere. . . The food was as amazing but the atmosphere very disconnected from the food. David Hockney, the most prolific artist of the late 20th and early 21st century said it best. He's leaving LA to live in France because "the French understand pleasure." I wholeheartedly agree! This restaurant's staff is painfully mechanical and detached while serving beautiful food. The music and atmosphere are loud, disconnected and unpleasurable. There's much to learn from David Hockney here.

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Torc is wonders and creative, in a casual but elegant environment. Very good value for this level of dining.

SS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, although pricey. Service great! Very very loud.

PS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 8 and went for the chef’s recommended dinner for everyone. Great decision! The food was amazing. The service was spot on - never felt that we were waiting for a course. More than enough for everyone.

We would absolutely do it again. Will recommend to everyone visiting Napa.

TN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. We ordered steak for two. It was best steak that I had for a long time. Service was great as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our service was super slow non attentive went long periods without drinks

N
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing, very tasty and truly an enjoyable experience. The young lady serving us seemed like she is annoyed by us. She wanted us to order everything all at once. When we ordered our appetizers first and wanted to look over the menus longer to order the main courses, she essentially took all of the menus from us, except one. We asked if we can keep the menus and she said no, you can keep only one (?!). When we asked why, she said we may stain the paper or something and this is to save paper and the environment or something like that. After some discussion, she agreed to leave 2 menus with us (party of 4). There was nothing for my wife, no happy birthday even although we noted it’s her birthday. Too bad; I still left 4 stars just because of the food but the service was not so great.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We selected Torc for our anniversary dinner. The owner's visited us after a wonderful dinner. Thank you for a delicious dinner and memorable evening.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good experience.

JK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Premium quality and service in a casual and cool style without being trendy. Was terrific to see the owners directly involved in the business with the chef expediting and inspecting each dish before it left the kitchen.

JC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey, but the food and service were well worth it.

KK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome. Lively atmosphere. Food and service were great!!!

SM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hip restaurant downtown Napa. Not anything impressive on the outside but inside is a modern meets industrial trendy place with exposed duct work, iron railings, rustic modern furnishings, Restoration Hardware look. The main dining room tables were fairly close together and it had an upstairs loft for more seating. Service was attentive and timely. We weren’t too hungry so I opted for light meal of baby lettuce salad with yogurt dressing ( the only salad on the menu) and Hamachi crude appetizer and my husband had Lobster Risotto. We also shared a sparkling rose.
The food was presented beautifully and delicious. Portion was satisfying for us but not big if your are starving. Water glasses kept filled throughout meal. We were presented with complementary anniversary dessert of vanilla ice cream with hazelnut crumble. Delicious as well. Overall good meal.

k
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The tastes, the wine. A must visit if you are in Napa.

L
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good food. Had to switch tables because air conditioning was blasting down on us.

D
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and delicious food
Definitely a value for the quality and portion size
Wonderful experience

JK
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our server was just ok...not very informative. Disappointed they didn't have better wine especially since we were in Napa. All the wine was from smaller local wineries which we were all unfamiliar with especially for the high price.

s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

flavors were spot on. it was truffle season when we went, and although it was not a cheap addition to our food, the truffles complemented the pastas perfectly. not a cheap meal, but well worth a splurge. Wine list had some surprisingly affordable options though.

BB
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! Never disappoints! A must to visit while in Napa!

FS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have ate here several times and it is just amazing. From cocktails, wine selection, food, portion size, flavor, creativity, and service. Unbelievable!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointed-close tables and the couples next to us received much better service. We were treated like an annoyance.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! We had fun, and the food was exceptional!

a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We were very disappointed had been looking forward to dining at Torc -- there were 5 five of us- 2 ordered the lamb and 3 ordered the tagliatelle with truffle. The lamb was wrapped in some kind of fatty rind that was inedible. the tagliatelle was cold and significantly under salted. The wait staff was very professional and polite but did not respond when we complained about our meals.

PB
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared several plates and enjoyed everyone of them. The burrata was so fresh and melted in your mouth. Service was exceptional. Pricing was on the high end but worth it.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and atmosphere!

GM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious meal and received good service at Torc. While the food is definitely well thought out and executed, my husband and I still thought the price point was still too high for what we received. We will still return in the future as we enjoyed our overall experience.

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