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Fish Story Restaurant

#69 of 254 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Californian, Seafood, Contemporary
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790 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3381 (Third Street)
707-251-5600
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fish Story, offering sustainable, seasonal, ocean-fresh seafood, is Lark...
Fish Story, offering sustainable, seasonal, ocean-fresh seafood, is Lark Creek Restaurant Group's entry into the Napa Valley dining scene. Located downtown, with ample riverfront patio seating, Fish Story serves lunch weekdays, brunch weekend days and dinner nightly, featuring live local Dungeness crab, live Maine lobster, fresh fish and shellfish all sourced in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program, plus non-seafood items.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Expensive Dinner

We made the mistake of ordering from the food and wine pairing menu. It was way too much food and pricey. However, the service was good, and we shared our meal with the table next to us!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
SpaGirl54
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Arlington, Va
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Napa, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Travelers will find the building, but not the restaurant. It is closed for an unknown reason. The service was pretty bad and food marginal.

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Arlington, Va
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We made the mistake of ordering from the food and wine pairing menu. It was way too much food and pricey. However, the service was good, and we shared our meal with the table next to us!

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California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The owners of Fish Story decided that fish is a tough sell in the Napa Valley, so Fish Story is closed. They say that they'll be back with a new concept in Spring..

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I hate to leave bad reviews (if you check my history, this is actually my very first "1 star" review), but, this place was just that bad. My wife and I had a pretty unmemorable dinner there last month on a weekend trip up to Napa. That by its self would have been good enough for me to just say... More 

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Orinda, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A bottle of champagne was spilled on me and my new handbag ..so that I did not like and wanted waiter to be more apologetic or bring a treat or something.. Otherwise beautifully prepared fish.. Fun location and nice ambiance..came w family and teens and all enjoyed without feeling like it was drug or for hours

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

While our food and wine were very good, this restaurant has not found its soul... It is too light to be intimate, and so broken up in sections to feel a little like a diner, but everything is done in top notch quality.. Can not really complain, but it was not a special special dining experience, which I ray and... More 

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The place was decorated contemporary, but with lures (???). Very good wine list, and we both had the Sole dish, which was served on top of a German potato salad. Tasted great!

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ATLANTA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Food was good, prices were typical for Napa, service was good, and menu had a good selection of food. Good place for lunch.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here by recommendation of our hotel concierge, and loved it. The oysters were delicious and the tuna belly salad was a delightful spin on a Niçoise, one of my favorites, and was incredibly delicious! Our server, who was engaging and entertaining, recommended a fish from Hawaii I had not had, and it was amazing, exactly as she... More 

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Florence, Italy
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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went here for lunch and our waitress was wonderful and extremely attentive! The fish sandwich was delicious! and the wine to pair was of course amazing, it's NAPA!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 790 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3381
    (Third Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: 707-251-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Fish Story, offering sustainable, seasonal, ocean-fresh seafood, is Lark Creek Restaurant Group's entry into the Napa Valley dining scene. Located downtown, with ample riverfront patio seating, Fish Story serves lunch weekdays, brunch weekend days and dinner nightly, featuring live local Dungeness crab, live Maine lobster, fresh fish and shellfish all sourced in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program, plus non-seafood items.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?