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Rutherford Grill

1180 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA 94558
707-963-1792
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Oslo, Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Rutherfords for lunch during a Napa Valley day wine tour. The food is great. Opt for something more exciting than the burgers (not that they're not good, the other food is just even better). The French Dip and the fish sandwich can definitively be recommended. And the spinach/artichoke dip for starters. And it's worth the wait to... More

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california
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can always count on Rutherford Grill to have great service and amazing food! We always eat at the bar since we never know when we'll be ready to eat after wine tasting! My boyfriend always gets the ribs - he says he's never had better. I've had the burger and the tri-tip sandwhich. Both are delicious. Ambience is wonderfully... More

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had an early reservation as our friends had dined there before & knew that there can be a wait at certain times. Brought a vintage wine to share ( no corkage fee!) and the wait staff were very accommodating with this request. The iceberg salad w tomatoes, beets & blue cheese dressing was superb followed by a Rib Eye... More

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Niagara
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Rutherford Grill is a busy place, staff kept us informed on when a table would be available - a nice wait allowing us time to chat with other patrons. The staff were helpful and though busy, still were able to provide us with timely drinks and meals. The food was above average and reasonably priced. We were able to... More

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We've had lunch here 3 or 4 times aver the last three years. No reservations taken, and sometimes the outdoor area is not staffed -- even in great weather. Always a wait, always have to suggest that we could buy drinks while we wait outside. Servers seem ambivalent about seating guests -- however, we keep going back because the food... More

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Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've been here a few times and have loved it every time! It gets busy so make reservations. It's one of our must go to places when we are in the area. Great service every time.

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Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch so didn't have to wait long (like many other reviews). Brought a bottle from the morning tastings and didn't pay corkage. So, lunch was inexpensive as we shared a starter salad and main course. Portions are large enough for sharing. Great place for a late lunch or early dinner. Would definitely go back and... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wish Friday was everyday so I could enjoy this chowder every day of the week!! Fantastic start to our Napa weekend!! Great salads, delicious burgers and the chowder was fantastic!

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

It was our first dinner in Napa and boy was great! We got to the place without a reservation and they were kind enough to promptly accommodate us at the bar. The bartender was taking care of us so well that when a table was available we just stayed there enjoying our dinner. The food its quite good, being the... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Rutherford Grill is a lively, upscale bar and grill operated by the Hillstone restaurant group (Bandera, Gulfstream, Houston's, etc.). It's a popular central Napa Valley spot with a large U-shaped bar inside, and an outside patio bar with high tops, in addition to outdoor patio dining. It's loud inside and gets packed on the weekends, so plan ahead! We stopped... More

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