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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
707-963-1200
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Ranked #9 of 42 Restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Latin
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hunt St.
Description: Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen is the place to be in the Napa Valley!
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped here for lunch after our little wine tasting exploration. The food here was delicious, a must visit if you are in the area! I had their Tacos which was yummy. My husband had their Adult Grilled Cheese which was perfect to soak up all that wine :) My friend had the meatloaf which was yum and perfect. The... More

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The Colony,TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was our second visit to this quaint restaurant. The last time was great and this time was even better. The service is outstanding. The food selections are unique and well priced for what you get. The rabbit tostadas are a "must try". We highly recommend this restaurant to our family and friends when they go to Napa!!

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The O.C.
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went back to this trusted restaurant for lunch on a Sunday. The service was perfect and the food was well prepared. It has that small restaurant feel, although it's actually quite a large place (go upstairs and look around). Well priced, and they have a good selection of food for everyone - we were four and had diverse menu expectations... More

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Encino, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is our 3rd time back, and each time we find something new to try. The menu is innovative, yet not fussy. We love the casual atmosphere, yet first rate food. This is a keeper......

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Ate at Cindy's last week, with a party of seven. All I can say is that Napa Valley needs more competition. The food was OK (not great, but decent), but the service was terrible. The server was late with everything! Looks like they would try harder...

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Patrick K, General Manager at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Motorcycle Touris, My name is Patrick Kellaher and I am the Director of Operations at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen. First of all, I would like to thank you for posting to Trip Advisor. I was unhappy about what I read, but I am thankful that I have an opportunity to address it with you. I cannot apologize enough for the... More

Napa, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I ordered the weinerschnitzel as it was the special of the evening and the restaurant was celebrating pork. it came out overdone, extremely crispy on white cabbage with no taste. We didn't have the courage to complain although we should with the price they charged. We couldn't finish it and cowardly that we were, we asked to... More

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Patrick K, General Manager at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this review

J Levitan, My name is Patrick and I am the Director of Operations at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen and I am thankful that you posted to trip advisor. No matter the content, I am always thankful when an opportunity arises to talk with our guests about how our business is doing. I certainly was disappointed by the events you described and... More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was a great find! Unique menu options and all delicious. Extensive wine list. Great atmosphere in a remodeled house. Our waiter made the evening, regaling us with tales of his native Brooklyn that had us laughing the whole time. Wonderful!

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Napa, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I recently had a late dinner at Cindy's and it was a great experience. We arrived early and sat at the bar, where the bartender was very friendly and welcoming. He tailored the drinks we ordered to how we liked them. We moved to a table for dinner, enjoying arancinis (which seriously could have been an entree,... More

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Akron, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We go to Napa every year just before the harvest always make sure to stop at Cindy's for a nice break during our wine tasting. Their burgers are the best and the oyster appetizer is killer!!

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Kosciusko, Mississippi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Walked in and had our choice: inside with the white tablecloths or on the patio. We loved sitting under the largest fig tree I've ever seen. I had one of the specials, a maple brined pork chop on a bed of roasted Brussels sprouts. I enjoyed the vegetables; the pork was very flavorful but a little dry. Hubby had a... More

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