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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
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Ranked #6 of 40 restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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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82% Recommend
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English first
Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went with the family for lunch before we went off wine tasting. I had the Reuben with a side of the grilled cheese stuffed peppers, and my wife had a chicken dish. Definitely order a side of the peppers. Great food. Everyone raved about the Campfire Pie for desert.

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A friend from San Francisco chose this spot, a nice surprise. We shared a taco appetizer and had a light meal with great white wines. My wife had the fish special and I had a creative tamale with polenta. Excellent quality and good service.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Chicken Sliders, meatloaf, peppers, homemade margaritas on the rocks, Campfire Pie!!!...don't miss these! Went w friends. Sat at bar. Thoroughly enjoyed. Located one block off Main Street.

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Huntington Beach, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Wow. We found this back street restaurant after asking a local health food/juice bar for a good organic health food restaurant in town. Fresh, wild combinations of favors in every dish. Each dish was wonderful. The spot was full of locals and seating was full. We took a seat at the bar as it was a hour wait (no reservation)... More

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Rochester, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Outdoor dining area is small, but we got a table on the patio for lunch. Yummy! Deserts are evil! Service was great!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

You cannot go wrong at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen. The food is wonderful, the service is very good and very friendly and it is such a "happening" place that you get pulled in to the very excitement of the restaurant which has such a warm atmosphere you feel like you are dining in somebody's home! There are many very good places... More

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Napa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A hearty meal on a cold day. Love Cindy's soups, very creative with local fresh ingredients. Enjoy the very friendly hospitality. Always a good meal and an easy decision when in town.

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Oakland, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A very enjoyable meal. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the food was fresh and favorable. Out table had the meatloaf, the catfish sandwich, the tamale, and the trofie carbonara. The tamale was a bit disappointing and small, but the other three dishes were excellent. Add a side if polenta fries ( 4 deep-fried polenta sticks very rich in butter and... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I did not expect to find meatloaf at a Napa Valley restaurant, let alone order it, but after my friend highly recommended the "Mighty Meatloaf", which comes with mashed potatoes, I decided to try it. It was delicious! I don't know what was in it, but it was very flavorful and did not taste like your mother's meatloaf (not that... More

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Fairhope, AL
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

This is small restaurant with seating at tables, at a bar, in booths or outside in a small courtyard. We sat in a spacious booth that was very comfortable. As you would expect, there was a nice wine list. Two of us had the grilled cheese which is more exciting than it sounds. The ingredients change from day to day... More

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