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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
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Ranked #8 of 42 restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Jacksonville, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went with high expectations but found the service, décor & food just above average. The server at the next table was too loud. Oysters were very salty. Unlikely to go back, with so many fine choices at NAPA.Next day had dinner at Mustards, owned & run by the same chef, and what a difference!

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I love Cindy's as a Lunch go to after a morning wine tasting. The Food is amazing comfort food. I have not been here for dinner but I am sure it is awesome. It has a cute country inn feel and the service is spot on. This is a go to restaurant when I am in St. Helena. You will... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had dinner at Cindy's over the 4th of July weekend, and the good and customer service were both very good! We has a table on the patio which I would recommend as well! Everything we ordered was very tasty, a few items really stood out! The meatloaf was as good as I have ever tasted, and if you font... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch at Cindy's over Fourth of July weekend. Restaurant was crowded so we sat at the bar. We had salad, barbeque duck, and some cold beverages. The food was wonderful and the service was good. They have a lovely patio but it was a bit too hot to be sitting outside in midday sun. Bartender was extremely friendly. Prices... More

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Cameron Park, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Cindy's is a great find and has a small, shaded, brick-paved outdoor dining patio that is great for romantic outdoor dining on a summer afternoon, with wafting aromas from the wood smoker. Food is excellent, as is service. I had an avocado and mango salad with luscious, juicy chicken breast (perfectly grilled over wood flames) and my wife had the... More

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Annville, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We celebrated a birthday at Cindy's this week and the food was phenomenal. Our birthday girl had been to other restaurant's owned by Cindy and wanted to try this one. The oysters, and swordfish dish I had was the best ever. The desert was eye-popping and delicious. This is a must visit restaurant in wine country.

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Granville, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is our third experience at Cindy's. Ya gotta love the creative menu, great wine list and the service was over the top. We especially enjoyed the Piquillo Pepper appetizer. The Duck Burger was unique and prepared perfect. This is a definite stop for anyone visting Napa Valley. As a true foodie and having a spouse as a Chef, she... More

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San Francisco
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I returned here after an average first visit hoping it would be better.. The staff are very nice and the atmosphere is still good, but the food, especially for Napa valley, is just average. If you are a good cook, nothing here is beyond you range, and for me thats a disappointment. The grilled Chicken was the best dish, but... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Read some very diverse reviews of this restaurant, after having received a referral from the president at Castello di Amorosa to dine here. Once I arrived, I had to laugh because I had been here before (7 years ago) and had forgotten the name. It was a quiet afternoon, nobody was on the patio, and most of the restaurant patrons... More

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Las Vegas
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We loved our meal at Cindy's. The food was excellent! My husband had the meatloaf, something he doesn't normally select, but it s was delicious. I ordered the rib eye steak. It was a bit overcooked, from the medium I ordered, but tasty just the same. We also tried the s'more pie, divine! The service was attentive but not too... More

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