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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
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Ranked #6 of 42 Restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Among the hype in Napa Valley is a beautiful lil gem that hasn't lost its allure with the locals. Cindy knows the way into the hearts of her friends...with continued pallet pleasing, mouthwatering, and WOW dishes that pair well with wine and their assortment of handcrafted cocktails. The bartenders and servers are all savvy pro's and know their clientele well.... More

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Benicia, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for lunch on the way back from a mud bath and massage in Calistoga. What a great choice. We have eaten at Mustards and wanted to try Cindy's other restaurant. The service was great. If you can, ask for Sean. He not only knows the menu and drinks, but is also very friendly and entertaining. I had the... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We made our reservation before we traveled to Napa, which I would recommend. We decided on 7:30 not knowing what our itinerary would be like for the day. As it turned out, we were ready for dinner earlier. We called to get in sooner but they were full. When we arrived later, our table was ready and the restaurant was... More

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Sterling Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We came here for lunch at recommendation of our server at Markhams vineyard. The service was great and I absolutely loved the duck sandwich. My husband enjoyed the pork chop special but agreed the duck sandwich was the best.

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Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Cindy's is off the main drag a bit but well worth the small effort to find it. The setting is terrific with the feeling one is sitting in the parlor of a stately, old mansion. We had lunch and were seated quickly without having a reservation. The menu is very good with interesting and unusual choices. The best meal at... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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162 reviews 162 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us from a winery tour and it was awesome. Just off the Main Street so while very busy, it is less hectic to eat here. We were able to eat outside in a small courtyard and I had the salmon special but they had some unique food on the menu. My daughter had a terrific... More

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Reston, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in Napa the weekend of the big earthquake (August 2014). Our reservations for our last night were cancelled because our restaurant was damaged. We scrambled to find a substitute that was open and taking reservations. We were incredibly fortunate to find Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen. If we had known about it, it would have been our first choice all... More

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This pleasant restaurant always provides quality food and service in a market of overhyped restaurants. They keep it simple and with a pleasant atmosphere and a good value for the money compare to the competition. The only snag on our last visit was a unprofessional waiter who was more interested in talking about himself instead of the food.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our first stop when we visit Wine Country is Mustard's and we always have a wonderful dinner there. On our past visit, we got more than we had bargained for when we learned about Cindy's Back Street Kitchen! We had two fine dinners there during our visit. The room is casual and cheerful and the patio was a fabulous way... More

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Los Angeles, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a light and spacious restaurant that has very tasty food, great wine list, good service with in and outdoor seating. It has an upstairs and downstairs that holds plenty of people. Service is good, a wide variety of soups, salads, meat, fish and tasty local cuisine. reservations are helpful, it can get busy and brunch is very busy.

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