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Bistro Napa

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3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502
775.335.4539
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Savor contemporary cuisine inspired by Napa Valley in a sophisticated,...
Savor contemporary cuisine inspired by Napa Valley in a sophisticated, vibrant, yet comfortable atmosphere with emphasis on seasonal, organic ingredients and simple, fresh flavors. Flown in from certified waters of the cold Pacific northwest, the finest oysters are served in the Raw Seafood Bar. Experience innovative small plates, perfect for sharing, delectable big plates and playful desserts that are deceptively delicious. The sommelier will help complement any Bistro experience with thoughtfully chosen wine from the 4,000-bottle wine cellar. Cutting-edge cocktails are infused with fresh fruit purees, boutique liquors and bitters. Gather for dinner or cocktails in a social scene that rivals the energy of the innovative cuisine.
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  • 203
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great meal on a busy night

Busy Saturday night with no reservation. Got seated in bar area right away and ordered same meal as we would have ordered in restaurant. Great food and even better service, especially Matt S. Thanks for a great experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Brian O
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Dayton, Nevada
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Dayton, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Busy Saturday night with no reservation. Got seated in bar area right away and ordered same meal as we would have ordered in restaurant. Great food and even better service, especially Matt S. Thanks for a great experience.

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Thank Brian O
Reno, Nevada
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The small plates are delicious and provide something for every palate. Nice selection of specialty drinks and wines by the glass. Especially good is the dozen oysters on the half shell (with a variety of sauces-get fresh horseradish, too!)

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Thank happywiner
Sarasota, Florida
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ended up here only because the steakhouse did not have reservations available. I am glad! Our meals were superb from the delicious assortment of bread to the escargot to the pumpkin ravioli. The salted caramel dessert was heavenly and neither one of us could resist several servings of the cotton candy. The menu was delightful and it would be... More 

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Thank Kristina S
Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Without a doubt, the Bistro is the best-run restaurant, most awesome chef, and best staff in town. Try the social hour between 4-6 p.m. daily. It will give you a chance to taste a variety of different small plates and different drinks, while getting to know the vibe!

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Thank Sierramo
Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a cotton candy martini! So much fun! Everything on the menu is half price for a long time--I think from 3PM to 6PM.

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Thank preci0us33
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love going here for happy hours, appetizers are wonderful and staff is very helpful. They know their stuff.

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Thank Linda N
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice dinner. We were not real hungry, but I needed a little down time. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. My husband had steal and frites, I had cioppino. Both were excellent. We were surprised after dinner with freshly made COTTON CANDY! I had not eaten fresh cotton candy since I was a kid.... More 

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Thank Malle4463
Cameron Park, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Better happy hour than most. Everything on the menu is half off. Perfect whiskey sour made by a very competent bartender. Not often it is shaken with egg white! My orange martini was made to perfection. The food was also very good. A place not to be missed in Reno.

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Thank Jangolfer
Huntington Beach, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christopher our waiter made my birthday dinner one we will not soon forget. Always going to the steakhouse for special occasions we decided to try Bistro Napa last night. We were not disappointed. We asked Chris for some suggestions and from the appetizers to the salad to entrée his suggestions were suburb. His wine parings were also right on. Of... More 

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Thank Oursswim
Virginia City, Nevada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to hang-out in a bar with comfortable chairs & beautiful decor, then come on upstairs in the Atlantis to Bistro Napa. From 4-6pm the small plates menu, wine & cocktails are HALF OFF, & the selections are EXCELLENT! We really enjoyed our oysters on the half shell, flat bread pizza & fried calamari, but there are so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: 775.335.4539

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Savor contemporary cuisine inspired by Napa Valley in a sophisticated, vibrant, yet comfortable atmosphere with emphasis on seasonal, organic ingredients and simple, fresh flavors. Flown in from certified waters of the cold Pacific northwest, the finest oysters are served in the Raw Seafood Bar. Experience innovative small plates, perfect for sharing, delectable big plates and playful desserts that are deceptively delicious. The sommelier will help complement any Bistro experience with thoughtfully chosen wine from the 4,000-bottle wine cellar. Cutting-edge cocktails are infused with fresh fruit purees, boutique liquors and bitters. Gather for dinner or cocktails in a social scene that rivals the energy of the innovative cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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