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Bistro Napa

3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502
775.335.4539
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Ranked #5 of 777 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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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.
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Incline Village, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Each time I have friends visit they want to go back to Bistro Napa! Can't blame them because we always have a great meal. I love their short ribs and my friend always has Calamari Steak. One of the best if not the best restaurant in town...

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Modesto
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353 reviews 353 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

When the food is excellent at Napa, it is the best. The menu has an impressive array of small and large plate choices. The diner does not have much trouble deciding how much food to order. If one is not very hungry, one orders the small plates. If one has a big appetite, one orders the large plates. We ordered... More

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Chico, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went to the Bistro happy hour and was amazed and delighted by the variety of small plates. The food was excellent and plan to stop in again when we go to Reno. it is a happening place to be.

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Fremont, California
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1,700 reviews 1,700 reviews
479 restaurant reviews
995 helpful votes 995 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had another stellar meal at Bistro Napa. The oysters we had were amazing. The filet mignon so good - one of the best ever. Truffles with a glass of Innskillen amazing. The complementary appetizer, very good bread sticks and bread basket, and the cotton candy served with the bill makes this one of the best restaurants to visit when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've never written a web review for a restaurant, but felt compelled to given the great experience my husband and I had tonight. I wasn't even that hungry going in, but boy was the food terrific!!! Started with a little appetizer they give you, complimentary. It had a burst of different flavors at different moments. Reminded me of a scene... More

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RENO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I've been to Napa Bistro about 7 times now. The service is always great, the meals are excellent, the silent service is awesome. I would love to change their desert menu to include a couple of gluten free items, but I'm just the clientele. Nonetheless, I'm writing this review because our server assistant Jacob did the best job I've ever... More

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Auburn, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The presentation of the appetizers is excellent, but the taste of the fried calamari and pork lettuce wraps was not good. The calamari batter tasted very floury and the pork in the lettuce wrap was dry and stringy.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in at Bistro Napa Sunday evening. Spencer suggested the Row 11, 2011 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast: sleepy nose, velvet smooth, dark & deep flavors: waltzed with the beef, romantic & exquisite! Cabernet braised short ribs, Horseradish mashed potatoes, herb salad, sauce bordelaise. Surpassing Great, all flavors startling and yet mellow, tender, just delightfully perfect in quality of tastes and... More

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Sparks, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The drinks and food are all half price during happy hour 4-6 p.m. While a bit pricey on a regular basis, an excellent value at half price. The appetizers are varied, delicious, and generous portions. Be aware, however, people line up here for happy hour, and if you are not there at 4 o'clock, you most likely will not get... More

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Reno
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The food and service were up to expected standards. Sadly they have closed the curtains that used to provide a lovely view of Reno. When we asked them to open the curtains they tried and tons, and I mean a lot of dust cascaded down on us. The Atlantis just isn't what it used to be.

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

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