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“Best meal we had anywhere in Napa Valley” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Norman Rose Tavern

Norman Rose Tavern
1401 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2815
707-258-1516
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Ranked #32 of 249 Restaurants in Napa
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Houston, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best meal we had anywhere in Napa Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

My husband and I spent several days in Napa Valley and ate at many fine dining establishments. We both agreed the best meal we had during the trip were the lamb burgers at Norman Rose.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bedford, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“77th Birthday Family Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

A special room was reserved for us by the innkeeper of the inn On Randolph. Our room at the Norman Rose was perfect for our mother's 77th birthday. The food was great. i loved the Butternut squash soup and the Garlic Parmesean fries. Fantastic.

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Mountain View, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is a nice looking modern bar, it has plenty of booths and tables, and a large bar with sport showing on the TV screens above.

There is a good drinks menu, and plenty of selections, including cider and beer, not just wine. The food menu is quite small, however there is a nice variation. We both ordered a rib eye sandwich from the specials menu, it was very good. The steak was great quality and everything with it tasted great.

I have seen people say this place is expensive for what it is, but I think it is excellent value, we paid $60 for food, drinks and tip. I don't always want a fancy meal with 20 different flavors, sometimes something simple is just what you need and when it is done this well it's every bit as good as any of the fancy restaurants in Napa.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Alamitos, California
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“Lunch at Norman Rose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Great fresh menu with local ingredients and loved the decor and outdoor beer bottle chandelier. We highly recommend. Reasonable prices too.

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Sonoma CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Always Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a personal favorite although I've sent many clients there as well. This is bistro food, tasty, fresh and well prepared. TV's on the walls run the games and they have a great selection of wines and beer. The service is great and it is convenient to so much, plus parking is mostly easy.

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