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“Good eats” 4 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 #33 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
Newton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good eats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Swung by Norman Rs before a night of beveraging. Nice place, friendly staff, more than a one stall bathroom. Food was awesome, drinks were well made. Nice atmosphere, I'd go back for sure.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great unpretentious food and bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My wife and I both had the meatloaf. It's the best I have had in years. The staff and ambience was friendly, warm and unpretentious. Great place to eat and drink in napa.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Having gone with the staff favorite chicken sandwich, I was not disappointed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Most Wine tastings end around 5pm in Napa. If you're like me, after a day of drinking, you'll find yourself wanting meat of some kind. For this reason, Norman Rose is a clutch choice. We stayed at The Andaz Napa so it is right across the street.

It's called tavern for good reason. The decor plays this part well with wood framing the inside---has a rustic and classy feeling to it. At 5:30pm on a Saturday, we were sat right away with little wait. Being a smaller venue, I could imagine it getting busy easily though. Service was very good. Our waiter was fun, had great recommendations, and the food came out fast.

We were encouraged to try the ginger beer with the lamb burger or chicken sandwich. Having gone with the staff favorite chicken sandwich, I was not disappointed! The ranch sauce is superb and worked really well with the chicken---contributing to it being consumed very fast (yum!). The truffle fries were also good, but restrain youself. Eating too much of these can spoil the whole meal. Get a side of ranch to go with it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northern Califonia
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We went there without plans, and it was a great experience. The food is very good--fresh and high quality--without being overly costly. The service was excellent, the atmosphere pleasant. It is definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Birthday ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a great place for a good burger. Had a great time the service a little slow. However, the food is fresh and the atmosphere is warm and welcome. The outside patio is nice for lunch and the inside is great for dinner.

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