We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Place, Great Food, Great Setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brix

Brix
7377 Saint Helena Highway, Napa, CA 94558
+1 707-944-2749
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Brix is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #23 of 220 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Californian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 1 mile north of Madison St
Description: Located in the heart of Napa Valley! 1 Mile North of Yountville on Highway 29. Take a walk around the grounds or through the vineyard after your meal. You are sure to fall in love with our property. We have 25 raised beds of herbs and vegetables that supply our kitchen on a daily basis so take a minute to stroll around and see what is ready to be harvested! If you are celebrating a Birthday, Anniversary, or other special occasion, please note that restaurant policy is to provide custom handwriting on the plate of the person celebrating when you order dessert.
Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Place, Great Food, Great Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you can sit on the back patio and overlook the Garden, please do. There was a group of 8 of us and the were very accomodative. None of us regretted a single thing ordered. I would recommend this if in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Michael C, Manager at Brix, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Your support means the world, Jeremiah! Thank you for taking the time to share this glowing recommendation here on TripAdvisor. Hopefully we'll have the pleasure of serving you again next time you're in Napa.

Take care,
Valerie K., Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

557 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    275
    178
    56
    29
    19
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Palm Springs, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Not worth the revist!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After our most pleasant first time dining at Brix, we were so looking forward to eating there on our yearly trip to Napa and Sonoma. Unfortunately, much has changed. Although the ambience is still there...the gardens, the outdoor patio, and the physical setting... the food and service has declined. We had a reservation for a busy afternoon lunch service and it was honored; a small table for two on the patio - we were relaxed and ready for a delightful lunch. Before ordering my entrée I asked the server if the puttanesca sauce for the grilled salmon was spicy/hot; he said not at all, they could not serve it that way, diners would not like it. We shared an appetizer of grilled artichoke served with the most delicious olive oil, lemon and garlic dressing. As the leaves were piling up on the plate, so were the flies; we finished and waited for someone to remove the plate; it wasn't happening. Our server passed our table several times and totally ignored the plate piled up with artichoke leaves as well as the empty glasses of water and iced tea. We had to flag down a busperson to remove the plate drawing the flies and ask for more tea. The entrée arrived and the salmon served on a bed of very spicy puttanesca sauce was not at all what I asked for. The rapini was so salty and drenched in the same sauce that it was inedible. The other entrée was ok - grilled skirt steak; just a bit too much salt again in the sauce.
All in all, this was not a pleasant dining experience. We shared our dissatisfaction with the manager who was very concerned and said I should have said something "in the moment" and she was right; however; she agreed the server should be on top of his tables. With all the choices of fine restaurants in Napa there is no reason to not be on your game. There is absolutely no excuse for poor service in a restaurant of this caliber. What it proves is that service can make or break a dining experience.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Michael C, Owner at Brix, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
It's truly disheartening to read this review, Peter, especially after you enjoyed such a lovely meal with us in 2012. I'll admit, I don't usually hear that our food and service has "declined," so I truly hope I can make this right. The last thing we want is our guests to leave unsatisfied, so I sincerely apologize that we missed the opportunity to improve your experience before you left. A second chance to show you the 5-star experience you once loved us for would truly mean a lot. I'm confident we can knock it out of the park for you next time.

Kind regards,
Valerie K., Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Several people suggested Brix to us before our vacation and I'm glad we took their advice. We had such a nice experience having a late lunch here. I love that you can look out over the gardens where the vegetables were grown (or sit on the patio) and that it has such an emphasis on farm-to-table. My salad with grilled chicken was incredible - you can taste the difference having the veggies grown right there makes - and my husband had an excellent pastrami sandwich.We split a grilled peach dessert and it was a unique and delicious treat. This is a pricier place to eat, but I think it was worth the splurge.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Michael C, owner at Brix, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
I'm glad you took their advice, too! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on TripAdvisor. From the incredible grilled chicken sandwich to the delicious grilled peach dessert, I'm happy it was a lovely meal. Please keep us in mind next time you're in Napa!

Cheers,
Valerie K., Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Solon, OH
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Delicious lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great lunch. We ate outside on the patio and had a wonderful lunch. Everything was fresh and ver good. We loved walking in the flower and vegetable gardens. Highly recommend for a nice lunch.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Michael C, Owner at Brix, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
If you're happy, I'm happy! Thank you for taking the time to recommend us, Wendy. It was a pleasure serving you and I'm eager to welcome you back next time you're in Napa. Don't be a stranger!

Take care,
Valerie K., Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pensacola, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The menu had some very unique items...the food was delicous and the surrounding gardens were beautiful.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Michael C, Manager at Brix, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
What a great dose of encouragement! Thank you for taking the time to share such a heartwarming recommendation for us here on TripAdvisor. I look forward to sharing this with the team almost as much as I look forward to welcoming you back! You've always got a spot at our table.

Cheers,
Valerie K., Owner
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Brix also viewed

 
Napa, Napa Valley
 

Been to Brix? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Brix, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.