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“Best table in Bistor” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Napa Valley Bistro

Napa Valley Bistro
975 Clinton Street, Napa, CA 94559
+1 707-666-2383
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Ranked #26 of 220 Restaurants in Napa
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street
Description: At Napa Valley Bistro we strive to meet your needs by offering great food and service while promoting our basic beliefs: local, sustainable, organic... AND AFFORDABLE! Our food is elevated bistro-style American cuisine, and our wine list compliments our menu by focusing on Napa Valley vintners.
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best table in Bistor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

After a last minute decision plus help from our wine tour operator, we had a grand time at this Bistro. Since it was last minute, we ended up with a large table (normally 6 or 8) by the front door and in front of the kitchen. We was fun watching everyone come in and smelling the wonderful food be prepared just a few feet away. Food was great -- halibut, short ribs, and..
We brought our own wine (no corkage for 1st bottle, $10 for 2nd).

Visited March 2014
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English first
Napa, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Unexpected find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were given a gift card from our Realtor for the Bistro as a thank you. She said it was a nice local place, and was she ever right. We went with friends and glad we did. It was a $100 dollar gift and the prices were so reasonable we wouldn't have spent near that amount if we'd gone alone.
They don't charge corkage on the first bottle of wine, and $10 on the second. We only brought 1 bottle and decided to have another. Very nice wine list and reasonable too. Had a local Pinot Noir for $44. Not a lot above the retail price.

The food was excellent. My fried chicken very moist and not greasy. 2 others had the ribs, and they were great. The dinner salads are big enough to share. We're all going back soon.

The only downside is on the weekend it's packed, definitely need a reservation. And it's really loud! Hard to hear conversation across the table, everyone's louder than the next. On the weekend they could use and extra server or busser as well. But if that's the only downside, not a big problem. And we can go any night, not going on a weekend again. But we are definitely going!

Visited March 2014
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MO
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Delicious Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by locals. We brought our own bottle of wine from my wine tour and there was no corking fee! Had the evening's special, short ribs. Finished with a warm chocolate cake with ice cream for dessert. Everything was delicious! Recommend this restaurant. Décor is upscale casual.

Visited March 2014
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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397 reviews 397 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 103 cities Reviews in 103 cities
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“Beautiful presentation and great flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I found this place on Open Table, and it didn't disappoint. Friendly welcome at the door, cozy atmosphere that is mostly tables. Wait staff wasn't entirely on top of things - no water or tea refills, no bread unless requested - but food was delicious and artfully presented. We had Crab Louie, flat iron steak, and citrus-thyme risotto. All was flavorful and perfectly prepared. The menu is clearly innovative but ingredients aren't so "out there" that you have no idea what you are eating. Everyone said farewell upon departure-nice! Parking is on the street but wasn't a problem.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Heavenly Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed dinner at Napa Valley Bistro. I found it from Tripadvisor and the experience was amazing. We will be going back to this restaurant!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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