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Norman Rose Tavern

#24 of 208 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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1401 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2815
+1 707-258-1516
11:30 am - 9:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great place to grab a bite but not overpriced. I had their Fish and Chips, and my wife had 2 appetizers (side salad and potato cheddar soup). All was very, very good. My wife would have given the salad 5 stars instead of 4 1/2 stars had the salad had walnuts (it had cranberries and bleu cheese... More 

Thank Mark M
Napa Valley, California
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141 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like this place, nut not everything is good on the menu. Today we split the bacon cheese burger with a fried egg. The burger was cooked perfectly. The meat was tender, juicy and flavorful. I didn't add any sauce. It didn't need it. I had a few of my husband's fries. They really know how to do fries... More 

Thank Cali-Native2015
Petropolis, RJ
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to have a nice burger with the family. Nice atmosphere, good drinks, excellent service and, what is most important, good food.

Thank DFM66
Pleasanton, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this restaurant by accident walking back to our hotel from the Oxbow Market. We were happily surprised by the menu, and had the fries (with gravy and cheese on them, sooo good!!), and a few other appetizers. The truffle egg salad and smoked salmon toast was just OK. I would not order it again. I can't recall our... More 

Thank RobNJen98
Napa Valley, California
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of five, with 5 different meals. The salad was fresh and enough for 2! The fish and chips was beautifull, however, the chips was outstanding and crunchy. Also the burger was nice.

Thank italodutch
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great options for food-food is incredible. We went here 2x during a weekend stay. Good vibe. Good selection of wine and beer. We had burgers (both veggie and beef) and the fish sandwich. Highly recommend.

Thank AnnieD50
Indianapolis, Indiana
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Places in downtown Napa close early during the weekdays. We happened across this tavern and stopped in. Food was good and priced reasonably. Didn't have any wow factor.

Thank Donna E
Napa Valley, California
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

this place is a gem. very good food. the burgers, the fries, honestly all of it is good. ask about the special of the day. ask for Dan to be your server, he is exceptional and friendly and is a fountain of information

Thank CasperGraceGGH24
Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Our first night in Napa was the only night we didn't make a reservation, and ugh. This place was busy when we walked by so we gave it a shot. The cocktails were Napa priced and the moscow mule wasn't worth $14 even if they stuck a $5 in the glass. I ordered $19 fish and chips that were a... More 

Thank jessenhall
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for lunch. Very friendly & helpful staff. Tasty food, great value for money. Dessert portion was too large but no real complaints

Thank Lesley T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2815
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-258-1516
Located in the heart of downtown Napa's West End District, the Norman Rose Tavern is that comfortable spot where you can meet family and friends for a nice cocktail, pint or glass of wine paired with a great burger and fries or other classic, American comfort food. The menu takes a local, sustainable approach to time-honored dishes like fish & chips, fried chicken, chop salad, mac and cheese, and much more, all prepared utilizing the fresh, seasonal and quality ingredients found in the North Bay. The design offers a rustic pub feel with modern touches created by Kimberly Nunn and Dan Worden of Shopworks in Napa. The thoughtful beverage list sports a collection of cocktails, wines and beers that soar two or three levels above most, with many outstanding and well priced Napa Valley wines. The by-the-glass list is impressive as well with over twenty wines by the glass. An extensive spirits list featuring classic cocktails round out the offerings.

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