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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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American, Bar
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Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

Excellent staff and food! Had the butternut squash enchilada and I loved it! Everyone told us it’s a favorite of theirs! Would come back

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

3.5* Rutherford Grill Next to Beaulieu Winery The food is excellent The California burger was perfect (get choice of side) Coleslaw had lots of mayonnaise The enchilada was great with great sauces The key lime pie was the best Efficient food service by David Minus:...long waiting for table even when have reservations Minus: long time for food to come out Tip: Definitely need reservations; this place is jammedMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022

Located in the middle of Napa wine country, a perfect stop in between tastings or at the end of the day. The food is amazing! The staff is excellent!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022 via mobile

Good cooks and staff are so hard to find these days. Maybe that’s because all the good ones already work at Rutherford Grill. Great service, great wine selection, and reasonably priced food makes for an overall excellent experience. Hard to go wrong here. Enjoy!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022

We had lunch and this place is fantastic. The prime rib French dip is to die for ribs were so tr flavorful. The cole slaw and creamed corn are highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022 via mobile

We had a reservation but arrived early. We waited till our actual reservation time and another 5 or 10 minutes but our meal and the service was well worth the wait. We waited outside on a beautiful patio enjoying the day. We had an incredible...meal. Starting with a shared grilled artichoke that was terrific. Our lunches were great, staff was very attentive, keeping our water glasses full.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022

This was a perfectly acceptable restaurant, and the French Dip was great with the deviled eggs. Service was quick, and prices were reasonable. I was just thinking for Napa Valley, there would be some kind of greater appeal - perhaps a wine themed interior, etc....The inside is no different than an Applebee's or Ruby Tuesday's.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

Had the worst meal ever at RG. Lived in Napa Valley for 25 years and always loved RG and went there well over 1000 times mostly for lunch. Last night on a trip back here my wife and I were really looking forward to a...great dinner! Sadly, it was terrible !!! My ribs were dry and tasteless not the old juicy fall off the bone ribs and my wife’s Salmon was thin, overcooked and very dry!!! We will never ever return. Shame on Hillstone and local management for letting this icon of Napa Valley fall to such low standards !!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 26, 2021 via mobile

Have been going to grille for years and Drive from east bay often just to enjoy their signature small skillet corn bread. During our LAST visit had good service but food wasn’t up to par. My wife’s garden burger was cold and la lacked flavor....Beloved corn bread now served in a small cup containing bite sized pieces with little flavor. Needless to say I won’t be driving an hour or more for cornbread in the future. Guess I’ll have to find a new favorite restaurantMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 26, 2021 via mobile

Wow, haven’t been here for awhile and the food was fabulous! What is great is that the dressings, etc are made from scratch. The salmon was perfectly cooked and seasoned. I could taste each ingredient in the traditional salad. The margarita sweet and sour is...made from scratch and is delicious. We were able to walk in on a rainy Sunday and be seated which was great. Best food I have had in a long time..More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 18, 2021

Was just there after picking up our wine at local wineries. Stopped in but only patio dining was available with limited menu. BUT that spinach & artichoke dip was excellent as were the cocktails and deviled eggs. We used to come here every year after...Thanksgiving and our college son and I LOVE the prime rib sandwich, my husband the ribs. We go to Hillstone in San Francisco which has the same menu as they were all Houston's many years ago.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2021 via mobile

We were a party of 8 and they had to sit us at 2 tables…which worked out great…the women at one table and the men at another. We all had a great entree and everyone got something different. I had a drink called Elderflower Collins...that was soooo good and sooo refreshing. We had been to the restaurant a couple years ago and it was thought it was very good. It was equally as good this time. Would highly recommend Rutherford Grill.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

We learned our lesson on our first day in Napa where we visited several wineries and didn't have a true lunch! So on Day 2, we added the Rutherford Grill to our stops. We arrived right at lunch time with no reservation, so we did...have to wait, but it was only about 15-20 minutes. I had the Caesar & rock shrimp salad and my husband had the French dip, both were delicious and came out very quickly! The bar staff all share the tables around the bar, where we sat, which meant we never went without refills, check ins, etc. Great service, great food.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 4, 2021 via mobile

amazing French dip 😋. good service and no wait time at bar. highly recommended. must try in napa valley. good value. good value. good value

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 18, 2021

I normally do not order French Dips, but my wife loves them. We both ordered the French Dip at Rutherford Grill, and we both agree that it was the best French Dip we have ever had. Amazing.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Rutherford Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5