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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

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1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123 (Hunt St.)
+1 707-963-1200
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Spring, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in Cindy's for dinner...fantastic service ! I'd like to see them update the menu a bit, but it was really good as always. Thanks to Mary - our great server !

Thank FutureChef_Texas
framingham, ma
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After years of acclaim at Napa Valley's Mustards Grill, Chef-Owner Cindy Paulson has another hit on her hands in nearby St. Helena. My Saturday night meal was a revelation. The name dos not suggest white tablecloth service/prices/winesmenu but that's what I found. The ambiance was subdued and romantic; the food was phenomenal: creative, well-priced and well executed from start to... More 

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St. Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First night in town and went to Cindys for an expensive , very average burger, kind of dry with limp lettuce. Flies were all over. One landed in my husbands water and then later he didn't finish his beer because a fly had drowned in it. The restaurant was very noisy with a dad and his three small children eating... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is literally on a backstreet from the main drag in St. Helena, and good thing since it was quite popular! Seemed like all or mostly locals, which was nice. The minestrone soup (without pasta) was phenomenal, and the curried chicken salad was also excellent, both were dishes quite flavorful, fresh, and unique.

Thank chris72206
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide Brad from Napa Your Way get us a reservation here for lunch ... we sat on the patio and enjoyed a great time! Burgers and Duck burgers were excellent!

Thank Monica H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second exciting trip to CBK. We were excited to get her..... and then.... we were so glad we did! This is one of the most amazing restaurants. Great service, quaint atmosphere, great drink selection. I enjoyed one of the best Caesar salads and my wife enjoyed the "soup of the day." Following I had the burger which... More 

Thank William W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the setting which felt like visiting someone's home. The appetizer tacos were fabulous. Would love to go back!!

Thank Kimberley S
Benicia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today was a lovely fall day and my husband and I drove up to the wine country to pick up wine and enjoy a wonderful lunch. This was the third time that I had dined at this restaurant, the most recent having been four years ago. As before, this is still a great find. We chose to sit outside and... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had never been to Cindy's before my recent visit for dinner on a Saturday evening. The food was very tasty and the prices are reasonable compared with other similar restaurants in the area. The only criticism I had was that the service was slow and inattentive at times. However, the overall experience was enjoyable and the restaurant's space is... More 

Thank JayJolleyTA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A return visit was a bit disappointing in the menu choices. My feeling is the menu was a bit eclectic and didn't deliver a lot of core items. That said, the food we had was very good and right portions. Still a top choice but maybe trying too hard to attract finesse eaters.

Thank Jedda1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
    (Hunt St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-963-1200
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen is the place to be in the Napa Valley!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?