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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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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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St. Helena, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cindy's is always packed with locals and tourists in search of home cooking. The bar is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Favorites are the Curried Chicken Salad and the Pollo Loco. The burger is thick and moist and delicious. The outdoor patio is perfect for lunch or warm evening.

Thank Cynthia W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very good dinner there. Food was great, wine pairing as well. The service was fast and professional. The restaurant is a classic small restaurant, which I liked a lot. Highly recommended!

Thank Lilutz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful place. Imaginative menu. Great food. Efficient friendly service. Would definitely go back

Thank bdcook
Santa Rosa, California
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78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy stopping here! They always have great food and great wine! This is a great placenta to come for a romantic meal or with friends and/or colleagues.

Thank Youneke
Tiburon, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the real-ness, down to earth welcome approach of waiter, bus 'girl', hostess....The menu is so selective...Yet as a vegetarian, I chose the 'Adult Grilled Cheese' and my better half chose the Meatloaf and mashed potatoes....Guess what...he loved and ate half of my Grilled Cheese sandwich! Yes, I nibbled on the meatloaf --- that meat just melted on my tongue...

Thank MomentumAdmin
Lafayette, California
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523 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have stopped in Cindy's for lunch several times over the last 3 years. The food is consistently very good, the service excellent and the restaurant has a comfortable. relaxed feel. On our recent visit, the waitress raved about their fish and chips - and while good, the fresh fish was masked somewhat by the coating -... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had one of the best lunches ever at Cindy's. We ordered several dishes including salad greens, squash, and Brussels sprouts. All were excellent. Can't wait for the next trip to Napa when we will come back to Cindy's for dinner. Highly recommended.

Thank Sunshine4me2014
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch, having read the great reviews and being told by a local shopkeeper that it's the best meal in town. He was right! The rooms on the main and upper floor are elegant and inviting, and the cuisine is creative, ample, and truly delicious. The curried chicken salad is filled with delightful unexpected morsels. The restaurant... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We had an upstairs private room for a large group dinner so had a fixed menu. Everything was excellent and the service was spot on. Would love to come back.

Thank dfkcluv2travel
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Stopped by for lunch while walking around St Helena. Food was fantastic and their half bottle selection of wines was great. We couldn't help ourselves and enjoyed desert after our wonderful meal and everything was perfect.

Thank Tresa P

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?