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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen - CLOSED

1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
+1 707-963-1200
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
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11 - 20 of 889 reviews

Reviewed May 29, 2018

the restaurant was very crowded and noisy - service once we got noticed was fine but they need to hire more food delivery servers and a sommelier - I asked a busboy for bread 3X who never delivered anything - the night I went there...More

Thank shelleybelly2018
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Shelley, although we're glad you had a good meal with us, I'm very sorry to hear you were less than impressed with our service this time. We take a lot of pride in our friendly, attentive, responsible customer service -- our staff are properly trained...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Loved: fried green tomatoes, papaya and avocado salad, fried chicken, and upside down cake. Paired w the perfect rosé on a hot day or a Pinot Noir if you must have a red. Also loved: the interior decoration. It reminded me of elegant B&Bs in...More

Thank TPB01
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Thanks for sharing the love for our delicious dishes and our inviting atmosphere. It really means a lot to hear you enjoyed your meal and felt taken care of by our friendly staff. We hope this means we'll see you back again soon. Until then,...More

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Lunch, dinner, or during those in between hours, you can count on a versatile selection of dishes, very good food, and friendly service. This time, my husband and I had the swordfish special and it was terrific. We have been to Cindy's numerous times and...More

Thank Abbcb53
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Thanks for the shining review of our delicious food and our customer service. It means a lot to hear you both enjoyed your meals, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

The bar was fully prepared for cocktails and temperance refreshments. The menu items were seasonal and well presented.

Thank Cynthia C
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Cynthia, thank you for sharing the love for our awesome cocktails and our great menu. We hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed May 20, 2018

One of my favorite places to stop on a wine tasting visit. Every time I come I'm immediately reminded why I came back because the food is really just that good. The charbroiled oysters are yummmmmmmmmmmy. And the Chinatown Duck Burger is always a hit....More

Thank Alicia C
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Alicia, we're so glad to hear you were a fan of our delicious charbroiled oysters and Chinatown Duck Burger. Thanks for the kind words for our tasty menu, and we hope to have you back again soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Went here between 2 wine tastings and the food was great! We were able to sit out in the little courtyard to eat and we had amazing bloody Mary’s with the meal. Service good, food fresh would definitely recommend as a lunch spot!!More

Thank FionaMKent
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Fiona, thank you for sharing the love for our delicious food and our amazing bloody marys. It really means a lot to hear you felt taken care of with great service, and I hope we'll have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet...More

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I thought we'd try it here for lunch during our visit to Napa Valley. I had the curry chicken salad and he had a burger and fries. He loved their homemade pickles! Mine was excellent, roasted chicken pieces, raisins, almonds, tomatoes over...More

Thank Teach
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

I'm so glad to hear you and your husband had such a wonderful meal with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious curry chicken salad and our excellent customer service. We hope this means we'll get to have you back again someday...More

Reviewed April 30, 2018

Terrific food, lively bar scene, but quieter seating options are available. Closed the bar down two nights in a row.

Thank rdhsheng
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you for sharing the love for our great food and fun atmosphere. It means a lot, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed April 26, 2018

What a great expression of American cuisine in California. One of the best meals of the trip. Service was friendly but that is all I can say about it.

Thank Carbonara46
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious cuisine and our friendly service. We hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed April 20, 2018

Front dining area with the bar tends to be more light filled and airier than the rear dining room which is where they like to pack 'em in "gud und tite". Staff were somewhat efficient. When you sit at the bar with your petite rear...More

Thank foghornleghorn68
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

We're so glad to hear you had a nice experience with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious, perfectly grilled burger, and our efficient service. It means a lot to hear, although we'll keep your feedback about our cozy dining room in...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 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
Description
Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen combines a classy supper club with the flair of a speakeasy to create the perfect upscale eatery and neighborhood hang-out. Guests enter the restaurant through the brick patio, which features several tables for alfresco dining, shaded by a 100-year-old fig tree and warmed by the kitchen’s wood-burning oven. Once inside, the lively bar area, with its zinc top, wood floors and cozy banquettes serves up classic and hip cocktails alike, creating the perfect place for a quick lunch, drinks or coffee and dessert after a movie. The downstairs dining room has handmade wooden booths with crisp striped fabric-backed seats next to big windows with lushly planted flower boxes. Floral wallpaper and dark stained hardwood floors add a touch of speakeasy drama, while cozy built-in cabinets display Cindy’s travel artifacts and a selection of her own handmade pottery.
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