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“everything sounds better than it tastes”
Review of Norman Rose Tavern

Norman Rose Tavern
Ranked #34 of 295 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

don't get me wrong, i enjoy this restaurant. it's just always a little bummer that things sound really awesome on the menu, but the food is just average. that said, the service is friendly and attentive, and it's a nice looking restaurant with good atmosphere. the beer list is good (i'm usually maxed out on wine when i go there), and sitting at the bar for dinner is a great option. portions are huge (and rich and buttery), so order on the conservative side.

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Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We walked from a nearby street parking spot on a Friday at around 6 and had no wait for a table. The restaurant was full and the atmosphere casual. Servers were helpful, menu was great - burgers, meat, chicken, salads and apps all interesting looking and what we ordered we loved. Would definitely go back. Convenient in town location.

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Thank tuscany885
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Norman Rose Tavern is my personal favorite restaurant downtown. It's casual dining, has a wonderful variety of beers, and incredible menu. EVERYTHING is delicious! They're also a great place for family dining!

Thank Marsha P
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed our experience here. I ordered the chicken (which I never do in a restaurant because it's usually so bland) and brussel sprouts. WOW! The chicken was cooked to perfection and the brussel sprouts... OH THE BRUSSEL SPROUTS! The wine menu was great and so was their cocktail menu. If you're tired of wine after a day of tasting, try their cocktails! We easily got a table and our server was fantastic. She was very attentive without smothering and let us relax and have a leisurely dinner without making us feel like we had to rush out of there. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for good food, mellow vibe, and excellent service.

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Thank justinnessa
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

The food was delicious and the service was superb. Our waitress was super friendly and very attentive. The food is really tasty and not at all pretentious. Try the goat cheese and spinach dip, you won't regret it. The prices are reasonable too, especially for the area. If you are looking for good gourmet american food in an unpretentious atmosphere this is the place.

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Thank Amy O
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