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“Great service, but food was not spectacular”

Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill
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Ranked #27 of 289 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $24
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our name comes from the Turkish word for "field," and that's where every dish starts for us: in the riches the earth yields. We source our ingredients locally, seasonally, and organically as often as possible to create our Mediterranean fusion dishes. Bringing together Greek and Turkish cuisine, we're proud to serve a unique combination of flavors and styles you won't find anywhere else. Paired with our extensive wine list, craft beer from our microbrewery, or a Turkish coffee, there's no better way to unwind after a day in Napa Valley, or simply treat yourself to something different.
Reviewed April 16, 2012

The fried calamari was very disappointing. The service was impressive, though.

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Yusuf T, Owner at Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thank you for your visit, your constructive feedback on the calamari, and the compliment on our wonderful staff. We hope that you will visit us again when you're in town next, and that you will be happy to discover our many improvements.

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Reviewed April 5, 2012

My bf and I recently visited Tarla ... the hype was pretty high about this new place in the Valley, so we decided to take a trip ... The place is PACKED, and the owner is smart, since he's not taking reservations it helps to bring more people in, interesting in finding a table for 8 on a saturday night ... however, in the future, he NEEDS to take reservations. Period. It's annoying to wait for more than 15 min for a table .... or to try to eat at the bar while people are knocking your chair all the time, because it's so crowded that they are waiting for their table literally on you !!!
Food is good, but you have to pick wisely .. otherwise food is OK or blah ... they are a new restaurant, so I give them that .... but in order to continue its success, they need to have consistency accross the menu.
Dolmas are the best I ever tried. Tzatziki is VERY yummy, as well as hummus and pita. The Zucchini Cakes are blah ... actually they aren't good. The stuffed mussels are very good and have interesting flavors. Yummy ...
The beet salad is good, but nothing worth mentioning (they are plenty of excellent beet salads in NV) BUT the Musakka is EXCELLENT....
The Pistachio Crusted Fish is Ok, but nothing fabulous ...
They need to work a bit more on their desserts ... the Baklava was good, but small portion and not fantastic .... The Stuffed Turkish Apricots with Apricot & Chardonnay Sorbet was Ok (the sorbet was absolutely delicious, but the apricots weren't ... so final result is OK)
The barman tried to be super friendly and quick, but he kept on forgeting our things (water, wine, cuttlery) and food service took FOREVER .... so much that the cool Turkish vases they served you water in, became so metallic tasty that it was nasty at the end .. cool decoration touch, but if you're gonna serve water, it better be tasteless ....
All and all, we had a great time, but the restaurant still needs serious work to succeed in such a competitive environment (restaurant wise), otherwise the hype will only last so much .... hope this helps.

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Yusuf T, Owner at Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thanks for your visit in our first few months, and for taking the time to post your constructive criticism. We hope you've been able to visit since and found everything to be much improved, and if you haven't been back in the Valley since, we'd love to see you when you're in town next time!

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Just eaten here and have to say the food was excellent. The meat was so juicy and well marinated and was the same quality for each of the dishes. Highly recommend this place

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Yusuf T, Owner at Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thanks so much for your lovely review of our establishment in its infancy. We appreciate your business, and especially your taking the time to write the kind words. We hope to see you again the next time you find yourself in Napa!

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

My family from NYC came to visit and we took them to Tarla. Enjoyed braised short ribs, lamb skebabs, hummus, other interesting plates. Wonderful sorbet. Nice wine list and not too overly priced for Napa. Good service. Second visit. Hope they do well!

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Yusuf T, Owner at Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thanks so much for your visit, and for taking the time to write a lovely review for us. We hope you've been back many times in our first year, and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed February 26, 2012

We all ordered vegetarian lunches. The presentation was lovely, the food very tasty, and the service extremely attentive.

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Yusuf T, Owner at Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thanks so much for joining us in our first few months at Tarla. We appreciate your business, and especially your taking the time to write a lovely review. We hope that you've been able to visit us since, and thanks again!

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