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“Five 9's and a 10”
Review of Celadon

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Ranked #11 of 286 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fifth St.
Description: Enjoy Celadon's award-winning 'Global Comfort Food' in our beautiful dining room or on the lovely courtyard. The seasonally influenced menu features flavors from the Mediterranean, Asia, and the Americas. We are located in the heart of downtown Napa in the Historic Napa Mill.
Roseville, California
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Five 9's and a 10”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Six of us met up at Celadon on a Saturday night. We love the setting at Napa's Riverwalk. Four November birthdays in our party! Four scorpions with two handlers. We were immediately seated in the high ceiling gallery that fronts the restaurant. Big fireplace, strategically placed infrared heats and generous spaces. It was about 5:30 and those tables were filling fast.

Anne was our very competent server, and she guided us well. We began with several small plates as appetizers. Celadon bills itself as the Global Comfort Food restaurant and those small plates told a continental story. The Calimari was one of the best, refreshingly different thanks to a savory but light sauce that was tangy without being annoying or cloying. Good thing we ordered two plates. The goat cheese and figs also went fast. And the dungeness crab cake with ginger aïoli, thai rice noodle salad with cilantro and mint was a bit hit. Sorry we only ordered one.

Six separate entrees were selected. My partner chose the pasta of the day, a seafood medley atop lightly sauced Pappardelle. She rated it a 10, a big vote from a life long Italian cook. My pork porterhouse was a generous serving, perfectly cooked. It came with sweet potato purée (like mashed potatoes but far better), brussels sprouts and apples, apple cider-truffle glaze. I wanted to pick up the bone to get at morsels that had escaped the attention of my knife.

Other selections included the house special, a savory lamb steak, and a braised lamb shank. I don't remember the other two. However, each member of our party volunteered a minimum of 9 stars out of 10 at the end of the meal.

For dessert, we decided to share lemon meringue pie in a Grand Marnier sauce (Anne's strong recommendation), plus a Creme Brulee with carmelized bananas. Both were served with candles for birthday wishes and various hot beverages from the dessert menu. And boy did the goodles disappear fast, especially the pie.

We had brought our own wine, paying corkage. But a glance at the wine menu told a strong story of well-chosen selections by the glass and bottle. The dessert menu also offered up an interesting selection of dessert wines and spirits. All told, the bill averaged $70 per head. Not bad for nine-on-a-ten scale dining in a very nice setting.

  • Visited November 2013
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Lambertville, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Great Service”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

There is an inside and outside dining room. We ate inside and enjoyed a excellent food and great service and a relaxing setting.

Visited October 2013
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Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“"Wine makes a symphony of a good meal"”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

This was our first trip to Napa and our first dinner was at Celadon. The food was scrumptious. The calamari was delicious. The pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts melted in your mouth. Celadon did not disappoint. It was a most enjoyable evening in Napa Valley.

  • Visited October 2013
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Romantic spot for a celebration”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Helpful and attentive staff. Well versed in Gluten Free options. Nice menu and extensive wine list. We sat beside the fire place at a cozy table for 2 to celebrate our anniversary. We began with the GF fried callamari ....so delicious! For dinner we enjoyed the pork chop and scallop entrees very much. No room for dessert. We would definately return when visiting the area again.

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great stop in Napa! ”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed in Napa for two nights and it was hard to narrow down which restaurants to go to with all of the great options in the area. We were happy we went with Celedon as everything was great! I can't speak for the wines, as I stuck with non-alcoholic drinks after a day of wine tastings, but the food and service were very good. Be sure to order the calamari!

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