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“Delightful Restaurant”

Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
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Ranked #4 of 51 Restaurants in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Latin
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hunt St.
Description: Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen is the place to be in the Napa Valley!
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We got lucky getting a recommendation from a saleslady in town to try Cindy's for lunch not knowing about her huge following among locals and visitors to Napa Valley. Flowers greet you as you enter the bar on the way to a delightfully appointed dining room. The menu includes some very creative renditions on standard classics such as a No Crybaby Grilled Cheese with polenta fries. And, if one measures a fine restaurant by the quality of the bread, Cindy's grabs 5 stars. The bread, baked in San Francisco especially for the restaurant, is outstanding. Our server was terrific and made each dish on the menu sound spectacular. Cindy, who also founded Mustards Restaurant, seems to have the formula down pat. We visited mid week in off season and the restaurant was nearly full. Heard that reservations are a MUST in season and on weekends.

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Thank whoopsy2
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

My wife still talks about the Sturgeon filet. It was one of the best meals she had this year.
Service was great, food was delicious. You wont be disappointed here I can tell you that.

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Thank MoSayid
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great atmosphere, grabbed lunch and enjoyed great service, atmosphere and food! Would a. go back myself and b. definitely recommend it. LIke everything in Napa Valley, it's pricey but didn't leave you feeling like you over spent for what you got.

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Thank Hadley B
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Mandy and Susan were terrific servers. 5 people for dinner and everything was perfect. Loved the meatloaf, very light and fluffy, great wines by the glass and reasonable prices.
What else could you ask for? Try for yourself, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Michael B
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

One street removed from 29 is a treasure - Cindy's. The long established Chef Cindy has it down; a great, comfortable, casual environment with excellent food and fantastic staff ! We travel to the Valley often and frequently meet our Napa Valley friends here for a predictably great afternoon or evening. A few years ago, my wife rented the upstairs for my 50th birthday party - it was PERFECT ! Locals love Cindy, you will too !

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Thank Tom N
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