NAPA RESTAURANTS- alphabetical
RESTAURANTS NEWS 2013 -as always lots going on...
-The Pear Restaurant just opened in the Riverfront (3 blocks away)
-Rockabella Restaurant just opened on First Street (4 blocks away)
-The Tuscany building was purchased by the Bounty Hunter for a new restaurant
-The owners of Tarla plan on a new restaurant in the old Peking Chinese restaurant
-Cedar Gables still the best place to take a Cooking Class
Andaz Farmers Table <Walking Distance 5 blocks>
Andaz Farmers Table <Walking Distance 5 blocks>
tel. +1 707.687.1234
1450 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Located in the Hyatt downtown, Chef Sarah Linkenheil features locally-sourced produce and focuses on heritage cooking techniques and rich flavor combinations designed to suit modern palates. The bar also features libations unique to northern California, boasting a menu of artisanal wines, craft beers and cocktails using liquor from local distilleries.
Angele Restaurant & Bar <Walking Distance 3 blocks>
tel. +1 707.252.8115
540 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: California French
A family restaurant with a wholesome atmosphere, Angele is always inviting, blending ancient recipes with modern tastes - Wonderful outdoor patio
tel. +1 707.224.3300
4110 Howard Lane, Napa, CA 94558
Excellent food. Good Service, Noisy atmosphere. Outside patio overlooks adjacent
Bounty Hunter Wine Bar and BBQ <walking distance 5 blocks>
Tel. +1 707.226.3976
975 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: BBQ & Beer Can Chicken
40 wines by the glass, 400 wines by the bottle, artisan beers and smokin’ BBQ
Bui Bistro <walking distance 5 blocks>
Tel +1 707. 255.5417
976 Pearl Street, Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: French Vietnamese
Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. They have a lunch menu with most items under $10. Appetizers & Salads include a banana flower and a prawn, calamari or tofu Vietnamese salad. They also serve five soups and a variety of vermicelli and rice plates, sides (including French fries with a spicy aioli sauce) and sautéed vegetables.The dinner menu adds in entrees including curries, pepper tuna, clay pot Chilean sea bass, shaken beef , grilled rack of lamb, bouillabaisse and pan-seared salmon. Garlic noodles, brown rice and jasmine steamed rice are also offered. Desserts for both lunch and dinner include tiramisu, fresh vanilla bean flan and kaffir lime crème brûlée.
Carpe Diem <Walking Distance 4 blocks>
tel. +1 707.224.0800
1001 Second Street, Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: Small Plates
The menu includes starters like Dukkah, an Egyptian nut and seed blend served on Model Bakery bread, truffled popcorn (delightful), edamame hummus, and a Moroccan version of fries. Artisanal cheeses, and charcuterie are offered along with “Soup of the Moment,” inspired by seasonal ingredients.
Fresh baked flatbreads with creative toppings include Brentwood cherries, cream cheese, balsamic and basil on one offering; on another, roasted mushrooms, garlic, Gruyere cheese, olive oil and arugula.
Carpe “plates” include salmon tartare, truffled goat cheese flan, Calabrian red pepper calamari, cabernet-braised short rib sliders (fantastic) and Kobe corn dogs (fun). The restaurant and wine bar also serves coffee and desserts
Celadon <Walking Distance 3 blocks>
tel. +1 707.254.9690
500 Main Street, Suite G, Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: Mediterranean California
A locals favorite. Chic yet unpretentious, the cozy interior contains brick walls, huge arched windows, high ceilings and colorful paintings. On a sunny day, join locals and tourists at one of the outdoor tables fronting Napa Creek. Lunch includes delectable dishes like the Grilled Tombo Tuna Salad with Macadamia Nuts and the notable Oyster Po' Boy. Specialty dinner items include the Jerked Pork Chop with Black Beans and the daily fish special. There is an extensive wine list .
Cole's Chop House <Walking Distance 6 blocks>
tel. +1 707.224.6328
1122 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: Steak and Fish
Classic American steak restaurant that has received rave reviews, "The best Steakhouse in the Napa Valley" Entrees include a 21-Day Chicago Dry Aged New York Strip Steak and New Zealand Lamb Chops. Throw in some excellent sides and a variety of custom martinis and you have the best steak dinner in Northern California.
Cuvee <exactly 1 mile from Cedar Gables>
tel. +1 707.224.2330
1650 Soscol Ave. , Napa, CA 94558
Serving Modern American Cuisine, with a plush lounge, featuring wines on tap, tree covered courtyard, banquet rooms, fun friendly atmosphere, great specials, perfect gathering place.
Don Perico Restaurant <Walking Distance 4 blocks>
tel. +1 707.252.4707
1025 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Located in downtown Napa, this quaint stucco restaurant serves authentic Mexican fare. The ample dining area is comfortable but a little dark. The amiable wait staff keeps the chips coming even when the restaurant is crowded. The menu features gargantuan burritos, a variety of enchiladas, and several combination plates as well as carnitas and seafood. You will find a full bar with great margaritas and a nice selection of beers.
Downtown Joe's Brewery & Restaurant <Walking Distance 4 blocks>
tel. +1 707.258.2337
902 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: American Grill & Microbrewery
American dishes, combined with the freshness of California, cooked with the flair that is true Napa Valley. Menu features many low carb selections. Signature Cheesburgers and Fish and Chips to Rack of Lamb and Rib Eye Steaks. Great beer and outdoor patio. Not the place for a quiet, intimate dinner.
Eiko's <Walking Distance 4 blocks>
tel. +1 707.501.4444
1385 Napa Town Center, Napa, Ca 94559
Cuisine: Modern Japanese
Abundant selections of specialty sakes and beers, encompassing several different types from the classic to the avant-garde representing many regions from across Japan enhance Eiko's menu. Our vision for the menu combines modern and authentic traditional Japanese cuisine including seasonal, fresh sustainable fish and ingredients delivered in daily from our local markets
Fish Story <Walking Distance 3 blocks>
tel +1 707.251.5600
790 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
They offer sustainable, seasonal, ocean-fresh seafood. Located downtown, with ample riverfront patio seating, Fish Story serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. The menu features live Dungeness crab and live Maine lobster fresh from salt water tanks, fresh fish and shellfish all sourced in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program and non-seafood items, as well.
tel. +1 707.257.1999
4050 Byway East, Napa, CA 94558
Cuisine: Seasonally Inspired American Bistro
Bar & Extensive wine list Corkage: $10.00 per 750 ml bottle, one corkage waived for each bottle purchased from wine list. Pizzas, Shrimp Capellini, Penne & Smoked Chicken, Seared ‘Day Boat’ Scallops, Baby Back Ribs, Grilled New York Steak.
Grace's Table < Walking Distance 3 blocks>
tel. +1 707.226.6200
1400 Second Street
A global menu with Latin, French, Italian and Californian items co-existing with each other. The menu draws from a number of influences. The two chefs, Mauro Pando and Nancy Lindaas Pando, husband and wife, have a wide range of cooking influences from around the world. A small, open seating restaurant with great food and reasonable prices.
Kitchen Door <exactly 1 mile from Cedar Gables>
tel. +1 707.226.1560 (reserv for 8 or more)
Oxbow Marketplace 610 1st Street Suite 24, Napa, CA 94559
Todd Humphries has crafted an ingredient driven menu of handmade multi-ethnic comfort food created with local and seasonal products. He has an eye for mushrooms and his menu is heavily slanted that way. Enjoy the indoor atmosphere or the outdoor ambience.
La Toque <exactly 1 mile from Cedar Gables>
Tel +1 707.257.5157
1314 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA
This is a Michelin Star restaurant with Great food, knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. Definitely save room for the chef's tasting menu
Mini Mango Thai Bistro <Walking Distance 4 blocks>
tel. +1 707.226.8884
1408 Clay Street, Napa, CA 94559
Mini mango is a small slice of Thailand in the wine country with a hint of a Californian accent. It is tiny, so you will wait but it is worth it.
Morimoto Napa < Walking Distance 3 blocks>
Tel +1 707.252.1600
610 Main Street, Napa CA
Cuisine: Modern Japanese
Vibe is big city chic (translates to a little noisy) with dishes such as Asian carbonara made with sea urchin, smoked bacon and udon noodles. The food is delightful. They have an outside patio as well (less noisy). This place stays open late, Sat night they were still serving at 11:45 pm.
Napa General Store <Walking Distance 3 blocks>
tel. +1 707.259.0762
540 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
Casual river-side dining from 10am. Our Zagat-rated café offers traditional hearty breakfast fare and a broad range of sure-to-please lunch items.
Napa Valley Wine Train <exactly 1 mile from Cedar Gables>
tel. +1 707.253.2111 +1 800.427.4124
1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559
Hop on this train and experience a scenic 3-hour adventure, a first-class meal and fine wines as you tour the wine county. The train offers champagne brunch, a casual lunch and fancy dinners. It is ideal for romantic dinners, executive parties and tourist excursions. The train's decor reinforces the elegant nature of the trip. You will remember the mahogany, brass and etched glass in the restored 1917 Pullman Dining Car.
Norman Rose Tavern <Walking Distance 5 blocks>
tel. +1 707.258.1516
1401 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
"that comfortable spot where you can meet family and friends for a nice pint or glass of wine paired with a great burger or other classic, American comfort food.”
Oenotri <Walking Distance 5 blocks>
tel. +1 707-252.1022
1425 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: Southern Italian
The specialties of Sicily, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata and Puglia. Salumi is hand-crafted in house, and their pasta is made fresh daily. As part of their goal to serve quality artisanal pizza, they imported a wood-fueled Acino oven from Naples to bake authentic pizza Napoletana. They have a daily changing menu driven by ingredients that are local, fresh and in season.
The Pear <Walking Distance 3 blocks>
tel. +1 707. 256.3900
720 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
Rodney Worth has created a classic American restaurant combining flavors of New Orleans and the deep South with ingredients procured fresh from local farms.
Pearl <Walking Distance 6 blocks>
tel. +1 707.224.9161
1339 Pearl Street, #104, Napa, CA 94559
This comfortable and cozy restaurant is filled with vibrant colors and visually compelling
artwork. Favorite treats include a dish of six oysters, as well as the homemade tortillas. The place caters mostly to locals who come in for the New York Steak Au Poivre and the many pasta and fish specials. The wine list is superb, concentrating on several local varietals and topping out at $45 for the most expensive bottle. It is a spacious and casual place to dine with incredible service.
Pizza Azzurro <Walking Distance 8 blocks>
tel. +1 707.255.5552
1260 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
Pizza Azzurro's claim to fame is their thin-crust, gourmet pizzas. The ingredients consist of more traditional Italian or Mediterranean flavors. They have other dishes like spaghetti, baked rigatoni with spicy Italian sausage and salads. Can't decide between pizza or salad for dinner? You can get both, as a "manciata," a pizza-salad hybrid wrapped in their thin pizza crust. Tasty and light.
Ristorante Allegria <Walking Distance 4 blocks>
tel. +1 707.254.8006
1026 First Street, Napa, CA 94558
Cuisine: Northern Italian
Northern Italian food with an elegant décor. Located in an historic bank building with 25 foot ceilings in Downtown Napa next to the plaza. The food is outstanding, the service is great.
Rocabella Bistro Lounge <Walking Distance 4 blocks>
tel. +1 707.254.9256
1106 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: Mediterranean Bistro Lounge
Rocabella Bistro Lounge brings European hospitality to downtown Napa. Rocabella is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and lounge offering regional specialties from Greece, Spain, Italy and France. They feature organic, free range products and authentic imported specialties. The menu has a wide range of appetizers, grilled meats, seafood and vegetarian items, including a number of delicious pastas. They focus on hospitality and sharing the simple pleasures of life in a warm and inviting ambiance.
Sushi Mambo <Walking Distance 4 blocks>
tel. +1 707.257.6604
1202 First St., Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: Gourmet Japanese
Focusing on both traditional and innovative rolls and only using the freshest of the freshest fish and the highest quality rice and seaweed, it is not hard to see why Tadashi with 26 years experience and Jose with 22 years experience put out great Sushi.
Tarla <Walking Distance 5 blocks>
tel. +1 707.255.5599
1480 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Tarla Grill aims to yield nourishing, creative, and culturally exciting eats originating from Turkey and Greece using local, seasonal and organic fare whenever possible. The menu fuses many styles and techniques, but the flavors of the Mediterranean are the heart of it all.
The Thomas at Fagiani's <Walking Distance 4 blocks>
813 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: Continental Cuisine
Originally built in the early 1900's it housed the Thomas restaurant. Mr Fagiani purchased the building and converted it into a bar. It was brought back to life in 2012 by Michelin-starred chef Brad Farmerie. The Thomas features Fagiani's, a original style bar on the ground floor , an open-kitchen with a wood fire grill on the second floor, and a third floor river view roof top terrace. The menu features locally sourced ingredients is complimented by a wood-fire grill.
Uva Trattoria Italiana <Walking Distance 9 blocks>
tel. +1 707.255.6646
1040 Clinton St., Napa, CA 94559
Cuisine: Northern Italian
A comfortable and tasty family friendly northern Italian restaurant. A very short walk from downtown Napa's Main Street. Half portions of pasta are available, jazz is played most nights in the main dining room.
Zinsvalley Restaurant <waking distance 4 blocks>
1106 First Street
tel. +1 707.224.0695
Great new location downtown. The restaurant is really nice and has a good upscale vibe. When they are booked in the dining room they serve the same menu in the bar, which has ample seating. The service was friendly and top notch. The $10 corkage fee is waived if you purchase a bottle.
Zuzu <Walking Distance 4 blocks>
tel. +1 707.224.8555
829 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558
Cuisine: Spanish Tapas
The very popular Zuzu doesn't take reservations, so be prepared to wait. The menu focuses on Spanish "tapas," those delicious little mini-dishes prepared both cold (tapas frias) and warm (tapas calientes). Our personal favorites are the Mexican corn soup and the to die for paella. Excellent, friendly service, a lively atmosphere, and wonderfully tasty food.
Please contact Ken & Susie [email protected] or 707-224-7969 if you would like to have us make reservations or for a list of the zillions of other fantastic restaurants just outside walking distance to the Cedar Gables.