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Review of Napa Valley Bistro for May 2013

Brand new restaurant with easy potential for 5-stars!  Napa Valley Bistro is a rising star in the busy Napa dining field.  They offer first-class comfort foods with superior service at an amazing price. 

My wife and I stopped by here and were very pleasantly surprised. We'd been eating the past few days at many of the top restaurants in Napa. This place is well on it's way to being a HUGE HIT! Only open a couple of weeks, they're still working out the kinks as most new places do. However, that deliver on what's important.

SERVICE: Excellent service and the sort of seamless, smooth, yet personal style you expect from a top-tier place. We were attended by a great waiter who offered personal recommendations on the wine list as well as the many varied options on the menu. Water glasses were always filled, wine flowed, and food arrived promptly. You could not ask for more.

FOOD: Lots of flavor and creative interpretations of classic comfort food dishes with a nice touch of class. Nice presentation and attention to detail by the chef and staff. The only issue was it wasn't as hot as it should have been. This was ONLY because they took the time to verify it was perfect before serving - a normal delay in a new place. Again, quality is great so this wrinkle WILL go away as time goes on.

WINE: A nice list of wines that are not the usual selections. My pinot noir was tasty and the price per glass very reasonable. It's not an extensive wine list but I think that'll change as time goes on.

PRICE: This restaurant should get 5-stars if rated on value alone. The food quality is easily on par with the better restaurants in the area but at VERY reasonable prices. Our bill was one of the lowest we'd had the whole trip and we had wine and dinner (no appetizers or dessert). In retrospect, we really should have had the desserts...great prices and they looked incredible.

OVERALL: 4-stars for now while they get off the ground but they are easily on the way to 5-stars. This is definitely THE place to check out in Napa right now.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsBryan Robertson • May 17 2013 08:14PM


Dear Bryan -

Now another restaurant post to make my mouth water at bedtime! Just read Virginia Hepp's Italian restaurant review ...

Sounds really special - glad you found it!

Have a happy day -

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) over 5 years ago

Sounds like a wonderful place to go for some sustenance, Bryan.  Next time I'm in Napa Valley, it's on the list to visit.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 5 years ago

Bryan, excellent review of the Napa Valley Bistro, you should be there PR person.  

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 5 years ago

It has been a while since I have been to the Napa Valley but it is always an enjoyable time with some great wine and food pairings available there.  I am going to keep the Napa Valley Bistro in mind for my next trip out there.

Posted by Scott Larson, Park City, Utah Real Estate News (BHHS/Utah Properties) over 5 years ago

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