Best Restaurants in Napa

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Last Updated on April 8, 2024 by Tracy

Discover the best restaurants in Napa to indulge in unique culinary experiences amidst picturesque settings in California’s wine country.

Best Restaurants in Napa

Let’s talk about some of the best places to enjoy a meal in Napa Valley. With over 150 restaurants in Napa, there are many to choice from but these are a few that I have dined at and love not only the food, but the whole experience. From American gastropubs like The Lincoln with its riverside ambiance to the artisanal delights of Brasswood Bar + Bakery, indulge in a culinary experience like no other. Enjoy Kitchen Door’s handmade American comfort food or savor Northern Italian cuisine at Allegria. 

There are so many amazing restaurants to choose from in Napa that you will never go hungry and are very unlikely to be disappointed in the experience. 

Plus, after you have spent the day at the wineries, it’s always a good idea to grab some delicious food before you head back to your hotel. We love staying in Yountville when we travel to Napa.

Best Places to Eat in Napa

The Lincoln Napa

The Lincoln

The Lincoln is an American gastropub in Napa Valley with a diverse menu that has something for everyone. The restaurant is situated on the Napa river and they have both indoor and outdoor dining options available. The outdoor space is complete with fire-pits and oversized games like Jenga, and Connect Four for the whole family to enjoy.

Inside the restaurant you will find a floor to ceiling fireplace, with textured walls, and dark wooden beams that create a cozy atmosphere. The restaurant is open for brunch on weekends and their chicken and waffles and warm donut holes with chocolate sauce are not to be missed! 

bourbon deviled eggs at The Lincoln Napa

While dining here we devoured the bourbon deviled eggs and salmon lollipops, and ahi tacos.

ahi tacos at The Lincoln Napa

I also ordered the Caccio E Peppe pasta dish, I loved it when we were in Florence so I had to see how it compared. It was delish!

Pasta at The Lincoln Napa

Check out everything we had at The Lincoln on Instagram.

salmon lollipops at The Lincoln Napa

The Lincoln kitchen is also open for the late night crowds Tuesday through Sunday until 1:30 am, and the bar is open until 2 am. If you are looking for a late night snack check out the truffle oil drizzled popcorn, or if you are in the mood for a meal the smash burger is delicious. 

The Lincoln Napa

The Lincoln is open Tuesday through Sunday. Happy hour starts at 3:30 pm, and you can begin ordering from the full menu at 5:30 pm. The late night menu is served from 11:00 pm until 1:30 am. Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. 

The Lincoln is located at 505 Lincoln Avenue, Napa, CA 94559.       

Phone : 707-699-2276. Follow on Instagram

Kitchen Door Napa

Kitchen Door

Kitchen Door is located in downtown Napa and they offer indoor and outdoor seating. Their brunch is incredible and not to be missed! Reservations are required here. Chef Todd Humphries has perfected the art of handmade comfort food. 

Kitchen Door Downtown Napa

Inside the restaurant you will be greeted with friendly staff, modern decor and a great bar! For brunch you will find unique options as well as the classics. I recommend trying something a little out-of-the-box and just trust the chef ๐Ÿ˜‰

For lunch and dinner you will find delights such as the coconut curry ramen, mushroom pasta, and flat iron steak with chimichurri sauce. Wednesdays are for wings and you can get delicious wings at a great price. 

Loco Moco at Kitchen Door Napa

We had brunch and enjoyed the Loco Moco: burger with bacon fried rice, kimchi, peppercorn gravy and a sunny side up egg.

Kitchen Door Napa Chilaquiles

We also had the Chilaquiles: tortillas topped beans, avocado queso fresco, chipotle lime crema, and a sunny side up egg. And what meal is complete without dessert?! We snacked on the churros with bourbon sea salt ice cream. YUM!

Kitchen Door Napa Cocktails

Be sure to try one of their hand-crafted cocktails as well.

Check out everything we had at Kitchen Door Napa on Instagram.

Kitchen Door is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am until 9:00 pm, Friday from 11:30 am until 10:00pm, Saturday from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm. 

Kitchen Door is located at 1300 First Street, Ste. 272., Napa, California 94559.                                                                                       

Phone: 707-226-1560. Follow on Instagram 

Brasswood Bar and Kitchen Napa

Brasswood

Brasswood Bar + Kitchen and Brasswood Bar + Bakery are located in St. Helena, California, at the Brasswood Winery. Brasswood wines are made under the direction of Angelina Mondavi

Angelina Mondavi at Brasswood Napa

Brasswood Bar + Kitchen is the place to go for a sit down meal that has been designed to pair perfectly with the wines the vineyard creates.We got to enjoy a meal here during Restaurant Week Napa and it was fantastic! 

Salmon at Brasswood Bar and Kitchen Napa

Be sure to ask for the fresh mozzarella, it’s heaven served on bread. And I’m not joking. Jason Moore, the winemaker of Modus Operandi Wines, told us to order it and I couldn’t be more grateful ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pasta at Brasswood Bar and Kitchen Napa

You will find dishes like fresh pasta, pan seared scallops, herb crusted lamb, and meatballs on polenta. You can’t go wrong no matter what entree you choose, but save room for dessert. The butterscotch panna cotta with caramel sauce, creme fraiche, and a rosemary hazelnut cookie is AMAZING! 

Dessert at Brasswood Bar and Kitchen Napa

Check out everything we had at Brasswood Bar + Kitchen on Instagram.

Brasswood Bar +Bakery is an artisan bakery with homemade baked goods and picnic foods like sandwiches, salads, and sweets. You can even order a box lunch here to take with you on your winery tour, but those must be ordered 48 hours in advance. 

Brasswood Bar and Kitchen

Brasswood Bar+Bakery is open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Brasswood Kitchen+Bar is open daily from 11:30 am until 9:00 pm, reservations are required. 

Brasswood is located at 3111 St. Helena Hwy North, St. Helena, CA 94574.                                                                                    

Phone: 707-302-5101. Follow on Instagram

Napa Valley Bistro 

Napa Valley Bistro has been voted as one of the best restaurants in Napa Valley for multiple years. The Bistro serves timeless American classics with a modern flare courtesy of Chef Bernardo Ayala. 

Check out their lamb burger, bistro cheeseburger, or the seafood fettuccine. All of the ingredients are sustainably sourced from local farms, and the menu changes seasonally. 

Napa Valley Bistro is open Tuesday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm until 9:00 pm. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. 

Napa Valley Bistro is open 975 Clinton Street, Napa, CA 94559.

Phone: 707-666-2383. Follow on Instagram

Allegria

Allegria is a favorite of Napa Valley locals and visitors alike. The food is Northern Italian with a Californian flare, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The building the restaurant is located in is a historical landmark built in 1916 with 35 foot ceilings. 

Check out their signature marinated skirt steak, or any of their amazing fresh pasta dishes like wild mushroom ravioli, or spaghetti pomodoro. The ingredients here are so fresh that all of the dishes are just incredible. Save room for dessert and check out their homemade tiramisu. 

Allegria is open daily for lunch and dinner. Lunch is served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm, and Friday through Sunday from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 3:00 pm until 9:30 pm, and Sunday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Reservations are recommended but not required. 

Allegria is located at 1026 1st Street, Napa, California, 94559.

Phone: 707-254-8006. Follow on Instagram

There are so many amazing restaurants to choose from in Napa these are just a few to get you started. Remember dining and wine tasting aren’t the only things to do in Napa. There are also some great shopping experiences, art galleries,and the Riverwalk that are all worth exploring. 

What is one of your favorite restaurants in Napa?

Want to eat just outside of Napa? Be sure to check out the best restaurants in Yountville.

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