Downtown Napa Guide: Where To Eat & Drink
For those of you looking for the best dining and drinking spots in downtown Napa check out my Downtown Napa Guide here. This features my favorite Restaurant and Wine Bars in downtown Napa that I recommend you explore. Happy dining and drinking and as always, email me with any further questions or ideas: Emily@JSFashionista.com
What to wear for Date Night
I absolutely love going out for date night, and of course I love to dress up for the occassion. Check out my guide for the Best Date Night Outfits below.
Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at Archer Hotel
Downtown Napa has so much to offer, and now thanks to Charlie Palmer and Archer Hotel there is the most magical rooftop setting at the newly opened Sky & Vine Restaurant. I visited for lunch on a beautiful day and was blown away by the views, the stunning setting, and of course the amazing food. Also if you haven’t been already, check out Charlie Palmer Steak in the lobby of Archer Hotel. Read more about Charlie Palmer Downtown Napa Steak here. 1260 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
Chef Charlie welcoming me with some Rose during my visit. He truly is the best, so friendly, approachable, talented, and hands-on. What a treat getting to see him during my recent visit!
The incredible Fried Chicken Sandwich which I enjoyed during my visit. This is for sure a must-try on the menu!
My delicious lunch spread during my visit. I highly recommend this Fried Chicken Sandwich!
Sky Vine food pictures by Bob McLenan
Compline Wine Bar & Restaurant
As you know by now I am a sucker for amazing wines and wine bars. Lucky for me, Compline Wine Bar & Restaurant recently opened and it’s fabulous. Founded by two partners Master Sommelier Matt Stamp and Ryan Stetins, Compline is a wine lovers paradise! And, not only do they have wine, but they also have delicious. I have visited twice, one evening for dinner and one afternoon for a glass of wine, and both times were great. It certainly belongs in my Downtown Napa Guide! 1300 1st St #312, Napa, CA 94559
The stunning outdoor seating where I visited one Saturday afternoon. Prepare to stay awhile it’s super relaxing and inviting with of course amazing wines and food!
Partners and Ryan Stetins and Master Sommelier Matt Stamp
Charlie Palmer Steak
Another newly opened restaurant in downtown Napa is Chef Charlie Palmer’s Charlie Palmer Steak, also located in Archer Hotel. This is a fabulous restaurant with amazing steak, incredible creative sides, and a setting that you will adore. Read my full post about Charlie Palmer Steak here. 1260 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
Chef Charlie Palmer. Learn more about the talented Chef Charlie Palmer in my interview with Chef Charlie Palmer here.
The stunning Charlie Palmer Steak dining room. It’s so bright and beautiful!
RiverHouse by BeSpoke Collection
Another spot I adore in downtown Napa is RiverHouse by BeSpoke Collection. With a fabulous location along the Napa Valley River, just around the corner from Morimoto Restaurant, RiverHouse combines the best of both wine and food. Offering wine tastings from their brand, BlackBird Vineyards, paired with food pairings from Morimoto RiverHouse (such as a bento box pairing or a Burger pairing). This is truly a spot you can go for the day, relax, take in the beautiful Napa scenery, and have a great time. Reservations are recommended, although walk-ins will be accommodated (if there is space). They are open daily from 10 am – 6 pm. 604 Main St, Napa, CA 94558
Views from the tasting room of the Napa River while enjoying the Morimoto Bento Box pairing and the Morimoto Burger. I love that at RiverHouse you can enjoy the fabulous BlackBird Vineyards wines and delicious food from their neighbors at Morimoto Napa Valley.
Cheers to a beautiful afternoon in Napa with amazing wine, a great experience, blue skies, and fun!
Oxbow Public Market
A visit to downtown Napa would not be complete without a visit to Oxbow Market. Whether you’re grabbing a coffee, a cupcake at Cara’s Cupcakes, some Oysters at Hog Island Oysters, or my favorite, enjoying pizza from Live Fire Pizza this is a must-try during a visit to downtown Napa. See some of my favorite spots below. 610 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
Hog Island Oysters is always a great stop for delicious locally sourced Oysters, a glass of wine, and fun!
Live Fire Pizza is an incredible Pizzeria sharing amazing pizza, sandwiches, meatballs (you have to try these) with a fabulous setting including a bar you can dine at and enjoy or outside seating.
Consulting Culinary Inspiration, Chef Liza Shaw and Chef de Cuisine Gamalie Becerril
The spread of amazing Live Fire Pizza’s
This is what I look like when I’m really happy and about to enjoy two pizzas with friends!
The to die for Live Fire Pizza meatballs
Culinary Institute of America Copia (downtown Napa)
The Culinary Institute of America’s downtown Napa campus just opened the Spring of 2017 and it’s fabulous! I have been for various events and even hosted a blogger event during their opening weekend, see more about the Culinary Institute of America Copia opening weekend here and I love this stunning location. Any foodie or wine enthusiast will find a class or event that they can’t resist. 500 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
Torc is another downtown Napa get that I adore. Owned by husband and wife Chef Sean & Cynthia O’Toole this is a gem with delicious California inspired cuisine in a lively setting with a great atmosphere, delicious food, and great service! 1140 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
Cadet Wine Bar
Cadet Wine Bar is a super cute wine bar in my Downtown Napa Guide. I have been before and it has a real locals feel to it with an incredible wine list, a charming cute atmosphere, and a great vibe. I highly recommend this if you’re looking to try various wines and enjoy a good scene! 930 Franklin St, Napa, CA 94559
Another favorite spot of mine is Molinari Cafe. They have amazing pastries, coffees, and some of the most delicious and creative Latte flavors I’ve ever had. I like to go here in the morning to grab a coffee and a bite and also if you have time to stay and work or read the paper it’s perfect for that! 828 Brown St, Napa, CA 94559
For a great brunch in downtown Napa, I suggest you head to Grace’s Table. It’s located on 2nd Street, a block from The Archer Hotel and the food is great. The service was super friendly, and even on a weekday when I visited it was pretty crowded. It certainly belongs in my Downtown Napa Guide! 1400 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559
What do you think?