The Top 10 Downtown Napa Best Restaurants To Experience

If you find yourself in Downtown Napa after a day of wine tasting and are looking for food recommendations, this blog post shares The Top 10 Downtown Napa Best Restaurants. Read more about the Top 10 Downtown Napa Best Restaurants not to be missed!

Angèle Restaurant & Bar

Angèle Restaurant & Bar brings the simple cuisine and warm hospitality of the French countryside to the Napa Valley. Located in the historic Hatt Building along the Napa River. The restaurant offers a unique and inviting interior dining room as well as outdoor waterfront dining unmatched anywhere else in Napa. The menu explores French country cuisine and is complemented by an extensive list wine and spirits. 540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559

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Charlie Palmer Steak Napa

A Top 10 Downtown Napa Best Restaurants list would not be complete without the amazing Chef Charlie Palmer! Charlie Palmer Steak Napa is a sophisticated and beautiful steakhouse located at Archer Hotel Napa. They serve seafood, sides & wine in sleek, airy quarters. The steaks and chops are top-tier from the best farmers and ranchers in the world. Read more about my lovely visit to Charlie Palmer Steak Napa here and read my Interview with Chef Charlie Palmer here. 1260 1st St, Napa, CA 94559

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Compline Restaurant and Wine Shop

Compline Restaurant & Wine Shop is founded by two partners Master Sommelier Matt Stamp and Ryan Stetins and it’s a wine lovers paradise! The wine shop is open all day and also offers quick, fun weekly wine classes. It’s perfect to stop by for a glass of wine in the afternoon or to dine in the evening. Their food is delicious and the ambience makes for a lovely visit. 1300 1st St #312, Napa, CA 94559

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Gott’s Roadside

Gott’s Roadside has been serving American roadside classics with a modern twist since 1999 and is an essential stop on The Top 10 Downtown Napa Best Restaurants. Their menu includes burgers, salads, tacos, shakes and fries which are made using locally sourced ingredients along with a list of wines and beer. It’s the perfect spot to grab a quick bite before or after a day of exploring Downtown Napa. 644 1st St. (Oxbor Market), Napa, CA 94559.

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Hog Island Oyster Co.

Hog Island Oyster Co. offers you the freshest seafood experience in Napa Valley. Located in the Oxbow Public Market, the oyster bar serves fresh shellfish that is harvested and delivered daily from their farm just 50 miles west on Tomales Bay. Enjoy Hog Island favorites and chef specials featuring fresh, sustainably caught seafood and produce from local area farms. 610 1st St Suite 22, Napa, CA 94559

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Live Fire Pizza

This place is so good that I even included it in my 10 Must-Try Napa Restaurants. Read more about my lovely visit to Live Fire Pizza here and see why this Oxbow Market gem is not to be missed! Amazing salad, pizza’s and more it’s heavenly! 610 1st St, Napa, CA 94559

Live Fire Pizza Oxbow Market

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Morimoto Napa

Morimoto Napa has a contemporary Japanese menu that infuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques. Chef Morimoto has a seasonal and ever-changing selection of raw fish preparations that feature the freshest seafood available. The ambience is very warm and welcoming with the beautiful interiors. This is definitely one of my favorite sushi spots in Napa which is why it deserves a spot on my Downtown Napa dining guide. 610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559

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TORC has a sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance so you get the best of both worlds. The food is inspired by what’s great; grown at local farms, foraged and fished by friends, or produced and harvested by like-minded individuals. TORC is literally never the same place twice as each experience is unique. With a love for Napa, a deep appreciation for each ingredient and a thirst for unique and thoughtful wine, cocktail and beer offerings, their passion is palpable in every plate, sip and bite. 1140 Main St, Napa, CA 94559. Read more about my visit here.


ZuZu is a beloved, Spanish-inspired restaurant and tapas bar in downtown Napa. Opened in 2002, it has a warm Mediterranean décor, lively atmosphere, and is renowned for the small-plates menu that draws from the culinary traditions of Spain, Portugal, and the Mediterranean region. This is definitely the perfect place for lunch or dinner with friends and family. 829 Main St, Napa, CA 94559

Photos courtesy of Zuzu

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