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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

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1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123 (Hunt St.)
+1 707-963-1200
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here between winery visits and the food was a perfect break from our morning meeting and tastings. Food was very good. My customer had a burger and I had special of lamb meatballs on polenta. Unusual choice but very good. Very quaint local joint with very friendly service. Looks like the bar would be a fun place... More 

Thank soc64
Napa, California
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cindy Pawlcyn is one of my favorite Napa Valley Chefs. Her Mustards Grill is an icon of Valley dining. Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen is a local hot spot not to be missed either. California local, seasonal, fresh is the theme, with Latin and Asian flair. Her duck burger never disappoints, but for this visit, I opted for the braised lamb tostada.... More 

Thank napasyrah
St. Helena, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cindy's is always packed with locals and tourists in search of home cooking. The bar is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Favorites are the Curried Chicken Salad and the Pollo Loco. The burger is thick and moist and delicious. The outdoor patio is perfect for lunch or warm evening.

Thank Cynthia W
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good dinner there. Food was great, wine pairing as well. The service was fast and professional. The restaurant is a classic small restaurant, which I liked a lot. Highly recommended!

Thank Lilutz
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. Imaginative menu. Great food. Efficient friendly service. Would definitely go back

Thank bdcook
Santa Rosa, California
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy stopping here! They always have great food and great wine! This is a great placenta to come for a romantic meal or with friends and/or colleagues.

Thank Youneke
Tiburon, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the real-ness, down to earth welcome approach of waiter, bus 'girl', hostess....The menu is so selective...Yet as a vegetarian, I chose the 'Adult Grilled Cheese' and my better half chose the Meatloaf and mashed potatoes....Guess what...he loved and ate half of my Grilled Cheese sandwich! Yes, I nibbled on the meatloaf --- that meat just melted on my tongue...

Thank MomentumAdmin
Lafayette, California
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523 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have stopped in Cindy's for lunch several times over the last 3 years. The food is consistently very good, the service excellent and the restaurant has a comfortable. relaxed feel. On our recent visit, the waitress raved about their fish and chips - and while good, the fresh fish was masked somewhat by the coating -... More 

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Miami, Florida
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had one of the best lunches ever at Cindy's. We ordered several dishes including salad greens, squash, and Brussels sprouts. All were excellent. Can't wait for the next trip to Napa when we will come back to Cindy's for dinner. Highly recommended.

Thank Sunshine4me2014
Los Angeles, California
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stopped here for lunch, having read the great reviews and being told by a local shopkeeper that it's the best meal in town. He was right! The rooms on the main and upper floor are elegant and inviting, and the cuisine is creative, ample, and truly delicious. The curried chicken salad is filled with delightful unexpected morsels. The restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
    (Hunt St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-963-1200
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen is the place to be in the Napa Valley!

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Vallejo, California

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?