Napa Cafe

4.8
1126 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Open since 1998, Napa Café is tucked away in a pleasant corner of Sanderlin Centré. Owner Glenda Hastings restaurant has received numerous awards and accolades, including Best Wine List, Best Business Dinner, and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. With its polished yet inviting interior, captivating artwork and distinctive cuisine, Napa Café elicits superlatives from first-time visitors, as well as from the guests who return again and again.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1126 People Are Saying
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vipjulesandsteve
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner! It was fun talking with the owner Glenda who is so kind and engaging. We had friends at other tables too so it was such fun. A great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JillW
Memphis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around with nice quiet pianist

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance and great service. Glenda and her team are always upbeat and so accommodating- I highly recommend!

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vipCGorman
Memphis
21 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date night with the hubby. We really enjoyed the live music by Alphonso Sanders! The old school martini and long Island tea were great. The shrimp dumplings and the baked crab dip were phenomenal. We know all restaurants don't have bread service, but when they do, take a cue from Napa. It was hot, fresh, tender and lovely. My husband's short ribs were spectacular, but the star of the night was the pork chop. Luscious, tender, large and perfectly cooked. All of the sides were great, but especially the blue cheese and bacon mash. The crowd at the restaurant was multi-ethnic and multi-generational, and I love to see that when we go out. Chris was a lovely server. Glenda visited the tables and worked the room with her genuine, effervescent charm. Napa Cafe is wonderful and that's why they've been in business this long!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is excellent. It was very noisy

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PaulR
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly seated next to a musician who was perfectly charming and talented, great music and multi-instrumental. The staff was attentive and not overbearing. Food was prompt and perfect. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was outstanding

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vipCIVAPres
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, quiet, and attentive service. We love this place.

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vipAmeliaH
Memphis
30 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Beautiful dining room, delicious dinner (all five of us loved every bite!), exceptional service plus their whole staff is very nice. I will recommend this place to everyone I meet.

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vipJulie
Memphis
29 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Napa— crab cakes were divine and short ribs so memorable one dreams about them!! Glenda and her team make a visit to Napa fun! Dylan is a fav!!

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maggie
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was very, very slow-but because of the pandemic that is somewhat to be expected. The food was not up to Napa's standard-my food was good. Four out of the six in our party had issues with their food. However, only one complained. It was good to see the restaurant was full.

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NikkiHudgins
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Air wasn't working so it was uncomfortable. Food was great, but the portion sizes are much smaller than usual.

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vipWayneG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service. Atention to details.

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Doug
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband for his birthday. It was simply amazing. The food, waiter, customer service, live Jazz Music was above my expectations. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. I am so glad a friend recommended Napa Cafe! We will be returning!

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vipTomH
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The music with Alphonso Sanders was exceptional! A bit pricey for the portion size but food was very good. The only disappointment was the manager/owner never stopped to greet our table , and we were one of the first reservations.

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JoshD
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for a "date night"! Service was superb, food was delicious, and the ambiance was delightful. 5-Stars!!!

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Allison
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the crab dip and shrimp dumplings appetizers. For entrees, we all had something different: the lamb special, sea bass, filet mignon and the shrimp and grits. Then we finished it off with buttermilk pie and key lime pie. Everything was delicious!

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vipKiMeE
Memphis
28 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I- LOVE- NAPA! I love supporting local restaurants! I love the staff and I love the owner- Glenda! The food is quality and oh, so GOOD! Staff super friendly and accommodating and the French 75 cocktail is off the chain!!!! I will be back to listen the man with sing with the silky voice!!! THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL EVENING! -KIM

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6genMemphian
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are always outstanding at Napa!

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KyleB
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great first time to Napa Cafe, server was excellent. The Napa's take on the French 75 was one of my favorite cocktails possibly ever

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vipmargotm
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The watermelon salad was amazing- so refreshing! Highly recommend it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I visit…everything is always great!

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GregoryM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit - we were very pleased. The ambiance was great, our server Chris was cheerful, knowledgeable about the food and wines, attentive, and prompt. Everyone's food - from my wedge salad to our Bailey's Creme Brulee - was great. We felt welcome - we'll be back!

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keithl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience as always! From the greeting at the host desk and our server the meal was amazing!!! It’s a must visit if you live in Memphis or traveling through. You won’t be disappointed!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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MartinT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was 5 star enjoyed the experience will be back…

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food snd service

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Carebear
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Everything was delicious. The seabass was cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Grrreat!! Say Tony the Tiger

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JeffH
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff,great ambiance. What else is there to say!!

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JaneM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to Napa in years. I remembered it as good but this was exceptional. Loved the live music with Alfonzo. Cost per glass of wine was too high for house and bottles are way too high for brand. Will come back but likely will spend our money on food and not drinks. The pepper with cheese starters oh my goodness good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had no idea that there would be live music, but the volume was appropriate and we thought it added nicely to the ambiance. As always, the food was outstanding. My wife had the salmon over black rice and I had the filet mignon. Both perfectly prepared and presented.

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Scotts
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting Napa Cafe. The drink recommendations were perfect, the special (lamb tenderloin) was amazing, and the atmosphere was intimate. A great evening for us.

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ClaraW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Delicious food. Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipWomom
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. And great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the best I’ve ever had in my entire life. The live music was phenomenal.They went above and beyond to make sure that my birthday was special. We were greeted from the moment we stepped in the door to the moment that we left. The food was amazing I tried a small portion of all of my friends meals and out of the six that I tried they were all superb. I would definitely go there again and 10 out of 10 recommend to anyone who is looking for a quality meal and a location for a special event. I do not usually do food or restaurant reviews but this location definitely deserved all the praise that I am giving. Thank you again to all of the servers at the restaurant for taking care of me and my guest for my birthday occasion, especially Chris.

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LisaC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Napa (True to its name.) has fabulous wine that is nicely priced. That in combination with their fabulous food makes the evening wonderful!

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Sweetmamax2
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Our reservation was for 7:15,, 6people, we weren’t seated until 8:30. While they offered us drinks at “the bar” we quickly learned that it was only a service bar. They were out of every drink we requested and when we finally settled on what they did have in stock it took 20+min to actually get them. The appetizers were mediocre and the food came slowly. It was difficult to get water much less anything else. The ambience was all over the place. From the uniform attire reminding me of ponderosa, to the decor being dark and dungeon like. This place could certainly use a complete overhaul. The entrees were better than the appetizers and my veggie side dish was amazing! I’m sorry but we won’t be returning or recommending it to anyone we know.

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vipAmeliaH
Memphis
30 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible experience all around. We have dined here many times but this was the first time with live music. We decided to choose the room with the incredible musician and we were thrilled with this decision. He provided the perfect ambient music-not loud or intrusive. Simply marvelous. The food and service were extraordinary. This is truly one of the best restaurants in town and somehow they keep making it even better.

FAQs

Napa Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Napa Cafe also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 683-0441.

Napa Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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