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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
+1 707-963-1200
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Front dining area with the bar tends to be more light filled and airier than the rear dining room which is where they like to pack 'em in "gud und tite". Staff were somewhat efficient. When you sit at the bar with your petite rear...More

Thank foghornleghorn68
Reviewed 5 days ago

After reading the revues here in TA we decided to drop by and have dinner after a wonderful day in Napa. We were shown to a table and the waiter presented us with a Menu. We ordered and while waiting for our dinner we overheard...More

Thank Blossi63
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're very sorry to hear you were less than impressed with your experience with us recently. We always want you to feel taken care of with friendly, honest, accommodating customer service and enjoy all of our menu options. We'll follow up with the team about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy! We had the upstairs private room for 8. The service was excellent and the food equally as good! I had the fish special which was Halibut. The meatloaf was ordered by 4 people in the group and was a big hit. Appetizers were fried...More

Thank Jennifermoen
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Jennifer, thank you for sharing the love for our tasty food and our excellent customer service. It means a lot to hear you and your party had such a wonderful meal with us, and we hope this means we'll get to have you back again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcomed on arrival and throughout the meal, the service was attentive but not intrusive, the dishes were creative, delicious and very well presented and plated, and the whole experience was tailored to enable close friends to reconnect and enjoy an evening together in our own...More

Thank Charles C
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Charles, thank you for sharing the love for our attentive service and our delicious food. It really means a lot to hear you felt taken care of with us and enjoyed a relaxing meal with us, and we hope to have you back again someday...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute location average food . Great appetizers and salads but the rest of meal was very average - think there are other restaurants that would be a better choice.

Thank _lbouret345
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping in! We're glad your meal was satisfying, but we have what it takes to really impress you. Next time, let us know what we can do to make your salad absolutely perfect! Best, The team at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have dinner, friendly service, food was great...Enjoyed the key lime pie, Pollo Loco, Margaritas and would definitely come again!

Thank travelshooter71
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming by! We're thrilled you enjoyed our pollo loco dish and those margaritas. We can't wait to welcome you back for more! Cheers, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to rate this best meal - husband had duck leg, I had fish special. Flavors delighted the palate. Quaint interior, vey comfortable. Will definitely go back when we return!More

Thank FloridaFamilyof5
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're thrilled our comfort food hit the spot! It's wonderful to know both our duck leg entree and fish special were a joy. Thanks for the fantastic rating and kind words, and we can't wait to welcome you back for more next time you're in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tip to this restaurant was provided by a local who used to work in Yountville. This place is one of wine country’s best kept secrets, where locals tend to go, she told us. Well, it has become one of our favorites. My husband has...More

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Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Locals know best! We're thrilled that you're in on the secret and thoroughly enjoyed your visit. Thanks for supporting us. Hope you'll be back our way soon for more great wine, tasty bites, and good times. Best, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Creative choices and variety. Fresh, fresh, fresh! Same owner chef as Mustards, but quieter and more relaxed setting.

Thank Suzanne T
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Suzanne, thanks for sharing how impressed you were with our creative, fresh dishes. We hope this means we'll get to welcome you back soon for another meal. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a large group of tourists.Experienced travellers with opinions. Cindy’s served us good food and drinks at reasonable prices with good humour and service. I tried meatloaf for the first time in the USA and enjoyed the novelty. The setting is like being in...More

Thank asorrell
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Asorrell, thank you for sharing the love for our great food, drinks, and service. It means a lot to hear you felt taken care of and enjoyed our cozy setting. Hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

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SmoothMA
27 June 2017|
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Response from Denise H | Reviewed this property |
It was casual when we went. Very comfortable restaurant!
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maxiram
13 November 2016|
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Response from Napajon | Reviewed this property |
To be frank if you mean children I would have to say a resounding no. There are many other choices for families in Napa, but this is not on of them. The menu, atmosphere and service is adult driven. Napa specifically St... More
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Ricardo G
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Response from Olfakt | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is one. I'm not sure how much. In general, you would recommend to bring a good wine, for example, an unusual grape, old vintage, different country. I like to bring an old vintage or a Franciacorta (let's say... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
Description
Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen combines a classy supper club with the flair of a speakeasy to create the perfect upscale eatery and neighborhood hang-out. Guests enter the restaurant through the brick patio, which features several tables for alfresco dining, shaded by a 100-year-old fig tree and warmed by the kitchen’s wood-burning oven. Once inside, the lively bar area, with its zinc top, wood floors and cozy banquettes serves up classic and hip cocktails alike, creating the perfect place for a quick lunch, drinks or coffee and dessert after a movie. The downstairs dining room has handmade wooden booths with crisp striped fabric-backed seats next to big windows with lushly planted flower boxes. Floral wallpaper and dark stained hardwood floors add a touch of speakeasy drama, while cozy built-in cabinets display Cindy’s travel artifacts and a selection of her own handmade pottery.
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