1349 West Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 425-6465
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Bars & Cafes
Dark wood ornamentation, subtle lighting and a delicious menu of 250 wines along with other delightful alcoholic drinks—The Meritage Bar has it all. Located in The Meritage Resort at Napa, the bar not only features the best wines from all over the world but also excellent guitar talents on Thursdays and Fridays. Soak yourself one beautiful evening with a loved one or simply by yourself, either way it will be a wonderful treat.
Gaze into the waters of the Napa River while feasting on a range of seafood delicacies like New England Clam Chowder, Smoked Trout, oysters, ahi tuna, mahi mahi and shrimp. Try the dinner specials that are a rage with the patrons. The chirpy atmosphere at the bar is great for unwinding and setting the tone for the evening, while the view of the river from the patio makes for a perfect romantic setting. The affordable prices allow Fish Story to be a popular choice for interesting seafood. Enjoy daily happy hours between 4:30p to 6:30p.
Compadres Rio Grille is a rustic Mexican specialty restaurant that indulges its customers with classic items like Carnitas, Guacamole, enchiladas and burritos. The ambience is lively, with a fish pond that attracts the eye. A favorite watering hole for the locals, the cocktails are award-winning, at par with the food that smells awesome too. The patio outside has a splendid view of the river. At nights there is the occasional band playing, alongwith plenty of dancing. A great idea for a fun evening out, Compadre Rio Grille is a winner!
This popular local hangout in the heart of downtown serves a vast selection of American cuisine. The cavernous dining area has lots of legroom but can get noisy during the busy lunch hour. The menu features traditional breakfast entrees, an extensive variety of sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and salads for lunch, and seafood, ribs and steaks for dinner. A special kid's menu has four selections including beverage and dessert. There is a good selection of microbrews, including a black lager. Enjoy live music Thursday through Saturday nights (no cover), and karaoke Sunday night.
The Carpe Diem Wine Bar serves delicious local Californian cuisine paired with a variety of the finest wines from around the world. Established by three friends in June 2010, this venue has quickly become renowned as the go-to spot in Napa for local singles, friends, and anyone who enjoys a relaxed dining experience. Although the restaurant section of this establishment closes earlier, depending on the day, the bar remains open and active well into the night . Call ahead for reservations. - Sam Cooper
City Winery Napa is the brainchild of Michael Dorf. This three-in-one venue comprising a restaurant, wine bar and live music venue is set in the elegant Napa Valley Opera House. Spread across two floors, relish at their Mediterranean inspired diner with flavors from Italy, Spain, French and even the Middle East. Their bar features an impressive collection from more than 400 vineyards all over the globe and has over 30 regional wines on tap. Overlooking the Napa River, the renovated ballroom is home to jazz, rock, indie and comedy shows. Here you can watch the entertaining acts while savoring their delicious food and wine.
Ristorante Allegria is a restaurant that serves Italian food with a dash of California in it. A lunch and dinner destination, Ristorante Allegria hosts live music nights on Mondays and Wednesdays and offers an extensive list of wines that perfectly complement the food. Along with a full bar, the restaurant also has a store where patrons can pick from the Allegria merchandise.
Gorge on sushi delicacies at Sushi Mambo, a premier Japanese restaurant in Napa. Fungus Among Us, Miso Soup, The Pacifier and Seared Ahi Donburi are favorite dishes on the menu that are often ordered by patrons. Locals throng here and patrons swear by the amazing selection of sushi that Sushi Mambo offers. The restaurant offers an easygoing and laid-back ambience where one can unwind and have their fill of the dishes. The staff is commendable in their approach as they leave no stone unturned to provide the maximum comfort to the diners. One can also talk to the sushi chefs at the bar. The prices may be a bit high, but the food is definitely worth every penny.
Located inside the River Terrace Inn, Terrace Cafe offers a range of eats from sandwiches to steaks. The cafe is open throughout the day, but receives most of its guests at night for delicious dinner specials. Light beverages and beer are available as are wines by the glass. Dinner reservations are preferred.
Enjoy nitrogen cocktails and lollipops that are truly bone chilling at Eikos. Essentially a Japanese restaurant, Eikos offers a range of signature dishes that attract the crowds. Spicy Edamame, House Made Gyozo, Dynamite Scallop Nigiri and Wagyu Steak Medallions are a must try at this venue. Locals love the classy ambience here, along with the late night dining on weekends. The sake list is extensive, attracting the diners. However, the star of the menu is the after-dinner list which features Duet Of Liquid Nitrogen Lollipop Ice Cream, Dragon Breath Popcorn and Mochi Ice Cream. Save some place for the Nitro Capirinha too.
A new approach to Italian cuisine is seen in the earnest efforts of Oenotri as it whips up home-made pastas and pizzas for hungry diners. The ingredients used for the various dishes are sourced locally. The food closely resembles the flavors of Italy, such that one is easily reminded of the diners that line the streets of Naples. A friendly venue, the service is helpful, making the meal a joyous occasion. Try the Napoletana pizza or the salumi platter that will lave a indelible mark on the palate. The decor exudes a warmth that is infectious and makes one want to keep coming back.
The John Anthony Lounge has a friendly and trendy atmosphere that keeps customers and connoisseurs flocking back. A variety of foods are offered to compliment the finest local and international wines. Finally, rather than closing before dinner like most tasting lounges, this venue is open until 2a. It's a little on the expensive side, but the experience and tastes are worth every cent. -Sam Cooper