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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
+1 707-963-1200
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen was a great place for our family to eat on our visit in the St. Helena area. The menu was interesting, with many different sorts of appealing dishes. The server was friendly, professional, and helpful. They had a nice selection of wines,...More

Thank Doug H
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Doug, we're so happy to hear that you and your family had such a great time dining with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our unique menu, friendly service, and delicious food. It really means a lot to hear you all had a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday I had a great flat iron steak! Really well prepared with nice roasted potatoes on the side. It is always very welcoming restaurant, with some interesting choices on the menu. A local favorite.

Thank 998traveler1234567
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy to hear you had such a great experience with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious food and our welcoming atmosphere. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and great service. I had the duck and it was delicious! The atmosphere is quaint and the service was spot on.

Thank K5702HIkathrynh
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kathryn, thank you for sharing the love for our delicious food and our great service. It really means a lot to hear you enjoyed the duck, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated at the upstairs. The server was very friendly. We brought a bottle of wine and they did not charge a cork fee! The cheesy oysters were good, but not worth $4.50 per oyster. The taste were great!! I recommend this to anyone...More

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

DublinKG, thank you for sharing the love for our friendly customer service and our delicious cheesy oysters. It really means a lot, and we hope to have you back again soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I for one am all about the gooey goodness of a grilled cheese. This one had copious amounts and bacon. It took a bit long to get served but the gals and I didn’t mind. Plus we got free dessert for the delay.

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

Itzzme, thank you for sharing the love for our great grilled cheese and our delicious desserts. It really means a lot to hear you're a fan, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love When they have the meatloaf. It reminds me of my moms cooking. Great place to have a date or to just go out with family or friends.

Thank mayra1919
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mayra, thank you for sharing the love for our delicious, home-cooked meals and our family-friendly atmosphere. It means a lot, and we hope to have you back again someday. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We asked at hotel where to get lunch in St. Helena and they recommended Cindy’s. It was a bright and pretty place and the service, food and wine were good. It was quite an elaborate menu, especially for lunch, and a bit high priced ......More

Thank PeggyB3719
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Peggy, thank you so much for sharing the kind words for our tasty food, friendly service, and inviting atmosphere. We'll keep our prices in mind moving forward, and we hope we'll get to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Most recent delicious dish at Cindy's was the Korean Short Ribs with kimchee. So tender and flavorful. Total comfort food. Also try the stuffed Piquillo peppers. Done with a mole style sauce. This place never disappoints and the wine list is great.

Thank SJDTravel1
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious food and our great service. It means a lot to hear you felt enjoyed everything you ordered, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Yes, it caters to tourists, but you're probably a tourist if you're reading this. We like the fact that Cindy caters to vegetarian/vegans and can accommodate special diets. Food was delicious if over-priced. But that's Napa. Definitely would recommend and we will return.

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

Tuxmiller, thank you for the kind words for our variety of vegetarian and vegan options. It means a lot to hear you're a fan, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Went up and alley off the main drag to a back door but inside clean and nice. We had a reservation but was not necessary as many tables open at noon. Enjoyed a nice luncheon and would recommend.

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

Oandw, we're so glad you had a great experience dining with us! Thank you for sharing the love for, and we hope to have you back again soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

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SmoothMA
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Response from Denise H | Reviewed this property |
It was casual when we went. Very comfortable restaurant!
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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