feels like home. I took my girlfriend to Cindy's last evening and was pleasantly supprised. Our calamari served with basil aioli was a fun treat, but what really set the night off was the Poblo Pollo Pepper it felt like a dish that my grandmother would prepare and the porsion was quite generous. I'll definetly be back.
Our new favorite lunch place in Napa Valley. After visiting a couple wineries in Calistoga we headed south and decided to have lunch in St. Helena. What a pleasant surpise Cindy's was. Everything was delicious. We especially enjoyed the backstreet fry appetizer - fried bits of calamari, okra, peppers and onions served with a great aioli. We drank "no-heat-os". Non alcoholic mojitos and found them to be quite nice too. The restaurant has an upscale feeling without any pretense - good value, nice people, varied menu. Lots to love. I'm sure we'll visit Cindy's again the next time we're in the valley.
Upscale comfort food in Napa?. Meatloaf?! Yes, you'll find meatloaf on the menu at Cindy's. I didn't order it but wished I had. From what I learn, it's one of the signature dishs of Cindy. I had the nightly special - grilled lamb chops fusioned with hoi-sen sauce. It tasted like bbq lamb chops but it wasn't. It's a distinctive taste that worths remembering. Cindy knows her stuff, obviously, but I should have that meatloaf. Next time, next time...
Lunch was okay. Cindy's was recommended by a few locals who raved about the food. We thought the food was okay and could have used a bit more seasonings. Each dish we ordered was just a bit off.
Great food and fantastic value in napa!. After spending a weekend in Sonoma and Napa, we fortunately ate at Cindy's. The food was fantastic! We had the calamari and then the Duck and Pork Tenderloin for main courses; both were delicious and highly recommended. Although it was busy when we arrived, the hostess was polite and the service was great and honest. We found the food and service to be better than Bouchon. We will definitely be back here everytime we are in Wine Country!!!
What a great Place!. I have dined at many places and this is my favorite in the valley. It leaves a lasting impression that makes you want to come back for more. I have been here several times and it is so great. The service needs help at times, but it is new. We were all new once. The food is remarkable. Try the meatloaf or the burger or better yet the fish of the day. But overall I don't think you can go wrong. Cindy does a great job with everything. Trust me on this one, it is a keeper. Let me know what you think.
Has potential. Very poor service for a restaurant in this class. Host told us our party was upstairs in their private room and pointed us to the stairs and told us to walk up and make a few turns - they don't even do that at Fridays ! Waitress was a soft talker, and took her 30 minutes to retrieve a bottle of wine she claimed was locked up and noone could find the guy with key. Appetizers were decent, main dishes were good although 2 of them in our party of 7 were burnt. Cool looking restaurant and the famous chef/owner tell you that if they get focused this place could come around.
Wish we hadn't. Disappointing...overpriced. Our papaya salad featured refrigerated, overripe fruit ready for the compost pile...other food average at best. The busser was efficient, otherwise staff seems like a bunch of rookies accross the board.
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