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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
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1327 Railroad Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574-1123
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1 - 10 of 886 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a gift card for this restaurant and it was very easy to make a reservation. We ordered the oysters and they were delicious. I ordered the meatloaf and it was ok. I felt like it was too saucy and fairly bland. I would...More

Thank Desiraprewitt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My friend and I shared a light lunch in the charming wine-country restaurant. You enter through a small courtyard with cute umbrella tables for outdoor dining. We ate indoors in a spacious corner booth. The service was impeccable, friendly, unpretentious. My friend and I shared...More

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

Vicki, thank you for sharing the love for our relaxing outdoor atmosphere and our delicious dishes. It means a lot to hear you felt taken care of with us and enjoyed a perfect meal. We hope this means we'll get to have you back again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the food here. The cheese stuffed peppers topped with avocado is amazing! We had a bunch of the salads and the pork tacos. The food is really fresh and lots of flavor. A group favorite!

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

Lisa, thank you for the shining review of our tasty, fresh food and our great service. We hope to have you back again someday soon for another great meal. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect location for a pleasant surprise! I had the pollo loco and it was amazing with the avocado and stuffed peppers. The Campfire Pie is a show stopper and downright fun, and tasty!

Thank Mark107
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mark, thank you for sharing the love for our pleasant atmosphere and our delicious food. It means a lot to hear you were a fan of our campfire pie, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. -Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every once and a while, you come across a gem by accident. Cindy's backstreet Cafe is one on those. Off the beaten track, but well worth the stop. Had the adult grilled cheese and a mushroom toast. Delicious.

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

Pierre, thank you for the shining review of our delicious grilled cheese and mushroom toast. It means a lot to hear you always have a wonderful visit with us, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CBK was really lovely and perfect for our first night in St. Helena. Service was very good. Loved our fried green tomatoes, stuffed peppers, Brutus Caesar salad (AWESOME) and pork carnitas. Reasonably priced and cute atmosphere. Really felt like we were in someone's home.More

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

Susan, we're so happy to hear you're a fan of our restaurant! Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious food and our cute atmosphere. It really means a lot to hear, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Cindy's for lunch on Memorial Day weekend and it was very good. There was a group of 7 of us and we had our own little private room. I only got a Caesar salad but it was still great. Everyone else really enjoyed...More

Thank crozier97
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the shining review of our delicious food and our great drinks for a Memorial Day lunch. We hope this means we'll see you back again someday. Until then, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the restaurant was very crowded and noisy - service once we got noticed was fine but they need to hire more food delivery servers and a sommelier - I asked a busboy for bread 3X who never delivered anything - the night I went there...More

Thank shelleybelly2018
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Shelley, although we're glad you had a good meal with us, I'm very sorry to hear you were less than impressed with our service this time. We take a lot of pride in our friendly, attentive, responsible customer service -- our staff are properly trained...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved: fried green tomatoes, papaya and avocado salad, fried chicken, and upside down cake. Paired w the perfect rosé on a hot day or a Pinot Noir if you must have a red. Also loved: the interior decoration. It reminded me of elegant B&Bs in...More

Thank TPB01
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing the love for our delicious dishes and our inviting atmosphere. It really means a lot to hear you enjoyed your meal and felt taken care of by our friendly staff. We hope this means we'll see you back again soon. Until then,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch, dinner, or during those in between hours, you can count on a versatile selection of dishes, very good food, and friendly service. This time, my husband and I had the swordfish special and it was terrific. We have been to Cindy's numerous times and...More

Thank Abbcb53
Sean K, Owner at Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the shining review of our delicious food and our customer service. It means a lot to hear you both enjoyed your meals, and we 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
6 September 2016|
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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