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Napa River Grill

4.4
4.4
1313 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Inspired by the beauty and romance of California’s wine country, Napa River Grill provides a taste of Northern California in Louisville’s own backyard. The menu features expertly prepared dishes using only the finest seasonal ingredients, and the award-winning wine list offers the best from the New World. Set in the vibrant Westport Village, the cozy lounge opens into a bright dining room bathed in natural light. The outdoor bar, grapevine-surrounded patio, and fire pit make an ideal setting for alfresco meals. Whether you are having a romantic night out, a casual dinner with friends, or a business meeting, the relaxed yet elegant ambiance is perfect for any occasion.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 423-5822

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Seth Butkus

  • Private party facilities

    Featuring two private dining rooms, Napa river Grill can accommodate small and large groups for private dining. Our Vineyard Room features a custom wine bottle chandelier, and a custom wood table for boardroom style seating for up to 22 guests. Our Large Private Dining Room features local art, and custom table configurations for up to 60 guests. Weather permitting, our Patio Bar/Lounge is also available for rent, featuring two TVs and a full bar. Perfect for private cocktail events, or even for groups wanting to watch their favorite sports teams in a private setting.

  • Private party contact

    James Rion: (502) 423-5822

  • Neighborhood

    Westport Rd - Lyndon

  • Cross street

    Westport Road

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Louisville

    Great for Lunch

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  1. MR

    MarthaR

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice birthday lunch. Both my husband and I enjoyed our food, Adam provided great service. Will return.
  2. DO

    DiningOutKid

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    This was a slow evening for Napa so the noise was quite low. The food was excellent with a goat cheese starter. My two companions split the special which was a steak for two and they bot agreed it was one of the best they had ever tasted. I had delicious tomato soup with a cobb salad that was just enough and very tasty. Desert was crème brûlée and it was just enough as well. Not cheap but everything was worth the cost.
  3. A

    Artygrand

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great salads. Had the Vietnamese with shrimp. So good
  4. B

    Bettereats

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, so great experience overall!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday outside. Great experience.
  6. M

    Mike

    Atlanta

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always have a wonderful experience at Napa River Grill. Reliably great food and excellent service. We’ve been many times and will continue to visit in the future when we’re in the neighborhood.
  7. RF

    RosalieF

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ahi tuna nachos were the best! Great beef stew and tomato soup.
  8. CS

    ChrisS

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service.
  9. R

    Rdytogo

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always a delightful event @Napa!
  10. TN

    TreleisiaN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food tasted great but it was NOT plentiful. The appetizers and sides were in extremely small portions. Atmosphere was great. Service excellent. Presentation of food beautiful but I want to get enough food for what I pay. Drink and dessert prices in excess.
  11. m

    medident

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We brought a party of eight for dinner. I moved away from Louisville but always loved Napa River Grill. The Caesar Salad was always amazing in the Parmesean Cheese bowl so to say I was disappointed this is no longer served that way would be an understatement. The salad did taste wonderful but was lacking that special touch from days gone by. People in our party had the Red Fish special and my husband and I had the glazed pork chop and they were cooked well and had a great taste. My rating is mostly affected by no longer offering the Parmesean Bowl. The service was good but it took an hour and a half for our entree to be served. We weren't in a rush but I found the length of time surprising. Would I eat there again? Yes, but it will no longer by a priority of mine when coming to town.
  12. VK

    VickiK

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place for girls night out!
  13. CW

    CherylW

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a celebratory birthday lunch for 2 (out of 4) of us. Our waiter, David, was very patient and attentive. We were there for a couple of hours to visit and eat and he took our cue when we wanted to order, etc. As a special treat-the chef prepared for the 2 birthday ladies a beautiful Happy Birthday plate (handwritten in chocolate!) with a brownie and ice cream and berry garnish-just lovely. David kindly took our photo as well. A lovely lunch!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat between 2 large tables of women who could not have Ben louder if they tried
  15. s

    stevel

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good meal
  16. BR

    BobR

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Service was good. Took an hour to get our food and my steak was over cooked ,but no one inquired about that and I was too hungry to say anything.
  17. L

    Louoriginals

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, excellent food and service. This is one of our to to places for special occasions most especially for a late lunch/early dinner. Never disappoints.
  18. CH

    CharlesH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always; except portion sizes are much smaller than they used to be. They eliminated favorites like the parmesan bowel and warm corn bread.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very good and so was good! Will go back!!
  20. C

    Cici

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent salmon and cocktails. Our server was very attentive.
  21. DJ

    DeeJ

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not been to this place in a few years and it was great. Sandy, our server, was so nice and attentive and the food was excellent.
  22. r

    randee

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food and drinks always great. We had a nice evening. Server was inattentive and seemed disinterested.
  23. X

    Xmaseve

    Louisville

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Sunday brunch. We were seated in the back room by ourselves possibly because we had requested outdoor seating and it ended up raining so there was little ambiance. The made to order Benedict and omelettes were good but the buffet wasn’t anything special. I usually love napas desserts but the items on the buffet were run of the mill cookies and brownies. I’ll just stick to dinner from now on🙁
  24. r

    raquelk

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    we made reservations through open table and were seated right away but waited 15 minutes to be even approached by a waiter to take our drink order. We never got water and it took 10 more minutes to get the drinks. Then we waited another 25 minutes because we wanted to order dinner and asked another waitress to get our waiter so we could order. He never came so we left and went to another restaurant to eat. I understand being understaffed but as we left he was waiting on another table. I will never go back. Where was the manager?? Pitiful. I have nvre given a bad review bfore.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  26. E

    Elizabeth

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The server was new but doing her best… she was nervous. Service was a little slow but within tolerable range. Issue with fountain machine and stated all drinks were flat and she won’t order one. Easy fix, go to store and buy drinks for the night versus having no option. My entree came out with my salad which is something I don’t like.
  27. NB

    NBSchaefer502

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely date night with great service. We enjoyed cocktails, an delicious goat cheese app and a steak special for two. Everything was cooked perfectly.
  28. LU

    LULU

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place for a business lunch. Quiet and comfortable. Good service and menu offerings.
  29. S

    Susan

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor patio was a lovely lunch spot. Our server and the food were excellent.
  30. FG

    FrankG

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good service. Had the Baked Manicotti and it was outstanding!
  31. MJ

    MomboJ

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding as always we sat at a bar table & had a view of everything going on in the bar and part of the dining room! We could have shared an order & it would have been sufficient!
  32. JP

    JimP

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. Server was very attentive and on top of everything. My only complaint was regarding the old fashioned that I ordered. It would be better with one large ice cube versus multiple smaller ones.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service attentive as always at Napa River Grill. Never had a bad meal there.
  34. YL

    YvoL

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Father’s Day Our reservation was for outside dining due to the beautiful weather. The furniture is extremely uncomfortable and not in the best condition . It seems like the restaurant has gone downhill. The service was terrible. Food just okay. One meal sent back twice. So disappointing as this use to be a wonderful restaurant.
  35. JW

    JiselleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was extremely pleased with the service and the food! Will definitely love to go again.
  36. BB

    BerryB

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was very good but the service was subpar for the amount we spent. We were on the patio and went longe stretches without seeing our server. Very disappointed.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We booked a table for 6 at 1:45pm on Father’s Day (6/19/22). Nowhere on OpenTable website did we see it mention that the restaurant from 11-2pm was buffet only. I did not go to Napa River’s website because I always use this site for reservations and have never had much of a problem. We got seated at 1:45… took a few minutes to get a waiter to stop and ask us our drink order. Brought water and then disappeared. Other waiter stopped by a few moments later and asked if we’d gotten our drink order place. We weren’t told what drinks were available without asking and weren’t told it was “buffet only” at any point. We waited a good 10 minutes before realizing we weren’t getting menus. We had to ask our server if it was buffet only. He said yes and they start shutting it down at 2pm. Why would any restaurant seat a table at 1:45pm for a pricey buffet that shuts down and stops brining out food at 2pm?? We were very disappointed to not have an alternative suggested or even the waiter check with the chefs to see if they would still be refilling the picked over items or not. We felt like we were just expected to pay full price (again, for 6 people) and eat what was leftover or leave. We chose to leave. Not great service at all!!! Don’t seat a table 15 minutes before the end of a buffet without that table being able to enjoy all of the items available if you intent on charging them the same price that everyone else was charged. What a waste of money and letdown that would have been had we actually stayed. Again, weren’t offered any other alternatives from server except for a “sorry” and a shoulder shrug. Could have asked a manager if there was something they could do to compensate, especially being on Fathers Day with two dads who were looking to enjoy a steak dinner. Very disappointed in what we felt should have been such a nice place to celebrate.
  38. V

    Vicky

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Unfortunately, our first visit to the restaurant was not a good experience. We had planned a fun Family Father's Day outing with lunch and a movie. When we arrived, we were seated in an area that was overly crowded, even though other tables were available. We waited at least 15 minutes at the table before someone came to greet us and get drink orders. We were told the buffet was the only thing available, the food was cold, it was picked over, people were using their fingers to pick up bacon, and desserts, there was cold eggs, cold sausage, cold gravy but no biscuits. The 2 good food items on the buffet where the pancakes and the fruit. They did offer a few other items but honestly, they did not look good either. I wish we would have got up and left but I felt most places would be booked with it being Father's Day and I had decided we would try some place new to eat at but it was a mistake, a $130.00 mistake. I am not a fan of buffets especially with everyone dipping and using the same utensils and no one cleaning up and maintaining for new customers as they arrive. It took forever to get our breakfast drinks and we did not receive any refills on our water. We only saw the waitress 3 times, when we got our drinks, when we ask for butter because the butter at the buffet was being used by everyone and it honestly looked disgusting, I dont think they had anyone who was cleaning up and making things sanitary, and of course at the end of our stay we saw the waitress when we paid. There was food spilled all over the buffet, hair on the tablecloth at the buffet. We had to ask another waiter to get us some water to try and finish our meal which was on a scale of 1-10 probably a 3 to be fair. It was truly disappointing and a waste of our time and money.
  39. JF

    JulieF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday Brunch for Father’s Day was absolutely perfect. A beautiful day for sitting out on the patio!
  40. MO

    MargieO

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Sunday buffet! We will definitely be back. We really enjoyed the selection of both breakfast and lunch items

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Napa River Grill using the Order Online button. Napa River Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 423-5822.

Napa River Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 1313 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Napa River Grill

1211 Herr Lane, Louisville, KY 40222

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Westport Road

  • Neighborhood

    Westport Rd - Lyndon

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Seth Butkus

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 423-5822

  • Private party facilities

    Featuring two private dining rooms, Napa river Grill can accommodate small and large groups for private dining. Our Vineyard Room features a custom wine bottle chandelier, and a custom wood table for boardroom style seating for up to 22 guests. Our Large Private Dining Room features local art, and custom table configurations for up to 60 guests. Weather permitting, our Patio Bar/Lounge is also available for rent, featuring two TVs and a full bar. Perfect for private cocktail events, or even for groups wanting to watch their favorite sports teams in a private setting.

  • Private party contact

    James Rion: (502) 423-5822

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