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7377 St. Helena Hwy., Hwy. 29 (Madison St.) Send to Phone
707-944-2749 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Brix offers scenic dining sure to transfix.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Brix, Napa, CA

Brix Restaurant Review

: Driving past patchworks of orderly vineyards hemmed by hills along Napa Valley's Highway 29, one might expect to come upon a restaurant just like Brix. With a back patio offering undisturbed vistas, and acres of kitchen gardens and estate grapevines ripe for post-meal strolls and photo ops, it's hard to beat the views. A renovation brought circular booths and wood-and-tile floors, and the space has a centrally situated bar. As for the food, this is California cuisine with substance --- in-season rather than trendy. Mains may range from caramelized sea scallops with potato purée and black truffle vinaigrette to Cajun red beans, farro verde, koji and smoked tofu. Sides (crispy Brussels sprouts, sweet corn hush puppies with lobster butter, etc.) are available à la carte. Brix is the "it" spot for a bounteous Sunday brunch buffet, including an al fresco seafood bar, pancakes and french toast, corned beef hash croquettes, artisan cheese selections and desserts. The wine tome features global heavy-hitters from Brix's own backyard.


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