Napa River Grill settles in at Westport Village

Napa River Grill
Crowds packed the preview grand opening of the new Napa River Grill, which left Dupont Square for Westport Village. Photo by Robin Garr.

Napa River Grill moved last week from its longtime location in Dupont Square, opening June 16 as an anchor restaurant in the fast-growing Westport Village complex.

We took a quick peek on opening night without stopping to dine, amid a crowd so large and happy it was hard to make out the details. At a glance, it looks like a good evolutionary move for the popular Northern California-style eatery, with a large bar and several dining rooms, attractively decorated in wine-grape colors, with a large patio for outdoor dining in a mini-vineyard scene. Many familiar dishes remain on the expanded menu. We’ll get back for a review soon.

Napa River Grill
1211 Herr Lane