Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
The highly anticipated downtown Napa steakhouse debuts within the soon-to-open Archer Hotel Napa
On Thursday, November 16, Chef Charlie Palmer launched the first California location of his modern American steakhouse, Charlie Palmer Steak Napa. In collaboration with Chef Palmer, Executive Chef Jeffery Russell has created a dynamic, modern American steakhouse menu, featuring dishes and ingredients sourced from Napa Valley’s surrounding agricultural and viticultural regions. Charlie Palmer Steak Napa is the fifth iteration of Charlie Palmer Steak, with sister properties in New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas and Reno.
The highly anticipated restaurant is the first major outlet to open within the Archer Hotel Napa – a luxury, boutique, new-build hotel located at 1230 First Street and anchoring over 325,000 square feet of mixed-use, commercial development space in downtown Napa. Under the direction of Chef Russell and Director of Food and Beverage Peter Triolo, Charlie Palmer Group will manage all food and beverage offerings within the hotel, including in-room dining, catering, events and the forthcoming rooftop bar and restaurant. Located on the ground floor of Archer Hotel, Charlie Palmer Steak Napa will serve three meals a day and bottomless brunch on Sunday. The 4000-square-foot, 120-seat restaurant extends into the lobby with a 48-seat lounge and 12-seat circular bar, outside to an al fresco dining patio, and throughout the hotel with ample private and semi-private event spaces.
“It is impossible not to fall in love with Northern California and after living here for over 15 years and exploring the region, I knew downtown Napa – with its singular capacity for wine country urban growth – was where I wanted my next California project to be,” said Chef Palmer. “Archer Hotel and the LodgeWorks teams are such great partners and we look forward to deepening that relationship as we open these new spaces and welcome guests.”
MODERN AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE
Utilizing prolific regional producers, Chef Palmer and Chef Russell’s menus at Charlie Palmer Steak feature classic American dishes with a distinctive Napa approach. The menus draw on Chef Russell’s vast steakhouse experience with a robust offering of prime steaks and chops, primarily sourced from local ranchers and meat purveyors, including 5 Dot Ranch, as well as artisanal products from Snake River Farms and Mishima Reserve Wagyu. Chef Russell includes signature dishes from his tenure at Charlie Palmer Steak DC on the Napa menu, including Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Classic Tuna Tartare and Lobster Corn Dogs. Specific to the Napa location, chef Russell’s menu will reflect contemporary wine country flavors.
WINES & SPIRITS
Drawing inspiration from the surrounding area, Peter Triolo and wine and beverage manager Joshua Benjamin developed Charlie Palmer Steak’s beverage program, the cornerstone of which is the 400-selection wine list, comprised of over 50 percent Napa Valley wines. The bar and lounge menus also feature over twenty wines by the glass and a selection of local beers, including their very own house brewed CP IPA. The classic meets modern cocktail list incorporates local spirits, herbs and botanicals, as well as fruits and vegetables from Archer’s rooftop garden and local farms.
Renowned architectural design firm LK Architecture is responsible for all of Archer Hotel’s design, including Charlie Palmer Steak and its steakhouse meets wine country style. Reclaimed teak panels and polished millwork complement leather banquettes throughout the space. Napa stonewalls and etched wood panels are offset by softer details, suggestive of vineyards, oak trees, and foliage. Five original paintings from California artist James Armstrong are hung throughout the restaurant depicting California landscapes with industrial touches.
Charlie Palmer Steak Napa will serve breakfast daily from 7 to 11 a.m., lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and brunch on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The bar and lounge area will open daily from 11:30 a.m. until close. For reservations or additional information, call (707) 819-2500 or visit www.charliepalmersteak.com/locations/napa. Charlie Palmer Steak is located at 1260 First Street in downtown Napa.
Menu highlights include:
• Spinning Doughnut Wheel, cinnamon-sugar, chocolate-glazed and almond
• Five Spice Spot Prawns, wheat berries, golden raisin sunchoke, wild arugula
• Charlie Palmer Steak Sandwich, seared New York strip, caramelized onions,
CP signature sauce – the official steak sandwich of Madison Square Garden
• Grilled 5 Dot Ranch Burger, soft poppy seed roll, caramelized onion, beefsteak tomato, downtown dill, choice of cheese
• Prime Platter, chilled Maine lobster, oysters, poached prawns, king crab legs
• Line Caught Alaskan Halibut, baby root vegetables, trumpet royale mushrooms, rosemary citrus emulsion
• 21-Day Dry Aged Bone-on Tomahawk for 2
• A5 Wagyu from Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
SPECIALS & PROGRAMMING
With its multitude of spaces and offerings, Charlie Palmer Steak showcases a robust list of special events and menus, including:
• Wines, cocktails, snacks - $7 • Draught beer - $4
• Served daily from 4-7 pm in bar and lounge
Lunch Prix Fixe
• Three courses - $35 • Served Monday – Saturday
• Includes doughnut wheel shared for table, main dish selection,
and unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas - $38
• Served Sundays only
Burger + Brew
• 5 Dot Ranch Burger and draught beer - $20 • Served daily in bar
• Corkage is complimentary on first bottle of Napa Valley wine
• For every additional wine purchased from Charlie Palmer Steak list,
additional corkage will be matched