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cabgirl
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posted 05-20-2009 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cabgirl     Edit/Delete Message
The last time I went to Brix was about three months ago and I was not impressed. Having gone there in the past, they semm to have gone down with quality of food, but still charge a high price point. I agree with the post before - service is "scattered" and one wonders when they leave if they will show back up. The decor reminded me of something you might see in San Francisco - in general I think they are doing too much and need to get back to the basics - good food! Especially with so much competition in the area I would think they would have stepped up their game by now.

Sounds like clueless tourists are keeping them afloat. LOL.

IP: 206.176.242.5

chaz_reinhold
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posted 03-17-2009 05:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chaz_reinhold     Edit/Delete Message
Had the chance to eat at Brix while on a wonderful trip out to Napa. All I can say is that this place was BY FAR the most under performing restaurant we went to. Out in wine country there are so many great restaurants, therefore I have no idea how this one has survived because it is so average. Service was scattered and unsure. Food was cold and nothing special. Take my word for it and enjoy the other great restaurants of the Napa Valley..... NOT this one.

IP: 65.87.156.232

chaz_reinhold
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posted 03-17-2009 05:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chaz_reinhold     Edit/Delete Message
Had the chance to eat at Brix while on a wonderful trip out to Napa. All I can say is that this place was BY FAR the most under performing restaurant we went to. Out in wine country there are so many great restaurants, therefore I have no idea how this one has survived because it is so average. Service was scattered and unsure. Food was cold and nothing special. Take my word for it and enjoy the other great restaurants of the Napa Valley..... NOT this one.

IP: 65.87.156.232

time4me
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posted 06-24-2007 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for time4me     Edit/Delete Message
We had a really great dinner at Brix a couple of weeks ago.

My cousins were visiting from Michigan, so my wife and I decided to take them up to Napa (we live in Marin County) for some shopping in Yountville, and then an early evening dinner at Brix.

The food was just fantastic, and the setting was beautiful. I highly recommend the pizza appetizer to share among a party of 4 or 5. I may order one for my entree next time.

Two thumbs up!!!

IP: 24.5.86.159

popps
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posted 06-11-2007 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for popps     Edit/Delete Message
We just got back from Napa Valley and were pleased that we decided to go to Brix even though we read some negative feedback before we went from this website.

The atmosphere on their back patio was some of the finest out door dining in Napa.

Service was super Great! All of our needs were attended to. Say hello to Sam Vargas!

The Food taste were comparable to any of the other high quality restarants we visited.

All in All we highly recommend you make Brix one of your dining choices when visiting Napa Valley. I know we are glad we did.

IP: 12.116.97.214

passport
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posted 05-30-2006 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for passport     Edit/Delete Message
Been to Brix a few times and found it good, but for the money Martini House is a far, far better experience.

IP: 209.78.56.73

ricko
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posted 05-24-2006 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ricko     Edit/Delete Message
We ate there twice last week 5/15-20. the week nights were not crowded, and sevice was top notch.
The beef tenderloin and Halibut were fantastic!! The west side views of the gardens, hills, and the sunset were perfect.
Can't wait to return.

IP: 69.15.31.1

klaus zalinskis
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posted 04-23-2006 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for klaus zalinskis     Edit/Delete Message
The Brix host was very officious. When we checked in for our reservation he perfunctorily directed us to shop or have a drink at the bar and stated that we would be notified when a table came available. The shop was very commercial and really brought down the quality of the restaurant to a Disneyland level (minus the fun). The wares on the shelves were rather pedestrian so we proceeded to the bar. Upon approaching 4 empty seats at the bar the bartender brusquely dismissed us with, "These seats are taken by 4 lady clients" or something to that effect.We then proceeded toward a lounge type area with a fireplace with comfortable stuffed chairs that would be the envy of all loyal Strabuckians. The only thing missing was the intimacy of Starbuck's seating arrangemnts. A general stiffness prevailed and the space and was further troubled by what looked like uncomfortable table seating. The tables are arranged in a gridlike fashion and the bad acoustics were rather deafening as the roar of the voluminous dining crowd prevailed over the stark environment which had the ambience of a high class mess hall. We looked at each other and my sweetheart asked, "Should we go?" I nodded and we did.
We drove back toward Yountville and were drawn by the warm amber glow of the Napa Valley Grill. We went in and were greeted by a very friendly hostess. The waiter was very kind, helpful and informative. The food was beautifully presented and of excellent quality right through to the desserts. The chef came out to meet the clients.Everyone at the restaurant was friendly from the staff to the clients.The staff really seemed to love working there. The overall ambience is what one looks forward to after a long ride North at the end of a hectic week.
It had been 15 years since I have been to the wine country due to a very busy schedule.
I would like to thank Brix and staff for pointing us in the right direction.

IP: 67.174.241.176

D_B
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posted 04-19-2006 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for D_B     Edit/Delete Message
Had lunch there just last weekend. This place is unbelievable!! The food was, as our waiter described it very "sexual". Don't laugh, go there and see for yourself. You will be ooing and ahhing after every single bite.

Take some time and go through the wine list (about 30 pages). Our waiter recommended a wine that was not very expensive and was excellent.

As for the atmosphere, it is a very comfortable environment with great views to the west over their herb garden. The staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions, and even Chef Ryan Jackson comes out and roams around the floor to talk to you.

I would recommend anybody who is planning a trip to Napa to eat at Brix. You won't be sorry!!!

[This message has been edited by D_B (edited 04-19-2006).]

IP: 64.171.224.83

thelmah21
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posted 03-23-2006 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thelmah21   Click Here to Email thelmah21     Edit/Delete Message
My husband and I sat at the bar one afternoon to enjoy a beverage, a hamburger and the ambiance of BRIX. Unfortunately, we were ignored by the bartender who was much more impressed by "the locals" than us. I try not to think it was because of the color of our skin, and it was the mere fact we were visiting from out of town.

IP: 199.164.160.4

greg n
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posted 01-05-2006 08:04 AM           Edit/Delete Message
I kind of have to agree with Rhona on this one.

However the resuraunt is plesant and a great atmosphere, I would still eat at celadon then here.

IP: 66.134.205.34

BLACKBEERED
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posted 12-21-2005 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLACKBEERED     Edit/Delete Message
The special touches and attention to detail have been wonderful as of late. Be sure to ask for Nick for your server for dinner. Nick's smile, overall attitude and non-interruptive style are a joy. His advice on menu selections were spot on and his sense of humor fit right in with our six top's looney style as well! Keep it up gang!

IP: 68.126.186.218

jason
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posted 11-11-2005 10:03 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Fabulous experience will definitely go back, great food and service.

IP: 71.131.30.237

Ravenn2
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posted 07-08-2005 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ravenn2   Click Here to Email Ravenn2     Edit/Delete Message
Best outdoor dining in the valley. Great food too.

IP: 209.96.10.192

Bill R.
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posted 05-16-2005 03:45 PM           Edit/Delete Message
My wife and I had an outstanding dinner at Brix. We sat outside on the patio which had an amazing view of the rolling hills. Both of our meals were delicious and the service was great. We can not wait to go back. It was one of our most memoriable dinners during our entire visit to Cali.

IP: 69.249.101.106

Terry
unregistered
posted 02-01-2005 07:32 AM           Edit/Delete Message
We loved Brix. Great menu, great service, and we brought in our own Quinterra. The waitress took the stock wine glasses away, and brought nicer, big Cabernet glasses to more enjoy the great bottles of wine. Food was great too. The waitress was very helpful and knowlegable & suggested terrific entres to match the wine. I will go back next trip to NAPA!

IP: 207.193.124.25

Suzy
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posted 09-06-2004 04:54 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I an a pastry chef, and took my boyfriend there for his birthday. We had one of the best meals of my entire life, excellent service and great desserts!

IP: 216.175.92.163

bobw
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posted 01-22-2003 09:24 PM           Edit/Delete Message
We ate here the other night and quite frankly thought we had an outstanding meal. My wife started with the duck confit salad, which was a very nice salad; blue cheese, candied walnuts, and duck on top of a bed of mixed leafs. I had the panko breaded calamari, which was very nicely done and had a bed of asian cole slaw under it. The accompaning sambal aioli was a great sauce for this.

My wife had the roasted chicken for a main course. Nicely cooked, no complaints. I had the tuna which was just barely warmed and melt in your mouth tender.

Deserts gave way to a trio of creme brulees for my wife and I had the white chocolate bombe. The creme brulees were very good, the lemon one in particular. The white chocolate bombe was a ball of meyer lemon sorbet wrapped in white chocolate ice cream, rolled in cashews; served on huckleberry compote. Quite possibly the best desert I've ever had....

Prices were in line with most of the valley, three courses each, with cappucinos coming in under $100. Wine and tip extra.

I will keep this restaurant on my list for next time....

IP: 68.145.248.255

cdmthomas
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posted 10-21-2002 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cdmthomas   Click Here to Email cdmthomas     Edit/Delete Message
I just visited the wine country and we ate at Brix and the food was GREAT. It was a bit noisy but otherwise a good selection.

IP: 68.5.251.49

Rhonda
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posted 08-31-2002 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rhonda   Click Here to Email Rhonda     Edit/Delete Message
Did not find this to be the best restaraunt. My pork tenderloin (waiter's recommendation)was extremely overcooked and tough. All of our parties food was okay but not up to the high quality of several other restaurants.

IP: 12.216.226.55

cbissell
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posted 03-25-2002 11:42 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Is it pronounced "Bricks" or "Bree?"

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The pronunciation is Bricks.

[This message has been edited by Tom B (edited 03-25-2002).]

IP: 209.76.104.175

cabernetgirl
unregistered
posted 03-19-2002 12:14 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Brix is fantastic - the service is top notch and the chef does a fabulous job of preparing unique menu items that are tasty and fun. The Battle of the Appellations Contest that helps people match food and wine made me want to visit Brix and try their wines. =)

IP: 209.76.104.175

Charlotte
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posted 03-19-2002 11:49 AM           Edit/Delete Message
I loved this restaurant. A true wine country dining experience amidst the vineyards. Try the hand roll..........a chefs special.

IP: 209.76.104.175

Tom B
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posted 03-18-2002 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom B     Edit/Delete Message
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