Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
1327 Railroad Avenue, (between Adams & Hunt Sts.)
St. Helena, CA 94574 USA
Telephone. 707-963-1200
Fax.
707-963-1207
Website. www.cindysbackstreetkitchen.com
Email. info@cindysbackstreetkitchen.com
Executive Chef. Cindy Pawlcyn
Hour. November 1st-April 30th
Sunday – Thursday 11:30am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30am – 10pm
May 1st – October 31st
Open 7 days a week; 11:30am-10pm


Celebrating its second vintage…

Cindy Pawlcyn, James Beard award-winning cookbook author, Chef and Owner of Napa’s beloved Mustards Grill, and co-creator of many renowned Bay Area restaurants, has done it again! Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen, located in charming downtown St. Helena in the Napa Valley, combines the sophistication of a dinner house with the flair of a jazz club to create the perfect upscale eatery and neighborhood hang-out.

As with all of Pawlcyn’s endeavors, the food is delicious and heartfelt, the service is unpretentious and warm, and the atmosphere is festive and comfortable. In Pawlcyn’s words, this is “a local joint – hip, casual, not fussy. The food we serve is from our hearts, what we make at home and most like to cook.”
The dishes, inspired by Northern California’s farms, orchards and ocean, are comforting and familiar but with Cindy’s unique twists. The menu reflects her and Executive Chef Pablo Jacinto’s wide ranging culinary experience and
passions, with rustic and fun variations of home inspired cooking.

The cool zinc bar, with its warm wood floors and cozy banquettes, serves up classic and hip house cocktails alike. It is
the perfect place to power-lunch with colleagues, unwind with friends or enjoy coffee and dessert after a movie at the
nearby Cameo. The wine list features a wide variety of food-friendly wines, mostly from the Napa Valley but also
reflective of Cindy’s global tastes, available in both full and half bottles.

Special wine and food events take place each month including wine and food themes, such as “Real Men Drink White
Wine!” and “We’ve Got Crabs!”; weekly celebrity winemaker appearances; and Cindy’s Supper Club, a special limited
-seating, multi-course prix fixe meal personally prepared by Cindy and/or a guest chef.
 
“Similar Cal–New American comfort food” given “the Napa touch” to chef-owner “Cindy Pawlcyn’s sister restaurant” prompts patrons to dub her “re-created” “St. Helena hot spot” “Mustards Grill North” – minus the “tourist glitz”; there’s “good cheer all around” the “quaint” digs – “even the waiters seem to be having fun” – especially if you join the “local wine crowd” “out on the garden patio.”
- Zagat Survey
 

Whether you are enjoying dinner in the main dining room, hosting a party amidst the rustic elegance of the upstairs loft or meeting colleagues for drinks on the outside patio under our 100 year old fig tree, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen features a town and country ambiance that will draw you back again and again!

Walk-ins and reservations are happily accepted!
Cuisine: American Comfort
Private Parties: Yes
Patio/Outdoor Dining: Yes
Corkage: $12/bottle





Menu



SMALL PLATES

Cindy’s Seasonal Soup
7.50

Crispy Backstreet Flatbread local cheeses, roasted garlic, caramelized onions & sundried tomatoes
9.50

Oysters Pablo garlic & spinach ~ as many as you want
2.75 each

Stuffed Piquillo Peppers cumin braised beef & charred tomato sauce
9.00

Rabbit Tostada red chile salsa, black beans & feta
9.95

Rustic Roasted Artichokes lemon caper aioli
9.25

Backstreet Fry crispy calamari, lemon, jalapeno & asparagus with tomatillo salsa
9.75

Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Ravioli asparagus & fresh herbs
10.25 entree sized portion available 14.95


SALADS

House Greens with Cindy’s Spiced Pecans & Asian pears
6.95 add bleu cheese 8.95

Hail Caesar the classic Caesar
8.50

“Brutus” Caesar with a spicy kick
8.95

Classic Cobb with Hobb’s smoked chicken, bacon, avocado, cherry tomatoes & classic vinaigrette
13.95

Avocado & Papaya baby mache, arugula, hazelnuts and papaya seed dressing
9.95

Cindy’s Curried Chicken radishes, butter lettuce, arugula & crispy bacon
12.50

Grilled Rare Ahi Tuna soba noodles salad, mizuna slaw, sesame seeds & wasabi
15.95


LARGE PLATES

Today’s Fresh Fish
A.Q.

Incredible Mushroom Tamales creamy grits and chard with Yucatecan salsa
14.25

Pablo’s Pollo Loco stuffed green chile and chopped avocado salsa
17.95

Spice-Rubbed Quails goat cheese polenta & caramelized onions (Cindy’s Favorite) 21.95

Wood Oven Duck crispy potato croquettes and citrus sauce
20.75

Grilled Pork Tenderloin apricot chutney-vinaigrette, spring cresses & new potatoes
17.95

Mighty Meatloaf horseradish barbeque sauce, garlic mashed potatoes
15.25

Steak Frites: Grilled Hanger Steak ginger garlic marinade, rosso butter & fries
18.95

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Shank sweet english peas, mint & cilantro gremolada
21.00

BIG BEEFY CAB DISH
Somebody, Call Me A “CAB” Serious steak & farm fresh fixin’s Ask your server!
A.Q.


SANDWICHES


Backstreet Burger ½ pound Niman Ranch beef, housemade pickles & french fries
10.95

add avocado, bacon or Roquefort
2.00 extra

Grilled Chicken BLT avocado, bleu cheese & french fries
10.75

Crispy Rock Cod Sandwich jicama slaw & french fries
10.95

Chinatown Duckburger housemade shiitake mushroom ketchup
11.50


We gladly accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Diners & Discover. No Personal Checks, Please.
Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen is available for private parties large or small. Please inquire.
1327 Railroad Avenue, St. Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-1200