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“Destined to Become a Napa Valley Star."

"Lighting Up - NINEBARK Chef Turns Napa On."

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"The Most Exciting Wine Country Opening of the Year"

Upcoming events

Cinco de Mayo

Next level frozen margaritas & festive fare

Join us for a celebration of the Mexican heritage on the 5th of May at our downstairs bar where we’ll be serving up $10 classic frozen margaritas and a south-of-the-border inspired Tostada Flatbread with smoked/grilled shrimp, charred lime aioli, onion, cilantro and a refried rancho gordo bean and house miso dip. Vamanos amigos!

Date: May 05

Time: 4:00 pm

Kentucky Derby Hat Day

Celebrate the 142nd run of the Kentucky Derby

Every year, the Churchill Downs Racetrack is home to the annual 20-horse race famously known as the Kentucky Derby. We’re joining in on the festivities at our downstairs bar on Saturday May 7th where we’ll be broadcasting the Derby live and sipping on frozen mint juleps ­— the signature beverage of the Run of the Roses. Don’t forget to wear your Derby hats and seersucker suit!

Date: May 07

Time: 2:00 pm

Mother's Day

Your mom called, she said buy flowers and bring her to brunch!

Make sure mom is showered with the love she deserves this Mother’s Day. Join us for brunch on Sunday, May 8th as we raise a complimentary Mom-osa to all moms to say thank you for all that they do. Call now for resos as spots are going fast!

Date: May 07

Time: 2:00 pm

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A Napa Valley dining experience by 2 Michelin star chef Matthew Lightner and
AvroKO featuring California-focused, market-forward cuisine.

The team

Chef Matthew Lightner

Over the last decade, Lightner has become a name synonymous with culinary excellence.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Lightner first moved to the West 
Coast in 1999, where he graduated culinary school and began his cooking career working in kitchens 
from Oregon to California including chef de cuisine at L'Auberge in Del Mar, California.

From there, Lightner set path overseas where he worked in some of the world's greatest kitchens including a stage at Noma
in Copenhagen and an exclusive 18-month program 
at Mugaritz in the Basque region of Spain where he developed and perfected the techniques and flavors he is incorporating into the NINEBARK repertoire.

Upon arrival back in the U.S., Lightner became the executive chef at Castagna in Portland, Oregon where he was named one of Food & Wine's “Best New Chefs in America" and was nominated “Rising Star Chef" by the James Beard Foundation two consecutive years in a row. In 2012, Lightner moved to New York City, where he opened Atera and received 2 stars from the Michelin Guide in the first six months of business. At Atera, he went on to receive 3 stars from The New York Times, 4 stars from New York Magazine and was included in Bon Appetit's “Best 50 New Restaurants" and Esquire's “Best New Restaurants" lists.

Rex Huang

Rex Huang continues his partnership with Matthew Lightner

Head Chef of NINEBARK, Rex, is a completely self taught cook, who works side by side with Culinary Executive, Matt Lightner. Originally from the West Coast, Rex made his entrance into New York's food scene whilst working with John Fraser in his pop-up What Happens When, where he learnt the core skills of a chef. After 5 years of working his way through the kitchens of New York - from pop-up restaurants in Soho to Michelin starred fine-dining venues in the Upper West Side - Rex's incredible journey, driven by passion and dedication landed him Executive Sous Chef of 2 Michelin starred Atera in New York, aside one of the Country's most acclaimed chefs, Matt.

With a career built from self determination and passion for honest ingredients, Rex believes that to really live you must eat, to really eat you must cook, to really cook, you must love.

Phil Abram

Phil Abram brings his passion for food and wine to NINEBARK.

General Manager of NINEBARK, Phil began his career in finance, after graduating from Syracuse University's, Whitman School of Management. Whilst dedicating 5 years as Capital Markets Intelligence Associate Director of Thomas Reuters Corporate Services, Phil also fed his true passion of hospitality, studying the Court of Master Sommeliers at the International Culinary Center in New York City. In 2011 Phil opted into the culinary world with AvroKO Hospitality Group, joining as Assistant Sommelier at Saxon + Parole, before relocating to the West Coat to head the Group's ventures in Napa. Whilst leading the team at NINEBARK in Napa Valley, Phil utilizes and shares his hospitality skills at the Culinary Institute of Greystone as a guest lecturer for the Advanced Wine & Beverage Studies program. He is truly invested in the local culture of Napa where he collaborates with local vendors to host beverage seminars, open to industry professionals in Northern California.


Four partners, 14 years, multiple disciplines rooted in hospitality.

New York-headquartered design-and-concept firm AvroKO, is equally adept at the varied disciplines of architecture, furniture, graphics, and even fashion. Founded by 4 original partners - Adam Farmerie, William Harris, Greg Bradshaw, and Kristina O'Neal - each contributing a unique vision to the company's multifaceted design mission. AvroKO has established a new paradigm in the hospitality industry, encompassing a multitude of disciplines and creating thoughtful, provocative architecture, brands, products, and environments.

AvroKO's spirit of adventure and entrepreneurial curiosity has also inspired the Principals to pursue their own “self-propelled" projects, such as residential development, furniture lines, and several restaurants and bars which are wholly conceived, designed, owned, and operated by the company. These include PUBLIC, The Daily, Saxon + Parole, Madam Geneva, GENUINE Roadside, GENUINE Superette and GENUINE Liquorette in NYC; and Saxon + Parole, Moscow.

Dan Rafalin

Partner Dan Rafalin joined forces with AvroKO to form AvroKO Hospitality Group.

Dan oversees operations and finance for AvroKO Hospitality Group's 9 concepts including PUBLIC, The Daily, Saxon + Parole, Madam Geneva, GENUINE Roadside, GENUINE Superette and GENUINE Liquorette in New York; Saxon + Parole, Moscow; and NINEBARK in Napa.

Immersed in the culinary world from the beginning of his career when he received a “grand diplome" in culinary arts from the French Culinary Institute, Dan also holds a master of arts degree in food management from New York University and worked as the financial and business analyst for the Clark Wolf company - a New York-based food, restaurant and hospitality consulting firm.

Alongside Dan's passion for the hospitality industry is a commitment to guiding the next generation of professionals. He teaches Managerial Accounting as an adjunct professor at NYU's Nutrition and Food Studies Masters Program, and lectures on restaurant fiscal operations at The French Culinary Institute (ICC) and The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). He is also a frequent guest speaker on the topics of restaurant development and operations for the American Institute of Wine and Food, The French Culinary Institute, New York University, Tufts University, and Columbia University.



group dinners, weddings, unique hen nights and holiday parties

Looking for a special venue to host the ultimate wedding, an intimate sit down dinner, fun hen night or relaxed holiday party? Our unique multi-level venue caters for all occasions big and small.

For more details, please view our Special Events kit here.

To book a special event or for more information, please contact Special Events Manager, Jennifer Abram, via email jennifer@ninebark-napa.com or call 707.226.7821

contact us

Phone: 707.226.7821 or info@ninebark-napa.com

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phone number & email

Phone Reservations: 707.226.7821

Please note that our dining room is intimate and has limited seating. Therefore we have a 24 hour cancellation fee policy.

Event Inquiries: Jennifer Abram jennifer@ninebark-napa.com

Press & Media: Lisa Mendelson lisa@avroko.com

General Inquiries: info@ninebark-napa.com

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Supper
5:00pm - it's gone!


Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm


Tuesday - Friday
4:00 pm - til late
Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am- til late

sunday supper

Every Sunday, $60 per person
5:00pm - until its gone
*please note we only serve our set menu on Sundays.