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Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen
MICHELIN Guide restaurant
1327 Railroad Avenue, 94574 St. Helena
Cuisine American
From 25 USD to 49 USD


Owner Cindy Pawlcyn may be a nationally renowned chef, but a meal at Backstreet feels like dining in a friend's home-albeit a well-appointed one with great food. From a blossoming garden retreat to the capacious dining area, this space is warm and comfortable. If there's a wait, be sure to perch at the bar, where genial regulars are happy to welcome new diners to the fold. The cooking is eclectic and ingredient-driven, from the pristine tomatoes in a "Vietnamese vinaigrette" with fish paste, lemongrass, and Thai basil, to the radishes, crisp arugula, and tender chicken in a creamy curried salad. Enjoy it all with an excellent glass of local Chardonnay, and save room for the tart lemon buttermilk pudding cake with raspberries and crème fraîche.

MICHELIN guide inspectors

Good standard.

Meal prices

  • $25 to $50

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Meals outside
  • Private dining rooms

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