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Cashew Chicken @ The Joy Luck House

$16.00  (+tax and tip)
This place is somewhat tucked away on the central north side of Napa, in a little business center/industrial complex.  We had lunch there around 1pm on a Sunday and we were the only ones in the entire place!  The weekdays from other reviews seems its a rather popular place.  The food is typical fair for Chinese cuisine.  Its tasty food, both with non spicy and spicy, and I recommend going with a dish with at least a little  spice! In the end, I don't think i'd go out of my way to eat here, certainly not an hour and a half drive!  However, if you're in the area be sure try it out, otherwise there are much closer places that are cheaper and have dishes which are more flavorful, in my opinion.

Joy Luck House  Chinese Restaurant Address: 1144 Jordan Ln, Napa, CA 94559 Phone:(707) 224-8788 Hours: Open today · 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 4:30 – 9:30 pm

Mixed Fish And Chips Basket @ Pacific Catch

$25.00 (drink+tip+tax included)
I'd say this is a nice date place, they have a good selection of food types on the menu (seafood oriented, but they do have things like steak tacos, and veggie options) and the atmosphere is very nice. Their outside seating area is especially nice, if the weather is permitting.
The food is good/tasty but in my opinion a bit overpriced which is why this only rates at 3 stars vs 4. Seems as if the pricing is more because its in a more "poshy" area, but nothing ridiculous like the "santana row poshy" absurdity that you get if you order food at some of those main strip establishments that are "trendy".  There are other seafood places near by that might not have the dining atmosphere that Pacific Catch does, but they don't charge you for it, and typically get larger portions of fish for you money.  But if you have a special occasion and are willing to spend a little bit more, this would be a nice casual outing anytime.