BarBersQ in Napa Becomes Q, and Bauer Re-Reviews It


We always thought the name BarBersQ — the Napa restaurant originally helmed by chef Stephen Barber, who moved on to Farmstead — was a bit awkward, and thankfully it’s now been changed to just Q Restaurant and Bar (3900 D Bel Aire Plaza, Napa). Michael Bauer brings the news via an update review of the place, where chef Randy Lewis has “put the food back on track” in the past few months, following his stint at the now gone Criolla Kitchen. Bauer says the deviled eggs, a menu staple, are still “among the best around,” and Lewis has added some items like some Key West-style conch fritters, which “resemble doughnut holes, but collapse like a souffle when bitten.” He also loves the “vinegary” roast chicken, and the barbecue items, and he raises the restaurant’s rating back up to three stars, after it fell to two back in 2010. [Chron]