Tom kenney - FOUNDER & CHIEF BUS BOY
NAPA FLATS wood-fired kitchen
WE’VE STARTED AN AMAZING JOURNEY.
It seems like only yesterday, we created our first Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen in College Station. Our goal was to open a neighborhood restaurant and share our love of chef-inspired food with our friends, family and community. Our vision was simple: cuisine inspired by California flavors with an Italian flair, made from scratch and then prepared in an open kitchen over a wood–fired grill.
We wanted a menu that feels familiar without being common. Our chefs endlessly explored restaurants, cookbooks and old family recipes. We prepared hundreds of dishes and asked our friends to taste and comment. Debate and passionate conversation ensued, ultimately culminating into an eclectic lunch and dinner menu, edited to just two pages, that offers great flavors and variety for the most discriminating diner.
We focus on doing things consistently and exceptionally well. We make our own tender mozzarella and hand cut our steaks and fish. Our pizza is hand-tossed, and we make all of our gelato in-house.
Our architects helped us create an interior designed to complement our menu, and we focused on the details that create an engaging ambiance – an abundance of natural light, an open kitchen and appealing textures. We even selected acoustic ceiling tiles that absorb the noise but don’t diminish the restaurant’s energy.
And, of course, we wanted to offer a variety of our favorite Napa Valley and California wines at an exceptional value either by the bottle or glass. Wine on tap allows us to provide wine-by-the-bottle quality by individual glass, served at the perfect temperature to enhance the taste.
Finally, we understand that our people, and most importantly, our managing partners, are the critical ingredient to a successful restaurant.
We rely on their ability to assemble a well-trained team and create a great culture. All our managing partners are people we have known and worked with for years. Each manager is invested in the success of their own community’s restaurant, both financially and emotionally.
It is a dining experience you will want to rediscover again and again. Enjoy life, come join us.