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eabaldwin
04-06-2014, 09:27 PM
My husband and I just had a most fabulous dinner last night at Napa Rose. Chef Sutton was out on vacation, and we got to experience the Chef's Counter with Chef Gloria Tae. She was great and ended up talking with us and our counter-dining-mates for about a half hour at the end of our dinner. She insisted that my husband have another dessert, and then our server brought us another glass of dessert wine to have with the new dessert. :)

Anyway, she informed us that the restaurant will be closing for about 3-4 (or more?) weeks starting in early August for kitchen renovation. She said that there would still be the option of dining at the Chef's Counter, and that all the changes would be inside the kitchen. Just thought I would share in case the closing may impact anyone's plans for later this summer. Anyone else hear anything about this?

tea4two
04-07-2014, 07:17 PM
We'll make sure to ask about this the next time we eat there.

bennette
04-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Why was i not asked for input before the schedule was finalized?

fairestoneofall
04-08-2014, 06:05 PM
Why was i not asked for input before the schedule was finalized?
I got the memo from chef, you didn't? ;-)

Malcon10t
04-09-2014, 12:03 PM
I got the memo from chef, you didn't? ;-)^5!!

Drince88
04-10-2014, 06:00 AM
Will it be reopened by Labor Day weekend?

fairestoneofall
04-10-2014, 01:39 PM
Will it be reopened by Labor Day weekend?
They do not have that information yet. When I called yesterday to make our anniversary reservation they were able to confirm an August closure but no re-open date yet.

olegc
07-23-2014, 09:45 AM
I had not seen this posted (though it may have). Starting Aug 2nd - closed for an 8 week refurbishment - according to the OC Register.
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/new-629500-restaurant-napa.html

cstephens
07-23-2014, 02:57 PM
Yep, there's a thread here. (http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/showthread.php?206455-Napa-Rose-closing-during-the-month-of-August)

Disneyphile
07-23-2014, 03:36 PM
8 weeks of closure now. Why on earth would they do this over Labor Day weekend?

cstephens
07-23-2014, 05:09 PM
8 weeks of closure now. Why on earth would they do this over Labor Day weekend?

I wouldn't think Labor Day would necessarily be that much busier than normal, other than that it's a random holiday. Eight weeks means the restaurant would reopen around the beginning of October, which I would think is the start of their busy period, through the end of the year.

olegc
07-23-2014, 05:11 PM
Yep, there's a thread here. (http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/showthread.php?206455-Napa-Rose-closing-during-the-month-of-August)

I figured as much. If local paper prints it - it has to be old news... Thanks..

Disneyphile
07-24-2014, 02:57 PM
I wouldn't think Labor Day would necessarily be that much busier than normal, other than that it's a random holiday. Eight weeks means the restaurant would reopen around the beginning of October, which I would think is the start of their busy period, through the end of the year.Yeah, but's a RunDisney weekend, which brings in an additional 20,000 people, plus their families. It just seems like it would make more sense to do this in late January, opening in time for Spring Break.

cstephens
07-24-2014, 04:50 PM
Yeah, but's a RunDisney weekend, which brings in an additional 20,000 people, plus their families. It just seems like it would make more sense to do this in late January, opening in time for Spring Break.

I don't know that I'd expect large numbers of the runDisney crowd and families to want to be dining at Napa Rose on a race weekend. But, there are also other factors in play as to the timing of the refurb.

fairestoneofall
07-24-2014, 05:43 PM
I never have TIME to dine at NR race weekends.

MadasaHatter
07-25-2014, 12:44 PM
I think they probably made an informed decision on when to close. I am always shocked when I am sipping a delicious glass of wine and enjoying the best cheese plate ever and the ENTIRE PARK OF DCA is exiting and not ONE person comes in for an adult refreshment at the bar. I think NR has a great local following and local people tend to stay away from restaurants in DECEMBER making a triumphant return in January and February. I am only speculating but those can be very good months even though the tourist is not there. I don't think a refurb has any GOOD time for them ultimately but then again....I am mad....

adriennek
07-29-2014, 10:27 AM
I don't know that I'd expect large numbers of the runDisney crowd and families to want to be dining at Napa Rose on a race weekend. But, there are also other factors in play as to the timing of the refurb.


I never have TIME to dine at NR race weekends.

Ok, these posts cracked me up because we went as a party of 7 on Sunday night after 2014 Tink. But we had a super special opportunity, otherwise we would not have.

The OC Register article matches what we heard from the staff last month - it's mostly a kitchen renovation. Some equipment is old and "really needs" to be updated, some equipment is never used and they can make better use of the space. The big rotisserie oven in the back is going, as is the oven I'd never even noticed before on the Pastry/Dessert side of the kitchen. Also, they'll remove that useless cheese display in front of seats 1-4.

Toocherie
08-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Friend and I went last Friday night to the Chef's Counter before they closed for the renovation. Got to talk to Chef Sutton some about it---one of the main things he seems to be excited about is that all of the new kitchen pieces will be "modular"--right now the grills and such are all connected and if one goes out it's a pain to get it fixed in place or have to cut it out and put something back in. The new kitchen will be made up of components that can easily be popped out and replaced if something goes bad. Also talked to a couple of the sous-chefs--they were given the option of either taking a long vacation (which some chose to do) or work at another restaurant till the renovation was done (which others chose to do). In addition to taking out the cheese display as AdrienneK mentioned, they are also going to be upgrading the table behind that area that holds plates and dishes for the staff to use so it will look "better."

Disneyphile
09-05-2014, 08:55 AM
Any update on reopening?

The hubby wants to take me there the end of this month.

currence
09-05-2014, 09:36 AM
I just tried to book online and it looked like it wasn't taking online reservations until Oct 3. While it's possible that it will open sooner, I personally am not holding my breath (though I am pouting a little bit).

cstephens
09-05-2014, 10:47 AM
The sign outside the restaurant says: "Napa Rose is temporarily closed for refurbishment. We look forward to your visit in September."

MadasaHatter
09-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Hey Disneyphile,

I would check daily for a reservation as per cstephens recent post about September.....they will PROBABLY open earlier but do not have reservations listed until October 3 in case some installations going wrong....I am arriving OCTOBER 2 and hope it is open for a cheese plate that night at the bar......fingers crossed for us all!

Disneyphile
09-10-2014, 01:19 PM
Hey Disneyphile,

I would check daily for a reservation as per cstephens recent post about September.....they will PROBABLY open earlier but do not have reservations listed until October 3 in case some installations going wrong....I am arriving OCTOBER 2 and hope it is open for a cheese plate that night at the bar......fingers crossed for us all!Great advice! Thanks! :)

AVP
09-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Per Disney Dining, they will reopen Saturday, October 4.

AVP

MadasaHatter
09-15-2014, 10:48 AM
Well,

Looks like that is the only night I can go for a cheese plate so I will have to time it well.....or maybe around closing time??? Even if they were ready to open early most restaurants that are well run (I have a feeling NAPA ROSE ranks amongst them) would have a few nights practice for the chefs and cooks and staff and even friends and families dining to get the swing of new equipment etc.....it takes a couple of days to prep for a dinner if the restaurant has been closed. I don't think we'll see a soft opening, oops....that's an attraction....I mean an early opening now.....sorry Disneyphile.....