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Napoleon Food & Wine Bar

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Napoleon Food & Wine Bar redefines your wine experience with 32 Old World wines by the glass, paired with fresh and delicious European style dish selections.

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 14:30

Mon - Fri: 17:30 - 00:00

Sat: 17:30 - 00:00

Closed: Sun

$48 based on 19 submissions
After Work (6 votes), Wine Lists (6 votes), Boys Night Out (5 votes)
Stephen Raid

Just ok

Nothing special about this bar apart from their happy hour on the beer. Small bites are very small indeed, friendly Filipino waitress, leather seats are very comfortable, beautiful wine cellar.

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16 Dec 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Terrible service from the Manager herself

This will be the first and last time I dine at this place.

The food served at Napoleon was just average, nothing particularly fancy that would wow one.
Wine selection was commendable.

The worst and what I find most offensive was the service. While the rest of the service crew were relatively polite when serving and clearing tables, the manager herself (or so she claimed to be) was rude and inattentive.

When it came to asking for the bill, she unceremoniously dumped the bill on our table and walked off. My friend and I had wanted to request for the bill to be split, but she walked off before we could ask for anything further. 

So I walked up to the counter to respectfully make our request known. Instead of looking up to listen to what I had to say, she distractedly said: "Just tell me how much to charge."

Now this is not something I hear all the time, so my natural assumption was to tell her which items I wanted to charge to each bill/card and the rest of the tax calculations would follow. Apparently that was not the case. 

The bill was split unevenly and when I asked calmly, she raised her voice: "Its what YOU told me to do. OUR customers usually tell us what to charge."

And when I mentioned her instruction to me (to tell her what to charge) were perhaps unclear since I clearly did not understand what she meant, she retorted: "Maybe YOU were not clear."

As I said, this is the first time I was dining at the place, so how was I supposed to know their customers' usual practice? 

At that point, I was relatively annoyed and said I would likely highlight this to their management. Her response -- she took a calling card, gave it to me and said (in a tone less than sincere): "Well anyway, I'm the manager. Sorry you didn't have a good experience."
22 Nov 2014 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Good for wine, bad food, a little overpriced

The good: they have a very wide selection of wine by the glass, and most importantly, they store it in a neat machine/wine fridge/vaccuum pump that keeps it from going stale. So when you order that 2005 Margaux it will actually taste like 2005 Margaux. This is rare (outside wine shops) and should be commended. The selection is (as expected) entirely French and not bad at all.

Nevertheless, everything else was kind of off for us. The cheese and cold cuts were supermarket-quality (not even Cold Storage, I'm thinking Sainsbury's Basics or what we used to call "Camembert for the Japanese market"), the portions small (those "3 mini-baguettes"? it's one mini-ciabatta sliced in three along the length; and you could see the plate through the - warm - manchego and comte slices), the dessert from the freezer and microwaved and the prices on par with French restaurants serving much better food. I guess the local market doesn't care, since the place was fully booked on a Saturday night, and everybody was eating.

This is definitely a wine bar, so eat before you come, and enjoy some decent French wine by the glass. But don't go there for dinner.
20 Aug 2014 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Just ok

Nothing special about this bar apart from their happy hour on the beer. Small bites are very small indeed, friendly Filipino waitress, leather seats are very comfortable, beautiful wine cellar.
29 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Very nice place!

Great wine!
Beautiful people!
I do like the food also. I'll definitely be back! Went to a party they organized last saturday with a great DJ and a guy who played guitar over it, really good.
10 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Best place in the city

I've been several times to this restaurant and I just LOVE LOVE it.
food is amazing, staff is so kind and helpful. the atmosphere is kind of cosy and lounge like.
and obviously you will find the best wine in Singapore at a great value.