Napa River Grill – The Original Napa
Restaurant & Hospitality
“Swope really got it right. This place is more Napa than Napa.”
-J.D. Rothberg
“We personally believe that Napa River Grill is a stunning achievement.”
-Phillip Cooke, Food Services Associates Group
Owner: J.D. Rothberg and Simon Fields
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Size: 8,000 S.F.
Completion: 2000

This award-winning design/build project involved the transformation of an aging 8,000 square foot Italian restaurant. The new concept was designed to transport patrons to a casually elegant dining experience in the renowned wine country of Northern California. In addition to designing Napa’s interiors, Swope Design Group coordinated design of the restaurant’s exterior, graphic identity, menus, uniforms, tabletops, bar, art, signage, and landscaping. Readers of Louisville Magazine voted Napa River Grill as Louisville’s “Best New Restaurant” and “Best Designed Restaurant.”

*Design/Build Contractor: David Engineering & Construction
*Glass Art: Architectural Glass Art, Inc.
*Photography: Fieldhouse Photography