Fume Bistro & Bar
Fume Bistro & Bar

Fume Bistro & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fumebistro.com/
  • Phone: 7072571999x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm,
    Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, American
  • Executive Chef: Terry Letson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Fume does catering! (AFFORDABLE catering!) Weddings, graduations- you name it, we'll cater it! Call 707 257 1999 for information!
  • Special Events: fume Burger Night! Monday Nights at the Bar! from 4:30PM-Close: 1/2 lb burger and fries starting at only $5.55.

    Best Brunch in town...Saturday and Sunday 10am till 3pm!

    Locals Night! Tuesday evening: 20% off all wines by the bottle! Free Corkage if you bring your own bottle!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wine Country Ave & HWY 29
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Fume Bistro & Bar
Fume Bistro is a locals neighborhood restaurant, nestled north of downtown Napa, off of HWY 29. We are an American bistro with French, Italian and Mediterranean influences. We like to call our food simple, honest and seasonally correct. To accompany the food, we offer an eclectic wine list which is primarily, but not limited to California wines. Comfortable, friendly service. Attention to detail. Terrific food in a great atmosphere. Come on in, let's eat!

Please note that our patio is open all year and super 'dog friendly' during lunch and brunch hours - during dinner in the colder months we enclose the patio and it's considered part of the dining room. Please let us know if you have your furry family with you and we will do our best to accommodate. Thank you for your understanding.
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Fume Bistro & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)great for outdoor dining (52)fit for foodies (46)great for lunch (43)great for brunch (29)special occasion (26)notable wine list (23)good for groups (20)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (13)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (8)scenic view (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Amazing!
    LCM55417VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We choose this spot based on a recommendation from our tasting host at Hess and were not at all disappointed. The service was very good and the food was akin to a religious experience for us. We all four had something different from pasta to steak to fish to a short rib risotto and every meal had wonderful full and bold flavors that left you wanting more. I was actually a little upset with myself when I got so full I couldn't finish my dish - it was so good. Definitely recommend this spot for anyone who enjoys good, no great, simple foods with amazing flavor profiles. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go Often; Enjoy Often
    SjhwVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Three of us sampled several items from the varied menu; all were delicious. The outdoor dining option is a treat, although large trucks and loud motorcycles momentarily slow conversation. Sandwiches, salads, appetizers are all great. Service is spot-on; timely, helpful but not over-solicitious. The location at the north end of Napa is perfect for up-valley residents, too. Thanks, as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Napa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    After scouring restaurants in downtown Napa the night before my fiance' and I headed for Fume (It didn't hurt that it was a short walk from out hotel, Napa Winery Inn) and couldn't have been more pleased. The drink selection was fantastic and the food menu had a wide variety of options. The "new fashioned sundae" on the desert menu is absolutely incredible. Would go here 2 nights in a row over a night in downtown Napa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neighborhood favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were told this was a place where many locals go to eat. It was fine overall, but not memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    DHB1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fume Bistro is an excellent choice for lunch for dinner. Great food, great service and not too noisy, yet not too quiet either. This is a little gem off the highway that is worth checking out. This has become one our favorite spots for dinner!! Great choices for adults and kids too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and fun place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Enjoy setting out with my husband the service and staff very nice
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ReddingWineLover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food at Fume Bistro is consistently Great! There hasn't been a time we have eaten here yet where anyone in our party has been disappointed in the food! They also serve Bremer Family wine, which is outstanding and can only otherwise be found at their winery on Howell Mountain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    CBDRVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always honor the OpenTable reservation on time, friendly service and good food nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reggiesdadVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Fume seems more like a locals place and while good it lacked a bit of ambience and the menu was short on a few items (probably because we went late). It was good but not as good as some other locations we have gone to in Napa. It also has a high noise level which is something to be aware of is you want a quiet or romantic place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As usual this is our go to place, because we know it is always going to be great. Consistently a high level of service and food. And you don't need a reservation like most of other restaurants in the valley. Very handy when we basically can get babysitters at the last minute.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fab Food
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Loving this place!! Every single meal is spectacular :-) The Biscuits and Gravy rock.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another trip to Fume
    NapaValleyWino
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    When we are in the south Valley and in need of dinner, one of the spots we always think about is Fume Bistro. We took advantage of that recently. We love this place. It is mostly locals as it can be a little difficult to find. We have recommended this place to folks from out of town. Food and service is always great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Eat
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very fun local restaurant.....good food and service right in your backyard!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Casual Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Presentation was spectacular and everything was well prepared. The ambiance was also in harmony and supported good casual conversation. The service was attentive, while relaxed and not rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    GoanChris
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were here to celebrate our daughter's birthday.We were seated at a booth. We were beginning to enjoy the food, service and ambience, until we noticed that the wall next to us had roaches crawling on it. The server caught the first one. I caught the second one and brought it to the hostess in my napkin. 15 minutes later while the hostess apologized we saw a third crawl out of the air vent above us. The restaurant comped the appetizers and my daughter desert because of our experience, but truly I was not looking for a freebee! I left feeling disappointed, but thought again that for health and cleanliness I should do something about it. Hence the review. Read more on Trip Advisor
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomodating!
    MsBordeaux
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Due to a meeting that ran late, I had to call to move our reservation forward twice. We were famished when we arrived 2 hours after the initial reservation, and to our delight we were seated immediately! On a busy Friday night no less! The service was wonderful and prompt and the food was delicious! I highly recommend the linguine with rock shrimp and spicy andoullie sausage and my husband loved his pork chop! Kudos, we will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rods
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food is good,excellent service and the waiter was great. What' not to love. We all will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never ordinary!
    GreenGram41
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Having enjoyed Fume many times over the years, I hadn't been there for Monday lunch before. Much quieter than at other times! Hot summer day, indoor lunch with out-of-town cousin, staff made us feel especially welcome. Our salads were deliciously above the mark. We were both glad I had suggested Fume! Each of us will be back here with others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and generous portions
    Bradentonjl
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My wife's steak was perfectly cooked. The portions were generous. She especially liked the very tasty rosemary aioli. I had the pork chop with scalloped potatoes and ratatouille. It was cooked to perfection. Again, the portions were generous. Very tasty and very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    First time I have been here. The food was delicious, our server was great wish I could remember his name. Will definitely come back and refer to others. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not our usual experience here
    napadinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We always have a positive experience, but this time, we waited quite a while for our appetizer. Finally, the waiter returned to ask us what we ordered. It was obvious that he forgot to put in the order. The other letdown was the fact that we went there to celebrate my birthday and the waiter never made any sort of acknowledgement. My husband revealed that he noted it in the OpenTable online reservation and actually made a phone call to make sure it was listed with our reservation. It seems the restaurant does not pay attention to the additional notes in the OpenTable reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful!
    Cook4me
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Fume Bistro never disappoints! From the wood grilled artichoke to the artisan salads! Entrees, meat, poultry or fish are always cooked to perfection and plated beautifully! My favorite "go to" restaurant in Napa!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gabijen
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    halibut and sole both delicious......definitely will be back for more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This time it was a miss......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We were here last year and enjoyed. If you read recent reviews, the theme of hit or miss is prevalent. We experienced the miss. I had the special, panko crusted sole. Panko crusted should have some type of crunch to it. This was completely soggy and tasteless. Service was average at best. Don't get me wrong, the place was busy. However, there are too many good restaurants in the area to gamble on a hit next trip.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to stop by
    Vini092
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great restaurant to finish off a long day of wine tasting. Overall very nice place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood brunch stop
    lov2dine
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Traveling through the valley and need to grab brunch this is a local option. Patio seating but notable road noise so you may want to sit inside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Bistro Food but so-so service
    casualdiningFolks
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good bistro food in Napa. Service on a Saturday night was mediocre -- the management appears to be trying to save a buck by minimizing staff. Waiters were running around like chickens trying to handle everyone, so not their fault. It took about 10-15 minutes after we placed our order with wine for the wine (bottle) to come out. That's too long -- the wine should be almost immediate imo. That allows you to sip while you are waiting to sup.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    AJC1950
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We had a wonderful dinning experience at Fume's. The food was tasty and staff friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Pescetarians Brunch at Fume!
    NapanVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Banana Foster French Toast, Crab Omelet, Eggs Benedict, Huevos Ranceros and Caesar Salad were all deliciously served for our Sunday Brunch at this north west Napa gem. The perfect morning after locale after a Saturday of wine tasting in Napa or up valley is Fume Bistro. Our polite and knowledgeable server, Jason, steered us right for the main courses and delivered some of the best restaurant coffee we have ever experienced from a small Vallejo Roastery. Great Brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Flavors..Overstretched Staff?
    ReviewerOnTheRun
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Not as 'upscale' as we expected (nothing has been in Napa so far!)..... chic/casual - great neighborhood location just outside downtown Napa, off 29. Very small (TIGHT) parking lot behind restaurant - big vehicles avoid! Street parking seemed like better option. Nice menu, GREAT flavors in every dish we ordered. Service, while pleasant, was inconsistent, forgetting requests, but checking on us regularly. Would have been five stars overall if service was consistent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Experience
    OutoftownerVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant that you may not be aware of. Very friendly staff, efficient, prompt, and attentive. The food was well prepared, served timely, and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CNGoldenCO
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Pleasant atmosphere, attentive waitstaff. Very good wine list. Food above average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    KB23
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Took a colleague and his wife to dinner. We all enjoyed our food and the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration
    Willworkforfood
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We got to the restaurant early (5 pm) on Saturday night and got to sit at a nice table outside. Our server was attentive and the food was good. It was quite and easy to carry on a conversation with our table of 5. It was away from the downtown hustle and bustle. A nice place to recap and relax after a fun day of wine tasting and catching up with old friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Lunch
    nborhdgem
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I went to Fume with friends for lunch. We were not rushed and we all enjoyed our food. The desserts are also wonderful. I haven't been to Fume in a while, I must go there more often. I have never been disappointed there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    LJ1989VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    For our last night in Napa, we decided to eat at Fume after looking up the reviews on Open Table. I had the Chicken Penne (gluten free) an my husband had the braised short ribs. The portions are a good size and the dishes were very tasty. The Peach Cobbler was out of this world. My husband and I shared one but we could not finish it as it was quite rich. There is nothing "fancy" about this restaurant but it does not need to be, the food and service more than make up for it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    Witravelers
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner here. Food was great, and service very friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was expecting more...
    ThaiRicanFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    YELP!ers gave it a 4 star rating, I would've given it 3-3.5 tops. Service was wonderful, location was ok, restaurant itself looked nice enough. Very family and pet friendly. After spending a few days in Napa and eating AMAZING food, I was expecting it to be better. The food tasted pretty good and the portions very hardy, but it felt like food I could get anywhere, or make at home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for locals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Wait staff and host are welcoming and make you want to return
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day lunch
    LauraM
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I made reservations online through open table and then needed to add another person. As soon as I was able to do that, a second person wanted to join us. By then it wouldn't accept a change for the same time so I booked the full number for a later time. I called Fume' to explain what I needed and they were happy to oblige. We picked a VERY busy day to have lunch so it took quite awhile for the food to arrive but everyone really like their meals. I'd certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.