Fume Bistro & Bar

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2017 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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 covered, heated terrace is open all year and super 'dog friendly' during lunch and brunch hours - during dinner in the colder months we enclose the terrace 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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AC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

They seemed short-staffed and overwhelmed. I tried to be understanding but the server didn’t come back to our table after the sHe dropped off the food. 2 people at my table needed drink refills. When we finally flagged her down, we needed refills, boxes, and the check. I was also not impressed by the chicken BLT. The quality of the food didn’t match the price. I might try again for dinner.

LA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best neighborhood restautant hands down!! Food always good!

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem hidden in Napa. No hoity-toity attitudes here. Delicious food, excellent service, great drink choices and a visit from the owner was the icing in the proverbial cake.

M
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service as always. Sat on the patio where it is much quieter.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, friendly service.

D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A party of 8 with extended family and great grandparents. Service was very attentive and patient with the elderly challenges. I had the Caesar salad with Salmon.and it was fresh, tasty and paired well with the Honig Sauvignon Blanc. My husband had the ribs and they were tasty but a little dry. Normally everything is wonderful. Thanks for another great dining experience Fumé!

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good but not great. Probably not a must return place.

m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

This was not the first time we have eaten at this restaurant but it will be the last time. We ordered the barbecued ribs and found that the few ribs in the middle of the slab were perfectly done but the ribs at both ends were overdone and dry. I did not order anything else and my husband asked only for a bowl of squash soup. Unfortunately the soup was very spicy and he was unable to eat more than a couple of tablespoons. The waiter handled the situation perfectly, he only charged us for the one glass of wine we had ordered. To add insult to injury, although I indicated that we had open table reservations when we checked in, the following day we received an email stating that the restaurant told Open Table we were a no show. This was corrected when I called Open Table.

KB
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service without the nose bleed prices that are the norm in the Napa valley.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Fume for a second time and it was wonderful. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I can’t say enough good things about our experience this time. Try the fig flatbread!

ED
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall , this was an incredibly enjoyable dining experience. The wait staff went the extra mile and we got free dessert for my daughter’s 21st birthday celebration. Only two suggestions- one is to dampen the sound- it’s a bit noisy and the other is prices. However, I understand that prices have to fit the area. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was nice but busy. We were seated on time for our reservation. We ordered quickly an appetizer, salad, pizza and entree. It took 40 minutes for the appetizer and another 40 minutes for the salad. We eventually got tired of waiting and cancelled our entree and took most of the pizza home. The food was good but the wait made it not worth it. The waiter was great. Apologized and offered us free dessert. We were afraid of how long we would have to wait for that so we declined. The hostess felt bad and mentioned that they were short staffed.

CC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. Our requests were accommodated. Our special occasion - 31st Anniversary was not addressed by the staff per our reservation.

KF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were amazing! Can’t wait to go back for brunch!!

AS
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for brunch on Sunday. The service was quick and the food was delicious.

B
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite Napa places. Never disappoints. Excellent service and great food!

SG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

great brunch spot...……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service BJ is a superstar!!!!

K
Tahoe
59 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

PM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good with a great staff

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I dine at Fume, it’s a wonderful experience. Their Cabernet braised short rib risotto is by far my favorite dish in the valley! Their starters are all very good, and they always have seasonal specials as well. Definitely a great place to dine casually or on a date night.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

LI
London
74 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Let me start by thanking our server, Susan, for taking such good care of our party. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers: Mac n Cheese and Calamari. All of the entrees were really good: Sole, scallops, and rib-eye. The location was convenient and they have a parking lot!!! The ONLY complaint that we had was that the restaurant was just too noisy. We were seated smack in the center of the restaurant and we couldn't hear each other across the table. We would have been much happier at a corner table. It was Friday night and the Happy Hour scene was quite lively. It's all one big room so the noise from the bar carries throughout the restaurant. My suggestion is to pick a different night to dine and/or avoid the Happy Hour scene as much as possible. Thank you.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cute, casual spot with nice outdoor patio. Nice lunch menu. I had the chopped chicken salad and my boyfriend had the grilled steak salad- both were excellent.

J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a regular at Fume' since they opened their doors. I have never had a bad meal or experience there. It is the first place I recommend to out of town guests. It's where I had many first dates during my single period. I have used their catering service twice, once in 2008 and, again, earlier this year. They crushed it and the price was reasonable. Other quotes were 3 and 4 times as much and I'm not convinced would have been any better. Terry is down to earth and easy to work with. I look forward to many years of continued patronage. HIGHLY recommend!

MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Bad night. We love this place and go a few times per year. We just happened to go on a bad night this last time- looked like the wait staff was flustered at 6pm already, and they were out of the Halibut which was the special. Our server was nice and none of the poor service had to do with him, mostly when we got seated. Bottom line, tell the wait staff not to bicker while walking customers to their seat! We dont want to hear it.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Brought out a dessert with a candle to celebrate.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good food and service. It is a bit noisy inside but outside is quiet enjoyable.

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here . Great ambiance and food .

NJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Far surpasses what most "local" restaurants are like.

LN
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of those hidden gems that no one tells you about in Napa!! Amazing salmon; spicy shrimp dish; and chocolate cake for dessert. We dined here twice on our trip. I highly recommend it!!

LK
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I frequently enjoy the lunch combinations featuring soup, salad, 1/2 sandwich.
The pear (and currently peach) salads are always favorites! Salmon is moist and not overcooked.

One of my friends appreciates the opportunity to bring her dog onto the covered patio - which is 1 of the reasons we dine at Fume so frequently.

Servers are always well-informed as well as personal.

LN
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to Fume and our experience was excellent. I highly recommend the salmon, peach salad & the chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet!! Service & outdoor seating were also great!!

SR
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favorite places when in Napa! Reliable, delicious and great service. Love this place.

JO
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Susan is a treme dous server. Everything was wonderful.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch! The crab omelette was amazing. Highly recommend!

GF
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Busy place who forgot about me in a corner table. Left after 30 minutes no service. Lots of kids. Lots of noise. Never again.

E
Tucson
128 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice surprise. Great menu choices with adaptability for vegan and gluten free. Delightful outdoor seating.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was great the server was phenomenal the food was phenomenal the Ambiance was nice but it did take two people two hours to get through an appetizer two glasses of wine entree and dessert which seemed a little bit long. It took almost 90 minutes to get served our food. Other than that it was a great experience and I would probably go again.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sunday Brunch was excellent. You walk in and receive a welcome greeting from the Hostess. They had my reservation and table ready for my party right on time. Our Waitress was efficient and very nice. I ordered the Quiche special. I feel it wasn’t baked long enough. The texture was like a custard. And my friend ordered the Tri tip Hash and she really enjoyed it.
We live in the neighborhood so we are fortunate enough to walk. Really enjoyed the visit. Will return soon.

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