Fume Bistro & Bar

4.6
1860 reviews
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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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and our server were great!! One of our favorite go-to restaurants. The special corned beef and cabbage were delicious!

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m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Mediocre in every way. We had to wait to be seated, the food is very average to below average, I've had a better meal at a Denny's. A true test, of our entire group I notice not even one person finished their plate, about 1/2 was left behind.

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KR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem in Napa and well worth a visit. We thoroughly enjoyed the nightly specials-- Mahi Mahi served with ginger rice and Pork Tenderloin served with a cabernet wine reduction sauce and mashed potatoes. Both were excellent! Service was friendly and efficient. Our third visit and we definitely will be back!

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DL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Service was exemplary.

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BH
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks to all of the Open Table reviews we decided to try Fume Bistro when we were in Napa. So very glad we did! The food was delicious. We loved sitting on the patio that was warm enough with the heaters. The grilled artichoke was the best we ever had. The onion rings were not greasy and the halibut was very well prepared. We look forward to returning next time we are in the area.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful find in Napa. Away from the typical wine touring traffic. A neighborhood place brimming with locals upon our arrival at 7. A good indication: The small parking lot was filled and we had to park 1 1/2 blocks down the street for on street parking

The staff was amazingly gracious and kind. We were greeted by a host who was carrying a vey happy baby in her arms. Stacey, our waiter was delightfully attentive.

The small details were perfect. The water for the table was perfectly cold and refreshing. When is the last time you read a review that spoke of the water for the table?

We began with the grilled artichoke. Perfectly done on the woodfire grill.

For a salad, we chose to split the pear salad. Again attention to detail- the salad was brought out on two small plates. Again, wonderfully prepared and presented.

For the main course we had the roasted half rosemary chicken and the Flat iron Steak with fries, medium.

Afterwards, the sorbet and an apple and dried cherry Crisp that was to die for. I am not typically an ice cream eater but when Stacey obliged my request for a half portion of the usual serving on the side, I could not help putting it in its rightful place on top of the crisp!

All of this accompanied by an appropriate bottle of 2016 Franciscan Cabernet.

Stuffed! And contented. Will definitely be back. I didn’t even get to try the pizza. The 1 1/2 block walk back to the car was absolutely in order and appreciated.

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L
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Solid Neighborhood bistro with good well prepared food and friendly efficient service. No tourists here, just locals who support a very good Restaurant.

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z
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Dinner was delicious, our server was so helpful and efficient and the restaurant was warm and comfortable for a chilly winter's evening.

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RK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, and good service - but I would have loved to have seen some vegetables and/or salad with my steak. The steak was beautifully cooked and very nice, but served with just French Fries? - but I am not American so maybe my expectations are different. I did really enjoy it though, but for me the vegetables are as important as the steak. :-)

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RO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVE THAT YOU OFFER A KETO FRIENDLY BREAKFAST! THANK YOU!

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LS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

For the price, there should have been more flexibility by the cook to serve a delightful meal to a guest with celiac. While I was served a meal that didn’t make me sick, I would like a more expensive meal like this one to not shoe horn me into just a couple of choices. The next night, at a different restaurant, I was treated as a valued guest and felt great to not be made to feel as if I am the problem.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Staff is very nice. Order came out wrong, which was instantly corrected. Food was mediocre. (Tuna appetizer is really bad - not at all like any other ahi tuna I’ve ever ordered before. Dipping sauce came straight out of a jar. Didn’t even finish wasting it.) Prices are really high for average quality food. Probably won’t return, to be honest.

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P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fume was an excellent choice to bring my husband and two kids and my brother to a lovely meal. The ambiance was casual and lively. Seemed like a local crowd and off the beaten path from the more "famous" Napa eateries. The food was delicious, American classic dishes. They had a great kids menu (which was one of the selling points for me) and the prices were reasonable. Nice wine list, obviously.
Wait staff were super nice and very kid-friendly. All in all an enjoyable dinner! I would definitely recommend this place to others coming to Napa for dinner!

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice neighborhood place, popular with the locals. Good food and service, full bar.
Have been there before an.d will be back.

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OT
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took a while to be seated even though we had a reservation! But overall love the food!

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d
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really busy but staff were attentive -food was tasty and well done

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MB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes were amazing!

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TS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was in a great location. Loved the spinach and the coleslaw. The ribs were good to. Didn't really care for the crab cakes. World get something different next time

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TK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local place to dine and was excellent as always!

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DK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at Fume so we feel right at home. The staff is always welcoming and friendly. The service is prompt but not overwhelming. Food is always great so we are there often and routinely include Fume on the short list when friends for family visit Napa. A+!

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OT
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to this local's spot. We were very impressed with the quality of the food. Both of our dishes were cooked perfectly. Our waitress said she was new to Fume and training. She was excellent: very personable, attentive and had great suggestions for us about the restaurant. We will dine here again at our next visit to Napa.

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OT
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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WC
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious as always and we had fast friendly service!

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RP
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Monday night special of meatloaf and garlic mashed potatoes, it was 3

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s
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family dinner at Fume Bistro was excellent! This has become our neighborhood go-to place. The quality of the food, the excellent customer service and ambiance is consistently the best of any other restaurant in the Napa Valley. I had the pork chop for dinner and it was very tasty and tender. It melted in my mouth! Thank you Fume for a very enjoyable evening. We will be back - soon!

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s
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is so good here, something for everyone. I always get the Huevos Rancheros I love it and the Spicy Bloody Mary. Great way to start a Sunday. Yum!! I have had Eggs Benedict, it is awesome too. It's all good!!!

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WO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall ambiance was special. The service was friendly. The food is always delicious !!Judie and I always enjoy our meal there, it always gives us a feeling of being at a neighborhood restaurant!!!!

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V
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fume is always consistent with their food and service. The food is always delicious, no matter what you order! We love coming to Fume! Their staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We are fortunate in that we live close to the restaurant, but would come here even if we didn't.

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will be a repeat customer. Excellent experience all around. However, they need to update their online menus to reflect Sat/Sun brunch rather than lunch items available.

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M
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fume is always accommodating to menu changes for individual preferences. I've had lunches and dinners here that are always delicious. This Saturday I had a brunch. Oh My, that crab omelette was outstanding, especially with a nice flute of NV sparkling wine. It was a birthday for a friend and the staff recognized her very nicely with a birthday sundae. Very welcoming restaurant.

As a resident of Napa, I would go here for any meal in any season.

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J
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in town. Eaten there literally over a 100 times. Sunday meatloaf and their halibut are my favorites

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Fume ! Great food and excellent service . Consistently good !

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IS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place with homemade delicious food.
Service was wonderland food was delicious!
We will definitely come again when in the area.

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MH
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good and will go again. Only complaint was the heavy food smell- needed to air out coats.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal - try the warm olives! Wine selection seemed a little limited, but the signature cocktails were good. Great for a casual dinner or a special occasion.

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OT
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always giid

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tha lamb shank and ribs were excellent.

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J
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. The food is always perfect. We had the mahi mahi ( a special) and it was delicious. The chef is a magician with fish! The service is always good, the severs friendly and knowledgable. And we usually see someone we know there. Definitely one of our favorites. Good drinks too!

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for anytime or occasion.

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