Fume Bistro & Bar

4.6
2486 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2486 people are saying
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vipDuck
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on a Monday evening. All of our restaurant choices were closed so we decided to try Fume. We were surprised and extremely pleased. Great bartender, lively vibe, excellent service along with very good food.

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MarinaGirl
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was wonderful! As the restaurant had some empty tables, we weren't rushed to leave and were able to leisurely enjoy our lunch and catch-up with work mates we'd not seen for many months!

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JanaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed all of our food and our server, Jamie, who was great! The food was very good and prices very reasonable! We will go there again when we are in the area!

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vipGolfers4ever
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Fume. Enjoyed brunch with salmon Benedict, cheddar biscuit with gravy, and lemon ricotta pancake with lemon curd and blueberries. Most accommodating about half orders. Food delicious and service great!,

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vipSueP
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here! Cute restaurant tucked away off of main road. The food, drinks, service and ambiance was outstanding. We will definitely return here again.

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MirandaN
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything that we had was great! From drinks and aps to the main course (Cajun pasta for him and Sparerib risotto for me) everything was exceptional. Service was great and personable.

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no1bruin
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always exceptional, the service is top rate and the patio is absolutely lovely.

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AnnieRe
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Brunch menu small but sufficient. Benedicts are served on croissant - first bites ok but croissant absorbed sauce and became gummy. Breakfast burrito bland. The overwhelming flavor was the black beans. Very little egg and other ingredients. All ingredients were pretty finely ground, so consistency was like a grainy puree, so flavors almost all masked.

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Albert
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another great evening at Fume Bistro. Consistently good food and drink and welcoming, attentive and unpretentious service from Jamie - she's a pro at handling food allergies with aplomb.

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VictoriaB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way— highly recommend. So fun to have a nice and delicious restaurant in town that doesn’t feel like it’s for tourists.

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RichT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Came here for lunch the day before Thanksgiving to celebrate my mother’s birthday. This is a true Napa local spot. It’s her favorite restaurant and we haven’t been since 2019 pre-pandemic. Food was very good, although the service and welcoming atmosphere was below average. Seems newer staff or just not attentive. I understand it’s been a struggle for restaurants for staffing but just isn’t the same service.

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Albert
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well prepared, delicious food, unpretentious and attentive service, varied menu and reasonable prices. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and look forward to going back.

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vipRoyY
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our server had too many tables to cover.
He was not ver attentive.

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vipStephenC
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Funi is always a fun spot with great food and service. Easily missed by Napa day-trippers on 29 it is a Napa-worthy foodie destination.

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DenaM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and drinks. Very friendly staff!

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vipBusybea
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the roasted artichoke and pétrole sole is my favorite. Thank you for the birthday dessert.

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vipIngridS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We come from Sonoma to you and we really like it for service and good food.
We had a nice waiter and good service and our friends came from East Bay.

it is our favorite place to meet them!!

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KathyD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see you survived! Our favorite place in Napa. When we are visiting we stop for the grilled artichokes!

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vipNapamel
San Francisco
256 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As Senors my wife and I appreciated that they are willing to split orders. This saved us the trouble of taking food home. The main problem was the noise which made it hard to hear.

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KariP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fume is one of my favorite restaurants in Napa. I especially love their soups, and now my favorite one is back in season. The Manhattan Clam Chowder is fantastic! I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omg. Don’t tell anybody. But this is our new fav breakfast spot! We stopped in for yummy breakfast and got an outstanding breakfast experience.

Fumé’s chef’s breakfast menu was probably one of the best we’ve had. Albeit this would seem like a relatively average kind of spot from the drive by, it was one of the best breakfast menus (and experiences) we’ve had in a long time.

Homemade light fluffy (and slightly crispy) biscuits covered in southern, well seasoned scallion sausage gravy. Comforting but not too heavy. Served in a cast-iron skillet. Best I’ve had in years.

Lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote… Amazing! And delicious buttermilk pancakes. Special of the day was filet mignon hash with chanterelle mushrooms, spinach & hollandaise sauce. Outstanding! A delicious bloody Mary perfect with amount of space!

Great, cozy decor and ambiance-simple, cute and cozy with friendly down to earth staff. We’d drive up from Walnut Creek in a heartbeat for breakfast here again!

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viplagden
Sacramento
49 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesse is a super waiter 10 stars

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vipHarryS
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good menu, good food, friendly service but parking sucks.

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DanaB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive service no one rushed us as couldn’t decide on entrees. Amazing pumpkin cheesecake for dessert after a lovely meal. We will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great, friendly service and quality food.

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TedO
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice place, good food, albeit a bit expensive. Service was OK.

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Bridget123
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We were pleased to see that the restaurant was busy (in view of covid losses) and pleased that we had asked for indoor dining on a rainy night when we were initially led to an outdoor table as the hostess agreed to reseat us.

The food at Fume Bisto was good and the service pleasant. The restaurant did not seem aware that it was an anniversary, noted in our reservation, but it was a very busy night....

A good choice for an informal meal, perhaps best enjoyed in a group.

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MichelleL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Knocked it out of the park again! Great service and still bustling after all these years!!

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KariP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the beet salad, and my boyfriend, Ballon Bob had the braised short ribs and I had the salmon. They were fantastic, prepared flawlessly and served by attentive staff. I highly recommend it!

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vipROBERT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with great selection. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Napa.

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vipwinowoman
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another great evening at Fume, other than the check in with the young pre-occupied hostess. We had reservations at 7:00, and were told it would be about 10 minutes. I went to the bar to order my husband and I a cocktail and sat down there. There were several tables for 2 available that I saw. A few minutes later another couple came in and a wait staff person assisted them (They were walk in's) and showed them right to a table. Brought that to the attention to the hostess, who then sat us. Great service and food after that. Pork Chop amazing and HUGE portion. Husband had the flat Iron steak, perfectly cooked, and again great portion. Brought in wine and they didn't charge corkage, so extra tip for waiter.

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vipHiDe
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Although our reservations were for outdoor seating, some of their tables are not truly outdoors. So call ahead an verify with them if that is something you need. The hostess was kind and accommodated us.

The service was a little slow because the restaurant was busy and it seemed like they were understaffed. If you are dining with young ones, make sure you bring things to occupy them while you wait.

The restaurant was also noisy so if you are looking for a quiet date night, this wouldn’t be a good place at least on the weekends.

The scallop special and the sole were good choices. The Mac and cheese was nice and cheesy. The apple and cherry crisp was very good.

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VictorO
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, efficient service by our waiter Renė. Will come back.

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vipJaneE
Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We are locals and love their food. the service was a little hectic last night, but they did their best! They always do. It was a bit noisy until one party left, then it was lovely.
We highly reccommend.

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VladimirS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent drinks ambience and company was very good! Record it for any and all events!

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DianeW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a consistently good restaurant with good food and good service.
I heard our server tell a customer that service is slower than usual because they don't have enough employees.That seems to be the state of affairs everywhere these days Our service was fine but we arrived early.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was mediocre 💯

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LydiaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is very good and so is service, will go back again

FAQs

Fume Bistro & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 257-1999.

Fume Bistro & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 2486 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.