Fume Bistro & Bar

4.7
1897 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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was recommended to me. It was delicious! Although the sweet signature martini tasted like bathroom cleaner smells (maybe just personal taste) and the restaurant itself was a little smoky from the pizza oven. I’d still recommend it. My Cajun shrimp pasta dish was amazing!

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MM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistently great food. It's a Napa gem, a hangout for locals

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I had a special short rib hash and ahi salad. Both were great! The milk chocolate cheesecake and Creme brûlée were fabulous also. The server was attentive and we had a wonderful time!

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DH
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch. Lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes delicious!

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LT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to local spot. Always consistently good.

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KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately we had to wait 45 minutes even with a reservation. Super bummed

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DP
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visiting Fume and enjoyed every aspect of the experience on both occasions.

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and wonderful atmosphere. Would definitely highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting an affordable, yet five star experience!

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Fume is great both as our regular place and as a destination to bring guests. We will be back.

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San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a fantastic place for locals. The chef is great and he comes up with awesome specials for the day. If you ever visit Napa this is the place that locals go.

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CB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fume is fantastic and we don't dine there enough! Local friendly although I'm sure our Napa Valley guests would enjoy the sincere hospitality of the staff, timely service and of course, amazing food! Oh, and the Bloody Mary's were divine! We will definitely return.

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Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch. Good variety on menu. Meatloaf burger (beef, veal, and lamb(?)) was great. Pizza crust was perfect.

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place that is not too far from our house, so when my wife's birthday came around, she knew where she wanted to go. Made on-line reservations and saw a drop down box for "occasion" and clicked birthday. We were seated fast, and attended to in the same way. Placed our order and had our meals very quickly, and even asked for extra sauce that was delivered before we knew it. The meal was great as always, and then after we were finished, we were not sure about desert. Just then the waitress appears serving my wife a special "Birthday Desert" to her surprise. Made the evening even more special.
Great place in North Napa if you don't want to deal with all the downtown bustle and trendy places. Fume' is a great staple for the locals.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Fume Bistro many times. The food is very good—try the short rib risotto. The service is always top-notch, and I like the relaxed, casual ambiance.

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b
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The waitress forgot my guests salads bringing their dinner first. Also when reviewing the specials she mentioned a fish and when my guest ordered it she said it was a different fish.

The young man (bus boy) was terrific.

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JN
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service

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LK
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always dependable positive experience at this locals' favorite!
Love the Pear Salad with added chicken/shrimp/salmon.
Our server (Jason B) was a VERY fun addition to our dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was fantastic. Wish I knew his name. We both had the steak and fries and it was so good! And the Syrah from Eponymous was great! Yum

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San Francisco
224 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Patio room is very noisy. The special Halibut had too many items on it so it made it hard to taste the fish. Everything else is fine. In the future, I would eat in the main room since the patio is so bare bones.

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TL
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Even with a 100 person bridal party present that evening the staff provided a great experience for me and my wife. 5 stars

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OT
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Second visit and the food was very good this time, too. A nice casual evening at Fume: good service, drinks and food. Plan to return.

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KL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I shared the short-rib rissoto and it was wonderful! Our service was great - very personable. Felt like there were a lot of locals there which is always good. We would definately go back.

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CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious. We have been in your restaurant many times and it is always good.

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Z
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good as usual

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SD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. We were in a bit of a hurry, but our order wasn't taken until about 15 min after we were sitting.

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SM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Sunday special. It was $30.00 which was a great value and the food was delicious.

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z
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Fume Bistro are wonderful. We had a delightful dinner and evening. We were surprised to find they have Happy Hour at the bar 7 days a week! The pretzels with marinara sauce were heavenly as well as the bubbles!

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KP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant! The Crab Omelette is one of my favorite weekend brunch meals. And the Halibut and pear salad from the dinner menu is delicious. The staff is incredibly nice and we go there very often. I highly recommend it!

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j
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place in Napa. Tasty food with both casual and more formal options. Indoor or outdoor seating. Many locals have this on their regular list.

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JL
Central Coast
31 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner from start to finish. Had shared pear salad which was excellent and not over dressed. I had the Short rib risotto and she had a lamb shank special. We finished with splitting the hot fudge sundae. Was a nice casual place that seemed to be more of a locals hangout which was fine for us.

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PL
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is amazing, the quality of service extremely professional and very attentive, and the setting is a lot of fun. It can get a bit loud with big parties seated in the main room which may be resolved by seating parties of 8 or more in the outside area. Otherwise, we can't wait until we get an opportunity to return.

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MS
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Popular locals place with great food and service. Can be a bit noisy and the tables are packed together. Had the special rib eye and it was excellent. The tuna poke was disappointing but it’s great other times. It was a very busy Friday night and there was a table of 16 next to us that contributed to the noise.
But as locals we never hesitate to go there.
And the bar tender makes great drinks.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food was great, we enjoyed our meal!

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CS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome, as usual!! You are our favorite restaurant in the whole valley!!

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b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good, inside cozy, outside not so much.
We have been at your place since we moved to Napa 18 years ago - you have a friendly staff and we find comfort food.

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SP
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ordered the salmon and my friend had the mahi-mahi special. Both were very good and were served with a fresh vegetable and potatoes or rice. The food is consistently good at Fume Bistro.

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n
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good. Service attentive and pleasant. Very kind to our dog. We are locals and just haven't dined there very often, not sure why, but we will consider Fume' more often when thinking of places for dinner.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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 on March 14, 2019
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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