The Boon Fly Cafe

4.5
844 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Fun, lively, and vibrant, Boon Fly Café serves modern rustic cuisine in a contemporary roadhouse atmosphere. Start your day with our signature Boon Fly donuts, and end it with our award-winning fried chicken or one of our nightly dinner specials. Resort guests and locals alike are drawn to the energetic vibe and satisfying cuisine that’s based on the agricultural heritage of the region.

Named for a Carneros pioneer named Boon Fly, who planted orchards and vineyards in the area in the mid-1800s, our café is a homage to local flavor.

Boon Fly, descended from settlers of the early New England Colonies, was part of the great tradition of wagon trains that brought many of the early families west. He was drawn to the farmlands north of the city and settled outside of Napa on a property that would become known as the Fly District.

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
Physical Distancing
  • 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 844 people are saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EdwardD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Food and Excellent Service.
The homemade doughnuts are awesome. Exceptional Food.

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Marie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, especially the fried chicken and service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food. Gumbo, fried chicken, and doughnuts. Are you kidding?

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Foodiefromcali
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Came here twice yesterday; once for breakfast and again for dinner. Both were great experiences. Breakfast was much busier but nonetheless excellent service and excellent food. For breakfast I had the chicken and waffles, then for dinner had the shrimp and grits (my favorite between the two!) Also had a watermelon mimosa for breakfast which was a treat as well. Coffee was very good. Love this place!

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vipFateoptional
Los Angeles
173 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had dinner here, which came recommended, though the staff seemed listless and slightly silent. Perhaps it was the end of a busy weekend, but the interactions were monosyllabic and uninterested. It was also odd that the music played by the chefs behind their open-air counter was audible throughout the whole restaurant and it clashed horribly with the music piping through the general speakers, intended for the patrons. As I said before, this indicates uninterested management. The biscuits here are amazing and you can come for them alone. The roasted pork chop and the salmon were okay, if slightly underseasoned. So, overall, we expected more. Brunch looks fun -- perhaps meals focused on the biscuits, like many brunch items, are the safe bet.

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Debdoll
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I made reservations and when we arrived they were peeping the table. Most of the food was delicious but the Mac and cheese was bland. Salmon and fries were fabulous , biscuits with honey butter and preserves were also. The service was crappy and the focus was not worth the wait.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a birthday with some friends, service was great! Flatbreads were delicious and crispy. The rhubarb empanada was incredible, the lemon glaze with it was *chef kiss*.
Will be returning!

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TraceyG
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent but we were a bit surprised when we walked in. The decor is extremely casual but don’t let that fool you. The food is incredible!

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Patan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Crispy calamari very good flavor, salad was large but could have used more veg and less lettuce. Donuts were delicious.

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hunter
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server Tamara was superb but unfortunately I can not say the same for the host. Young lady with shoulder length brown hair.

Not to be confused with the other server who was brunette with blue glasses,( I think) who was also very attentive and polished.

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Lilone
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sister trip. Checked this out for dinner. Because there were 3 of us we had to book 4:45 pm but i feel we could’ve booked later. They just reserved those tables for parties of 2z that’s my only gripe. Otherwise food was good, server was friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy food (hush puppies, fried chicken, and ohlone salmon flat bread) and great service!

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vipTeinaS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Ordered the Shrimp and Grits, not what I expected. Consistency was off, was expecting more. Had just did a business trip week before to Atlanta and was expecting the same quality, would not recommend. Server kept forgetting to bring condiments, but provided extended service to other customers. Meal went cold, not a memorable experience for a long awaited trip to Napa with sister to celebrate her marriage engagement :-(

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Betty
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For 2 courses during dinner service the food arrived significantly before drinks. Be sure to hold off on ordering until you want the food. Our appetizer was out in less than 5 minutes. I realize it is a cafe but for the price point and location would expect more skilled timing. Shrimp and grits excellent. Fried chicken off and again as it came out so fast hard to believe it was made to order.
Would return but w the knowledge of when and what to order.

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RochelleC
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They were out of 3 different bottles of wine. Food was meh.

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JaniseH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Away for my 40th birthday. Good food, slow service but they seemed short handed for a Friday evening.

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MelissaK
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Wait staff made errors on 3 ordered items, gumbo was tasteless and bakers dozen donuts only came with 9.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super cute and the service was excellent!! The buttermilk biscuits, donuts, and butterscotch pudding were amazing!

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JH21
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful location, good and service. Wine was delicious but not sure I’d order mixed drinks from the bar again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun vibe and great food! Huge portions.

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Woodington
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Went to Boon Fly for a laid back anniversary dinner. Staff was attentive old fashioned ‘made-to-order’ yeast dough donuts, rolled in sugar & cinnamon served hot with a rich chocolate sauce. Coffee was a disappointment, chicory tasting, not the rich coffee bean one would expect given the gourmet selection so readily available in the Bay Area.

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vipIanC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Boon Fly a couple times on our stay in Napa. Once for breakfast and once for dinner. Both times were exceptional. The food and service were great.

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CaitlinSF
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a perfect meal before or after a visit to Domaine Carneros. Charming spot with a nice variety in the menu.

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AndrewS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a nice way to spend an anniversary

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Puck
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boone Fly is THE go to restaurant for us...especially when we want a friendly place to take out of town guests. Tamara, Danielle, Juan, and the entire staff are attentive and always offer great service. Fried chicken, the Kolbe burger, or the salmon are great. Love this place!

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vipMontressaE
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal. Honestly the Salmin might have been the best I ever ate! Service was first rate. Felt very safe with COVID protocols. I highly recommend, not just for brunch!

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ToughCritic
Tahoe
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Started with the warm buttermilk muffins, which were excellent. Enjoyed a NY steak and Gumbo for main courses. Food was very well prepared. We will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Long wait, even with a reservation. Thirty min +. Everything else was great. Only the one complaint.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great burger!

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John
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. We liked the pork chop, fried chicken, and asparagus.

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vipSashaPronko
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their food, service and ambiance. I should’ve remembered our sever’s name because she was outstanding! But everyone there is very friendly and helpful.
I had their burger and it was cooked to order. Their drinks are also incredible and well balanced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Delicious biscuits

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MKH32
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love this place so much that I go every time I'm in the area. They are very accommodating and thoughtful. They even have yummy gluten-free desserts. Get the chicken and waffles brunch and the fried chicken dinner.

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vipMarilyn
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. Went back a second night we enjoy it so much.

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MarkL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great outside seating area- I preferred the outdoor space to old inside space! (It helped that it was a perfect day with a very light breeze.)

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Tablefor4
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I made reservations just about 2 months ago. We arrived on time for our 7:00 res - we were seated outside (we were not given a choice). It was windy and cool and unfortunately the heaters could not keep up. We sat for about 10 minutes and then a runner dropped off water. The server arrived at 7:25 and took our drink/app order. Drinks finally arrived at 7:40. Our food was dropped off by a runner around 8:00 or so. My husband called to his back to ask our server for another glass of wine. The food was good. I had chicken and the skin was crispy and tasty. The potatoes and greens were also good. My husband enjoyed his shrimp and grits. Our water glasses and drink glasses were empty. The server came by with the glass of wine after we were both done eating. She asked if I wanted something else, but I declined as I was done with my meal and cold and ready to leave. When we arrived there were about 5-6 tables with guests and then we were the only table outside for about the last 15 minutes of our stay. I honestly have never felt so ignored at a restaurant. With so many choices in Napa I don’t think I will be back even though the food was good. Service really does make or break an experience.

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Tyler
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We saw the tell tale red building from the road and knew we had arrived. Not having dined here before, we didnt know what to expect or that the restaurant was attached to a resort/spa/hotel. Upon entering the compound, the high solid walls reminded me of either a construction site or an upscale prison sans guard towers and barbed wire. Its petty, but kinda killed the outside ambiance.

We were greeted by the super friendly and attentive staff and guided to our table. We wanted to eat everything on the menu. Deciding an app and mains was difficult as it all sounded fantastic! Choosing the fried broccolini for an app, the Kobe Burger for my wife and I had the Salmon with black eyed peas. Also ordered a delicious bottle of Grenache. The broccolini was awesome! The mains, equally awesome! Had we known the fried broccolini were that good, one of us should have ordered the fried chicken. The group across from us did and I wanted to distract them and steal a piece! Lol, maybe next time.

Oh ya, the donuts.......!

Great food and service!

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FrancieS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner selections were good, plentiful. Service was great!

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vipScottielew
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was great and the biscuits are amazing!!

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vipToree
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Decided to eat at Boone Fly for dinner. Service was good and we appreciated the indoor dining accommodations although it was still a bit chilly inside. Three star rating because the fried chicken was either not seasoned or just seasoned with a tiny pinch of salt & pepper. As a southerner I think I expected more but I could understand if seasoned fried chicken is not a thing in California. Collards were decent however. I think I would try this restaurant for brunch the next time I'm in Napa. Seems like brunch is more of their wheel house.

FAQs

The Boon Fly Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Boon Fly Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 299-4875.

The Boon Fly Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 844 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.