The Boon Fly Cafe

4.4
813 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 813 people are saying
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vipSashaPronko
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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vipMKH32
Seattle
4 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
21 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
1 review
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
21 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.

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Julies
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the biscuits! We were there for dinner on Easter and could have had the biscuits for our starter, our entree and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was so helpful. The cocktails were great, the gluten free options were plenty and the desserts were amazing. Highly recommended this restaurant. Can’t wait to go again.

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KimberleeB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have wonderful service and a great dinning experience here. The food never disappoints and the cocktails are always fabulous! Love the new outdoor dining.

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viplovetoeatout
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our main dish, shrimp and grits was undercooked. The grits were extremely crunchy and tasted like raw rice of all things. The manager and our server said that’s the way their chef ( which we thought wasn’t the correct title) prepared the grits. We’ve never tasted grits so undercooked! We’ve had grits in many locations and none have tasted so bad/undercooked as these!! In addition the service was really slow. Looking for a place for a nice meal? This isn’t the place to dine!!

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michael
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Loud obnoxious family all playing on devices spoiled our evening. I don’t want to listen to video games or kids arguing at any restaurant, much less at someplace that should have been a nice experience. Table behind us felt that loudly dropping the f word as an adjective for everything gave them street cred. Food was ok, but not memorable. I could overlook the rest if the food was great. Servers were great and were working so hard. Difficult to think of this place as somewhere to return to after experiences at places with similar price points in the same general vicinity that were so much more enjoyable.

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ChanelG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was great - I love the decor and environment :) definitely would recommend!

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LisaK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The space looked thrown together in a paved parking lot. It was cold and some of the space heaters didn’t even work. The food also came to the table lukewarm but the chicken was very tasty. The servers were lovely and attentive.

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CarlaC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Boonfly for dinner after celebrating my son's 21st birthday at wineries and vodka tasting (yes we are cool parents for our son to hang out with us) The service upon arrival was on point,, everyone was attentive. Food was phenomenal tasty! Everything we ordered was so delicious. We will coming back for Brunch!!

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ShermanC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Seating was in the parking lot and it was cold, service was slow shrimp and grits dry and the hush puppies where under cooked. I think they are better known for there breakfast.

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Meredith
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such wonderful food and service! Everyone is so kind!

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vipNVfoodie
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sadly it was a terrible experience and we used to go here often. The server was terrible. No drink orders, we had to ask for drinks. Very inattentive. Needed a new napkin after killing the spider was was on out table, again had to ask for it after a very long wait. The air conditioning was fully blowing. The food was Luke warm at best. No check in to see how our food was or I would have said it was cold. We were celebrating so it was a total downer to have our first indoor dining experience this. Won’t be returning.

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BarbaraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner in the really cute outdoor dining space. The salmon was wonderful, and my boyfriend loved the gumbo. Our sever was friendly and attentive.

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vipMaxflite
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great ambiance but service was spotty. Server was professional but it was obvious she had too many table to address.
Food was above average
Wine list needs updating. I ordered 2015 Prisoner. I got a 2019

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vipSenoritanunez
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the patio set up. it was very beautiful and kept us warm

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CDSS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I was disappointed and had high hopes. I understand with C-19 outdoor dining is still new to some places. The Boon Fly was cute upon arrival, but with as much wind there is, they need a much better outdoor enclosure. I had read it gets cold, but had no idea a blanket truly would have been beneficial. I should have gone with my gut and NOT ordered the porkchop, but wanted to try it none-the less. The chop was so over cooked I almost choked at one point. The brussel sprout/veg mix was good, but covered more than 2/3 of the plate. $5.00 for one cup of hot tea was a bit excessive. The biscuits for an appetizer were alright, but the fruit compote was something I could have done with out and had honey instead. I was disappointed in my experience, but can say I have been there. I will not be back.

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Kimb
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After making a reservation and showing up and receiving a confirmation email they were not open

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We went for a special occasion given we could not get reservations at there alternative restaurant farm at Carneros. Definitely a complete step down. I ordered the beef braised short ribs which were very dry over risotto. The other three in our party only ordered pizzas so those are not too hard to mess up. There is nothing extraordinaire about this restaurant I would give it a two out of five overall

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LorenR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring your blanket! They have heaters, but it was still quite chilly. I highly recommend the hibiscus margarita. So yummy. We loved the calamari but it’s not a generous quantity given the price. My husband’s kobe beef burger was a success. He thought it was a good value. I got the margherita flatbread and thought it was good.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The chicken was crispy but bland. The hushpuppies were mushy on the inside with no spice or salt. The sauce on the margarita pizza was missing on some parts of the pizza and the cheese was baked into the dough/crust so the pizza looked very sparse and tasted very bland-no seasoning on this pizza. The donuts and chocolate were excellent.

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fyrchez
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! We were seated right away, even though we were early! Our server was great, quick, efficient and very friendly.
Truly a memorable dinning experience!

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FiercenEpicurious
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food! Enjoyed the hushpuppies, shrimp & grits as well as the Kobe burger. The lines were pretty long during Valentines/President's Day holiday but the staff did their best to make the wait comfortable by checking in and even offering refreshments. Would definitely return again.

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PriBi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and great service. Food was delicious! Heating lamps kept us warm while dining outdoors

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. I had the gumbo and it was delicious. Date has the Kobe burger and it too was excellent. I asked for an espresso martini, which isn’t on their drink menu, but the accommodated my requested and it was spot on. The new outdoor dining is very nice, elegant, and had heat lamps near most tables. The furnishings were comfortable. The only thing I would add is soft music to the background because you can hear cars from the highway. Overall, Boonfly was excellent. Great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great, but our biscuits came out burnt. But our server made up for it with donuts that were off the chart amazing!

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LucyL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Boon Fly is always memorable. Food was excellent. Love the ambiance, like we’re far away from home. Our server was the best. Can’t wait to come back.

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CHENTYL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You CANNOT leave without trying their donuts!!! So good! Husband had the braised short ribs; rich and creamy! I had the Kobe burger with sautéed mushrooms and they actually cooked it PERFECT (medium rare)! It was my birthday and they brought out a complimentary glass of wine. I will no doubt be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I’ve eaten here before so I know the food would have been good, but I was stuck the corner without a heat lamp and ignored, with no menu ( something about the app and how you had to find the dinner menu, which I could not find). So I left.

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fromclayton
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job with the outdoor patio seating... much more ambiance than we had expected! Same wonderful food and service. Was anticipating your fried chicken the entire day!

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Marie
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

If you can't do it right, don't do it. We felt ripped off ($200 for 2 with mediocre food, moderate wine, no dessert) with the make-shift COVID seating: Close to service roadway with utility vehicles parked and operated; table under bright exterior lights with view of inside of restaurant/ now waiter station. As locals, we have been to Boon Fly many times. The value is not usually great, but we enjoy the property, so thought we would give a chance to support the business. The tent seating may have resulted in a better experience.

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TomH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very comfortable outdoor dinning
Heater was just right on a cool rainy night .

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SusanH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at Boon Fly. Danielle is amazing and we look forward to seeing her every time we go. Outside was nice, heaters were nice. I tried a new wine and it was delicious. These must be such hard times for restaurants and you did fantastic job with your outside eating area. I hope more partake! There were not too many people there on a Saturday night.
If I can tell anyone- Go! It's a wonderful experience, good food, great service and affordable in the heart of the beautiful Carneros region!

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 4.4 stars by 813 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.