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The Boon Fly Cafe

4.5
4.5
933 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.

Please note that we accept brunch diners on a first come first serve basis and we take reservations for dinner only.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 299-4875

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Jake

  • Neighborhood

    Napa

  • Cross street

    Highway 121

  • Parking details

    On site

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 933 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wine Country

    Kid-friendly

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! We’ll be back for sure.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and amazing service! Love the causal atmosphere.
  3. JD

    JohnD

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here several times. Staff is always very pleasant and helpful. Food was outstanding as always. Consistently positive experience. Very quaint as well. Highly recommend!
  4. JB

    JulieB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Realized that breakfast, specifically their donuts, is their specialty, not dinner. Everything was bland, from the fried chicken to the mushroom pasta, a disappointment. Artichoke dip and fries were the best thing. Despite the food, service was good however the place was near empty.
  5. JJ

    JeanJean

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken was amazing, the donuts sublime. Great cocktails. And wonderful service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I’m not a big fan of southern cooking so it’s hard for me to rate the food. The service, however, was stellar. And the space was warm and welcoming. Every table was full but the ceilings are high and the airflow is good so it did not seem crowded or noisy. Our group shared 3 desserts, which were all fabulous. My favorite was the cheesecake with the homemade graham crackers!.
  7. N

    Napamel

    San Francisco

    272 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    272 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I live in Napa and have had dinner here several times. They have now blocked off the parking near the restaurant causing a problem with the parking. It is still an excellent place to go for good casual fine dining.
  8. AL

    AprilL

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was great and the waitress was extremely responsive. However the food was not very good. Our steak was over cooked but the pizza was good and so was the cab. In the end, the waitress removed the charge without us asking but we still left hungry.
  9. NM

    NapaMom

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I’ve been to Boon Fly on several occasions and love it. I think that this was just not our server’s day. She forgot to bring us a fork (which made eating grits challenging) and completely forgot the pie we ordered.
  10. TR

    TREXAIKEN

    E. Tennessee

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A return visit to Boon Fly Cafe did not disappoint!! Our last visit was about 5 years ago. Our waitstaff, Danielle was nothing short of amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable about every dish and detail. We were not extremely hungry, so we just wanted to have a light dinner. My hubby had the gumbo and I had a salad with prawns. Everything was totally amazing!! Thanks again for a good time & a great meal!!!
  11. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd time here. We loved the ambiance and the food. It was nice to see the staff smiling and happy. It was a good day. Thank you Boon Fly!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints, one of our favorite local spots. The chicken and salmon are favorites!
  13. F

    Firstavefred

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food was really good. The ambiance was like a dentist office in a barn. Music from the bar could be heard somewhat in the dining room. Very bright lighting for dinner with minimal decor.
  14. JE

    JaneE

    Tahoe

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We are locals and we love this place it is a little bit loud but consistent good food
  15. WL

    WestLoopItalianTreasure

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome fried chicken and great biscuits. Wonderful respite after a day in the Carneros…be careful Re their wines though. vERY steep corkage fee Of $35 per bottle that they didn’t mention - just charged. Would not come back because of that. Very disappointing
  16. g

    gnomoney

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions are huge and the food was great! Would go back in a heartbeat
  17. PM

    PattyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service, attention was paid to our comfort. Never felt rushed. Hefty portions on the fried chicken. Food very tasty.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We heard about this place from a friend who is a local. Decided to try it out as we are from out of town and we loved it. The shrimp and grits… yes please! So good!
  19. E

    Eileenwest

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The buttermilk biscuits were amazing (except the jam could use a bit more sugar)!! We felt the menu choices were not what we would regularly choose, but that’s on us, I guess. We would come back for breakfast, and more biscuits!
  20. JM

    JeriM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!
  21. CT

    CathyT

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious biscuits, gumbo, and margherita pizza! The staff was very friendly!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Server was great
  23. j

    jazzman

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was very reassuring that Boon Fly is maintaining its high standards. Love this place, as one who grew up on an Oklahoma farm, the ambiance rings true (with a modern take). And Danielle, our server, was her usual charming and efficient self. All-in-all, a satisfying experience in our neighborhood. Thanks, Richard
  24. KM

    KatelynM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    So hot in the dining room - given it was 105 degrees outside today. Our server was amazing but the open concept kitchen
  25. RC

    RobertC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had multiple appetizers, entries and desserts, they were all fantastic
  26. AJ

    AmandaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    Fried chicken was super dry. I found myself spitting it out in my napkin that’s how dry it was. The mashed potatoes were good though.
  27. AT

    AartiT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the salad, margherita flatbread pizza and especially those warm donuts with chocolate dipping! Will definitely come back again if I'm in the area :)
  28. JL

    JamesL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good , enjoyed the setting
  29. SK

    SKH5

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Place was awesome! Food was great and plentiful for the price...really nothing to complain about at all. Food was delicious...next time in Napa will definitely eat here again!
  30. MP

    MrsPegglesworth

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While staying at Carneros Resort we ate here several times. The breakfasts are great and the orange juice is freshly squeezed. Dinners are tasty as well. We had fried chicken with crazy good buttermilk biscuits. The staff is fabulous and you can tell they like their jobs making each visit a pleasant experience.
  31. MK

    MaKattack

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    All meals arrived except one. Then bunless Burger sent back twice. Waitress apologized but manager never came out. Disappointed.
  32. K

    vickyK

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting. Great food (the biscuits were a real treat), friendly service. Would go back!
  33. BK

    BryonK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a nice uninterrupted dinner. The right amount of attentiveness.
  34. FE

    FENS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food and service was good. No outdoor seating right now and the inside was very stuffy with no air circulating. Definitely need to open some windows or turn on some fans. Overall it was fine. Not sure we will return soon (at least until we can sit outside).
  35. MR

    MelissaR

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the best steak here ever! The food was cooked to perfection and the staff was very attentive and friendly. I highly rate my experience and recommend you eat here.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Onion rings and biscuits were outstanding. No vegetarian entree options otherwise would have given five stars.
  37. AM

    AMD115

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Driven past Boon Fly many times and glad we finally made time for a meal. Delightful staff, overall high food quality (flatbreads are great) and good location going to/from Napa.
  38. SJ

    SJNJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Very disappointed. The biscuits were flat and seemed microwaved. The grifts were undercooked and soupy. Items were missing from the salad that I noted other tables had.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and workers. good ambiance and nice place to hangout with family and friends
  40. L

    Lawrence

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    It was a bit underwhelming experience given the reviews I've read. We ordered the salmon and the fried chicken as mains and both dishes where just ok. I had the fried chicken. It actually had fairly good flavor, but it was just on the dry side. The mashed potatoes and the collard greens tasted like they've been sitting around in bain marie for hours. We had cheese cake and donuts for deserts. The cheesecake was not bad, but to be honest, I wouldn't be able to tell you the difference between it and what you would get from a local super market. The donuts were coated with way too much cinnamon sugar. Completely unnecessary considering it came with melted chocolate on the side. On the positive side, our waitress was really pleasant. Nothing here is terrible, but there's also nothing special about this place. Their website present themselves as some sort of rustic farm to table place. I was expecting simply cooked, but fresh ingredients, but there's nothing fresh about the food we tasted.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 933 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Boon Fly Cafe

4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highway 121

  • Neighborhood

    Napa

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On site

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Jake

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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