About The Boon Fly Cafe
Fun, lively, and vibrant, The 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.
Napa, CA 94559
Hours of Operation:
Open daily from 7 am – 9 pm; reservations available for dinner only.
Breakfast: 7 am - 11 am (Tuesday - Thursday)
Brunch: 7 am – 3 pm (Friday - Monday)
Lunch: 11 am – 3 pm (Tuesday - Thursday)
Mid-day: 3 pm -5 pm (Daily)
Dinner: 5 pm – 9 pm (Daily)
Reservations are not accepted for Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch, but are recommended for Dinner Service
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Boon Fly Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Restaurant fit bus in earlier than our reservation time Hostess was energetic and welcoming and got us seated pretty quickly. Menu is wide ranging. We chose to order several apps and didn't need entrees. Brussels sprouts, lettuce wrapped spare ribs and potato tostones were all good.
We love your place for breakfast but we had a terrible dinner there last Saturday. Started with the French onion soup that 2 people ordered and sent back. It wasn’t just bad it was inedible.....not sure how no one tested that before serving. From then on it was down hill. You have a cabanara pasta on there that is nothing close to that so not sure why you call it that. Burger was good. Fried chicken ok but by that point we were just disappointed.
The lighting made me feel like I was in a hospital.
Again your breakfast is amazing but next time we will be making the trek to Yountville.
We've always enjoyed the Boon Fly Cafe for a weekend breakfast or brunch, despite an often lengthy wait for a table. We usually wait with a signature bacon Bloody Mary to pass the time. Food is always very good and service is generally efficient for a very busy time.
We decided to try dinner--food was good but not great. Donuts are always amazing. The service was very spotty with only a few tables at 6 pm. I'll continue to come for brunch, but not likely to return for dinner.
Very disappointed with the service we received. Our reservation was at 5:45 pm. As soon as we walked in (we were 5 min. late) the hostess immediately told us that they had another reservation at 7:30 and that we had some time to eat. In other words, we should hurry. It immediately ruined our mood and we did not enjoy our time or meals. We are locals who wanted to take advantage of "Restaurant Week" but they didn't have a good deal. Definitely will not be going back and would not recommend.
We arrived at our table at 6:30. The service was poor. The wait between our salad and our main course was an hour. The host gave us free dessert after I told him we had been waiting a long, long time. Everyone who came in after us had been served and departed. What should have been an hour experience ended up being 2 an 1/2 hours. We left after 9 pm. At least it included dessert. Might I say, the food was of solid quality. I hate to wait, so I won't be back for a long while, if I give it another go.
This our 3rd time at this restaurant. Once for breakfast, once for dinner and then again for breakfast with a larger group. LOVE their donuts - melt in your mouth goodness, and their food is both interesting and delicious. Oh - must have the bloody mary's, they are delicious! Their fried chicken was moist and the most "un-greasy" fried chicken I have ever eaten - huge portion that can definitely be shared the mashed potatoes tasted like they must have used the whole stick of butter in it - yum! A fun and lively spot! It will be a regular place for us, for sure!
My family went on New Year's Day. It took our server at least 10 minutes to come to our table. We ordered non-alcoholic beverages and it took 15 minutes to get those. We ordered 3 fried chickens and 2 pizzas, one vegetarian and one with salmon. The restaurant was not busy but service was extremely slow. Our server walked away when he asked if everything was ok and I tried to ask for the check. He did this twice when we were asking for something. We witnessed a patron being served the paper wrapper on their cheese for their cheeseburger, so to say we were not impressed is an understatement. The one person in our party who had the salmon pizza ended up getting sick from it, so I don't think any of us will be back.
We have been dining at Boon Fly for the past 2-years - and I normally have the fry chicken - which I love. It's the best I have ever had and boast to my friends about it - and ask them to try it. But, a few days ago I had the fry chicken for dinner - and was very disappointed! I was shocked how greasy it - never like this in the past. Also, not critical, but the portion seemed less? My girlfriend had the salmon and lentils, and said, the salmon was good but the lentils seemed hard. So, I am not sure if it was just that night or something changed in the kitchen?
Had a wonderful Christmas Day dinner. The Christmas meal choices are delicious. The service is very friendly and comfortable. And the ambiance of the place is wonderful. Feel like you’re so far away from civilization but in reality you’re right by a highway. In all highly recommended.
Terrific food in a fun, casual environment. The menu has great options and the pricing is more than fair. Good wine list, as you would expect. The Carneros location is perfect for those who can't decide to head to Napa or Sonoma. Split the difference. Only downside on last visit was our party of 6 was seated at a table for 4. Very uncomfortable. Had made the reservations a couple of weeks in advance, and if they couldn't accommodate that size party comfortably, they should have just said so.
My husband and I went to the Boon Fly Café for an early dinner. We were in Napa enjoying a winery party and this restaurant was centrally located to the event.
The food was good, served timely and our food server was very professional and friendly.
Parking can be limited, but we were able to find a spot. The restaurant was pretty busy for 6PM, but the kitchen seemed to handle the rush just fine.
My husband and I both agreed we'd go back there again, even though Napa is a bit out of our way.
We enjoyed our visit...until next time!
We have been to Boon Fly Cafe many times & are never disappointed. We often have the fried chicken because it is absolutely delicious but this time went with a flat bread & it was lovely. And we ALWAYS have the donuts for dessert - we simply cannot resist!! Wonderful as always...
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