The Boon Fly Cafe
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.
Great comfort food. Very personable service. Love this place.
The soup came out cold. The spinach salad was not substantial.
The service was exceptional. Very friendly. Great craft cocktails! Problem is that the entrees that we ordered were less than special. We wouldn’t go back for the food, but it is fun to hang out at.
Fantastic experience! Delicious food and exceptional service, accommodating our every request. Could not ask for more.
Great service with wonderful food. Everything we had was great, especially the chicken boccolini.
Food was not up to previous visit. Margarita Flat bread had NO tomatoes on it, for example. Hopefully just a one-time event. Service was excellent though!
Always a pleasure dinning at BF! Food quality is never in question, & service is A++
Consistently good, modern comfort food. The wine list is surprising limited (and pricey) given the location. Farmhouse feel of the restaurant is nice and relaxed, and the service is always friendly and helpful.
Great service, food and value ! Loved the Brussel Sprouts ! Nice tap beer selection as well. Salmon was excellent ! Very convenient on the way back west from the Napa Valley
Great food, super fun place! We are already looking forward to our next visit. The desserts are amazing! Large portions.
Nice spot at the beginning of Napa valley, with an intimate flair and relaxed ambience. The food is simple but made from 100% locally sourced produces (Mary’s fried chicken in very recommended!), and the wine list is also fairly interesting. The staff is kind and helpful, in general the place is a good value for money.
We just got into Napa for the week and checked in to the Carneros Resort. Tired after a long trip, we decided to check out The Boon Fly Cafe. It was a lovely casual dining experience. The waitress was delightful and the food exceptional! I highly recommend this experience to anyone in the area.
Would recommend for breakfast, not sure about dinner.
We so love this place. The food is amazing, the service is perfect, and the atmosphere is so warm and lovely.
The servers were so nice and attentive. We were being served by 3 servers!
The fried chicken that use to be spicy is now bland. I stayed away from it and instead got the prime rib, which tasted really good. Service was really great.
I haven't been to Boon Fly in years and wasn't disappointed. The fried chicken was cooked to perfection. If you order dessert, the donuts are warm and delicious. We went for Valentine's day dinner and it was a lovely and even romantic venue. We'll be back and won't wait years!
Quite charming, lovely atmosphere and the shrimp and grits were amazing.
The food was amazing, there was more than enough of it, and it was still a casual, comfortable environment. We'll definitely be back.
Wonderful service, good comfort food in a quaint spot.
Had a nice dinner at Book Fly this weekend. The food and service ere a solid four stars to us. Some of the dishes were really good and others a tad out of whack. Fried chicken dinner included a salad and dessert for $37 which is a bargain I’m Napa. Salad was overdressed and had way too much spinach compared to the other stuff. The dinner was good - excellent tart collard greens and tons of really good chicken. The mashed potatoes were just ok and needed some gravy or something.
My husband had the fondue - very runny and not enough polenta fries to cover the cheese. We got bread and it was okay - not very interesting or texturally very tasty. His short ribs and polenta dinner were very good. Rich and flavorful and a big portion. We had donuts for dessert and they were outstanding. With a chocolate dipping sauce. Yum. And y drink - “Worlds Best Coffee” or something like that was a fun cocktail.
Service was friendly and relaxed but I have issues with managers and bus staff walking by dirty plates clearly pushed to the side of the table. For these prices I want my dishes taken when I’m done.
Overall as said a four star experience. Given the hotel rates I’m surprised it wasn’t more streamlined and closer to perfect. They will joy teach a Michelin star if that’s the goal unless they step it up a tad.
Everything was kind of just ok...a bit underwhelming
Any time of day, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, delicious food and excellent service are always a constant at Boon Fly. I take my family and friends here all the time. They serve the best doughnuts. I can eat a dozen, and pair it with their fried chicken, oh so good. It’s really a great restaurant but it can get crowded so just hang out by the swings, you’ll get called eventually if you have no reservation.
The food was delicious and plentiful. The service was excellent. I have one complaint, though. My wife and I went there during restaurant week. They offered a 3 course dinner for $38. However, that dinner was restricted. There were no options. If you didn’t like the one appetizer, main course or dessert offered with the restaurant week dinner, you were out of luck - no substitutes allowed. And if you did want that meal, the savings was only $6 off the regular menu price for those 3 offerings. We have never had such a restrictive restaurant week experience and we have attended many restaurant week offerings at many restaurants in the past.
Always has great service and the food is always beautifully presented and delicious!
Great comfort food in a cool, modern barn.
What a gem!! Came here with a group of 11 (made reservations) and our waiter was amazing and spot on with his recommendations. The size of our group did not fluster him. The fried broccolini was devoured by everyone including the pickiest children. Items off the kids menu are enormous and the donuts for dessert were delicious. Family friendly. Wish we could dine here another night but we are heading back home!
Everything was such a wonderful experience and I’ll sun it up like this...picture 8 people, some with very specific dietary needs, some very picky about their food, others very particular about the service. We all carried on about how pleased we were with our choosing Boon Fly Cafe while cleaning every plate of every bite of food! Server/waiter was an absolute pleasure, gave each of his full attention while ordering and never missed a beat in excellent service! Highly recommend!!
Found this place on Yelp and it lived up to both the reviews and the photos. Will have to come back when the weather is better, to take advantage of the outdoor spaces.
Great spot for brunch or dinner in the Carneros area!
Everything was great. We had a party if 8 and were well taken care of. Great variety of food choices. Will be back.
Service was great...food good. Disappointed that for a 630 reservation the soup was no longer available...seems early. Fried chicken wonderful but they need to learn to cook greens longer...very tough! Will go back...especially if they warm up the restaurant...had to keep coat on!
Went for my birthday dinner. Would definitely go again. Cocktails are great so is the food and the service.
Enjoyed the broccolni and flatbread
Amazing Thanksgiving dinner experience for kids and adults!
Our server was so amazing
Ate at the Boonfly for Thanksgiving and was very disappointed. For $65.00 a person it was not worth it. Turkey was dry, they were out of yams, and the pie was so rock cold we needed a knife to cut. Small area with many loud little ones was not what we were hoping for.
Great dinner, we had fried chicken and gumbo. Great value with a half chicken per order! The service was amazing but not intrusive. We will be back again.