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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Mary's Free Range Chicken, Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Braised Garden Greens
Flat Iron Steak
Garlic Herb Fries, Water Cress Salad, Truffle Butter
Rock Shrimp Po' Boy
Cornmeal Battered Rock Shrimp, Tomato, Lettuce, Remoulde, House Made Parker House Roll
great food and terrific service. loved the way you set up outdoors! totally on brand.
Our experience was very good. Unfortunately dining in the Covid era hurts the ambiance when you eat in the parking lot but we made do. The food and service were great.
Service was great. I think I expected a little more starters were good. flatbread was average and fries were good but really over cooked.
They did a wonderful job with the outdoor seating area. It would have been nice to have ambient noise or music playing, though. Food was delicious however a little overpriced for what you get.
Breakfast was great, but going back for dinner a few days later was horrible! Didn’t see our waiter for 45min, never brought appetizer and food seemed like it had been sitting for awhile!
We. LOVE. BoonFly! Everyone there is like family, family that makes my dinner, serves it, supplies the best cocktails, and is super friendly. We enjoyed the best mussels I’ve ever had, flatbread pizza, and a wedge salad. Can’t go wrong with any of the menu items. This day and age....kitchen to front of house were following Covid safety protocols; we felt safe at all times.
Food was great. The Cesar salad and the salmon dish were both very good, fresh and tasty. Our waitress was very friendly and always checking with us to see if everything was Ok. We enjoyed eating in their outdoor space. It was clean and quiet...
This was my first time out for dinner to a restaurant sense the pandemic started. I was out on a date for dinner with my girlfriend and we both really enjoyed our time. The food was great
And Boonfly did a wonderful job with the table settings outside safely distanced from other people. Our server was really nice and accommodating as well. We highly recommend dinning at Boonfly!
We had such a nice time, we sat outdoors, it was set up so nicely. The service was just as amazing as the food and the drinks. We loved everything about it and can't wait to go back. It was amazing.
We enjoyed dining outdoors at Boon Fly for the first time as we kicked off my birthday weekend celebration. The staff were very accommodating and even brought our dog some water and bacon. The outdoor seating is near the highway so some cat noise but not a problem given the current need to dine outdoors. We also had brunch there the next day and the Eggs Benedict and donuts are incredible!
Great food! Excellent service! Planning our next dinner soon. Thank you for a memorable time.
Due to Covid the outdoor dining is under a tent in the parking lot. They tried to make it look kinda rustic with hay bales and planters with limited success. The food
was good as usual and the service attentive. I had the shrimp and grits which was a solid rendition of this southern dish. They only gave 4prawns which was one short of being able to finish off the grits. For $24 would it hurt to throw in an extra prawn? Hubby had the ribs which were spot on. Wine list is on the high side and the addition of some budget friendly wines would’ve incentivized us to order a bottle instead of settling for a couple of wines by the glass.
Lovely outdoor space to eat but next time I will go after six as that seems like when the flies died down.
Fly's everywhere with the doors open, but with Covid we understood why the doors were open. The gumbo was great, but appetizer size so the price was not worth it.
Service was good and everyone was very nice.
Delicious biscuits, fried chicken, and butterscotch pudding. The greens that came with the chicken were also very good but the mashed potatoes were a bit pasty. My husband said his burger was pretty good. The wine list is efficiently small but has variety. Great, friendly service. We ate outside in an improvised setup in the driveway - didn't really bother us.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ate outside. The outside area was set up in the parking lot, and there was a slight slope to the table. The view wasn't the greatest (the parking lot and a wooden fence, but the fact that it was a warm evening and our server was great more than made up for the lack of ambience.
Awesome service, fantastic food, very cool location and décoré! Unfortunately this place lives up to their name, gotta do something about the flies!!!
fun place to dine during this Corona nightmare. Great food.
We were very much looking forward to Boon Fly, and love the ambiance and the care they took to make us feel safe during this time of social distancing. Our waiter was chatty and helpful in the beginning, though there was a bit of lag after we said we need a few more minutes so our daughter could order. The entrees came out at different times - first two, then a few minutes later the next one, and the final one at least 10-12 minutes after that. It was a simple flatbread, so not sure how that could have happened since firing it would take even less time than the lag. While I was busy trying to cut up my son's ribs since they weren't that tender, the waiter came by to ask how things were. I had just started my shrimp and grits and didn't give feedback yet, though the first shrimp wasn't good. Later when he asked if I, with my nearly full plate of food, wanted to keep enjoying it I let him know that it wasn't very good - the shrimp were really overcooked and the grits were a little meh. He became very defensive and asked why I hadn't said something earlier ("Didn't I ask you earlier if you liked everything? Why didn't you say something then? Didn't I give you a chance to tell me then?") and made us very uncomfortable. After that his chattiness disappeared and he was extremely cool and just dropped the check. In the end he comp'd the shrimp and grits without telling us, but his reaction was so negative that when combined with the food fail...Boon Fly is now not some place we'll return to. We have had several good brunches there in the past and celebrated our 10th anniversary there, so we were disappointed to have this experience on this night - our first night at a restaurant in months.
Fun and fabulous food!
Danielle always provides excellent service.
Know they made the best of the bad (aka COVID) situation with tables in the parking lot. Prices reasonable and food good. Mashed potatoes could have been hotter.
Great spot, usually known for brunch, but we were able to get dinner resies outdoors. Food was good especially after wine tasting all day. Not fancy, just a good old fashion hearty meal.
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!
The Boon Fly Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 770 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.