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The Boon Fly Cafe

4.5
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 770 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJeffG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and terrific service. loved the way you set up outdoors! totally on brand.

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vipDavid
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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vipKimberlyN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great. I think I expected a little more starters were good. flatbread was average and fries were good but really over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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KimF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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!

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Puck
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipbarolina
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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...

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Amber
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!
Thank you😊

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MichaeleD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipRLMcKinney
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

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BenS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent service! Planning our next dinner soon. Thank you for a memorable time.

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DJO47
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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elainej
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space to eat but next time I will go after six as that seems like when the flies died down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipDelicious
Salt Lake City
71 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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BobS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipJERed
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Awesome service, fantastic food, very cool location and décoré! Unfortunately this place lives up to their name, gotta do something about the flies!!!

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LavonH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun place to dine during this Corona nightmare. Great food.

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vipPaige
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

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vipBethfromLosangeles
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and fabulous food!
Danielle always provides excellent service.

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vipCelleCulla
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Meaners
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSFdiner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great comfort food. Very personable service. Love this place.

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MarilynF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The soup came out cold. The spinach salad was not substantial.

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KellyR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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vipZenDiva
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Delicious food and exceptional service, accommodating our every request. Could not ask for more.

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vipRobR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with wonderful food. Everything we had was great, especially the chicken boccolini.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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!

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PhilP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasure dinning at BF! Food quality is never in question, & service is A++

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vipRRRBBM
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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MattV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ErinM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, super fun place! We are already looking forward to our next visit. The desserts are amazing! Large portions.

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AlbertoC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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JenniferH
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LydiaS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Would recommend for breakfast, not sure about dinner.

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vipgreerW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so love this place. The food is amazing, the service is perfect, and the atmosphere is so warm and lovely.

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AlinD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were so nice and attentive. We were being served by 3 servers!

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vipluv2eat
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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AlineD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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.