The Boon Fly Cafe

4.4
792 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.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 792 people are saying
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vipMaxflite
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great ambiance but service was spotty. Server was professional but it was obvious she had too many table to address.
Food was above average
Wine list needs updating. I ordered 2015 Prisoner. I got a 2019

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Senoritanunez
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the patio set up. it was very beautiful and kept us warm

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CDSS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I was disappointed and had high hopes. I understand with C-19 outdoor dining is still new to some places. The Boon Fly was cute upon arrival, but with as much wind there is, they need a much better outdoor enclosure. I had read it gets cold, but had no idea a blanket truly would have been beneficial. I should have gone with my gut and NOT ordered the porkchop, but wanted to try it none-the less. The chop was so over cooked I almost choked at one point. The brussel sprout/veg mix was good, but covered more than 2/3 of the plate. $5.00 for one cup of hot tea was a bit excessive. The biscuits for an appetizer were alright, but the fruit compote was something I could have done with out and had honey instead. I was disappointed in my experience, but can say I have been there. I will not be back.

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Kimb
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After making a reservation and showing up and receiving a confirmation email they were not open

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We went for a special occasion given we could not get reservations at there alternative restaurant farm at Carneros. Definitely a complete step down. I ordered the beef braised short ribs which were very dry over risotto. The other three in our party only ordered pizzas so those are not too hard to mess up. There is nothing extraordinaire about this restaurant I would give it a two out of five overall

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LorenR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring your blanket! They have heaters, but it was still quite chilly. I highly recommend the hibiscus margarita. So yummy. We loved the calamari but it’s not a generous quantity given the price. My husband’s kobe beef burger was a success. He thought it was a good value. I got the margherita flatbread and thought it was good.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The chicken was crispy but bland. The hushpuppies were mushy on the inside with no spice or salt. The sauce on the margarita pizza was missing on some parts of the pizza and the cheese was baked into the dough/crust so the pizza looked very sparse and tasted very bland-no seasoning on this pizza. The donuts and chocolate were excellent.

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fyrchez
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! We were seated right away, even though we were early! Our server was great, quick, efficient and very friendly.
Truly a memorable dinning experience!

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FiercenEpicurious
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food! Enjoyed the hushpuppies, shrimp & grits as well as the Kobe burger. The lines were pretty long during Valentines/President's Day holiday but the staff did their best to make the wait comfortable by checking in and even offering refreshments. Would definitely return again.

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PriBi
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and great service. Food was delicious! Heating lamps kept us warm while dining outdoors

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. I had the gumbo and it was delicious. Date has the Kobe burger and it too was excellent. I asked for an espresso martini, which isn’t on their drink menu, but the accommodated my requested and it was spot on. The new outdoor dining is very nice, elegant, and had heat lamps near most tables. The furnishings were comfortable. The only thing I would add is soft music to the background because you can hear cars from the highway. Overall, Boonfly was excellent. Great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great, but our biscuits came out burnt. But our server made up for it with donuts that were off the chart amazing!

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LucyL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Boon Fly is always memorable. Food was excellent. Love the ambiance, like we’re far away from home. Our server was the best. Can’t wait to come back.

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CHENTYL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You CANNOT leave without trying their donuts!!! So good! Husband had the braised short ribs; rich and creamy! I had the Kobe burger with sautéed mushrooms and they actually cooked it PERFECT (medium rare)! It was my birthday and they brought out a complimentary glass of wine. I will no doubt be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I’ve eaten here before so I know the food would have been good, but I was stuck the corner without a heat lamp and ignored, with no menu ( something about the app and how you had to find the dinner menu, which I could not find). So I left.

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vipfromclayton
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job with the outdoor patio seating... much more ambiance than we had expected! Same wonderful food and service. Was anticipating your fried chicken the entire day!

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Marie
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

If you can't do it right, don't do it. We felt ripped off ($200 for 2 with mediocre food, moderate wine, no dessert) with the make-shift COVID seating: Close to service roadway with utility vehicles parked and operated; table under bright exterior lights with view of inside of restaurant/ now waiter station. As locals, we have been to Boon Fly many times. The value is not usually great, but we enjoy the property, so thought we would give a chance to support the business. The tent seating may have resulted in a better experience.

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TomH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very comfortable outdoor dinning
Heater was just right on a cool rainy night .

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SusanH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at Boon Fly. Danielle is amazing and we look forward to seeing her every time we go. Outside was nice, heaters were nice. I tried a new wine and it was delicious. These must be such hard times for restaurants and you did fantastic job with your outside eating area. I hope more partake! There were not too many people there on a Saturday night.
If I can tell anyone- Go! It's a wonderful experience, good food, great service and affordable in the heart of the beautiful Carneros region!

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MatthewS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The waiter/bartender was entertaining and the rest of the staff was just themselves. They treated us like family! It was my girlfriend’s birthday and they made sure she had the best dinner. One of the best restaurants services I’ve ever experienced. Amazing food too, of course!

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vipLuvyummyeats
Orange County
59 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken,donuts and the service was excellent

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vipTraceyH
San Francisco
156 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Before dinner we had drinks in the “Pavillion” and i was disappointed by how dirty this space is. Look up at the light fixtures and they are full of greasy cobwebs and dust balls. Kind of gross.

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vipJeffG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
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 on October 17, 2020
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
2 reviews
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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vipDJO47
San Francisco
17 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
74 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.

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 4.4 stars by 792 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.