Our family of 14, including children and grandchildren, chose this restaurant to celebrate my 68th birthday. Immediately upon arrival at The Bay House we were warmly greeted and made to feel right at home. We were delighted to be led to a "private" room with a beautifully set table, including white linens, fresh red roses and the glow of lighted candlesticks. As we were seated our server added "birthday" glitter to the table top. A VERY nice touch!
Our grandchildren, ranging in age from 6 to 20, are accustomed to dining with us in exceptional restaurants, however, in this case there weren't menu options for the younger children. Normally we would order a "starter" or an adult item and split it among the littler ones, but with the restaurant's limited menu selections this was a bit challenging.
Our group tried two of the starters, including a creamy garlic soup, which I had. (This was an off menu item so I don't recall exactly what it was called.) The soup was WONDERFUL and perfectly prepared, an explosion of flavor in my mouth! A little larger serving of this with their delicious bread and herb butter would have been a great meal on its own!
For entrees The Bay House menu includes a prix fixe menu for $55 as well as four a la carte entrees, including a fish, duck, beef and a pasta. Our family tried all four a la carte entrees. Each one was well-prepared and creatively presented. We noticed that no salt and pepper were offered on the table, but the pasta definitely needed additional salt. We hope that we didn't offend the chef when we requested salt.
The desserts were exceptional, including the best creme brulee we have ever eaten (and we have tried it in MANY fine restaurants.) In addition, their house made chocolate ice cream got rave reviews, as did their sweet tea sorbet!
We would have loved to visit during daylight hours because we could only imagine how spectacular the view of Siletz Bay is from this restaurant!
One of the best things about The Bay House was their impeccable and attentive service! They made this birthday celebration extra special in every way!
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