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My wife Carlene and I have a condo in FFB and are there a lot during the year. We always make it a point to eat at Bayside. The bar is well-stocked, the food is always excellent no matter what we order and the wait...staff and manager Deb are always super nice. They have great specials and great food. I would recommend a reservation for Friday or Saturday nights, but they willl work you in as quickly as they can. Outdoor seating is available as well.. It will be worth your time even if you have to wait.
Must visit restaurant if you are staying at the Bay or just passing through.More
If you don't read the entire review, read this: Put this restaurant at the top of your list to visit while visiting from anywhere in a 150 mile radius. You will not be disappointed.
First and foremost on everybody's minds is COVID-19. This restaurant and...their entire staff was taking every precaution imaginable to ensure their safety and the safety of their customers. I saw masks on everyone, gloved hands, sanitizing of every booth after each patron, and an overall concern that shows that customers are their top priority.
Now, for the setting: Perfect for a quaint, and very overdue, date for my Bride. The tables and settings were perfectly set and sized to enjoy each other's company with just the right amount of hand-holdong space without feeling cramped or on opposite sides of the room. Lighting was perfect and the decor created a well balanced atmosphere.
Service was far beyond expectations. Everyone knows that bad service can never make up for good food. Our server, Zayne, was top notch and showed pride and care in everything he did. A quick glance around proved that he treated all of his customers with the same service. Little things matter, and Zayne showed he cared about the little details that make a person's dining experience exceptional. (Open kimono, my Bride and I are people watchers. We saw two somewhat difficult customers made completely happy during our dinner because of his apparent drive to satisfy every one of his customers.) Service was swift and attentive without being uncomfortable or making us feel rushed through our meal in order to turn tables around quickly.
After having a great setting, and phenomenal service, the food lacked absolutely nothing! My ribeye steak was a perfect medium rare, seasoned to perfection with freshly fried onions on top. My Bride's lasagna was full of flavor, and our dessert, chocolate cheesecake, was so rich, but somehow almost fluffy, was the perfect ending to the evening. The house Cabernet Sauvignon was enjoyed throughout the dinner and was a wonderful pairing throughout the meal.
This restaurant should be at the top of your list to visit if you're anywhere in the area. It is perfect for couples or larger gatherings, and even has outdoor seating if you prefer to enjoy the fresh mountain air with your dining experience. My Bride and I will be back and have no doubt that our experience will, again, exceed our expectations!More
Wonderful Food and Exceptional Service! Nothing disappointed, soup was excellent Crab Cakes and Salmon were both amazing. But the standout to the restaurant was the service, and the cleaning between services. We have never seen a staff more dedicated to the safety of their customers,...truly appreciate their commitment.More
Was seated by the "garage doors" and like to froze with the cold air coming through the door. Ordered the Black Angus Sirloin Steak, well done. When the steak arrived almost 30 minutes later, it was cooked "medium". The inside was RED. I told the...waiter and he apologized and took it back. A few minutes later (about 10 minutes), he brought my steak back. I cut into it and it appeared to be done, but when I cut into it more, it was barely cooked any further. I finally just gave up and ate the baked potato and roll. I showed the waiter, again, but told him to not bother, as we were done with the rest of the meal.More
If your near Fairfield Bay AR this is a must try you won't be disappointed.
Having relatives in the Fairfield Bay we're here multiple times a year and I have come to expect typical so so Arkansas service and mediocre food, BOY WAS I WRONG...and it was so refreshing.
Our server Allie NEVER missed a beat with GREAT ATTENTIVE service start to finish even with our demanding party of 13 plus she had 2 other 4 top tables that I noticed received the same great service.
The food was Chicago Northshore (Lake Forest) quality good and presented in a appealing manor not just thrown on the plate which shows the kitchen staff really cares and NO plastic cups with cloth napkins. Portions were huge doggie bag huge & fresh also priced right not to break the bank. At Allie's personal suggestion I tried the homemade cheesecake that wow put Chicago's Eli's cheesecake a distant 2nd.
Atmosphere was warm and inviting with a comfortable bar, not your typical drop ceiling fluorescent light joint.
Being a former service industry manager and currently a building general contractor I'm highly observant of my surroundings on everything. I noticed ALL the servers really doing a great job taking care of there customer no standing around talking etc. place was spotless clean. Inquiring who the manager was, I was introduced to Deb who you can tell runs a tight ship and you know her staff respects her for that, she was on top of everything.More