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Gourmet Au Bay


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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner

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Open since 1995, Gourmet Au Bay is the quintessential Bodega Bay restaurant to experience coastal wood oven cuisine. Wander into our waterfront venue and be welcomed by our warm ambiance. Enjoy a Wine Surf® of our small-production, award winning wines and soak in our stunning bay views. Once you settle in, partake in mouth-watering house favorites including our Slow Coast Oysters, Crab Cakes, and Flatbreads. And if you are left longing for more, peruse our wine shop for a bottle of wine to take home with you.
$15 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Wine Bar, Seafood
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

We left our campsite on a stormy night in search of good food, wine with a TV to watch the Warriors game. All was perfect until they announced an 8pm closing. Really? There were 8 of us at the bar and a few more at...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bettyg490
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Ordered spicy, Cajon prawns, crab cakes, crunchy Caeser salad with shaved parmasan cheese, and wine. Everything done to perfection. Reasonable pricing. Wine was forgettable. Outside seating was nice, inside bad acoustics made it difficult to talk over boisterous & loud patrons. Bar area smelled a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

This is a perfect little restaurant with a great view of Bodega Bay. They serve terrific appetizers (which we made into a lunch) and a nice assortment of beers and of course wine. Prices are reasonable and service was good. Sitting out in either the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank LoveToHike2018
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Enjoyed a whole afternoon watching the Bay for half the time and then watched Michigan State Basketball in NCAAs (they were kind enough to turn it on for us). Every small plate we had was AMAZING! Artichoke hearts were addicting. Oysters, Salmon, Mussels, and Crab...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed March 31, 2019

A beautiful January day at the coast! The nice way to top it off was with lunch and a glass of wine at Gourmet Au Bay. With inside and outside seating, we were able to enjoy the sun, the view and the food. Small plates...I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank katyscat
Reviewed March 30, 2019

Our first visit here. There are a few outdoor tables in front, and an area of outdoor tables shared with adjacent Ginochio's Kitchen. Arrived at 4 P.M. on a Monday, and only one other couple was there. When we left, an hour later, the tables...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank flitzer170
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Bayside casual dining, wine tasting, dogs allowed on both patios! Excellent wines by the glass or you can "surf" flights of red or white. Super festive. We enjoyed the cheese, olives & marcona almonds. The pesto and margherita flatbreads were a good size for main...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Cassietrip
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Too expensive , stopped for lunch, no real lunch items on menu. Mostly pushing wine sales. No wonder there were no other customers even on a very busy day at the bay.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

So this town is so small and has several restaurants. This happens to be on the bay side and has a view but it’s not that great but includes the trailer park next door. The waiter acted like we were interrupting his afternoon and inconveniencing...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful prawns, salmon and fantastic crab cakes but the portions were small for the price. Very nice to waive the corkage fee! She was the only server but managed to keep us going. Would be difficult to return because of the concern of leaving hungry.

Date of visit: February 2019
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December 17, 2016|
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Response from gourmetaubay | Property representative |
Always casual!
September 13, 2016|
Response from gourmetaubay | Property representative |
Hello, we are closed on Thanksgiving Day. We are open the day before and the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after. Look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you, Sissy
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