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French, European, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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All reviews escargot grouper meuniere chilean sea bass onion soup house salad crab cakes ice cream brooks bridge green beans white wine sauce water view great restaurant food is excellent cooked perfectly great dinner deck
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The view, the breeze, the smells are all delightful. The menu offered varied choices that were appealing. Those who ordered the group special were very pleased. Our escargot en croute was different but very nice. But when my main course arrived, I immediately smelled BBQ...sauce which is something I vary rarely would order. I asked the waiter as the menu said an Asian mix including ginger for my SCALLOPS. You can imagine that there was no scallop taste, just BBQ. I hate to send things back but I was just not going to eat it. So I did ... and ordered it plain. Of course, it arrived when every one else was finished. Not an enjoyable experience unfortunately.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant with amazing ambiance. Came for dessert and coffee and it was magnificent. Definitely recommend visiting here.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 28, 2020 via mobile

We had high hopes, but were disappointed. Best marks for atmosphere, service, wine list, escargot and creme brulee. Everything else fell short, and it was a bit perplexing. The menu had many authentic French selections but they were not properly or traditionally prepared.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 2, 2020

My husband and I missed our reservations elsewhere for dinner so we tried here and was very welcoming. I have eaten here before and was always good, and still is! It was nice and quiet inside, great service, and the food was excellent!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

I love French food. Bay Cafe does the frogs a great disservice. True, the ambience is delightful. The marginality of the meal and its cost make this a one-stop place. We had lunch; mine was grouper in menieure sauce with a scoop of mashed potatoes...and 3 green beans. $18. My husband had 4 scallops at $18. Food presentation non-existent.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

I have not been since last year . This is a restaurant that was great during this visit and every time I have ever been . Dining on the porch or on the water is a true delight . The food and the service is...5 star . It is a Must for me to make a stop here once I get to town . Once you go I'm sure you will feel the same way !More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 4, 2020

Great restaurant out of the main flow of tourists, fantastic food and reasonable prices. Excellent service and on the water just below Brooks Bridge.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 12, 2019

I’ve been going there to eat for many many years!!! I moved away and now I have come back and I can’t wait to go there to get their homemade chicken salad on a croissant!!!! It is out of this world. Everything I’ve ever had...there was good but my favorite is the chicken salad on the toasted croissantMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Bay Cafe French Restaurant was a delightful place for lunch. The water view and food were excellent.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

Had a great waterside table with exceptional service. Very nice atmosphere inside and outside. Dinners were all outstanding; grouper, Chilean sea bass, pork, and chicken. Expertly prepared. Salad was a bit plain but desserts were excellent. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2019
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August 9, 2019|
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Response from wildone29 | Reviewed this property |
They are open on Sunday from 11-3 & offer a lunch menu. No buffet brunch
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January 9, 2017|
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Response from Marcia L | Reviewed this property |
No children's menu. You will seldom see children here as it is more of a place for a couple's special evening out. You would be expected to control your children.
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