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“Worth stopping”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gourmet au Bay - MOVED

Gourmet au Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $75
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
Salem, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Worth stopping”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Great shopping for local crafts, wine and bubbly. If you need to take a break after touring the magnificent coastline this is a great spot to be with outdoor seating, wine and beer offerings and friendly staff.


  • Visited April 2012
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Thank reppop
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Marin County
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“A relaxing spot to enjoy a glass of wine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

If you're touring the Sonoma Coast (or staying in Bodega Bay), you definitely should end your afternoon with a stop at Gourmet au Bay. Their deck offers a beautiful view of Bodega Bay and you can enjoy flights of unique wines at very reasonable prices. They offer small nibbles to go along with your wine, and there's a small gift shop to browse as well. Not your usual cheesy gift items - but fun things you wouldn't normally find in a tourist town. The owners give this place a small town charm with their friendly service, and they know their wines! Pick up a bottle to take home from their great hand selected choices.

  • Visited August 2011
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