We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“2 thumbs down !!”

Bay View Restaurant and Lounge
Reserve with OpenTable
Bay View Restaurant and Lounge is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #18 of 27 Restaurants in Bodega Bay
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We went to this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. From the beginning we didn't get a good impression, the waitress had no personality just plain weird. clam chowder and the crab avocado dish to start were good. Main course was awful. My husband had lasagna. It was dried out looked like a frozen dinner. I had scaloppine al Marsala. It was not what I expected. The veal was dried out with a little amount of sauce poured over. The waitress never came back to check on us. Would not go back. We went to the Duck Club the night before which blew this place away.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Whitechocmocha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (54)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

50 - 54 of 54 reviews

Reviewed May 25, 2013

Our tradition for the past 12 years is to come here on birthdays and our anniversary. Request a window table when planning on a sunset dinning hour. The food is San Francisco quality. It is pricey but the staff and food live up to an elegant dining standard every time. The Torretta D’Avocado e Granchio) which is a dungeness crab & avocado tower with tomato gazpacho, misted with a citrus herb oil, on baby lettuce (we just call it the crab tower appetizer) is out of this world. It is substantial but don't be tempted to share, it is too good, order one for each of you. My wife has also requested the Caprese salad as her antipasti and says that it is delightful. The filet steaks are gourmet steakhouse class with several choices of preparation styles and sauces. My first choice is the Filet Mignon Hitchcock, which is an incredibly tender medium-sized filet, stuffed with Dungeness crab, nestled on garlic-mashed potatoes, with a light demi-glace and béarnaise sauce. It is staggeringly rich but worth the calories for one evening. The fresh fish is superb -- the Salmone alla Griglia is a thick filet of fresh salmon and is tender, flavorful, and cooked to your exact specifications. We have been tempted to try other dishes but, since we go only on special occasions, we seem to order the same things each time. They are a treat. The desserts are culinary creations with wonderfully colorful presentations. For a special night out, this is the place in Bodega Bay.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank BruinSeniorTraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The restaurant is not large and its not cheap but the food quality is very good as is the view across the bay. The food is mainly Italian with an American influence. The portions were not large but they were filling, leaving you just enough room for a dessert. I would eat there again.

1  Thank Lee Pam S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We decided to eat at the hotel restaurant and we suprised at the excellent quality of food served. The Cioppino was outstanding and so was the mussel appetizer. The menu is a little pricy, but the food quality was worth the extra expense. The restaurant is elevated so you have an excellent view of the bay at most table. The service was fast and waitress was friendly. We will come back again.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Chuck49ers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 22, 2012

To our surprise this restaurant delivered good quality food for the price. We had drinks, entrees and dessert and it was under $100 for two of us. The view of the bay made the meal worth more, we sat next to the windows but even if you don't you can still see out very well. The servers are very good at what they do. My only complaint is that they display the menu outside the restaurant in a glass case and some of the prices were out of date compared to the menu you get when you sit down. I am sure they corrected it.

Thank TracyL A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bay View Restaurant and Lounge also viewed

Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
 
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County
 

Been to Bay View Restaurant and Lounge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing