The Galley is a fine spot in a beautiful location. The service is friendly and the food is of good quality. It is very popular and a reservation is really a must. We went to celebrate 2 people's birthdays and even with a reservation our party of 6 had to wait 15 or more minutes for a table. It just happened that the people sitting at our intended table stayed much longer than management was expecting them to stay. The host was very apologetic and it was not a big deal. But since the place is so small there was no room to wait at the bar and we had to stand outside. Fortunately it was a lovely evening.
Once we were seated service was very welcoming and efficient. They even had happy birthday printed on the menus which was a great touch. I started with the ceviche which was quite good. Others in the group had Caesar salads and were happy with those. A couple of us got the swordfish which we thought was cooked nicely. Several others had the seared ahi which was advertised as "seared rare" but appeared more medium. They said the flavor was good but they were hoping for something more rare. We shared a couple of desserts: the crème brulee and the mud cake. They were both good but the mud cake was really outstanding.
The Galley is an excellent choice for those wanting to dine by the water in a pleasant but not stuffy atmosphere. It is obvious that everyone involved takes pride in the place and they make the guests feel welcome.