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Bay View Restaurant - Inn at the Tides
Bay View Restaurant - Inn at the Tides

Bay View Restaurant - Inn at the Tides Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.innatthetides.com/default.aspx?pg=bayview
  • Phone: (707) 875-2751
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Su, W-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Luca D
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can accomodate large parties in the dining room or in banquet rooms year-round. Group menu options and table configurations are available. Please contact our Sales Department for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Galazzo (707) 875-3652
  • Entertainment: Piano Player Saturday Evenings

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free, on premise parking
A word from Bay View Restaurant - Inn at the Tides
Casual, yet elegant, The Bay View Restaurant offers sweeping views of the harbor and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Wood-beamed ceilings and crackling fireplaces create a cozy and romantic setting. Enjoy cocktails and wine on the patio or fireside at the Hearthside Lounge. Executive Chef, Luca D"Oria, has created a menu full of Italian favorites using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Let our professional and friendly staff cater to your every need. The Bay View Restaurant also features a year-round, monthly "Dinner with the Winemaker" series that is in its 26th successful year. This is also a perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events and banquets.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Clam chowder was about the best I've ever had. The veal was also excellent and a good price. The wine prices were high but I don't drink at restaurants so I don't know current prices . They had two extras with the meal, salmon spread on toast- so so and a dessert wine. Nice but we were driving right after that and only had a little."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and I have been going to the Bay View Restaurant since the mid-90's. It was our favorite 'go to' place for special occasions. Top on the list was the tableside Caesar salads which were the best we've ever had anywhere. The service was great and the ambience was enhanced with a piano player. It was truly a class act. About five years ago, the restaurant decided not to have tableside Caesar salads which was disappointing but the ones they brought out from the kitchen were still superb. Last Saturday night, 6/19, was the worst Caesar we've ever had anywhere and for $10 a piece, it wasn't worth it. However, due to the lack of getting great service and the Caesar being tasteless, we probably won't be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My hubby and I had dinner here after a long, fatiguing road trip on Friday 7/10. This place soothed our road nerves a lot. There is actually a maitre'D, which is a rarity these days, who watched over the dining room to be sure all was well. I chose a risotto dish made with asparagas and Pinot Noir with Salmon on top. I may be too harsh of a critic, but I'd give it a "B minus." My husband had Shrimp Fettuccine and it was excellent. The price was very good, on par with prices elsewhere in Bodega Bay, and if you are staying at The Inn at the Tides, you get a 20 % discount, which is terrific! The next night we ate at The Tides, down the hill, and this place is better by far."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Starting with the clueless girl that seated us the place was forgettable. Had to ask for things that should be automatic at an Italian restaurant. Cheese , Balsamic etc."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "What a view! Crab tower excellent and chiopino also excellent. Pasta done very well - angel hair easy to mess up but perfect here. The caprese salad tomatoes were not quite ripe otherwise an excellent meal and great service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our food was very good - recommend the crab tower as an appetizer. Enjoyed the grilled salmon but don't know why they would want to put bernaise sauce on local fresh king salmon - order it without or on the side. Restaurant is across the street from the Tides Wharf restaurant, in the Inn at the Tides main building so ask for a window seat to enjoy the view. Service was spotty. Dining room had a disarrayed look - chairs weren't pushed in on empty tables so you have to dodge them to get to your table. Families friendly - lots of pasta dishes although pricey. Disappointed that they charged $20 corkage, even though we bought also bought wine from the restaurant and the wine we brought was from a local Sonoma winery we visited on the way."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The view is fantastic and the food is excellent. I grew up outside of Chicago, and the lasagna reminded me of what I could get in Highwood years ago. My husband enjoyed his cioppino and my small son had the pizza. The rum cake and chocolate lava cake were both good. I would definitely go back. It's my second time there, and I liked it even better the second time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We could only get our group of 6 in the night we ate there, what a wonderful surprise. Everything was excellent and service to match. What a find!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We have dined here before and it was very good not so this time. The appitzier was wonderful but from there it went downhill. The cesar salad was horrible it tasted like it had been sitting in a cooler. The seafood was overcooked in the pasta. Dessert was good but everything in the middle just spoiled it. Will not be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Spent a very nice evening celebrating a birthday. Pleasant Piano music, view, service, and food. Would definitely go there again!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our dining experience. Wish we had known about the wine dinner the evening after our checkout. We would have extended our stay. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "If you like a good menu that just isn't steak & seafood slapped on a plate, it's worth your visit. Dungenous stuffed filet mingon & veal aren't things you find everywhere. I'll be going back to try the others, guaranteed."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Lovely lunch on Mother's Day. A well kept secret verses the hectic other restaurants in the area. Didn't feel rushed. Nice view. Wait staff and host were very friendly. Food & desserts were delicious"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A relaxed atmosphere and excellent service on a day when many places can be frenetic. We had a reservation for 10:30 a.m., so perhaps that's on the early side for people to get to the coast. Complimentary mimosas were a nice touch. My mother loved her salmon, and I enjoyed the tomato/spinach/goat cheese frittata. Some people might have found the service a bit slow, but I appreciated the interval between the appetizer and entree to appreciate the view and being together with family. Overall a lovely experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Not your typical "hotel restaurant." All of the food was very fresh and perfectly prepared. The ambiance was great and the view breathtaking. Sunday evening was nice because there was no touristy feel at all, very intimate. I highly recommend the dungeonous crab and avocado tower. For parties larger than two, add a "pizza course" from one of their awesome thin crust pizzas, they are hidden at the bottom of the menu, but a very with regular addition. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal very much. They have beautiful gardens as well as a view of the bay, the service is excellent, and the food was very good."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We came here 2 years ago and had a nice brunch. This year not so. Shared very good French Onion Soup as a first course. My wife had Sole which she thought excellent. I had Crab Cakes Benedict which was unfortunate. The crab cakes were loaded with shell. One egg yolk was very hard while the other was just OK. The hollandaise sauce had not seen a lemon. The side potatoes were cold and visually a disaster. Our waitress should be instructed in the wine list and wine service. We considered Merry Edwards Sauv. Blanc but it was $45 for a half bottle and the full bottle was $38. We were told that was a typo. We order this wine frequently - this is way overpriced. We were not a offered dessert menu - "Do you want anything else?" Nuff said. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I ordered 'simply' so that I could focus on the yummy sounding Layered Beet Salad special. Not only did my perfectly flavored creamy Alfredo Pasta become one of my 'all time' favorites but the tower of beets layered with goat cheese was seasoned with culinary care and just the right consistency (hope it becomes a regular choice). The Salmon was fresh and perfectly moist. All of us were very pleased with our entrees and the service was awesome! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The view was breathtaking! Dinner was good - we both ordered pasta - so it wasn't too fancy but it was really nice. Our waiter seemed very brand new but he was really nice and very attentive!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Some of the food very good other not so good , a hit and miss place. Nice atmpsphere , the wait staff needs improvement. Maybe would try again and make sure I was getting what I had ordered."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My meal there was a light dinner comprised of two appetizers, with wine and bread. It proved to be one of the best dinners I've ever had. The ravioli were absolutely outstanding and the crab and avocado salad was excellently flavored and provided lots of crab. I spent 9 days in the Sonoma area and this was without question my best dining experience and meal!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We've dined at the Bayview a number of times and are always surprised with the wait staff. They seem nervous and give an uncomfortable feeling. The food is good and you can expect fresh seafood."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "we always like to go to the all you can eat crab feed in the winter months. The crab is great and the pasta, soup and salad are nice too. The only problem is that customers think it is ok to bring a small child, 0-4 years old to an expensive restaurant. When I pay $50 for my dinner, I don't want to listen to some kid screaming and the parents just sitting there thinking it is CUTE. Other than that, we enjoy the Tides very much."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I got one of the most expensive things on the menu mainly because it sounded so good in the description, a filet mignon stuffed with crab and topped with a sauce. I ordered it medium and it came a little overcooked, closer to medium well. I didn't say anything, but the crab stuffing wasn't anything to write home about either. We got the "chocolate molten lava cake" and there was absolutely no "molten lava" gooey-ness at all in the center. It was very moist, but that is just a moist chocolate cake, NOT a molten lava cake. It also was not served with anything other than a flower for garnish. Would have been nice to have whipped cream or something like that on the plate. First time there and it was just a bit of a disappointment."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Dinner at Bay View Restaurant was a gift for our honeymoon weekend. The experience was really wonderful, we don't normally go to this type of restaurant, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was amazing, we had cioppino and filet mignon hitchcock. They paired delicious wines to go with our meal. I ordered the tirimisu for dessert and it was to die for."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband requested we go to bay view as we have had fabulous dinners there in the past. Unfortunately this time the food was horrible. Everything was tasteless except the fish that had way too much salt. Our server was very inexperienced but polite and nice. We won't go back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Bay view restaurant had a great quiet environment. The food was great and service was great as well. Our server was very helpful in advising what to try out. It was our first time here. It had an old school feeling but great to feel like your getting away."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Food was bland noodles were mushy alredo sauce had no taste just milk ove mushy nodles. Oso bucco small portion and rice tasted like it was out of a box. No salt and pepper on table. Salad had too much olive oil no vinegar and no seasonings"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Really disappointed by this restaurant. . We are local to the area and had never been and wanted to check it out. Granted, we went on Christmas day so perhaps the regular chef was not on duty? The food was literally tasteless and bland. And this is even when they smothered the salman in sauces. We wondered if the food is so poor in quality and taste because it's catering to the tourists? Having said that, there are other local places that are extraordinary so not sure what the situation is."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My sister and my best friend have made Christmas dinner at the Bay View Restaurant in Bodega Bay our annual tradition for at least five years now and it is still a warm, wonderful experience. Great food, friendly, helpful staff, and a million dollar view plus the cheerful holiday decor make us want to return each year. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Food was edible but bland. Service was spotty. Chowder arrived lukewarm. Decor could use an update . Christmas lights outside were pretty! A nice place to take Grandma and Grandpa."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Fantastic view, super food with an Italian and seafood emphasis. Well executed and professionally served and the host being very welcoming. Worth the drive!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "So disappointed with so many things about this experience. Traditional turkey dinner clearly not made fresh in any way...."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The restaurant was pleasantly festive and the waiters very attentive (David). All in all, a good experience. Will try again."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The food was excellent, especially the scalloped potatoes. The sun was just setting making for a romantic Thanksgiving dinner. Our waitress was perfect as well as the supporting staff."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Really nice night time view of Bodega Harbor.Amuse was really good -crab with gazpacho.Salads were great as well as the salmon entree.Lava cake was very yummy."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Interesting, we decided to eat at The Bay View Restaurant on Wednesday before Thanksgiving as our numerous experiences on Thanksgiving were not good. Reservations were poorly handled and the kitchen was overwhelmed with very uneven food. So on Wednesday, early (5:45) and a room that was never more than half full, the kitchen dropped the ball on the entrees. Our appetizers were good. My husband had grilled salmon with bearnaise sauce. The salmon was dry and the scant tablespoon of bearnaise could not save the day. My entree, saltimbocca, was not traditional as they somehow affixed a ton of proscuitto onto four little veal scallops and sauteed it to super crisp.Overcooked and unbelievably salty."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "the location it's the best thing about this restaurant... great view. Dinner was good... well prepared, tasty. the table service was good our waitress was attentive and took care of us. the problem was the bar service. ordered a chocolate martini after dinner and got a regular Maritini with chocolate syrup in the glass. decided to give the bartender a second chance and order a White Russian.... got a glass of vodka with cream. this was a birthday dinner, clearly noted on reservation, no mention of birthday during meal. =( fix the bar issues and this would be a great place to dine for special occasions."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Great service great view and the chiopino and crab tower were excellent - but the gnocchi special with beets while well conceived and great presentation was overdone. The gnocchi had just been cooked too long, otherwise a great dinner."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "This restaurant was very convenient since we stayed at The Inn at the Tides, plus we received a 20% discount. The staff was extremely friendly and the overall experience was great. Pizza was pretty good, nothing special, but probably not a featured item on the menu either. My wife had a seafood dish, don't recall exactly, and wasn't totally impressed. We split a piece chocolate lava cake. Very average. So to recap, the food was decent, the staff was great."
    Dined on 9/28/2013