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Bay223 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bay223sf.com
  • Email: guillaume.morel@sofitel.com
  • Phone: (650) 508-7126
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday to Sunday:6:00am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday to Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, French American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Alejandro Abad
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shoreline Blvd.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking.
A word from Bay223
Bay223 displays a warm and vibrant decor featuring contemporary Bay Area French cuisine. The chef's specialties at Bay223 offer an exquisite blend of local ingredients and flavors. The menu is known for its creative and balanced selection carrying French and Californian influences. The relaxed neighborhood feeling is enhanced by a magnificent vista of the lagoon. For that special occasion, be sure to reserve the
exclusive private dining room accommodating up to 14 people. Bay223 also features a high-energy, WiFi, full service bar. Bay223 is located in the
Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We were concerned that the restaurant was in a hotel but the experience was amazing. The server sat us immediately when we told him of our reservation. The waiter was attentive, friendly, and efficient. The staff went above and beyond for us. We did not mention anything about the reason we were there beforehand which was for my mother's birthday but the staff surprised her with a birthday desert and even led the singing of happy birthday to her. The food was superb. Each dish was just a joy to eat. Many members of our party said it was some of the best food they've had in at least the last decade. The prices are very good and the meals were filling on top of being delicious. I would highly recommend the ceviche and creme brûlée."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Overall rating is low because of the long wait we experienced to be seated. Our reservation was for 8:30 p.m. With that said, we planned for cocktails and hors d' oeuvres in the lounge. We waited for an hour & 15 minutes (after our reserved time of 8:30 p.m.) to be finally seated. Management knew it was Valentine's Day and should have planned for more assistance in the kitchen as well as servers to facilitate accommodation and service! By the time we were seated, it was too late in the night to enjoy the pre fixe dinner that we were looking forward to. We just want to take every dish to go. Yes, instead of enjoying every moment of the experience we felt that we were just going through the motion. Not our servers fault so we tipped way over."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a restaurant within a hotel in a business area. It's convenient to meet for business purpose. Food wise, don't expect too much."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "8 pm reservation, but didn't get seated until 830. We were told we were next to be seated, however 2 other couples were seated before we were, and we had to enlist the aid of the bar waitress and a manager to get seated. Once seated the food and our waiter were great. The timing of the courses was poorly planned out and what should have been an hour meal, turned into a 2 and a half hour waiting game. We would finish one of our selections and be stuck staring at the empty plates for another 10 or 15 minutes before the next course was brought out to us. That is fine if you are serving large portions, but the courses were not large and the dinner should have been paced towards our eating habits and not the restaurant's schedule."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was surprised to find out that booking on Valentine's Day was for a fixed menu. No announcement on website or when i called to confirm reservations.Also surprised to find out that cozy tables in room furthest from bar was set aside for tables of two people only. It was disappointing. service was okay. seemed to leave a lot of dirty, finished plates on the table for longer than needed. Food was okay, the regular menu looked a lot better than the fixed menu served on valentine's day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great service and lovely setting, complete with complementary rose."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our best meal ever - hands down - Chef Alejandro - from the seafood to the lamb to the gelatto - amazing and memorable! This may be our tradition for years to come!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had dined at the Sofitel at Gatwick Airport near London for several nights in November and the food and service was great. So we decided to try the local Sofitel restaurant. If the restaurants are managed by the same folks, one would never know it. The Redwood City service seemed disjointed and the food was inconsistent. The serving people were friendly and helpful but the flow of the meal was uneven. Took a long time to take our order. The duck was presented well but had little taste. The short ribs were perfect but the rice was bland. The scallops were also presented well but had little taste and were a little gritty. The bread pudding was too sweet with the poached fruit. Seems to be a place for business not dining."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner along with outstanding service. We each had the NY steak, caesar salad and potatoes. Started out with a lemonade that the lemons or hand squeezed with mint."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We love it and come back for each special occasion. Pastries, crepes and macarons are a must :-)"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We have eated at the Sofitel, or Bay 223 as it now known, many times. Usually enjoyed the food, service, et al. This time the food was pretty good, but our overall reaction was disappointment. Food was pretty good, but the feeling in the dining room was not warm, the service not bad--but not really great, the waiter was a nice guy, but not what we really needed. Theln we got our bill and were really shocked--almost twice what we thought it would be. We left disappointed and will maybe be back but just for a late night drink."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "I planned a surprise birthday dinner here for my husband and 8 friends, and was very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. It was a bit quiet in the area where we were seated, but the upside was we didn't have to worry about noise from our table bothering other patrons. I especially liked that there was no set menu required for a party of 10--everyone could order exactly what he or she wanted. Our server was friendly, attentive and kept things moving at a good pace without ever making us feel rushed. The menu is French-influenced but not at all heavy, and both of the items I ordered were vegan by design (great for someone with a dairy allergy who often avoids French restaurants!). I would go back and would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We love coming to Bay 223 for special occasions and especially for the sunday brunch. The array and quality of food is exquisite. Great service also and atmosphere."
    Dined on 10/27/2013