First Cabin at Balboa Bay Resort
Fabulous hidden gem on PCHDining with a special person, celebrating life, this is a wonderful place to come ~ fantastic food, service beyond your dreams and a great place to relax and catch up with friends.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionally good foodAll three fish dishes that we ordered were exceptionally good. The service, view, ambience and value for money were all excellent. Strongly recommended.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ViewWe went for our anniversary. Sat on the patio, which overlooks the marina--a gorgeous view. The appetizer of crab cocktail was divine. My steak/lobster was good, but they messed up my side dishes and never fixed it. Our waitress and bus boy disappeared here and there. They need to step up the service and pay attention to details.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Dining ExperienceThis restaurant is a fine place to dine. Service is impeccable. Food very tasty and they have unique dishes that were definitely worth trying.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a View!Celebrated at dear friend's birthday with a small ladies lunch for four at the First Cabin...WOW! Great service, excellent food and menu choices and the outdoor dining experience was perfect. I ordered the crab and shrimp salad and it was so delicious, wish the portion had been slightly larger:-) Can't wait to get back to enjoy the view, food and service.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday lunchI must admit I was a little disappointed this time.
Food was good, except that the dessert was very so-so. Soup and main entree were excellent. Service was not quite as good this time as it has been in the past - I guess I have just been spoiled.
Also when the reservation was made I was asked if it was a special occasion. I responded that it was a birthday celebration, but no mention was made of this by anybody at any time. Seems a little pointless to ask the question if not even a greeting of "Happy Birthday" is forthcoming.
Just not quite up to par this visit, which was disappointing as it has always been.such a special experience in the past.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at First Cabin. We couldn't have picked a better place. The food was top-notch -- appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. Everything was prepared perfectly and our waiter, Mike, was both pleasant and knowledgeable. We will definitely return!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful in every way!From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the service was the best I have ever experienced. Mike was our waiter and he was fabulous! The view is a hidden find, the food was perfect and again, the service was fabulous! Some may have a feeling that the Bay Club is an older feel, but it isn't. Sit on the patio with friends at 5pm, enjoy the sun then the sunset, stay for hours. You wont be disappointed!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat romantic date restaurant.I took my wife here for a romantic night out. The ambience was great. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceOur waiter was the most friendly helpful person I've met in a restaurant in a long time. Great Service and the food is excellant. Right on the waters edge so a great place for outdoor dining as well.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCOMFORTABLE YET QUIET ELEGANCEMet there with family. Attentive staff. Incredible view. Excellent food. We stayed for over 3 hours. No one rushed us. We felt comfortable and could hear ourselves talk. A very enjoyable and recommended experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoying fine food on theEnjoying fine food on the terrace overlooking the water, the yachts, sailboats and paddle boards going by is so enjoyable and relaxing. Friends visiting from the Midwest loved the setting and food. We all ordered different things and everyone was delighted with their choices.
Service is attentive, but not intrusive--
Just lovely!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThere was a time when we frequentedThere was a time when we frequented First Cabin for all our special occasion meals but a couple years ago we noticed service was slipping and so we dined elsewhere. Thanks to Travelzoo, we gave it another go this weekend and had an amazing 24 hours at BBC. I still think service is inconsistent throughout the resort and dining areas and needs some attention and improvement. My advice is to request to sit in Michael's section when you dine at First Cabin - he is an expert at customer service, I only wish we had remembered to request him ourselves. I also wish they would bring back wine of the month. But overall our meals were absolutely delicious.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a special birthdayIt was a special birthday brunch for me. All the staff, especially Eugene were very attentive and made us all feel very special.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy server Patrick was theMy server Patrick was the best very humble and overall good person. Food was out standing. I ordered the filet mignon and all I can say is OMG!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely LunchWe had a remarkable and delicious lunch at First Cabin. As always, the resort was beautiful and relaxing. We will be going back even though it was a bit pricey with a bottle of wine. P.Flanigan3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entrees are ok. EnjoyedThe entrees are ok. Enjoyed the table side Caesar Salad. Also, First Cabin salad is tremendous. The main dishes are ok - best to stick to seafood fare. The steaks are just ok. Our server, Mike, was pleasant and attentive - as was the rest of the staff.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must!Always a joy to dine at First Cabin. We love our server Mike!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect all around! The entirePerfect all around! The entire resort is decorated for the holidays. Simply beautiful.12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM