Food was very good, nice presentation, nice wine list, only the service need to improve,
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
go for food and service, less for a
fFrst outside, but chilly. Lovely atmosphere. Then inside. Was quiet and decor was rather plain, a liitle busniess- like, not warm or charming..BUT that said, the food and service were just terrific. We were a group of six and everyone had something different; everyone loved what they ordered. Service very friendly, accomodating, efficient. I would definitely return on a warm evening to eat outside.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here while my in-laws were in town. Had the most delicious food, amazing service and overall great evening. Our table tried some of everything on the menu and all was cooked to perfection.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure!
It's always lovely to dine at Bodega. A great value during the Summerlicious and Winterlicious too. Tasty food, attentive service, and good (not pretentious like some French restos) atmosphere. Tables are a bit too close inside and I sometimes feel as if I were intruding in the conversation at the next table, but it was raining and we had no choice but to sit inside -- we prefer a table outside if weather permits. It's definitely one of our faves in town. Highly recommended.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summerlicious lunch on the patio
Came for Summerlicious with friends and ate outside in a nice little patio (It started raining a bit later so sitting under the tarp was a good idea). Ordered a mojito which was good but I prefer a little more mint in mine. Our dishes took about half an hour to come out, but after our appetizers came out the rest of our meal went smoothly. Started with a light and flavourful goat cheese tart, and had the duck leg confit for my main. The duck was delicious with a perfectly crispy skin and fall of the bone tender meat. And for dessert, a cherry clafoutis was a mildy sweet and tart end to our meal.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Summerlicious experience
This was my second Summerlicious experience ever, and it was amazing. I had heard that Bodega does Summerlicious right, and it proved to be true. Great food, ambience, and courteous service. The waiter was super busy, and he even apologized for being so busy, even though we weren't bothered by it. I must say, Bodega isn't strong in the alchoholics department, though. We tried two mixed drinks, and both of them were meh, and we don't think it was worth it. However, as said before, food and ambience is really great, and their patio is really cute. I'm sure service during non-licious times is really good.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Baldwin St. winner
During Summerlicious it was very good value. The service was genuinely courteous and efficient. Good choice.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks summerlicious for introducing us to this wonderful restaurant. Great for dining inside or out.
The shrimp and scallops with orzo was delicious!!
We'll be back!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Bodega for Summerlicious before and it never lets us down!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Did the fixed menu for lunch. My goat cheese
Tart was overbaked and seemed frozen originally.
Lamb was over cooked and the knife provided could barely
Cover it. Also heavy hand on the salt
Lemon tart was too sweet
Staff was amazing, and sitting outside was great. Can't expect more from summerlicious
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Bodega was as we very expecting. A nice quiet setting where we could carry on a quiet conversation and enjoy a very good meal. The service was very good and friendly.
Would go back again.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited Bodega during Summerlicious to check out a new restaurant for us. This was a very pleasant trip. The food was delightful and the waiter was there when we needed him and not over present. We especially liked the decor and the sound level. Definitely will come back.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
good neighbourhood eatery
Great food but much too hot for dining. Airconditioner couldn't keep up.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every course of titis meal was delicious! I started with the crab cake and was pleased with the quantity of crab meat and the accompanying aioli. The lamb entree was cooked and seasoned to perfection. For dessert, the lemon tart with raspberry coulis was a perfect balance between tart and sweet. Overall, it was a wonderful dining experience.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here for summerlicious. Food was amazing and ambience was great too.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
great lunch with colleagues
Had an excellent outdoor lunch with colleagues. The service was excellent and the food was very good - enjoyed trout served over quinoa. Definitely recommend patio dining during good weather. If you decide to dine indoors - this restaurant is housed in an old Victorian house and it has a wonderful ambience.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
French Gem "Stands Test of Time"
I have been going to the restaurant "Bodega", which was originally called "La Bodega", for over 30 years. In all that time, the menus have changed, and the restaurant & patio have been updated, but the food has always been consistently excellent, along with the ambience of the restaurant, as well as the service.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here 22 years ago when we got engaged. This was our first trip back. We brought our kids (ages 14 and 16) to show them. We had a very nice time. I was surprised it wasn't busier on a Friday evening at 8pm. Only 6 tables full out of 25. Food ,d service were both excellent. ... Just two improvement opportunities: 1) Kids' soft drinks were flat. 2) it was a warm muggy evening and air conditioning wasn't keeping up. Still, a very nice time and we'll come back again.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go back again
Amazing food, great price. I enjoyed my brunch very much. Will go back for the duck config.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were just in town for a few days and this was our 'date night' outing. I had a tenderloin steak that was perfectly cooked with a nice peppercorn cream sauce. My wife had the duck confit and she loved it.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch with friends
Very good service in a nice neighbourhood setting. Brunch menu is varied and portions are generous and tasty. A good place for both large and small group gathering. Also suitable for an intimate celebration. Nice selection of drinks and wine as well. Price I'd reasonable to boot. Will definitely return another time.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to this restaurant pretty regularly recently. The food is really good and you can see that the chef is putting thought and care into every dish. The duck is outstanding!!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service
Went here with a group of 8, great food and good service. The only drawback was that they were out of a few things on their menu, which is just annoying. Especially considering I made the reservation a week earlier, they should have planned to ensure everything on the menu was in stock.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little restaurant!
Great little restaurant in the middle of Baldwin. The food was scrumptious and the wine list was very good. I highly recommend this place.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Find
We had not been to Baldwin Village for dinner before and we were more than pleasantly surprised. Bodega exceeded all our expectations in terms of service and food quality. My partner loved it and I thought it was great. We seem to be on some sort of "dega" restaurant odyssey. We previously went to Adega (my favourite), then Bodega (my partner's favourite) and now we need to find a Cedega restaurant to keep our string of "dega" restaurants. Any suggestions?
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks to open table we found this little street tucked away filled with restaurants. Bodega is a little house with wonderful food. Kir royals, duck and clafoutis. A great evening!
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty and reliable
I have enjoyed dining at Bodega for many years. I have never been disappointed in the quality of the food or the efficiency of the service. The staff is attentive without being intrusive; the food is delicious without being contrived or pretentious. I choose Bodega when i am taking out a friends who may be hard to please or with acquaintances whose likes and dislikes I am not familiar with: the menu is accessible to all tastes.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special occasion spot
This is where I go for special occasions. The staff are wonderful. I met two old friends for a catch-up. We had lots to say and stayed until closing time, the only remaining diners. There was no sense of being hurried. We all ate different items from the menu and every dish was wonderful. The ambiance is imtimate: a lovely converted house with fireplace and large rooms. Love this place.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Great wine. Take a date to this fine gem in a great setting : )
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food with old world charm. Wonderful dining experience.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was good but relatively pricey for the serving portions at lunch.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old World charm and warmth from this very beautiful building in Baldwin Village. The atmosphere is well set for fine dining and impeccable service. Prix fixe menu is quite aluring with excellent choices available.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food in romantique ambience
We were greeted by friendly staff and a fire in the hearth. The food was tasty and the dish appetizing. The baked beets salad with blue cheese and walnuts has a good marriage of flavo and texturer. The bouillabaise was generous and tasty but the rust did not add anything in the mouth and was not appealing. The staff is very friendly and the service was efficient and unobtrusive. The perfect place for an evening with friends or a romantic tête-à-tête.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM