CONTINUES TO PLEASE
The setting is very low country-ish with the food reflecting much of this southern heritage. Treat yourself to the fried green tomatoes and the fried oysters to start. Of course, the fresh oysters are also very tasty. With forks flying from plate to plate, scallops, lobster and Jonah crab pot pie and yellowtail snapper were all tasted and received rave reviews! With each visit we continue to work our way through the dessert menu, but how can you not order the Baked Alabama (with apologies to our 49th state)? The only thing missing is an R.C. Cola to go with the moon pie base.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our favorite restaurant.
We keep coming back as we love all aspects of this very fine restaurant.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time dining at The Bay House, and I would highly recommend dining there. The service was top notch, including the valet using an umbrella so my wife and I didn't get wet from the rain. The waiter was phenomenal. The food was 5 stars, one of the best meals we ever had. The view of the bay was beautiful.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have dined here whenever we visit Naples. A true gem! Never disappointed by food, service and all at the Bay House!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once More With Feeling
A return feels like a continuation . Food, service and ambience are as you remembered -- a cut above other restaurants in their class.
The Chef's specials are innovative and tasty. Try to control your intake so you leave room for one of the creative desserts. And the consistency is always there.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
What an amazing restaurant!!! I could go on and on about the food, the service, the atmosphere, and the view but I will do one better! I will be BACK!!!!!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and good service.
Good food and good service. Good view of the river particularly with window seating. Staff very attentive and friendly.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time my
This was the first time my wife and I have been to The Bay House Restaurant and it will certainly not be our last. We loved the restaurant, the food, and the scenery. I had short rib & shrimp and my wife had the yellow tail snapper. Both meals were superb! Our server did a great job and we never felt unattended. The bar area was filled with patrons and was a very energetic place. It is obviously frequented by a lot of people on a Friday night. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking great food and a good wine list. You will not be disappointed.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
ONCE MORE WITH FEELING!
Every return to the Bay House confirms that it deserves to be a relationship rather than a transaction. It is comfortable, accessible, consistent and customer-friendly. The menu offers a varied selection of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts, with a Southern touch that will still satisfy any Yankee!
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant tucked in the Florida Mangroves. Great atmosphere and setting. Fried green tomato salad was awesome!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there
Great find for but I'm sure locals know it for a long time. We will be back because it was so enjoyable
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good but pricey
one of the better restaurants in the Naples area. menu very interesting and innovative. the crab and lobster pot pie is the best we've ever had and worth the price. highly recommended. great place for special occasions and to take out of town guests.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
LIke a movie set ...
It's the restaurant Bogie and Bacall would hope to find at river's edge. Not rustic; rather, finely finished wood in a yacht-club style. Genuine antique dinghies hanging from the ceiling. Big windows with ample views out onto a narrow finger of the Estero River system. It's a micro-environment . The serving staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable; the kitchen turns out exciting, innovative dishes. Even if you're here on vacation, Bay House is a welcome respite.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and Music!
We had a great time listening to the band, had wonderful service and food! So what could be better!??!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Bay House never disappoints
I've been a fan of and a patron of The Bay House for 20 years easily. The "new" ownership (as of 2007) keeps the restaurant open year-round and has ramped up the quality of the food... and it was terrific before! The recent visit was for my wife's birthday and the server kept bringing us little taste treats of other menu items, all delicious. It's a great place.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing, so glad we gave it a try!!
Food was amazing! Fresh squeezed Mimosas were delicious! The floor to ceiling windows showcased the breathtaking view of the river. We stayed and talked and drank and ate and did not want to leave. Cannot wait to go back! The mason jar appetizers were different than anyplace I've ever been with the exception of NYC!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best meal of my life!
Our recent dining experience at the Bay House managed to exceed my already high expectations. Chef Andy Hunter is an innovator and produces incredible dishes that are exciting while retaining the amazing taste of favorite classics. And the desserts... to die for.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Facility, Bar area looked energetic and busy, Good service, Good food but not great for the price. Drinks Very expensive.
Wouldn't be my first choice in this area but I would go back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an interesting menu
Bay House has become a very reliable stop for good food. The Charleston theme of the menu allows for a wide variety of dishes, some of which will not be found in other Naples restaurants. The choice of the Tavern's more casual ambience and menu vs. the white tablecloth dining room, is a nice option.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
SITTIN' ON THE DECK OF THE BAY
Season has returned and its a great time to sit on the deck and enjoy drinks and appetizers before returning to the dining room for another excellent meal. By now, we have run through everything on the menu to identify weaknesses. I guess we'll have to start over. We didn't find any the first time.
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Kudos to the creator(s) of one of the best menues in Naples. Original, interesting, creative and above all tasty cuisine.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new Bay House
This was the first time that I went to the Bay House since they expanded and remodeled the restaurant. I was very impressed with everything and look forward to eating their in the near future.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service!
My boyfriend and I on a Friday night with 8 p.m. reservations. They sat us right away and had a server at our table pretty quickly. I had the braised short ribs and they were amazing. The band plays in the bar, but because it's definitely an older crowd, they stopped playing at 9. At about 9:30 we noticed the place was practically empty, but we had a great dinner and a bottle of wine.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good restaurant
Had brunch with crab benedict and bananas foster; very delightful experience and cooking with unique southern charm
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
the food was excellent and
the food was excellent and they have a scenic view.
it was very romantic
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
was better than ever--delicious
was better than ever--delicious food, great service. A cool funky spot and the band was very good.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
ask for a table away from the music
Had a great dinner here, and the view over the river is special. Now it's easier to get a table away from the music, which is loud and which is in the bar, since they remodeled last year. Lots of venue options!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, outstanding
Excellent service, outstanding cuisine, friendly and attentive staff
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
The special ambiance and excellent food made for a wonderful night out with friends. The food choices are very unusual but excellent. All six of us were extremely pleased. The only negative was dessert. While the beignets were good, the baked Alaska style dessert was disappointing. Courses were generous the staff helpful and courteous. While it was too dark to see the river view, there was a pleasant outdoor area in the front with a fire. I'd love to go back for lunch and sit by the River.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Bay House has once again raised the bar on the dining scene in Naples. The best chef in Southwest Florida continues to amaze his loyal following, bravo.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine Dining at Its Best
The great well-thought out menu, the lovely water atmosphere, the spacious dining room (not hearing the conversation at the next table), well-trained staff (courses served at the appropriate times), not hurried, not waiting for your food, created a wonderful dining experience. It is a great restaurant off the beaten path in North Naples.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious, charming, enjoyable
Scenic daytime setting, enhanced at night by lighting on the lazy river as it flows through mangroves. Nice variety on the menu, prepared wonderfully. Waiters attentive, we received some complimentary delicacies from the chef! Worth the price.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Bayhouse maintains an "Old Florida" feel that was only enhanced through the remodeling that took place over the years. Kudos to keeping what we (those of us who have been guests for many years) love while making things better for a new generation of clientele.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upon recommendation we headed to the Bayhouse. It was great to try it again. Our snapper entrees were delicious but our salads did disappoint. The service was exceptional
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great bar, very friendly and
Great bar, very friendly and knowledgeable staff, food was great. Ask for a table in the dining room by the water and your meal is set.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch was excellent. The menu included very interesting choices. Everyone in our group had different items and they were all outstanding.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expensive & crowded, but worth it
The Bay House, on the Cocohatchee River, has 3 dining areas - dining room, tavern outdoor seating.
My wife and I shared the fried oysters appetizer and it was exquisite - extremely tender and bathed in remoulade. She ordered Seafood Palau and I had Lump Crab & Cornbread Gnudi, both unusual preparations. Palau is similar to bouillabaise with shellfish and a mild sauce. Crab Gnudi includes mini dumplings and mushrooms in a flavorful sauce. Servings are small, but the bread is delicious. The wine list is extensive (how many restaurants offer Muscadet by the glass in 2 sizes). Our server was knowledgeable & attentive. DInner for two with wine and no dessert came to $114 with tip.
The tavern has a Happy Hour not offered in the dining room.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couldn't have been better!! 5 Star
Our server was energetic, and couldn't do enough for us. The sauces on the food were superb and all the seafood
done perfectly. I can't wait to our next visit there!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was great.
The food and service was great. Our server Anthony was very helpful with explaining the items on the menu. Can't wait to go back.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good as always.
Food was very good as always. Loved the cozy feel of the Creek room.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had not been to the Bay House in several years. In years past it was good, but not good enough to drive to Naples. Well that has all changed. Under new ownership and management, the place is brilliant. The inside has had a delightful make over. Beautifully done, pleasing to they eye and laid out so you don't feel crowded. It has an intimate, yet open feel. I thought the menu was really special. Certainly not what you might expect. The dishes were different and oh my the food the food was really spectacular. they have spent a lot of time and effort in training the staff. Service was friendly, helpful and certainly knowledgeable about the food and wine.
A really beautiful setting, i know you will enjoy!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, service needs some work
My husband and I revisited a spot we had dinner at a number of years ago. The bar scene was lively with a lot of people having fun and listening to a local band. Our reservation was in the formal dining room which was more moderate in noise level, which was fine. Server was very attentive, but we had to ask about any menu additions. Our appetizers arrived within minutes of the order with the salad shortly thereafter. It was like a factory as if they were rushing us out. Our main course came and Johnny on the spilt was there asking about our meat before we could even take a bite. Again she was very attentive, but somehow lacked the personal touch to make you feel welcome. Kind of robot like.
We'll go back but in the bar area.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
enjoyed the meal but they
enjoyed the meal but they lack vegetables and slightly overpriced
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well done = the turkey dinner entree hit all the time honored targets.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
WE visited the Bay House Restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was very good and as well as the presentations. We have eaten many times at the restaurant and always enjoy the food and we like having the fireplace in the bar area. Great experience will recommend to my friends and will eat there again in the future
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our wait staff person (I believe
Our wait staff person (I believe Andrea) was outstanding. Very prompt, attentive, helpful with the menu. I'll return.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the addition of the chef's
Love the addition of the chef's "amuse-bouches" . I am a "foodie" and this is my favorite restaurant in Naples. The server was, as always, very knowledgeable about the menu and very responsive to the guests at our table. We are year- round Naples residents and always bring our guests to this restaurant.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous Local Find
What a find..this is our new favorite restaurant....and, by far the best restaurant we've been to in the Naples / Bonita Springs area! Southern flavor and charm...like an Old World Supper Club set in New Orleans, with a menu that would give the best restaurants (in SW FL and beyond) a run for their money. Two great outdoor dining spaces...one with a firepit, and one facing the river, and a separate bar area featuring live music (jazz, while we were there) and it's own casual menu. You won't be disappointed.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance, excellent food
Gréat location. Our party of 6 all appreciated the flood. Our server was smilliing, very helpful and knowledgeable and had a good sensé of humour. Will définitely go back.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expensive but worth the cost.
Expensive but worth the cost. Consistently good quality.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM