The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge
The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge

The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.duckclubrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7078753525
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily: 7:30am - 11:00am

    Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Reilly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Waveside Room shares the same stunning views of Bodega Bay, the Pacific Ocean and beyond as do the Duck Club and Drake"s Fireside Lounge. Like Drake's and the Duck Club it has its own large stone fireplace.
  • Private Party Contact: Simone Alves 7078754403

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Doran Park Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free on-site parking.
A word from The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge
The Duck Club Restaurant and Drake’s Fireside Lounge celebrate Sonoma’s bounty. Your dining experience will be driven by local seasonal availability of sustainably farmed produce, seafood and meats. Chef Jeff Reilly has established close relationships with local organic farmers, ranchers and artisan cheese makers creating a delicious and innovative menu. You will enjoy stunning views of Bodega Bay, the Pacific and beyond. Savor the seasonal offerings, serene views and an authentic culinary experience of our Sonoma Coastal Cuisine.

Our beverage program is headed by Sonoma County native Director of Food and Beverage and “Wine Guy” Bill Govan who has longstanding associations with many in the local food, wine and farming communities. We have a full bar and offer wonderful local non-alcoholic options as well. Our wine list features almost exclusively Sonoma County wines as we love to support our neighbors who help make Sonoma County the Tuscany or Provence of America.
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The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (69)special occasion (48)romantic (47)fit for foodies (31)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (7)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointed at Duck Club
    Healdsburgian
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The setting at Drakes was warm with fireplace glowing with ocean views. Got crowded and loud after a while so happy to have reservations at the restaurant. Had great crab cakes with a spicy sauce and a tomato compote were nicely prepared without filler. The atmosphere in the restaurant is comfortable with views of the bay and expert wait staff. We were served a wonderful duck salad with baby greens, then gnocchi which were little square mushy potato pancakes. The Angus rib eye you could cut with your fork and full of flavor with a little too much sauce. We also had a salad with blue cheese and apples that almost had no dressing. It's a good, convenient restaurant if you have golfed and/or do not want to drive elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    One superb order of crab cake appetizer - one excellent butter lettuce salad - one very well prepared and presented fresh seasonal halibut - one excellent steak - great view - two wines by the glass. The only small imperfection was one of the wines by the glass had been opened too long and was tired, otherwise an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find. Worth every penny
    ap2mbm
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I stayed in Sebastopol and asked around for a recommendation and that is how I found The Duck Club. So glad I asked a local. The food was delicious. Some of the best halibut and sole my guest (my mom!) and I had ever had, respectively. The wine pairing was perfect. I am the type of gal that likes to know where my food comes from. I also appreciate a well trained chef. Both of my standards were surpassed. The service was PERFECT. Everyone was friendly, informative, and attentive without being intrusive. I will most definitely be back and suggest it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just right
    FussbudgetVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Scale of dining area kept it intimate and noise levels down. Professional staff. Great wine pairings with sampling offered.breads artisanal. Spectacular view. Food was fresh and fun. Fruit crisp with a dollop of honey ice cream a perfect punctuation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely and romantic!
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    For a special birthday dinner, we made a reservation here. At first they offered us a table along the back wall of the restaurant. No way. We requested a table in the front windows which look immediately out to ponds, a bird sanctuary and the ocean. They said ok if we could wait a bit. Ten minutes later we were seated. Yes! The food was outstanding, and we really enjoyed our waitress. She was low-key, warm, funny and super competent. She also had good knowledgeof the wine menu and steered us well. We would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the beaten path
    love2eat
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Warm, friendly welcome. We were greeted, seated and served our cocktails very promptly. Wait staff were knowledgeable and attentive. Service was great and the food was delicious.Luv
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Anneversary
    Randy
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Great location for a romantic meal. Lovely food and presentation. Sadly, the service was not delivered with a smile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kkat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food is amazing here! Love the ambiance and the view too. Everyone there is very nice and helpful, though the service was a bit slow. Granted it was Mother's Day, but the tables were not full. We arrived at 6:45 and left after 9. That being said, it's a wonderful place to "have" to spend extra time. A little bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Every bite I try always astounds me. Make a night of it, highly recommended
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment
    mike
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was not impressed with the enviornment. Bret the server was awsome. The chicken entree was dry and tasteless. We will not return. Too noisy and not enough lighting.nice wine list
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • BAR53
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The view and ambiance were only surpassed by the food, from it's presentation and preparation it reviled any up scale restaurant in the big city, we would not hesitate to return to the restaurant or hotel for it's accommodations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening on the Bay
    RSFoodman
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were greeted immediately and led to a window table with a panoramic view of Bodega Bay, Harbor and marshlands as the sun was setting. Cathleen was very attentive without rushing us. Our cocktails were served quickly. Soup and salad courses were very good. Both of our entrees (blackened salmon special and the best halibut ever, according to my wife) were pleasingly presented and were cooked to perfection and they provided some of the best breads we have found. I selected a recommended wine-by-the-glass and found there to be perhaps too much going on in the glass or possibly some oxidation which subdued the expected sharp Zinfandel character. Dessert was also outstanding as we shared the special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be sure to dine at The Duck Club!
    DiningProVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We stayed two nights at the Bodega Bay Lodge and chose to dine at The Duck Club the first evening of our stay. We made an excellent decision as the overall experience was fantastic. The dining room was full but comfortable and service was great all evening. The wine list was extensive and offered some great selections. The menu options were many. We had a wonderful dining experience and highly recommend The Duck Club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    Specky
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This is a lovely spot for a quiet celebration. Even though there was fog, it was great. Service was as always outstanding. The Halibut was very good as was the Saltimbocca, even though it was a bit tough. Strawberry pie was terrific, a nice sweet bite to end the meal. The view is the main reason we enjoy this restaurant. Who wouldn't enjoy a good dessert and a view of the water?
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Duck This Club
    YumYum
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excuse the pun, but it means well. The food was great, our server, Cathleen, prompt and professional. When I asked about a specific bar item she said she was new and retrieved the answer for me quickly. My guest raved about the halibut and was going to only eat half, but couldn't stop once she started. As a vegetarian, I chose not to challenge the chef because the gnocchi looked special (I usually avoid it) and it was superb. We will be recommending this stop to many, many people. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Food shown to Advantage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We enjoyed the local cheeses, meats, and wines. As is typical with restaurant food, it was all a bit salty and rich for our taste, but overall it was still very tasty. The prices are a little high, but the quality of the ingredients and the incredible setting account for that. The butter leaf lettuce salad with pears is a new favorite. The bar/lounge is excellent. Very comfy and cozy and the bartending was exceptionally good (they got the classics right). The view from most of the dining room over the bay is spectacular at sunset. This is a really nice spot for a nice dinner out.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss Jack's mom's cake
    AlshVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    While simple, it is simply the best dessert ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining with a View
    microcomp
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The last time I dined at the Duck Club was over 20 years ago so I was looking forward to a new dining experience. The Seafood stew that I had viewed on their web site Monday was no longer available so I deferred to the Pan Seared Liberty Duck Breast which came with Citrus Glazed Organic Carrots, Baby Kale, Farrotto, and a Montmorency Tart Cherry Duck Sauce. Delicious, fabulous and beautifully served. My companion decided on the Pork Loin Saltimbocca with Highway One Fontina which I forgot to taste but was delicious and wonderful, I was told.We also split a Butter leaf Lettuce Salad which even split in half filled up two salad plates completely. We finished the meal with Jeff’s Mom’s Chocolate Cake which had a cream cheese frosting. Yum.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    lovedit
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The menu was broad, the food and presentation was outstanding. Pricey, but well worth it. Reservations for dinner are a must.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A few bumps, but a lovely dinner
    JwfVt
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I made an online reservation, mentioning the need for a vegan meal for my wife as the entrée menu here has nothing close to vegan. To the restaurant's credit, the server had been informed of my wife's allergies and vegan status when we were first approached by him. There was soon some confusion, however, as the server had not specifically told us what the chef would be preparing for a vegan entrée and we were left confused after he took her order for a salad and walked away. After he cleared things up with the kitchen- there was an entree specially created for my wife (roasted vegetables over quinoa) and it was delicious! So... a little unfortunate confusion, but some great food in a lovely setting (with a wonderful view).
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has it all-view,food, wine, service
    Luigibull
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is our "go to" Bodega Bay special occasion spot, and we and friends who join us have never been disappointed. Small, intimate dining room has wonderful views of Bodega Head and the bay, and a fireplace for foggy nights. Crab cakes a must, and the duck and halibut we had this last trip were fantastic. The service is efficient, and will make you feel very welcome. The wine list features carefully selected small local wineries that you might otherwise miss. Sommelier Bill knows his personally chosen selections well, and is happy to make recommendations for wine pairings, and fill you in on the winemakers and wineries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    RoguiVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    If you want to spend a romantic evening then book this place....now
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I know its a Sonoma coast
    yummy
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I know its a Sonoma coast restaurant but it would have been nice to include some wines from other other areas such as Napa Valley. Staff was friendly and warm. Beet salad and crab cakes were excellent. My salmon was fair. My husbands halibut was very good. Excellent creme brulee and from a previous night, Jeff's moms chocolate cake is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality
    TheColonelVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    This is a great place VERY high quality and very imaginative preparations very well presented and very tasty.Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highs and lows
    Ahmabear
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This restaurant has spectacular views and comfortable atmosphere. The wine list is excellent and diverse, and we had two wines by the glass that were very good. Bread was warm and good quality. Appetizer was a duck confit salad that was well balanced and the confit was tasty and well done, and well matched with the salad and dressing. We ordered two entrees: Chicken two ways. and lamb ragu. The lamb was not as tender as one might expect, and the flavor was overwhelmed by salt to the degree that the lamb taste was a background. The chicken confit was better than the breast, which was herbed and when you got a good taste of the herbs was quite good, but in general, the herbs didn't get to most of the meat, which without the herbs was bland.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a wonderful dinner with
    kshortt
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with a view. Love the bread!! Will go back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Duck club
    Diane
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The night we were there the service was extremely slow. It appeared they needed more wait staff or the kitchen needed more help. We had breakfast there the next day and service was a bit too quick. I had had a plate of food left and they asked if they could takes plate. At least they asked.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner
    PGRG
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Hubby had made reservations and told them it was our 30th anniversary and that I was in a wheelchair. As soon as we arrived they had our table ready for us with a beautiful view of the ocean. Our server came up and addressed us by Mr. and Mrs. all evening. Started off with oysters and clam chowder. Hubby had a wonderful piece of Prime Rib and I had the best Halibut I have had in a long time. Our waitress was so polite and attentive. We were staying at the Lodge so we took dessert to go. She came out with a tray with our desserts on actually plates along with forks, spoons and cloth napkins. It was such a delight not to have them in Styrofoam containers. The restaurant can get a little loud when full. Wonderful dining experience!
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Be Back
    runt
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Had the nicest experience at the Duck Club. Service was attentive and friendly also helpful on choosing a wine and dinner. Will definitely be back. The Lodge is right in front of it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view & service and fair food
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    What a great view and superb service. But the salmon (2 of them) were both overdone and the two steaks had a lot of fat and gristle for the high price and one was overdone and not medium rare Nice plating and great sides.
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Service was excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The Service was excellent! And they were able and willing to accomodate my gluten and dairy ingtollerance. We had the sole and the chicken and both plates were very flavorful. We enjoyed the beautiful view of the bay while we dined. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Service
    Steve
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food and view are just fabulous. They use local ingredients and the prided they take in presentation are evident. For service, slow, very slow from waiting for drinks, bringing food to the table and waiting for the check. Don't plan on getting out of there in a reasonable amount of time.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restuarant week great eats
    YumYumVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    As part of Sonoma County restuarant week we wen't back to this favorite of ours and as alwaus it did not dissappoint, the fixed price menu, the view, the superior service and timely pacing of the meal were all excellent - and great return visit with superior flavors and presentation. A woman at the next table came in part way though our meal and was bathed in perfume! Spoiled some tastings and somehow the restaurant should have diplomatically tried moved her to bar - a very hard situation to deal with!
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seaside Wonder
    opentabler7VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Very nice scenic space-great service and special Sonoma pricing on a three course dinner with several options, Well worth the detour on this lovely bay front property.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    cfgates
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Not only was the food wonderful, but the service was superb!
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    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost a perfect dining experience
    ShallowHal
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The only thing I would downgrade them for is that our reservation was at 8:00 and we arrived a couple of minutes early and checked in with the hostess, who then disappeared from the front table and never came back. 10 minutes later I asked a passing waitress who said they were clearing our table and it would be ready in just a bit. Everything from that point on was five star quality (including the price of the wine by the bottle, which we passed on) and had it by the glass. Our waitress, Kimberly, was very attentive and helpful with selecting the wines, the food got out to us reasonably quickly, and the food was excellent. My duck was crispy and cooked to medium rare perfection. It was good ten years ago when we went and it still is.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Took my girlfriend to the duck club (total shot in the dark)for birthday and we had an excellent experience. Awesome cheese plate and beet salad to start, I had the chicken two ways and she had the pork saltimbocca, and we had the chocolate cake for dessert- everything was pretty much flawless. Food was exceptional as was service and ambiance. Bill was really reasonable for you get also- we'll definitely be returning. If your in the area, wanting fine dining, with choices other than the standard seafood fare of the area, this is the spot.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine use of local products
    jeffme
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Menu is taylored around locally available products. We had an excellent lamb ragu, with a toasted bread and cheese starter plate. Completed the evening with a tangerine sorbet....oh yeah! With reservations we were seated at a table facing the peninsula with the bay to the right and the ocean to the left.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have dined here before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We have dined here before and it was great. This year the service was marginal and the rib steak for one of the group was mostly fat. Another order wAs to be well done & was very rare . Deserts were good.
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  • wonderful dinners
    SSDiner
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The beet salad, crab cakes, clam chowder, salmon, gnocchi and seafood stew were all outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    JaySeeVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Service was fantastic. The seafood is very fresh. Loved the beets salad. Fog chowder aka clam chowder... good size and yummy. Wonderful foccacia bread. My only recommendation- Would have liked a wet toilette after cracking the fresh dungeness crab for my sticky fingers! Great window view (if you can get a window) however, better in the spring and summer as you can enjoy the view longer. Other option is sit by the fireplace... very cozy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate