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Bay View Restaurant - Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, CA

Bay View Restaurant - Inn at the Tides

4.0
4
214 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Casual, yet elegant, The Bay View Restaurant offers sweeping views of the harbor and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Wood-beamed ceilings and crackling fireplaces create a cozy and romantic setting. Enjoy cocktails and wine on the patio or fireside at the Hearthside Lounge. Executive Chef, Mario Maggi, has created a menu full of Italian favorites using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Let our professional and friendly staff cater to your every need. The Bay View Restaurant also features a year-round, monthly "Dinner with the Winemaker" series that is in its 35th successful year. This is also a perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events and banquets.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Continental
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (707) 875-2751
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mario Maggi
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant can accomodate large parties in the dining room or in banquet rooms year-round. Group menu options and table configurations are available. Please contact our Sales Department for details. 707 875 3930
  • Private party contact
    Marco Galazzo: (707) 875-3652
  • Neighborhood
    Bodega Bay
  • Parking details
    Free, on premise parking
  • Entertainment
    Piano Player Saturday Evenings
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 214 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseQuiet

214 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They aren’t even open!!! Why are they on open table? Why did you send me emails and have me drive out there?

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  2. MikeM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great people, great food, and great view. You'll love it.

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  3. Ashley

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet mignon was amazing! The sauce and the potatoes together was so melt-in-your-mouth delicious.. and who knew spaghetti can be so yummy... we had a great time. Nancy our server was a delight. We went on 4th of July evening with our little family got to sit outside with the beautiful view. Thank you for a beautiful evening with a delicious meal.

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  4. ErinJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Though Bay View had only re-opened the night before, due COVID-19 closure, and the fact they had to be quite simple on tables (tablecloth only, paper menus, etc), they did a wonderful job making me feel welcome. The food was delicious and made me wonder why I had missed this restaurant all these years! We will definitely be back for the delicious food, the warm hospitality, and the amazing view!

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  5. Kristen

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time out to a restaurant during covid. The bay view did a great job.. The food was wonderful, we had the filet mignon, the Hitchcock, the salmon, & veal. All were wonderful. The service was great !

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  6. SteveM

    Sacramento

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant, part of Inn at the Tides, is always a favorite. They do a great job with Apps, Entrees, and desserts. The view is up on the hill overlooking Bodega Bay, and if the evening weather cooperates, a seating on the deck is wonderful. Service is very attentive, with multiple staff assisting each other when needed. A quieter alternative to the equally nice restaurant on the wharf, which serves wonderful fresh seafood as well and has excellent service staff.

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  7. Funtimes

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely time. Thanks for taking care of us

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  8. MikeD

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You must go if you are in the area (or, of course, staying at Inn at the Tides where they give you 10% off your food bill!) We had an amazing meal. From the moment we checked in with the hostess Mary who took such good care of us throughout the evening. She not only opened the wine, but made my husband one of the best margaridas he's ever had. Nancy our server was just as impressive. We never wanted for anything. Everyone was professional, attentive, cheerful, fun and engaging. And the food - OMG! Who knew pasta (Paglia e Fieno) with procuitto, peas, spinach and a half a chicken could be so over the top good!! The chef sent out an appetizer crostini of whipped goat cheese that was to die for, as was the baked almond crusted brie. By the time desert came, we were busting, but could not forego the warm lava cake. All in all, an A+ all the way around. Thanks gang for a memorable meal.

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  9. foodiegirl

    New York City

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyable meal but service was slow from restaurant week probably😫

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  10. CinziaR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited during restaurant week and it was quite busy. Our waitress was sweet but the service was slow! Apparently the kitchen was backed up due to the volume. That said, everything we ordered was delicious!

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  11. Drmom

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bay View Restaurant is not the same as Tides Restaurant. The menu options are limited. The service was warm, kind, and the wait staff were outstanding. The food however was unexceptional- bad, except for a few of the appetizers. We will never visit again.

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  12. MosesG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place to spend a weekend and enjoy the short walk to the restaurant or beach. Will be back soon! Love the scene, and quaintness of the town.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Valentine’s Day with my gf. All the staff were extremely attentive and kind. The hostess was making rounds handing out free roses and checking on everyone. Our waitress and busboy were both very nice and also continually checking on us. The ambiance was very romantic and the food was amazing as well. Highly recommend this place for Valentine’s Day as they make you feel like you’re the most important people in the room. Truly the best Valentine’s Day dinner I’ve had.

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  14. med2033

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We haven't eaten here in quite a while, but it remains an excellent, romantic spot. The room is quiet (despite a group at the bar, and a couple of large parties), and our table faced the ocean view (not a window table). After an amuse bouche of salmon mousse on light rye, with dill and a caper, we enjoyed the crab and avocado tower (my wife refused to share, alas) and the sweet fennel soup du jour. As my main, I had the salmon special, which was grilled perfectly, and accompanied by creme fraiche with truffle oil and a pea-based sauce that made for wonderful tastes. My spouse had the Dungeness crab and papardelle from the regular menu and was quite happy. A bottle of Trecini 2015 RRV Merlot was an excellent value at $46 (winery sells it for $40). Pleasantly full (portions are neither too small nor too large), we declined dessert. But a really delicious meal in a lovely setting.

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  15. northcoast

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every aspect. Crab avocado tower enough for two as a starter. Autumn salad was huge With roasted squash appple chèvre and delicate arugula. Halibut with tapenade very nice. Good wine list. Rey enjoyable dinner. We will return for the Wine Maker dinners. BTW the hotel was excellent too..spotless room..newspaper in the morning..fireplace with logs wine gift.. great job overall

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  16. Singah114

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dinner all around - one of the best food experiences we have ever had - definitely make a rez!!

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  17. BarryP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. The food is four-star and the service is warm and welcoming. I also love to stay at the hotel and have a couple of cocktails and be able to fall back into my room with the fireplace going and the view of the ocean. All in all the restaurant is part of an amazing experience

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a delicious meal here tonight, but among the highlights was the staff at Bay View. They went above & beyond to ensure ours was an amazing meal!

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  19. MaureenR

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are locals and we live coming here. Always great ambience. Our server, Fletcher is amazing!!! The lobster bisque was divine!! Caesar salad had local fresh crab on top.... YUM!!! See you guys again soon!!! Thank you!!!

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  20. SRtd

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were there for Christmas afternoon meal. Service was slow despite not being busy. Food was bland. Air-conditioning was on and vent blowing directly on us. They turned it off for a short while when we asked, but was back on again by the end of our meal. Music was too loud and played same classical track over and over. I would not recommend a holiday meal here.

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  21. KarenS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meals. Upscale dining. A few window tables. Pleasant service. Primarily Italian with some housemade pastas, but also some steaks, seafood, etc, intriguing salads, and a very ample and enticing dessert menu!! We totally enjoyed our experience there.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    anniversary dinner while in Bodega Bay!!

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  23. GFMama

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a very special night! The server was very attentive and made great wine pairing suggestions. Our orders were cooked perfectly and exceeded our expectations. The view was relaxing. We will be back.

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  24. Susan

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service and a great view to boot.

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  25. Diane

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten here twice and both times the food and service was very good. It’s a nice, relaxing restaurant with a beautiful view of the bay. The hostess, Stacy, goes out of her way to make sure you’re comfortable; the servers are friendly and efficient as well.

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  26. goingoutgourmet

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wife and I visited on Thursday evening based on reviews and ordered appetizer, salad and main courses, Petaluma Chicken and grilled King Salmon. Service personnel were professional and attentive. Food prep and presentation very good but flavors/seasoning were just okay, disappointing especially considering the cost.

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  27. None

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst experience Ive had in a long time...The waiter made a multitude of mistakes including not putting in beverage orders and not picking them up when they were ready. Worse than that it took 45 minutes to get a appetizer ( and they werent full ) over an hour to get a salad .. and then after 75 minutes the main course arrived and one of the entrees was not the entree ordered . When I relayed that info to him ge grabbed the wrong entree and disapeared . I then spoke to the manager and instead of her trying to get me my meal she brought me the bill .. I mean are you kidding me .. Will not ever go back and will certainly warn people how bad they are , Terrible

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  28. WendyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience - especially our server (she was outstanding).

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, as was the service. Definitely a special occasion spot!

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  30. JohnM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service Great value Loved the atmosphere

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  31. WilliamC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service has always been great. We have tried most of the menu items. All very good.

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  32. JulianneH

    Tahoe

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The signature Grilled Filet Hitchcock did not disappoint. Halibut was also very good. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and provided good menu recommendations. We will return!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and service!!

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  35. ScottC

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, views, and atmosphere rivals many 5 star restaurants in San Francisco!

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  36. LocalFoodie

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet elegant place, nice view of the bay, friendly host, attentive efficient waitress. This is a place where you want to linger on after a delicious dinner enjoying the view and the quiet ambience

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  37. WilliamC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten at Bay View a few times and have never been disappointed.

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  38. FirstTimer

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around good; service, food and location. Everything we tried was very good (appetizer, salad, and entrees). Deserts looked great, but we passed.

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  39. JanisK

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at this restaurant! Great view! The food was fantastic and the staff very friendly!

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  40. Brilajuwa

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals in quite a while. And that's saying something in Sonoma County.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Bay View Restaurant - Inn at the Tides is rated 4 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Bay View Restaurant - Inn at the Tides

800 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bodega Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Continental
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free, on premise parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mario Maggi
  • Entertainment
    Piano Player Saturday Evenings
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (707) 875-2751
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant can accomodate large parties in the dining room or in banquet rooms year-round. Group menu options and table configurations are available. Please contact our Sales Department for details. 707 875 3930
  • Private party contact
    Marco Galazzo: (707) 875-3652
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