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Bay View Restaurant - Inn at the Tides

141 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Cozy
  • Creative Cuisine
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, Luca D"Oria, 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 26th successful year. This is also a perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events and banquets.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Continental
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Su, W-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 875-2751
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luca D
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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.
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Private party contact
Marco Galazzo: (707) 875-3652
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Parking details
Free, on premise parking
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Piano Player Saturday Evenings
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
What 141 People Are Saying
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vipRiskTeam (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The restaurant was was over-booked and under-staffed. The bartender and wait staff were very apologetic, but the owner/manager was too busy blaming the customers for overstaying their welcome. These were the same customers who just waited over an hour for their first course! Very unlikely that we will ever return and as locals that is a very sad statement.

Kris (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The view and sunset were great. Regarding review, so hard to say as it was Christmas Day the the whole staff was in chaos. So Ridiculously bad that it was laughable but, it was Christmas so guessing they had all the new employees. A skeleton crew. We would try again and of course it didn’t ruin our Christmas!

JSBII (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

As usual the food was quite good. This particular evening (Christmas Eve) we had a young woman server who was the least trained for the job than I've experienced for a long time. Nothing she did was appropriate: she had to come back and ask what number the wine was (a decent but not very extended wine list), she had difficulty opening the wine and proceeded to pour both glasses without my being able to check the wine out, she brought my appetizer and one to my wife which she didn't order, we waited for the first course (pasta) but instead she brought the full meal all at one time, and so on.

Sheri (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Really enjoyed dining here with my parents. Reviews are so mixed I didn’t know what to expect but the service was outstanding! Host, servers and bussers were friendly and efficient. Food was very tasty though prices were a bit higher than I expected (eg: $32 fish entree, $22 chicken piccata, $38 cioppino) but entrees were generous and delicious. Overall I was pleasantly surprised and look forward to going for drinks on the bay view patio on a warmer night.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice restaurant in the area and view of the bay. There on Thanksgiving Day so menu limited. All was very good and enjoyable.

vipHenry (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Waited 20 minutes for a waiter. Then 1 1/2 for the food.... which wasn’t editable. Talked to the manager and he was as bad as the service and the food. NEVER go back to this restaurant

SteveM (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Have dined here several times over last few years and service and food always great. View west over the Pacific, if you dine during daylight hours, is spectacular. Service is above average which must not be easy since Bodega Bay is relatively remote. Good selection of wines, creative deserts as well. Selection of entrees has something for all tastes and specials are generally an additional fresh seafood selection fresh off the boats literally down the street.

Marcello (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

My dining experience at the Bay View Restaurant-Inn at the Tides was excellent.

The panoramic views are memorable and the restaurant is tastefully furnished. The quality of
service is definitely first rate. I found my server to be friendly, helpful with menu and wine
advice and attentive without being intrusive. I appreciated that the staff manager approached
to inquire if all was to my satisfaction, which it was.

Finally, the cuisine was uniformly superb. Everything I tasted was delicious and showed
a creative flair. My meal was one of the best that I have ever had in my life.

I will certainly recommend the Bay View Restaurant to friends and colleagues. Thank you.

Food4fun (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

We had a great time-the staff were all friendly and helpful-food was great-we even got a comp appetizer because our entree took a bit longer. The only thing missing was a piano player to play the beautiful piano. Will definitely come back in future visits to Bodega Bay.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

Beautiful views and piano music on Saturdays to accompany tasty seafood in good-sized portions.

vipvegasbabyvegas (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

the menu was appealing which is why we booked the dinner reservation over other restaurants in the area. The food did not disappoint, the osso bucco was delicious. The gnocchi with goat cheese sauce was a nice primi although too much for one person.
The service was OK. The noise level was LOUD due to a really boisterous group having a somewhat inappropriate conversation for a restaurant but they were not asked to quiet down. A few couples were trying to have a nice dinner conversation date night like we were and this group was quite distracting.
The wine list left a lot to be desired so much so that my husband went back to our hotel down the block to retrieve our own wines we had brought up just in case. The wine list did not showcase the region well. We brought an Elizabeth Spencer Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir which paired well with the osso bucco. And a Reverie Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for the filet pairing.
Overall it was a nice dinner menu and we enjoyed the food but wouldn't recommend this as a quiet date night dinner option.

NoiZ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

The services were exceptional and everything was so delicious!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

Excellent bar. Made margarita mix by hand. Service was great, server was knowledgeable and attentive. Nice piano music and great view

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

The restaurant was very nice, the food excellent but the service was terrible. It was Christmas and maybe our waiter had just had it, but he was slow, distracted, inattentive. Lucky for us we weren't in a hurry and it became somewhat comical to see how much worse he could be. Everything took forever. My daughter who is usually very forgiving about this, due to being in the industry herself, was very disappointed. We'd try the restaurant again but if service was bad again we'd never go back.

vipBlodega (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2016

Our "go to" spot. Our friend Bob hadn't been in many years and loved the salad and pasta so much he commented on it three days later.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

I had Thanksgiving Dinner by myself, I enjoyed the ambiance and the food very much, Fletcher and the Host make me feel comfortable, I noticed the Host took the time to ask personally at each tale how things were.

AshBash85 (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

The food was absolutely amazing. My husband had the veal. His exact words "best thing I have ever put in my mouth". I had the filet mignon Hancock (filet mignon stuffed with crab!) it was to die for. Service was great. Atmosphere was beautiful. They even had a live piano player. We are telling all our friends about this beautiful little jewel. You have to eat here!

vipDavidM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Great food, great view, great service, nice and quiet, can have a conversation without shouting

vipRG19 (Denver)
3.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

Food was very good and the restaurant has a nice view. Our server was terrible - he took our wine order and then when he returned with our appetizer he took the empty wine glasses - we assumed perhaps he was bringing back pinot noir glasses - but no - he simply forgot we ordered a bottle of wine. After we reminded him he served it poorly. He also asked on four different occasions during the meal if we were staying in resort - we said no each time- and then he presented a room charge bill rather than a normal bill to pay by credit card.
We noticed other servers that appeared to be very competent at other tables so maybe we just a got a bad server.

LynneT (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

Service and food were excellent , our waiter Fletcher was attentive and personable