Bluewater Bistro & Bar
New chef Ken has brought back an excellent dining experience!! The seafood chowder is fantastic!
Excellent fish entree
Service was very good and the food was above our expectations. Will definitely go again when in Bodega Bay.
I go for the thursday night live music. this week it was the Susan Comstock band which I enjoy.
I was surprised to find out there was no cocktail sauce for calamari, was served ketchup and tartar.
Yes, great place to see the bay in a high end location! It is fun to be there on the monthly Friday when FirstLayne Comedy has a show. Small and cozy setting, great bar and dining room.
I think the ambiance is the best part. The staff was really nice and attentive. The food was mediocre.
It was amazing!
Great family dinner, well worth the drive from Petaluma, we walked past the pool and watched the ocean
Had a great time and was able to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
New chef. Happy to see this
But don’t tell too many people! My favorite little hideaway for the past 20 years!
Our waitress was wonderful. She even ordered a clear sky for us, so we got a beautiful sunset😁
Fish tacos were juicy, flavorful and delicious. Thank you!
Small menu - nothing special
We were meeting with good friends we had not seen for some time. Unbeknownst to us, it was a comedy night. The comedians were okay, but we were told to not talk during their performances. Ruined the night for us as we felt that we were a captive audience despite paying full price for our meals. 😕
Very nice evening with music, good food and drink and a sunset for show. Will be going here often.
We went to the Blue Water Bistro for a Friday Comedy and Dinner night. The staff was welcoming and quick. We were seated at a table with a great view. The main comedy act was as good as I have ever experienced which one would not expect at a relatively small venue like this.
Change in chef who hasn't put in changes yet. We had lunch for dinner. Only 2 tables occupied--that included us.
We had an 8:30 AM reservation and the bistro opened at 8:30. My wife, daughter and I were the only ones there. The hostess let us know that all the tables were reserved and our table was the worst. No view, and our backs to the entrance. I pointed out that we were the only ones there and she said okay, " I will make an exception." While we were there the bistro turned away at least two groups without reservations, even though by the time we left at 9:15, there were only two other tables with patrons seated. Thankfully we did have reservations on a beautiful Mother's Day Sunday.
We love going to Bluewater Bistro...partly because it's in our own neighborhood and partly because its such a small, intimate venue.
After living in the Harbour for eight years and enjoying the Blue Water Bistro we are saddened and disappointed by our experience. The fried chicken appetizer was served black, greasy and was inedible. The focaccia appetizer was served like dry toast and the butter had a refrigerator taste. Also inedible. The lamb shanks and mashed potatoes were edible - the lamb was tender and both were flavorless. I would compare it to good airplane food.
Fun, cozy atmosphere. Great service and great food!
Valentines dinner at the bistro was great. Nice cocktails and wine. Good service. Food was great. We had the clams, grilled salad, steak and paella. What amazing views of the ocean!
My husband and I went to the Bluewater Bistro for a Valentine's Day dinner. There was a special and very limited menu that evening and almost all of the dishes contained chorizo, pork sausage. After feeling upset and left out, I spoke to our waiter and was able to order Gnocchi as my main dish. The Gnocchi were a side dish for an expensive beef main dish...and I was charged the full-price of the beef dish! We shared the Lettuce Salad with the grapefruit and orange sections and only the top layer of lettuce leaves had a small amount of dressing and the bottom layer of lettuce had NO dressing! We had to ask for bread 3 times and then after we got the bread, we had to ask for butter. There were no salt or pepper shakers on our table. The restaurant was very noisy.
based on the v day menu i would not recommend trying this place out. we will give the regular menu a shot in the future. they also advertise views, there is no view.
Beautiful views. Food nice and tasty but very expensive 14$ for a salad. Music was awesome
Food was good. New management has raised prices and changed staff. The prices are higher than other restaurants.
Service was good. Drinks were good. Food was mediocre. Next time I will dine upstairs at the bar.
It was okay. The hors d'oeuvre, at the bar were sub par. The restaurant was a bit pricy for a causal outing. Loved the seafood past and the chowder was great. Service was excellent. Nice views.
Surprisingly good for a golf club-related venue. Food was good but not particularly flavorful or creative. Service very good, decor was nice and the live music (three musicians singing mostly folk-related tunes) for dinner was a real bonus - not so loud as to drown out conversation, and they pretty darn good.
Seems to have changed ownership to the association. Food and service was better prior. Still had nice building; they made some cosmetic changes but about as nice as before. Had tri tip that was hard/stringy. Menu needs more seafood.
Came here for our anniversary (56). Great food with outstanding location and ambiance. Will be back soon.
Always a pleasant meal here and how can you beat the views of the ocean!
Service was outstanding! Food was average. The atmoshere was nice, comfortable, relaxing.
We have eaten here many times before. We are locals in Bodega Bay and have often joined friends here who actually live in Bodega Harbour. This time we were joined by friends who used to live in Bodega Bay and wanted to have dinner in your restaurant. The food was very good, but over priced. The service was atrocious. None of us received our meals at the same time and the fourth only received her's after we asked where her meal was. The first two served had to start eating ahead because it was getting cold. After dinner and dessert, we ordered one coffee. It was placed on the table and the waitress left. A few minutes later we had to ask for sugar. None had been offerred.
I usually like to have my salad delivered prior to my main course.
We have gone there for our anniversary for 11 years. The first few years, they had a chef, and the food was great. We went there on the 21st. I had written about it being our 11th anniversary, aND requested a specific table. Not only did this throw them off, and we were seated overlooking the pool, THERE WAS NO dinner menu!!! Mac and cheese? Really??? They used to have the most wonderful bread, but we were told they no longer have a bread warmer. I hope they are going out of business. I recommend going to the wharf and having the dinosaur nuggets, it would have been a much better experience.
We love the new decor. We do not love changing the dining room into a bar. The Thursday night music is amplified as if it were a room 4X as large. People were having to literally scream to have a conversation. The music was actually really nice. If it were acoustic it would have been wonderful.
We ended up taking our food to go because we could not handle the volume of sound in the room. We both ordered the Asian salads with meat. The salads were very tasty, and the four ounces of meat was probably two ounces.
Excellent experience. Food and service were great
Love the new decor. We had the Lobster Ravioli- delicious & the Tomba. Great service, good dinner !
Bluewater Bistro & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.