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Bay View Restaurant & Bar, Cottonwood Shores, TX

Bay View Restaurant & Bar

4.4
4.4
1581 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Overlooking Horseshoe Bay, the dining experience at Bay View is sure to capture your imagination. Brilliant sunsets and sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country and Lake LBJ paired with adaptable indoor and outdoor spaces and a commitment to exceptional service make the atmosphere truly enjoyable. Our balanced menu, led by Chef William Rivera and his culinary crew, includes creative twists to classic dishes using thoughtfully selected ingredients. Whether you want something to sip while you watch the brilliant sunset, you’re celebrating a special occasion or anything in between, there’s always a comfortable seat here for you with a view. You'll See!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (830) 637-7417
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    William Rivera
  • Catering
    We offer off-site Catering as well as Private Events. For more information, please contact us at 830-637-7417.
  • Private party facilities
    Brilliant sunset views, exceptional service, adaptable indoor and outdoor dining areas, private patios and customizable menu options make Bay View the perfect backdrop and venue for any special occasion. We’d be honored to host your group for a private dining event. For more information, please contact us at 830-637-7417.
  • Neighborhood
    Horseshoe Bay
  • Cross street
    2147 & Cottonwood Drive
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,581 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for scenic views

  • Austin

    Great for scenic views

1,581 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent as always. I can honestly say In 3 years of dining here I have yet to have a bad meal!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good and our waiter was good. But we had a reservation for a birthday and requested a table by the window. The restaurant was only about 20% full when we arrived, and there were tables near the window available. When we arrived, the hostess asked if we had a reservation, looked it up, then promptly showed us to a table as far away from the window as possible. It didn't seem like they had prepared for any reservations at all. Maybe on non-busy nights they don't worry about saving tables. But they could at least attempt to read and honor requests. We didn't complain or ask for a new table. But it's annoying to make the reservation/request and realize they either don't read them or they don't care. It should not be difficult to honor simple requests when a restaurant is not busy. They also didn't acknowledge the birthday, though they did bring out a sparkly cake for the table next to us. It's possible that we had to order it, but it felt like our reservation was just basically ignored. Again, good atmosphere, good food, good wait staff. But not good attention to detail on a night when it would've been easy to dot the i's and cross the t's.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Don’t try to make one adjustment to your order. Swapping out onion rings for fries. (we offered to pay) Splitting something in the kitchen, or requesting an alternate tequila in your margarita. We had a very new server, who had obviously not been trained properly. Not her fault. Beautiful scenery when the weather is nice.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good and we enjoyed being with our son and his wife to celebrate Father’s Day. Got a little noisy and hard to hear each other but all was good. Sonya

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything was horrible here! The Manager, service, food. We drove 35 minutes to get here for Father’s Day and was a total fail! It was our first time here and will never go back! Explains why it was empty on a Father’s Day. The view was the best part about this place but sadly that’s it!

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  6. habibka

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughters treated me to a Father’s Day lunch at Bay View. We had a lovely time the fair is good and the service first class.

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  7. LisaF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the views, food and atmosphere at Bay View Restaurant and go quite often. Service is normally outstanding. We had a new server so it wasn't what we've experienced in the past, but still decent considering. The food is good - a little pricey, but you're paying for those amazing views!

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  8. HaileyH

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning views, delicious food, tasty drinks, and incredible service. Dined with a large group and service was always timely. The sunset was gorgeous and we had a great time. Can’t wait to come back soon!

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  9. CatherineN

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch menu is really limited and not of the quality of the dinner menu. I'll limit my visits to dinner from now on.

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  10. RondaT

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views good service good food. It was loud but there was a wedding party.

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FAQs

Bay View Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1581 OpenTable diners.

Bay View Restaurant & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Google Map for Bay View Restaurant & Bar

4401 Cottonwood Dr, Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657-9330

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    2147 & Cottonwood Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Horseshoe Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    William Rivera
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (830) 637-7417
  • Catering
    We offer off-site Catering as well as Private Events. For more information, please contact us at 830-637-7417.
  • Private party facilities
    Brilliant sunset views, exceptional service, adaptable indoor and outdoor dining areas, private patios and customizable menu options make Bay View the perfect backdrop and venue for any special occasion. We’d be honored to host your group for a private dining event. For more information, please contact us at 830-637-7417.
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