Drakes Sonoma Coast
We take as much pride in our vintners as we do in our farmers, and we hope to share the bounty of our region with every guest. Our wine program aims to highlight some of our favorite local producers, big and small, along with the many varietals we can offer due to the diversity of our land. And though our bias is towards the wines of Sonoma County, we also feature a handful of international wines lovingly selected to pair with our cuisine. We hope that all of our guests take the chance to explore the beautifully comprehensive world of wine during their stay, whether by enjoying a bottle of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir or a bottle of Champag
Special Valentines Day menu...over priced actually. Food was good but not $79 per person good. Really mediocre service. I booked January 2 (way in advance) to get a nice table and we were given options upon arrival where to sit but all the booths and window tables were taken. It wasn’t awful but just wasn’t as special as we’d expected given that they emailed us the menu and personally called to make sure we would be there a couple days in advance. Have eaten there in the past (not on a special holiday) and really loved it.
Every dining experience at Drakes is always above expectations. The food and service was exceptional!
We will definitely return after a great experience. Nothing was missing from our lovely dinner; stunning view, great service and delicious food.
Absolutely wonderful experience. We celebrated my wife's birthday here, and our 6-mo daughter joined us. The wait-staff and server was very accommodating and empathetic to dining with a baby. Service was awesome, and the food was very flavorful.
Excellent food, wait staff always amazing and professional. Thank you!
The food was excellent. Tasty and fresh. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
As part of Bodega Bay Lodge, Drakes Sonoma Coast is a delightful venue looking at Bodega Bay in the distance. As a main course, their salmon was one of the best prepared and presented salmon dishes I've ever enjoyed. My wife's crab risotto was rich, creamy and outstanding as well. We would both recommend Drakes and look forward to returning. Only slight downside was their limited wine-by-the-glass menu, otherwise a perfect evening.
My wife is vegan and she was amazed at just how delicious her meal was. The presentation was awesome and it tasted fantastic to her. She was definitely surprised and very satisfied with her delicious meal. My salmon was also prepared very nicely and it was tasty and filling as well!
Very nice place to have a romantic evening, great views. The menu is a little small, would like to see more variety of fish. We had the Ahi tuna, and the Lobster & Crab Risotto, both delicious, and served nice and hot
Drakes Sonoma Coast is a traditional middle to high end hotel restaurant. The establishment is clearly well managed with all components (ambience, food, drink and service), melding together to deliver a pleasant, high quality and satisfying experience. For solid gastronomic delights surround by a well curated environment in the Bodega bay area, Drakes is a full proof solution.
Nice place but we didnt like the service and menu.
Excellent food, from the dlectable fried calamari to the risotto specials (crab one evening, then truffle another), perfect salads and great drinks and service.
when we arrived for our 12 o’clock reservations the restaurant was open, but there was absolutely no one in the building. we searched everywhere for anyone that could help us, even looked in the back areas, absolutely nobody. After about 10 minutes we left
Our waiter Joaquin did a fantastic job of assisting us with our order & Amy assisted with our water & bread request.
The ambience was great and the food was good. Our server kept disappearing and never checked on our table. He never asked if the food was good or how we were doing. We even had to ask for our check. I did notice the other servers checked on their tables at least 5 or 6 times while we never saw our server.
It was quiet so we could talk, the food excellent and the waitress friendly and attentive and helpful, well paced, nice wine list...great to share a dinner with friends.
This is a hidden gem. We had reservations for Christmas Eve and the place was packed! Service was great even though they were in the weeds. All the dishes were tasty, balanced and clever. The 4 of us all had different dishes . The seafood was very fresh. We will definitely return. Very cool outside lounge but literally freezing out so we will be back to enjoy next time. Very impressed.
A great Christmas Eve breakfast with a view.
Delicious, locally sourced food with a stellar view. Intimate ambiance.
The food was very good, the wine selection is good but pricing is a little proud. The waitress knew why we were there (the occasion) and excellent along with supporting staff. I like that each part of the dinner was separate and not rushed. The dessert menu was not enticing but was not bad either. We would go here again!!’
Limited choices in Bodega Bay, so this is a decent spot. Would be better for lunch, for the view. For dinner, it was overpriced compared to what you get. The dining area looks like a dressed up normal hotel dining area, but not the upper class restaurant it wants to be. I would choose Lucas Wharf instead. The lodge itself is a definite place to stay however. The restaurant was not bad and would be good if you are staying there and didn’t want to leave to drive up the road.
If you do it right, your meal will be about $125-$150 (without alcohol), but every piece of the meal is outstanding. We had the Crab Risotto, Caesar Salad and Clam Chowder. The Bread that came out was some of the best we've had, the Clam Chowder is also a real treat. The presentation and flavor of the Caesar Salad is what you'd expect from find dining and the Crab Risotto was unique and a real treat. We visit the Drakes every time we come to the Bodega Bay Lodge and will again.
we have been to this restaurant several times but this time we were not impressed with our food. the choices, the taste, and presentation needs to be a lot better.
Love Drakes and the Fireside lounge!
Everything except the food was great. The flavors of the food were flat and under seasoned. The presentation looked good but someone in the kitchen needs to be tasting the food. The filet mignon was the shape of a ball and very tough, yet rare in the middle, not sure how that happens unless it was not a filet. Unfortunately all our meals were just meh. The servers were awesome, the place is awesome. Just the food was....
Very loud table dominated the entire dining experience.
Beautiful setting with excellent food & service
Food was very good and service was excellent. Dinner is pricey. The menu on their website did not match their actual menu, so be sure to contact the restaurant for actual menu. We went for Scallops and Halibut and neither were on the actual menu. Luckily we were fine with Steak and Short-ribs and both were very good. The chowder was excellent and the cheese and charcuterie plate was huge and very good. Also a good wine, drinks, and beer selection .
The crab risotto was not good. The rice was undercooked, and the dish as a whole was lukewarm. The crab and artichoke were the only thing we ate.
My wife and I each had a glass of the same wine. As I got towards the bottom of my glass, I was surprised to have a mouthful of sediment, which I had no choice but to spit back out into the glass. I am aware that a bit of sediment at the bottom of a glass is not unusual, and perfectly acceptable. This was not a small amount of sediment. It was probably enough to fill a packet of Splenda. It was about 30 times the amount of sediment that one might expect to see at the bottom of a cup of Starbucks coffee.
We kindly asked the server to send over the manager, who told us that this was normal, and that wine drinkers should feel privileged to have sediment in their wine. The manager offered nothing. The party at the next table saw the pile of sediment in my glass, and said, “I agree; that’s way too much sediment.”
I will never recommended this place.
the reasons we gave for three stars for food and service was we had an expectation that the menu would have some fish options, which it did not and the cocktail service was very slow.
Creative cocktails and good food. Great combination in a beautiful setting in Bodega Bay Lodge.
I was there a week before and I wrote a bad review because it was warranted. I always like to give a 2nd chance and all was just as good as it was the past 2years for me.
Spectacular meal, great server, beautiful view and an overall highlight of our trip to the Sonoma Coast.
Wonderful restaurant, food was delicious, view was great!
Nothing stood out. Everything was just ok. We went to the fireside lounge the following night and prefer that experience to the restaurant, however, the menu is mostly the same.
Great for a leisurely day watching the ocean and sipping champagne.
They took reservations but did not have the dinnng room available
I brought friends from Ohio here for lunch for the view (and the food, of course) only to learn that lunch is only served in the bar where there is no view. The server conferred with the manager and arranged for us to be seated at a window in the dining room...my friends were so grateful! Each of us had something different and everyone enjoyed their meal. I'm looking forward to returning for dinner before the fine weather leaves us!
Drakes is a on the Bodega Bay Lodge property, and shares the incredible shoreline view over the bay. A coffee table photo book sunset was taking place while we were there. The grasses on the wetlands were backlit, filling the whole room. Food is all locally produced, and the extensive wine and beer list are locally focused. On the night we were there, the chef had a marvelous mushroom soup with many layers of flavor. The stock was vegetables with mushrooms, and it was thickened without potatoes, only mushrooms. Wonderful depth. Chefs are excellent and it has an excellent, long-standing reputation.
Great meal overall. Limited many but all looked good. Everything we tried was very good. Fettuccine with crab was a great fall seafood pasta.