Terrific view, generous portions and great service. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts were fresh and well done, but not exceptional. Hostess and servers were friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Very comfortable cushioned armchairs.
It was my wife's 45th birthday. The waiter was lack luster in service, inattentive, at the end of the dinner , he offered another table a cake and candle, not not my wife. She was very disappointed.
Overall, excellent food and service with a fantastic view.
However, the one disappointment was when I made the reservation I said this is a birthday celebration. Then I called back to request a window table I also mentioned this. Not one person said anything to us. I don't recommend going there if you think they will acknowledge any special occasion.
Had a wonderful meal. Everything was wonderful starting with the appetizers and ending with the dessert and speciality coffees.
20th wedding anniversary. Absolutely perfect!!!....No matter what the category, 5 stars is accurate....
I made a reservation for my husbands birthday and requested a table by the window. When we arrived, all the window tables were taken except the one saved for us! I so appreciate that the request was honored as it made the meal especially wonderful. My husbands steak was exceptional and my brick chicken was very good. We had local oysters on the half shell, split a kale Caesar salad, which was interesting and flavorful, and shared a crime brûlée for dessert. The service was perfect, the ambiance very beautiful and we had a lovely dinner. It was a little noisy, but this is the tourist season and the restaurant was packed.
narrow entre selections. Narrow salad selections. Not great fish or Steak options. Cheese Plates were excellent. Crab Cakes excellent. Good for appetizers and good selection of CA wines.
We've been eating at this establishment for the last 9 to 10 years. Very disappointed in how damn hill if he's gone with their food. We could always count on him good meal however, that's no longer true.
Hadn't eaten here before, even though we come to the coast often. Wonderful dining excellent menu and fabulous service. Not to loud as to lean over to hear . Pleasantly surprised.
We get up to Drakes about twice a year. The kitchen is really strong. We had cheese plate, salads, ling cod, deserts, wine. Every course came out in a timely manner, presented well, and tasting delicious. The servers are polite and attentive.
Beautiful view is the best feature of this restaurant. The food was acceptable but definitely not memorable, especially for the price. And the service was well intentioned but neglectful....the staff were friendly but pretty inattentive.
Excellent service. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. very professional
Good certainly not what The Duck Club was~But good
The food was cooked properly and came to the table hot, but almost everything we ordered (clam chowder, seafood fettuccini , bread and butter) all tasted bland. There was no flavor to any of it. The only thing that had a flavor was the pork chop; it was too smoky flavored but cooked well though. We thought about ordering dessert, but was afraid of it tasting bland as well, so didn't order anything. For the money spent here, I would have expected the food to taste good.
the food was great - the service was too - I would recommend this to anyone for a special occasion
We went to celebrate our anniversary. Food and service were great. Rib eye and crab cakes, the best.
I ordered the ling cod and my friend ordered the chicken for dinner. The food was flavor, however, the cod's plate presentation left a lot to be desired. The black bean purée was tasty, but looked terrible on the plate. Overall it all tasted great. The chicken with carrots, snap peas and fingerling potatoes looked good. The veggies tasted good, as did the chicken, however, the chicken skin should have been crisp, but was not. Left you chewing what felt like uncooked fat. I expected better for the price. Would I return? Yes! There was more right with the meal than was wrong and these are things that can be fixed.
Love this spot!!!
So happy to have this in our neighborhood!
Always consistent on the food!!!!
Wonderful dinner. I had the duck breast and it was delicious. Others in our group said the ling cod was great and the seafood pasta was excellent. Lovely view too.
We stayed at Bodega Bay Lodge. Out 2nd year in a row. We love i
This is a beautiful room with a lovely view. It's a bit pricey for the quality. The food is good, but not outstanding. Our main courses for dinner were good but the artichoke appetizer was not well executed. Prices are more reasonable for breakfast, but the english muffin for my Eggs Benedict was undercooked, making the dish soggy. Still a good meal, but not for the price. Pay for the nice experience and view & don't expect to be blown away by the food.
Serviceable meal. Pleasant surroundings. Scowling hostess communicated only by grunting and did not even look up or say hello to greet us. Dinner salvaged only by a pleasant waiter. Short ribs with polenta delicious. Kitchen was nice enough to accommodate my wife with a 1/2 order of seafood linguine entree.
An amazing unexpected surprise. We took a side trip to Bodega Bay staying for the night. We had a recommendation to go to Drakes. The best artichoke app... which i have had my share... the Duck what can I say, again I do know my duck and it was outstanding. It was well worth the 3,000 mile trip. My husband was blown away by the Cod. Thumbs up to you. Harriet
We stayed at the Bodega Bay Lodge and at dinner at Drakes and were truly blown away by the amazing meal. Not only was our meal great, but there was a very good kids menu. Every course of the meal was outstanding, and the pricing was excellent.
Not your typical hotel restaurant! We were staying one night at the Bodega Bay Lodge and were looking to have a nice dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by Drakes. We requested a table with a view to see the sunset and planned to split the entree. Our waitress plated everything as though we ordered separate entrees and even suggested we step outside for a few minutes to watch the sun set. Then they let us take dessert back to our room on a room service tray rather than to go containers. The food was delicious from the crab cakes and salad to the steak and cheese plate. Not to mention an excellent bottle of wine!
Consistently good food, great views, and attentive service.
Second time here, fantastic! Celebrated a birthday. Had immediate family with two small children and a service dog and we were afforded every hospitality! All food was excellent and our server was efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. Can't wait for next time!
Been here many times before and always looked forward to returning, but not now. Wait for reservation seating, table on top of the wine and stem ware, indifferent service. My wife's meal was great, I ended up very sick from my meal. Not sure how/why but definitely left a bad impression.
Excellent views, food and ambience. Service was also excellent definitely recommend
Overall a very nice experience. Food was very good and servers professional and friendly.
I dined with my wife and six year old son. They have a nice and very reasonable Kids Menu. As typical for us, we ordered several starters (Crab Cakes, Artichokes, Clam Chowder, Caesar Salad and one entree to share, Ahi Tuna daily special, which was generously proportioned. With the exception of the Artichoke which was good, all else was excellent Farm fresh ingredients very well prepared.
We went to Drake's Sonoma Coast Kitchen for my birthday, and loved the food and atmosphere. There was a nice variety of choices and we both enjoyed what we each ordered.
The food was exceptional. Our dining experience on Bodega Bay was average to poor until we went here. The food is high quality and delicious. We took our grand daughter. They're children's menu was great for a child's palate. She did need to behave, but we were very comfortable. The decor was beautiful interesting and comfortable. Produce especially good.
I saw Swordfish on the menu the day before which was why I selected your restaurant and made reservations. When I arrived the next day, the Swordfish was no longer available. I ordered the Cod which unfortunately was tasteless.
As I recall my 3 dinner companions enjoyed their meals. I sampled their meals and found them to be good.
Always a pleasure to bring out of town guests as food and service reliable and friendly.
We also enjoy stopping by the bar for a late dinner or joining neighbors for a glass of wine.
I came here with my boyfriend for dinner when we were guests at the hotel. It was a great experience--the food, service and view were all excellent. We had gone to Rivers End in Jenner the night before and found that Drake's was a much better experience overall. Highly recommend Jake's Mom's Chocolate Cake if you love cream cheese frosting!
I came here for my birthday with my sisters, their significant others, and my husband for my birthday. They surprised me with a birthday cake and champagne, which was delivered via the staff at the restaurant. My husband arranged the surprise with the help of Drakes Director of Food Beverage, Bill, and Chef Jeff. The food was excellent and the service was superb. I was greatly surprised and pleased with the entire evening as well as the breakfast in the morning. The restaurant staff really went out of their way to make my special day a blessed one.
Sits on the dunes looking over Bodega Bay. Since the view boarders a regional park, we got to see a bobcat and hawk hunting for food from the comfort of our dinner table. Dinner was average. Staff were attentive.
We had another wonderful dining experience at Drake's as we celebrated my wife's birthday. We loved the salmon, ribs, and pork chop entres, topped off with Jeff's Mom's chocolate cake for dessert. Service exceeded our expectations as always. Best of all, Drake's is right in our backyard so we can easily access it from Bodega Bay Harbour.
THE RESTAURANT IS VERY LOVELY. MY HUSBAND ALWAYS GETS THE PORK CHOP AND I
HAD THE SHORT RIBS. BOTH WERE EXCELLENT.
THE VIEW IS SO BEAUTIFUL. WE LOVE IT !! WE TRY TO STAY AT THE LODGE A COUPLE TIMES A YEAR.