Great service. Excellent breakfast and dinner menus.
Our waitress Rebecca was so wonderful to us on our first trip to CA wine country! She was patient and friendly with choosing a wine winner as well as giving quality advice of local must see spots! She seemed to truly enjoy her work and talking with us.
All of the staff had such genuine smiles and ease to be around! The view was amazing!
My wife and I had never been here before buy we will be back. We both had a wonderful meal from start to finish. Can’t say enough good things about this food
We were celebrating a birthday and had an unfortunate experience. My wife and I were splitting the "Surf and Turf" which, according to the menu, consisted of a beef tenderloin (filet) and diver scallops. When the meal arrived and I divided the meat portion for us, I noticed that the meat did not feel or cut like a tenderloin should. I also saw that it was medium-well, not the medium=rare that we had asked for. I tried one bite, and it did not taste like a tenderloin. I looked more closely and what we had received looked like a piece of brisket. We sent it back and learned that the tenderloin had not arrived that day, so the kitchen just substituted what they had without saying anything to anyone. We were offered a rib-eye steak as a substitute, which we accepted even though I don't particularly care for rib-eye. It was better tasting than the brisket, but much fattier. Also the two scallops we received were over seasoned and under cooked in my opinion. The restaurant was very apologetic about the whole thing and comped our evening. I will have to think twice about returning.
Our first time at Drakes Sonoma Kitchen since it formerly was Duck Club. Our meal was tasty and the service somewhat inconsistent (towards end of meal service?). The kitchen was out of several items and although we were eventually informed, we were disappointed. Our server gave us one free meal as an acknowledgement, which was appreciated. Limited selection of gluten free items. Lovely setting
Great all-around! Wonderful fresh food in intimate setting at dinner. Will definitely return!
We stayed at the Bodega Bay Lodge for my nieces birthday and decided not to leave the property for dinner! Glad we stayed. Very cozy. Good food. Nice staff.
Very fresh and well prepared. I had the roasted squash filled with a farro risotto. It was delicious
My pan seared scallops on a bed of potatoes with a lovely chorizo sauce were very special. My husband had a delicious ribeye that was exceptionally flavorful. I would highly recommend this restaurant for it's beautiful setting, great service, fantastic food and quiet, romantic atmosphere. We've returned numerous times and never been disappointed.
I've been here several times over the years and it has been a consistently good place for a high quality meal.
Wonderful dinner! We were seated by the fireplace which was nice on a chilly evening. Kelsey was our server and she was great and helpful. The food is excellent and sourced from local vendors. The wine list is decent and contains many wines from the area. You can bet that we will be back.
The Gnocci was fabulous!!! Best I’ve ever had!! Great service and very comfortable seating.
We had a nice Valentine’s Day meal. The surf and turf was very good , the steak cooked perfectly. Service was excellent. Thank you.
Only reason I didn't give it "Outstanding" for the food is because although everything was very good, everything lacked salt. We actually both had to add salt to every dish. Once the salt was added, everything was very good.
The menu needs more vegetarian entrees. Vegan is mentioned above but not vegetarian. There is a difference and there are more vegetarians than vegans. The only vegetarian choice was a gnocchi, which was quite good, but the gnocchi were too gummy; good gnocchi are light and not gummy.
Great fine dining experience. Service was attentive, food delicious and ambiance pleasant. If staying at the lodge, it is so convenient.
The staff is very attentive
Food was great
Very wonderful place for a special occasion
Food and service was excellent. Good selection of food and wine.
We had a wonderful 30th wedding anniversary dinner at Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen. The food was fantastic and so was the service in this beautiful restaurant. It is definitely the place to dine when staying in Bodega Bay.
We had the seafood stew and braised short ribs. The food was excellent!
The food was excellent. We had the ribeye, the pasta and the short ribs all were cooked perfectly. The service was very good, the staff very friendly and prompt. The ambiance was great, we were able to have conversation.
Dinner was disappointing. Soup way too salty. Pasta entree over cooked. Not offered a wine list. On the other hand, the manager was concerned, gracious and professional; well handled.
Breakfast is a much better bet.
Haven't been here since Duck Club changed to Drakes. Nice atmosphere for the lodge. Convenient if you're staying here. Lovely coctails. Dinner was good but not amazing. I know the restaurant is continually updating and expanding. Looking forward to changes and improvements. Also ate here for breakfast the next morning. Comfortable and casual. Good food. Nothing highly interesting or unusual. Overall good.
The short ribs were simply spectacular as was the beet salad
Love this place. We dine here every time we come and stay at Bodega Bay Lodge. Well recommended
very disappointed in the experience. The reservation was for 6:30 we arrive at 6:16 and were told we would hav to wait in the bar until 6:30 even though 90% of the tables were empty. As a former restauranteur in Marin and San Francisco I was appalled.
we ordered sea bass and short ribs---the short ribs were OK the sea bass came with cold mini raviolis and the portion was gone in two bites which for $32 did not feel right. Crab cakes also decent but nothing to rave about. The wine list is good except that half bottles and full bottles are mixed together so a little confusing.
the atmosphere is strange, and not at all what one would expect in Sonoma or on the coast. Resembles more of a lodge in the Sierra or a restaurant in an airport chain like Hyatt or Marriott.
The plaid carpet is out of place in Bodegay Bay and a throw back to the 80's.
we live in Dillon Beach 20 minutes away hence we were very excited to try for the first time since our local choices are limited. Unfortunately we will not come back.
Our waiter Austen was the bright light of the evening and he was very pleasant and professional.
Dining room is adjacent to bar and casual dining area with a huge door that remains open. Certain loss of intimacy/separation from the bar scene. Food portions were not generous. Baked chicken was under-cooked and when noted to the manager the response was 'no it isn't". Wine by the glass was significantly overpriced .
Service was above average and attentive.
I had read some Yelp reviews that had some pretty bad things to say so I was concerned. However we had breakfast and dinner and both were excellent. The menu is small but the food was very good and the service was outstanding. If you are looking for a more upscale place to eat in Bodega Bay this is where you should go.
Good food @ a good price in a lovely dining room. Good wine list.
We were so happy to discover they would be serving on Christmas Day. The crab cakes were heavenly. I had the prime rib and my companion had the salmon. Both were excellent. Service was outstanding. Interesting cocktails. Our server picked out wines that paired well with the dinners. Incredibly beautiful view from our windowside table. Altogether a memorable experience.
The food was great but the desert was terrible!!
Was really looking forward to Xmas Eve dinner at Drake’s. Service was incredibly slow. Food was substandard. Ordered the prime rib (meh) and had to wait over 5 minutes for the horseradish. Two in our party ordered the lava cake, which was a joke. Looked like the executive chef chopped off a Hostess cupcake, dug out the filling and called it a day. Along the worst looking desserts I’ve ever seen. Wish I would’ve took a picture of this novelty to upload on OpenTable. For a $74 prix fixe menu, it was overpriced and over-rated. I attribute the slow service to being understaffed, which happens. But the so-so food and dessert is on the executive chef.
Go with Bluewater Bistro instead.
Very surprised and disappointed to be handed a fixed price menu of $74 each on Christmas eve. Was not on website and was not informed when I made our reservation on open table. The bar room, where we were seated was cold(most left on outdoor jackets), noisy and tv was on. Food was outstanding but couldn't make up for the unpleasant surprise.
Food just above average, service much above average, atmosphere very warm and relaxing, prices a bit high. Enjoyed our evening.
Nice place - casual to dressy attire. Good dinner menu, with some vegetarian and fish items, plentiful servings. Great appetizers. Dessert menu a bit limited and a bit standard. Excellent service. C
Our first time at the restaurant. We reviewed the latest menu on their website but found on arrival it did not match the current offering. Slightly disappointing because we specifically were looking forward to one bar item and one dessert item. I think the manager can do a little better in this regard.
Arriving early, we chose a sofa in the lounge to wait and had a drink while talking to a pleasant young couple. The server we had was terrible. Couldn’t tell if she was new, but her attention to detail was poor. We watched our drinks sit at the bar for 10 minutes while she wandered around the lounge looking lost. Eventually the bartender asked if we thought the drinks were ours. How would we know? She needs to know, not us.
With the negatives out of the way, the main dining room was very comfortable. We were seated fireside, very nice! The food was good and on par with equivalently rated establishments. Wholesome local ingredients were welcomed. My wife and I both had the beet salad and braised short ribs. Also had a recommended bottle of red wine to share. No complaints here.
Here’s where the train came off the rails again just a bit. The dessert menu wasn’t a match to what was offered online or in the restaurant. We’re not real picky about sweets so we found a suitable sharing dish.
Overall we would go back without hesitation. We’ll expect the menu to be wrong so not to be disappointed. We’ll also avoid the lounge if the same server is working.
The food was very good .. However the service was slow. I spoke to the Manager and he was great, but we waited an hour for our dinner entrees.
Wonderful atmosphere and just as wonderful customer service! The food was delicious-I had the short rib and my boyfriend had the seafood stew. Can’t wait to visit again-such a beautiful scenery.
Delicious food though service was a bit slow. Our servers were super nice though.