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“Primary for wine tasting consumption .... not for a meal”
Review of Gourmet au Bay - MOVED

Gourmet au Bay
Price range: US$8 - US$75
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
Reviewed 27 June 2016

If your main idea is for wine tasting, this 'wine surf' bar may be perfect for you. Do not mistake it for a place for a meal, even if the employees present that they do offer food an encourage you wholeheartedly to stay. The food is mini snacks and appetizers that are presented on the menu to look like something more substantial at $18 for a flatbread with eggs and bacon and aragula. It's more like eating a large cracker with a single poached egg and bacon bits. 3 glasses of wine, a bowl of onion soup (quite tasty), 3 broiled prawns with a tiny bowl of risotto, and the cracker & egg came to $92.... OUCH! How do locals really find a 'local' place without having to pay exorbitant tourist prices? Service was very slow on the flatbread... came after my mate completely ate his prawns (first) and then soup.

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Only one week into a new site and two words describe our experience, yum yum! Wonderful treats like baked Brie with croutons. The wine was smooth as silk and the service was as good as any 5 star restaurant. Lovely way to spend an afternoon.

1  Thank Gramzca
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

As a local we love Gourmet Au Bay , the owners, Sissy & Bob are great people. A place you must go to when in Bodega Bay. The new location has a wood burning pizza oven. The flat bread, prawns, & soup are all wonderful. Great wine too !!

Thank Kris F
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The service is friendly and helpful. We enjoyed good wine and very tasty appetizers. We would definitely come again.

1  Thank Tuliptiptoes
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Loved this place. Friendly. Fun. Great cheese platter.relaxing to look at bay over great service, great wine!

1  Thank SunsetGrace
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