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Member Reviews (5)
- Bayside RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Aug 02, 2013
Happy Hour was why we went BUT I would go again in a heartbeat! Yes, HH goes from 5p to closing at the bar. The service was excellent and prices were good. Highly recommend the Asian Chop-Chop salad, and the fusilli carbonara. Nom!
- Bayside RestaurantSep 09, 2012
I am undoubtedly a fan of Bayside.
- Happy hour all night (5pm to close). EVERY NIGHT.
The small plates (around $6 to $15) are ALL very good to great. I haven't had anything that wasn't "very good" at a minimum. The Autumn Salad (pear, grapes, blue cheese, pistachios, onion, prosciutto - $7.50) is particularly enjoyable and refreshing. A glass of house wine or a foo-foo martini can be had for $6.
- Live music. NIGHTLY.
Every night of the week, at a minimum, a piano is played in the bar area (but heard throughout the restaurant). The pianist often isn't afraid to take (and sometimes actually asks for) requests. Note: This isn't a "dueling pianos" joint. The music is very classy and soothing. Sometimes there is a singer and/or saxophonist.
NOTE: The crowd (or lack thereof; usually it isn't overly busy) tends to lean towards the.. ahem, more "mature" side, shall we say. I don't mind this a bit, and often prefer it.
TIP: Don't valet. Park at Ralphs (shares the lot). It's ridiculously close.
Bayside is more than solid for class, taste, service, and for the price, value. I have yet to sit down for dinner, but have thoroughly enjoyed the bar menu and entertainment several times.
- Bayside RestaurantFirst to ReviewJul 03, 2012
While riding the Ferris Wheel at the Balboa Fun Zone, you might find yourself suddenly hankering for quail and fois gras. :) If you ride the ferry over to Balboa Island and then cut across to the bridge to the mainland, you'll be very near Bayside, a successful staple of upscale local cuisine. Sadly, the bay view is only in its name -- Bayside has no views to speak of -- but the food is consistently spectacular. Every time I go, I have to talk myself out of ordering the venison again, and I must plan for at least a couple bites of their bread pudding. Not so much a hip restaurant as a classic one, you can easily host a business luncheon here or your grandmother for dinner.