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Bay View Bistro

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85625 Highway 101, at The Best Western Pier Point Inn, Florence, OR 97439-8501
+1 541-590-3000
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16:00 - 21:00
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Corvallis, Oregon
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200 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here. The view of the river is exceptional. The entrees we ordered were well prepared. My husband had a rib eye steak which was prepared exactly as ordered. It came with asparagus and mashed potatoes. I had a pasta dish which was prepared wonderfully with herbs and a marina sauce. The service was good. A warm welcome... More 

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Thank Hazel S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Good choice of bistro food at reasonable prices complemented by some nice craft beers. Great view but best to book a window table as they're popular. Great service.

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Thank GibBob
BWPPIGeneralManager, General Manager at Bay View Bistro, responded to this review

We are very pleased you had an exception dining experience and our selection of local brews. The view of the Siuslaw River and Old Town Florence are truly spectacular. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. More 

Santa Fe, NM
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203 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our meals were above average in quality, but not exceptional. The room is brightly lit, not very intimate and the décor is strictly of corporate design. The wait staff was okay.

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Thank Overlooker
BWPPIGeneralManager, General Manager at Bay View Bistro, responded to this review

We apologies for not offering an exceptional experience during your recent visit to the Bay View Bistro. We are pleased that you had an above average meal. We strive for a superb dinner with an fantastic view of the Siuslaw Raver and Old Town Florence. We consider our ambiance to be intimate, not corporate. We hope you will give us... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are were pleasantly surprised to find such a wonderful restaurant right at our motel. The atmosphere is relaxing, the view of the Siuslaw River is awesome, and the menu is really unique. House chardonnay was amazing, too. Richelle is very welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant if in Florence, Oregon.

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Thank Robin K
BWPPIGeneralManager, General Manager at Bay View Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know that we exceeded your expectation and you experience a wonderful meal. We agree, seeing a friendly face makes the dining experience much more enjoyable. We appreciate you letting us know that Richelle . We agree that the view of the Siuslaw River and Old Town Florence and we do not want to distract from... More 

Palm Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Richelle was the best and the food was scrumptious! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone in this little Oregon Coast town.

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Thank mtkeegan58
BWPPIGeneralManager, General Manager at Bay View Bistro, responded to this review

We are very pleased you had an exception dining experience and Richelle made your evening wonderful. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. More 

Pendleton, OR
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Crab cakes, dirty martini and the ambiance were prefect! Quiet yet busy and the view on the river was incredible. Rachelle our waitress was fun and very accommodating. Great experience. Thank you!

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Thank Tracy B
BWPPIGeneralManager, General Manager at Bay View Bistro, responded to this review

We are very pleased you had an exception dining experience and Richelle made your evening wonderful. Our Chef's take pride in their crab cakes, fresh ingredients make all the difference. Not enough can be said about our spectacular view. We look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Hotel so came here for Dinner . So pleased we did ! The service was brilliant , food amazing and the cocktails were awesome . The setting was lovely , overlooking the estuary .

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Thank kathrync707
BWPPIGeneralManager, General Manager at Bay View Bistro, responded to this review

We are please you had a fabulous dining experience and enjoyed the cuisine and service. We believe that superior service and food will bring our customers back. Fresh ingredients make our menu selections memorable. Then we finish it off with a smile. Thank you and hope to see you again real soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
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914 reviews
673 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying at he Best Western so rather than drive anywhere, we decided to walk to this restaurant downstairs. The lamb shank was delicious according to my wife and my rib eye was pretty darn good too. The waitresses were very friendly and attentitive. Great view of the river too!

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Thank ZumaDawg
BWPPIGeneralManager, General Manager at Bay View Bistro, responded to this review

We are please you had a fabulous dining experience and enjoyed the lamb shank and rib eye. We believe that superior service and food will bring our customers back. We agree that fresh ingredients are the key to all wonderful meals. Then we finish it off with a smile. Thank you and hope to see you again real soon. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The atmosphere was very welcoming, service great, and the food was excellent. Richelle made us feel at home and chef John made us feel great. We expected the typical motel restaurant...Boy were we wrong!

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Thank Krista R
BWPPIGeneralManager, General Manager at Bay View Bistro, responded to this review

We are please you had a fabulous dining experience and everyone enjoyed their selections. We agree, Richelle and John are gems. We believe that superior service and food will bring our customers back. We believe everyone deserves a wonderful meal in a great setting. More 

Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is a nice hotel, but no elevator so a lot of luggage could be a problem. The room was nice but dated. The staff was a little scattered took awhile to check in. No early check in available. Still going to check out the restaurant in a bit. Fill you in on that later.

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Thank Kevin B
BWPPIGeneralManager, General Manager at Bay View Bistro, responded to this review

We are sure you will have a fantastic dining experience this evening. We have a houseman to assist with your bags at check-in and check-out. The unique design of the hotel is to afford rooms a spectacular view of the Siuslaw River and Old Town Florence. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85625 Highway 101, at The Best Western Pier Point Inn, Florence, OR 97439-8501
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +1 541-590-3000
  • This restaurant is at BEST WESTERN Pier Point Inn
Description
Nestled above the Siuslaw River, the Bay View Bistro is located inside the Best Western Pier Point Inn but this is NOT your average hotel restaurant. Come for the spectacular view, but stay for the delicious food and superior service. The Bay View Bistro has a cozy, beautiful bar and dining room overlooking Old Town Florence, the historic Siuslaw Bridge and Siuslaw River. We have a wonderful happy hour, early bird specials and chalkboard specials changing daily. Reservations Recommended.

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