Over the last few years, the Clubhouse at Baywood and their associated catering services went through a reorganization in the food service department. The resulting emails suggested that the takeover by SoDel Concepts was improving things dramatically. Well, after two visits (one incognito and one not-quite-so), I have to tell you that things have indeed improved in both the service and food departments. A more beautiful venue for a restaurant you would be hard pressed to find.
That being said, I want to dispel the general impression that the Clubhouse at Baywood is not open to the public. It certainly is, and the crowd there on our most recent Thursday night visit definitely attested to that fact. I also recently went there for lunch (photos in the Gallery). We are planning our third review visit, but in the meantime take a look at the gallery for some of the dishes we have had so far. Everything has been good in the food dept., and on our last visit, our server was exceptional.
Cobb Salad1/9 Creme brulee2/9 Prime rib. Medium rare.3/9 Seafood pasta4/9 The Baywood Wedge5/9 The lunchtime dog6/9 Creamy risotto balls!7/9 Shrimp Toast8/9 Mozzarella stix (or actually triangles)9/9
As is often the case here at the beach, The Clubhouse at Baywood changes its menu with the seasons, So some the items referenced here and in the gallery might be on the menu – and some might not. Enjoy.
The Clubhouse at Baywood is about 10 minutes west of Coastal Highway on Rt. 24 before you get to Long Neck Road.
Off-season Specials & HoursSpecials & Moods change quickly. Always call a restaurant first.
32267 Clubhouse Way on Rt. 24
before Long Neck.
My friend and i
went to Baywood for lunch today. i had the lunch special- two crab cakes, fries and coleslaw. My friend got strawberry and spinach salad. Both were fresh and very favorable. Service was very efficient. Would recommend this place. I m sure it will be crowded during the summer so get there early.
We had a group of 8 on Thursday night for dinner.We went a little early to our surprise to find Lynn behind the bar. Always a great experience to have her as our bartender!! When we were seated we were taken to a private room with a square table for 8… It was so nice to be able to chat with one another!!! I personally ordered lobster and crab ala vodka and it was absolutely delicious,and the reviews from everyone at our table were that and more!!! Table service was equally top notch!!! Love this place!!!!
The food was good initially their Prime rib night and such back in 2007-2011..bring that back! I found that after So Del took over the food was not good at all. I haven’t been back since 2017 New Years Eve dinner, with small portions and not so tasty concoctions ….how can you screw up grilled Salmon…put it on a bed of not so tasty whatever it was??. I think some of their Chef’s think they are Food Network Celebrity Chefs and they are not……..So I will be waiting for your newest review, because I really love the atmosphere there and I have never has a problem with the service at the Bar or Restaurant.
Living 2 miles from the Clubhouse, it’s a great go-to place on a wintry Sunday like past. I chose the Sunday Supper of a half-rack of baby backs with homemade fries and slaw. The 9-rib half was awesome with slathered bbq sauce and the fries and slaw were tasty. The one big drawback was the rib bottom: the cooks on duty were too lazy or whatever to remove the silverskin. In my book, that’s a no-no if you are a SoDel restaurant; it only takes seconds to cut down the middle and peel it off!
Had the So-del $19 Sunday dinner special tonight at Baywood Greens. (cheap eats says it is $25) First time back in YEARS and we were not disappointed. Husband had the short rib with roasted brussels over mashed potatoes and I had the Salmon Entree with asparagus (a mornay sauce?) over grits. Spot-on perfectly wonderful as anyone who eats regularly at this group of restaurants would come to expect. The starter was a delicious homemade chicken noodle cup of soup with big tender chicken in there. We arrived around 7, that is late for Baywoods on Sunday apparently. By 8 PM we were the last people in the joint! The promised creme brulee was sold out but the substitution was a chocolate marshmallow bread pudding with a scoop of frozen creme fraiche. Not sorry that happened! I have been making a point to call my fave so-del places to see what the Sunday dinner special is, and this one sounded like the winner tonight. We sat in the more informal bar area, very comfortable and husband likes it that “the game” is on. Baywood Greens is a really pretty well appointed place. We showed up around 7 PM and by 8 were the last ones in the joint, so keep that in mind. Hats off to the server, he was prompt but did not make us feel rushed. Baywood is back in the rotation for me, especially now that 24 is not gridlocked.
Had the snow crab special at Baywood Sunday evening, 1 1/2 lbs, and it was delightful. I love eating on the verandah, the entire meal was perfectly prepared and presented. I have loved the food at Baywood since the chef changed a couple of years ago. Prior to that, I went for the ambiance in the summer, but thought the food needed a great deal of help. Now I find that I thoroughly enjoy everything I’ve ordered there, and I eat there frequently in the summer.
Also, I found that the service was greatly improved Sunday evening. I have found it problematic in the past with obviously inexperienced servers. This was not the case Sunday. I found ours prompt and appropriately attentive. I made the same observation with the tables around us. All in all, it was a nice evening. I was entertaining a friend from Palm Desert, CA, and we both left happy.
I posted a less-than-flattering comment a few weeks ago (see below), but I have since returned and I need to give credit where credit is due. Four 4 of us dined at Baywood on Tuesday night and had a very, very good experience. Service was first rate (a bit of a wait for drinks, check – but that seems to be a tradition there, I can deal with that) and the food was very enjoyable. My neighbor also dined there late last week and had a very nice experience with his mother – 92, and they took advantage of the very gracious offer of a birthday discount. Very nice touch on birthdays, anniversary, etc.
After reading your latest update regarding Baywood, we ventured their this past Monday. We arrived at 5:30 and told of a 20 minute wait. I walked around the restaurant that I know so well and counted 9 tables occupied along with 11 patrons at the bar. I questioned the hostess and was told that they hadn\’t hired all their summer staff yet! We waited 45+ minutes for salads, however they were above average. We can’t say as much about our entrees. I ordered the pork chops; expecting the traditional chops with the curved bone and small amount of fat on the side. I received two slices of pork tenderloin, tuff but slight pink in the middle. The server never came back to check on us, pour us water, etc. We still had to ask for the bill after being there over 2 1/2 hours for a simple meal.
My son and his girlfriend went to Baywood last night and he told be that except for waiting awhile for his first drink, the service was quite good and he was extremely happy with the Seafood Pesto Di Pomodoro. Now the question is which experience is the norm?