Welcome Back, John!
We are so pleased to welcome back John Everding after a successful spinal fusion surgery! Here he is in this photo a few weeks ago only 10 days out from surgery and already up and about.
While he was sorely missed during his recovery, we are thrilled that he is feeling better – and have already told him he’s never allowed to leave again! All kidding aside, John is a treasured member of the Bayside family and we are glad he’s back on his feet. He’s still working his way up to full time, but he’s back in the restaurant regularly.
Feel free to pass along your own well wishes next time you see him.
Southwest Florida is famous – deservedly so! – for our sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, particularly in the summer months when the colors tend to erupt in vibrant pinks and oranges against wild cloud formations, and late evenings this time of year are arguably the best part of the day, when the heat of the day begins to dissipate and the air is warm and welcoming, and the vibe is relaxed.
We can’t offer you a direct, beachside seat for the show, but Bayside’s Upper Deck bar delivers a picture perfect, panoramic view of the extraordinary summer skies we are so frequently fortunate to experience. And the advantage we do have over the beach? A full-service bar and enticing specialty cocktail list, with drinks including the Bayside Believers Pink Lemonade, Venetian Breeze, or Key Lime Martini to stoke your imagination. Prefer a cold brew on a warm night? We carry several beers on draft, including the popular Florida Avenue IPA, as well as beers by the bottle. As always, our wine list carries a nice selection of wines by the glass as well as by the bottle. Cheers to summers in Naples!
Dad’s Day Out in the Village
Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 19th, and on Saturday the 18th Venetian Village has a fun Dad’s Day Out planned, featuring an exotic and antique car show from 10am to 1pm, co-hosted by Black Horse Motors and the Naples Marco AACA, and benefitting Make-A-Wish Southwest Florida. Come enjoy a fun day out in the Village in celebration of all that our dads do for us. For reservations at Bayside at any time during that weekend, give us a call at (239) 649-5552 or head directly to OpenTable.
Reservation Reminder: July 4th is around the corner!
It’s hard to believe we’re into June already! Before you know it, the July 4th holiday will be here. Did you know you can see the fireworks from Bayside? Why not make plans to enjoy your holiday night with us? Enjoy a delicious and comfortable dinner, with among the best seats in town to enjoy the fireworks display.
The Bayside Family
We refer a lot in our newsletters and writing to the “Bayside family.” For us, those aren’t just words. At Bayside, third-year employees are considered “new” in relation to the many members of the team who have been with us dependably for 10 to 20 years or even more.
What does this mean for you? For one thing, when you come to Bayside, you’re assured of seeing a friendly face, year-round, and year after year. For another, you can be confident you’re getting the best service from people who know our restaurant, our menus, and our kitchen inside and out. And lastly, in an industry where staff turnover is more the rule than the exception, the consistency that Bayside is able to demonstrate is a strong testament to the care and commitment shown by our management and ownership. Our philosophy of doing things right starts at the top, flows throughout the company, and hopefully results in you, our diners, having a positive and memorable experience each time you join us.
You should also know that the “family” designation extends to all of you, our friends and customers! Many of you have been with us for years in your own right, and we thank you!
Bayside’s Downstairs Café
With summer season fully underway, a few minor things get shuffled around to accommodate the slower pace of life. Among them, our Café on the downstairs level is now opening at 4pm in the afternoons Monday through Saturday, with Sunday’s opening time remaining at 2pm.
The Café is a terrific option any day of the week for a casual and relaxed supper, or drinks at the bar. When inclement weather threatens the Upper Deck bar, join us downstairs, where you’ll be treated to the same great service and cuisine in a comfortable setting.
Have any events coming up? The Café also stands in as an excellent party room! Groups as large as 60-65 people will enjoy access to a private bar, are welcome to bring in live music, and can use Sukie’s Wine Shop’s outside lounge as a cocktail reception area. The space can be set to accommodate seated dining as well as cocktail tables, and boasts terrific views of the bay. Don’t forget that for any party of any size at Bayside, Tony’s Off Third, one of our sister establishments in Old Naples off of Third Street South, can create (and deliver!) the cake of your dreams! For more information about hosting an event at Bayside, contact Jennifer Shreve by email or at (239) 649-5552.