A Caprice
A Caprice

A Caprice

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecaprice.com/
  • Phone: (415) 435-3400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:00- 11:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Juan Salazar
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have a full-service catering department that provides event solutions for parties from 12 - 200.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Caprice, a long-time favorite for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, office parties, and birthday and anniversary celebrations. Our level of service and dedication has earned us the highest Yelp rating for fine dining in Marin County.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Steiner 8554196316
  • Entertainment: Jeff Castro on Keyboards-- Saturday Evenings.
  • Special Events: Our unique location provides the ideal locale for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, office parties, birthdays, etc.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mar West
  • Public Transit: Blue & Gold ferry downtown Tiburon
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free valet parking
A word from A Caprice
Caprice Restaurant in Tiburon offers the ultimate in classic Euro-American l dining in Marin County. The world renowned Caprice sits on the water with panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, and Angel Island.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
A Caprice reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (107)special occasion (87)romantic (86)neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (35)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (8)good for groups (7)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A perfect special place
    JPedits
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Five stars—more if we had them. We celebrate special occasions at Caprice, always looking forward to superb food, attentive but unintrusive service, and gorgeous views from Raccoon Strait across the bay to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, all in a windowed room quiet enough that you can actually talk with your partner—or your whole group—in a normal voice. We will always remember an impeccable retirement party with 50-some people there two and a half years ago. Somehow it wasn't surprising that when four of us arrived two nights ago, Michael Steiner, the manager, said "Welcome back" with a smile that made us feel like family. I've had good salads, but the butter lettuce in a pleasantly tangy mango vinaigrette with gorgonzola and plum that Sean, our cheerfully professional waiter, brought this evening were the best. Pork tenderloin for two of us was indeed tender and delicious; a nicely seasoned rack of lamb on a bed of tender spinach next to hearty potatoes au gratin proved a worthy extravagance; and the friend who had the crab cake said simply, "Best I've had anywhere." For dessert, the Chocolate Trio—triple-layer dark chocolate cake plus a couple of kinds of ice cream—would have satisfied the table by itself, but two of us also had lemon tarts that must have been made with Meyer lemons to be so delicately…well, tart. We had not asked for anything special to mark this as a birthday party, but Michael and Sean must have seen the little candle we planned to put on one of the tarts: that one came with "Happy Birthday" in elegant chocolate script on the plate. A perfect evening. You don't have to wait for a retirement party or a birthday to feel that you're celebrating a special occasion. Just treat yourself to a dinner at the Caprice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LongtimeLocal
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I had been to this restaurant before but it had been in quite a while. What a wonderful surprise. The whole evening was perfect. The service was great! The food was great! The view was spectacular! The valet parking made it easy to arrive and go right in. I'm not going to let too much time go by before I return. A perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place with great views
    SteveMays
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food is always good if not mind blowing. Views are spectacular and they open at 5 so even in winter you can catch golden hour over the bay. Service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FranVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This has become a delicious reliable local restaurant where we can bring guests. Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For that special occasion
    MarindocVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    When you want to carry on a conversation, not have to look for parking, and have a windowside view of SF skyline, bay and bridges, this is the place to go. Despite a teeny bar, they stock an incredible selection of spirits. There is no rush and unless you're sitting near a person over lubricated with alcohol, quiet conversation can be had (try to get a seat in one of the corners). We three had a superb puree of wild mushroom soup with just a dollop of creme fraiche, one had a beet, heart of palm tower salad. This was followed by perfectly prepared as ordered ~ 5oz. filet mignon, 2 double! herb encrusted lamb chops, somewhat thick Wienerschnitzel and al dente veggies. Figure $75 pp with 2 drinks each or bottle of wine. A personal favorite!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place For Special Occasions
    JoeDineVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    With a fantastic view, excellent food and great service, Caprice is great place to dine for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old favorite
    mm77
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Outstanding over water view of San Francisco from Tiburon. We regularly take out of town guests primarily for the view, but as an added bonus, the food is very good. The interior is a bit tired and could use some perking up.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it, you'll love it
    Spike
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Caprise was recommended to us by our hotel's concierge, as well as by other guests. We were not disappointed. An intimate atmosphere, a great view, a professional and friendly server, a nice wine list, and delicious food. Oh yes, and that evening, just the right dinner music playing live. What more can you ask for! Getting back to the food, the bread was tasty and warm, yummy oysters on the half shell. For entrees, the halibut in dill caper sauce was delicately flavored, the filet mignon tender and flavorful, but the petrale sole almondine was our favorite. It was cooked to perfection and the flavor outstanding. Unfortunately, we were too full to try any desserts. Caprice is an enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location wins more than food.
    sundip17
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Good for romantic evenings / special occasions. Food and choice is not out of the world - but not a bad selection.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Californiatripping
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Fantastic view of Golden Gate & the bay. Food excellent. Very noisy. Large parties near us talking very loudly. Difficult to talk.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Abysmal service
    SFBizTraveler
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We are locals and went for our 10th wedding anniversary hoping for a special occasion experience. Our food was average at best, and the service was abysmal nearly to the point of being humorous in a Fawlty Towers sort of way. It would appear that the restaurant is exclusively interested in using its view to attract the tourist trade where customer satisfaction is irrelevant. We will never return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A view to remember
    happycamper
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday here. The staff was attentive and very accommodating. I had a butter lettuce salad (great) and petrale sole (awesome). However, my boyfriend's beet tower salad was too rich, his salmon was "fishy" and covered in a tomato sauce that he didn't like. He switched to halibut but found that too salty. I lucked out and he struck out. However, our waiter did all he could to please. And the view is fabulous. Good for a romantic date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Dining Out in Years
    Smitty
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Booked a quiet, romantic, view table for two, three weeks in advance. Wanted to put us at a table next to a loud party of ten with one seat that was against a wall. We declined so ended up with a two-top alongside two more tables of four, each vying for loudest group awards. Service was slow and noise level so loud I was reminded of a carrier flight deck (think opening credits of Top Gun). Martini was thimble-sized and wet. Salad was mediocre so after waiting ten minutes for the main course, we asked for the check and left. Has to rank as the worst dining experience in years. The sad part is the concept of fine dining is a lost art. Felt sorry for the waiter. Left a few dollars for him. They did cut the bill down but we won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Like dining in Portofino
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Warm, friendly service, good food, and a spectacular view. Fantastic!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding views with great food!
    NoC00king
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A Caprice has drop-dead gorgeous views of SF Bay, SF and the Golden Gate Bridge as well as surrounding, hills AND the food was delicious! There were organic heirloom tomatoes from their garden (oh my gosh - amazing!) My grilled scallops were perfect; the sides were just right, and wait! Did I mention the Cosmo? It was the best - not too sweet - wow! The server and the hostess were both very welcoming, pleasant and accommodating. We will certainly be going back, and Monday is prime rib night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just about perfect
    SantaCruzdiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our small party got an out of the way table that had incredible views of the Golden Gate by starlight. Our waiter was totally charming and attentive. My friend's sole almondine was a bit overcooked, but my scallops were perfect, but our crab cakes were tepid and not too crisp. The food came out fast too! Great mojitos, which surprised us and a nice wine selection. All in all, a fantastic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but Very Noisy!
    Valski
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went for a romantic dinner for 2 to celebrate my husband's B'day before spending it with the family the next night. Easy to get to, even from the East Bay, great that there is Valet parking. Have Reservations! They do not turn tables quickly here and you could be waiting for ages. Service was acceptable but NOT exceptional. My salad and halibut were fabulous. My husband's caesar salad and steak were OK. The sauce that came with his steak tasted like baked bean sauce- get it on the side. View is incredible. Disappointed that even though our reservation noted it was his b'day- there was no acknowledgment of the special occasion while we were there. Definitely and "Old guard Tiburon" staple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner with a view...
    tsunamiVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great site if you are hiking Angel Island or just taking a ferry trip over from San Francisco. Nice way to see the bay and have a view of the GGate and Bay bridge from one scenic restaurant location. A short walk from the Tiburon ferry landing, a small quaint place overlooking the bay. Diver scallops and salmon were tasty, and the Weinerschnietzl and lamb dishes are nice for meat eaters. Not a huge wine list so bring your own if you want something special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2FhFA
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We loved our table by the window that gave us a magnificent view of San Francisco, Angel Island and all the sailboats on the bay. We were fortunate to be there on a night when after dark, we were still able to clearly see the lights across the bay as there was no fog. The warm bread was fresh and yummy. Our wine was just okay. My husband enjoyed his beet salad, which was colorful and tasty. We both ordered fish, I had the sole which was lightly breaded with a touch of sauce, perfect. The jasmine rice, however was tasteless, to my surprise! My husband had the halibut, which he enjoyed. We shared the trio chocolate dessert which was excellent and way beyond one person's capacity to eat alone. Had a great evening and would return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely spot for a romantic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent view, food and service - we will definitely return for another visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    MisterQ
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Very nice place. Nice view. A lot of yelp reviews about no a/c and communal toilet distract from how there is a nice quality about the uniqueness of this place. My only complaint is parking is very limited and I thought I read a valet would be available just in case. Parked a little ways from a parking lot which looked made for this place and was nervous I was going to be towed. Thankfully not and I was still able to enjoy my dinner. Thanks Caprice for a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, great view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our evenng at Caprice exceeded expectations. Very nice menu, good service and the view! Very good location for entertaining clients or friends on a special occassion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A grand 60th birthday
    Gidget
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had dinner with two other couples to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. It was a wonderful location and a Caprice made it the best!!, Our favorite waiter took care of all of us very professionally!, this is the best place to celebrate a very special occasion!,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • MakingMemories
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very enjoyable, excellent food, and outstanding view. It was just what we were in the mood for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special treat
    bargaininTiburon
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We eat out a lot with our kids, but this is somewhere that we want to go without them. Tiburon is an expensive place to eat out but the Caprice is worth it. Lovely sea food and amazing views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange Experience
    ReggieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We've been exploring new restaurants in Marin for a few months now, and this was our first visit to A Caprice. After our waiter took our order, we never saw him again during the meal. Someone else brought our salads and entrees, and no one ever offered pepper for the salads, asked if our meal was OK, or even filled our water glasses. The waiter was not particularly busy, and we saw him in the dining room, but I finally had to flag him down for our bill. I even asked him "you are our waiter, aren't you?", because I really wasn't certain. He said he was, in fact, our waiter. Something was amiss. Maybe this place is just for the locals, and they don't like strangers? The food was fine, but I honestly can't imagine going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVED IT
    YTIGGER
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    WE HAVE BEEN HERE A NUMBER OF TIMES AND IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN WORTH THE DRIVE TO TIBURON FOR THE OCEAN VIEW. THE FOOD IS GREAT AS WELL. MY SON HAD A BLAST THERE.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb for a nice, romantic dinner
    customer
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Me and my girlfriend went for dinner, and it was a great experience. The location is great. The only problem might be the distance from downtown San Francisco. But overall we really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We only wish the food were better
    JackMichaels
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Caprice is a great spot for a special occasions. The view is outstanding, we had a wonderful table and our waiter was friendly and helpful. My wife and I debated between giving the food two or three stars (she loved the dessert). We decided on two stars, hopefully to send a message to the owners. With better food, Caprice would be one of the most attractive restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food...discrimination service
    hammer99
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Can't believe I experienced discrimination against not white person in such a place. The bartender and 3 all white guests around the bar made it impossible for me to get a drink in almost 15 mins. They all had drinks had drinks and didn't allow me to get a drink as we were waiting for out table. Every time I try to get the bartenders attention, he would disappear and as he came back, all three guest took up all the counter space available and blocked me from etting to the bar. The bar tender completely ignored me, it was like they were playing a game to keep me from getting a drink before being seated. The food is great and the views are amazing, they only disappointment I have was the experience. And out table was not ready on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We appreciated that when dessert arrived, "Happy Anniversary" was written on the plate. Thank you for mentioning the occasion to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Caprice graciously found a table for us when we inadvertently arrived booked for the wrong night. Ambience, Serivce, Food were superb. we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service=great, food=eh
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This spot is hard to beat for the view and the ambiance and the service has always been great. Now all that's missing is some stellar food. It's not bad, but it's not any better than what I can make at home and for those prices, I expect more. Nothing on the menu really rocked us and we tried many things. My cocktail tasted more like kool-aid than an 11.00 drink should. Wish I had better things to say, the ocean view is lovely, let's hope the food can catch up. Nothing was bad, just wasn't great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good
    Mike
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I have been going to A Caprice for years. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I'll be going back...
    ChefAtLarge
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Was it the most prolific experience I have ever had? No. But the food was good enough to make me want to check out the rest of the menu, the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from our table couldn't be beat, and the service was very good. They were super busy from the Living Social coupon they had, and you could tell they were stretched thin for front of the house service, but our server had a good attitude and was great to talk to. I'll be going back. No question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gidget
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I love coming here for a nice romantic dinner But we also love bringing our out-of-town guests here for a special night of looking at the beautiful scenery out the window while dining. There is nothing like it! We have many favorite dishes here. The lamb, the scallops, and the wonderful trio of chocolate for dessert! On Friday night the view of the sales in action is fun to watch. And on Saturday we love the live piano music!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent ambiance
    Didedi
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great service, beautiful view, and wonderful presentation of food
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only thing better than the view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food! Fourth visit and it never disappoints. Unbelievable view, superb service, great wine list and the food is a delight
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    2SadnessVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wish to have more food choices. They should serve lunch too. We shall return. I love the live classical piano playing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding and Amazing
    capy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Have been eating at the Caprice for over 30 years and it never fails to amaze. Fine food outstanding views. You can't beat it on the bay
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.