Brick & Bottle
Brick & Bottle

Brick & Bottle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brickandbottle.com/
  • Phone: (415) 924-3366
  • Hours of Operation:
    OPEN M-F
    Bar opens at 4:00pm
    Daily Happy Hour from 4:30pm to 7:00
    Early Bird Twilight Menu 5:00 to 6:30
    Nightly Dinner from 5:00pm to 9:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bob Simontacchi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off Site Catering Available through the restaurant by Chef Bob Simontacchi's Masterful Catering. From intimate in-home parties to school functions, weddings, and major social or corporate events, every party is tailored to meet your wish list and needs. Call our Director of Catering, Mandy Giacosa-Aguero, at 415-497-4491
  • Private Party Facilities: Rent the entire restaurant or one of the many smaller rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Sherry Bradley 4159243366x
  • Entertainment: The Restaurant has 7 high def flat screen televisions for sporting events. Enjoy one of our intimate dining rooms for special events and private parties or reserve the whole restaurant.
  • Special Events: In-House and Off-Site Catering and Bar Services. Call our Director of Catering, Mandy Giacosa-Aguero, at 415-497-4491 to make a plan!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lucky Drive
  • Public Transit: Madera Blvd. & Monona Dr. - Marin transit (walking distance)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large lot is able to hold many cars. FREE Valet available on the weekends!
A word from Brick & Bottle
Michelin Bib Gourmand Recommended | Voted Best Happy Hour in Marin!

Executive Chef Bob Simontacchi brings a refined technique to familiar foods at Brick & Bottle. Our revitalized menu features house-made seasonal dishes like Applewood Smoked Pork Shoulder, Pacific Salmon, Asian roasted chicken salad and signature favorites like Rotisserie Chicken, Wild Arugula Salad, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Housemade Ravioli, and more.

Enjoy a Parker House bun on your Brick & Bottle signature cheeseburger, and select breads made in-house. Signature Favorites, Daily Happy Hour, New Desserts.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Brick & Bottle reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (35)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (31)fit for foodies (20)kid-friendly (16)special occasion (14)romantic (7)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (6)great for lunch (4)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Never Disappoints
    Bevpin
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Something for everyone -- good bar, big plates for the hungry, small plates for the nibbler, nice specials and always a great setting to chat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    5 of us had a lovely dinner with attentive, friendly service. I recommend the chocolate cake! Exceptional!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • comfort food yeah
    radbo
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Comfort food with quality ingredients and spot-on preparation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • marindiner
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    food wasn't as good as it has been. Meat over-cooked and tough. Good service and free corkage though.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Doctor: It's alive!!
    IndaknowVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    A revived menu, a new chef? ::: An infusion of a new effort, the pizza's here are amongst the best in Marin (too many mediocre pizza's produced in paradise), the beef short ribs with horseradish mashed potatoes were superb! ::: Good service, good drinks, priced right - we've been coming back again and again...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOISY!!! but the food was good
    BlueMoonVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Seems like this place wants to be a gourmet dining spot AND a rowdy bar... Think they should choose one or the other, or soundproof the dining area much better so that folks having a nice dinner aren't pummeled by the thunderous bar noise. We would recommend B&B, but with reservations about the rowdy atmosphere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    As usual, great food with consistently great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid-Friendlier
    RudolphVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I enjoyed the mussels and house foccacia bread with half off Wednesday bottles of wine. My dinner and dessert rum cake paired well with the Malbec. Not a huge variety of kids' choices to choose from. As the sliders, which came with only two, did not satisfy my son's hunger or palate, as the fries couldn't be substituted with any fruit. He's not picky when it comes to fruit(s), he just wanted grapes instead of fries. His dessert was a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Being in the heart of Marin, I would think restaurants would cater more to families & their kids...food for thought.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go Giants!!!
    IndaknowVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great place to sit down in a booth, order some salads, share one of the better pizzas around in Marin, and watch the Giants turn the game around and squash KC! ::: Really terrific service, a good glass of inexpensive wine - all in all a fine experience...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Nikki
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    It was our first time. Opening the door, we were facing a very vibrant bar. I was a little bit annoyed by the noise but insit on having a quieter table. No problem, out waitress guided us to the back of the bar to an area very quiet and cosy. We had a wonderful table and the waitres was very helpful and knew her products. The service, the food was excellent and we all had a great time. Yes, we will come back. It's just a pity that most of the restaurants in the area do not sell an excellent champagne or sparkling wine by the glass..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Neighborhood Spot
    CSdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We went there before a movie and had a wide variety of choices from their menu, from pizza to salad to more substantial main courses. Service was very good and we sat in the back room where the noise level was more manageable than in the front room which abuts the bar and can get very noisy. There was a nice selection of wine by the glass as well as a full cocktail bar. Enjoy it for a nice evening out or a quick dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal
    lawrenceilonnVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Brick and Bottle has consistently presented five-star meals in a comfortable venue. On several occasions we have found the service, ambience, and particularly the friendly attention of the staff of the highest level. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    MarinFoodie4wineVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Nice looking venue (used to be Izzy's - which I miss desperately). But the food was bland. My group ordered several dishes and they all lacked flavor. Wait staff was amateurish. Won't go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood restaurant
    eagleeyeVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Brick and Bottle is solid. Good but not great food. They made excellent before dinner drinks. We had oysters and chicken wing appetizers. The oysters were great but one of the dips was very bland, not as good as we're accustomed to. The chicken wing appetizers were cooked in an orange sauce with a blue cheese dip that was very bland, almost like milk. Again, disappointing. The main courses were very good, with generous portions. We had a nice bottle of wine, although much of the list seemed pricy. Some small corrections could make this a much better restaurant. We'll be back though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • won't be returning
    labe
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    There's a reason I got a coupon for Brick and Bottle at the car wash.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great overall experience
    LarkspurGal
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food and the service were excellent. Especially the orso mac and cheese! Our waiter was outstanding. Overall it was just a great evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Sherran
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    First time here, but absolutely loved it. The chicken is really, really good. Excellent waitress, very attentive, cannot say one bad thing about it. Good menu. Will absolutely go back. On Fridays, you can bring your own wine and have no corkage fee, which we did, but then way over-tipped our waitress because of that and because she was really attentive to us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trudy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I LOVE Brick and Bottle and go there a lot and bring guests.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jim B
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went on-line one hour before we arrived (15 minutes late) and were told that you could not take a party of 12 on short notice. We placed two reservations for 6. Upon arrival we asked that the tables be close together as possible. The manager did better than that and cleared a table that handled our entire party of 12. The service was excellent and your entire staff was very friendly. There were no mix-ups on the orders. Each meal was placed in front of the person who ordered it, which usually doesn't happen with large parties. Everyone one in our party was pleased with the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Humdrum
    MarinDiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Gloomy dining room. Food acceptable but nothing more than that, and a definite disappointment compared to the quality and creativeness of other dining options.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We got a reservation and asked for a special quiet spot for a romantic birthday celebration and we got wedged between a large private party and butt up to the waitstaff's side bar with people zooming past us all night long and an extremely noisy spot. We were very disappointed to say the least. They were understaffed and so we didn't get the attention we desired either. The food was OK but not great for the price. Could have gone to a world class restaurant in SF for the price we paid. I would not go back there for a romantic or quiet evening but would go to the energetic bar in the evening or to lunch for a burger and scalloped potatoes!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My wife and I dining here for the first time and were disappointed. Items the sounded really good on the menu simply had little or no flavor, or the flavor they had was not that great. For example the fried green tomatoes tasted entirely of breading and grease, the aioli did nothing. And the chile relleno's tasted...well...strange. We eat out often, so we may try here again since any place can have one bad night, but as of this visit we would not recommend Brick and Bottle.
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  • Special Dining
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We love their weekly dining specials and the Monday night one is a real treat. We will be back for future meals and fun. Our waitress was great and the experience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    conner4
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been to Brick and Bottle many times, we have not been disappointed. I take my wife here for her birthday every year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Disappointed
    EatOutMore
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was good at the start of our evening, but not as attentive as past visits. My husband ordered the skirt steak and it was so stringy he literally couldn't cut it. My arugula salad was delicious but the salmon topping it was not the best. Would think twice before attending again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always dependable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My partner and I always enjoy coming here during the week. The place is unpretentious. The service is fast and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The ambiance is very nice, the menu seems to vary over time, which is nice. The food is great, and we haven't come across a server who wasn't on point. All in all, I would recommend this restaurant whole heatedly. As an aside, it isn't too expensive, but I wouldn't call it cheap either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food and Cocktails!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went for our daughters birthday, our favorite go to restaurant where we know the food will be outstanding and the service will be awesome. We started with the gnocchi and risotto which was melt in your mouth, I had the Duck Confit which was excellent, my eldest and husband had Petrole Sole, and the birthday girl always has the truffle Mac and Cheese. The waiter surprised the birthday girl with a piece of cake and candle but we still had to order their amazing derserts as well! Thank you Brick and Bottle for such a enjoyable evening!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fab Fowl
    torchyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best Rotisserie Chicken I have ever eaten. This is definitely not your grocery store Rotisserie Chicken. Skin crisp, crackly and full of flavor and the meat, even the white meat, still moist. I was in love at first bite. My wife had the Duck Confit, completely boned, and she declared it top notch. The half chicken was the daily special and at $25 including a Caesar salad and dessert a great buy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    DebraP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We always get fantastic food cooked perfectly! Great menu with local ingredients and good variety. We love this place. Friday night no corkage fee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • YOUNG
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Always friendly, good fresh food, Menu varies. You won't be disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    yaletownman
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had a very nice evening recently at the Brick and Bottle. The menu has a nice selection. The tuna tartare was terrific and the gazpacho was very flavourful. I ordered a beef dish that came with creamy polenta as a side dish and that was the best polenta I think I've ever had! My dinner date selected the sole that was in a cream sauce and it was lovely. My only complaints are the deserts. The selection was just a little too sweet/rich for both our tastes and I wish they would have an item or two that was a little lighter, more delicate. Other than that the food was great, the prices are very reasonable and our server was top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Turkey Burger, ever!
    CKinMarinVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a very good dinner here this week. The salads were delicious and not overly large, and our entrees ranged from salmon (cooked perfectly) to pizzas to an incredible housemade turkey burger. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Staff is very nice and the food is great and consistent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Good
    YypoVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Better than expected for a neighborhood restaurant which serves lots of pizza, beer and wine. Great heirloom-tomato salad with crunchy cucumber and onion along with feta cheese. Solid halibut main course with tasty sides. Wine list selections are ample and fairly priced. Reserve the back room to stay away from the noise.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 655 reviews are from the Brick & Bottle reviews archive.
  • Good Food for Locals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food and drinks. A good choice for locals who want a good, quick meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ilovela
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were only there for dinner while traveling. Very nice place, great service and delicious food. I would go back when I am in Marin County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mo Bettah this time...
    IndaknowVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    An inpromptu visit after some time, menu choices were good as was the service ::: With starters, we had a chili relleno which was over-the-top delicious - less traditional, more hip, full of flavor with roasted corn, goat's cheese, and queso fresco - Awesome! ::: The roasted Mary's chicken was perfectly done, and our Pizza with prosciutto, goat's cheese and arugula had more of the toppings then most trendy pizzeria's give you ::: All in all, a well-done meal...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    Bandecarr
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We were on our way from SFO TO Sonoma , after a long day of travel from the East Coast, and happened upon the Brick and Bottle. What a find! Don't be fooled by the "so-so" interior, the food, service and wine is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service unfocused
    PhsfVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Our waiter seemed rushed and distracted. Instead of introducing himself and asking for drinks orders he seemed to want to rush us into ordering everything as soon as we sat down. He then didn't write anything down and forgot two appetizers. One glass of wine arrived ten minutes after the others. Entrees arrived in haphazard order. The food itself seemed fine, it just wasn't possible to enjoy the experience given the quality of the service. A shame really, since the lace looked quite nice. I daresay we'll give it another chance in the future.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic