Le Garage
Le Garage

Le Garage

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legaragebistrosausalito.com/
  • Phone: 4153325625
  • Hours of Operation:
    Coffee & Pastries(walk-in only): Daily: 7:30 Am - 11:00 Am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 Am - 2:30 Pm; Lunch (walk-in only): Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 3:00 Pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Olivier Souvestre
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: From corporate events to small social parties, Le Garage offers the perfect waterfront setting to host your event. Enjoy delicious French Californian cuisine in a relaxed casual atmosphere.
  • Private Party Contact: Susannah 4153325625

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marin Ship Way
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: From the Schoonmaker Point Marina, please follow the signs to our designated parking lot.
A word from Le Garage
Le Garage is committed to serving simple French bistro style food in a relaxed casual atmosphere on the beautiful Sausalito waterfront.
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Le Garage reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (76)fit for foodies (70)great for outdoor dining (60)neighborhood gem (57)special occasion (36)romantic (29)great for brunch (26)great for lunch (25)hot spot (23)notable wine list (19)good for groups (18)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • meh
    dsher
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our server was uninterested the wines by the glass terrible and the portions tiny. Not to mention the other diners that felt the need to yell to each other overthe loud music
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrific
    Robert
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on our most recent visit. Everything about the meal "worked" near flawlessly. We were a party of 6. Our reservations were honored timely, we were comfortably seated and the meal was paced to perfection. The wine list is far more varied than my ability to appreciate fully, but we enjoyed a Sancerre and a couple of well made Burgundies as we dined. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    foodiegal
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Hadn't been here in a while and was looking forward to what I remembered as great food. Our table shared the lobster salad which was delicious, but the mussels most of us ordered were just ehh... The fries were cold and although these were quickly and graciously replaced with warm ones, they still weren't very good. The coffee was undrinkable, muddy and lukewarm. When the check arrived we discovered the corkage fee was $25. All in all, not a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service and Food have declined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Wow - our stunningly poor service was accompanied by really bad food. We had to get up to find a waiter to get things. We tried to order another round of drinks a couple of times - our waiter wasn't having it. Too bad - used to be a fun and delicious spot.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Costume Packed
    VickiOVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A very inventive menu with fresh seafood, rabbit, confits, exotica! Saturday night was packed; so crowded and loud that you had to be into it, or leave (except there are no other restaurants near this marina) the cacophony. The service was excellent, altho' I think the garage mechanic dress-code is superfluous. Will try again on a weeknight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did they get a new chef?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a memorably great meal there a year ago - everything we ordered, from bone marrow to oysters to steak was fantastic. This time, besides a somewhat different menu, the steak frites was tough to chew (fortunately the fries are still very good). The duck was even worse, with that dried, jerky-like texture peculiar to poorly prepared duck. Despite the excellent steak tartare and charcuterie appetizers, I don't think we'll be going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Mother's 70th Birthday
    MustangSally
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Samuel, our server, was excellent in every way. He made my mother, a true francophile, feel like she was the most important person in the world on her special birthday. We absolutely loved having a French server, while dining in a French restaurant! All the other servers that helped Samuel were outstanding as well. Everyone was so attentive and the food was divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    rkss
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Le a garage is a gem. They have the best duck confit I have had and I go there just for that dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful French Food
    John
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Finding this restaurant was not easy. Parking for Le Garage is some distance from the actual restaurant, and there are no signs to point the way to the restaurant. Once inside, the views from this restaurant's dockside location make up for the inconvenience. So does the food. Everyone in my party ordered the fresh Cod from Alaska. Our dishes were prepared expertly, and everyone in my party was elated with their food. Excellent French cuisine! Desserts are also very beautifully presented and prepared at Le Garage. So order one. Whenever I am in San Francisco in the future, I will make my way again to Sausilito, and to Le Garage. The trip is worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Garage Food
    PartyAnimalVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My companion liked her dish which was the only chicken on the menu. My heirloom tomatoes were limp with too much dressing, and small. The rack of lamb was not particularly tasty, the pieces were small and some were fatty. Not a great first experience for a restaurant that has been tauted by friends.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodluvVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Noisy, but fun. Mussels are great, steak tartar was a huge success and the squash blossoms are wonderful. Service not as good as I remembered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time for me and the Big Loser
    NaturalHorsemanVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I lost a weight loss bet and the winner chose Le Garage. That way I won too! Gretchen was our server and she was great. The winner liked his Lobster Caesar Salad, and I loved my escargot We both loved the Chatea Neuf de Pape and the Rack of Lamb. The cheese and the berrie crisp were dandy with Gretchen's recommendation of a "red" sherry. Who knew?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's all good!
    dwammo
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Excellent food, great dessert choices, friendly staff, and no hassle parking in quiet location next to yacht harbor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too loud
    RobinWVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Had never been to Le Garage for dinner before -- just for brunch/lunch. The food was good -- a starter salad with figs was bland and boring, but my duck confit and my boyfriend's lamb were excellent. However, the noise level is unpleasant, and we had sat in the outside (enclosed) space because the hostess said it would be less noisy than the inside space. And the trip to the bathroom is long and creepy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kg11VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I don't know that I need to write a long, boring, or repetitive review for Le Garage... but one word sums it up...MAGNIFIQUE!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We took an out of town guest to dinner. Appetizers were good, but main courses were not. Better for lunch than dinner. Too noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Scenic Setting and Delicious Food
    JenD
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I've visited Le Garage over the past few years and have found it versatile and consistently delicious. The indoor-outdoor setting makes it an ideal place to take in the beauty of the marina while enjoying exquisite menu items such as croque monseiur with organic greens (at lunch) or a filet mignon with lobster tail (dinner). We have entertained out-of-town guests, who commented on the quality of the food and beauty of the setting. A the same time, the outdoor seating provides an ideal place to keep active grandchildren amused (either by watching the boats, seagulls, seals or walking up and down the pier before and after the meal). Ease of access and complimentary parking are a bonus. Croque Monseiur with organic greens, Surf & Turf,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local French on the docks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    If you love French food and you love boats, you'll enjoy Le Garage. We liked everything: the charcuterie starter, and the chick pea fries, the salad with french plums and bacon-wrapped figs, and the black cod. Will definitely go back again and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feels like South of France
    jb2bVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Truly great little bistro with authentic food and French service. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibrant Scene
    Rord58VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were anticipating a quite dinner but Le Garage was a happening place. The crowd was energetic and the atmosphere was good. The service was on par. Parking was a little confusing as we arrived after dark, look for the signs!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun atmosphere
    HealthyNut
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great place for a girls night out. The food overall was very good, but I didn't really like the black cod. It was too Ali y for me so I will try something else next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent fresh French/Californian
    eatoutalways
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    When I'm at Le Garage I feel like I'm on vacation in the Med. It is a Sausalito favorite of mine. The food is super fresh (the nicose salad for lunch is always good), healthy french/american and they have the best bread in the Bay Area IMHO. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, energetic and super professional. I've never had less than a perfect experience at this restaurant. And looking out at the various super-yachts that come from all over the world is always fun too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food - sad service
    A10earthquake
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was amazing! Our server was short with us and seemed irritated the whole time. We all have lives and anyone could have a bad day... maybe he just needed a day off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food was just OK so it's overpriced for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Food &Service in Town
    SausalitoDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Always authentic and the team works really well together to produce a wonderful meal with great wine in a perfect environment! The squash bblossoms are a must and the surf & turf is well worth it! The black cod was cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had such high hopes....
    SirFunk
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Long & short- our order apparently got lost in the pass and never got cooked. So as tables after us were served and paid, our food was nowhere to be seen- or was our server! On several occasions we had to wave down other servers to get us more sparkling water(we spend more on that than many do on wine). The food- it was delicious- for the most part. My frites of the steak frites, were cold and soggy. They tasted like they died sitting in the pass. My steak was killer, but the damage was done. If you make a mistake, fix it PERFECTLY. The server then blamed the kitchen. C'mon man, no excuses. Just fix it, apologize, comp some beverages as a gesture (which he did only after we asked) and save the service with grace. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hip spot and fine food
    JodiVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Away from the crowds of downtown, being right on the harbor is great. Simple French cuisine that didn't break my bank. Figs wrapped in bacon appetizer is a must.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Tasteful1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Foodie friends recommended Le Garage and it is a find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing wrong...!
    Favaldo
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Nice place, nice food. Service was really appreciated. I felt it to be slightly too expensive when compared to what we had, but the overall feeling was definitely positive...!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting
    carol
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great for relaxing and enjoying food and drink and the scenery.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Paiz
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were afraid Le Garage would be too loud for an intimate anniversary dinner, but we were seated at the far end of the enclosed patio and it was perfect. The service was professional and attentive. The food was delicious! I can be picky and really would not have changed a thing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of town friends huge success!
    CPMc
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had co-workers in from east coast and wanted to take them over the GG bridge and over to see Sausalito... Le Garage was perfect... best duck confit, best steak and frites, yummy dessert and of course our Whispering Angel rose!! Service was amazing our Juan Les Pins new friend! Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud to speak, think, enjoy
    FoodieI
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Basically, this experience was so unpleasant as to be unrepeatable. It's a nice place, conveniently located adjacent to the marina, where we sail in and docked. among the five of us, two enjoyed the food; and NONE enjoyed the experience. We sail to Sausalito frequently and will never again go to Le Garage.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy
    HarryVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good service and good food but tables are very (uncomfortably) close together and the noise level is awful. Can't have conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    Mary
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Love this place. Great variety Menu. We're regulars. This week took friends. Excellent dinners -3 mussels and 1 steak /fries all the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Multiple Visits
    CinemaBear
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Been to Le Garage about 15 times. This one was a particular gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Overall enjoyed our evening - there for a special occasion. A bit disturbed by $25 for corkage, especially since we also bought champagne from them. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A jewel!
    gitdowndining
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Local Sausalitans are thrilled to have Le Garage in the 'hood! Decor and site unique, mouth-watering menu and thoroughly satisfying fo, service superb. A total home run. I wish they had a full bar, though -- only "complaint".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud at happy hour and dinner
    BELLEVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The three of us had good service here but you can't really hear what people are talking about. Food is ok but small portions for too much money.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Looking Staff and Food!
    Deb2433
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The staff was wonderful, helpful, courteous and gracious! The food was a delight, we ate here on a Wed and it seemed to empty out and close early, but it was a weekday in Marin... We really had wonderful assistance with allergies too, and an accommodation when we wanted to change seats. Probably could be more romantic, but the seating doesn't really allow too much closeness and it was rather loud. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, a celebratory Kir Royale and a very delicious meal with gracious staff! Thank you very much!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic