Murray Circle
Murray Circle

Murray Circle

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cavallopoint.com/dine.html
  • Phone: 4153394750
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday – Sunday, 7am – 11am
    Brunch: Sunday, 11:30am – 2:30pm
    Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 2pm
    Saturday, 11:30am – 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5:30pm – 9pm
    Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm – 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Everett
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Join us in Farley Bar every Monday, 7pm - 9:30pm for an evening of vibrant live music. Complimentary – all are welcome.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Murray Circle
Cavallo Point's acclaimed restaurant, Murray Circle, under the direction of Executive Chef Justin Everett is one of the Bay Area's top culinary destinations. Murray Circle features a locally sourced, down to earth menu served in an elegant and historic dining room with casual and attentive service. Whether escaping your home kitchen mid-week or celebrating a special occasion, Murray Circle and Farley Bar offer a personable retreat. Located above Farley Bar, The Cooking School at Cavallo Point offers hands-on, demonstration and celebrity guest chef classes for cooks of all levels.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Murray Circle reviews from OpenTable diners
253 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (163)scenic view (155)romantic (129)fit for foodies (126)great for outdoor dining (109)great for brunch (89)great for lunch (88)notable wine list (79)good for groups (47)vibrant bar scene (36)kid-friendly (28)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (12)late-night find (10)Show More
  • A Little Disappointing
    Danielbwoods
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My wife and I have loved coming to Murray Circle for over a year, but I have to say that we're a little more disappointed with every visit. We stopped by the bar before diner for cocktails, and the bartender was aloof and showed little interest in discussing the selection of gin (or anything else) even though there were only 5 people at the entire bar. $13 gin & tonics might at least be served with a smile. In the dining room they seem bent on making their menu overly exotic. How about a simple salad? Perhaps a soup? Or maybe some asparagus? Not a chance. The wine list is loaded with wines in the $200 to $2,000 range, but only a small percentage of their bottles are in the $65 to $120 range. No wonder half the tables were open.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful gem of a place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love this place. I live in SF and make the trek across the bridge any time I can for business breakfast, brunch, special occasions and non occasions. I've introduced this to locals who never been and out of towers alike. This is a favorite place to have any meal either in the bar or on the porch. You can enjoy the views or the interior, overall it's a very special place where you can just escape the city and have a nice meal, drink and lounge, while soaking in the views of SF across the Bay, the GG bridge, and the overall lovely property. I live just miles away and like it so much, I've stayed here. I definitely love this place. The service needs some fine tuning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gourmetmonster
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is worth the effort to get there. The wine list is extensive. While some of my favorites were missing, there were plenty of interesting choices available. Prices ran from moderate to "oh my god". Service was pleasant. Friendly staff were quite attentive. It's a good restaurant, go there and enjoy yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Murray Circle in the woods
    xdanvilleite
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    An adventure just getting to the restaurant, but you arrive, and again it's a lovely surprise. (my 3rd visit). Our server was from Instanbul and I could have eaten him he was so adorable. An exceptional meal for both my friend and I. We declined dessert, but 'adorable' still brought us a couple of truffles and a very thin chocolate slice with 'Happy Birthday' across it. A lovely evening
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Remarkable National Park dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Not only are you in the Ft. Baker National Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge, but this fantastic setting includes wonderful lodging and dining in one of the refurbished military buildings. Know that this restaurant features creative culinary offerings, including that trendy "marrow" and interesting infusions, combinations and flavors. You won't be disappointed unless you order french fries or mac and cheese. Even kids wouldn't eat them here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressively delicious!
    firefoodyum
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wow, what a find. This was quite a surprise to find a restaurant that had excellent service, amazing views of the Bay, classy setting and impressively delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Murray Circle
    Estic
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is stellar. The waiters are not in a rush so you can relax and enjoy your meal and company. We ordered half dozen oysters to start, main entrees of grilled halibut and poached salmon with a delightful white wine that worked perfectly. We stayed in San Francisco and I recommend this restaurant not only for the great food and service but to also experience driving over the Golden Gate Bridge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • murray circle
    food4us
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The setting and the meal were very good. We were celebrating a birthday and it turned out to be a perfect spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Murray Circle is Superb!
    Marinite
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent menu choices and everything ordered was scrumptious. Superb service! We will certainly re-visit Murray Circle.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sorry to review
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    6 for brunch. Food cold, not lukewarm, COLD. Cold poached eggs are disgusting. Gravy cold and biscuits hard. Potato cakes cold in center, and sausage must have been sitting for hours. Cold and hard. Waffles still runny in middle. Service non-existent, so by the time someone returned to table, too late to send things back. Had already waited too long just to order. Sad, as fabulous view and have had good meals in past. Asked for "birthday" dessert that never came.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beutiful Location
    Diner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Go here for the beautiful grounds, historic buildings and views. Really lovely. We went for brunch. Wait staff were nice but it seemed the only person (of many)we saw more than once was the fellow filling the coffee cups - always nice. I rarely order omelets because they are usually too dry. Even after I requestsed"soft' and he said "no problem", I received a dried out hard coked omelet wrappped around the veggies. (haven't chefs even read Julia Childs?) We had to ask for each accoutrement: toast, butter, jelly, extra cream. But it is worth seeing once.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MrChoctaw
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Murray Circle is a quiet, sophisticated and quality eatery with a great location and an awesome view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snocat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Among the very short list of true crowned jewels in the bay area, Murray Circle is a special place serving incredible cuisine with stellar service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Real Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food. I highly recommend the pork taster and the fish stew if they are still serving them. The bone marrow was amazing too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price.
    Marty
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food at this restaurant was rather pedestrian. Ingredients were good quality but the meals were boring. The $17 hamburger for lunch was not as the $6 burgers at Phyllis. The Huevos Rancheros were a poor imitation of this flavorful Latin dish. I had an excellent hash two years ago, but it is gone from the menu now.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely ambience; service problems
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Beautiful dining room in what was probably the administrative building of the military installation. But, we had NO service for the first 10 minutes, not even the waiter's acknowledgement of our presence. Then, slow service. I finally went to the check in desk to say that they needed to please take care of business and that the service was impersonal. Within a few minutes, the manager came to our table and asked everyone (we had a 7 person group), "I heard there is a problem with the service." Sorry, but that is idiotic , and a perfect way to ruin the ambience and good feeling of a special occasion. Completely indiscreet and amateurish. Otherwise, this would have been an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was expecting more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was just okay and I had heard such great things. Went for brunch. Service was good, atmosphere was great. Wine list was impressive, but way way marked up. I'll be back, but not for the dining room experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a small bridal shower at Murry Circle. After a few phone calls Devon got us situated in a great table on the patio when we arrived. Unfortunately we were having a foggy summer day and it was freezing. The wait staff moved us into the lounge where we sat near the fire. It was perfect! The food was great and our server Fredrick was awesome. We make it over to Cavallo Point as often as possible and will definitely continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    mchee
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Was disappointed especially when there was a hair in the waffle batter. So disgusting. Will never go back the cooks should wear nets over their hair
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  • Fabulous Food, outstanding service
    Foodie4sureVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was my second visit to Murray Circle. It was very good the first time. The second visit topped the first. They offer a menu that I could go on and on about from the delectable bone marrow and delicious halibut to the chocolate served 3 ways. But what impressed me even more is the service staff. They are the ultimate example in providing an exceptional dining experience. Our server, Jose was attentive, engaging, knowledgable and made our dining experience so memorable. Big kudos to Murray Circle. They do it right in every way. I highly recommend this pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely setting
    califgalVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    as always, both the service and the food was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Views
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Outside table is desirable, but you cannot reserve until you get there. Excellent breakfast items. Service a bit lacking, but views and casual atmosphere make up for it (somewhat). Daily quiche delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A thoroughly enjoyable experience - service was extremely good, friendly, attentive and knowledgable. Recommend getting an early evening sitting and arriving 30 minutes early to take in the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rascashew
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Wonderful setting, very nice food and a special place to drive to in Sausalito.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A throwback of 50 years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Murray Circle is a throwback to the old military base that was converted to a hotel/restaurant complex in Cavallo Point, in Sausalito, CA. The clapboard sided buildings have changed little from its historical function on Fort Baker. The food was very well prepared, with a menu consisting of Prix Fixe and a la carte menu (the latter, vegetable, seafood, meat and wild game). There is an extensive (and expensive) wine list. Spectacular views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Very good service. Not crowded and not noisy. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip!
    WallStreetLawyerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Off the beaten path, but well worth the effort to get there. Great food, service, atmosphere. Diverse menu with multiple excellent choices. My favorite place in the SF area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent
    Likegoodfood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The attention to detail in the food was great, it made the food that much better. The food was so good you could look past the awful wait service. Hoping it was just an off night for our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    KatiaJohn
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Sorry that we could only one time eat OUTSIDE during our 3 days visit. You should know that in our country we can never do this, because of the weather. Sorry that the woman who served us was so disappointed with her tip; we let another 20 on the table as we left. It is not evident coming from Belgium, where the tip-situation is very different! You should inform us first. The food was really good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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  • luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Murray Circle is a great spot for lunch with a group. Four of us had a tasting menu with a sampling of 2 little scallops, cold corn soup, chips & dip, and crispy cheese lettuce cup. My friend said the little roasted chicken breast was moist and tasty, served with arugula. We were able to enjoy our meal leisurely. We all agreed on returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Total Experience!
    OneBadMaaammaJamma
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    If your looking for food, ambiance and service look no further... Murray Circle, based at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, has it all. Enjoy yourself and enjoy the beauty!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Views Views Views
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    At the foot of the GG Bridge, beautiful setting in old barracks. Patio seating perfect with our dog. Breakfast Biscuits and gravy with poached egg was very good. Service a little slow, but relaxing day and not in a hurry. Hostess forgot to put our name in under OpenTable, but got it straightened out. Lovely spot to walk the dog afterwards, on the parade grounds across the drive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 60th Anniversary Celebration
    Orcadian
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Accompanied by family my wife and I had a 60th wedding anniversary dinner at Murray Circle which was perfect in every respect, friendly reception, well positioned table with bridge views, efficient service staff, gourmet level food, excellent wine and pleasant music by a nearby pianist. The dining areas are appropriate for casual or more formal dining experiences - special, but not stuffy. Farley's Bar is the more lively area and is great for lunch as experienced on previous visits.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    foghorn
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Original food combinations, tasty, but very heavy dishes. The raw oysters were a disappointment, small, flavorless and not fresh. The 'dipping sauces' were sad. The mignonette too acidic, the other intolerable but the cocktail sauce good. The menu was very confusing; it could have been more straightforward and less 'artsy'. Desserts were all heavy. No refreshing desserts. Not a good finish to a heavy meal. Lunch: good quiche with an inedible crust, not good for an acclaimed pastry chef. Greens were all fresh and vinaigrette was good. Overall, the experience was definitely unique. Murray's Circle was spotlighted on 'Check, Please'. It was nothing like that review. This restaurant was very "Marin County". We left very disappointed.
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    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Murray Circle
    Marykay
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was an excellent referral by the concierge of our hotel when I asked for a restaurant in Sausalito. We took the ferry round trip from San Francisco which gave us all the views. Then we walked to Murray Circle from the ferry landing. It was a good bit of exercise getting there and we enjoyed the fantastic views along the road lined with eucalyptus trees. We didn't have any views from our quiet almost private room table, but the ambience and service were lovely and professional. My halibut served on a bed of risotto was delicious and prepared perfectly. Others had burgers and the lettuce cups which were tasty. The truffle fries were light and flavorful, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    CCJCVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We took a friend here for dinner, she had never been, it was a great experience for her, we loved the food and dessert was delicious. Beautiful setting. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again great
    raftcommander
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Lunch with the girls. Arrived early to have outdoor seating. Service, especially Fredrick, friendly and helpful. Water glasses never got to empty. Mussels great, Chx sandwich wonderful, fish of the day beautifully presented. Arugula flatbread needed more goat cheese. Will order something else next time. That was the only negative of our visit. Becoming one of my favorites in my neighborhood
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    MJandSP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The staff were attentive and helpful. The apparetif was excellent Starter "tamale" very bland expected better taste. Main course and starter were great. Melon and tangerine sorbets were out of this world. Would definitely revisit perhaps on a nicer day so that we can sit outside. Would definitely recommend to others.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchanting!
    Patientlee
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Historic restoration - magnificent view of the Golden Gate Bridge - innovative menu - wines and spirits - impeccable service - what more do you need to know before you go! Don't miss the seafood stew!Enjoy the warm hospitality from the entire staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed
    yumm
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    With early dinner reservations on a Sunday we encountered many enjoying the outside deck and the Farley Bar-- a beautiful day--loved it all !!! The boar ribs were terrific...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cavallo Point
    pfarrmaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Murray Circle is definitely a wonderful restaurant in an amazing setting. It's a location that I keep going back to because I always feel as though any stress I might be carrying around just melts away the minute I turn onto Murray Circle. Of course, a lot of that is the anticipation of eating at a restaurant with very good food, excellent service and a calm, serene environment. It is a world away from the crowded, noisy and trendy eateries elsewhere in the Bay Area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate