Had a great time
Went for our anniversary and it had a great time. Leah was a doll and took very good care of us. Andrew and the other guys were attentive as well. Great time, good food, nice atmosphere. Will definitely go back!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
Had a really enjoyable dinner at Barrel House. Our server was attentive friendly and helpful. The food was very good. The wood fired chicken, a wood roasted trout special, lamb shanks and a roasted cod dish drew raves from all members of our party. Very nice selection of wines and spirits and the house selections for wines by the glass were very good. All in a very nice room overlooking San Francisco Bay. Just a lovely evening.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Views, Design
First time dining here and were immediately impressed with the design and attention to detail in the space. The views are spectacular and our food was outstanding. Our group ordered the cod, ribeye steak, heirloom tomato salad, and the salad that has oysters in it. All were perfectly prepared, and our server was attentive and charming. Looking forward to the manhattan listed on their website bar menu, we were disappointed to hear they no longer made that, but the bar tender served up an alternative that we thought was memorable and a refreshing change up to the traditional manhattan. Barrel House is now on the top of our list for Sausalito restaurants with a view!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous new restaurant..hope
Fabulous new restaurant..hope it keeps this wonderful level of service up!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boyfriend to Barrel House for his birthday. We were both excited to try this new restaurant and were not disappointed. The owner was very friendly. The staff was outstanding, especially our waitress. She made us feel at home and accommodated my substitutions gracefully. Our food was fantastic. We started with delicious crab sliders. I had the ribeye cooked to perfection. My boyfriend had the trout, which he raved about. We also had a side of chipotle corn. WE do not usually order this much food, but we wanted to try it all! The mixed drinks were customizable. The waitress actually named one after me the "Nothing But the Ash" which is made of Angel's Envy bourbon with pistachio, cherry and lavender flavors.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice time at Barrel House
Although our table wasn't ready, we enjoyed a complimentary drink at the bar. The food was really good and the service was too
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful, chic dining experience
This restaurant is beautifully built with amazing SF views. Food was good but nothing to rave about. Cocktails were well made. Despite a blackout in the middle of our dinner, staff was very attentive and did the best they could to ensure a seamless dining experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing view, marvelous food
What's not to love about Barrel House? The view (of S.F. Bay, the city, and the Golden Gate Bridge) is spectacular, as are the artisanal cocktails, and the fresh seafood dishes we ordered. Our server was one of the friendliest, most efficient, overall best I've ever seen. She made sure everything was perfect. It was an extremely pleasant evening.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Barrel House may have been one of my favorite dining experiences this year. With an amazing view of SF Bay and a beautifully designed interior this place could serve PB and J and still impress most guests. The menu has many options for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Those in the know arrive 45 minutes before their reservation and sip cocktails on the deck overlooking the Bay. Don't miss this amazing restaurant.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
grizzled resto vet rocked
Perfect evening. Front of the house was welcoming and flexible as we traded our table up twice, ending up outside on the deck facing SF on one of the loveliest nights in Sausalito history (resident). Bruscetta was brilliant, warm spinach salad good(not a fan of fried oysters but my date is), roasted lamb shank was fall off the bone tender and quinoa/crimini set up was yummy. Lamb lacked a bit of flavor IMO but date loved it. Rose wine excellent by the glass, Zin by the glass was good not great. Topping eve off was musicians from Madrid who serenaded the deck patrons in exchange for beers. They got better and better as night grew dark. Friendly, fun crowd of locals and tourists. Awesome experience and a great addition to the neighborhood!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking for scenery?
This place had amazing views and great affordable food. Service was great.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beatiful spot in Sausalito
This is a wonderful spot in a renovated ferry building, with spectacular views of SF and the bay. We had a perfect table along the window as the sun was setting, and the views terrific. The staff was welcoming and eager to please. The restaurant opened in July, and with it's great food and setting, it is likely to become a very popular choice for Sausalito. Every dish that came out of the kitchen was excellent, from the dungeness crab sliders, the risotto, to the seafood dishes. Give this one a try on a clear day, and enjoy the view. The outdoor seating area was also very pretty.
We look forward to our next visit!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought the main dishes were satisfactory, but the ambiance, service and the appetizers were fantastic!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a view!
New Sausalito restaurant opened in July. The food was fantastic. Salmon was as good as I've eaten and my wife loved the chicken. Butter Scotch pudding was delightful. Wonderful wine, beer and other spirits menu. Moderately priced. A view to die for. What more would you want in a dining out experience.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Manhattan in Sausalito
Great atmosphere, fun bar and nice staff...Salmon is awesome, crab sliders are yummy. Cocktails are creative and worth trying...Love the casual sophistication and unique design features!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the oysters, the chef's
We had the oysters, the chef's special (trout) and chicken. Topped it off with the butterscoth pudding and the creme brulee. All were very good, and I would recommend them.
The interiors are great, and the views spectacular. We had a window table.
Service was very good.
Great restaurant in a great location. Love Sausalito.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
New find in Sausalito
Barrel House has been on since July 1, 2013 and is already making a quite an impression on the Sausalito dining scene. Between the vibrant bar scene and the dynamic bay view, some might say that the food is secondary. Well, that is not the case here as the menu shows a desire to marry the sea and land, with seafood and other offerings which tend to please which currently include both lamb and beef. This is a find, even is tourist friendly Sausalito and we predict that Barrel House will remain a favorite for quite a while.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, we had a lovely experience
Overall, we had a lovely experience. Food wasn't anything special, but views were amazing! Fun drink menu & bartender was excellent.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
What's not to like?
A great experience at Barrel House last Friday night. We took the 6:15 ferry from Pier 41 in San Francisco and arrived in perfect time for our 7pm reservation. We were seated promptly -- and I dont think there is an undesirable table in the place! They have a few big tables that look perfect for large parties and some more intimate tables by the window. Or, very cool bar-style seating outside with direct view of the bay.
We shared the goat cheese donuts to start - awesome and perfect for 4 people.
I had the halibut -- maybe slightly overcooked but very good.
Other dishes on the table were the salmon -- incredible flavor and the swordfish/pork belly -- probably the best dish we had!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and bay views.
Great atmosphere and bay views. Beautiful design. Close to ferry. Great bar. We were very happy with everything and would go out of our way to dine there again.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience all the way around. The food was amazing, the service was great save a few minor mis-steps (forgotten silverware and a table wipe - both quickly remedied). While I wouldn't say "kid friendly" - our children did love it. The design is perfectly executed and you can't beat the location.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a table right at the
We had a table right at the window and the view couldn't have been better. The food was very fresh and great. Service was very good and we will come back.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Third Visit
This is my third visit to Barrel House in a month. First and second time the food was outstanding, the service was excellent. The third time I had an open table reservation and they tried to pass off a very poor table to us, we kindly suggested to them we would like a table inside the restaurant and not a high top on the landing. To their credit they accommodated us fairly quickly. The service was still very good but I felt like this was an off night - the food was good, but not up the the standards I had expected from our two first visits. I still gave it a very good for the food for this review and will definitely go back and I hope it was just an off night. The setting and decor are great and it is a wonderful addition to Sausalito.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum food, wine where is the sambuca
Wonderfully prepared swordfish & trout, great veggies, Farmer's Platter delish, they did not have sambuca, yikes
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, Excellent Serve
Visited restaurant on a not so busy day. Friends were late, but waitress made us feel so welcome and took away concerns about their tardiness. Ordered starters of warm spinach salad and crab sandwich sliders; both were excellent. Ordered trout and Cod for main dishes. Trout was very salty, but the ling cod was excellent. Overall, a nice restaurant with a nice view, good food and ambiance, and excellent service.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a great dinner. Decor and view are wonderful as well as the food. Service was friendly and attentive. Will definitely be going back. Happy to have another great restaurant in Sausalito.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner on the water
What a lovely gem in Sausalito! Seemed to mostly be locals rather than tourists (unusual for the actual location). We sat on the deck, enjoyed the fabulous waterfront views under the stars, enjoyed very good service, and quite delicious food (salads & the salmon). We will go again soon.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was so lovely and
Our server was so lovely and we felt totally taken care of. The food was very good and we all enjoyed our meal. And of course the view is amazing - we had a wonderful time.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arrived late but welcomed cheerfully and still got nice table!! Great food, service and view. Nice!!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view of the city
Cool bar, excellent wait service
Food could switch it up a notch...
Will go back as it's local.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous view, thoughtful service
The view at sunset was spectacular, the service was thoughtful (if a bit slow toward the end of the dinner - probably due to the place being packed at that time), and the food was very good - it tasted extremely "fresh," probably due to the fact that they grow many of their own vegetables (it was obvious that everything was newly picked). The mixed drinks were fantastic, and the wine list above-average. Ambience was a blend of casual to nice - really, anything could have worked. If you're looking for a laid-back yet upscale dinner with fabulous views, this is a great place to try (reservations recommended, however - on a Saturday night, it was packed.)
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can not say enough good things about Barrel House. Everyone was so friendly and provided excellent service. Food was amazing and the view cannot be beat. Differently will return.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time at The Barrel House
We made a reservation a week in advance and we had wonderful table by the window. We were seated on time. All four of us had wonderful salads and dishes. We all had different fish dishes and they were all delicious. We're local and we will definitely be back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
MAGIC CARPET RIDE
Started out with a great barrel aged manhattan which was smooth. My friend tried the housemade soda with bacon and lavender (you can choose your own ingredients) and play mixoligist. Had the crab sliders with watermelon-jicama slaw, flatbread of the day, fresh sole, cashew and tofu with curry and haricot verts..amazing! It was all great! All arrives on local Heath plates! For desert we split the chocolate bread pudding and house made icecream..all tasty!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful design and attention to detail with the overall decor. Lighting is too low at night - hard to read the menus. The food was good, but nothing special - our meal was generally bland. The restaurant seems more geared to the bar than an exceptional meal. Excellent location and view, lively atmosphere, great for the younger crowd, good service, friendly staff.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
VERY NICE DINING EXPERIENCE
WE HAD SOME FRIENDS FROM OUT OF TOWN VISITING AND WANTED TO TRY THIS PLACE OUT AND I MUST SAY IT WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE. THE SERVICE WAS FRIENDLY AND THE FOOD WAS GOOD. WE WILL GO BACK.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Gem of a Restaurant!
We arrived at the restaurant at 5:30 on a Saturday night, and the next thing we noticed, it was 9pm - and not once did they make us feel like we should leave or try to rush our evening. We found the staff wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable. Although they all spoke highly of the owner complimenting that they were one happy family and loved working there, it was obvious that they were NOT merely reciting words. And when the owner stopped by our table as well as all others, it was refreshing to see no sign of arrogance, but a charming, almost shy personality that was very endearing. We will definitely be back many times, without question! The pork belly/swordfish entrée is a definite winner!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special spot for dinner
Three out of four of us thought it was great. Two had the pork shoulder and one loved hers and the other said hers was tough. The hostess sat us back and we asked if we could be moved by the windows. It was early and there was no one else there. She moved us to a table by the window on a beautiful evening. Three of us would definitely go back. I have not talked to the fourth one yet.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is a wonderful restaurant
It is a wonderful restaurant with great view, service and food. We are waiting to see if they can bring in a mixtologist or an experience bartender to prepare some great drinks so we can come back more often to enjoy some drinks and food at the bar.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful surprise to find a new eatery in the old Houllihan,s spot.
The renovation is beautiful.
The Bib lettuce salad was very good, the dressing not overwhelming.
My husband loved the fire roasted fried chicken but the mashed potatoes under the chicken could have been warmer. My steak was perfectly cooked and had a wonderful flavor, the accompanying fries were fresh and hot.
The warm chocolate bread pudding was the perfect end to a great meal.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and the staff impeccably attentive, accommodating and warm. The environment is fabulous. So wonderful to have this special Sausalito location fully utilized after years of dormancy.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, and Great Staff
We were very impressed with the food, and then to top it off…. the service staff (teamwork!) was cordial, knowledgable, efficient, and very helpful in making our choices. Four people, so ….8 dishes (sides & main), cocktails & wine, & dessert…. all deftly guided by, in our case, Mitch, our waiter. But, the most impressive part was how he helped the nearby family with the crying baby feel respected and yet still aware how that the other guests were being effected. Mom took baby outside for a while, and came back when he was quiet. Great diplomacy on Mitch's part! All that…. and he never missed a beat, or lost his smile. It was a busy night and they were, we heard, short handed, but we never felt that… everything was delicious and comfortable.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit noisy
Unfortunately they originally sat us on the top level where there were 3 large tables of about 30 people. We had reservations and don't know why they sat us there..I asked to be moved to a quieter table on the lower level which they did move us (4). The food was very good and they did a beautiful remodel job....Years ago it was originally a Purity food market...Then Houllihan's
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Food & View
It would be difficult to find a restaurant that provides stellar food with one of the most fantastic views in the country. It sits right on the edge of San Francisco Bay in Sausalito; the first city north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sitting on the deck provides views of San Francisco, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Belvedere Island, and San Francisco Bay. At night the City is lit up and truly romantic.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful time on Thanksgivin
Had a wonderful time on Thanksgiving. The service was very good and the view spectacular. The food was good as well.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Barrel House a lovely find...
We love Sausalito but had not been at Barrel House until last night. The bar and dining area have a modern but warm design, with soft but suitable lighting. The fresh vegetables risotto with ginger foam looked like a work of art and was delicious. Some of the trout was undercooked, but the fresh young potatoes and other veggies were tasty and plentiful, so our guests who ordered the dish did not complain. The roasted chicken was delicious. We look forward to our next visit to try other entrees. Service was friendly and diligent. Wines were varied and affordable. And the view of the San Francisco skyline is awesome.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, fabulous dining experience! Great views, not too loud and every course was exceptional. Will definitely return soon.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Barrel House was great! We are so excited to have such a yummy new spot in our native Sausalito. For whatever reason our server didn't address us for 15 minutes but they brought water and yummy bread right away so we didn't feel to forgotten. We are optimistic they will work out some minor service kinks once they get into a groove. The goat cheese donuts are a must :)
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Barrel House. Pleasant surprise!
Wasn't sure in an eaterie in the midst of touristy Sausalito would be good. It was great. Service. Food. View. Ambiance. Staff was very focused on prompt and courteous service. Not rushed. Very nice decor. Went for my wife's birthday and we could hear each other. The trout special was outstanding and the tomato soup was yumm!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Dinner I've had in Sausalito
The rosemary thyme chips with salsa were a nice table starter. The soups are fantastic (I've had a shrimp bisque and pumpkin soup here, both were amazing). The roasted chicken was very juicy and tender and the accompanying potatoes were perfectly seasoned. I always enjoy the swordfish and pork belly.
The ambience is upscale but with good energy and a warm, modern interior design. The views of SF are some of the best in Sausalito. I welcome this new addition to the restaurant scene on the North Side of The Golden Gate and will definitely be making a return trip.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM