Very nice dining experience.Yummy
Very nice dining experience.Yummy crab cakes. nice cocktail and wine selection. Both the sole and scallops were prepared quite well and hit the spot. We'll definitely be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find, but entrees are BIG!
AMAZING olive oil; good service.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very responsive to the needs
Very responsive to the needs of our group, starting with seating us where we wanted. Personal attention, very good food.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fortuitous find in Corte Madera
Coming back down HWY 101 to SF and wanted something convenient to get to, which this restaurant certainly is. We ordered five small plates rather than a first and second course and they were very well done, especially the grilled shrimp with pureed truffled cauliflower. The gnocchi with lamb sugo was well done, excellent sauce with flecks of black showing that the tomatoes or pepper had been grilled first. The pea ravioli had tough pasta and the peas lacked that fresh pea flavor that is so wonderful in the spring. Grilled asparagus, ham and fried egg reminded me of Andalusia. Freshly baked rolls were excellent with nice crackle to the crust yet soft interior. Service attentive. A fortuitous find and would be happy to go back.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
So why don't I get points
So why don't I get points for eating at this place?
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will be back
Quick service and extremely good food. Six of us agreed the portions seemed small but once we were done we were all full. A bit pricey but worth it.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great. Disappointed
Food was great. Disappointed there was no creamed spinach any more, but the sautéed spinach was delicious. They have also changed the menu a bit and my favorite dessert was off the menu (pot du creme), but the flourless chocolate cake was super creamy and did not disappoint. Service was decent, but we did have to for the sides we ordered and they were out of the chicken entree. The starter salads were well put together and will order this again. Had a nice leisurely dinner with out of town guest for a celebration.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed an appetizer of mussels, a specialty salad, and the salmon entree. The selections were flavorful and attractively presented. The atmosphere is casually elegant, with attentive but not overbearing service. We found the noise level to be higher than we prefer due to the packed bar. Next time we will ask to be seated outdoors.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
An enjoyable experience
We enjoyed the comfortable and friendly atmosphere and the attentive service. The salmon was excellent and the pizza tender and crispy.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
We went for a Mother's Day Brunch, which was a buffet offering. The food, as is usual at this restaurant, was great. There were a number of offerings including carved roast beef, a delicious beet salad and deserts too numerous to mention. The weather was great and we had an outdoor table which was perfect for the day. We did not feel crowded or rushed and the staff was great. All in all, a wonderful brunch which I would definately do again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Driving by on the freeway you see a simple sign. Even within the shopping area the Brick is a bit set back, tucked away in a corner. But once you go inside it is a completely different place, filled with vibrant energy, great food and friendly service. We could not have been happier with our experience which started in the bar for happy hour while watching the Giants and Sharks and then moved to a wonderful dinner and dessert.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a party of 4 on a Saturday night and and had a great time. We had a leisurely drink in the bar before dinner. Service was prompt and the drinks were well made. Dinner was tasty. Everything was cooked perfectly, seasoned just right, and and it was a good value.
The gnocchi with heirloom pork sugo made me think of the sugo de cingale we had in Tuscany. The petrale with crab-mashed potatoes was excellent. Some of the dishes seemed to be take-offs from classic dishes, but updated and well executed with great local ingredients.
the service was great as well.
i don't normally write such a glowing review as I'm pretty picky and have been in this business for a long time (jaded)but we had a really great time.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, OK food
We were greeted well, and our server Sara was wonderful. The food was good but nothing to write home about.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I planned an early Fathers Day for my husband at Brick&Bottle.
We were delighted by our food choices and were the most impressed
by the service we received. We were treated like royalties by our server.
Highly recommend this place and will go back again.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Birthday Meal
We booked a last minute reservation for 8. We were greeted and seated promptly. Wait staff was attentive and quick. Wother this many people usually someone is unhappy, but everyone enjoyed their meal. My little cousin even got ice cream on the house, and the birthday girls dessert was on the house. Overall a great experience. Will definitely be back.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Host was very accommodating
Host was very accommodating and found us a table where we could watch the Giants game. Food was delicious and service was attentive. Really liked finding new and unusual items on the menu. We will be back!!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Jeremy was very
Our waiter Jeremy was very good. he didn't touch the water glass where you drink, handed us knew silverware with a napkin. very 5 star (which is hard to find in a local restaurant) both my husband and I had the prix fix meal and loved it. the dessert was rum cake and I was able to swap out chocolate cake ...very good food and good prices too.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was outstanding:
Our waitress was outstanding: professional and friendly and very good.
Was a quiet night there, so all the better for my friend and I to talk and celebrate her bday.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
While Brick and Bottle is
While Brick and Bottle is always good, it seems to have stepped up its game in the last month or so. They've brought back some signature favorite dishes (such as the duck pizza and orzo mac and cheese with bacon and mushrooms) and added a few interesting new items (such as a scallop sashimi and mint and lamb and mint ravioli) - which makes the current menu one of the best they've offered. The execution on this dining experience was also excellent.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff and food were exceptional. This was the best meal and dining experience I've had in quite some time. Everything I had (soup, tuna appetizer, oysters, scallops) was spectacular. And I eat out a lot.
Put this on the must do list
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We use to be served by a waiter
We use to be served by a waiter named David, who was awesome, when we called and asked to be seated in his area, we were told he was no longer there, when we arrived the lady who greeted us was very friendly and of course the Manager is also so pleasant, our new waiter who had only been there a short time, was very friendly, super attentive and a really nice person.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful change
Our first dinner there in about 2 years. Last dinner was good but, way to noisy in the restaurant. This week we had a terrific dinner. Both the boneless braised rib and spagetti carbonara were delicious and the service was excellent. We'll eat there again soon.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our four year old's favorite restaurant and all I can say is he has great taste!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been here in several years but remembered executive chef is Scott Howard, who has done great work everywhere he's been .Everything we ate was excellently prepared and service was fast and friendly. Upon departure we were presented with a $15 off coupon for a subsequent meal - a nice parting gift. Will return!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
B & B
My entree was terrific. The seasonal succotash accompanying the halibut was exceptional. The other entree, a ham, goat cheese and arugula pizza, was not enjoyed at all, a real disappointment for Brick & Bottle.
The restaurant was surprisingly empty for a Saturday night at prime time although it might just be summertime before a holiday week. Otoh, one of my favorite things about B & B is it's always easy to get a reservation.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bravo Brick & Bottle
This is our new favorite place. Great food, great service; what more can you ask for? Check it out you won't be sorry.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Meal and Service
Very accomodating in terms of changes I needed to make (no nuts on the salad) and a change to the items that came with my perfectly prepared salmon. My husband had the halibut which was equally delicious. The server (Adam) was very attentive and helpful with the menu. The ambiance is really nice. I like the style of the restaurant, very relaxing. Gets a little warm if you sit near the kitchen although I do like that vibe too.
Go try it out !
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I got the French onion soup and chicken with Gouda Mac and cheese. It was amazing but they need to offer some healthier choices. Service was amazing and everything was clean. They were able to rush our meal for us also. I'll definitely be coming back!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and from the moment we walked in, we had great service. The Host asked us if anything in particular brought us to Brick & Bottle (our first time) and I mentioned our small birthday celebration and he generously offered us a treat of champagne, amuse bouche, friendly suggestions on food pairings as well as dessert to go with an already fantastic dinner. Our waiter was great too -- the restaurant has room for many but we felt cozy at our table and the service and food was impeccable. I'm still thinking about the Petrale Sole and the chocolate torte! I'm definitely a fan!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
it was our first time here and we loved everything. food was great, wine was great, service was outstanding! thanks for a really nice dinner!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for wedding anniversary
Went for wedding anniversary dinner, were treated like royalty!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and delicious
On a Fri nite the front of the restaurant where the bar was had a loud and energetic feel to it. The back room where we ate was quiet, allowing for conversation. The tables are quite close together which turned out to be fun, resulting in lively conversation with the people next to us. The waiter was knowledgable about the wine list and the menu, attentive but not intrusive. I had the petit filet au poivre which was delicious and my companion had halibut, cooked to perfection. The flourless chocolate cake was memorable.we will definitely return to try the rest of the menu!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and Attentive Dining
We met a friend and had dinner while we talked over our holiday activities. Our waitress was attentive, but not hovering. The dinners had a great presenatation and the tastes and textures were wonderful. This will be one of our regular stops.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rare Pvt. Room for Special Occasion
Twelve of us had a private room all to ourselves for a special birthday celebration. We brought in flowers to make it more festive and brought our own cake. It was a luxury to have a quiet place for a large group and to know that we were not disturbing other diners. Very rare to find in Marin! The food was very good (yummy pork chops), good wine list, excellent kids menu. The service was outstanding.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A respectable place to eat
Our experience at Brick and Bottle was fine. The food was good, although I would not call it particularly special. I really loved our server. I wish I could remember her name. The bar scene seemed fun, although my husband and I were at a table. I'm not sure we would return, as there is so much competition and I am not a big meat eater, but for someone who looks this kind of food, I would recommend this restaurant.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely patio dining
although the view is of the little mall, not the bay or some other landscape, sitting out on the little patio at B & B was lovely. Em, our waitress, really make us feel special and you have to love the FREE corkage on Friday nights. Inside was hopping and I would go back for that fun, but for this occasion being outside, quite and well-taken care of worked very well. The little chopped salad is lovely and I enjoyed the sole while companion seemed to enjoy the gnocchi. Would go back for sure!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for a special anniversary dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the food and staff brought a complementary desert for us to share. A lovely touch.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The manager let me call locally on their phone because I forgot my cell phone.
Then he personally delivered the menu to me at the bar because we had to eat early and quickly to make the Film Festival movie down the street. The waitress did everything just right and we got ate, the show and had some leftovers for the next day.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I had a really nice time at Brick and Bottle. The Chardonnay was paired nicely with our food. We enjoyed pizza and salad and it was a perfect night out for the girls.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was prepared to perfection
The food was prepared to perfection! Oysters, petrale, pork chop. All delicious. Crispy stringbeans...yum!
Although the bar area is a buzz, the restaurant seating seems dull and isolated. I think the bar business is very important to this restaurant, as they offer interesting cocktails (have to go early next time and try one). I personally don't like the TV in the bar, it changes the atmosphere of a restaurant, but if you like to hang at the bar and drink, it's probably good for you. It's a pretty down home neighborhood kinda place with excellent food overall.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice place in an unassuming strip mall near the Marin DMV. I wanted to try almost everything on the menu, so I will be sure to return so that I can do exactly that!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect - thank you!
This place has grown on us to become one of our very favorite places to go in Marin. Last night we had the most amazing multi-course dinner there - every course was wonderful, paired perfectly with wine, just lovely. The service is amazing, food is innovative and delicious. We get as excited now to go to Brick and Bottle as, say, Picco, Buckeye or El Paseo. We get just as much culinary surprise, and always have a great of a time, as at any of Marin's other premier restaurants. I think Brick & Bottle has rightfully made their way to the short list of the best of Marin. (P.S. We sometimes go as a couple but often with our young kids - no attitude - very kid friendly in addition to being great for dates/couples).
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great date-night restaurant
We love Brick and Bottle for a nice weekend romantic dinner, or night out with friends. Food is usually very good, and creative.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
California Comfort Food
We've had 1 lunch and 3 dinners at B&B in the past 18 months. First dinner was in the front of the restaurant by a very noisy large party and although the dinner seemed good, the noise overshadowed it. Our last 2 dinners, both in the back room, have been pleasantly quiet although the restaurant was busy, and delicious. Service was prompt and pleasant. Food was moderately priced. We will return again and again with the quality of our last 2 experiences.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well worth it!
We went for a birthday celebration and had a great time. Our waitress was attentive, appropriate with her interactions and added to our evening. The food was delicious. We started with the chopped salad with pears and blue cheese (it was not chopped, but I liked the greens it was served with way better. Our dinner order included the short ribs, fillet oscar (special with fresh crab on top of the fillet mignon), orzo mac and cheese , and mushroom risotto. The meats were very tender and made to order. The broccolini was tender and bright and potatoes were delicious too. For dessert we opted for the flour less chocolate cake and it was divine and decadent and came with a scoop of either gelatto or ice cream.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chipotle oysters were superb! Skirt steak cooked right.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great!! the server was wonderful she had a great amount of knowladge of the menu and her recomidations were spot on!! way to go will definatly come back!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the special Thanksgiving Buffet very much. Good selection of main, sides & desserts. Good service as well.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful time with family at this place. There were carving stations for beef, ham and turkey and two other buffet style locations for hot and cold food. All of it was delicious and well worth the visit. The service was fine and overall it was a very positive experience.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Thanksgiving Brunch
My husband and I could not have asked for more at this year's Thanksgiving feast. The 3 buffet tables strategically set in different areas of the restaurant were never crowded and always full of fresh, delectable dishes. All of the staff members were exceptionally friendly and festive, and every course was a delight. Thank you, Brick & Bottle, for making our Thanksgiving wishes come true, we'll be back!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM