Insalata's lunch experience
I took two girlfriends here for their birthday lunch celebration. I thought it was very good. The shrimp salad that I ordered was delicious. Both my friends ordered pasta dishes and they really enjoyed them. My only complaint would be that the service was a bit slow but it did give us time to talk and catch up. I would recommend this restaurant and will go back again.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food! Great Service!
Insalata's is fully attentive from the moment of reservation to service to food. Consistently superb.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch at Insalata's
An eclectic assortment of hot and cold dishes -- from scrambled eggs with bacon, to a roasted lamb (loin? leg?) with middle eastern seasonings that was fabulous, and from a farro platter with walnuts and apricots that was amazing, to brilliant green asparagus, and wonderful assortment of "finger" size desserts that were all baked at Insalata's.
Two things spoiled an otherwise perfect Mother's Day brunch. The hot dishes weren't hot. And our server seemed to be somewhat inattentive during the first half of our meal.
All-in-all, the criticisms are minor. My wife and I were very pleased with our holiday visit to Heidi's place -- one of the best experiences we've had with Mother's Day outings.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Mother's Day brunch was
The Mother's Day brunch was outstanding. There was an abundance of food selection and it was very good. The food was very fresh and flavorful. Especially for a brunch. It was lovely and we all enjoyed it very much.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best Mother's Day Brunch
Insalata's is the best restaurant in Ross Valley (Greenbrae/Kentfield/Ross/San Anselmo), so their everyday fare is very good. For Mother's Day every year they pull out the stops and make a meal worth remembering. It's so good that it has become our family tradition to go to Insalata's for the Mother's Day Brunch.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Insalata's never disappoints. I love the food and the atmosphere as well as the appropriately attentive wait staff. A winner.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful food; limited wine list
Every thing we had was superb. Our wait staff was excellent.. The decor was sleek and modern. I would recommend augmenting the wine list some what.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A neighborhood gem that keeps
A neighborhood gem that keeps getting better. Hummus, little gem salad and duck were all outstanding. Waiter was cheerful but professional and adequate staffing levels ensure water is filled and plates are cleared.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely meal for the whole family
The menu has a nice variety of offerings. I ordered the salmon, which was delicious. My husband had a vegetarian dish that was very good too. What made our meal especially nice was the kids menu. Our 6-year-old was very happy with his chicken skewers and french fries. It's hard to find a place where you can have a nice meal and please your kid. Insalata's worked for everyone. My son especially enjoyed his "Pigs in the Mud" dessert!
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a delicious dinner. All four diners were happy with their meals. The kitchen was happy to adjust one of our meals to make it more appealing to one in our party. Overall, a great dining experience.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in Marin
My wife and I are foodies and got a recommendation to try Insalata's. We were glad we did. The chef really knows what he is doing. Did an excellent job of combining flavors and tastes from various cultures and ethnicities. We loved the cigars, pasta with mushrooms along with the duck and vegetarian plate.
We will definitely go back!
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I can count on the food being tasty, healthy, and a nice presentation. We were up the stairs at a table for two. The tables were so close that the gentleman/'s voice from the table right next to us was overpowering and made it hard for us to carry on a conversation with out straining. That was too bad. The tables are very close to one another.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites.
We love going to Insalata's. The food is always great and their special Manhattan's are a must. The food is always consistent and the menu offers something for everyone. Thank you so much, Jinnie
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the menu, the decor, but the service was truly outstanding!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us had dinner at Insalata's and all finished every scrap of delicious food. Really, really good food.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Insalatas is fantastic. Great foutoush salas. The service however needs improvement. The waitress clearly could have cared less and indicated to us, "I really don't want to be here today as I usually work the late shift". She was not very friendly plus got our meal mixed up....
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a bad meal at Insalata's.
Never a bad meal at Insalata's. They have the formula directly in their sights.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointed at insalatas!
Never disappointed at insalatas! Our waiter was great and made it special for our daughter's birthday..
We all ordered different dishes and they were all delicious. The cigars and arancini are to die for!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had great food and wine. The waitress provided just the right amount of attention. Friends had never been there and really enjoyed it.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak doesn't get much better
Steak doesn't get much better nor more consistent than Heidi's entree.
Featuring new wines with ability to talk to the winemaker is a new plus for regular diners, without having to attend a special wine tasting dinner.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful modern cal-med
Insalata's consistently delivers beautifully prepared and creative california-mediterranean cuisine. The dining room is spacious yet intimate. The open exhibition kitchen connects diners with those who are preparing the wonderful food. The way their menus are set up also offer great choices for those who want a variety of dishes and flavors as well as those who want a more traditional 3-course meal. I have been going to Insalata's for years and have never ever been disappointed.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Successful for a long time for some very good reasons. The four of us had different entrees, and all were just perfect. Will go again soon.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eggplant Fries with Tatziki
It is a rare treat that stands out so singularly as the Eggplant Fries with Tatziki. They vanished before our eyes. Insalata has lots of delicious food and wonderful variety but these were simply the best thing about our lunch.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfectly balanced and spiced
Came here with my parents who are pretty picky. I got the lamb and my dad got the salmon. The spices were perfect and incredibly flavorful. We will definitely come back!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Insalatas was a great experience. The food was superb and excellent service! We will definitely go again!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another delicious meal at Insalatas
We tried the mid-week prix fixe wine pairing dinner for the first time. The 3-course meal was delicious and nicely complimented by the wine. It's always a treat to go to Insalata's!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant sets the bar,
This restaurant sets the bar, and then jumps over it. Brian is always our server of choice. He's a high-jumper also.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to Insalata to take advantage of the midweek prix fix menu. It is an outstanding deal that includes three courses and two half glasses of wine. The food was excellent. Service was attentive. Great experience.
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of our favorite places!
We love Insalatas and have been coming here for many years. The staff is attentive, the wine list superior, the ambience open, airy and artsy, and the food outstanding. We have never been disappointed with our meals there. Our favorite on the menu is the Middle Eastern vegetarian platter. Their appetizers are fantastic too. Try the 'cigars' - you wont regret it!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Middle Eastern flavors at their bes
Heidi and the cooks are masters of the use of Middle Eastern spices. The eggplant puree with the swordfish was out of this world! Thanks for making our return from a summer sojourn to the Sierra such a wonderful celebration of great food!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always at a high level
We have been several times and it never disappoints. There is attention to detail across the board. Simply a great dining experience.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific Mediterranean influenced
Excellent cuisine. Very flavorful and well prepared. Interesting international wine list. Overall a super pleasant meal. I'd recommend any of the lamb or fish dishes.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delicious dinner.
We had a delicious dinner. Everything was so tasty. Three of us had salmon and even though we all love to eat salmon we all agree that this was the best salmon we ever tasted. One of us had duck and he enjoyed his dinner as well. The combination of ingredients led to an exceptional dining experience for the four of us
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty appetizer dips and a
Tasty appetizer dips and a superb salmon and a delicious pasta. Lots of attention ago freshness and ingredients made for an enjoyable culinary experience.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dont go to Insalatas often,
We dont go to Insalatas often, as we live just up the street and it seems boring if we want an evening out. But not only have I never had a bad meal there, it has always been excellent!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The salmon and swordfish were
The salmon and swordfish were beautifully prepared. Salad and hummus appetizer were tasty as usual. Panna cotta dessert was delicious!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always love Insalata's. The menu is interesting and prepared in a healthy manner. The wait staff has been there for many years and everyone pitches in at the restaurant from the servers to the manager.
Love the Fatoush salad.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Doing it right
Terrific food served in a lovely setting. Don't miss the chicken fatoush salad - it's near perfect.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty, fresh, and delicious
Tasty, fresh, and delicious from hummus appetizer to fatuous salad to salmon and steak. The apple galette desert was also superb!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love those mussels, too bad they don't serve them at dinner, so go for lunch if you want mussels. A friend and I shared the mussels and a salad...Great Lunch!!
Waitress most accomodating and friendly.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The waitress was bright and witty, and showed up at the precisely right times. The food was ample and tasty. The ambiance was relaxed and cheerful. Even though we stayed late, there was no pressure to shoo us out. Very enjoyable.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top Class Restaurant in Marin
A top class restaurant all around with a varied menu. Will be going back.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would recommend Insalata's to anyone looking for a lovely neighborhood restaurant, with a calming, relaxing atmosphere and fabulous meal. Delicious menu selection to meet varied appetites and good wine selection. Whether you want a crisp delicious salad or a mouth watering Pork Chop or Steak, this is the place to go. It is a neighborhood gem to go to after a busy week or special occasion. Bon Appetite!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Luscious Dinner, Wonderful Staff
We enjoyed yet another lovely special occasion at insalata's. The swordfish was delicious with the Sardinian fregola, walnuts and orange relish. Don't miss the seasonal pumpkin parfait dessert either. Can't wait to go back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Insalata's has been in the Marin area for many years and it is always consistent. The food is well crafted and the menu changes often enough to offer the diner new choices. Service is friendly and professional. There is a private dining room for events which is not easy to find in Marin. I highly recommend this restaurant.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second year we have gone and will be back next year.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice atmosphere, good
Very nice atmosphere, good location and food delicious.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner
Food and service were of the highest level! The turkey was delicious.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Thanksgiving Performance
The entire group was still raving about our terrific Thanksgiving dinner on Friday. I understand Isalata's served over 370 dinners. We were a later seating -- our food was prepared well and served elegantly. Three cheers to all the staff for a job well done. We never felt rushed even though Insalata's continued to seat patrons two hours after us.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, good service. Perfect place if you want to have a peaceful meal and good conversation.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM