Beauty by the Bay
Le Garage is a lovely gem nestled by the bay serving authentic French Bistro food. Excellent service, casual atmosphere, and beautiful views makes this an excellent place for brunch, lunch, later afternoon snacks or dinner!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here before the Sausalito Fireworks, which we could see from the small beach nearby. Wonderful food and a lovely wine list. Very French feel. Indoor/outdoor feel with large doors open so no one feels completely inside. Great fun!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have dined here often and this time was there on July 4th with a view of the fireworks! Our server was great, menu varied and delicious, fish a bit overcooked.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in Sausalito for dinner. The scallops were amazing, service quick and professional and the overall experience was terrific. One recommendation is to sit in the enclosed porch. The main restaurant is too noisy.i have eaten here a number of times and the quality is consistent.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good Find
Although difficult to locate, once you get there it's a lovely view of the yachts moored on Sausalito harbor. The stuffed squash blossoms are lightly battered and fried to perfection. Duck confit over stewed peaches and blueberries an ample portion. Server Marie was exceptionally attentive and helpful with ordering. Although we did not order wine, she was not upset and showed a great deal of professionalism. I've always come away satisfied in all four times of dining either lunch or dinner.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Setting - Even Better Food!
As always Le Garage came through. We now make the Schoonmaker Point Marina on of our main stops when cruising out sailboat on SF Bay, in large part because of the wonderful meals we have had at Le Garage. The team did not disappoint!!
For those who love French bistro food, as we do, this place is a star.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful. Prime Rib Eye was phenomenal. Only issue is when we showed up we wait at the entrance to the restaurant for a long while before anyone came up to seat us. Also had a reservation. Had to go inside and hunt someone down to get seated. Great food and great location.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't have been better food
We had the Brandale, peach salad and beet salad on a night where we needed to be auick sith just appetizers and it all was great. French waiter was engaging, courteous and responsive. I can't wait to go back and try the scallop entree. Maybe a bit over priced, but it's a great high-end food in a casual setting spot.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A duck lovers dream
The duck confit with stone fruits and blueberry is phenomenal!
If the weather is nice, sit outside. Inside it can be quite noisy.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is delicious and has
Food is delicious and has been for years.
Service is attentive, not overbearing.
Love to go there (and I'm French!).
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely meal with excellent service
My friend and I hadn't to to Le Garage in a few years and I would have to say it is better than ever. We both had mixed green salads and steak frites. Portions were generous and everything was perfectly prepared. Our server could not have been better and time the meal perfectly. Le Garage is definitely an excellent choice.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative farm to table bistro
It's a little hard to find. Parking lot is well signed, but once you park ... just walk back across the parking lot to a building that was on your left as you drove in, before following the signs to the lot on the right.
Fun atmosphere with big "garage" doors open to the marina. Food was outstanding - classic, not too fussy bistro recipes twisted with local, fresh, seasonal ingredients (which abound in Northern California, any time of year).
Server was cute, charming & talented - he can open a wine bottle with his shoe.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu, amazing service. If you're looking for a restaurant in Sausalito, look no further.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Parking is free, that's a plus. Food was great, dining with a vegan who was satisfied with his meal. I was debating between two items, the server was happy to direct me and his suggestion did not disappoint. Great food, fun place. Worth the drive over from San Fran.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Le Garage est fantastique!
Exquisite food in a casual restaurant ! Too bad there is only 1!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a bad meal
Food is always good, occassionally there are a few dishes that are just fair but by far 95% of the dishes are "excellent". Our last dining experience was quite good but we did choose one or 2 dishes that were just "so so". Energy is always good and when the weather is good and they open the garage door that looks out over the water...... perfect for sunset dining.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place, food & service
Its is literally a converted garage on the waterfront and very comfortable. Food was pretty good, service excellent and the vibe was hip. It is very loud in there. The doors were up and I could see some sound deadening material in the ceiling so it may be better when its cold out and the doors are closed? Not sure. It would help IMO if the music was a little softer too. Food was great. Lobster salad starter and the duck special of the day were very tasty: really a fantastic value too. Wait staff was professional and very courteous. Nice walk from the centre of town out the place which you would never find on your own. I will be back to enjoy this one in the future. This is the type of edgy place I love to dine at with friends.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hardly Garage Dining
Delicious food. Lovely, view of nearby launch, boats, and water. Capable, friendly staff. In my life, prices a bit too high -- and portions a bit too modest -- to be more than a "special occasion" place. Need to watch for Liberty Ship Way; then, once there, a little circuitous to find.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Le Garage
The food is always good and the service has gotten much more friendly and attentive! We had a great dinner but the noise level was really a detraction.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place for a birthday party
I booked a table of 12 that turned into 14 night-of; the waitstaff said "no problem" and immediately made room without a fuss. Food and wine came out quickly so we didn't experience any of the delays normally associated with large groups. Everything was absolutely perfect and staff was gracious. I couldn't ask for a better execution of a birthday dinner.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very fun place. Relaxed
A very fun place. Relaxed and unpretentious, but very serious about food quality. Accommodating to diet restrictions.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
For brunch, lunch, or dinner, you will not be disappointed by the simple beauty of the food and surroundings. The staff is top notch too.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special evening
We love the Sausilito Marina and Le Garage is make the most of it's location. With it's garage style doors open the restaurant is both inside and out. It has a great aesthetic, the food is delicious and the waiters very friendly.
We will be back again soon.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the few so-called French restaurants in Marin that gets it right! Their duck confit was superb. Their food is fresh, beautifully prepared, and was served by a waitperson who was professional and charming. Their wine list is interesting and wine excellent.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The duck was amazing - yes
The duck was amazing - yes the duck. Not greasy at all, just delicious!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely summer evening
The night we went was warm enough to sit outside across a canal from some beautiful yachts. Traffic was insane (bay bridge had just opened) so we were late for our reservation. The head waiter welcomed us and told us to relax. All was well. And it was. Very friendly efficient service, good wine and excellent salmon and mussels.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for a birthday dinner
The service is excellent (and cute)! The fettuccine was very good but a little heavy on the garlic. Everyone enjoyed their meals immensely. The tomato tart was very good as well. They have changed their frites, which was unfortunate but still worth ordering.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could have been a winner
Food was great. Service was excellent. Tables were too close together and the noise level was IMPOSSIBLE. We were only four at our table but could hardly talk.
We all concluded the food was worth it, but.... It hardly makes for a good place for special occasions, or groups, or a romantic evening. The view is best from the patio, but the weather doesn't always make outdoor dining possible.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My son's 21st birthday
We love this restaurant and chose it to celebrate the 21st birthday of my son. Dinner was fabulous: We had heirloom tomato soup and heirloom tomato salad--both fantastic. Also the salad with chunks of lobster in it--marvelous. Our waiter recommended a special wine which we went for as this was the dinner when my son could have wine. Superb! We also had mussels and duck. Every dish was wonderful--couldn't manage dessert. A lovely night for us. Thank you.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought an infant, sat in
Brought an infant, sat in a booth, great noise level to overshadow our noise and activity.
Will go back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always love Le Garage
We've been to Le Garage many times since it opened and always have a wonderful meal, great service, an all around beautiful evening. Tonight was no exception. Highly recommended.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the perfect spot for a weeknight anniversary dinner. There is a view on all sides of docked boats. The "garage door" is rolled up, bringing the outside in- lovely! The background music was great- hip, but not intrusive.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good as always
My husband and I were there on Thursday night. Weather was great and the "garage" door was open to view the harbor at sunset. Very busy evening. Food was great as always. Enjoyed the mission fig tart for dessert.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food surpasses noise level
On two occasions - great food, couldn't hear across the table, service seemed rushed. Worth a visit if you're a foodie.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place and consistently good.
Le Garage is a great place to take a date, a friend, or a small group of people for a fine dinner and nice wine. I usually have some clients for dinner here once a month. The food is consistent and I always know that I am getting. The cheese and charcuterie plates are wonderful, there is always at least one fish on the menu, and deserts are classic and tasty.
10/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Le Garage a real waterfront
Le Garage a real waterfront place, a wonderful view of the hills around Richardson Bay, and my date and I chose seafood to fit the scene. We shared two salads- a lobster caesar was marvelous, as was the endive with pippins and a fantastic roquefort dressing. We then split an order of mussels meriniere which was steeped in a delicious broth that accented but didn't overwhelm the delciacy of the mussels.
And finally we shared the black cod, which was cooked just so, seared but not overcooked, light and delicate, not underdone. And the sauce was perfect to create a wonderful mouth feel.
I'll go back to Le Garage soon.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
You have arrived. Be prepared to enjoy. The chef is fantastic. All preparations are the best possible combination of flavor and texture.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous as always. This time
Fabulous as always. This time I tried their vegetarian dish, stuffed mini pumpkins and it was delicious.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great little French Bistro gem
The food here is always excellent, the staff attentive and the location on the water looking on the marina is great. They also work well with special dietary needs.
My husband and I went there two days ago to celebrate his birthday and he had melt in your mouth Black Cod and I had excelent duck confit that was superb.
My only complaint is that the food and service was so fast that we completed the entire meal in an hour. When you took the last bite from the appetizer, the plate was removed so fast and the next course came immediately. Not the relaxing meal we expected
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
French in Converted Garage
Cool dockside converted garage is serving French food for foodies. Great cheese plate and loved the many uses for seasonal figs.A little on pricier side but worth it for a special night out.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the local place
I always enjoy Le Garage and their great offering of apps, salads & mains.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service is consistently very good! Camil our server great job!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vive Le Garage!
Dinner is as charming as lunch. My friend and I loved the Moules Mariniere, and the waiter was happy to bring extra bowls to allow us to split this dish as a first course. The broth was the best I have had outside France, and the yummy toasty bread was a perfect dipper to soak up that yummy sauce.Offering wine by the 500 ml is brilliant. We had the right amount of Louis Jadot chardonnay for $23. Our main dish, chicken with corn, peas, chanterelles, was where Le Garage lost its star-fine but not excellent. The chanterelles were oddly tough and flavorless, and the meat was good but not great. Service was very attentive and offered with a French accent. Ooh la la. I looked out at Mount Tam while my friend watched boats come & go in the harbor.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The location makes you wonder where you're going and you find yourself arriving at the cutest place with a great view. Attentive servers and delicious food. Will definitely be back!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Notch Service and Delicious Eat
You were not pressured to order quickly and so a very relaxing experience. Every bite of dinner was out -of- this- world tasty! In addition, our waitress knew all about the wines and pairings and offered suggestions, but only if you so requested. Don't miss this great spot ; rain or shine!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to find but worth it!
Both my dining partner and I had a hard time finding this place (the address seems to confound nav systems) but wow, it was worth looking for -- and now we know! We were particularly hungry and so tried more dishes than two people would normally order and everything was superb. If you like brasserie-style frites, you won't find them better done -- perfect for soaking up the delicious sauces from the veal chop and duck confit. Entree portions were quite generous so we were left with almost another entire meal to take home. Service was friendly and attentive and the servers were actually French and knew their menu very well. Now that I know how to find it, this will go into regular rotation.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wait staff Should Know Ingredients
As someone who has a real food allergy, I had to google most of the items and piece together a substitute for a meal, as the waiter did not know what did and did not have gluten.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dining experience was
The dining experience was really nice ---the food & wine were delicious and the service was great. The location be the water must be lovely on a summer night.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Halfway to Ideal
My ideal dinner is with wife and friends sharing conversation, wine and savoring the meal. Well, we had good wine and excellent food, but conversation was essentially out of the question. If I could have conjured up a little "isolation bubble," it would have been close to ideal, but the crowd and the noise was a bit intrusive and took the edge off of our dining experience.The food, however, was exquisite. Imaginative pairings of flavor and textures using seasonal ingredients, professionally served by an efficient staff. They may not be part of the "slow food" movement, but we were not rushed, even on a Saturday evening. I think I want to go back, probably for a late lunch during nice weather to see the room opened up and to avoid the crowd.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my Favorites in Marin
We are spoiled foodies in Marin...... with so many wonderful Restaurants to choose from Le Garage is way at the top of our list.
Beautiful, fresh food. Unique recipes prepared with much care and love that one can taste.
We have been to Le Garage many times and it is always outstanding. You will leave with a smile on your lips.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM