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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Murray Circle reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (139)scenic view (139)romantic (118)fit for foodies (113)great for outdoor dining (89)great for lunch (77)notable wine list (74)great for brunch (70)good for groups (48)vibrant bar scene (38)kid-friendly (31)neighborhood gem (30)hot spot (17)late-night find (9)Show More
  • We loved it. We will definately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/31/2008
    We loved it. We will definately return. Great food and service.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The food was great. Some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2008
    The food was great. Some of the plating was strange (for example, the container for the soup was much too small on the lunch tasting menu, making it impossible to eat more than 75% of the soup). The service, while friendly, was very amateurish. No one seemed to be coordinated. Waitstaff forgot to bring water, bread, cutlery, you name it. It seems that the restaurant has been open long enough now for these sorts of errors to have been corrected. But other than that, the experience was very pleasant and we will return often, I'm sure. A lovely spot.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • A wonderful addition to the
    crit
    Dined on 7/30/2008
    A wonderful addition to the dining scene in a spectacular setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • I havew been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2008
    I havew been to this restaurant three times; twice for lunch and once for brunch. While the place is lovely, the restaurant has major service problems. Getit figured out!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2008
    Very enjoyable dining experience. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a lovely, relaxing,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2008
    We had a lovely, relaxing, fortunately VERY QUIET and peaceful lunch is a beautiful setting. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Staff was great, food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2008
    Staff was great, food was exceptional, and could not be more pleased with the little lunch I hosted there. Our server Misha, is a rare find.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view
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  • I'm hoping it is just because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 7/27/2008
    I'm hoping it is just because they are new, but we were disappointed. I will give them another try. We were there for brunch and hour after they opened. The place was about one-third full, yet they had already run out of orange juice. An hour into being open! The portions are about the smallest I have encountered in any San Francisco area restaurant.
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  • The greeting was unprofessional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2008
    The greeting was unprofessional and it took 10 minutes to be seated even though there were only 2 couples waiting. Overpriced, stingy portions. Eggs Benedict came on such a small plate that you could not put your knife down without it slipping off. A tiny ramekin of hollandaise was served on the side for 2 orders. Had to ask for more. No salad or side on plate at $15 or $16. Just the two eggs tarragon on top) some kind of roast pork & muffins. Ordered spinach on the side which helped. No bread brought to table. Our waitress warmed up after we were super nice to her. She got a croissant for us to try. More of a sense of abundance would help. The same $ at Nick's Cove netted Eggs Benedict overflowing with fresh crab, salad, bread.
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  • Thought the hostess could
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Thought the hostess could use some work (0 customer service/politeness training). Had a terrible martini at the bar. Food was excellent as was the service. When they turned the lights down each hour the change was significant and everyone in the restaurant looked at the lights to see what was going on (an that happened a few times during the night). The lights should be brought down gradually not in one full sweep. Outstanding Wine Guy too. He stayed and talked to us and was helpful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excruciatingly
    Yumyumgivemesome
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Service was excruciatingly terrible. We waited 20 minutes for our table, service at the bar was slow and the bartenders not knowledgeable. Table service was also slow. We never received water after asking two servers for it, we constantly had to try to flag down people for attention, food timing was slow, and when we requested condiments twice, it never came. Overall service was inattentive, lacked coordination, and was not knowledgeable. Food portions were small, food was okay to good. The burgers were above average though small, and the duck confit was bland and boring. The setting is absolutely beautiful though and the wine list is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • Ao (I hope I spelled her name
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    Ao (I hope I spelled her name right) took care of us at our table, and recommended the Chef Tasting menu. She was right on the money! It was absolutely perfect. The entire staff treated us 1st class. We cannot wait to return. Thank you, Ao, for making it such a special evening for us. Sincerely, Ralph and Dawn Baja
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • too expensive and really small
    pauladavidVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    too expensive and really small portions; juvenile service
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  • food was outstanding, setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2008
    food was outstanding, setting is beautiful; service was extremely uneven, not up to the quality of the food. Seemed chaotic & even a bit unprofessional. I've been there once for lunch, when the service was abysmal, but it was a gorgeous day, the food was outstanding, we sat outside & had a good time, despite the outrageously bad service (amateurish, servers seemed poorly trained, nothing was coordinated, we received wrong items or no items, took way too long for everything). At dinner, it was better, servers seemed smarter & more professional, but still chaotic & very, very slow -- shouldn't take over 1/2 hour to get drinks.
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  • Very enjoyable meal. Two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/23/2008
    Very enjoyable meal. Two people loved their mussels. I had Halibut wrapped in bacon which was very good but the bacon seemed somewhat slimey and greasy, but I suppose it can't be helped or the fish would be overdone! The broccoli rabe was very tough! We'll try dinner next time.
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    great for lunch
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  • While attentive, there was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2008
    While attentive, there was a long pause between the first and second courses. The dinner portions are small, but the desserts are normal sized.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service slow and inattentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2008
    Service slow and inattentive - lots of staff walking around, but challenging to get their attention. We were seated at 7:30 and didn't get the wine we ordered, or even have the opportunity to place a food order, until a little after 8:00. Sweet Pea Gazpacho and Sweet Pea Ravioli outstanding - sturgeon and steak entrees good, not great, but tomatoes on salad lacked flavor, halibut very overcooked and desserts adequate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent offering of food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2008
    Excellent offering of food. All was wonderful. Service was excellent. Waitress was charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They were out of quiche for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/20/2008
    They were out of quiche for brunch and we got there when the restaurant opened! We were seated in the middle of the dining room when all the tables around us were empty. Had 11:30am reservations and got seated at 11:50am. Restaurant too fussy for the vibe of the entire lodge. Needs work.
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  • At this time we could not
    nonameVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    At this time we could not recommend this restaurant to anyone! The service was painfully slow and only two out of the five dishes we had were acceptable. The kitchen and management do not seem to understand how to accommodate both hotel guests and the general public. They accepted too many reservations for the peak time and the kitchen and waiters were unable to keep up with the demand. Just because they have a large dining room does not mean they can serve that many people. It is new, so lets hope they get their act together. Although we were staying there, our first dinner was so unpleasant we chose to go into to town fo all subsequent meals including breakfast and lunch.
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  • I requestd a table w/ a view.
    4tourists
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    I requestd a table w/ a view. My guest had a partial and I had none. Food was very mediocre. Service was very slow. Had told hostess it was my guest's birthday which I also indicated on my reservation, and no candle or anything was done to celebrate the day. For an upscale, expensive restaurant that has the former Meadowwood Chef from Napa , it was very disappointing. Omelet didn't come w/ bread. Parkerhouse roll served. Dinnerware didn't match anything on the table. Nice bread and butter plates from Heath but the sugar, creamer, coffe cup and saucer didn't match anything else on the table. Some pieces still had tags on the bottom and were from Costs Plus or Pier 1. I would not recommend this restaurarant! Not for foodies
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    scenic view
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  • Our previous (and first) experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    Our previous (and first) experience at dinner some weeks ago was a transporting experience. This brunch was just "good". The attention from our dinner server, Sierra (sp?), far outshone the very competent service at brunch. The ear-piercing fire alarm malfunction certainly didn't add to the experience, as we all sat with fingers in our ears while our food went cold. Apologies and explanations came quickly and sincerely, but something more (a glass of bubbly on the house ?) would have made a much bolder statement. Apart from the gorgeous vichyssoise and the unique split pea gaspacho, the food was fine, but not brilliant. We will be back... but only for dinner or a late lunch in the bar.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Outdoor space is really limited
    dineoftenVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    Outdoor space is really limited and just for drinks, but RIGHT THERE is the Golden Gate Bridge!! Inside, the food is local and inventive; the historic details are marvelous.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Exquisite beauty of the dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    Exquisite beauty of the dining room, view, and surroundings combined with the great service and delicious food and drinks made for a very enjoyable and memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Good food,very scenic. The
    LJK1
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    Good food,very scenic. The bread was excellent. Halibut was a little dry. The quail was excellent. Our server disappared for a good part of the evening--perhaps he was assigned to too many tables. Two of the wines we ordered did not seem to have been stored properly--the champagne "needed" to be iced down--unacceptable for a fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch menu was somewhat limited,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    Lunch menu was somewhat limited, though everything we had was good. The squab and lobster salad was delicious, but for $21, the portion was one of the tiniest I've ever seen - I understand why there were only three small medallions of lobster and a comparable amount of squab, but there were about 6 leaves of spinach. I was hungry by 4 o'clock.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The setting is magnificent!
    Cuki
    Dined on 7/15/2008
    The setting is magnificent! The decor is fabulous -especially the glorious restored ceiling. The food was very good, if perhaps a little too ambitious for a new restaurant. I am sure that over time it will simplify and become as wonderful as the setting. Though the servers were friendly they leaned toward being a little obsequious. One couldn't want a better setting and as things shake down, I hope and trust that Murray Circle, Cavallo Point will become a destination spot!
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    romantic, scenic view
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  • Very small portions of exquisitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/14/2008
    Very small portions of exquisitely prepared dishes with interesting combinations made from local produce, fish, etc. Waiter advises that portions are small and three dishes should be ordered for each person. Unusual breads included seaweed ciabatta. Deserts were larger and quite interesting, decadent. Wine list extensive. Room was delightfully quiet so that we were able to hold conversations that included all five diners. All of us were impressed with the setting, service and food.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • My second time to this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2008
    My second time to this restaurant. Service inconsistent to nonexistent. Two different hostesses and both showed little acknowledgment of us and both came across with a very spacey attitude. Food good to fair but seemed somewhat limited. Overall a great location, but everything else needs work.
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  • waitress was inattentive and
    RilkeSF
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    waitress was inattentive and apologized for her poor service on three occasions. I also am really tiring of the type of restaurant where you have a wait person however three or four DIFFERENT people bring your food. I don't think it creates any kind of efficiency. i want to be served by ONE person.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Its new but I found the hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    Its new but I found the hostess terrible and amateurish. The wait staff while well-informed were smarmy. Tried hard, but not what the location could command. Food was good, but its clear the chef is getting ready for the local food reviewer to come through (they were all talking about it amongst the staff). All I know think that the room is mostly occupied by meeting attendees which lends for a convention-like atmosphere. That was a bit my experience. Bar is nice and eating there or on the terrace is what I'd recommend. Setting is world-class given the view of the Golden Gate. But the crew needs lots of work. I am not going back. Better to bring a nice picnic with a bottle of win and enjoy the views from Ft. Baker or the Marin He
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  • LOVELY ROMANTIC PLACE, THE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    LOVELY ROMANTIC PLACE, THE ONLY THING THAT MARRED THE EXPERIENCE WAS THE ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC THAT WAS BETTER SUITED TO A HAMBURGER JOINT.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Dined at Cavallo Point for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    Dined at Cavallo Point for brunch last weekend. Was disappointed by the food portions (small) and unattractive plating (very plain and solitary). Gorgeous setting and buildings, but the restaurant itself needs some work in order to be worth the drive.
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  • The food, the service, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    The food, the service, and the ambience were all outstanding! I only wish I could have tried more of the dishes on the menu. Everything we had looked and tasted wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • The Saturday brunch at Murray
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    The Saturday brunch at Murray Circle was disappointing - the food wasn't as good as expected. Several items were not as promised - cornmeal pancakes were undercooked, the smoked duck confit was an almost absurdly large portion but was heavily salted to the point of being unpleasant, and the Wagyu beef "hash" was very overcooked. The duck needed accompanying potatoes or other flavors to compensate for the saltiness. The server was excellent except when he inserted his opinions into our private discussion - not a good thing. While I plan to return to try the dinner menu, I feel that Murray Circle needs to work on food and service. In addition, the interior design is uninspiring - much like an old resort dining room - boring and pedestrian.
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  • We had a lovely time. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    We had a lovely time. The staff was attentive without being overbearing or intrusive. We had to return a dish for being oversalted and they could not have been more gracious or accomodating. It was handled perfectly.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Concept is great, but still
    babsVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    Concept is great, but still has a very "working on it" feel. Service needs work. Need to let folks know that there are very few "view" tables. And you're likely to be placed in the back room.
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  • The jury's still out on this
    edsanfranVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    The jury's still out on this place. The waiter was very inexperienced, and not very knowledgeable. We were completely misinformed about the wine list, and were limited to 2 pages. The food was served lukewarm, and in petite portions. We could have thrown a dart and found a better place in Sausalito.
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  • Loved the food but the sevice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    Loved the food but the sevice was inconsistent. The tables were spaced well so that there was privacy during dinner. The napkins were great - no white lint all over your pants. View was wonderful.
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  • Waiter was not that knowledgeable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    Waiter was not that knowledgeable about the menu. Service was slow. Had to ask several times for things. Manager was very nice. Portions for lunch were a bit skimpy. We should have been better advised about what to order.
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