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Sir and Star at The Olema
Sir and Star at The Olema
  • Address:
    10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
    Olema, CA 94950
    Neighborhood:
    Point Reyes Station
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Sir and Star at The Olema Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theolema.com
  • Phone: (415) 663-1034
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: W - Su 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Closed M, T
    On June 22nd our new hours will begin:
    Sun: 12:00 A.M - 9:00 P.M.
    Wed- Sat: 2:00- 9:00 P.M.
    Reservations are taken for dinner service from 5:00 to 9:00
    Walk-in from 2:00 to 5:00 to enjoy a variety of small plates from with-in reach of our Coastal Community.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Margaret Grade and Daniel DeLong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The owner of Hotel Olema also own a converted boathouse that sits over Tomales Bay. It allows for dinners for up to 65 people and gatherings of up to 100.
  • Private Party Contact: Margaret (415) 663-1034
  • Entertainment: Sir and Star inhabits a small space. When recorded music is not at play, it"s filled with the music of a toy piano.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 1
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: a lot which allows for 35 cars and easy off-street parking in addition
A word from Sir and Star at The Olema
Having established Manka's as one of the top 50 hotel restaurants in the country, the owners have moved down the road - to the corner of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Star Route One. They've revitalized Hotel Olema and a new restaurant within it: Sir and Star. Its tables groan with the best of West Marin. Guests are invited to enjoy a nibble and sip or a lingering meal of foods and wines from within reach. It will quickly become apparent that the stewards of this elegant old roadhouse so love where they live and live to celebrate all that grows, swims and is crushed within their midst.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "appetizers were great, entrees were ok, wines by the glass needs some work"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Another fabulous dining experience at Sir and Star, our second annual visit. We were not disappointed with the 7 course prix fix menu. As ever, we were greeted and seated by Chef Margaret. The wait staff were attentive and informative. The courses were amazing. We will be back next time!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our meal was just remarkable - and in every way! The quality of the food and the artistry with which it was prepared were just completely outstanding. It was of course all very fresh and seasonal, but it was also so creatively prepared. The interior is such an exciting upgrade from the old Olema Inn and is quite elegant. The service was thoughtful and very generous. We think this is probably the very best restaurant in Marin now!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Don't miss the duck "faux gras.' Outstanding! Unusual menu and EXCELLENT SERVICE! Would recommend."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Dined here for second time. We loved it! Food was excellent; exciting and different without trying too hard. Everything we ordered was delicious. We did not find it overly expensive. We cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "By my title, one would think I meant in positive way, but alas that is not the case. Our Sunday evening 7:30pm dining slot I thought would be a quiet experience but then I remembered old farmhouses with wooden floors & tables only enhance the noise factor & the decibel level was a bit like sitting near a speaker at a rock concert. The menu I wouldn't call innovative, more unusual & weird. Our entree selection: hot crab (which appeared messy to eat), quail, sea urchin, a garden bouillabaisse & a flatiron steak. We were hoping for more fish & perhaps a chicken dish. The faux gras was delish but was once it arrived, our waiter brought our salads too-Really? Pace was jagged. Waiter was too chatty. Could go on but no more characters left."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Recently went to Sir and Star in the Olema Inn. Had heard it was quite good so wanted to check it out. Turned out not be good, but sensational. The three of us opted for ala carte ordering rather than all of us having the chefs tasting menu. Each of our four courses were out of this world good. I wanted to note the plate of four small salads was one of the more unusual dishes I have had. Ice plant and edamone beans, potato salad, little gems upright in a ramekin and radishes and carrot hummus. Sounds strange but it really worked. I enjoyed duck leg and thigh over wheatberries. However, the menu changes daily. Corkage was $25, but they only offered Marin wines. Not right."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The Saturday prix fix 7 course dinner was amazing. A splurge that is worth it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our group did the chef's tasting menu. Every morsel was outstanding, and the price point is very good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The dinner food was wonderful and the service was fine and then....the ice cream machine broke and we waited and waited and waited for dessert and although courteous waiters came to tell us they were sorry every fifteen minutes or so....nothing happened. A table for two near us was given their dessert menus and then no one came to take their order for 30 minutes! We were not offered a little treat to hold us over, and when we finally gave up and went up to the desk to ask for our check; we were charged for the dessert we ordered but did not get! Of course, they fixed it when we complained. But, I have to say- service kind of fell apart with the ice cream machine."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was locally sourced, innovative, and absolutely delicious. The chef is a star and would be at home in any big city, and yet this restaurant is in an out of the way location. We were delighted to dine so elegantly in a country setting. However, the service does not in any way match the food. Our server literally set the food down and ran. We found it amusing, but I suspect others would be upset. Good luck if you wanted a review of the ingredients. I finally asked for a copy of the menu."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The headline pretty much says it all. Every course was fantastic. The atmosphere is very cute and rustic-chic, and the food was just really, really good. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were in Inverness for a wedding and ate at Sir and Star twice. Each time, everything was impeccable. Vegetarians will be thrilled (a three salad taste treat, a vegetarian bouillabaisse), but so will people who love meat (the quail and rabbit dish was delicious) and seafood (crab!). The soft vanilla ice cream with olive oil and salt was amazing. The wine list is unusual, with lots of local wines. We'll definitely go back…..again and again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Chef's Dinner was superb.Wine list unusual but exciting.No wine info on website, so first time diners who bring their own may be surprised and a little annoyed to find a very high corkage. The wine we brought was on the list at less than what we paid at retail plus corkage."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "As always, an outstanding dining experience! The service was delightful and the fool among the best in the world."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I was surprised to learn in an email sent out by Sir and Star, only a day before our reservation, that our ONLY option for Saturday night dining was the prix fixe menu, IF we wanted to keep the reservation. If we opted to cancel our reservation and chance a walk-in table would be available, the full menu would be open to us. Although we ended up enjoying the prix fixe menu, we were disappointed that we were unable to taste some of the dishes that had been recommended to us by friends who had recently dined at S&S. This seemed an odd way to treat your customers. It would seem that when the reservation was made, patrons should be able to either opt in or out to the prix fixe menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "When we were checking Yelp reviews we saw that dozens of people wrote about how terrible the service was, but we thought that there was no way that it could be as bad as people said in their reviews---we were wrong. This was the worst service I have ever experienced. We ended up waiting one hour for a cheese plate and a slice of cake. Our meal time was three hours. The worst thing was that the restaurant was half full."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We loved our meal and experience. Bd surprise was fun by waiter."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Service was impeccable, food delicious. Prix Fix was perfectly balanced, best strawberries I've ever had."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food is superb. The minimalist decor is perfect. If you're a foodie and haven't been there? Just go."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "this is my favorite restaurant. it is always a very special experience to dine there and we usually go for our birthday dinners and special occasions. the food is delicious, creatively prepared, made of fabulous local organic ingredients, and the space is lovely. the creative care that goes into preparing the food is really what keeps us going back and what makes it always feel special."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband and I had been here once before, and decided to return to celebrate our 41st anniversary. Our daughter wanted to surprise us, so she called the restaurant 2 hours before our reservation. She gave them her credit card number and they assured her that our meal would be her treat. Unfortunately this never happened. We paid the bill and found out later from our daughter that her arrangements had been completely ignored by the restaurant. This oversight is inexcusable and the organization of the restaurant leaves much to be desired."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Creative and decadent menu in a gorgeous, country-elegent setting. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Lovely setting, exceptional food...the "faux" fois gras was the best we have ever eaten...the beet soup yummy and so beautifully presented. Well worth the scenic ride out to Olema. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Long wait for food that was sometimes very good (four salads starter), sometimes mediocre (steak), sometimes stellar (dessert and rolls). Very spotty service, waiters serving everyone in the dining room, not focussing on one area. Very noisy because of all the hard surfaces (floor, chairs, walls, ceiling). It was an experience but also a certain amount of work dining there, and we won't be back. The decor was bizarre. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "After reading so many great reviews of Sir and Star, we finally booked a hotel room in Olema so we could indulge at dinner and not need to drive all the way home to the city in the dark. The service and the setting were truly top-notch. The food, however, was surprisingly hit-or-miss. There were some amazing dishes (faux gras, seaweed soup), but some were just too salty (uni madeira sauce, short rib). Also they went overboard on aioli which showed up on too many dishes. We want to give it another try because so many other people think it's awesome. Maybe just an off night in the kitchen for us. Big thumbs-up to our servers who elevated the experience--they're the reason that we will come back to give the food another try."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great food and cool decor but very expensive and not sure there is any food worth the total ticket price"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Some of the food was fine (but how could they disfigure a leek so horribly?), we certainly had better in the area. The service was outrageously, ridiculously, irredeemably bad. Servers ranged from rude/surly/uninterested to bumbling/immature/incompetent. To add insult to injury, they brought 6 appetizers at once and then rushed our entrees to us while we were still eating our first course. We've never felt so rushed and poorly served in a restaurant. And to top it all off, the waiter blamed the kitchen misfire on the chef's surveillance cameras and pointed them out in the ceiling. We will not be returning, despite the rave review of our magazine's food critic. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food quite special, cook seems very talented, with exception of one dish: "faux gras" a poor substitute for foie gras (tasteless in comparison). Noise level absolutely dreadful; out of the ten or so tables in a very tight space, there were two parties of 5-8 who were almost parodies of "ugly Americans" in their (noisy) disregard for other guests, one group seeming drunk already at 6PM. Service very pleasant and flawless. Just can't stand being within inches of people who seem to need to scream to talk. Can't know if our experience was typical, but the fact that their is no sound insolation and a very tight room is a big enough negative to tell friends to stay away."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The restaurant noise level is very high in the main room. The servers moved us to a side room that was much quieter. However the bottom part of the window looking out to the porch and yard was obscured glass giving us no view. The food was good. The waiter very abrupt. Not particularly friendly which was off putting. We had a much friendlier waiter the first time we came to this restaurant. Desserts not very creative. Verbiage on the menu a bit cutesy. Would prefer a more straight- forward description. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We felt the kitchen was trying to hard to be creative, mixing ingredients that didn't work. Most dishes were unbalanced, too sweet and or lacking in natural flavors. The chicken entree was undercooked. Learned from the server that the chef uses a method of cooking called "sous vide." A method of cooking I really dislike because so few Chefs really know what they are doing with this type of food preparation and health issues are a concern. Service was lack luster and communication between servers and the kitchen needs improvement. We will not return to Sir and Star at Olema. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "sir and stars is consistently an enjoyable experience. the decor is dramatic and inspiring, the servers are friendly and efficient, the food is local and fresh and perfectly cooked. I have brought many friends here and everybody leaves feeling that they had a unique, high-end yet casual dining experience. this is a great destination at the end of a beautiful drive."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This could be a very specially place with wonderful food but there are a lot of issues. We couldn't hear anything at our table, the noise level was horrible (nothing to absorb the noise). The waiter was pleasant but made so many mistakes it was just silly. He forgot the wine. The medium steak was given to the rare steak diner and both weren't really happy (we only figured this out later). My sister's salmon order came as steak and she sat and waited while everyone else finished. On the other hand some of the food was spectacular, including the salmon, the broccoli, the dinner rolls, and the faux gras duck pate. Avoid the oysters."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "while the food was very good, the crab appetizer outstanding, the service was spotty and the hostess acted like she didn't like her job..."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Locally sourced and French influenced, this place blew our mind. Everything from the soup to desert was memorable. Our menu happened to be pre fixed that night (Sat). Also note that 9pm was the latest seating. Anyway, it was just fabulous."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food at Sir and Star is outstanding, everything seasonal, local and totally about flavor. The advice on wine was spot on and the service friendly and attentive. I love the decor and ambience, sophisticated, mellow and all about enjoying the food. If I had to be critical, the serving size of our first glass of wine seemed rather meager, but this certainly doesn't damped my taste buds' desire to return!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • " We arrived extremely early , yet were graciously seated immediately. Our server Owen was knowledgeable and attentive, but not overly. We let him guide us to local vintner, not being familiar with Marin County wines. Choice was a very good, not expensive Pinot that went well with our dinners. (Sand Dab and Flat Iron ). Will go again, menu is quirky but food is very good. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food was outstanding but our waiter was extremely rude. I think he didn't like the fact that we had a gift certificate? Who knows. I have never been treated so poorly and we won't be back."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The service was even better. My only complaint was that this was the second time I've tried to get the pig parts with no success... The first was my bad as I went on Saturday and there was a Prix Fix menu and they simply weren't cooking pig parts that night... This time I was sure to reserve for Friday night and they were on the menu but only if we ordered as the tasting menu for the table. I asked to have it anyway and the server was gracious in his "no" but I was still pretty disappointed. I would recommend to my friends, in fact I have but I don't think I'll be going back "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting very nice dining with delicious food in this lovely part of CA. The service was also excellent and our waiter was a great guy. There were also others who made sure our water was always filled, our every need met. It was an overall great time and loved the food. Oh, the menu was fun as well. See for yourself."
    Dined on 4/11/2014