Sir and Star at The Olema
10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Olema, CA 94950Neighborhood:
Point Reyes Station
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Sir and Star at The Olema
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.theolema.com/
- Phone: 4156631034
- 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: Californian, Contemporary American
- 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 4156631034x
- 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.
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 WinnerBest Food
- Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
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Sir and Star at The Olema reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since June 4, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (121)special occasion (109)romantic (82)notable wine list (41)neighborhood gem (38)scenic view (13)good for groups (12)hot spot (6)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
- FantasticgeminiDined on 9/27/2014This was our third time dining at Sir and Star. As always it was fantastic. We live in San Francisco so have dined at some great places. None better than Sir and Star. Margaret and her staff are very experienced. We make it a point to return to this beautiful area and dine here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quite a shame disappointing serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/27/2014Delicious meal however a fixed menu doesn't have to be so rushed. How can you enjoy the different flavors and courses when the over anxious servers are more than eager to rush you on to the next plate when you haven't even finished the one you have. Perhaps they have too much help! Our initinal server was great - she was pleasant, helpful, and had great timing. It felt like everyone else was part of a cattle rush - polite but scurring around with plates, quickly pulling things away, and anxious to get the next group at your table so everyone could go home. It made what could have been an incredible evening, disappointing.Special Features:
- A Real FindOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/26/2014Excellent! A la Chez Panisse! Great décor and after dinner mead was a surprise.I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/26/2014The food was very good, although portions seemed small even for a "foodie" type place. The service, however, was very poor. They seemed understaffed, but still could have done better. Our waitress took our appetizer order, then disappeared for 40 minutes or so. WE were brought the wrong appetizer. Finally we had to ask another wait person to take our entree order !Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bad newsOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/26/2014Had a really bad experience here. Had a reservation but had to wait to be seated. There was a Hostess at the stand but for some reason she was not allowed to seat. It seemed what looked like the owner was only allowed to seat and the reason it took so long is because she was either stoned or drunk. Service was horrible. We only saw our server at the beginning of the meal and when he dropped the check. Our courses were never cleared and when the final course came the Chef brought it out and had to clear all the remaining plates herself. Food was great, just a very strange atmosphere with horrible service.
- Wouldn't go backEncinitasphilDined on 9/25/2014Just didn't work for me. The food looked good but just wasn't good enough for me to go back. Way overpriced for portion size and quality
- Will NOT go back.zsazsa28Dined on 9/25/2014Service was awful, food so, so, if you can find something on the menu that you will eat and the noise level was EXTREME WITH DREADFUL MUSIC.Special Features:
- Sir and Star @ The Olema is a GemMariniteDined on 9/21/2014Sir and Star utilizes locally acquired ingredients to prepare absolutely delicious dishes. I'm still thinking about the fresh salmon roe served with fresh potato chips and creme fraiche, the tomato soup and the stuffed quail....all soooo yummy. Oh, and the simply unforgettable focaccia (constructed with blue berries, rosemary and with a mildly salty glaze). Crazy good...I want some more! Our sincere thanks to Margaret (who greeted and sat us), the chef and all of the wait staff who attended our party of four so attentively.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sir and Star in OlemaFoodMavenVIPDined on 9/21/2014This was our second visit to this restaurant and it was just as good as the first. Each dish was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. The portions were adequate given the prices, but I came away full but not stuffed. That is a good thing. Had the current version of the four portion salad and the duck leg and thigh. Both excellent. Loved the soft serve ice cream and the almond cake with a rich dark chocolate sauce. The wine selection is almost exclusively Marin Co in origin, and is therefore in my opinion just fair. Almost no Napa or Sonoma wineries are represented. I think this is taking the locovare thing too far. Marin produces great meats, fruits and vegetables, but not great wines.Special Features:
- Service could be betterPmychangDined on 9/20/2014Very nice meal but our service for 2 seemed to be overshadowed by a table of 6 nearby. It was hard not to feel we had been forgotten on occasion, and the various servers often neglected to present the dishes and tell us what we were eating. Also hard not to notice how the table of 6 who arrived a half hour later were served before us for every course and also left before us.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- disappointmentCupOpizzaDined on 9/20/2014Had the Saturday tasting menu. Meal was poorly executed. Each dish had mismatched textures and muddy flavors, I especially noticed smoke flavor where it did not belong. Goat chops were tough, flavorless, and miniscule. Service was pretty awful. The hostess reeked of cigarettes and appeared to be sedated or stoned or both. None of the dishes were explained as they were served. Our server seemed apathetic, made several mistakes, and was inattentive. They have all bets riding on a Locavore gimmick.Special Features:
- Black as good as whiteToddRanksUDined on 9/19/2014The dining room of the Olema inn is a beautiful, high ceilinged room with large old double hung windows with transoms above them bringing in the views of the garden. This was lovely in the former white incarnation of the Olema in and remains very attractive in the current black and white version. The only off notes in the current decor are the dining room chairs in brown wood which seem to be a holdover from the previous decor, and the kelp selfconsciously draped over the sconces. The black Windsor chair in the lobby room would go better with the haute rustic colonial look the owners seem to be cultivating. Food was fantastic. Waiter was full of himself and not fully competent, but capable busboy made up for it. I will go back againSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Memorable...Foodtube1or2Dined on 9/19/2014We had the chef's sampler menu of five courses. Each course was a treat from the teaspoon of faux gras to the demitasse of very condensed tomato soup to the salmon/salmon caviar/house potato chips to the bunny leg/sausage/house potato chip to the apple tart and ice cream desert. Everything is sourced from within 5 miles, the portions seemed a bit shy but you left feeling very satisfied. Can't say as I saw a much vegetable matter on the plates, but, what the heck, it was a special occasion. The wait staff was attentive, quirkily mannered and engaging without really becoming a 'presence'. All served in a quiet room with hunting trophies on the wall. All in all, a memorable dining experience.Special Features:
- Elegant yet rustic lodge ambianceSFCulinaryVixenVIPDined on 9/18/2014Beautiful dinner here with unique ambiance. Somehow they combined elegance with a rustic lodge feel. Very good service, and local ingredients from West Marin so very fresh and menu changes daily. I would have given five stars except for the fact that all the wines were also from West Marin, and there were not as many seafood selections as I would have preferred the evening we went. We had a George Lucas "Skywalker" wine that was only passable for $62. (I'm not a Francis Ford Coppola fan either--stick to film making guys!) Corkage is $25 so next time would bring my own wine. Faux gras (made with duck liver) was amazing, as was the bone marrow with oxtail onion jam. I will definitely be back. Don't go if you are offended by taxidermy.Special Features:
- Excellent MealSunshineVIPDined on 9/14/2014Food was very innovative, attractively presented, and delicious.Special Features:
- Just far enough awaymaggsDined on 9/13/2014What a lovely little spot! My boyfriend and I stayed at Manka's last January and have been dying to try Sir and Star since it reopened. It captures the same essence that Manka's does. Simple but just enough off the beaten path to stay interesting. The food was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was cozy, homey, and a bit quirky. Just the perfect balance. Everyone - from the hostess to our waiter to the guy who poured our water (complete with impeccable handlebar mustache) - was so kind and interesting. Definitely recommend making the drive. Or snag a weekend hideaway at Manka's for a truly magical experience.Special Features:
- What a treat!OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/12/2014Special service and special food for a special occasion.Special Features:
- Destination Spot!keepitontheshortgrassVIPDined on 9/12/2014This place rates up there with the best in Northern California! Sensational food, good service, nice ambiance, etc. If you're looking for a special stop, don't go anywhere else in the area.Special Features:
- Great Find North of San FranciscoJackWDined on 9/6/2014While visiting my sister, who lives in Bolinas, we tried the prix fixe menu on Saturday. Absolutely fantastic - small portions with intriguing combinations of flavors. Our serving team was excellent and courteous with a great sense of humor. We felt very welcomed. Any questions about the meal or wine were well answered.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/5/2014We were seated promptly. Our server was attentive but not over-bearing. The pace the food came to the table was relaxed but not overdue. The waiter had a sense of humor but was still very professional. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Anniversary dinnerXli0utDined on 9/4/2014If you are looking for a quiet place with great atmosphere, then go to Sir and Star during the week. It was a great drive towards the sunset and when we arrived we our appetites were ready. Great service and food was cook extremely well. Desert and tea was great as well. Definitely want to go back again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- oaklanderDined on 9/3/2014The food and ambiance were wonderful but the service left a lot to be desired! There was one waiter in particular that was quite rude, walking away from the table when asked a question not returning until he presented the check (with flair I might add). It was the first time he smiled all evening! There was a younger man (Brandon I think) who seemed to just step in and he was fun and good. The food did not come out at the right times and presentation was lacking. I've seen similar reviews about the service and timing on this restaurant and don't know why they have not improved on both!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food Rushgjava1VIPDined on 8/31/2014We had high expectations going in to Sir and Star. The place is lovely, the food descriptions on the menu are really unique and the food is quite delicious. Our experience didn't match what one would expect. It was rushed beyond belief. Within a half hour, we had two courses sort of shoved at us without a stop in between to see how we were, if we would like wine with our main course. We expect a break between an appetizer and a main course so we can savor and rest a moment but maybe one or two minutes passed and, wham, the main course was delivered! It was really disappointing, especially since the restaurant was NOT full and the waiter, when told, was not apologetic. Hmmm.Special Features:
- Loved it!Momskitchen54VIPDined on 8/30/2014My husband and I loved our dinner at S&S. Promptly greeted, offered a drink and taken to the outdoor patio to await seating. We very much enjoyed the prix fixe meal. Portions were quite generous. We splurged and added the "faux gras" and LOVED IT. The savory panna cotta was clever and delicious as were the kale fritter in the main dish. Only ding was about table placement. The two-tops were simply too close for comfort. Zero privacy. When the couple next to us finished their meal and left - the most relaxing part of the meal began for us. No matter, we plan to return sometime in the future. Kudos to the front and back of the house for a lovely evening.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/30/2014The food was very good, and nicely presented. We had the Saturday menu which is a fixed price with a choice of vegetarian or lamb. It was 5 courses and almost more than I could eat. A very good value. THe only thing that i would be critical of was the service. We were left standing and waiting to be seated for about 5 minutes, some of the plates could have been removed from the table sooner. The wait staff was friendly and fairly knowledgeable. I do think when you have spent a couple of hundred dollars on a meal that someone should be stationed by the door to thank you as you leave.Special Features:
- Just One Small DisappointmentMikeDined on 8/28/2014Greatly enjoyed and appreciated all the recent Open Table reviews before this first visit. Noted much praise for co-owner/greeter Margaret and was looking forward to the warmth of her presence. Despite only a few tables occupied for the first hour there (6:30 pm reservation), got no greeting or acknowledgement of any kind at any time from Margaret. It was just kind of disappointing. Oh well. Full marks to Daniel and the kitchen--food was terrific and portions just right. Service was pleasant and informative. But for Margaret's coolness, this would be high on my repeat visit list. I suspect Tyler Florence and his table were more warmly treated that evening.Special Features:
- Awesome!MichaelDined on 8/23/2014We lucked out with opentable and got an 8:00pm reservation. We arrived on time though, were not seated until 8:30 which sucked. Apologizes from staff however, a comped appetizer or glass if wine would've been nice. Great service as well as great food!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- No Longer Lament Manka's DiningAllanVIPDined on 8/23/2014What Margaret and Daniel have done to the old Olema Inn will make you forget all about the dining room at Manka's. Not that it wasn't outstanding or that it is now being replaced by Sir and Star but rather this is a whole new dining experience. The decor inside with its minimalist zen feel along with the rustic decor make it a great venue for the wonderful meal you will receive. The creativity alone caused us to eat 2 additional appetizers before our Prix fixe menu started to come. Everything from the welcome and seating experience with Mary, to the excellent staff in terms of service and wine recommendations will make this a highlight of any trip to Point Reyes.Special Features:
- AZfoodhoundsDined on 8/23/2014Terrific food - local sourcing; beautiful and unique setting; excellent wait staff; inspiring locationSpecial Features:
- Would not go backFrequentdinerVIPDined on 8/23/2014The food here is pretty good, though nothing to write home about. Kind of creative and the use of local fresh ingredients is great. But the attitude of the staff was disappointing. We went on a Saturday, so it was Chef's tasting menu ONLY. they offer only 1 meat and a vegetarian alternative. When asked if a person does not eat the meat on the menu that night ( it was lamb), can they offer an alternative., the answer was NO, there is the vegetarian alternative only It was only after a lengthy "persuasion" and further checking with the chef that they said they would accommodate . But they would not tell us what the alternative meat will be, not even after we arrived and seated for dinner.
- PeppermentVIPDined on 8/22/2014Menu is creative and makes good use of local purveyors. We found the service pretty disjointed and somewhat confused. Prix fixe portions were on the conservative side (first course was shared; about 1/4 of a squab was served as entree). Margaret Fox is a talented and unique restauranteur so its best to respect her innovative approach.Special Features:
- Not bad, just very oddOtownmamaDined on 8/22/2014The service was so strange and disjointed that it became entertaining. At least 6 different people approached our table before and during our meal, but it was never clear who was responsible for what. Things were brought out (or not) at awkward times, and several times servers asked us what we had ordered or were waiting for. The food *was* very good though - both the salmon and steak entrees were delicious and two starters were stand outs; a deep fried squash blossom and (super fresh) tomato soup.Special Features:
- incredibletalleyrandDined on 8/22/2014a beautiful drive to olema from san francisco. old hotel with dining room decorated impeccably. owner greets me and we chat for awhile about her restaurant and the old manka's restaurant where i ate in 1970. the manka's staff and chefs are now at sir and star. the staff is so good you think you are in a 3 star restaruant in france. the food is so good it is similar in complexity and taste to what is served at the french laundry. if i lived in the bay area, esp in marin county i would eat there once a week.Special Features:
- Great food returns to Pt. ReyesSteveDined on 8/20/2014Margaret Grade and Chef Daniel DeLong have bounced back from the tragic fire at Manka's Inverness Lodge. The old Olema Inn, a relic from 1876, has been lovingly and artistically updated. Margaret runs the front of the house and Daniel is in the kitchen. Food and wines are sourced locally, expertly prepared and professionally served. My starter of "faux gras" was an instant winner, the quail was the best iteration I've had in some time. My wife enjoyed a brilliant squash blossom with yellow and green squash slices on the side. Her salmon had to be good because she refused to share. The soft ice cream dessert with a bitter almond mix was a fun way to end the meal. We washed everything down with a quality Pinot Noir. Great dining is back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wine ListSonomagourmetDined on 8/16/2014Very surprised to find that only Marin County wines are available and VERY EXPENSIVE! The waiter recommended a Pinot Noir for $82 of which we had never heard of. They have champagne from France, the only exception. Next time we will bring our own. The food was excellent! The prix fixe menu on Saturdays is clever, easier for the kitchen. The wait staff very knowledgeable however they all wait on you so you're never quite sure who to ask for what. I would go back to try items on their daily menu, but we live in Sonoma so a bit of a drive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding plusWCWIIIDined on 8/16/2014From Chicago, my wife and I love the Pt Reyes area and enjoy fine dining. What a treat for us to visit on successive Saturdays a well-known Berkeley restaurant and then Sir and Star. Both were outstanding and we'd give the "Outstanding Plus" to Sir and Star. Delicious, creative, and elegant use of the fresh local ingredients from the land, sea, and garden. Surprised even the wine list consisted of local coastal Marin vineyards or wine maker's - all first rate (very highly recommend wines by Sean Thackrey). When a couple courses appeared a bit too quick for us, a simple comment to our waiter sufficed and the rest of the dinner flowed nicely. We were treated as guests throughout and enjoyed the nuances of each dish presented to us.Special Features:
- SublimeFrazimotoDined on 8/14/2014We've had the pleasure of eating at French Laundry, Gary Danko, and Chez Panisse, yet Sir and Star is our favorite. With the same sense of originality that we saw at Manka's, this place is a gem, transporting you to a different time, familiar and at the same time new. We ordered the mid-week prix fixe plus the fantastic "faux gras," along with a bottle of the Skywalker Vineyards Pinot. Each course was a sensation, especially the lamb - we've never had better. We also love the local sourcing of everything. By local, we mean Marin County and down the road. Look for a 27 or 28 by Zagat next edition - it will be well deserved.Special Features:
- More than a mealItsjustfoodDined on 8/14/2014Ah the alchmey of Sir and Star- transforming the earth into heaven!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent local food, but rushedalixDined on 8/14/2014We had the prix fixe menu, and every dish was delicious and perfectly executed. I was especially impressed that the chef was responsive to a chance occurrence: their fisherman (woman?) caught a salmon that was filled with roe, so he made a second course of barely smoked salmon with its own roe The salmon looked translucent, but was actually cooked, but just barely, and so luscious. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked. What surprised and dismayed us was how quickly the courses came. We had four courses in just over an an hour:as soon as we finished one dish it was whisked away and replaced with another. A nice meal should be an evening's entertainment. Next time we will start by saying "we are not in a hurry; please take your time."Special Features:
- toddRabbitDined on 8/14/2014We went to S&S on a lovely warm afternoon. We sat outside to start off, with a glass of wine by the lawn Dinner was excellent and fairly priced. The service was great.This place is charming. We will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.