Spin a Yarn

Spin a Yarn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sakisspinayarn.com/
  • Phone: 5106569141
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sundays are reserved for private parties.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cigar Room, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Small or large, Spin a Yarn can host an event worthy of the occasion. Our private dining room has a capacity of 20 and the banquet room has a capacity of up to 160. It includes a private bar, dance floor, sound system, and 120 inch projection HDTV
  • Private Party Contact: Saki Kavouniaris 5106569141

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Spin a Yarn
Spin a Yarn specializes in Greek, Italian, and continental cuisine. We strive to bring you the best possible food and service. We are committed to quality, value, and your complete satisfaction.
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Spin a Yarn reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (10)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (5)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)fit for foodies (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent service!
    Ranger
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was good overall. The best part of the dining experience was the excellent service. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. Definitely try the Prime Rib for dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food great service
    DONCVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My daughter had a fantastic burger. I had good pasta and my wife had excellent salmon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Committee Celebration
    Domo
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We love coming to this place for a late lunch or early dinner after our committee finishes a project or when we are celebrating something accomplished FINALLY! I love the little room to the right of the entrance. The food is always great and the area is quiet enough for a small group to actually hear each other and enjoy each other's company of a leisurely and delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    Millerc49
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food was decent but not great, the staff was pretty good, its a bit pricey given it was a lunch menu, the down side to this place is the location
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvfood2
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food and Service were outstanding. The staff seemed to know exactly what we needed without hovering over us. It was nice to be waited on by a well trained staff. Food was cooked perfectly. I look forward to returning and trying some of the other dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep Spinning the Yarn
    Shai
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It's too over priced for a steak I could similarly get from Texas Roadhouse. I wasn't too impressed with their food. The servers were great though. The portions were huge. They could use a little more garnish.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place, pretty good food
    Shiftracer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went there on Mother's Day with my 93-yr-old Mom and my brother. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The dining room was pleasant, but when I saw the patio I wished I had made reservations there. The menu was a pretty normal Mother's Day steak/fish/pasta affair, all with attendant high Mother's Day pricing. Our server was decent, accomodating my Mom's request for something...anything...other than the braised kale that came with all dinners that day. While I like kale, it seemed an odd vegetable for a special-occasion day. My prime rib (with kale), my brother's steak and my Mom's halibut were all prepared properly and of reasonable size. The fact I can't remember what the starch was, though, is telling. All in all, fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Mike
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Nice place for a meal. Friendly staff. I have always wanted to try this restaurant due to the TV show.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We went for my husbands birthday and was pleasantly surprised to be in a quite room with just one other couple. We had wonderful and welcoming service and the food was fantastic! When we ordered dessert they presented it on a plate with "Happy Birthday" written on it. We would go again and recommend to every one we know.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good. But better before
    PostsymphonydinerVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We came here for a special occasion and it was good overall but 1) waiter seemed really low energy and not the most accurate. Pleasant enough but not outstanding 2) they RAN OUT of prime rib!! We had our hearts set on that since we had it both times we dined here before. The lamb and steak we ordered instead were good but not amazing. There was music from the bar which was a little loud but fortunately we really enjoyed the 80's tunes.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 242 reviews are from the Spin a Yarn reviews archive.
  • Easter Sunday great place
    fxjane
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    On Easter Sunday my family enjoyed a fantastic brunch. It was me my mother and my two girls. It is hard to fine a place that we all can enjoy. The Spin a Yarn is one of our favorite places. They had a large variety of dishes. The waiter was always there checking if we need anything. The price was less then I would have expected to pay. My family and I will go again, two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for brunch
    wineorbust
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I took my family of 10 there for Easter brunch. I really liked the fact that we had a circular table...easier to converse with everyone. The server was constantly pouring champagne. That was nice. There was a nice flow to the room, easy to circulate around the food. There was a very nice selection of brunch items. I should have done the made to order omelet because the eggs benedict were dry and overcooked. My dad loved the seafood options. The breads and muffins table could have used more options. The items were very "Prefab". But overall, considering the reasonable price, it was good. I would recommend it for a Sunday brun
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    jltgft
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Really enjoyed the food, and location. We were able to dine outside
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Casual Business Lunch
    run2eat
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Had business lunch. Restaurant was not busy. Menu was broad enough that I felt I had the right number of choices. I had the pasta special. Food and service were both good. Would go again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fremont find
    BigAlHartford
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Upon arrival we were promptly and warmly greeted. After a wait of approximately one minute we were shown to our table. Shortly thereafter our waiter who I believe is named Fred came over and took our orders. Because of some confusion on the part of our group the orders were given and modified several times. Our waiter was patient and very understanding. He made us feel genuinely welcomed. After our orders were placed we got our salads. They were pedestrian although the agreement at the table was that the blue cheeses dressing was very good. Our prime ribs were cooked exactly as ordered and flavorful. Thank you Saki. After that there was no room for dessert. Unfortunately the only real problem was the loud music coming from the bar area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party Atmosphere
    funparty
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We have eating at Spin-Yarn as a couple, parties and small groups. It was pleasant as everyone treats you as family and Saki is always there to greet you. There is music and laughter throughout the restaurant and a just a pleasant place to have a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    Andresen
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Rest very clean service was outstanding attentive to table. All courses were served promptly. Time we arrived and had been served and finished 50 min not being rushed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I toke my wife to this place
    jcfromfremont
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I toke my wife to this place for Valintine's day dinner. The dining room and table was very bland. No decoration or even a single flower on any tables. Not romantic at all. The menu was a fixed menu with very little choices. The food was very average like what you would get from Denny's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid!
    Grossed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Awful from start to finish. We were seated promptly in the patio. It had been enclosed with thin walls, which made it more like a shed than a dining area. It was not insulated so it got very chilly. We asked THREE times to have the torch nearby lit. It never did get lit so we ate with our coats on. It was valentines day at 6PM, which means a very limited menu. It still took almost an hour to be served. The people who were seated at the same time we were had started their dessert when we got our dinner. Ordered the lamb. The entire lamb eating world eats lamb with mint jelly. When we asked for mint jelly the waitress looked at us like we were Martians, then came back with jalapeño sauce. All that for only $170 for two people. Never again!
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  • As usual we loved the food
    Victor
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    As usual we loved the food and the service. Filimon is our favorite waiter and always does a great job. The Bruce Stevenson band was playing that night in the banquet room and they were "Rocking Good".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor waiter
    MsNoName
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Our waiter was not cut for this line of business. Not only did he not smile, he seemed like he didn't want to be there!
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  • Great for a Small Company Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    This was the third year we have held our Holiday Dinner here. The food is good and the service is great. The menu has enough variety to please everyone in our group. We have a small company group (14) so it can be difficult to find restaurants that work well for Company functions. We were dining in a small dining room with just our group and the door could be closed to provide a quieter and more personal experience. We are looking forward to having our 2014 Holiday Dinner here as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    N1kkx
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    I wouldn't call the restaurant bad but I wouldn't bother going back either. Mainly a meat place and I had fish, but no Tartar sauce and no cocktail sauce (Maria Rose) really!
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  • Good food and nice and quiet
    playgoer
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    the food is good, not great, but good. My halibut was a bit overcooked but otherwise quite good. Nice salad comes with it. So though the prices seem a bit high, since you get soup or salad as well as a starch and vegetable, it is a good deal. As long as you stay out of the bar, it is quiet. A good place for after a play at Ohlone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant, Bad Night
    Carshowkings
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I have came here many times before and never had an issue. For some reason this time (not sure if it was arriving late at 7pm was too late?) a bunch of the dishes that i would normally order were OUT! I was kind of amazed that a restaurant of this quality was out of food. I could imagine if it was 1 item, but there was at least 1-2 items from each food area that was out of stocked. When i asked for Prime Rib, there was None. When i asked about Oysters, there was none. I also asked about a Fish, and was told it was out also. It very frustrating going to a restaurant to order your favorites and they are out. The food quality and service was amazing however. Me and my wife both had Filet Mignon since there was nothing else to really order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food a must not quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We were seated right away and everyone was really friendly,except for our server.... it didnt seem as though it was his personality to be friendly. The food was excellent but over priced. the music was too loud, i felt as though i was eating in a dance club. so if you dont care about the noise it is a must go to!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the price the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    For the price the food was at best fair. We both had the ribeye steak and for almost $40/plate was really pretty bad. Didn't finish and wasn't worth taking home. Salad was OK, didn't have any soups so can't comment. The steak was so bad we didn't have desert there, Went somewhere else. We won't be back.
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  • high expectations
    jimbob3
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were not disappointed when on New Years Eve we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Spin a Yarn. I had a rare slice of their famous prime rib, my wife had Beef Wellington. The flavor of their house dressing was infused in every bite of salad without being drenched and the pasta course of mushroom tortellini was surprisingly delightful. My rare, thick slice of prime rib, served with au jus and horseradish sauce was very tender and juicy. I heard no complaints from my wife as she ate her dinner. She let me have one bite of filet mignon with more of a pie crust than a bread dough covering. I almost wanted to trade. After dinner surprise, they brought out a small Happy 25th cake my daughter had made and left there. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve Blunder
    IntheMixC
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The evening started off great until the seating of my party came. The location of me and my family was fair at best , Due to the restaurant being crowded, dining families with children were seated in the patio location. The patio location would be great in the summer time , not in the winter ! Management nor the servers did not compensate the diners eating with jackets while enjoying their meals. The suggestion would be that making sure that everyone has a great dining experience !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We went to lunch with a group of 5. Ordered a variety of items, sandwich, pasta, seafood & pork all of which was very good. We couldn't have asked for better service from a server with an outstanding personality.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention to detail!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I made a reservation for my son and his three friends, all high school seniors. They were celebrating a birthday and wanted to splurge on steak. I added a note during my reservation that it is a birthday dinner and to "please take good care of the boys." And Spin a yarn staff did! The boys were surprised when a birthday cake showed up! I really appreciated the fact that they read my note and made the boys feel special. My son and his friends were very pleased. They loved the food and the service. My son who is a very selective eater said he had the best salad of his life... Thank you spin a yarn!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Disappointment
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We went to Spin A Yarn expecting a great Thanksgiving buffet (based on what I was told in a phone call with the restaurant). We were extremely disappointed. Other than salad, the only vegetable in the buffet was green beans - undercooked. The buffet was heavy on starches (rice, potatoes, yams, various pastas). The turkey was clearly not from a freshly prepared bird but, rather, a preformed breast. What they were passing off as prime rib was another cut of meat - I'm not sure which cut as I passed on it when I saw that it could not have been prime rib (far too small in diameter). I've had tastier ham - it was on the dry side for ham. The carver wandered about - I had to seek him out to get a slice of ham. We will not be going back.
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  • Amazing Service and Good Food
    stuffed
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    The service was great and the food was amazing.... well most of it. I ordered the prime rib "medium." When our plates came it was rare... very rare. I'm not one to send food back in restaurants but he said he would rather make it right rather than me not enjoy it. Sadly exactly what I thought would happen, happened. They threw it in a skillet and browned each side quickly to make it look medium. Once you cut into it you knew immediately that it was still rare, but just browned. I appreciate the try and he was friendly about it the whole time. My friend's New York was amazing though. Cooked perfectly. I would still definitely still return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Place to Dine
    tastetester
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The food here amazing. Prime Rib is served hot & scrumptious, the garlic served in its shell was seasoned to perfection! Beautiful Hostess & friendly Waiter... over all rating on a scale from 1 to 10? 10+
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Pick
    Cdiner
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I am a returning customer. Disappointed, quality went down. Prime Rib dry, flavorless and light warm. My wife Cioppino with no trace of crab leg.
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  • Great prime rib
    warmspringslocalVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    This is the place to go for Prime Rib in Fremont. Thick juicy hand cut at the table. Dinner includes soup or salad, side vegetable and potato - baked, mashed - your choice. You have a choice between the quiet front rooms or sitting in the bar area which is quite lively.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly staff
    alamedan
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Waitress was efficient. Kinda dry in personalitiy.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ONE IN A MILLION
    Newarkred
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We celebrated two birthdays last Sunday night at our favorite restaurant in Fremont,Calif. Our waiter Rico was one of a kind. He was very knowledgable of the entire menu & helped us with the wine list too. The food was amazing as usual. If you want to find a place for a romantic meal, special party or just a night out this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality disappointing
    TMNoone
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We went back to Spin A Yarn again hoping that the poor quality of the steaks we had last time we ate there was just an aberration. However, we were very disappointed in the quality of the prime rib. This will be the last time we go there for any beef dish. The chicken special that I had was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delic
    Chopsticks
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Everything was good. Good food, good service, the waiter was attentive . I would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.