The Spinnaker - Sausalito
The Spinnaker - Sausalito

The Spinnaker - Sausalito

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thespinnaker.com/
  • Phone: 4153321500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Phil Collins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Spinnaker can accommodate parties in the dining room for up to 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Nelson Julien 4153321500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Anchor Street
  • Public Transit: Golden Gate Transit Bus: 50, 20; Golden Gate Ferry: Red & White Fleet, Blue & Gold
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is complimentary, tip is optional.
A word from The Spinnaker - Sausalito
The Spinnaker is located on the Sausalito waterfront offering panoramic views of San Francisco, Angel Island, the East Bay and Belvedere. They serve an impressive menu with fresh seafood and a fine wine selection.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Spinnaker - Sausalito reviews from OpenTable diners
234 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (200)special occasion (145)great for lunch (109)romantic (104)good for groups (77)great for brunch (59)fit for foodies (46)neighborhood gem (43)kid-friendly (22)notable wine list (21)hot spot (18)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Classic setting with SFRAN views
    HungryBoy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great spot for a leisurely lunch or a romantic dinner. Seafood focus is done well, shrimp for, avocado salad appear to be imported and farm raised, but all other fish plates were fresh. Soup choices pretty standard fare, but again, squash was well done. Nice selection of wines by the glass, and all servers appeared to be hustling all the time. Fair prices, and no risk dining at a beautiful setting. They'll be around for decades.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy spot with excellent food!
    ChaineLady
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Lunch special of Petrale sole stuffed with mushrooms and crabs was sublime, and the Petrale sole dore' was perfectly prepared and exactly what we were hoping for; the side of steamed vegetables was absolutely delicious. Dessert bread pudding with custard center was to die for. Service was very nice and we were able to enjoy a long, leisurely visit over our meal. The view from our table at this elegant restaurant in a prime location out on the point in Sausalito was spectacular. We will definitely go back. Well worth the trip from the City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food but Slow Service
    mzgame
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had reservations for 8 at 11 am on Sunday for brunch. We were greeted rather quickly and given menus. However, it took 50 minutes for someone to come to take our drink orders - so we waited to get those before ordering food. Once the drinks came, the service was much better. The food was wonderful and the views are incredible!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horribly dining experience
    cindy58
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was horribly from beginning to end. I had to follow-up with the General Manager.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Like being on vacation
    Occasionaldiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Exquisite view of SF skyline, combined with a wonderful menu and outstanding wine, served by a very professional waitstaff made for a fabulous evening out. I only wish I had remembered my wife's drawing material, as she would have created a piece of art commemorating the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sausalito dining on the water
    baaholly
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've been to The Spinnaker three or four times. The location is fabulous; on the bay with unobstructed views of San Francisco and Oakland. The menu is wonderful; f seafood, pasta, steaks, chicken and salads. My favorite is the seared scallops with mushrooms. I've come here for lunch with a large group of friends and for a romantic dinner with my boyfriend. The service is prompt, attentive, but not intrusive. Very nice winelist. Prices are very reasonable especially considering the location and quality of food. I highly recommend The Spinnaker for any occasion when you want seafood or a meal with a great view. Definitely take your out of town friends/relatives here to show off the beautiful part of the world we have here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The VIEW is the reason
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The view is just beautiful. Every table has a view... The food is pretty good, though my Paella was over cooked. But, their fried calamari was very good and not greasy. And, I did like their Caesar salad - not too fishy! Plus, they were very accommodating even when we were an hour late. So, mostly really good experience at Spinnakers aside from my main dish.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great french fries from my step-mother's words who was visiting from Russia. Fish of the very high quality.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our to-go spot for visitors. Fantastic view, good food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This is the go-to restaurant when my cousin and I want to meet in the middle. She lives down the Peninsula, I live in Sonoma County. The service is always stellar, we've developed a nice rapport with the hostess and a couple of the waiters, who know us by name now. The food is excellent, fresh, and beautiful on the plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite place for lunch
    RSGPET
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We eat at Spinnaker at least twice a month. The food is always outstanding and we've tried most things on the menu. It's always served at the right temperature and seasoned well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The combination of food and view were quite good and the evening would have been perfect except for a few glitches in service. We were seated at a window table without asking as a part of our reservation. The restaurant was crowded and pretty noisy but we were definitely satisfied and would return on a future visit to the SF Bay Area.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One Timde Special
    MOMCG
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a group of six with reservation for 6pm Sat night; arrived 6:03, had to wait 15 minutes. Valet parking convenient. Bay view very pleasant. Clam chowder was great. Halibut entrée was overcooked - dry. Wines were enjoyed. Server was attentive, pleasant, not intrusive. Accommodated separate checks.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The waiters need to smile, the food was not well prepared
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always A Very Good Experience
    GrtDiningExp
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We virtually always make Spinnaker a destination when we have out of town, or State guests. I made the reservation for my wife and I, and our out of state guests, online at Open Table. I requested a table with the best view of the Bay and San Francisco, and got it. The waiter brought drinks and then gave us time to talk, but was there when we were ready to order, and saw to our every need promptly. The food was served as one would expect, with soups and salads first, and all entrees, at the same time, hot from the grill/oven. We all really enjoyed the scenery and entire dining experience and look forward to our next visit to Spinnaker.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tigermaniac
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Without a doubt the BEST meal I ever had anywhere ever! Nowhere has a more spectacular view of the bay of San Francisco and the service was impeccable giving us all the time we wanted to enjoy the experience. Only problem was that we found the place the last night there and live in Phila. or it would become our favorite restaurant on the west coast!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you going to San Francisco...
    Fernando
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    If you going to San Francisco, The Spinnaker is a pleasure place to go. Always that I visit Bay Area, I need to go to this awesome restaurant. Good place, good food, good service and specially the beauty view of bay area. I strongly recommend The Spinnaker
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An outstanding restaurant!
    JackMichaels
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had not been to the Spinnaker before. It has instantly become one of our favorites. The view is spectacular. If you like seafood, as we do, there are numerous excellent offerings and our waiter was knowledgeable and there when we needed him. We plan to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winner
    Mangia
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Have not been to the Spinnakeryet when we have not had an excellent meal,great service and a beautiful view. It is one of the most consistent restaurants we know. A wonderful environment to meet old friends or out of towners. We always know we will have a great time at the Spinnaker! Yay!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Oysters!!
    AnniVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We spent the day in Napa/Sonoma Valley - the Spinnaker was the perfect end to a beautiful day. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Best Oysters I've had in a long time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View doesn't get much better!
    TraceyMag
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Exceptional view. Reasonably-priced for more of a finer dining establishment. The exceptional view more than made up for the somewhat dated furnishings. Great service. Our waiter was very friendly & attentive with great recommendations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner Celebration
    Ronda
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was a great place to celebrate my friend's birthday. Our server, Daniel, was great, very patient, and entertaining to our group of 8 chatty, indecisive ladies. The food and drinks were great, the view was better. The Spinnaker has not failed me yet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Special!
    Maggie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My husband met his brother there for lunch as they love the spectacular view...Unlike some view restaurants, the Spinnaker always does a great job with the food...My husband had his fav, the sole dore' and his brother ordered the crab salad, and they were both wonderful, according to my husband! When friends or relatives or business associates come from out of town or from overseas, this is our restaurant of choice that combines the best of everything our San Francisco area has to offer, and we prefer it to San Francisco, where the streets are dirty and the parking outrageously expensive. Sausalito is lovely, intimate, great for walking and shopping, and you cannot beat lunch or dinner at the Spinnaker! Keep it up, guys!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    Revenir
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    It is always so nice to visit Spinnaker - such a treat
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice!
    lola94925
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I had lunch with my 95 year old father and daughter and it was far better than expected. Great ambiance, views and the food was quite good. We mostly had crab louies and crab salads and everything was fresh and very nice. I would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good - now better than ever
    tejoVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've been to Spinnaker in the past. Our recent dinner was better than its previous very high standards. The view is second to none; service was exemplary. Our fish was outstanding, well accompanied and presented. Kudos for a job well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Panoramic View of the Bay Area
    MargieB
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was delicious & well prepared. Servers were very attentive with your table from refilling your water to picking up plates after each course. Views were remarkable. We got there at 530pm, which was perfect for the sunset and we left when the entire Bay Area was lit up. The only con I would say about Spinnaker's is that it needs to be completely renovated. Very 80's furniture, & dated utensils, a lot of updating is much needed especially that dinner is a good chunk of change ($225 for 4 people). Overall, I would take my family here because of the panoramic views.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding view and great seafood
    IainVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The spinnaker sits over the water looking out to the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and the City and provides a spectacular setting for dinner. Food and service were great - we had the local sole which was a real treat. The restaurant itself is a little dated and tired looking but come for the view and the seafood and you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spinnaker
    dinerdelight
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Took friends to dinner here on the way back from Wine Country and on to SFO. Beautiful views from restaurant (thus the 3 stars for Ambiance) however everything else was tired and outdated (from old seat cushions to old wallpaper and tile in bathrooms). Not appealing. The food was fine, but nothing that would bring me back again. Overall, a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We enjoyed well-prepared food with the best view ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid choice
    Greattime
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service, Daniel was an exceptional waiter and paid great attention to details, food was great and prices matched quality. The ocean bay view, scenery and lighting were very romantic. Also we brought our own wine and with $15 corkage you can beat it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Romantic
    Live2live
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A wonderful place to take a special someone for a romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View great food/service NOT!
    Mealwithview
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Come for the view at the bar and forget the food! Also the waitress was awkward with zero knowledge about wine!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Giidget
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I had not been there in about 20 years, We decided to try it on the way home from Sonoma. We loved it. WE would love to go for brunch. A great place to take people from out of town. My daughter had lunch with friends and they all loved it. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding view and food
    Melli118
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The Food was Perfect,Server was very nice and Kind! View phantastic! The only Thing i Misses were candles on the tables!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad/Slow Service, Uncourteous Host
    UnhappyFutureBride
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Never felt so compelled to write any reviews, but this experience was horrible enough for me carve out time. RVSPed for a Bachelorette Party. Showed up about 5-10 mins late. The host informed us, it'll be 15 mins. 30 mins passed. I (the bride) inquired, the host responded that they're waiting for a particular table to seat us. 30 mins passed, my gf demanded a table. We got seated, then ignored. 15 mins went by, I stopped a busser and asked him to call our server. Another 10 minutes, server came by, dropped down some menus, then disappeared. 20 minutes went by, once again, we raised our hands and asked another server to call our server. Totally ruined my experience. Will never recommend this place to anybody in my circle or extended circle!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice evening
    Kenn
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Initial service was slow but it picked up and was very nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 15th & 16th Wedding Anniversary
    RobsReview
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I were just reminiscing over the wonderful celebratory time we enjoyed, which began at The Spinnaker!!! The overall atmosphere was wonderfully light, inviting, and absent any pretentious airs. All of this of course was complemented by the stunning views of the Bay that can be enjoined from nearly every table in the main dining area. All of the staff persons we encountered were both accommodatingly courteous and prompt. I do enjoy that the venue / restaurant is seemingly very versatile. Spinnaker's is like a good suite jacket, add the right accessories and you have a very semi-formal setting, dress it down a bit to a "snappy casual" style and you fit right in!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Bayside Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This has to be the most beautiful view and excellent dining experience on San Francisco Bay. Everyone at our table was impressed by the whole meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Four of us celebrated my mother's 96th birthday here. We've made it a birthday spot for years, despite the fact that we drive from Walnut Creek, about an hour away! Always delicious and special. The view is a true highlight, but the valet and waitstaff are just as special. There's something delicious for all tastes, and you can relax, visit, and enjoy being pampered. Tourists must love it, but many, many locals look forward to eating at the Spinnaker.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.