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 WinnerScenic View
The Spinnaker - Sausalito reviews from OpenTable diners
230 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (201)special occasion (135)great for lunch (107)romantic (99)good for groups (73)great for brunch (67)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (41)kid-friendly (24)notable wine list (23)hot spot (16)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Lovely Spot with a View
    Francine
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Love meeting friends or lunching and/or dining with my husband. Renee is a very pleasant wait person. Good any time of the year.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for water and city view
    girlonthego
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The Spinnaker met our expectations for a nice birthday lunch. Parking and access is easy. Food was not exceptional, but was OK, maybe just a little on the high side. One of us had the shrimp salad sandwich, which had plenty of shrimp. The other had the paella, which had lots of fish, but was much too "red" for paella. The spice overshadowed the fish.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant
    MurH
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The view is my favorite, the skyline of San Francisco and the hills of Marin. Easy parking, and the food is always good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happycamper21
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lunch was great. food was a little slow being delivered, but overall was a good experience. View is worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular views but sloppy
    LambooVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great bay and city views and decent food. No clue on reservations management - we waited an hour despite open table. Tired furniture and ambiance, too closely packed. Indifferent service at best. Still worth ir
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view and location can't be beat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    After picking up an out of town visitor at the Airporter, we went to the Spinnaker for a nice summer dinner with a great view. The restaurant staff were very pleasant -- we arrived earlier than planned and they were able to seat us promptly. The restaurant's interior, however, looks worn. The menu includes a variety of choices. Overall not bad but not spectacular.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good quality food
    MariniteVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Well prepared fish, nicely presented. Willing to split meals without an extra charge. Good about exchanging accompanying sides.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best SF View
    foothillsgirl
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Still the best place around for a spectacular view of SF and Bay. Brought out-of-town guests and never disappointed in the food, service and the overall experience. Lunch reservation through Open Table requesting window. Got it! Valet parking lets you spend time wandering the shops as well. Have been coming here for over 50 years. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely place to dine
    HughandKen
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We've been to Spinnaker before and have loved our experiences there. The views of SF city and SF Bay are gorgeous, and the food and service are reliably good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marv
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A long-time reliable favorite in charming Sausalito. Reasonably-priced excellent fresh seafood and other entrees, served on white tablecloths in a room with huge windows on three sides framing outstanding views of San Francisco and San Francisco Bay--birds, sailboats, yachts, kayaks, and sea lions. Great place to bring first time visitors. Convenient efficient valet parking a bonus in busy tourist area.
    Special Features:
    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.
  • A Marin County Gem!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My best friend and I just had brunch here and it was yet another wonderful experience. The view was stunning as always, the food delicious (I highly recommend the shrimp salad sandwich with fries) service was prompt and attentive and staff all a pleasure to deal with including the valet Pete who jumped my car when my battery wouldn't start and kept in touch with me by coming in the restaurant and letting me know the status of AAA coming to my rescue! If you're looking for an amazing dining experience and by far the best in Marin don't think twice the Spinnaker is it! Btw my husband and I got married here three years ago in September and will forever cherish the location of our special day :-)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roni
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fantastic views of San Francisco, Bay Bridge, Sausalito, Tiburn, Angle Island... Graet food - especially for seafood lovers, but not only. Good service. I'd love to see more veriaty of beers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tourist trap
    europe2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Good scenic view; the rest was exceedingly modest...
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    frayed and tattered seats. dirty menus. formulaic, less than mediocre food. poor dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • only good for the (outside) view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    we went to the Spinnaker for a special occasion. the place has become very dated and it feels like they unload tour busses of tourists out front. we had to wait 30 minutes for our table and there was an odd smell. the food was OK. the view was incredible but there are other places in Sausalito with much better food and service in my opinion. not going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wedding
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our waiter was not very attentive.I ordered a steak,medium.It came out well done,by the time the waiter returned to our table my husband had ate his entree. He took my plate without acknowledging that it had not been eaten.He did not offer any apology,can I get you something else,etc. We waited an hour past our reservation time only to be disappointed by the service & the quality of food. You definitely pay for the view,not a do again for us.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Beautiful resturant with gorgeous view. Excellent food. Fantastic service. Highly recommend this resturant. Great for special occasions or anytime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Simone
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We go to the Spinnaker always for a special Occasion and we were never disappointed. The food is excellent and you do not pay just for the view. Which a lot restaurants do. We enjoy every time and looking forward to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great.
    Jill
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Fresh seafood with wide range of choices and the view NEVER gets old!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my all time favorites
    TimingVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I really love this place. The food is fantastic, especially the fish. The service is impeccable and everyone is so friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    Timetodine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very good! The special seafood dish was excellent! The clam chowder is yummy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing views great service
    Sc23
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We visited on out first night in Sausalito The view of the sunset looking across to San Francisco was a great introduction to the area We enjoyed very fresh oysters and locally caught fish and the wine was very good Out waiter was helgul and knowledgeable guiding us through the menu. All in all a memorable evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Spinnaker Restaurant/Sausalito
    DininginParadise
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Love the views from The Spinnaker. The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KrumbsfromKovVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife had a meeting in Sausalito, so we scheduled an early dinner here last week. I don't really understand the criticisms of this place. It is not priced any higher than most restaurants in the area and the food (especially the fish dishes) are tasty and of high quality. Along with a million dollar view and attentive wait staff, the Spinnaker has always been a fine experience. C'mon...people won't go here because the place has outdated decor? I come here to eat and enjoy the view. We probably visit two to four times a year and while no place is perfect, we always have a wonderful experience. Valet parking is a bonus.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the view isn't worth it.
    dinewell
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    this may have been a nice restaurant 30 years ago but it is in desperate need of updating. everything about it is dated, faded and dirty. Yes the view is special but the food is mediocre at best. Don't waste your time here.
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  • Dine in Style
    luvthespinnaker
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Always a wonderful dining experience at The Spinnaker! The service is impeccable, the food delicious and the view is breath-taking. Enjoying a delicious meal while watching San Francisco transition from day to night makes any occasion that much more special. The Caesar salad is the best in the world and the tiaramisu cannot be matched.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view of San Francisco
    yumsushiVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This restaurant has an amazing view of San Francisco and the food is reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.