The Spinnaker - Sausalito
Perfect LocationThe Great Location with Good Food and Service makes a very enjoijable evening. Valet parking is very disappointing. When I picked up my car the right front and the right rear tires had big scratch marks from hitting the curb. I pay for valet parking but the attendant takes no responsibility for car damage. Management should screen these kids more thoroughly.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect romantic eveningWe ate here on our first date 20 years ago. This was the perfect return and brought back fond memories. The Maitre D. remembered our anniversary when we arrived, gave us a perfect window table, and his best wishes when we left. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. Our only reservation was that the Caesar salad dressing wasn't quite right, a very minor complaint. All in all, a memorable evening.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place good view...but service is very slow, the waitress was not on top of her game. Had to catch her eye several times.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceAs always the view was spectacular, the food superb and the service perfect.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing view....tasty food..I've been to Spinnaker with friends twice this past week......a new great experience. The view, wherever you sit, is unbelievable!
The food was so tasty....haddock with pesto sauce and manhattan clam chowder were my choices. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
Our waiter was great...polite, and very patient with our many questions....and he was extremely busy. I'll definitely be back. Oh, and don't miss the cream puffs with ice cream for dessert....the best!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place to celebrate a birthdaywe went early, so it was quiet. we got a great table by the window. The waiter was very helpful and gave us great help with what to order and suggestions about portion sizes. This is the third time we have eaten there. The sautéed fish is particularly delicious. The salad was delicious with a perfect dressing. The apple tart for dessert was great and we were advised to split one, as it is a very large serving. Very easy to park. Beautiful views of SF and Belvedere and the wildlife in the water.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA good recommendationWe found the Spinacker by a recommendation at the fantastic German webside "Westkueste USA" from Stefan Kremer. The Dinner was delicious. For example my swordfisch cooked at the point. The bottle of a simply Chardonney was amazing low priced, In addition the nice view over the San Francisco Bay and the very friendly and helpfull service completed a perfect evening.
(Sorry my horrible English)5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNot Just For TouristsWe have been bringing visitors and celebrating special events here for many years. Although we are very critical about the food we eat and have problems at most restaurants, we have always had good experiences at the Spinnaker. Most of the time, the food, especially the seafood, is very good, and even exceptional. Sometimes there are misses. For our dinner, the seafood appetizers were all terrific. Unfortunately, the clam chowder tasted like thickened chicken broth and was a little salty. I tried the paella for a change, and it didn't knock me over, but it was pretty good. My wife claims her grilled mahi was one of the best meals ever, and she is more particular than me. Our two guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Service was excellent.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place 2 wine n dineI reserved a table for my graduation party and this place is beautiful. The day was perfect and the food and service was amazing. My family and I had a lovely dinner and I would recommend this place for anyone that wants to impress family member or even a love one.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe resturant is built outThe resturant is built out on stilts over the water and has a fantastic view of the bay.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLocation, Location, LocationThe Spinnaker's food is above average, service is excellent. The real calling is the view, especially at sunset. Nice to find free valet parking.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryThe Spinnaker was great and we had a wonderful seafood dinner. Our waiter was very efficient and thorough and made excellent food and wine recommendations. We caught a gorgeous evening for viewing San Francisco and we plan to return to The Spinnaker more frequently even though we live an hour away. Over the years we had come to the Spinnaker many times as this restaurant was where we decided to get married. However, we discontinued coming here as our special place as we felt the quality of the food had dropped off. Now we are delighted to see that the food is outstanding and the quality of service superb.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy special dayI came to the Restraunt for a special occasion and the greeter knew but the server did not state anything The Restraunt was busy but I had made reservations prior Our arrival The food was great5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch on the BayOur party of nine enjoyed a delicious brunch at the Spinnaker last Sunday. Beginning with free valet parking, cheerful and attentitive staff, beautiful views of the bay and San Francisco in the background and of course, wonderfully prepared seafood. It was great to watch paddle boarders, kayaks, sail boats and fishing boats cruise right in front of the restaurant on a beautiful and sunny day. We will be back to enjoy this all again.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodI always thought of the Spinnaker as a tourist spot...I am local and love this place.
It is new to me for a great spot. If they got new carpet and chairs touched up...it would be a 5 star5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest table in the house!We went to the Spinnaker to celebrate my birthday and were pleasantly surprised to get the corner table. It has the best view of the city and all of the sailboats going by. The food was awesome and the service outstanding.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous setting overlooking SF BayWatch the boats go by and enjoy spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and city, great service and good food!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAS ALWAYS THE SPINNAKER DIDAS ALWAYS THE SPINNAKER DID NOT DISSAPOINT....IT STAYS THE SAME YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. MISSED PETER AS OUR SERVER BUT IT WAS HIS DAY OFF. MAYBE NEXT TIME....5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Pleasant Surprise!I had not been to the Spinnaker for many years, and thought it must be terribly expensive, with such an incredible location. Finally, desperate for a salmon dinner, I checked your prices and was pleasantly surprised. The entire experience was very pleasant, except for two glitches with the service - one, the waiter apparently did not know my table was his to serve, and it took a long time to get a glass of wine. After that, it was fin - until I got up to go to the ladies' room, and when I returned to the table, my leftovers had vanished. He did bring me a new portion, but I don't like to waste food. I am uncomfortable leaving the table to find my dinner gone.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took friends from VancouverWe took friends from Vancouver and had a wonderful time. Never felt rushed but service was on the spot when we wanted. The view across the bay toward San Francisco is spectacular.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMfriendly and flexiblewe had a very large group, which ended up being 45 minutes late...on a busy weekend. The staff managed our reservation and group wonderfully and helped make the experience an enjoyable 'end of the trip'.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDid not expect great foodDid not expect great food because other reviewers said the view was excellent but the food was not so good. We found exactly the opposite, excellent view and great food. Four of us ate there and everything was perfect: we had clam chowder, pot stickers, Dungeness crab salad, Sea Bass, salmon special, and seafood cobb salad. We do not live in San Francisco so we are not food or wine snobs, but for us common folk from Colorado it was a memorable evening.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal FavoriteHaving lived in Sausalito over 30 years, The Spinnaker never disappoints. Though, at times, a bit of a tourist destination, the food and service are always excellent.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly thing better than theOnly thing better than the food and service is the view5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMkeep coming back!We've been here for groups and by ourselves, always the same great service and tasty food.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot in SausalitoWe had the best lunch in Sausalito. Actually our second time eating there. The service was superb as was the food. The waitress recommended good wines and good entrees and neither disappointed. We spent two weeks traveling northern California and San Francisco, and this was one of the best meals we had. I would definitely recommend this for lunch or dinner. Sausalito is such a delightful town and this restaurant gives you such a nice view. Wait for a table by the window - it is definitely worth it, even if you have to have a drink in the bar first. Make a reservation on OpenTable, of course, so you can get in.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a 4pm late lunch onEnjoyed a 4pm late lunch on a beautiful sunny Thursday afternoon. The menu changes to dinner at 3pm, but still a great choice of light meals such as the Spinnaker salad that I had. Seafood salad was fresh and excellent tasting. Waiter was very cooperative in adding and subtracting items in the salad to suit my tastes. Waiter had a choice of meals for my 5 year old that worked out fine. Excellent service, beautiful view of the bay including the SF skyline and the GG towers above the local hill tops. Postcard views, easy parking including free valet, and friendly service. Can't wait for the next special occasion.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNice view of SFOur European friends thoroughly enjoyed the food and the view. We will return again when we have guests visiting SF. The tables were arranged quite close together and it felt tight as we were seated.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA Brief VacationGoing to the Spinnaker is like having a weekend vacation in a couple of hours. The view, staff, food and experience are wonderful and consistent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA great palce to celebrateA great palce to celebrate a special occasion or just to get together with friends and or family. Food was very good and service was excellent. Did not feel rushed through the meal. View is spectacular. Easy to park. This restaurant has everthing going for it. We had the paella. It had plenty of fish and was very tasty. Fish was fresh. Also the red clam chowder was wonderful. Plenty of clams. All in all a great spot.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect settingPerfect setting for the most romantic of occasions... The Spinnaker fit perfectly with our anniversary plans for a terrific seafood dinner accompanied by an unbelievable scenic view of San Francisco and the bay. The Spinnaker lived up to our expectations for a wonderful night, the food was fresh and very good. The crab cakes were outstanding! Service was attentive, and the prices surprisingly reasonable for this area.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place for lunch ever,Best place for lunch ever, especially the view of SF.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of 10 to celebrateOur group of 10 to celebrate our friend's 96th birthday could not have had a better time! Our waiter, Peter?, was outstanding, and made the whole atmosphere even more friendly.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMC.JanisenIf you have not been to Spinnaker, then please give it a try. Make sure you make reservations no matter what time you wish to go, and always request a window table. Most of the time your request is honored. We celebrated our seventeen year anniversary on April 20th and had wonderful food, service and window view. Spinnaker is our special occasion restaurant and to be honest we do Sunday brunches and lunch. We have yet to have a disappointing meal. Again, try it and make up your own mind.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI was one of 20 people gatheredI was one of 20 people gathered after spreading ashes of a loved one on the bay. Those planning the event purposely suggested gathering at the Spinnaker because of the beautiful combination of location, food and ambiance. We were not disappointed! And we were especially blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather!! The service was excellent making our special event a very satisfying experience.
I am a native San Franciscan who moved away many years ago and this has been the best weather, best hotel experience, best Spinnaker food of all the several times I have had the pleasure to return to my hometown. Even with the large group, our service was excellent.
Don't change!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the food was veryAs always the food was very good and
the service can't be beat.
A real treasure and can't be replaced!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good!Spinnaker is now one of my favorites. My wife and I both enjoyed the food and service. Gary, the server, was very attentive, which made for a pleasant dining experience. The Chilean sea bass was excellent.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous View - Good FoodGorgeous view accompanied by good food - what more can you ask for? The Caesar Salad here is one of the best in my opinion; I always order it. I chose Halibut for my entree - another of my favorites. My visit to Spinnakers did not disappoint - and my expectations were high.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Lovely!We were married 5 years ago at the Spinnaker and our reception was fantastic! We went back for dinner to celebrate our anniversary and the staff could not have been nicer! Lovely dinner, gorgeous view and delightful staff! We left feeling great!
Thank you!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNostalgiaThe Spinnaker took us back to the 60's era. When we walked in we noticed a distinct "old" smell that was somewhat nostalgic for us, but may be offensive to others. We imagined that the likes of Crosby, Hope, Sinatra dined there. We loved the view, we thoroughly enjoyed the wait staff and the food was delicious!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat views of SF and theGreat views of SF and the bay as we were seated along the windows and this place is built out on a pier. We always make it a point to dine here every time we are in the Sausalito area but that day we decided to drive here from San Jose (65 miles)just for dinner. We were again not disappointed. Great experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've loved Spinnaker sinceWe've loved Spinnaker since 2000 when my husband and I began dating there. Now that we've been married 11.5 years, going back surely brought back memories. Thanks for the wonderful service. The bread pudding was fantastic!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best place toThis is the best place to take an "out-of-town-er" and if there isn't any fog, the view of the city is wonderful! Great food, great service and a throw-back atmosphere that's very comfortable and feels like "old money". The vallet-only parking adds to the special feeling.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Favorite SpotWe choose Spinnaker because we enjoy the whole experience. The view is a fantastic panorama of the city and bay bridge. The food and service is always good, and the prices are reasonable. The whole experience is so relaxing from the free valet parking to the after dinner walk along the water. It is our go-to choice in Marin for bringing visitors or celebrating special occasions.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsOne of my favorite restaurants - great food, excellent service, the view is outstanding . Large menu, many fresh fish items as well as meats, pastas, salads.. Everyone liked our food, except for one person, whose steak was delicious but with too much fat,,they were courteous about it, and offered to take it off the bill ( despite of him finishing it off.).3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of 12 andWe were a party of 12 and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The staff was efficient and took care of all of our requests. The evening view of San Francisco while dining was beautiful. Enjoyed the pan seared scallops, vegetables cooked just right and the french fries made it a perfect dinner. Will return to try other dishes and enjoy the atmosphere of the Spinnaker.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy your food.I always enjoy your food. But the stuffed avocado with the shrimp was a slight disappointment since the avocado was not totally ripe. also I WILL APPRECIATE COMING BACK WHEN YOU HAVE GLUTEN FREE CRACKERS or something similar to go with wine or salad. I ordered French Fries so I would have a basic starch to go with the food. Thank-you for that special table at the end for our group of 11 people.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDecor is a bit dated, butDecor is a bit dated, but who cares? Consistently good food and service and a great view!3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous setting, fun slightlyGorgeous setting, fun slightly dated ambience, great server and bar ability, good food at good prices -been coming here for 30 years.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBay Area's BestI have a group of friends that started getting together for Birthday lunches 20+ years ago with each celebran choosing a spot to try. The Spinnaker was selected for our outing.
Our group varies up to 6 but this time only 4 of us attended. We took the ferry from San Francisco to Sausolito having a Bloody Mary on the way. The resturant was buisy but by booking through table for 4 no problem. We were seated at a table near the corner with outstanding views of the San Francisco skyline, alcatraz island, and much more. we stared with Mumm's , a good value, then had another with lunch, we had seafood salad & 1 green salad all good, then 3 sea bass, excelent & 1 scalop very good. a bottle of coopola pino, very good. Service was excelent.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM