The Spinnaker - Sausalito
We 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMThis is a delightful placeThis is a delightful place - it has a 5 star view. The food is good and the wait staff experienced. Another bonus is free parking.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great dining experienceAlways a great dining experience here. A wonderful place to take out-of-town visitors..........the scenic view is
hard to beat ~~ rain or shine!!!!!3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM10 years and still AWESOME!We dined at Spinnaker in Sausalito 10 years ago before heading to Wine Country. It was so GOOD then we drove back from Napa to dine there again during that trip. This year they did not disappoint. It felt like we had only been gone a week.
The food was EXCELLENT and the service was SUPERB! We plan to return to Wine Country again in 2015 and Spinnaker will DEFINITELY be on our list for a return visit.
Lunch or dinner, this is an AWESOME dining experience!!!2/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view with nice food.This is a place you definitely primary go to for the view. The food is taste but not exceptional.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy The Spinnaker.We always enjoy The Spinnaker. The food is good and the view is fantastic. We had a table along the window that has an incomparable view of the city at night which is so beautiful. I had a butter lettuce salad to start that was OK, not as good as it has been in the past; it could use more blue cheese and only found one piece apple. I had the sole dore as my entree which was delicious. My husband had the chowder to start that was good and the sole cooked just the way he liked it. Our friends also enjoyed their meals including a great steak. We love The Spinnaker. I would recommend it to anyone and can't wait for our next visit.12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMOld School Supper Club has CharmBefore booking I looked at various reviews and one really stood out about how boring this place is, with a boring dull view. So despite that I went. This is old school dining, Start with a cocktail, then Salad, then appetizer, then dinner then dessert. FOod is served on carts, dishes are prepared tableside. The servers have made a career of serving, it's not their side job to pay off student loans.
If you want cuisine that is cutting edge, go elsewhere, if you want good service, good food, and a GREAT VIEW then The Spinnaker is the place. Keep your bells and whistles and stacked food and gastrique foams, and give me good ole seafood any day.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMExcellent view, delicious seafood!Although the space itself is a little dated, the view makes up for it all! If you want to impress someone, bring them here. The food is always good, some of it really great! The ciopinno was excellent - perfectly cooked seafood, fennel, very light tomato broth. My out of town guests loved it!! One ordered the "California Club" sandwich, which is crab on one layer and shrimp & avocado on the other, served with perfectly crisp, not greasy, very thin French fries - she was impressed!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM