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The Trident
The Trident

The Trident Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thetridentsausalito.com
  • Phone: (415) 331-3232
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 to 4:00 pm Saturday-Sunday 10:30 to 4:00
    Dinner: Daily from: 4:00 pm
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:30 until to 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: James Montejano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Princess
  • Public Transit: Walking distance from the Ferry and Bus stop.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Trident
The Trident, formerly 'Horizons", is now open!!
We recently completed our remodel and upstairs Skydeck addition showcasing the most amazing views!

In January 1981, this beautiful space was revived into Horizons restaurant. Inside is an incredible recipe of art and architecture, complemented with a resemblance of an old yacht. The ceiling mural was original to the Trident and painted by Dave Richards, creator of Janis Joplin’s infamous 1965 Porsche Cabriolet. On the outside deck, discover one of the most stunning restaurant waterfront views on the west coast, which boasts the skyline of San Francisco, Angel Island and Alcatraz. Join us for brunch, lunch or dinner

Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Had an amazing Salmon Omelet for brunch. The Bloodymary was Fantastic and once the sun popped out the view was to die for. Highly, Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A friend highly recomendad this restaurant so we went with great expectation . Service was really slow, the waitress forgot to bring the bread and when asked to bring it did it at the end of the meal! Food was good but pricey for what is offered. I may come back just because the location is awesome and maybe other plates may be better than what we ordered."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My first trip to this restaurant is my only one. The menu was too trendy for my taste and the servers were a a little Inattentive insofar as dishes were not removed from our table in a timely manner. Also, my wife's fish smelled unappealing and my burger was overlooked."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a great table right on the water's edge with a great view of San Francisco. The waiter was very nice and knew his restaurant and kitchen well. The food was pretty good, but nothing to 'wow' about. You should definitely go to this famous location for the fun, history and view; not necessarily for the food. Would I go back? Yep, I would."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Nice dining experience though the interior and surroundings are a little tired. We had attentive service coupled with great views of the SF skyline. Unfortunately, it was pretty breezy and we couldn't sit outside. There are no glass surrounds on the deck area so diners should be warned that jackets would be most appropriate if they want to experience the deck ambience. Our food choices were attractively presented.....I had scallops that were prepared well - neither rubbery or underdone. Our party was on its way to the new SFJazz Center and dining before going into the City was a good choice without the hassle of city parking or traffic. Easy to find and easy access to GG Bridge. We all enjoyed our visit."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "An inviting place with wonderful food, great service and outstanding views!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Ordered the fish and chips again. This time they were in a heavy batter. It was disappointing. Gene had the scallops, which he enjoyed. The ambience is still wonderful. A sailboat had parked in front of the restaurant and the sailors had a meal there."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and the view were great, but we were unable to hear the waiter or each other because the live music, particularly the horn, was much too loud for the space."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food but especially with the jazzy combo playing a mix of standards and singing original tunes. A welcome live music scene."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I thought this is just another fancy restaurant selling the view more than the food. It turns out the food is very delicious. Would love to come back next time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love your scallops entree and the view as always is like a good friend. Staff is friendly and prompt."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went to dinner at the Trident to celebrate our 37 years of marriage. Started out by talking with the nicest and funniest maitre'd. We wanted a certain table and were willing to wait so sat at the bar and ordered a glass of wine. Wine was on the expensive end. Finally got our table and the view was worth waiting for. We were in a private half circle booth looking out over the bay and San Francisco. Our only complaint, was the service. Our waiter was nice enough, but not very attentive. When the maitre'd came by and asked how we were we asked for him to please send over our waiter because we hadn't seen him in awhile. Things improved after that."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The ambience was stunning. We ate outside by the water. The fish was very fresh and everything was tasty. The only negative was that they were out of calamari. We will go again soon!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "First time to Trident. Great day on the bay and we were looking for a great place to eat outside. Trident filled all the the things we were looking for. We were quickly seated and had a friendly waitress guide us through the specials on the menu. I had the salmon hash while my friend had the crab cake benedict. Service was very good, the food was great and we were never rushed from our seats. We sat and enjoyed a nice afternoon looking over the view of the bay. I highly recommend and we will eat there again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had a perfect brunch Saturday. The food and service was divine. The view was perfect. What a treasure of a place! And it brought back wonderful memories of Sausalito in the old days but with a modern foodie menu. Go !"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a party of about 6 people, coming from all over the bay area with our hectic schedules. We were celebrating the life of a friend. We were pretty much ignored by the waiter, had to keep reminding him to bring the wine etc. We also had to take silverware and napkins from other tables as he kept forgetting. I ordered a salad with chicken and it was about the size of a dinner salad (that comes before the meal) but it was around $18. The chicken was cut as if the kitchen had no real knives and someone used a plastic knife. I work in kitchens and we refer to this as 'slop and drop'. I was really disappointed with our dinner and embarrassed that we chose to eat here to celebrate a special person."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Hadn't been to the Trident since it reverted back from the previous restaurant. Had some good memories from there back in the Sixties. Our dining experience (with a couple celebrating their anniversary) was very good. Our waitress, Alice, was excellent. It was not too busy, because of our early reservation and she made us feel very comfortable with her pleasant demeanor. The food was very good and the restaurant's complimentary desert for the anniversary, delivered by the ever-affable Alice was a pleasant surprise. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Our first time there, but won't be our last. A perfect evening!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A view to die for, and a fascinating history! Thank goodness for the valet parking, too."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Excellent quality/price ratio with a wonderful view on the Bay. I have never been disappointed at this restaurant. Do not hesitate!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "You must visit Trident with it's exellent location in the beautiful Saosalito. You will have good food and professional help with the wine list if you need it. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was very tasty. Two people had the crab, which they both thought was delicious, and cooked well my husband said his burger was delicious. And the shrimp tacos were super flavorful, I should have ordered a salad or some such because I wasn't quite full. The waitress was new and didn't quite know what she was doing. She was charming but, slow. The service was lacking, but not a deterrent. The views were beautiful. We would return if in the area again. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My experience at the Trident was, by far, one of the best dining experiences that I have had. Our waiter was thorough and friendly, and the recommendations that he made were delicious. We were seated outdoors, slightly cramped, but only because of its incomparable view of the Bay. As the sun went down over the Bay, my fiancé and I enjoyed an amazing candlelight dessert of banana bites and banana cheesecake (banana was our theme for dessert that night), after an amazing dinner (I can't quite recall what we ate that night though... something off the seafood menu), and both just couldn't get over how wonderful the experience was. A bit on the pricey side, so not for just any Friday night, but with what they offer it's so worth it."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My son took me to The Trident for Mother's Day. The food was excellent, the service was great, and the view of SF bay and skyline is outstanding! I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place has a stunning view of the bay, San Francisco, the east bay. Incredible vista! Food is nothing special - it could be so much better. Service was pretty bad. It seemed to pain the waitress to take care of us. Had to ask multiple times for things. Explaining the menu was a chore to her. Sausalito is a pretty touristy scene, so probably overworked, but some people aren't cut out for food service. Perhaps this was just one waitress and not exemplary of the rest of the crew."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good food, beautiful atmosphere, but service definitely could use some improvement. Our waitress had an attitude and our appetizers came out at the same time as our antrees. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My children and I took my wife here for Mother's Day lunch. We had the catch of the day, which was Halibut to die for, my wife had the fish and chips and my daughter had the chicken sandwich. We started with the calamari which was some of the best I have ever had and the crab cakes. Service could have been a little faster but we were in no rush and the wait is made all the easier with the fab view"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Showed up 15 mins late and still kept our table. View was great and drinks were great. Food was ok. The fries were unbelievable but my salmon sandwich did not have much salmon on it but tons of extras. The salmon tasted great but just not much of it. My wife loved her crab melt and the fries."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My group had a wonderful time here...service was excellent"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were excited to go back under the new/old name. However the service was slow and poor. We had to ask for water three times. My crab louis was good but my husbands clam chowder tasted like flour and his 1/2 crab was tasteless. View is fantastic and the decor is a fun throwback. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The service at this restaurant was by far the worse service we have ever received. I was brought my soup, my sister ordered salad and did not receive. We were told it would be right out. Our entrees came first, I told them we were not ready for them as salad had not been received. Our waiter never apologized or checked on us. The salad finally came, and about 15 minutes later the same entrees were brought out. It was obvious they were kept warm, although I asked for new dishes to be made. Still our waiter never checked on us. I ended up ordering a glass of wine from the busboy, and it was brought to me when I finished my meal. The food was mediocre at best, the service was non existent. The view was spectacular."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was average to good but the portions were on the small side. I ordered a salad and it was literally about the size of my palm ($11). The favors were excellent though. The music was 90's rock - think a soft jazz or something "more in the moment" would have been more appropriate. We came for the atmosphere mainly so I guess it was fine. We made special requests and none of that was looked at prior to us arriving. Overall, place is average and I wouldn't go back. Prices are TOO high for what you get. Our bill was $94 for lunch and that was for a cup of soup, clams, a salad, fish and chips (breaded, not fried - ugh???) and two bloody Mary's. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "6 of us dined at the Trident last night and had a fabulous evening. The very charming Executive Chef, James Montejano, came out to our table to introduce himself and share his enthusiasm for the restarant and discuss the menu and specials which was a very special treat. The halibut, avocado and grapefuit salad, mussels, calamari, brussell sprouts, truffle fries were extraordinary! We will be back!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The view here makes this restaurant worth the trip. The food is fine, nothing to dream about, but decent."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Our favorite outdoor lunch spot in Sausalito - great views, awesome food, and excellent service!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "The View is exceptional as long as the fog is not coming in ....... there are heaters outside for a pleasant view OVER the water and less noisey than inside. Nice selection of sea food, pasta and burgers, plus nice salads! Tried an Irish Coffee and it is not the same as Buena Vista and should be the same recipe - Same Owner??? Not sure if it might be the cream - not has heavy or possibly not same Irish whiskey??? Our waiter said, they had heard that before........."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Food was great. Waiter one of the best that I have had to wait on me. Noise level good. I could have a great conversation without shouting. it is a Sausalito Local fine."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The view of the skyline of San Francisco was breathtaking. We had the best fish tacos of our lives the other day."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I took my Cousins who were visiting from Australia for Easter Brunch. The top portion ( the Ondine section of the bldg ) was open to handle the overflow Easter crowd....what luck!!! We were seated on the Terrace with an awesome view of SF and the bay....truly spectacular. The service was terrific as was the food. Amazing spot to take out of town guests!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It was Easter brunch and the service was slow. We expected as much. It was relaxed and lots of fun. We had the seafood appetizer for starters. I had the quinoa and vegetable plate and really enjoyed it. My husband and daughter had the crab Benedict. They didn't like the minced crab in the cake. But, overall we enjoyed our meal and will return."
    Dined on 4/20/2014