Tiburon Tavern
Tiburon Tavern

Tiburon Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lodgeattiburon.com/amenities/tiburon-tavern/
  • Phone: 4154355996x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily 7:00am to 10:00am

    All Day Menu Monday Through Saturday 11:00 to 10:00pm

    Happy Hour Every Day 4:00pm to 6:30pm

    Sunday Brunch 11:00am to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Jamie Prouten
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Banquet and catering rooms and patio dining availability for up to 125 guests for formal or casual events, and up to 200 guests for reception-style gatherings.
    Email Rachael at: Rachael.Daniel@metwestterra.com
  • Private Party Contact: Rachael Daniel 415 435 6646x
  • Entertainment: We feature live music on various nights throughout the week.
  • Special Events: Wednesday - Brainstormer Trivia Night 7pm

    Thursday - Ladies Night - All Night Happy Hour and Specials 4pm - Close

    Friday and Saturdays - Live Music 6-9pm

    Saturday and Sunday - Brunch 10am

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are just a block away from the Tiburon Ferry entrance.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large lot located on side of adjacent hotel with free parking for diners.
A word from Tiburon Tavern
Tiburon Tavern is on a mission to support our community located in the beautiful seaside town of Tiburon. Our menu showcases simple, delicious cuisine; using the finest, fresh, seasonal ingredients many of which are grown by local farmers. We are also featuring Marin County's first Napa Technology Wine station in which we serve exclusive local vintages. From our outstanding patio seating, fireside dining and lively bar atmosphere Tiburon Tavern is the place to be for comfortable surroundings, exceptional value and genuine hospitality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Tiburon Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (41)neighborhood gem (24)great for lunch (19)good for groups (18)fit for foodies (18)kid-friendly (17)great for brunch (16)vibrant bar scene (14)romantic (12)special occasion (10)hot spot (6)notable wine list (6)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good Food, Nice Spot
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It's hard to find a sidewalk cafe that's not too close to a busy roadway... this one is set back, from a modestly busy roadway. Very nice. Great Happy Hour environment!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bow wow
    grampscVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Why do pretentious Americans think it is so frenchy to take their dog with them to dinner?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    cherryalmond
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nice large patio on the street. Very helpful staff - happy to move umbrellas around and the host was expecting us and welcomed us at the door. Good cocktails. Great burgers. Moderately priced. Went for lunch. Easy walk from the Pier 41 Ferry from SF.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no meat loaf!
    bucfan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    they posted a friday special, meat loaf, thats why we went, 5 bucks to park. NO MEAT LOAF today sir, sorry, the staff was very nice so we made the best of it
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • din2ette
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Nice atmosphere, but sloppy service. The waiter did not return for a long period of time after we ordered beverages before ordering lunch. The food was good, and the décor charming
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff appropriately
    SirDinesalot
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Arrived 15 minutes early for a 7:30 reservation and was told to return at 7:30. No problem for us so we sat in the outdoor lounge. Returned at 7:30 and we were told that there would still be a 10 minute wait due to staffing. The wait lasted 30 minutes. To their credit we were given a complimentary glass of champaign during the wait. While being seated in the outdoor dining area ( our request ) we asked for a propane heater to be moved closer to our table since a nearby table had two. The gentlemen seating us declined to act on our request and suggested we could move inside. Other than that the evening was good, the food was fine and our waiter was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    kbeltz
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Came here for our fifth wedding anniversary. I'm learning that excellence is standard here. Excellent customer service, excellent atmosphere, and excellent food. My husband kept saying, "This is the best Caesar I've ever had, these are the best prawns I've ever had," throughout the night. I order the vegetable bucatini every time. The vegetables change with the seasons. So good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tiburon Tavern
    Francis
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had the prix fixe dinner for two which was excellent value with start, entree, shared dessert and a bottle of wine. The Caesar salad was exceptional with generous chunks of smoked trout in place of bacon bits. Main course mussels were very tasty but meat was skinny, probably because not in full season. Service was good and attentive. For a small fee, we could upgrade to entree on regular menu - mainly question of choice as the regular menu was limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was nice
    VMV94941VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The staff was inattentive. But brunch service are usually slow so understandable. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale food in moderate setting
    RegularPlaceVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had the groupon menu and were really impressed with the food. Caesar with trout was really good with a blend of fresh and interesting flavors. My mussels in wine were delicious and wonderfully flavored. Pork chop had a blend of great flavors. As you can see, flavorful and fresh with great ideas from the new chef. The setting was actually a little too casual for us inside. It felt like part of a hotel. But the food will have us returning there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour with the BFFs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had an amazing experience at the Tavern this Saturday. Kenny, our waiter gave us excellent service. The food was great with the exception of the drumsticks and the smoked salmon. The toast on the smoked salmon was pretty burnt. The drumsticks was pink. Otherwise the rest of what Kenny recommended were all good. Came back after the sunset cruise for some coffee and desserts. The dulce de leche was so yummy. The rest of had the oatmeal cookie. This was my second visit but first to my friends. They will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the sliders
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our waiter was fantastic. I wish I remembered his name. He was serving the back indoor area. He was great with the reccommendations and very attentive not overly so. I'd give it a 5 in service, but twice now there was a bartender who ignored us and had attitude when it wasn't even busy. The sliders are delicious. The outdoor front patio scene is really nice and lots of times there is music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slipping so soon?
    WhycookVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were delighted that the restaurant had a new chef, the menu would have some vitality; delighted that the service had stepped up. This visit we re-tried new dishes; the tartare is still excellent.The smoked salmon toasts bland-not sure what changed.(Everything used to be over-salted BEFORE but now?) The CLT is a great idea; the crab mixture while not over-mayoed lacked taste. Companions tried the mahi-mahi and steak - not exceptional from such a great chef. Our server forgot to pour the wine once he poured a taste; he forgot to fire our apps, when we got them our entrees came. Stephanie and Chris are very conscientious. Please ask Chef to put some pizazz in the food and give their servers a refresher course. We want to keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Mooshi
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I had a voucher and so there is a separate menu list to choose from. The pixe faire selection was very limited . For extra $5 you can choose from the regular menu list ,however there are not much food to choose. The entree I had was the pork chop,I would say it's just OK. The only good thing with the dinner is the bottle of wine. I was not aware the bottled water they served was extra charge. On the positive note, I like the ambience
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  • Love the brunch!
    Tiff
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    They never fail at the Tavern. Always great food and service that is very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over sold
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    While the interior is nicely designed and the service was very friendly there were too many other issues. First the nickel and diming. $3 to make any modification to a dish. It says it on the menu so not a surprise but still very lame. The food took a very long time to come out. They brought us three rolls to hold us over until the food was ready. Not a fan. Lastly the dish I had was luke warm and relatively flavorless. On a positive note my wife's food was pretty good. Overall the feeling put forth is the customer is lucky to be there instead of the restaurant being appreciative of the business. I don't need flowers sprinkled at my feet but I do want to feel the business to willing to make your experience good if not memorable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tiburon tavern is fantastic
    blissVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    everything about the new and improved tiburon tavern is fantastic. the new chef has improved the food, the waitstaff could not be better and the surrounding are lovely. dave is my go to person is you need anything special, he just helped me plan a birthday party, and myra is excellent. also, go just for the drinks and music. outside dogs are welcome and that is a great treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New chef equals new restaurant
    WhycookVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The changes in menu have made this a much better option than before. Service has picked up enormously and the fact that the outdoor dining makes it a dog friendly restaurant has made it our go to spot. Staff, Chris and Stephanie are very conscientious. Try the steak tartar!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average--Could Be So Much Better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    One senses that the chef could do much more and better, but the tavern format is limiting. Excellent selection of wines by the glass but the menu is too limited and the selections are geared to keep the price down. I think they could easily command 20%-40% higher prices if they let the chef do his thing and offer higher-value items.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely way to end the day!
    leflerpetVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a Groupon for the Prix Fixe dinner which has a limited menu, but we had no problem finding things to order. The corn bisque was delicious!! I had the pork chop for my main course, which I was not crazy about, but my husband thought that it was fabulous. The chocolate chip cookies and milk were very good. There was a duo playing and the volume was good as often when there is music at a restaurant, it takes over and you can no longer have a conversation with the rest of your party.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Make a reservation... Because they are part of the Lodge there always seems be a wait list even though tables open up as you stand and wait.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Music was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The music was great. Lovely place to have a beer and enjoy the weather. After waiting almost an hour for the first course shrimp, it tased like bleach. Need I say more?
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  • Great place to eat
    veggielurver
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We stayed in Tiburon for a few days and the Tavern was my favorite place to eat breakfast. We also had dinner here, and the waiter suggested a great wine. I would recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • The Tavern rocks
    WorldDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great all the way around- food, ambiance, acoustic guitar in the outdoor lounge. Try the grilled cheese (the tomato bisque for dipping is superb), mussels (in a word, WOW), and churros (I've had the best Mexico City and Madrid can offer, but the Tavern has them beat). Other items deliver as well. Kenny, our server was a gracious host and truly knew his craft - attentive, fun, savvy w/ the grape and a real pleasure. Southern Sonoma county is a stone's throw away if hunger strikes after wine tasting, so pick up a bottle and hit the Tavern, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor patio
    LDSPVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We enjoyed the sliders, cocktails, and appetizers. Service was fast and efficient. Outdoor heaters available overhead for chilly days. Will return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Disappointed
    JunebugzgirlVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    It's beautiful, but that's about it. The food is mediocre. The service is as well. We went for brunch, and it was our second time there and the menu had changed - fewer choices and really boring. I ordered the Cobb salad which came with 4 huge iceberg wedges and not much else. It was hard to eat, and it just felt like the restaurant was trying to cheap out. 4 paper thin slices of avocado and a tablespoon (maybe!) of bacon bits. It was so unsatisfying. The coffee was tepid, even after the waiter said it just been brewed. The bar drinks - bellinis and champagne were room temperature. The wait staff never checked in once the food was served, and it was difficult to get their attention. Pretty place, but maybe for a beer. Only.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fridaynitefun
    AgoodcatchVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Went this past Friday. The food was again excellent. There was also live music that we enjoyed. We are making the Tiburon Tavern one of our regular places.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It took up to 30 minutes just to get our drinks and even then they were wrong. The waiter brought out the wrong dishes as well. Once we received our food it was good but the service was overall terrible.
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  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Marco was a charming waitress. The food was great. We had a wonderful time👍👍👍
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Tiburon treat
    AgoodcatchVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went for the first time. Food and service were excellent. Menu was small but what was offered was great. Did not have a starter but the meatloaf was better than mom's. Had a delicious dessert too. Portion sizes were good. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to relax and have a bite
    DomsterVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    TT has really improved, we have been there twice in a couple of weeks, food is good,ambiance is also nice, service can be hit or miss, maybe not enough waiters, too many bus boys... The waiters are good, you just get the feeling that they're all over the place but not necessarily there when you need them... I would def recommend the restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Improvements made at Tiburon Tavern
    PinotNoirPleaseVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    With a new chef, creating more tasty menu items, and the wait staff being more attentive, I was happy to see the change and will go back again.
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  • Excellent food and service!!
    Stanbrah
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We used a groupon which had a pre-set menu for three courses. However, for $5/ person you could upgrade your entree to one off the regular menu. We both did that & got the NY steak which was phenomenal!!! I also upgraded my app to the lamb sliders which is a definate do-not-miss item!! Our Italian server was really nice, attentive & full of charm. I love the Tiburon Tavern & can't wait to go back!!! :-D
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was better before new chef
    Dedee
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My lemon drop cocktail took 15 mins to arrive and was not served in the traditional sugar rimmed glass nor was it chilled. The kale caesar salad used fried chickpeas in lieu of the traditional croutons, however, the chickpeas were soft and did not add the desired crunch intended. The potato soup was bland & served at room temperature. The pork chop was tough, over cooked and therefore dry. Service was poor and slow. Our waiter did not: bring customary bread/butter, offer additional cocktails, refill our wine glasses, offer ground pepper for salads, or offer coffee/tea after dinner. The lodge is a great Tiburon spot. It's too bad they are not paying more attention to the details of food preparation, presentation and service.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost there
    WhycookVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Happy that there's a new chef in town; can't wait for the new menu items. Service is 100% better with Chris at the helm.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great All Around Restaurant
    Stargazer668VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    1st time-very welcoming place - lucked out to sit outside & enjoy the live music. He was a soloist who did 70's oldies-fantastic. Service was on the spot; hosts spent the time. Food was good at Happy Hour and dinner. Outside could be for families or a date as it just worked. Nice to see well behaved dogs & they had water bowls for them. Inside was ambient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 335 reviews are from the Tiburon Tavern reviews archive.
  • Sunday brunch
    warmspringslocalVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great find - outdoor dining that is dog friendly in Tiburon. My hamburger was fabulous - juicy, flavorful on a tasty brioche bun. Although not on the water, it is very close allowing for a nice stroll after brunch. We also had the eggs benedict and the pork belly sandwhich - both were also really good. Friendly, attentive service. Seating available under umbrellas at a table or on large, comfy couches.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Solid Bar-Restaurant
    SaundoVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had Mother's day dinner. The food was very tasty and everyone liked their meal. Friendly staff. Cool atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bummer on Mother's Day
    KinapelaVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I chose this restaurant because I thought (a) Tiburon would be a lovely setting for a Mother's Day brunch and (b) they had vegan items on the menu (for my father). There was some vague way that an outdoor table could be reserved and I had not complied with it by using Open Table. So we were sat between two tables with very young children indoors. The menu was special for the day, fine but they were completely unwilling to help us source something vegan. I told the server that I'd chosen the restaurant for the steel cut oatmeal (a staple for Dad) on the menu and asked if we could order that. No accommodation was offered. How hard is it to make some oatmeal? Not as hard as making a reservation. I won't make one there again.
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  • Loved the food!
    Fahlou
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Delicious food! The meat was cooked to perfection and the dishes were very flavorful. I really like the different sections in the restaurant too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate