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Party Size
For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
9:00 PM
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Balboa Cafe - Mill Valley

4.4
939 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Business Meals
Located in the heart of Mill Valley, Balboa Cafe serves classic American bistro fare that is featured on our casual lunch, brunch and dinner menus. Diners can also choose from an extensive wine list and a terrific cocktail menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 381-7321
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for more information.
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Private party contact
Kara Mibach: (415) 381-7321
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Catering
We offer catering services for off-site events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Our experienced catering staff will work closely with you to create a memorable event for you and your guests whether in the comfort of your own home, the convenience of your office or staged in a specific venue. Services include: full service off-site catering, experienced catering staff, full service bar, event planning, rental coordination.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sunnyside
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Parking details
Street parking available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 939 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJolieW (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Awesome lunch, private table for 2, we stayed over 90 minutes, great service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wait person did not give his full attention to us until we asked for it. He seemed to want to help everyone at other tables and not us.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I love the Balboa. It has a wonderful atmosphere, great service and delicious, fresh food.
It is a restaurant that is consistent and professional in every way. I have taken many clients here for lunch and they always want to come back. We come for special occasions and dinner with friends. It is peerless and when in Mill Valley, look no further.
Sincerely,
Arden Hawley

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ACMV (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent service and comfortable atmosphere.

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vipzorro (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

service was a trainwreck. Server see's waits till I have food in my mouth then asks how I like the food. Then server disappears after entre is served. I tracked server down while i was about to ask another wait-person for my bill for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was good not great at brunch. Huevos Rancheros heavy on black beans, bland. Egg was cooked right on beans , just right and avocado portion was generous. Omelet of the day not very creative, ham and cheese, but the cheese was cheddar. Toast was overdone sourdough chunk. Smashed spuds were flavorful and an interesting concept. Bar service slow and portions in drink when it did arrive were wrong. Waiter not attentive and we had to flag down the hostess to get our check.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Balboa cafe is extremely noisy in the dining area. There are no vegetarian options and I left with an upset stomach that lasted for 24 hours. It is not a place that I would return to.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a great date night. This was our first time to Balboa and we will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Always the best.

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Scott (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Our stakes were undercooked and we were comped a bottle of wine. Oh well.

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