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Barrel House

351 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Barrel House offers a unique farm to table experience in downtown Sausalito which celebrates local seasonal ingredients and sustainability in a beautiful setting.

Barrel House focuses on letting the ingredients shine. To this end, Barrel House supports local farmers and organic practices due to their amazing quality as well as being harvested at their peak of ripeness.

Barrel House will feature barrel aged and classic cocktails. Its wine menu highlights west coast winemakers. Barrel House will have rotating local micro brews on tap as well as wines on tap. Additionally, we will be hand crafting our own sodas with ingredients that we source at the local farmers markets.

Barrel House features furniture and woodwork that was handcrafted using reclaimed black walnut and curly maple trees. Every seat in the Barrel House has sweeping views of the Bay and an outdoor deck that sits right over the water.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Now Open Everyday
Monday-Friday 1130am–9pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am-9pm
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Phone number
(415) 729-9593
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Beardsley
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Cross street
Princess St
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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KareAnderson (San Francisco)
Dined on May 29, 2015

... and the wait staff clearly loves working there, in part because the chef and owner treat them well. The views are great from all the seats although we have favorites. High quality ingredients, imaginative menu -- and, as a Sausalitan author/speaker I often recommend to conference attendees in S.F. that they ferry or drive over to our love village and get a great view looking back at S.F. and over at Angel Island whilst dining

vipTXDogLover (Dallas)
Dined on May 29, 2015

This is a very cute restaurant with good views and a nice concept. The menu is fairly limited and the food was average in quality and taste. All three in our party had difficulty finding something that looked appealing and what we selected, we were not real pleased with. My husband said the clam chowder was the worst he had ever had, it was thin and had a lot of bacon and little clams. The vegetarian flat bread that I got was not good at all but was one of the only vegetarian friendly items on the menu. The waitress was less than average with an indifferent attitude. Needless to say, I would not recommend this restaurant other than maybe for a drink and a view

SausalitoNights (Birmingham)
Dined on May 27, 2015

The Barrel House: Finally, that spot has the best location in Sausalito, now there is finally a restaurant fitting of it! We had the oysters, so amazing. Everything was good from my modified cocktail to the service. We highly recommend this place, just save a spot for us again next time we are in town!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on May 25, 2015

The best restaurant I have been to so far!
What a food! Absolutely yummy
Service deserves full five starts
The best eating joint in Sausalito
Kudos to the team running the restaurant

Zeeba (San Francisco)
Dined on May 23, 2015

We tood the Ferry from San Francisco to Sausalito and enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Barrel House. The service was excellent. Everyone was quite friendly and helpful. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful in making our selections. We started off with a selection of fresh oysters and they were perfect. We shared a Charcuterie platter and cheese platter. This was a very good choice with a couple of unusual but delicious components. The water view is lovely. I would definitely recommend the Barrel House for great food and service.

sausalito (New Orleans)
Dined on May 23, 2015

Great view but food was average. Resotto a bit dry and burger a little greasy. Can forgive with incredible view!

vipMDEUK (London)
Dined on May 21, 2015

We went to Barrel House for a romantic meal and were not disappointed by either the food or the service.

The view on what was a clear night was spectacular, and the service was friendly and unhurried even though the restaurant was busy.

The menu was excellent, as was the quality of the food, and I will definitely go back to sample some of the other delights.

jm2059 (San Francisco)
Dined on May 16, 2015

Got the best table for two in the house to celebrate Monica's birthday!!
Genuine servers Gabriella and Robin were happy and energetic!!
Food was terrific.... Wine - perfect!!
Thank You, Barrel House, for a memorable evening!!

MartySmarty (Orlando)
Dined on May 16, 2015

As the title suggests, reay great view of San Francisco from this restaurant. Our waiter was very friendly and knew both the food and the wine list.
The food was very average, with little imagination in its presentation. Sauces were very heavy, just not up to the cost which was priced high.

vipsweetP (San Francisco)
Dined on May 16, 2015

As a local, I was skeptical after reading critical reviews, plus most restaurants with views located in locales such as Sausalito aren't going to try very hard to impress one-time tourist diners. But my husband likes a view, so we went for dinner on a Saturday evening. I was thoroughly impressed! Every table has a view, the service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. I was impressed with the creative menu, the generous portion size, and the personable, well-trained wait staff. It's an upscale scene, but well worth the additional cost. I will be recommending the Barrel House to both out of town guests and local friends.