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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Marin

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Marin? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.7
4.7 (2976)
$31 to $50
American
Corte Madera
About the restaurant
The RH Rooftop Restaurant resides on the third floor of RH Marin, a 60,000-square-foot design gallery that blurs the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, home and hospitality. We invite you to enjoy our menu of timeless classics for brunch and dinner, and a selection of wines from esteemed vintners in the United States and Europe. Guests dine in a year-round skylit garden escape amidst trickling fountains, heritage olive trees and glimmering chandeliers.

For group dining inquiries, please email: marinhospitality@rh.com
Top review
Matt
Dined 4 days ago
Tasty food and super friendly staff. Views of Marin are amazing!
A photo of Scoma's Sausalito restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2405)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Sausalito
About the restaurant
At Scoma’s Sausalito, Chef Escobar's menu is as lively and colorful as the daily catch . Proudly ranked TripAdvisor’s #1 seafood restaurant in Sausalito, Scoma’s delights with steaming whole crabs, rich hearty chowders, perfectly grilled seasonal fish and house specialties like the lobster risotto , cioppino and scallops parmigiano. Raw bar selections, steaks, and pasta, plus wine and cocktails round out their classic menu. Visit Scoma’s Sausalito family-owned waterfront restaurant for the ultimate in “pier to plate” dining. The warm, personal ambiance and incredible bay views will bring you back time and time again.

Top review
Luv2Eat
Dined 2 days ago
One of the best Bay Area restaurants we’ve ever been to.
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4.9
4.9 (1000)
$31 to $50
Italian
Sausalito
About the restaurant
We are open for indoor and outdoor seating and curbside pickup Tuesday - Sunday 5:00 - 9:00 pm. To view our full menu and daily specials, visit our website at www.angelinorestaurant.com. Please call us at (415) 331-5225 to place an order or order online for curbside pickup.

Angelino Restaurant strives to give each customer a peek into Italy's spirit: delicious food, world-class wine, and unforgettable memories with family and friends. Experience the rich culture of Italy through the superb cuisine, friendly atmosphere, and warm hospitality of the Ancona family and the staff of Angelino Restaurant.

Executive Chef Alfredo Ancona excels at blending traditional Italian flavors with high-quality local ingredients. Chef Alfredo crafts our menu to highlight the freshest ingredients each season has to offer. Freshly baked bread, house-made pasta, and locally caught seafood are among the highlights of what new and old customers love to enjoy with us.
Top review
Mindyvip
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing food and service! Window seats have lovely view of the ocean. Highly recommend this place if you visit Sausalito.
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4.6
4.6 (484)
$31 to $50
Californian
Sausalito
About the restaurant
Surrounded by the area’s serene pastoral landscape with the iconic skyline of San Francisco as its backdrop at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, Farley offers an artistic twist on farm to fork for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sip your way through our storied history with cocktails inspired by California botanicals, an array of local microbrews and regional wines paired with creative farm-to-fork cuisine.
Top review
Phyloravip
Dined on Mar 6, 2024
Lunch on the porch of Farley is the best! Great view, great food and wonderful service. I had the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich which was wonderful!
A photo of Valenti & Co. Ristorante restaurant
4.9
4.9 (805)
$31 to $50
Italian
San Anselmo
About the restaurant
Welcome to Valenti & Co, Northern Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in San Anselmo. Farm-fresh Italian Cuisine, thoughtfully sourced local ingredients and wines.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Went for a birthday dinner. It was a nice evening.
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4.6
4.6 (1173)
$31 to $50
Californian
Sausalito
About the restaurant
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 California 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 seasonal fruits.
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.

***Please note: Pets are not allowed in the dining room or patio.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful view, food was excellent and service outstanding
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4.6
4.6 (2484)
$31 to $50
Italian
Tiburon
About the restaurant
Renzo and Crystal would like to welcome you to Luna Blu.
The home of Sicilian seafood with an English accent!
Daily menu using seasonal, fresh & organic produce.
A true taste of our homelands exquisite cuisine in a comfortable intimate environment.
We are partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, which means all our seafood is sustainable. 2014 was a great year for us at Luna Blu as our diners voted us one of the Top 100 Neighborhood Gem restaurants in America. An honor our team were proud to receive.
Top review
JoeDinevip
Dined 7 days ago
After we were moved to a better outdoor table, our dinner experience was terrific. The food was excellent. Our server was great. And the view was wonderful.
A photo of The Spinnaker - Sausalito restaurant
4.5
4.5 (5231)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Sausalito
About the restaurant
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR DINING ( MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN REQUESTED) WITH WATER VIEWS


OPEN EVERYDAY FROM 11 AM

































































0 AM
Top review
Pleased
Dined 4 days ago
The salad was simply delicious, and the service and view were wonderful.
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4.7
4.7 (6019)
$31 to $50
Italian
Sausalito
About the restaurant
Poggio is a classic Italian trattoria with comfortable neighborhood charm and destination-caliber cuisine. Created by Larry Mindel, who also founded numerous other restaurants in the Bay Area and beyond, Poggio has been ranked among the very best Italian restaurants since it opened. Led by Executive Chef and Partner Ben Balesteri, Poggio’s daily changing menus use the best available local ingredients including dishes inspired by the seasonal bounty of our local farmers, ranchers and fishermen and the traditional methods of Italy, including wood-fired ovens, house made pastas from scratch and a wide variety of dishes serving guests breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We’re honored to have been awarded a Bib Gourmand distinction by the Michelin guide in 2017, 2018, and along with being named Best Italian restaurant in Marin County by Marin Magazine in 2021.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Always reliable fantastic food in an elegant space
A photo of Sula restaurant
4.6
4.6 (148)
$31 to $50
American
Sausalito
About the restaurant
Sula, Cavallo Point’s signature restaurant, offers exquisite dining in an elegant, yet stylish, setting, which melds the property’s heritage with an inspired, modern feel alongside an ingredient-driven menu featuring Asian cooking influences blended with the restaurant’s own Northern California flair. The dessert menu offers an array of sweet delights to conclude every meal. Beautifully complementing all culinary selections are carefully crafted cocktails that highlight small batch distillers along with classic wines from all regions of the world. Offering a thoughtful balance of regional flavors, enjoy a transportive culinary journey set amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay while dining at Sula.
Top review
deadbat52
Dined 4 days ago
Dining outdoors with an unbelievable view of the Golden Gate amidst Fort Baker.
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