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HopMonk Tavern - Novato

220 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

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If you’ve been to our first two Taverns you’ll expect another original interpretation, this time in Northern Marin County, of the things we love. That’s serving fresh, in-season craft beers alongside our Tavern classics, Kellerbier, Tavern Ale, IPA, and Dunkelweizen. Preparing in our new exhibition kitchen tasty Tavern fare, this time adding wood fired pizza. We bring the outdoors in by connecting the tavern to our beautiful beergarden under five California old growth oaks. Our Novato Tavern can comfortably entertain groups large and small in our music venue.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:00pm

Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner: Fr-Sa 4:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 892-6200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Billy Reid
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Cross street
Rowland Blvd.
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Free music from the beer garden stage (May 1st to Oktober 15th) Friday"s 5-8 pm, Saturday + Sunday 1-4pm and 5-8pm. Live music most nights from the "Session Room", our dedicated 200 capacity venue with full service bar. Please check our website or download our mobile app for shows and times.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDiane (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

We eat here often. We always get a friendly server, very attentive to us. Food is outstanding! Love the Tahini Kale salad!

Cassie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Music was great. Service and food was fabulous. Great outdoor area with live music and outdoor fire pit.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Good place. Food alway good and they have entertainment outside if you like that

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Just moved to Novato and trying many places. This one is casual, food is ok and a good spot to drop in. Not in the same category as Boca which is just up the street.

MarinNewbie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 7, 2017

We were looking for a place for lunch to take my 90+ mother and needed it to be easy access and not too fancy. HopMonk was all that. Service was very good (we got there on the early side) and the menu was great. However, unfortunately the food did not live up to expectations. I would definitely try it again, but probably would try other items. Their Pork Sliders were dry. The French Onion Soup was a strange version....not bad, but not really very good either. Their Cheese Sandwich so-so. Mom liked the Beef Sliders and they did look good. The Caesar Salad was fine.
All in all, I wish the food was better. It was a convenient location and the atmosphere nice. I will try it again.

vipJessicaS (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

Service is not improving. We arrived at the reserved time and the host told us we need to wait approx 15 min because there was a door line of 10 min. I questioned then, what is the difference to use this app and make a reservation if I need to wait the door line?
Service is slow and there is not enough employees to absorb and support the clients.
Place is awesome but service needs to improve.

ABCalifornia (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

Service seems to have dipped a bit and the decor is a bit tired... geeks mire like a family diner than fresh and hip

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

It took our waitress 45 minutes to serve our drinks, another 45 minutes to serve our food, and one guy in our group had to wait an additional 30 minutes (over an hour since the drinks arrived) to get his BURGER. The waitress claimed the delay was from another large group. However, we also had a reservation, the other larger groups sat down after us and they got served their drinks and food eons before us. We didn't stiff the waitress- actually, she still got a healthy 25% tip as the problems were clearly beyond her control- the bartenders, the cooks, etc. But I will tell you this- our company will not be back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 10, 2017

Great outdoor patio and Hoppy Hour menu! Would definitely go back again.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2017

Loved eating on the patio. Our waitress was excellent, helpful but not intrusive! I love the lunch specials and had the fish taco and cole slaw. I t was perfect for the hot afternoon.