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About Murray Circle

Cavallo Point's acclaimed restaurant, Murray Circle, under the direction of Executive Chef Justin Everett is one of the Bay Area's top culinary destinations. Murray Circle features a locally sourced, down to earth menu served alongside a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list in an elegant and historic dining room with casual and attentive service. Whether escaping your home kitchen mid-week or celebrating a special occasion, Murray Circle and Farley Bar offer a personable retreat. Located above Farley Bar, The Cooking School at Cavallo Point offers hands-on, demonstration and celebrity guest chef classes for cooks of all levels.

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601 Murray Circle
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, French American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 7am – 11am
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am – 2pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 7am – 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm – 9pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm – 10pm

Farley Bar
Sunday-Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday-Saturday 11am - 12pm

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 339-4750

Website:
http://www.cavallopoint.com/dine.html

Entertainment:
Join us in Farley Bar every Monday, 7pm - 9:30pm for an evening of vibrant live music. Complimentary – all are welcome.

Parking Details:
We offer Complimentary Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Justin Everett

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Cavallo Point Lodge and Murray Circle restaurant offer private dining services and venues for groups of 20-250. The Murray Circle executive chef will design a customized menu for your private party. A special events coordinator will be available to assist you with special arrangements.

Murray Circle Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (39)
Good for a Date (37)
Romantic (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Special Occasion (33)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Local Ingredients (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Cozy (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Seasonal (16)
Waterfront (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Casual (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Business Meals (12)
Healthy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Organic (9)
Fun (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

I had been to the restaurant before and was excited to do a special event party here. Unfortunately, it was not how I remembered it. The menu was not terribly inspired and the service was very slow. They forgot to bring the cocktail for the birthday person, too, though nice enough to comp it when I brought it to their attention. The food was fine but not spectacular. The setting was very beautiful and the service not up to par.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 2 days ago

Good time
Not quite on par with some other restaurants, but overall very good

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·Dined 4 days ago

Had a fabulous meal, great food, great service. High prices and small portions, but to be expected for that quality and location, etc. The only thing that I was missing was a bit more options on the menu, for example the only chicken dish was a mandatory dish for two. Still an over all very positive experience, we went there for my husband's birthday and had a very special dinner and evening there!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Our evening at Murray Circle was perfect.
The service was fast and we never lacked anything. Our server was great, warm and friendly.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Being a vegan it is hard to find a fine dining experience that can accommodate me and non-vegans. They do a great job that always leaves me being thankful-way to go!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Vegan
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I thought the menu lacked appetizers and the Sea food dish was lacking quantity . The staff was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great value

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I love meeting friends for a cozy lunch or dinner at Murray Circle because it is actually possible to have a conversation since the tables are spaced far enough apart. The setting in the middle of Fort Baker right by the parade grounds with easy parking, surrounded by eucalyptus trees and a view of the bridge can't be beat. The staff is very attentive and my recent lunch of seared ahi salad was delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wonderful ambience for lunch on a sunny weekday. Conversation is easy and the food better than average; the pre fix lunch is a very good value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food and service truly outstanding. Everyone loved their soup and main courses. The pork tenderloin was mouth watering! Loved it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very nice brunch for our anniversary. Wanted to come back with our dog and eat outside. Would have been better if the weather cooperated.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was perfect in every way. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was delicious. Balanced, beautiful, creative tastes and presentation but not bizarre as some restaurants are prone to do these days. Every taste was complementary to every other bite on the plate and with the wine. What a fabulous evening! Can’t wait to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been going to Murray Circle since it opened but sadly it is not as great as it use to be. Service was slow and the wait staff was inattentive. Had to ask for water refills twice. Food was ok although a bit salty. Views are great and setting is lovely.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were celebrating my granddaughter’s first Birthday by going to the Discovery Museum then to lunch. The wait staff were so kind and accommodating throughout our meal. It meant so much as I know little children can be a challenge in a restaurant setting. Thank you for being so gracious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The overall experience was wonderful. Beginning with a great seat on the corner next to the fireplace. It was my best friend's birthday and the setting was perfect. Our server Mateo was great. He had wonderful drink suggestions and as well as food suggestions. The service was excellent! we never felt rushed and truly enjoyed every minute spent at the restaurant and the premises. Thank you to your staff. Everyone is so accommodating and helpful. We will definitely be back and hope to sit at the same table. Is there a way to know what this seat number is? can it be requested at time of reservation?

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

My husband and I dined early so the table we were seated at was quiet and romantic with a prime view of the San Francisco Bay and city lights. Not sure what the noise level is when the restaurant is busier; we were there very early; 5:30 PM when the dining room had just opened. We loved the food, wine, service, and venue and we want to definitely return soon and bring friends for our next special occasion. Elegant and casual at the same time; typical Marin County wonderful vibe. We are locals and this restaurant is an example of why we love the area. Paradise.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our brunch on a sunny Sausolito Sunday was like a mini vacation. The food was excellent so was the service. The poached eggs were out of this world.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had not been to Murray Circle for a few years...the day was absolutely beautiful...the setting perfect and most of all...the food was delicious and perfectly prepared...can’t wait to return!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Visited from Hawaii. Always tell friends it is so delicious.
They changed the menu and the brunch wasn't so good.
We requested the veranda. They said the reservations are only for the inside of the restaurant. They said we could be on the wait list, but they weren't very nice about it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

What made our dinner stand out for us was the attentive and responsive treatment we received from Stefan, the General Manager. It was our first dinner at Murray Circle (even though we are locals). All dishes had exceptional presentation and well balanced flavors and condiments. Try the bread pudding, recommended by Stefan — it was a nice surprise on an otherwise traditional dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Did the tasting menu and it was great! Server Yousef made the experience so much more amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

If you are looking for a unique location off the beaten path- this is the place! Great views from the porch and comfortable seating inside.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Delicious food. Good tequila. Great service. Two fireplace view. Cozy corner. Not too loud even though a fairly large party was behind our wall which was a drape. Will definitely come back soon!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The menu was strangely confusing. It wasn’t a breakfast menu or a brunch menu or a lunch menu. Very few choices and very incongruent. I eat out a lot and it was the shortest, most uninteresting menu i have observed. 2 of us chose the hamburger which was so dry as to be nearly inedible. I separated it from the red cabbage (which was a curious accompaniment to a hamburger), and tried to cut through it with my fork—not a drop of juice came out and i ordered it rare! Awful! My daughter who usually ests everything walked away from hers. Waiter was fine and I didn’t want to complain to him. This is fourth time to eat there and dinners are always good. Ill never go back during the day.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Rude front staff who refused to sit us at an outside table even though there were 4 empty ones. Stated there was an hour wait and asked if we wanted to be put on the list. After being seated inside, we were told once an outside table became available (presumably a 5th one) they would move us. We sat instead for 2 hours and never once did they offer a table outside, even though empty ones were visible for nearly the entire time we ate.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food not as good as previous visits. Same chef. So, what happened? Soup not hot. Small servings. Beet salad weird, very few beets. Dessert tiny for the price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife's birthday, very nice place to visit and good views of the city. bartender manager was very attentive and they were prompt and Courteous. Will go again. Not too casual, a little more pricey and so more of a special dinner place, but probably very good for afternoon drinks and snack.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

If you live in the Bay Area or coming in from out of town, you must come here. This is located in a former enlisted quarters for a fort that was built during WWI. Food is very good albeit a little on the rich side. Was super quiet when we were there which leads to an intimate meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Quiet week night dining on vacation. Great views of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge. Gracious service, well prepared drinks and a fine meal .

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have been to Murray Circle several times and enjoyed it. The food is decent and the location and views are great. Unfortunately my friends and I had a bad experience this time. I arrived first, gave the hostess my name (the one on the reservation) and reminded her I was expecting two more people. Long story short, I waited for 25 minutes, thinking my friends had gotten stuck in traffic. I finally went back towards the checkstand and on my way, in a separate area from where I had been seated, saw my friends seated (by a hostess); they had been waiting for me for the same 25 minutes! When I reported the problem to the hostess, she acted as if it were no big deal, and barely apologized, acting as if it were no big deal. Then when we ordered, the main courses for two of us arrived quickly, but there was a 25 minute wait for the main course of the third person! The waiter said he checked with the kitchen and they had "dropped the ticket." He was also only mildly apologetic. These TWO incidents at one meal left a sour taste, and I doubt I or my friends will go back to Murray Circle any time soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food good, but surprised that weekend lunches are now only "brunch" menus. Would have preferred the option of a regular lunch menu, even though I'm dining on a Saturday/Sunday.
I ordered the ahi which came with a frisée salad. Ahi nicely seared, nicely plated, but not a lot of food for the price. (Our guests liked their turkey sandwiches.)
All in all, a "special events" dining experience... but, as a local, sure wish there were a bit more value involved.
That said, still love Cavallo Pt and Murray Circle... iconic place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We ordered the chicken for 2, a salad and carpaccio. The waiter told us it would take 30 minutes for the chicken which was fine with us. No sooner did we order than the salad and carpaccio come. We didn't even have time to sip our wine. Then the chicken arrived right after that which was considerable less than 30 minutes. I was still eating my salad. The chicken was not really even hot and it was a boned chicken. That was not indicated on the menu. It was average at best. I think that you can do much better for the price of the food. For a fine dining restaurant, it was Denny's style rush!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is the third time I’ve been to the restaurant. The meal was unfortunately very average. Waiter wasn’t very flexible about much. Ask for something that was in the bar and they made such a big deal then brought me a tiny bowl to share with 8 people. Wow really? It was popcorm. Not going anytime soon. And it was for my birthday too

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We couldn't have had a more perfect anniversary celebration as we had at Murray Circle. From the beautiful location near the Golden Gate Bridge to the beautiful room to the friendly staff to food and drink that had me saying OMG throughout. We ordered the tasting menu as well as the additional wine pairing. Each bite and drink sent us over the moon and back. This dinner has to be one of the best, if not, The best ever. We definitely will return. Thank you everyone at Murray Circle!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Fairly expensive for just a bit above average fine dining.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Charming historic setting with excellent view of the bay and the San Francisco skyline. Outside porch charming but can get a bit cold (they do provide blankets), inside comfortable with a long bar and additional bar seating for those who wish to be more casual.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It may have just been the day but nothing looked good on the menu. It felt a little bit like they made stuff because the could, not because anyone would love it. We actually changed our minds and had dessert then went back to our room, ordered room service and had a delicious meal (likely from the same kitchen).

The service was excellent and very gracious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The testing menu with wine pairing is outstanding. Service is first class. Ambience is as nice as it gets, classy and comfortable. Highly recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Third time coming here for a romantic date (over a 3 year span). Been impressed each time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service wonderful staff food was very good especially if you know what to order.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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