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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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Sausalito, CA 94965
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
Sunday-Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday-Saturday 11am - 12pm
$31 to $50
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Join us in Farley Bar every Monday, 7pm - 9:30pm for an evening of vibrant live music. Complimentary – all are welcome.
We offer Complimentary Valet Parking
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
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
The highlight of Murray Circle is absolutely hands down the views, privacy, and exceptional service. As for the food, despite it's high prices and smaller proportions - it really lacked in vegetarian options, was very rich/heavily flavored -the quinoa Mac & cheese was intense as you progress, and not very memorable otherwise. So as a first time visit, it will also be our last - it's hard to justify beautiful views (when we live in Sausalito) for over priced, not so memorable food. It was a fun experience, but not to repeat for us.
This was such a relaxing experience, first taking a walk in the area and along the water, and then enjoying a leisurely meal. Service started out great and server so good, but then clearly he had too many tables to cover and it was a huge wait for our main dishes. Dessert was so delayed that our ice cream (very small side scoop) accompanying a very small fruit tart, was half melted.
All the other dishes were very good - mac and cheese delicious; gem salad nicely composed and tasty; hamburgers large and good; mussels excellent; fries very ordinary and dull - not crispy and not very flavorful.
Overall, we had a great time; the dining room is beautiful and elegant and reminds one of bygone times.
Restaurant was closed for renovation. Supposedly the bar menu was fortified with restaurant selections but the menu was VERY limited. Quinoa mac and cheese was okay but the 'cheeseburger' (again these were selected from a VERY thin menu) was sent back the first time because there was NO cheese. The menu specified the aged cheddar and we ordered a "cheeseburger." Upon the return of the cheeseburger, this time with cheese, the burger was overcooked as compared to the medium ordered and received the first go round. The bun was overpowering and honestly it was one of the worst, blandest burgers we ever experienced.
We went for my Birthday dinner....they were about 25 minutes late seating us....However they staff compensated us very well...not only did they give us complementary snacks as we waited but they had a second compelmentery appetizer waiting when we sat down....very attentive and informative staff...they can't help how long guests overstay....i will be back there for my next special event.
Great food. Steaks, mussels, salads, fries. All excellently prepared. Nice wine list with knowledgable staff. Fantastic views of the GGB and fog rolling in and out, ships passing by. Service is friendly, enthusiastic, informed, sincere and observant. Have always had a great time here with friends and family and great food.
Murray Circ. was said to be one of the best restaurants in the bay area. The view was great, service excellent, staff friendly, ambiance good, the food however was good, just not great, I had the lunch tasting menu; salad was bright fresh greens with a cheese that had no taste, house made chips were good, dip a little bland, main was a grilled halibut in chorizo sauce. The sauce was bland and the bits of chorizo in the sauce had little distinctive flavor and could hae been a piece of hot dog. The chilled corn soup on the other hand was outstanding, bursting with sweet corn flavor, garnished with tasty greens (watercress?). One out of four is not a great average. Our guest had a sandwich and declared it to be great, maybe I'll try again but not the tasting menu.
The experience was disappointing. Atmosphere is great, location is great, but that's where it ended for us. The service was very poor. Very utilitarian, just order food, drink, bring food, drink. No personality. Had to flag the waiter down anytime we needed something. Had to send back my dish and then couldn't eat it when they returned it. Waiter never asked how it was, sorry it wasn't done right the first time etc. We are locals and have been to the hotel a few times to eat on the veranda, which was fine, but the Restaurant Murray Circle was a huge disappointment for us, mainly for the complete lack of service which to me goes up the management ladder for how these people are trained to treat customers. I won't go back.
I go to Murray Circle at least a half dozen times a year, it's one of my favorite spots in the Bay Area. The food and location make it the perfect place to bring out-of-town guests. We all loved our meals, our waiter was friendly without being obsequious, and we were able to spend a couple of hours without feeling rushed. Now, if I could only spend the night.....
I have dined at Murray Circle many times and it has always been a favorite. But my request of " a birthday celebration " was forgotten. No special seating and when the desert came , nothing! I said to the waiter this was to be a birthday celebration . He was embarrassed. No one told him. He belatedly came back with birthday treats. I had constant emails reminding me of the date, and the special requests, but on the day all was forgotten. Katherine Franco
Omelette had nice subtle flavor but the contents of the omelette (mushrooms) were slightly undercooked and not incorporated into the slightly overcooked egg so unfortunately fell out and cooled off quickly leaving two separate somewhat rubbery ingredients. The potato cakes were a delicious indulgence, but really just large tater tots served with ketchup; a nice rosemary roasted potato would be an improvement. Given the location, ambiance and view, I would hope for a higher level dining experience. I would still come back because of the location and view, and it's a nice beautiful setting to meet friends with perfectly adequate (mostly traditional Western meat-based) food and friendly service; it's quiet and a good place to have nice conversation - just do not be disappointed if you do not get a sophisticated culinary experience.
Their menu is limited (4 entrees) and expensive for what's there. The only special was a Tasting Menu that we were told couldn't be substituted and had to be ordered for 2 people. We ended up ordering several appetizers instead.
The wine list was long, quite broad in geography and varietal, and contained some really interesting older wines from around the world. Next time, we'll eat at the bar and order wine from the wine list.
We made a last minute decision to dine at Murray Circle on a Saturday night and were surprised to get a table easily and to find quite a few families with young children dining there. Having said that the service was excellent, the food delicious and the ambiance very relaxing. We will definitely go back.
The food was barely warm and the service was terrible. The restaurant was nearly empty, but we were barely checked in on and the server had to be reminded to bring items. Also, the kitchen "ran" out of french toast and an omelette. Its not clear how a practically empty restaurant runs out of items. No explanation was given and no apology was offered.
Thought this place was good, not great. We were staying at the hotel so decided to give the restaurant a shot. Was fine, no major complaints, and i would eat there again. Would i drive here from San Francisco? Probably not. But the hotel is great, beautiful property, and if you are the restaurant is just fine.
I love this place, This occasion was taking my daughters to breakfast. They really liked their dishes but I was a little disappointed. The pancakes(4 small) looked so promising but were heavy and the bacon was the type that has been cooked hours before then made crispy. Ugh!
Still, we will go back. I will order something else. Murray Circle has such a fantastic setting. It's absolutely world class.
Had visited this Ft. Baker when it was still nominally under army control mainly for the views. This was my first time at what is now the lux hotel Cavallo Point and although I didn't see Beyoncé or any of the other celebs who stay here the meal was great. We shared a plate of delicious mussels along with a tasty salad and a grilled halibut done perfectly. The desert, something devilishly chocolate, was a delight. Nice wine list, good service - great place to drop $150 for lunch for 3.
Murray Circle gave my wife and I a great dinner for our wife's birthday.
All the employees were very nice, from the hostess to the server to the sommelier to the bussers (even another server, who let us flag him down when we needed replacement silverware, was very kind).
We started with a half-dozen oysters, Kumamotos from Marin County and Kushis (sp?) from British Columbia. Both kinds were fantastic (my wife found the Kushis the best), and the dressings they gave us for them were amazing. I had a ginger-corn chilled soup, and that was spot-on. I also had something called "Chicha Morada" (sp?), which was this dish with sauce, corn and grains. My wife and I found it to be the star of the show. We aren't vegetarians, but if you wanted to be vegan or vegetarian, but thought "it would be too boring though," then you could come to Murray Circle and have dishes like that soup and chicha morada every day.
We both had the steak bavette with broccolini and tomato/onion stew. We were SO full in the end, but we finished every bit of that. There was an interesting smoky flavor to the steak that I really loved, either from smoke or from braise.
The kir royale, which I asked them to make with the LaSalle French champagne, was one of the best I've ever had.
Some of the desserts were great, and some weren't; the chocolate pavlova had an absolutely delicious crust, but a very weird taste to some of the other bits of it, and we think the chia seed wasn't something we'd choose again. The Black Forest entremet was okay, not bad, but not exceptional. But the coconut profiteroles were just incredible, even as full as I was by then.
There was one misunderstanding about the wine; we realized that the miscommunication was as much my fault as theirs. Nevertheless, though we said "why don't we just pay for it, it's as much our fault" the sommelier was still kind enough to comp our desserts. Great people and great food!
We have had nice meals there before, overpriced always, but nice waiters and in a beautiful area even though the restaurant itself does not have the view. The service has always been slow, this time there was a problem and it took 45 minutes to even get a cocktail, but they nicely comped us on those. Wait staff and manager are nice. Not sure where the problem is, maybe the kitchen. Food quite salty and choices are limited. Fish is the way to go there. Wine selection is good but higher priced than other better restaurants.
Drinks on the patio or in the bar may be a better idea, as we have done before.
I love this spot out at Cavallo Point. It feels so special being here even if an everyday event. We came for my father-in-laws 90th birthday and he devoured the NY steak special and absolutely loved the Ocean Stew. My sister-in-law is vegetarian and she couldn't stop ranting about the roasted cauliflower and the chilled corn and ginger soup. A great wine selection topped it all off with of course yummy peach tart for dessert and chocolate cake for Mr. C. Service was impeccable and made dad feel pretty special.
I LOVED the food and the way the chef combined flavors creatively. It was one of the best meals I have had in several years. My date was not as impressed, although he enjoyed the food and the evening. The view is lovely. The service was good. Highly recommend.
I arrived at Murray Circle with my cousin for a holiday lunch. We were met by Youssef a server we have had before and he made sure we got a great seat outside. It was a beautiful day and there were blankets to make it cozy. We ordered some bubbly and the olives and pistachio's. A great way to start. We then ordered two of the burgers which were perfectly cooked. Youssef was attentive and engaging. We are going to start eating here more often!
Inconsistent. Ate here four times over a three day stay at the hotel. Sometimes a junior person and sometimes an experienced server. Sometimes the food poorly prepared. We got partially cooked buttermilk pancakes with gummy raw batter at the center and syrup that was not authentic maple syrup. We got hot milk to add to regular coffee. We got"well done" that was red in the center.
The menu is too limited. After 24 hours at the hotel we ordered room service just to get access to a few different items to eat. Also the descriptions are not complete enough. There is a risotto on the menu that does not include the word risotto in its description so there is not way to understand what the dish will be. Same problem with the meringue dessert. Conversely the peach tart turned out to be so far fetched it was not within the definition.
An incredible location and nearly every seat in the restaurant has a view of the golden gate bridge. The food is pricey and leaves something to be desired. I got the halibut which was ok, nothing special. wait service was a train-wreck. Waiter asked my order then a few minutes later came back to ask about order details again. did the same with dessert. I would point to the menu item and waiter would read the wrong one off the menu. I finally got a pen and put a check mark next to the items i ordered. And the worst aspect of the service was as the waiter walked across the room and got eye contact, as I was putting food in my mouth, asked me when my mouth was full "how's the meal". breakfast was very overpriced and the eggs benedict was bland and the bacon overcooked.
The ambiance, outdoor seating is great. The entrees are innovative, delicious and priced well for such exceptional quality. My disappointment was the value/ amount of food presented in the small plates; i.e., the rice (risotto-like) was almost a joke! It was no more than 2 tablespoons of the 'risotto' carefully plated like a snake on the dish. The buratta appetizer amount was also very small.
We met friends for lunch who were on a road trp from Canada to Mexico and wanted to dine near Kirby Cove which they were going to in the morning. This was the perfect spot and, because it was a typical San Francisco summer day (foggy and cold) the dining room was perfect. The food was good to very good, the service was excellent and being with firends we hadn't seen fo a long time, the peace and quiet was welcome.
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