Jewel on the water... Great views of Golden Gate and San Francisco across the Bay with ships and ferries making crossings, arriving and departing... But its about the food and ambiance - and A Caprice is top notch. While this was a special occasion (birthday), A Caprice is a charmer every visit. Staff are helpful, not obtrusive, and willing to make extra effort when asked.
Short walk along water from Main St. if you are staying in Tiburon. Nice view and family friendly or good for romantic evening for two. Would recommend.
The food and service was great. The hostess was cranky and threatened to move us from our window seat and also accused us of being late which we were not. I think she had us confused with another party. Not a good beginning to a special occasion.
Beautiful, great service and nice menu. We would return. Our table was in a cramped corner so we will ask for something else next time. Service was friendly and efficient. Our meals were delicious! Although the portion of salmon was tiny, maybe a skinny 3oz. So if you are hungry have a starter.
Kevin, our server was AMAZING!! Food was amazing.
We dined there with friends who had shared with us that the restaurant is for sale and may not be there much longer. We were somewhat disappointed. The restaurant was warm, the food was OK but nothing special and it was expensive for what we received.
A special view of Racoon straights but otherwise a disappointment.
Portions were tiny for the price. Food tasted fair. Waiters actually were too much in the way for our conversation. The 18% tip they added to the bill was insulting.
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with halibut which was delicious. I loved the quinoa as well, it was flavored very well. We also really enjoyed had the butterscotch crème Brule and the berry sorbet. The service was impeccable and the view was wonderful.
Great place for delicious food and intimate gatherings. Nice menu and good, reasonable wine list. Wonderful views of the harbor and GG Bridge.
Wonderful view, excellent service and scrumptious food! A must do!
The history and view/location are unique in the world and worth the less than perfect things in this review. Friendly valet service solves the parking space challenge. Inside, It is loud and hard for a table of four to talk comfortably by 7. The food is good and so are the wine choices without being over the top. The seafood is cooked perfectly. The vegetables on the dinner plates are skimpy at best. Get a first course or you will leave hungry unless you eat very lightly. The desserts are generous on comparison to the main course.
Plan on reminding your busy waiter about the birthday you noted in your reservation and when you arrived. Service varies by work load and you may go through your whole meal without extra water if the waiter is busy with other tables. Space is tight and the waiters put up with the crush and expect you to do so too.
Food is fine but we go for the view (can't be beat anywhere-SanFrancisco bay) and great, friendly service.
Caprice has been one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions since I moved here 42 years ago. I often requested to be treated to dinner at Caprice for my birthdays. This time, friends were visiting from Pasadena, and they wanted a nice view. We all just loved the experience, in all ways. We especially thought our waiter was about as perfect as they come; he was knowledgable, peaceful, pleasant, and attentive.
we noted in reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, and told our waiter as well. However, they did not even bring a birthday dessert. My "medium rare" , was a "medium to well", not rare at all. High end restaurants typically have a mouche bouche and/or small treat at the end, Caprice had nothing.
Beautiful restaurant, meal and view. Recommend the prime rib dinner
The food and the views were nice, however this place is very small inside. Unfortunately, they are attempting to cramp as many people into that space as possible. As a result, the noise level was extremely loud. I was not able to understand my wife, who was sitting across from me. In addition, the space felt super tight. I was very disappointed, given all the positive reviews I have read.
Wonderful place to eat..right on the water
We live in Las Vegas and this is our special restaurant when we are staying at the Cavallo Lodge in Sausalito. The food is fabulous and you can't beat the view. We love it.ivy
Our dinner on 8/17 at A Caprise made my birthday! It was my first time there & it was excellent, from the view to the menu selections to the food quality to the service. Our waiter was great at addressing our gluten-free requirements and providing top-notch service despite the many other tables he was serving. I cannot wait to return!
A Caprice is a quality establishment. Full of ambiance with fantastic views of San Francisco across the bay, part of Angel Island to the left, and the Tiburon waterfront on your right. We went because some friends mentioned it was a great find so we headed out from San Francisco to visit and taste Tiburon. After browsing at some interesting stores at the waterfront, we dropped off our car to the valet attendant. We found A Caprice cozy, with friendly and attentive staff. The menu was varied enough to cater to the most discriminating diner. Some of our group took advantage of their special 3 item price fixe choices, with others ordering the pappardelle entree, petrale sole, and the risotto entrees. Everyone was contented with their choice and with great satisfaction announced that their dish had sufficient flavor, and correct texture, freshness and cooked to their liking. Their desserts reflected the right amount of sweetness, with flavor so intense to remind them these were no store-bought items but required someone of skill to prepare them on site.
This was our first time there, but on our return trip to San Francisco, some of us were already planning to take other friends there to duplicate the dining experience. If someone wanted to make this more of a special occasion, the dining experience could be enhanced with a ferry trip to the Tiburon dock from and back San Francisco.
Keep A Caprice in mind the next time you don't want to "just eat out!"
Great waiter, excellent food and ambience, fairly priced.
Fantastic as usual, but the new menu made it even better. Escargot appetizer was the bomb!
Lovely view. I might go for drinks and enjoy the view but entrees were trapped in the 80's. They lacked proper preparation and seasoning. I hate paying 25.00 for a piece of overcooked fish with bland sauce and over cooked bland quinoa. The chef needs to actually taste the food he/she is serving.......
Too bad the kitchen isn't equal to the front of the house. If it was it would be a solid 5.
We haven't been at The Caprice for years so we decided to go for my birthday dinner. We did not get disappointed. The food was still excellent and the service outstanding. The view gorgeous. What else do you ask for? I was wondering why we waited so long to go there again. So next time won't be that long! Promise to myself. They also have complimentary valet parking.
I've been eating here since 1995, not once have they failed to provide outstanding food and exceptional service. Last nigh we even had a full moon raise over Angel island - what else can one ask.
The food and service was fantastic! We were so pleasantly surprised with this hidden gem and enjoyed sweeping panoramic views of the bay and Golden Gate throughout dinner at our quiet table. The Caprice is the perfect spot for a romantic date. Highly recommend the daily oysters, Petrale Sole and filet mignon - all outstanding!
Delicious food, excellent cocktails and views, views, views. One of our favorite restaurants in the Marin.
Great view. Interesting menu. Valet parking. Well prepared food. Little spendy but is not everything
Incomparable dining experience. The view, the cuisine and the service are all impeccable.
We had a fantastic time celebrating our anniversary. Will definitely return.
Have eaten there several times and enjoyed everything that I have eaten. Wait staff is outstanding. Would highly recommend it.
We went back for another fabulous Prime Rib Monday and it did not disappoint. We had a great time start to finish, including the cocktails. The prime rib special is second to none (order your desired temperature in advance) and everything else ordered was delicious. I found my escargot especially unique and scrumptious. For dessert, the peach cobbler wrapped up a nice evening out. And of course, remember that this place has million dollar views of Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. For one of our future visits, we'd love to sit at the cozy bar for two (no view though), just to experience it. This place is a must-visit.
A lovely 1950s seaside experience as if one is in a romantic boat! The food is cozy not sparkling but nice
The most stunning thing about this restaurant is the view to Angel Island, SF, the GG Bridge etc. I'm not a foodie - having lived in 3rd world countries anything that is edible if fine by me, so I'm not a good person to write a food critique. I had the Sole Almondi and it was very nice.
A Caprice has served the south Marin and Bay Area for decades, in a truly unique location with spectacular bay, Golden Gate, and Marin views. The imaginativity and quality of the cuisine has waffled up and down thru time, and is currently reasonably imaginative but not spectacular. However, the food is ALWAYS completely acceptable and has often been wonderful. The setting -- on piers above the bay's waters, with very lovely views of Angel Island, San Francisco, Sausalito, the Golden Gate, and Tiburon itself, and most importantly away from the bustle of downtown Tiburon's ferry piers and other businesses -- is very special, making any visit to A Caprice a pleasure.
The service, while always polite and attentive, can fade a tad when Caprice is at it's busiest; the best restaurants NEVER allow service to fade. Kudos to the always VERY quiet and efficient bussers.
The food on this visit was less than spectacular -- tho' some of the tastiest oysters I've ever had! -- which rendered the pricing somewhat unrealistic on the high side. Trusting that A Caprice will once again pick itself up to its past glory, we will return.
The meal we had was prepared perfectly, and timely delivered. Our waiter provided perfect service: helpful & attentive without being intrusive. Excellent Caesar and beet salads. Our lamb and tenderloin filet were cooked to our exact specifications. The side dishes are substantial portions - be careful. With all of that, you get to sit by the waters edge and watch the sun set over the golden gate while sailboats make their way home. A great experience.
View is great -- service is good -- food is very bad. To top, got charged 18% service charge for 2 people?!?!?! They have a special menu for Groupon discount, you can not order from the regular menu -- be warned -- the selections are next to none. Will never go back. And don't get me started with the mixed drinks... :-( :-( :-(
Amazing food. I had the filet, which was cooked perfect. It came with to die for potatoes au gratin, and green beans and carrots. My husband had the halibut which came with corn and quinoa. He also ordered a potato pancake which he said was delicious.
We had a table that overlooked the water, which was a perfect setting. Overall, our favorite restaurant in Tiburon
Consistently wonderful experience. Service, food and view are always amazing here.
Food was great! They also have a 3 course daily special with appetizer and dessert which Is really goods. Beautiful views of the bridge and the city skyline