The Trident

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The Trident Restaurant is located "on the water" in historic Sausalito, CA
Our heated outdoor decks provide a sensational dining experience with spectacular San Francisco bay views. Our outdoor deck is also dog friendly.

Inside is an incredible recipe of art and architecture, complemented with a resemblance of an old yacht. The ceiling mural was original to the Trident and painted by Dave Richards, creator of Janis Joplin’s infamous 1965 Porsche Cabriolet. On the outside deck, discover one of the most stunning restaurant waterfront views on the west coast, which boasts the skyline of San Francisco, Angel Island and Alcatraz. Join us for brunch, lunch or dinner
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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Terrible food, made me sick

JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Wonderful waiter. Awesome music!

LV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a table of 4 and seated immediately. I had clam chowder and crab cakes. The chowder was nice & creamy with more clams than potatoes, I could not eat the crab cakes. I ate one but it was like a hush puppy with spicy spread. I gave the remaining to my cousin. My friend had the chowder and an iceberg lettuce salad with bacon blue cheese dressing. She really enjoyed it My cousin had ceviche and a cesar salad and steamed mussels. His wife had the grilled salmon. The bread was delicious and plentiful. The bread bowl and butter were kept full without having to ask as were our water glasses. I will go back to try the halibut. I will limit my bread intake. They also had striped sea bass on the menu which sounded good. I just did not care for the crab cakes.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Risotto sehr lecker. Wein gut gekühlt
Schöne Aussicht

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved it. Haven’t been in many years. Food is good, portions are generous, view is killer. Attentive service. Will be back.

RR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef is marvelous ! The atmosphere is tranquil early in the evening. As the sun set, the views of SF Bay made a nice backdrop for a nice evening with friends at dinner. The service and standard of food, which is high, is good enough on its own without the historical value of The Trident.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cousins from out of town. I brought them for the view and because on the you said you had wild salmon. Unfortunately, it did not say Wild on the menu but my cousin ordered it anyway. I hope I didn’t mislead him.

I
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server: Stephanie was friendly & kept checking on us to make sure we were enjoying our meal. There was live piano & flute music. Great view & food was delicious(chicken, salmon tartare, cioppino & clam chowder).

s
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outdoors near the heat lamps. We had a great view across the bay. We both had the halibut. DELISH! Service by Israel was fantastic.

SF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great music, great atmosphere, great service and great food!! A fun evening!

KN
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, fantastic service, best views ever. What more could you want. Oh and good music in the background too.

RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Trident is a favorite stop of mine, which is why we use them on our food tour in Sausalito.
It was lovely to unwind Friday with my adult kids in a historic building on the water.
The Trident has a rich and colorful past, but the best part about it is the food. The wine list is equally
impressive. I ordered the fish special and it was perfectly cooked and so flavorful. I had never dined with them for dinner before and will definitely return.

j
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view, accommodating staff and delicious food...we will definitely return!

c
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Patio on the water allows beautiful views of the Bay and the San Francisco skyline when it isn't foggy! We have had Stephanie wait on us a couple of times since we've been here and she is fantastic! My husband is a big fan of Tuna Melts and the one they have on their menu on the weekend is the best he's ever had!

V
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Hello. Overall, it was very good. We ordered a glass of wine to enjoy while choosing an entree, and it took almost 15 minutes until it came to the table. The entrees were excellent and the atmosphere and view of SF were awesome. We had the calamari appetizer which was fair. The rings were good, but the tendrils were chewy and undercooked. We grew up coming to Sausalito and haven't been to The Trident Restaurant in almost 30 years. It brought back very good memories for us and will definitely come again. Sorry for the constructive criticism, but I hope you are looking for honesty.

SW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Seafood was excellent and prepared well. Awesome view of the bay and city from the outdoor seating. Price was a little high but expected for Sausalito.

a
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous setting gorgeous view!! Wait staff was warm and accommodating and the food was delicious- order the Caesar salad and the scallops.

ET
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, beautiful setting and gorgeous food. We loved it!

DA
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found The Trident on our way from SFO to Sonoma. The wait staff were all very attentive and friendly. We asked for recommendations and decided to try the fish tacos. I order fish tacos a lot and these were by far the best I have ever had. The best quality fish (sea bass), fresh corn tortillas, huge chunks of avocado, and a wonderful light and refreshing slaw. A must try if you go to The Trident. We are planning to stop there on our way back this Friday!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy our waiter, John. This was the sexy time he has waited on us and he is wonderful. Professional, yet friendly and warm. Thank you. We will be back.

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PH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

View was awesome, Risotto was underwhelming, cole slaw was gross smelled like yesterday’s trash. Fish was good, hamburger was good. Not worth 5 star prices that’s for sure. Was on par with chili’s.. except cold slaw was gross...

D
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great view, great table, very good food. Very unusual waiter that must have been new, not the typical excellent service.

s
New Mexico
91 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location. A bit pricey for lunch but it was delicious.

JS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My Sister lives in Denver so whenever she visits me in Benicia, we always drive to Sausalito for dinner at The Trident!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really loved the food but our service was good but could be better. Our order was not communicated properly and we had to keep asking for our forever dish. But the food was excellent and so was the views! Would visit again!

JG
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect day in Sausalito! Outdoor dining a must for the views. Food was excellent! Branzino was prepared to perfection!

C
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great to have dinner and listen to the Rowan Brothers play their fantastic selection of tunes. Took us back to the Summer of Love! They play there almost every Friday night. We will be back!!

C
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a great place to grab a bite, lunch or dinner. Good value, good taste with an INCREDIBLE view

J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from our waiter.
Yummy chicken sandwich and magnificent views.

D
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Not like it was in the old days. The food was pretty good. Our waiter was fine. The view is great. But, I think there are better choices for about the same price in Sausalito.

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Ordered halibut, got scallops. Brought me the halibut finally and it was dry with hardly any seasoning and the kale wasn’t very cooked. Ended up still having to pay for halibut. Not great service.

GW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As second time diners holidaying from NZ, we had some Atlanta newbies with us this time. They were so impressed with everything about The Trident, they returned the next day for a further lunch.
We were all delighted with the food, the service and the setting. Sadly, we don’t get to visit frequently, but whole heartedly recommend The Trident as a place to dine. Using the OpenTable app made it so easy to book a table from the other side of the world. Thanks all-round.

DL
Las Vegas
238 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for lunch. Give it 4.5+ stars. YES, we would go back. LONGER VERSION: We headed up to Wine Country from San Fran and picked Trident for lunch. Glad we did. SERVICE: From Marika was Excellent. Right there when you needed her, and she had great advice and attitude to boot. FOOD: Seafood Pasta, Black and Blue salad with Chicken and Grilled Salmon - all very good to excellent. Yes, we would order them again. Mojitos and a Martini done perfectly. OVERALL: A nice place on the water in Sausalito that will satisfy. Yes, we would go back. Nice job!

MW
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunset view was outstanding - so based on that alone strong recommendation for dinner. The food was OK. We come from a foodie town so weren't that overwhelmed but the food was fine. Scallops/Risoto were excellent. Halibut was Mediocre. The Calamari was a bit greasy for our taste. The banana dessert was fantastic.

JP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Blast from the past, a wonderful dinner on a unusually warm night in Sausalito. The dozen oysters were delicious and enjoyed by all! The seafood linguine was also a hit. Wine list is small, but did find two bottles that perfectly complimented our meal. Service was excellent!

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect view of the bay and the city from the deck. Order the crab Louie salad!

G
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best cheeseburger I've ever had in my life, and the fries were superb. The bacon & prawn bloody mary is a meal in itself. The food is incredibly fresh, well prepared and served with care. And you certainly can't beat the view!

I
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great tasting, very fresh, perfect portions and the entire restaurant feel was open, airy, professional, relaxing.

NO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement celebration
Trident was recommended by family and we were very pleased from start to finish. We ate outside which was quieter and we could enjoy a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay from Sausalito. Spectacular at sunset

MB
Sacramento
29 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views and food

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