The Trident

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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4.3
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vipnicknows
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious but we ordered our ribeye medium rare and it came out more like medium well.

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GustavoC
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Muy rica toda la comida y el servicio muy bueno. Disfrutamos mucho la vista.

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TrudeV
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the deck because of the virus restrictions - it would have been our normal choice for seating. The food was delicious - the combination crab and shrimp louie is my go-to lunch at the Trident and I was not disappointed - very generous portions and quite yummy

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KrisC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great views, service and food. Go here every year for my birthday.

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vipJanelleM
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely fabulous. I was a little worried that it would be too touristy and just all about the view. Absolutely not. There is a great view, no doubt about that. One of the best in this area. The patio is well-spaced and we felt very safe given the current COVID issues. The service was outstanding. And so was the food. We started with the heirloom tomato gazpacho. It was one of the best we have ever had. Sometimes gazpacho seems like eating a bowl of salsa. Not this one. Thick and very garlicky. Just delicious. Would order it again and again. My husband thought is seafood linguini ranked among the best he has ever had (and that includes lots of international comparisons). Great seafood to pasta ratio, generous on the pasta and worth the price. Very slightly seasoned with tarragon. My lobster roll was very good (authentic east coast style including the bun). Not the best I have ever had but very good. And we always judge a restaurant by what they do with salad greens. This place was perfect. High quality really fresh greens with an incredible green salad dressing. I will go back and beg for the recipe. Their house branded rosé was wonderful. The place isn't cheap but we thought it was very fairly priced for the location and view. We are locals now and will definitely be back. In fact, we will likely go back this weekend.

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vipbarbs
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff, and good food. My husband had salmon which was delicious and I had the crab cakes which had a nice crust and very nice sauce. Could have used a little more sauce however. Crab cakes were large.

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Lainie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service wonderful views have been to Trident many times & will go back again soon plus Valet parking Highly recommend it !!

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JoshuaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great views, a bit pricey, but worth it.

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LoisK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Incredible views of San Francisco Bay make the Trident the perfect place for a leisurely meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food is great. View is great. Service has room for improvement. Can’t complain too much as it’s nice to have an outdoor place with reasonable social distancing to enjoy a meal during COVID-19 times.

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Mika
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were on the pricier end but food was delicious. They served Irish Coffees just like at Buena Vista Cafe. Carlos was our server and was excellent. We will be returning!

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BonnieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soup was outstanding. Caesar salad was too big and not sure I like white anchovies. One of my friends had the bib salad and I wish I had gotten that. Overall, enjoyed it very much. Expensive though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Terrible food. We will never go back to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service is terrible, hostess saw we had a child with a huge stroller and still put as on the 2nd floor so we had to carry it ourselves. It took 45 minutes just to order drinks! Quality for the overpriced items is terrible!

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lizzah
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing views! We sat up on the top patio and it was wonderful. The food was good, the wine was good. We were very happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Visited to escape the heat, Sausalito has always been a special place for us, restaurant was great, waiter was a bit crass but serviceable

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vipDobie
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing view and great service as always. The Louie salad was great except the prawns were a little weak. Next time will try crab.
My favorite place for decades. A little touristy of course but a lot of old charm. They did an amazing job with all the Covid restrictions.

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vipCarmela
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. A bit pricey, but the mussels and clams were perfectly cooked in a butter wine sauce that was delicious. I had a house specialty which is a pan seared chicken, perfectly cooked. The lobster boil was good, corn on the cob could have been cooked in butter and spices to give more flavor; lobster was perfectly cooked and a good size. Views are unbelievable and the patio had lots of heaters to keep guest comfortable.

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Bernza
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and historic. I love going here to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Friendly staff! Tables spaced approximately. Guests and staff observing proper infection precautions. Thank you!!!! FANTASTIC MUSIC!!!!!

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vipJazz
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It Worked out very well for our big day , and the weather was beautiful !

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vipTimR
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch, while conducting business near by!

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vipdine1
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Trident has a lovely setting on the water, the food is VERY fresh and well prepared and the service is excellent.....a great place to dine!

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OwenL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good seafood, so-so Cesar salad, excellent staff, but overpriced, as to be expected when you are really paying for the view.

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vipLexophile
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

You can't beat the view at the Trident. The food could be less expensive for what they are serving. It would be great if they changed the menu periodically. I have been going there for many years because it is a great place to take visitors to see panoramic views of San Francisco.

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vipDswingsing
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

An old friend and I got together for a lovely lunch. Excellent experience 👌

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Rico
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was perfect for my wife's birthday celebration. My only issues is with overall price. This is the reason we only come once a year. If the cost for dinner were to be more moderate Or if you were to offer some discount incentives for return customer or discounts like the once offered by the launtry's Select Club, we probably would be coming more often.

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vipMegan
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Stopped by for lunch, the view was spectacular. The service was good and the food was also good, just a little pricey.

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BevD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 3. Two had the sea scallops. They were perfect, tender and succulent. The third person had lobster risotto. Again, perfect. The service was excellent. All our needs were attended to promptly, and with a smile. Love this restaurant!

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vipAnaR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in our party was treated nicely. They stored a birthday cake for us and sang to our friend. Food was delicious. View was spectacular. Overall, highly recommend a visit here.

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vipchickenpotpie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can only speak for the oysters and drinks. All delicious! The restaurant has beautiful views.

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Tired
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food was great but the outside seating looks horrible compared to what it used to be.

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was disorganized, with several waiters stopping by the table as they consented to take our order or answer questions. Someone needs to take charge of the dining room. The food was very expensive, which would be okay if the quantity and quality was equal to the cost. The Trident still has great ambience but should have been more crowded on such a beautiful day on the Bay.

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BelleRWC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful day at the Trident! We had lunch there (party of 4). We were seated outside on the porch. I requested porch seating when I reserved our table, and luckily they were able to honor the request. Overall: the food was excellent, the ambience was funky, fun, and the views from the porch were amazing! Love the retro 60s vibe. The service, however, was spotty. Our waiter was attentive at first, then he seemed to get busy and it took us forever to get the check and leave. He was definitely oversubscribed. But hey, that view sure went a long way during our wait. We came back after wandering around town and had Buena Vista coffees in the bar. Again, the service - the bartender was on the rude side. I don't know how you can tend a bar with that gorgeous view and manage to be surly. Seriously? Regardless, the coffees were a great way to end the day before we got on the ferry back to SF. This is a great place to take guests from out of town. You will not be disappointed. We will be back for sure!

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rochelles
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a unique & pleasurable experience. Customer service 5 plus stars every time.

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Maureen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the location and will recommend it. Hope to use again,.

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JDloves2dine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Out sever was quite bizarre he looked like he was completely out of it
We order eggs Benedict eggs running and he brought eggs Benedict with fried eggs and completely cooked
Forgot my mother bread for eggs Benedict
It was quite a mess .....love the place but I don’t would not seat at this waiter table again
Not good sorry 😩

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GinnyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The service was horrible. Took forever for everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We lived in the area since 1984. We dined at this restaurant numerous, with and without making reservations. We always enjoyed the setting, food and the service.

This time, the reception desk staff was absent in providing anything close to good/gracious service. We didn't get greeted, we felt like we are inconvenience.

wish them best. it will long time before we return.

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The Trident offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 331-3232.

The Trident is rated 4.4 stars by 1817 OpenTable diners.

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