The Trident

4.2
1621 reviews
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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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KC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at the Trident. The staff was very friendly and had great stories about the history of the restaurant. The views are amazing and the food was very good. Will definitely be back.

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T
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of choices on the menu! We shared a Caesar with Prawns and the tacos. Plenty of food. Even took a taco home! Great choice in cocktails and you can’t beat the view!

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L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food . Great customer service . Amaizung view . It is s true neighborhood gem . I will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Demorado y mala la comida.

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JP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with family on the deck right on the bay. Unparalleled views of San Francisco skyline. Service was excellent and the food was simple but very good.

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M
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location and excellent service.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

We were late, but we were served well. I would recommend this place, after the Opera

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drink and service of v high quality. Not even to mention the view. They were very helpful with our 2 year old.

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LX
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My wife & I enjoyed the seafood. Flavors just right, not too strong nor salty.
Portion just right.
Just that the waiter kept forgetting bringing our bread, utensils for eating the crab, etc. otherwise he is ok.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Our server wasn’t very attentive, which made for a subpar experience. The food was average.

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BK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Trident was a good place for our Christmas Eve dinner, however they had changed the menu for the night, which wasn’t advertised on their website, so we were a bit disappointed when faced with a limited selection of items.
Overall good however.

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LF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food & staff ❣️ Very accommodating. Great views!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that they give a locals Sausalito discount and validate for parking.

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice location on the water. Great service and delicious high quality food. Reasonably priced. Views are amazing! Nice heated outdoor patio for dining. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion! Can't wait to go back.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Since it's a seafood restaurant, it's not quite surprising there was only one option on the menu (besides some salads) that could be made vegan. Even the salads had dairy on them, and had to be modified to become vegan. Would be nice to see at least ONE item in each section that was vegan (appetizers, sides, mains, deserts). Besides that the place is totally awesome, great atmosphere, lively, amazing view of the water, the bridges, the city. Great sitting out on the deck (they have heaters), and excellent cocktails.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The views are fantastic.

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Marginal food, but complained about the smallest half chicken I’ve ever seen and they did comp the dish, so that’s good.. great view, but don’t come here for the food...just ok, and high priced for what it is.
The view however, is fantastic.

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YW
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

twice in a row I have come and met with poor service, the linguini is one of my favorites and for the 2nd time the shrimp and calamari were rubber bands. sauce was off flavor. It was disappointing for me and my out of town friends. think I'll stay away for a while. the place needs some tweaking.

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R
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Trident has a wonderful location right on the Bay with outstanding views of San Francisco and the central bay. That said, it also has good food at a reasonable price (for Sausalito) and a great ambience. Great for every kind of occasion.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was great, atmosphere was good, but service was pretty bad. Once the server noticed there was a baby in our party, she basically stopped paying any attention to us.

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JM
Baja California
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

incredible outdoor dining for the Full Moon rising above the San Francisco Skyline..... and the food was good...

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TF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have made it an annual tradition to come to the Trident for Thanksgiving dinner. This year was no exception. We like to sit outside to enjoy the fantastic view and this year the weather was iffy. This posed no problem for the staff. We each finished our entree before the rain started and were moved inside to a small table next to the window prior to dessert. Unusually, there were empty tables and this was most likely due to the weather, which by this time was very wet. My husband and I both had the sole entree and it was very tasty. For dessert we had cheesecake, also very tasty.

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SF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I stopped here on our way back from Napa. The view was incredible and the service was great! We both ordered the Steelhead Trout and WOW we were both blown away over how perfectly cooked it was.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Die "mittelgroßen Austern" waren in Wahrheit winzig (Gr.4) aber frisch, die Vinaigrette dazu gut ausbalanciert und schmackhaft. Die Waldpilzsuppe okay, aber langweilig angerichtet. Hähnchenbrust mit Kapü und mein Flat Iron Steak mit Bratkartoffeln waren gute Hausmannskost, mehr nicht.
Der Chocolate Lava Cake war ebenfalls bestenfalls Mittelklasse. Lieblos angerichtet und der flüssige Kern wollte auch nicht so richtig fließen.
Der Service war freundlich und leger.
Wir waren zu zweit an dem Abend, die Belegung unter 20%. Dennoch kamen die Speisen nicht zeitgleich an an Tisch. Schade.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

recommendfor the futureto bring live music and more vegan selection

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H
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, great service, great food. We had the artichoke appetizer and it was very good.

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k
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great location! Great service! Wonderful views!

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PK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was poor. Just not good. The service was fine and the outdoor was very nice. The food, even if it had been average, would have made the experience good or better. But it was just plain bad.

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KV
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice view of the bay & great service! We will definitely be back.

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RD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambience and location are great, the food rather over cooked and the waitress had the nerve to to place our used tensile from our starter back on the table. When we kindly asked her to replace those she adhered but was way less friendly afterwards. The waiter then would ask if we were finished while my girlfriend was still eating and started to remove dishes from the table unasked.

The staff clearly needs training.

We certainly won’t come back!

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RP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor service and mediocre food. Not worth the trip. Received conflicting messages from staff about the happy hour — they clearly don’t want to honor it!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great views and food service. friendly staff. Valet parking available, good seafood.

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RE
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatest view ever of SF city, and great food Would highly recommend - great service also.

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

While the view form our table was fantastic and the server was very friendly and accommodating, the food was a disappointment.

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c
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

This place has gone downhill with the new management. Bartender can't make easy, classic cocktails and the food is terrible and way overpriced.

Only upshot is being right on the water with a 180 degree view of the bay. Sadly we won't be coming back again (we've given them a few chances)

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GC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing with a clear view of the water practically at any seat. We sat outside and the heater was nice and toasty. Scallops and risotto....yumm!!! Service was top notch! Birthday chiffon cake and candle for my lady👍

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SQ
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Trident has breathtaking views, great food and excellent customer service. It also has an interesting history that adds to its ambience.

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BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The setting is spectacular: an unobstructed view of SF and the bay. Its very relaxing, a vestige of the late '70's, but a nice one. The food, on the other hand, is mediocre and a bit over priced.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is great and service top notch. Food was a little so so but I had brunch not the steak or seafood they specialize in. Beautiful view from the outside seating area- worth a visit for that alone.

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S
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside ave the view was just breathtaking! We took friends who had never been to California before and they were more than impressed. They had fish and chips and thought it was one of the best they had ever had. The crab Louie was also delicious and a good portion. The service was fantastic! Will definitely be going back!

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