The Trident

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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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RD
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We have been customers of this restaurant for many years and have always enjoyed the food, views and service. Our recent lunch was good in all respects except for poor service from our waiter, who was very inattentive. We waited 15 minutes just to place an initial drink order. The food was delivered in a timely fashion but the waiter did not check in during the meal, and he disappeared when we wanted to order dessert and coffee. So we finally flagged him down through another waiter, paid our check and left.

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dined here on Tuesday 10/29/2019. Due to the Kincade fire the power had been shut off. However, they had three types of sandwiches which they were making in the over and mine was absolutely delicious. The view is priceless. I look forward to coming here again soon!

SB
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The location is amazing with of the bay and the city of San Francisco. I had the combo Louie with big prawns and crab. The server and all other staff were great. I would highly recommend a visit.

JL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal on the patio facing San Francisco
View is stunning
Wine was a bit expensive but the seafood was excellent

S
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I would come back. It's a great casual restaurant with good food & amazing views.

CH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good seafoodand AMAZING views
If possible request a table outside

CO
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and location was amazing but the food failed to impress. For the price of it, it would taste better from a fish n chip shop! The desert was terrible! Derp fried bananas that were greasy and batter too thick! Too many nuts etc too!! Sad to say that, as I’m actually not too fussy!!

OT
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great views from the outside seating areas. Food was good but I kind of expected better. Prices are high but as expected for a Saulsalito place.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonder birthday dinner for two at 8pm on a Monday and it was like a private meal with an incredible view.
Highly recommend off peak nights.

JR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday. We originally went for the views because the reviews caused some skepticism of the quality of food. Started out with calamari which came quickly and was DELICIOUS which motivated us to continue ordering main courses. I got the king salmon which was yum and he got the seafood linguini which we also enjoyed. We celebrated with a bottle of Vueve cliquot yellow label that the waiter was attentive to and we even got a free DELICIOUS birthday dessert. Highly recommend

PE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here with my mother. Wow!
Gorgeous views, extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff and delicious fish. Funky interior that hearkens to 70s, in a good way.
Will absolutely be coming back.

K
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Salmon was not cooked fully on salad. Drive by wait service and $15 Valet parking for resturant patrons. Disappointing to say the lease. Generally a good lunch spot while on business trips but this time was my last visit. Not worth the $$$.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view and ambiance were great. The staff was on point! Very nice. Food was ok, not great for the price BUT the view made up for it.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great location!!! Amazing views and service
but food is definitely mediocre.

GC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Where we sat was a little dark and the booths seats could be reshuffled but that amazing food and view made up for it no problem! The cocktails were excellently mixed as well.

SF
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Was so much better the last time. Service can make such a big difference in the experience

G
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Worst service I have experienced in a long time. Waitperson was unavailable from Pre-ordering to receiving the check. I will never ever return to this restaurant. The food was good, but the delay in receiving same affected both quality and enjoyment. Forty minutes to be served our Main course, Thirty minutes to get a dessert menu, twenty minutes to get the check, and other tables seemed to be having the same sort of delays. The fellow that brought the wine was an old school restaurant man who was kind and most interesting who added some color to an otherwise dismal dining experience.

ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food3service2ambience5

Arrived for my birthday dinner with reservation & told had to wait as no table ready! One busy waiter on deck, slow food arrival, promises to bring condiments and long wait!! The view extraordinary! Loved the crab cakes & Caesar salad pretty wet!
Food served in such darkness on deck, who knew what it was, even after low candles arrived!

MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Considering that we had a view of SF and their was a piano player seranading us, I would say that this was one of the most enjoyable evenings I have spent out in many months. We received excellent service from Will.

A friend had recently had the risotto dish and recommended it to me. Turns out this dish has different ingredients each night. I had it with lobster and was expecting it be over the top delicious. I found it to be quite bland. The amount and type of cheese can really elevate a risotto dish. I have no idea if there was even cheese in this dish. My friend had the sand dabs, with mashed potatoes and a wonderful mix of vegetables.

I quibble. We had a truly wonderful evening and will definitely be back!

V
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Terrible food, made me sick

JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Wonderful waiter. Awesome music!

LV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Risotto sehr lecker. Wein gut gekühlt
Schöne Aussicht

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KN
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

c
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DA
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food1service3ambience5

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...