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About The Trident

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

558 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 331-3232

Website:
http://www.thetridentsausalito.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings

Public Transit:
Walking distance from the Ferry and Bus stop.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Ries

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Events Ondine offers an unsurpassed, panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, city skyline, and historic Alcatraz and Angel islands but in a private setting. Ondine can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated meal, 200 for a standing reception.

The Trident Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (33)
Waterfront (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
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Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (11)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Live Music (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Beautiful setting and great food! Perfect for celebrating or guests in from out of town

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Was there to watch the Christmas Boat parade of lights. Great location & service. Had a good time!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It’s my favorite place to bring out of town business guests for lunch as well as my Holiday Tradition of watching the annual Sausalito Christmas Lighted Boated Parade. Food and service is the best, although highly over priced for not getting the Special course menu for the special evening. Plus you have to pay a lot for valet parking, unlike The Buckeye, Marin Joe’s and other fine establishments that do not charge their guests. This is why I go here in very limited times.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Great Beer, Tapas, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Atmosphere is very nice and the views are breathtaking. Beautiful setting.
My guest ordered the halibut special and presentation and flavor were fantastic. I ordered the scallops with specific directions for them to be cooked well done for medical reasons. The entree arrived and scallops barely cooked. I sent them back and requested further cooking. They were returned to me nearly burnt and the lentils and squash under them were cold. By this time my guest had finished dinner so I chose not to send my entree back a second time. It certainly was a waste of $30.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and incredible view

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I enjoy my tail lobster, it was very fresh and my wife her salmon was excellent too. We had a friendly service and the view from the balcony was great. I was able to enjoy San Francisco while enjoying our meals.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Beautiful view, patio was heated, service was great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great ambiance, we sat on the deck right on the water and it was beautiful. The food, however was very disappointing. I might return but probably just for drinks. The restaurant itself is gorgeous. A shame the food wasn’t good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner with friends. We arrived earlier than expected but still got a nice seat with a view on the bay / San Francisco. Food was great with many options - unlike other restaurants at Thanksgiving. We will come back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This restaurant was a perfect spot for our thanksgiving dinner!!! Oh my - fantastic views, great food, cool setting and great food! Highly recommended!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Trident is our go-to restaurant for special occasions, mainly because of its fantastic view overlooking the bay. Unless it's raining, we sit outside on their wonderful deck. This last occasion was Thanksgiving, and my husband and I chose to break with tradition and not have turkey. Instead, I had the petite fillet and my husband had prime rib. Both dishes were fantastic; flavorful without being overpowered with herbs, extremely tender, and just-right portion size. The only negative was the long period of time it took to get a basket of bread. We asked multiple times and had been served our entrees before it came. The waiter let us know it had just been baked, and it was indeed warm. If we had known right away that a batch was about to be pulled from the oven, the delay would have been more understandable. All in all, though, this meal rates four stars, as does the ambiance.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always a good place to take out of town guest to see the Bay.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Waitress made my skin crawl. Tequila sunrise was a big disappointment. Views were the only thing that saved the place.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

As usual, I had a lovely lunch with my friend. The wait staff are attentive and accommodating. Trident has an unbelievable view affording all the patrons a sweeping view of the Bay and the bridges - absolutely wonderful ambiance. I love the variety in the menu and I'm never disappointed when I try something new. Thank you, Trident. Appreciate your service.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The Trident was excellent. Good food & drink options, & great value for money. Plus the staff were very helpful, they could not be faulted. Of course, the view is absolutely stunning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We loved the food, but our friend that was with us had a bad experience. She is vegetarian and ordered a dish without bacon. It came to the table with bacon and was sent back. She did not get a new dish in a timely manner and the rest of us were done with our meals before hers even arrived. Our waiter did not even try to make it up to her by offering her a salad or something she could eat while she waited. It was a disappointment because it was a special occasion for all of us. I am a server in a catering company, and the service we had was unacceptable.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The view was fantastic! The special request was honored. The service, people, valet, wait staff very good. The food was mediocre.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Perfect dinner to end a perfect holiday. Bit pricey but worth it for special occasions

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great seafood, wonderful scenic view, friendly responsive service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Had a terrific time and can't be beat for wonderful waterfront dining .

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Incredible views, wonderful service and fantastic food.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Lovely spot right on the water in Sausalito. I never miss a trip there whenever I am in San Francisco.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good food nice music. Great views of the Au and the city. I'd go back

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The food was just ok, but the view was amazing and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The service was not good. We gave the waiter our drink order, then followed with an order for salad and entree. The salad and entree arrived, followed by our drinks. Really?

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We saw the Trident featured on the Travel Channel and, like the tourists we are, we HAD to check it out when we stayed in San Francisco for our honeymoon. We absolutely loved it! The food was delicious and the view was AMAZING! My husband loved the Trident Sunrise so much that he had 3 of them :o) Google the origin of the tequila sunrise drink!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had an 8:30 reservation and were rushed from the moment we sat down, we were informed the kitchen closed at 9pm and were told if we wanted desert we had to order it when we ordered our meal. We weren't even finished our desert when then turned all the lights on in the restaurant, it was disgraceful! If you want to close early and throw customers out, don't allow late reservations!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Really good. Fun day. Food was good. Started with a dozen oysters. My husband got the salmon sandwich. It had an Asian flavor. I had the fish tacos. Good but nothing that special. All in all a great lunch on the water.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

On Sunday, September 3, 2017, The hostess was rude; we were told at 7:45 PM but they close at 8:30 and would not take any walk-ins.
I explained that we have been calling on the phone with and no one answered and it went to voicemail. The hostess repeated that they are taking any walk-ins. I asked how we possibly could have made a reservation since they were answering their phone.

She replied by saying, "it doesn't matter because we're not seating anyone else- we've seated our last party.

The sign, and parking attendant, stated they closed at 10 PM; where are the hostess insisted that they were closing at 8:30 PM-which was 45 minutes from the time Our party of 3 arrived.

This is not the way to do business, or encourage us to recommend a restaurant or other venue to ANYONE else.

Despite the hostess attitude, I went online and booked a table for a party of three.

When I re- appeared at the hostess desk, and told her and I had a reservation for three, she gave me a dirty look, asked before my name, and confirmed it in their reservation system.

At that point, she let us to the back deck of the restaurant, with a water view overlooking the city, as we requested-- but as a final "f--k you" - she seated us any dirty table- which was covered with a sticky liquid substance- likely as spilled drink or two.

Sad part, is that I used to go to the Trident all the time - a few years ago- and this is my first time back to dine at the Trident since... and my last time !

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Gorgeous warm night on the bay with all the twinkling lights of the city and a full moon! Breathtaking. Food was good too! We had a great time!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Once you get past the young ladies at the front who seem to be annoyed (this has happened to us twice the last few months), the rest of the service is good The food is great and the view can't be beat. We regularly introduce this spot to guests and visitors.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

After picking up my son from the rec, we wanted to take a stroll along the waterfront after some ice cream. We decided on Trident as it offered a cheeseburger. I wanted mussels and being the weather was quite warm, we sat outside. The service was lacking, our waiter would take a long time to return and check on us, even when we wanted to pay the check and go, the waiter was nowhere to be found. I just had my son get up and look for him. This is why I don't dine at touristy restaurants, especially in Sausalito. I didn't feel like fighting the traffic up North to Larkspur in hideous traffic, we decided spontaneous to have dinner here. Good thing I didn't have high expectations, as I remember when this place used to be Horizon. At least the view never disappoints, next time we'll stick to eating/drinking on the dock of the Bay!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was a beautiful night so we went for the view which is spectacular. The service not so much. Let's just say I've tipped 15% almost never in my adult life. This was one of those nights. The waiter was slow, inattentive and blah. If you can stomach the poor service and over priced food, go for the food. If not try next door.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Not been in years and very disappointed...food was ok, service blah

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

The view is the winner here. Lunch took a bit long to be served as our 3 ordered before 2 tables of 4 and they were served 10 mins before we were. Overall good food and GEORGEOUS view. Must do!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Trident has a beautiful location on the water but the food isnd drinks are terrible. Nothing is fresh. The crab cakes were frozen and the scallops were salty. Also, the drinks were disgusting. I ordered the million dollar margarita and it was not palpable. Trident just seems like a tourist trap.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent experience. This is not your typical tourist waterfront restaurant. The food, service, and ambiance were excellent. It was an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The view of San Francisco and boat traffic is the highlight of this waterfront spot, followed closely by it's history of a happening place in the 60s. This year they're celebrating the Summer of Love.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing views, seafood was great, staff was friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that they overcooked my daughter's burger to the point it tasted like charcoal and she refused to eat it.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Live Music
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Nice restaurant with great views of San Francisco. Food was very good. Recommended.

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