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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
Sausalito, CA 94965
Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings
Walking distance from the Ferry and Bus stop.
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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The Trident Ratings and Reviews
The Trident is incredibly charming. An homage to the Marin of the 60s and 70s without being kitschy. The view of San Francisco is, unless it’s foggy, sublime. Our server Mike was congenial, unobtrusive, always exactly on time with food, drinks, and refills, and added to the experience. The food is probably second tier for a city like San Francisco. The trident is unlikely to win a Michelin Star but only because seafood and American classics aren’t cutting edge, not because the execution is in any way off. The char on the items in my ciopinno was flawless. The calimari fried with jalapeño appetizer might be the best execution of that ubiquitous dish I’ve had in years.
Trident is our family choice for a dinner during Christmas Holiday. Seafood across the board is excellent, but the Crab, my grandchildren's favorite and their special treat, are better than excellent. We sit at a round table, look out over the bay, talk, laugh, and have a wonderful time. Service is friendly.
the Trident took Christmas reservations , then decided to close a week before
very very difficult then , to find a place to go
I am happy they had the day with family and friends but it was inconsiderate of customers to make a decision that late
beware at christmas!
Disappointed. Wow. Finally decided to try this place, surprised my boyfriend with and expensive Christmas Eve dinner and it fell flat. The food was mediocre at best and the service was lacking. Dry steak, over cooked calamari, toug prime rib. What a bummer.
The Trident is located on the water in Sausalito with a magnificent view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. This restaurant is a Bay Area staple. The service was very good and the food was tasty. It's not the most trendy restaurant, but it's a good meal with an amazing view.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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