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Sun, 4/22
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The Trident

4.4
1481 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
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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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 331-3232
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Ries
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Public transit
Walking distance from the Ferry and Bus stop.
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Entertainment
Live Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings
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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

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.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I came at this restaurant about a week ago with my girlfriends & love the food & ambiance. So a week later, I took my husband, my younger daughter & best friend to dine at this restaurant! They love the food, scenery & ambiance. The server was attentive. I’m coming back again in May with my other friends to celebrate the early Mother’s Day. The only thing is they shred the crab for the cioppino for I believe should not be. Otherwise, I highly recommend the restaurant for any occasion.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Dined here with two colleagues on a business trip. Definitely worth the drive from San Francisco. Sitting in the wood paneled dining room over looking the water makes you feel like you are on the Amalfi Coast, far away from San Francisco. The food was good and so was the service.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Can’t beat the view and proximity to the ferry. The food is pretty expensive - about 40 bucks a person with tax and tip. Both times I’ve been here it’s taken 30 minutes to get the check/close out.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Disappointing. This place was fun in the 70's but not so memorable now. Food was good but not great.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I'm so grateful for the management making our visit extremely special with outdoor seating.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I went for brunch on Easter Sunday. The food was great but the view was amazing!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very nice evening. We had a window table and the views were wonderful. The food was very good. We would definitely come back!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was good but very expensive for a casual dinner even by Marin standards

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Terrible service and no seafood at a seafood restaurant

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Loved the food and service. Only thing bad, clam chowder, came out cold.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Delicious food over several decades
Does NOT disappoint
We love it

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was a nice place to have lunch in Sausalito. The restaurant was very accomodating and gave us a great table with a view even we arrived half an hour early for our reservation. The service was prompt and the food is pretty good for a tourist place like this. The chippino was above average. Of course everyone came for the view and it delivered. I would come back again if I am in the area.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was wonderful and the view was spectacular! Would definitely visit again when I am in the area.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was good not great and was overpriced in my opinion. We had better on our trip.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Get an outdoor patio table - view of the SF skyline is great!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great place for a leisurely lunch with a beautiful waterfront view! The food was great, my eggs Benedict and Bloody Mary was perfect! The waiter was very accommodating to my slight changes of the order...all in all...a perfect lunch!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great view, really good food and service. I was a bit confused by the valet parking, but other than that, we had a nice lunch with cocktails that were made just as requested and our server was attentive. I'd definitely take a client there again.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Brought our oldest granddaughter to California for wine tasting and San Francisco sightseeing for her 24th Birthday. On our way back to SF from Healdsburg we wanted a scenic spot for lunch. The Trident was an excellent choice. Although a bit cool the day we were there, we had bright sunshine on the deck and beautiful scenic views of the Bay, the City and Alcatraz. Excellent seafood dishes and personable attentive service. Valet parking was a plus for Sausalito. If we didn't live in eastern PA we would return soon and often.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was professional and attentive, and the food was excellent. We left our starter selections up to our server and he was spot on! I will recommend this venue to others and I will definitely return!

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The dining experience is usually good here but recently I had an awful experience with the so-callled crab cakes. They were dry and tasteless with little crab and small to boot. Need to drop this from the menu. Other items from the menu are fine.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Haven't been here in "years" and was pleasantly pleased. Love the old funky ambiance. Our server was very nice and well informed and made great suggestions.
Our food choices were ~ Horseradish & Bacon Deviled eggs, which were OUTSTANDING and overflowing with crab. A true winner ! Next up the Fish Tacos, plentiful portion of 3 lovely tacos. My only issue with this was they were somewhat "bland" and "dry", no sauce of any sort was on the taco or provided on the side. Even though there was a reference to Chipotle Aioli and Avocado, I was hard pressed to find any of this. I did ask the server for "aioli sauce" on the side, which wasn't the best sauce I have ever had. Tortilla chips were just generic Trader Joe type on the side, nothing to write home about. This being said, I would go back, as other entrees looked FAB and were very plentiful.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Birthday. Everything excellent except the calamari in the Ciopino was tough/rubbery and lacked flavor

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our waiter knew his stuff about the food and was very pleasant. The whole staff was friendly and upbeat.

I can’t say how delicious the Cioppino is. All I can say is that I’ve had a numerous seafood dishes in my time and that was the best I’ve had. It was chock full of mussels, clams, salmon and a half a crab and the broth and vegetables were outstanding. The vegetables were just right which can be tough with a disk like this. The crab was much better than I had at a close by crab house the night before. I can’t say enough, that dish is OUTSTANDING.

The seafood tacos were also very good. Can’t beat the view either.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Just a nice experience. Sat by window as requested. Food was served not too fast or slow. Our server was so pleasant. The view was extraordinary.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Date night with my GF. Food was great but for the price, I expected a little bit more from it. I ordered the special for that night which is their halibut. Perfectly cooked but lacking on the sauce and portion. GF ordered the salmon and lacks a little bit of sauce. View from the balcony is perfect for date night and pretty warm as well considering how cold it was that night.
Great service as well.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was good; better than I expected. The waiter hovered a little too much around my son's girlfriend, probably due to somewhat low cut blouse. Too obvious to me. On the sorta negative side, the coffee was tepid and the bread seemed like it was a day old. The cocktails were ok, as was the wine. I had only the cocktail and water, others had wine, with no complaints

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place to celebrate a special occassion

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

V day dinner with my girls. A little surprised at the food quality vs price. Good service but need a better chef.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great location on the water. Great food. This place is really cool inside or out. Totally recommend for all occasions.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our waiter ran outside to catch us to tell us we “overtipped” him! We hadn’t seen the automatic 20% tip since there were 6 of us. Super honest, love that he did that.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I was told by trident by mail they have happy hours 4-7 OM but when I was there at 5 30 I was denied any happy hours
That’s weird

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Expensive for what you get. Ingredients not fresh. Reminds me of food you would get at a restaurant at a U.S. national park. Drinks expensive $15/cocktail - hefty in size, but not innovative or tasty. Went on a Saturday when they had an entertainer sitting at a keyboard singing. It was very loud, so difficult to have a conversation. The Trident heavily relys on their location and history for business. They appear not interested in providing better food or drinks then when it was called Horizons. I wouldn't have known that it was under a new name/ownership?

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food outstanding service. A must go for anyone who loves a good meal.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The hostess and waiter really went out of the way to assure a special evening for our mother’s 88th birthday dinner. She had a view of the City, great jazz music, and delicious sea scallop dinner. We were all so happy with everything!
Thanks,
Mary Knecht

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I think this was the 7th visit to the restaurant so we do like it. For a little disappointing this time. All those who had French Fries they were all cold. Still we had a great afternoon. Loved the Espresso Martini's !

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was good. Views are unbelievable! The staff was very accommodating.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I didn’t like my ribs

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We came for the local dungeness crab and it did not disappoint. However, when we booked a 3:45pm reservation on Open Table and when we arrived at the restaurant, we were told we would have to wait for 45 min. Another woman at the restaurant said she had a 2pm reservation and did wait for 45 min to be seated. So we went for a walk but then 10 min later, were called back to be seated. We had a nice table by the window with a great view. Despite being not so crowded, the service was rather slow and the waiter not very attentive. Thankfully, the dungeness crab was so delicious that it made everything worth it. Don't think we would come back on a crowded day though.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The hostess went out of her way to make sure we got a great table, even though we were really early for our reservation. She checked in throughout the night and made sure we were completely taken care of. The dinner was great and the lava cake was fantastic!!

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The staff and service were great. The food wasn't great.

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