The Trident

4.5
1859 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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NikkiS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot right on the water, food was great. Bacon Bloody Mary so good!

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KonW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The trident seafood mix is the best seafood mix I had in quite a while. Definitely will recommend to try the seafood mix here and will be back here soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service needs to be addressed. We had a horrible experience.

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FoodieCoupleSF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a hit. Best view in Sausalito. Thank you for having heated tables and friendly service. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipJessica
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Marin. The view is inspiring, and it's fun to watch all the action on the water. The food excellent, as is the service. Really friendly service and managers. And it's got a fantastic history on top of that.

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vipShaunaM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Realizing the opening of out door dining in restaurants due to Covid, and perhaps smaller staff, our experience was not what we expected. Service was very slow. We sat down at our promised reservation time at 6::15. We ordered cocktails with appetizers which came promptly. Our dinner arrived shortly after delivered by waitstaff. Our server never checked on us so we’re were unable to order wine with our dinner. After we were done, no one cleared our plates as we sat at our table for 65 minutes with zero communication with anyone. Thank goodness the view was spectacular. We finally asked a worker for our server. Our server cleared our plates and asked if we wanted anything else. We wanted dessert and classic Irish Coffees. The coffees arrived, cold! We left at 8:20, very long dinner, we complaining about nothing. Covid has really put us all in a slump however we were truly looking forward to celebrating the reopening of restaurants with excitement. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen. Trident is one of our favorite restaurants and we will be back. Hopefully staffing issues will improve for our next visit. Best always, as we all embrace the reopening out our restaurants. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

View was beautiful. Food was very average. My Caesar with chicken had very little flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The overall experience was ok, food not too good. Music was Reggae, not good dining music for the type of restaurant. Food was overall ok. Ambience was good, view was great.

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Trace
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The server could not explain the entrees at all. I asked if I could switch the fingerlings for mashed potatoes in the salmon entree. she never checked with the chef but instead said she would just order aside of mashed potatoes for $5 extra. What? We also asked in the crab cakes was “lump crab cake or heavily breaded? She replied “yes”. It became exhausting. There was an obvious language barrier so my husband went to speak with the manager to get an understanding on how the salmon entree was prepared.
When the food arrived, the salmon was warm and the mix that it sat atop was hot. Within 30 minutes of leaving the restaurant, I was in the bathroom releasing everything I had just consumed. I’m not a tourist, I just wanted to try something different. I won’t be back...

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Trident was a great place considering the limited options in Sausalito. The food was very underwhelming for the price point but the desserts were great!

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vipScherm
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The ambience here is lovely. We sat outdoors with a view of the city. The hostess was extremely helpful and nice. Our waiter, however, was awful. He had an attitude, made us wait for every part of our meal, forgot to bring drinks and other odd requests - just basically made the meal less pleasant than it could have been.

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RichardP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and fantastic views of San Francisco.

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Lainie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waitress got our drinks wrong twice & then we were charged for the drinks we did not consume that were incorrect !! She brought my husband a Chicken sandwich instead of the Salmon he ordered even after asking how he wanted it prepared
We go the trident quite often & usually are please but this time was a disappointment

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

PERFECT views. Slow service, good food.

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Neen
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Good food , spectacular view! Location in sausalito is prime for strolling :)

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JENNYS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. It was perfect except for the bowls they had the Crab Louis in. The angle of the bowls are awkward. Both my companion and I almost knocked them over. The historic building and views make this a must for anyone visiting or living in the Bay Area. Please get some different bowls!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was good but I would have appreciated if the outdoor heaters were turned up.

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Juli
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sausalito itself is absolutely beautiful, but restaurants on the water are amazing, the view is spectacular!

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Zander
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really good food and the view is to die for.

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Tomando
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view. Really good service. Good food. Truly a treat

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with these trying times, our 30th anniversary was very excellent dining here. Food was great. Our server was kind and considerate and answered questions with a great attitude. She made us feel very welcomed. Our 150 mile jaunt to eat here was worthwhile and memorable. Thanks for the memories. 10/13/20

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lobster roll good, price ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time

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FoodieCoupleSF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a pleasure! Great views, solid food and friendly service!

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vipDswingsing
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Always enjoy dining at the Trident. A bit disappointed with my sandwich with cold fatty bacon. This sandwich is usually very good.

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LeslieN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night with excellent service.
Food was delicious and all safety protocol was practiced.

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vipEmilyR
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Some of the best seafood in the city area! Beautiful peaceful atmosphere! Our waitress was really nice but it was a lil slow. Ultimately it didn’t matter because the food was so good. Their signature clam chowder was the best chowder we’ve ever had!

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Zander
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Excellent location with reggae music ❤️

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vipCaroleL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our first post COVID-19 restaurant meal with friends. It was a beautiful evening so sitting outside on the deck on the water was fantastic! Both the restaurant staff and patrons were respectful as far as following the Covid protocol. The cocktails were OK but the food was quite good, especially the bacon wrapped scallops and the seafood pasta. A very pleasant experience for all four of us.

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Cari
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend for a birthday dinner during COVID restrictions and wasn't sure what to expect. However, the outdoor seating was clean and comfortable so we really enjoyed the celebration. And honestly the BEST cioppino I have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Make sure you call them to confirm your preference for outdoor or indoor seating. I had reserved outdoor seating for sunset however they were unable to seat us outside due to “not being able to see open table notes”. This was quite disappointing.
Bartender inside doubled as our waiter but was very overwhelmed and quality of service suffered for it.
Food was good.

JT
JennTM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our reservation wasn’t honored, waited over an hour to get the table we “reserved”. With no compensation or apology.
Beautiful restaurant, amazing views, meh overpriced food, the only saving grace was our waiter who was top notch!

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vipLauraC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood, great view and excellent service. The Cioppino was the best!

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SIlviaZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday

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BarbaraB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was fantastic--very attentive. View on the deck was awesome,

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vipnicknows
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We love this place!

SM
ScottM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing view of the bay and is even open air. The food and service was great!

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vipSFOflyer
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Trident is the perfect place for a “socially distanced” lunch. The spacious outdoor patio boasts a “postcard perfect” San Francisco view. The menu is fairly innovative with a great selection of crowd pleasers. Bravo!

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vipPoppy
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food is tourist quality. The staff is doing a great job in social distancing and we felt safe. For the quality of food its a bit pricey.

FAQs

The Trident offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 331-3232.

The Trident is rated 4.5 stars by 1859 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.