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Sausalito Seahorse

22 reviews
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$31 to $50
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The Seahorse is a large Italian restaurant serving the cuisine from the coast of Tuscany with the classic regional recipes and spontaneity of seafood prepared in the Italian Riviera. The names of the dishes may seem familiar, but nothing prepares you for the surprising and pleasant immersion in the tastes and flavors in our dishes. Seafood lovers have choices ranging from octopus, swordfish, mussels and prawns to Branzino, Sole and Seafood Stew. Meat lovers can choose from filet mignon, game hen, pork ribs, pork tenderloin and chicken dishes. Vegetarians are delighted by a wide range of pasta, risotto, salads and our famous eggplant parmigiana, caponata and porcini polenta. Large selection of Italians wines and beers. Our ambiance is inviting, warm and laid back, Sausalito-style. Benvenuti to the Seahorse!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 331-2899
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mauro Dosolini
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Private party facilities
Book your party at the Seahorse and enjoy the hospitality, the food and the atmosphere of this unique Sausalito restaurant.

The Seahorse with its spacious dining areas, stage and dance floor, deck and garden offers the perfect setting for small and large gatherings, wedding, corporate events and anniversary celebrations.
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Private party contact
Mauro Dosolini: (415) 331-2899
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We offer private catering at your chosen location, even in the comfort of your home. Please contact us directly for menus and more information.
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Cross street
Gate 5 Rd
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Parking details
There is ample parking, both on the street and in the adjacent lot.
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Public transit
one block
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Voted #1 place where people meet for the first time, the Seahorse is a combination of Italian Food and Music. Being a supper club, we offer live music and sometimes dancing too!
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 22 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were visited our kids in Sausalito. Booked Sausalito Seahorse. Looked fun and casual. Received confirmation from Open Table. Reservation was for 7:00 pm and we arrived at 7:00 pm. Not only did they not have our reservation, but the hostess, who barely spoke English, told us that we would have to pay $15 a head cover charge because of the music. The drummer was practicing the drums as we walked in and I saw a huge headache coming which would have cost me $60!! This place is in the "houseboat community" which should have been a tipoff. Anyway, we said thanks but no thanks and promptly left for another restaurant in downtown Sausalito. If you like loud music, an unexpected cover charge and a non-existent reservation, this is the place for you.

1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a reservation for dinner for 7:30. We arrived at 7:30 and were told by the hostess that we needed to pay a $30.00 cover charge because there was live music. The place was nearly empty and we needed to pay $30.00 just to get in and eat! Seriously? We had an Open Table reservation.! We weren’t there to listen to the music. Clearly we were there to eat. We left and went to Seafood Peddler. Spent $200.00 on an excellent meal and wine. We won’t make the mistake of going to Sausalito Seahorse again. It would have been our first time and despite mediocre reviews we had decided to give it a try. Like I said, we will not go back.

4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there for New Years Eve. It was a really fun night, lots of people and a band that played good dance music. The food had good flavor but the temperature was off on most dishes, everything was lukewarm. Otherwise a fun NYE

5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Seahorse is a terrific spot! Great authentic Italian food cooked and served by actual Italians! One of the few authentic spots left in the Bay Area that cares about supporting culture, the arts, Bohemianism and all that our beautiful bioregion once stood for.

4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

First time here. Clearly a neighborhood find and the food and service were fantastic. Would definitely come back. Very casual atmosphere.

5.0Dined on July 25, 2017

Great, funky place to hear some live jazz. Noel Jewkes should be recognized as a national treasure.

2.0Dined on May 12, 2017

I'd been to Seahorse before but not to eat. Shared four different appetizers, one of which, mussels in black pepper, most likely had MSG, and I suffered for it. The other mussel recipe, white wine with garlic, was delicious and didn't affect me. Also ordered the grilled asparagus and the crostini with porcini mushrooms, both very good. Wines were good and reasonably priced. The nebbiolo was good and the Primitivo very good.

Regrettably the use of MSG in the mussels with black pepper really affected me, otherwise I'd have ranked my visit with four stars instead of two.

1.0Dined on April 4, 2017

I so wanted to love this restaurant- we booked a table for 10 for a family birthday tonight. No record of our reservation, super slow service and possibly the worst meal I have eaten in years. The music was nice, decor is fun, the minimal staff is friendly, but I sure wish they had a full bar so that I could have mitigated the pain of the meal. Really bad

3.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Food was good and consistent as usual. I usually enjoy the live bands, but the particular band that evening was playing 'original rock' quite loudly, making it difficult to enjoy the overall ambience.

4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Classic establishment with great food and music. My wife and I went for Valentine's day and had a wonderful time.

5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We went here for Valentine's day dinner. They had a band for some great live music, good food, and a lovely atmosphere for the occasion!

5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Great night with Rita Abrams "Showstoppers"! The food, the show and music were all great!

4.0Dined on August 15, 2016

I have dined at the Seahorse several times this last month. Lunch, early dinner, later dinner. Each time the food was outstanding as are the staff and the owner is delightful. The atmosphere is quiet enough to have a conversation before the entertainment begins and the entertainment is eclectic and fun, even when there are no real headliners. Everyone that I have brought to the Seahorse wants to come back. My sister is begging me to go and so I will be going again soon. Can't wait!

1.0Dined on August 11, 2016

We had a reservation for a large number of people. They told us to sit at a table in the back and did not give us menus until 10 minutes after sitting. Another group came in and directly up to us saying we had to move because they had a reservation.

We didnt understand because we had been told to sit there and ALSO had a reservation for a LARGER group. The waiter after NOT EVEN BOTHERING to give us a menu came up telling us we had to move because another group had a reservation and acted like he was confused when multiple members of our party stated we ALSO had a reservation.

So then after being told we had to move the staff didnt even help us move the appetizers we had to buy at the bar.........we were there a total of 1.5 hours on an almost empty night. We were asked once if we wanted food and never saw the server again. Had to go up to the bar to pay. Mind you again, we were told to move after being directed to seats with a reservation when there was next to no one else in the restaurant.

We were there for a business meeting with nurses. Congratulations, you were extremely rude and disrespectful to a group of nurses. Needless to say we will not be coming back nor will we recommend this restaurant to any of our colleagues.

1.0Dined on July 4, 2016

Cancelled our reservation even though we were there.

5.0Dined on April 7, 2016

We went for the food and the convenient location and discovered MUSIC!

The piano was being played as we arrived and the jazz ensemble was about to begin when we had to leave. But we had to leave,

Great food and service, and a place we'll want to go to again!!

5.0Dined on March 3, 2016

The jazz was smooth as were the drinks. The food was fresh and delicious. The staff was extremely pleasant, attentive and efficient.

5.0Dined on January 15, 2016

Great food and music

4.0Dined on October 29, 2015

Dinner was good, waiter very energetic and made sure everything was fine. After dinner, went to parking lot not 25 yards away and found my car had been broken into and backpack taken. Do not leave anything in sight of a window!

4.0Dined on December 13, 2012

Based on several visits during its first months of operation, the entertainment was great but the food was disappointing. It's been over a year and we just went back -for some live music- and had a very nice dining experience. Excellent appetizers and a very well priced Italian red. We hope this wasn't a fluke and will go back and give the fresh fish a try.

3.0Dined on October 9, 2012

We arrived a few minutes late,but our friends arrived on time and were told that there was no reservation for us, so they left. When I arrived I tried to check in with someone, but nobody understood what Open Table is. There was no manager on duty. The food was less than ok, the polenta was not edible, and the service was ok. The only good part was the really good band.

4.0Dined on August 16, 2012

We had a whole fish for two that was cooked to perfection. Our waiter was in his first week. Very nice, but service was slow between courses. We will dine here again and bring friends.


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