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Spin a Yarn

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456 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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Spin a Yarn specializes in Greek, Italian, and continental cuisine. We strive to bring you the best possible food and service. We are committed to quality, value, and your complete satisfaction.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: Brunch: 10:00am-2:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 656-9141
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission Blvd.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

I believe our waiter was Angelo, He was amazing and didn't miss a beat. The service was phenomenal!!!

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3.0Dined on October 29, 2017

I had the shrimp risotto, but there was a pool of some kind of oil all around the plate with the risotto piled up in the middle. The risotto was ok but I did not eat the oil. The staff was very nice.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Always treated well here. Great food and staff.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Both the food and service were great. Very attentive.

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1.0Dined on October 8, 2017

This place is poor-to-bad. Space is odd and off-putting. Service is mediocre. The food is crummy. Nothing to recommend here.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Service professional and attentive. Had great meal and service

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2.0Dined on September 27, 2017

I was overall unimpressed. It was my first time there, so I'll give them another chance.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

We went for Sunday Brunch - it was a busy day with a number of large groups - we had made a reservation and as we arrived early - we actually were seated before our reservation time.

Staff made every effort to make our Brunch perfect.

We'll be back - just wish they had hashed browns instead of the breakfast potatoes..

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

It was a great dish with professional cooking for our steak dinner.
Love it.
If you need the real steak, you should come.
Wine list is not too many choice, however, all wines are well-selected.
VERY GOOD!!

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2017

We are from the Warm Springs area, and have spent many a special occasion at the Spin A Yarn...since the 1960s! It is our favorite place to celebrate, and also just come for a nice evening.
The last several times we have had the same waiter. I wish I remembered his name! He has been a pleasure every time!

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Very nice, quiet with a great atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Great service and kind people. It is a great place for a business meeting, holiday party and more. Great parking and clean location. It is very easy to find.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

My husband & I came there for my birthday & I was very disappointed. The service was fantastic & the restaurant & table were great. But I'm not well so I don't get out much & was really looking forward to a prime rib dinner.
However your web site failed to mentioned that prime rib is served only after 5 PM & we were there @ 3 PM because I can't endure crowds.
SO...no prime rib dinner & I had to settle for the prime rib steak which cost way to much! $45.00 for a steak is crazy as far as I'm concerned! It really upset me because we are not rich & that's just sick. It was even more then the prime rib dinner! WHY?
Needless to say I won't go back.
I can buy a 6 lb. prime rib with 4 side dishes & a weeks grocery on the $160 we spent on that dinner! Never again!
I'm sorry but I feel every ripped off & I was so disappointed that I told my husband this will never happen again.
Your web site needs to be revised & where you list the prime rib dinner....make sure you put an astrick (*) & say..."Served after 5 PM " Then people will know! I did not know or I would have set a later time for our dinner or gone elsewhere!
So, I hope this helps you realize your prices are way too high & you should have senior discounts & revise your web site! OK?
Tanks Dee Smith

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food and drinks. Great hospitality & service.
We've been going there for years and will continue!

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Spin A Yarn has a great price point and a variety of food options offered for their Sunday Brunch. The price point is excellent! I was there a week ago and the food and service was great when my friend and I celebrated our joint birthdays. I came back a week later and noticed for the second week in a row that my food was cold, even though I got it from the steaming trays, especially the scrambled eggs which were cold two weeks in a row. The service wasn't as good the second week since we had no consistent food server, so we kept asking whoever we saw so we could get what we needed. In spite of the inconsistent service and cold scrambled eggs, I would come to the Sunday Brunch again at Spin a Yarn.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Enjoyed our meal there.. Great drinks, Prime Rib and Halibut.. Our waiter Keith was funny but professional. Saki, the owner bought us an after dinner drink which was much appreciated. You do not find that happening in other fine restaurants in Fremont. We will be returning.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2017

I asked the hostess for the Wifi password and she said she'd get it for me. When I noticed she went back to the hostess stand and did not return to give me the password, I got up and got the code from the guy behind the bar. The hostess should either know the Wifi password or find out what it is and let the customer requesting it know what it is. The food for the Sunday Brunch was good, there were lots of food choices, and the price was fantastic. I will return to Spin A Yarn to go to their Sunday Brunch again in the future. I also liked the mimosas served generously in a wine glass versus a champagne flute.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Seated promptly. House salad was excellent. My petrale sole came with a lemon caper sauce that overwhelmed the delicate fish. I was not offered a choice of sides and while the rice was great I can't stand kale. Next time I will ask that the fish be prepared sautéed or baked.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Very nice people but the food that I had wasn't good. I ordered seafood pasta. The seafood doesn't taste fresh. I think the chief forgot to add salt too. This was not expected from such a restaurant. I probably will still go there for the location and quiet environment for meetings. But I will not order seafood again.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2017

HIT AND MISS FOR MANY YEARS BUT NOW ITS SPOT ON. CAME HERE FOR NICE BEEF DINNER BEFORE FIREWIORKS AND DESSERT WITH FRIENDS. BEAUTIFUL STEAK AND SIDE DISHES. QUITE AND CALM OUT IN THE PATIO AREA. WE PLAN TO VISIT MORE OFTEN.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

I had the T-bone, she had the Cioppino, and both of us very much enjoyed our meals. To be honest, we were somewhat expecting something a bit stuffier, "grandma and grandpa food", but were pleasantly surprised. Their use of roasted garlic, very fresh ingredients, and a pleasant amount of spice was definitely well executed. Rare means rare: my steak was thoroughly seared but still retained a healthy amount of cool red center. The Cioppino seafood was all very fresh. Every request was met and executed with class. Not just for client or family dinners: this is a great date night spot, too.

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1.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Food quality has plummeted. Wine was warm, lemon chicken soup was horrible and dessert was clearly Safeway quality. Service was good as always but we walked away very disappointed from one of our favorite places :(

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Old school dining in Fremont. There are very few restaurants in Fremont that are not chains. Love it at Spin-a-Yarn!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Service was great food was perfect area was for our conversation

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food. Wonderful service. Definitely can't wait to go again

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

It was overly priced. I didn't feel the food reflex what I was paying. I didn't appreciate they wrote in the tip for a party of 5. And I was never informed it would automatically be written. I don't like the fact that you don't have the option to order from the menu. The only option was Sunday brunch buffet. I have been to other establishment where hey give you a choice.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2017

Great buffet and outstanding service

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Went for my bday celebration with my best friends, and it was very good! We had shrimp and I also had their steak burger, definitely one of the better places that I went to. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2017

Spin a Yarn has been the go-to location for business meals for our company for over 15 years. The food is always excellent; the service is attentive but not overbearing; the location offers private rooms for larger groups; and the management is clearly focused on providing an excellent dining experience. This is my first review only because this is the first time I used Open Table to make a reservation. When I am in town, I generally have two to three business meals there every week.

One other thought for local businesses: Spin A Yard offers an excellent catering menu for business events on site in the area. We have used them often for groups from 50-250 with great service and wonderful food.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

We had a good time celebrating my mothers 91st birthday. Food was good. Service great.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Went for brunch, food was delicious, setting was wonderful and service was top notch!
Had a great time and will be back.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food as usual! Nice to have friends' gathering and couple dating.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Always a good experience. I've been dining here for over 20 years.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

The dinner was good. The soup and the Caesar salad were delicious, but I was disappointed with the Prime Rib. It was a little tough and gristley. It came with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables which were good. We had chocolate moose for dessert which was terrific.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2017

We have been regulars at Spin a Yarn for over 17 years. We have been treated well by the owner and staff most of the time. The owner has even paid for our dinner several times. But the last two special (birthday and Mother's Day) family dinners for a large party were not good. Both times the owner forgot we were supposed to be in a private room, where we are usually seated. This last time we had reservation for 7:00 p.m. in the private room, but he told us the room was not available and we would have to wait for tables to open up. We were finally seated about 8:30 in a dining room surrounded by other guests. The restaurant was very busy and the staff tried hard but service was terrible. It was well after 9:15 before we were served dinner. Staff was busy and unattentive to our table. After being seated we never saw the owner, who in the past would check that our service was good. We have spent thousands of dollars at many large parties for family and friends, groups of 10 to 25 people. This last time was a very bad experience. We felt we were treated like strangers and were under appreciated. Not sure when (or if) we will return.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Ecellant service great food very enjoyable went for Mother's Day with family

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2017

The price is right for the quality of the meats. The selection is really good for steak lovers. The prime rib was literally flawless. The filet mignon was also spot on. Everything was perfectly prepared. There was a group of 5 in the restaurant that were loud and rude but management shut them down swiftly the moment we complained. Plenty of people were affected by them. The atmosphere is quaint so it can get really loud.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2017

What a nice place! Good food and friendly waiters will to accommodate you with special requests. The menu is simple but good with a variety of options. I had the albondigas soup which was delicious. The little meatballs were juicy and tender not hard like you get in many soups. The broth and vegetables in the soup were fresh and tasty not like it had been on the back burner for 2 days.
I love their Shrimp Louie which is one of the reasons I go here. This salad is a great classic that many restaurants no longer offer. Theirs is the traditional with the hard boiled egg and pickled beets with a quarter avocado. Light and so good! The shrimp are always fresh and tasty. Luv it!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

I love Spin a Yarn. New York steak was great as well as the veal shank. Waiter was attentive.
I always enjoy Spin A Yarn. Just would like to have a D.J. or live music. The summer is here and people want good food and music in an exclusive environment.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

We wanted to get together for easter since other family was away, this was a nice place close to us, and it was outstanding all around.

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