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About Spin a Yarn

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.

45915 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, Steakhouse, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Mission Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 656-9141

Website:
http://www.spinayarnsteakhouse.com/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for more details.

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

Spin a Yarn Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

brunch was great. but refills for coffee should not be billed anymore because it is brunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Very enjoyable buffet brunch: great value, good food, very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant!
Quick to serve us and amusing.
Desert came quickly too!
Check was pretty hefty for the five of us, even though we brought our own wine...
It was worth it for a once in a while high dining experience !

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2017

It was a slow day, so I don't know if the service would be as good in a rush, but the service was excellent and the staff was friendly. We had salmon and it had a nice sear.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We were a party of three and were seated at the bar area which was noisy. I must admit that I made the reservations using OpenTable 2 hours before. I received the confirmation via email but when we arrived at the restaurant, my name was not in the computer. The only available
tables were in the back section of the restaurant by the bar. Some ladies were constantly screaming and laughing out loud. Next time, we will not seat in this area.
Other than that, everything we ordered were good and our server was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great service! I really liked the seafood chowder and the waiter brought me a second cup on the house! That didn't help though when it came to eating one of the largest rack of lamb servings I have ever seen. The lamb was cooked to perfection and was wonderful. My husband and I really enjoyed our meal and it is super close to the new Warm Springs BART - so this is a great stop when we are on our way to an event at the coliseum!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 22, 2017

A nice local restaurant featuring grilled meats (steak, veal, pork, lamb) and very nice prime rib.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 20, 2017

It might have been very nice 20 years ago, looks and tastes very dated.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2017

lamb chops were of poor quality

Salad and Appetizers wer good.

Dessert was mediocre

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Really pleasantly surprised. Sat in a nice, comfortable booth in a room all by ourselves. Very nice! Took a point off for service: the waiter was funny and personable, but forgot part of my order, so we had to remind him...and I ended up eating it instead of dessert, hence the point off for service. They probably should have comped that item (it was really cheap) just to apologize for the mistake. But overall a nice experience. I'd definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

We were having dinner with the adults from our Scout group to discuss planning and such. We were given a private room that was perfect. It was quiet for us. Excellent service, good food. On the pricey side for a casual meal, but the food and service were commensurate with the price.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The restaurant is like going back in time. I like the music and the food was fresh homemade. My husband and I thought the entre prices were high, so we split a prime rib. The waiter apparently put in the order and said, "Cut it in two pieces" meaning split the order. But the chef heard it as "cut it into pieces." So we had a prime rib in little square chunks. It was like dog food. I wasn't impressed. The meat was not even warm. There were bland mashed potatoes with a bulb of garlic roasted next to it. I would have preferred the garlic mashed into the potatoes. As a split entrée, there was plenty of food for us both- some cauliflower not quite fork tender.

On the other hand, the bread was crunchy French bread with little pats of butter in foil (that's old fashioned to me). I had a house salad that was fresh and lovely. My daughter had chicken fingers with lots of French fries. I could tell the food was nicely made on the premises.

My recommendation is to have better communication with the waiter. But we'll likely go back and just order appetizers and salads next time. The environment was nice.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 24, 2017

This place has a lot of history for me, my parents as well. This place has been a Fremont icon since at least the early 60's. It has really grown in both size and ambiance and is a very nice restaurant inside now. I had filet mignon. It was great! Our server, whose name escapes me, was great. Really funny guy. Had a great time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

We took our family to dinner for our son's birthday and the service was amazing the food was amazing and the way they treated our teenagers was fabulous. It was a wonderful birthday dinner we could not have asked for any more! Love this place and will be going back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

The waiter and service he provided was TOP NOTCH. The food was great. The ambiance was also magnificant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Made reservations for our 10 year anniversary, I have to say it was quite an experience.
From the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out after our meals.
This place is amazing!

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Came in for a business dinner with about a dozen people. They gave us a separate room, which was nice. The food and service were good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Spin a yarn is always good times. And the biggest reason why is the staff. Saki and team make it a great personalized experience and make you feel like you are a regular.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vegan, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 16, 2017

We celebrated a belated Valentine's dinner. Our waiter was excellent. The special that night was veal shank. It pulled straight off the bone.

We had shrimp as an appetizer. Was excellent as well. Not over cooked.
Spicy sauce but we asked to have it on the side.

I dipped my bread in it. Made a nice dipping sauce. My guy had the rib eye. It too was good.
Neither of us could eat our entire entree's.

We had another night of fabulous food from Saki's Spin a Yarn. Thank you for always being pleasant and having excellent food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

AWFUL! Our first time here- Valentine's Day dinner. We had a reservation for 8pm. It turns out it didn't matter because everyone with reservations had to stand in line to wait for a table- literally stand in line. They seated people based on where you were in line- first come first serve. We were told they were short staffed. I suspect they overbooked. About an hour after our reservation, we were seated and handed the special V- Day menu. Great.. Except NO mention of any set menu on the Open Table website there was every indication that the regular menu would be available. Instead.. 4 course meal- one of 3 salads, pappardelle w/ mushroom a pasta, one of 2 desserts (berries or chocolate mousse) and one of 8 entrees ranging from $45- $90. Normally not an issue except.. Regular menu filet- $38 (served w/ veggie and soup or salad).. V-Day menu filet- $80 (w/potatoes and asparagus), salad and dessert. In a nutshell.. they were charging us an extra $40 for a side of potatoes and a dessert that's $6 on their regular menu. We asked the waiter if we could order off the regular menu.. He was very nice, but said no and there was nothing he could do, but we could speak to the owner. The owner, Saki, was extremely unpleasant. We tried to explain that our main issue was that there was nothing on their website or the reservation site that indicated their regular menu would not be available, and then to be charged $80 for something they normally sell for $38 just because it's Valentine's day makes it that much worse. The hostess tried to justify their bait and switch by saying she was passing out the menu to the people waiting in line. Okay.. a little late don't you think? Saki's response to our complaint.. "You don't have to eat here."
Well Saki, you're right.. . So we left and had a nice dinner at our go-to pizza place.. and saved $200.
Thanks Garrett Station (aka as Jake's to us) for saving the night- good food, good service as always.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Main course was wonderful .. But didn't care for the pre set menu at all. Having to eat a 4 course meal is not my type of dinner unless you have hours to sit and enjoy slowly ,, But it was Valentine's Day and I guess others expect and except that:( I don't think I will do that for next year.
But I did and do enjoy their dinners and will go again when not so set and crowded , more my individual experience.:)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Got overcharged $10 on their fixed Valentine's menu.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great service and excellent fare. Medallion was huge and perfect at med rare.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Super expensive on valentine's day. Only had one menu with not much variety and paid $200 for two.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Wife and I loved the prime rib. Kids enjoyed their meals also. Great service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We were looking for a location mid-way between Walnut Creek and Saratoga for a birthday lunch, and there were few choices . Although the location and exterior are not impressive in the least, the service and food were quite good. I enjoyed the corn chowder and my husband was very pleased with a Mediterranean salad. We appreciated having a quiet venue for extended conversation with our son.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Friendly staff but service was very slow. Food was bland and very expensive. Poor presentation - my plate had grubby, greasy marks around the rim. On arriving I was secretly hoping this would be a nice restaurant in Fremont for date night but unfortunately we won't be going back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2017

We had reservations for 12 noon, but our business meeting went late and we didn't arrive until 2pm. Since we were the only ones in the restaurant upon arrival, we had great service. Not to say it wouldn't be consistent if the restaurant was full, as it was my first time there. The food was great and the portions were just perfect.
Two thumbs up!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2017

My boyfriend's 36th bday!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2017

The last few times that I have been there for brunch, the bacon has been under cooked and the sausage is always cold.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
·Dined on January 13, 2017

Food was reasonable but prices were high, and the price of wine by the glass very high.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2017

very nice environment with good seating availability for groups. The food and service is very good. A very good quality for your money.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Comfy and Cozy.........Great food, Great service...........we have been going there for years....

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2017

The prime rib is excellent and quite possibly the best I have ever had. This restaurant is truly a gem. The ambience is absolutely lovely although it can be a bit noisy in the bar area near the speaker.

The service was attentive and friendly although they were a bit to rush to clear plates. I think it was because our reservation was the last one of the night and the staff wanted to go home.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2016

We had our Christmas eve dinner at Spin-A-Yarn after church. It was one of the few restaurants opened on Christmas eve near our home. My husband and my son had the seafood linguini and I enjoyed my pork chop and apples. The food did not disappoint. Our server was very attentive and courteous and came over several times to make sure everything we ordered was what we expected. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2016

I have a mixed review. We were around the area and randomly picked this restaurant from OpenTable for late dinner. As we walked in, the hostess walked off from the reception table to the bar and watched the TVs, while my wife and I stood at the reception table not sure what's going on. Eventually, a waiter saw us standing waiting to be seated, and brought this to the attention of the hostess that she eventually came back to have us seated. But she had us seated at the bar area ---- it wasn't that crowded but was very noisy from a customer in the bar talking very loudly on his cellphone and may have drunk too many; that was very distracting. He eventually left, the noise level went down to an acceptable level --- we were then able to appreciate the food. The waiter was friendly and service was quick. My wife had the seafood linguine and I had the rigatoni ragu; for desert, we share the coconut creme pie ---they were all good.

Summary:
Service - Mixed; not sure why the hostess decided to walk to the bar and watch TV (-nothing special shown) as we entered the restaurant. We stood there for few minutes before seated. Once seated, the waiter who served us was friendly and quick.

Ambiance - The place was not crowded but we were seated at the bar area which was very noisy at that time just from one customer that may have one too many drinks. It quieted down when he eventually left.

Food - no complaints; they were good.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Relaxing! That is how I would describe this neighborhood gem. You are greeted and seated by nice people that are not harried or in a rush. The server was wonderful; he was full of good suggestions and very accommodating to a very elderly person that was with us. The food was tasty. The corn chowder was not the usual thick, salty brew but a nice broth with sweet corn you can taste. The salmon was perfectly cooked. I enjoyed a Shrimp Louie hard to find in restaurants anymore. This place has a homey atmosphere, very comfortable and a low noise level so one can enjoy the people you came with. Nice!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Great steakhouse for special occasions. Place accommodated our fairly large group, including our kids. Friendly service, including meeting the owner. Food is excellent and menu with a good variety of choices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 7, 2016

We made reservations through Open Table and received our confirmation email. We arrived at our reservation time and were told it would be a few minutes. 45 minutes later, we gave up and went elsewhere for food. We were not even able to get water while we waited, nor a place to seat. It is clearly a place to only go if you know the owner based on what we saw of how others were treated versus us.

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