The Spinnaker - Sausalito

4.4
3412 reviews
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The Spinnaker is located on the Sausalito waterfront offering panoramic views of San Francisco, Angel Island, the East Bay and Belvedere. They serve an impressive menu with fresh seafood and a fine wine selection.
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IJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, and amazing food. The apex for amazing views for the San Francisco City lights

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N
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

2nd time this year. We enjoy the food, cocktails, service, view and visiting with family.

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VB
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

You can't find a restaurant with a better view of the San Francisco Bay than Spinnaker. The weather is better than SF because you're in Sausalito. The boats are going by, the sun is shining, and it is gorgeous. Stick with their plain, standard seafood dishes and you won't be disappointed.

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

An old fashioned place with an incomparable setting. Extensive menu with unimaginative preparations.
My guests loved it and appreciate its unchanging nature. I would like more interesting menu items prepared with some flair.

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BB
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great view. Average food

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food in a magnificent setting. Couldn’t ask for better. On a foggy day the view is mystical, on a sunny day spectacular.
We love it there!

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JL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, waiter ambience were excellent. Unfortunately, the receptionist wasn’t too welcoming. No smile, no greeting....

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ND
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at the Spinnaker. We had an extremely nice and caring waiter. Then I discovered that he was from my fathers hometown !! I used to go many times to visit my grandmother or other events there. So it was a delightful dinner in all ways. We

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We finished a private tour of San Francisco with lunch at The Spinnaker. It was a great way to finish off a wonderful tour of the city. The food was great with a variety to select from. Even had something for the non seafood eaters in our family. The location is perfect with great views over the water. Our waiter was very patient with us considering we were 2 Aussie families and probably a bit different to the usual clientele. It is quite formal but we still managed to feel comfortable in the restaurant. Would highly recommend a visit.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been dining here my whole life and it’s exactly the same as it was when I was a kid. Great food, excellent service and beautiful views! A little pricey but worth it. My only suggestion would be that it’s time to retire the carts...or at least invest in quieter ones. The loud carts pushing through the restaurant kind of take away from the atmosphere. But I still love the Spinnaker and will keep dining there... loud carts and all :)

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TD
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Holiday for my lovely wife ! We really enjoyed Sausalito and the food and views from Spinnaker were excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great! A little pricey. Service was outstanding!
We are happy as clams!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Very dated restaurant with lackluster food. Only made up by view

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M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed dinner with another couple for our New Years Eve celebration. The menu was very excellent and a broad selection was offered. All four of our meals were outstanding, the service was very good and the views at night are amazing and very pleasurable. Wonderful dinning experience. We would repeat this evening anytime.

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H
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going here about once each month for the last twenty years. The view is magnificent. There are often pelicans diving for fish. Less often but still frequent are the sea lions. We've only tried about 4 dishes: swordfish, salmon, shrimp-avocado salad, and pasta; for soup, clam chowder; for dessert, the trifle. All are very good. And Robert is the most educated waiter we've ever encountered.

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GP
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this unique place since 20 years! People there are fantastic! And indeed best view in California on San Francisco Bay!

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JR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love The Spinnaker. It's consistently good. We come down to Sausalito to eat, from Sonoma County, about three or four times per year. We always eat at The Spinnaker. We never have a problem. We really enjoyed our server, Sue. She was friendly and accommodating and very nice to talk with. My Petrale Sole Dore was perfect!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Muy lento el servicio

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View was amazing and food didn’t disappoint either.

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Definetly not kids friendly. We were very disappointed by the service. The view is indeed amazing but this is the only positive thing.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Weekend getaway stopped in for late lunch. Waited 45 minutes past reservation...only because I wanted a window seat for us. Great spot, amazing views and service.

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful celebration of my Son’s proposal.

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MD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

the Spinnaker is an annual treat for us....lunch or dinner, the view is fantastic and the menu choices are very good. There are good choices for non-seafood lovers also. Great wines and lovely service.

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AJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

More than once have I declared the Spinnaker THE BEST LOCATED restaurant IN THE WORLD if you value views of the San Franscico skyline, Oakland Bridge, tips of Golden Gate Bridge peeking up behind Sausalito hills, local boats/ kayaks to- / fro-ing among seals frolicking close up to windows, Berkley/Oakland views, SF BAY. My most special moment was lunching when the Maltese Falcon made its maiden voyage into the Bay with hundreds of small sailboats flitting all around - Memorable. The Spinnaker is my go-to restaurant on all of our to-fro SFO/Sonoma family / friends visits.

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Munich
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es war ein super schönes Wetter und der Sonnenuntergang war fantastisch. Unsere Bedienung war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Das Essen war fantastisch. Einziger Nachteil ist die Raumtemperatur... sehr kalt und dazu Klimaanlage ist permanent gelaufen. Und

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Busy day...but great service!

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NY
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A Holiday dinner with family overlooking San Francisco Bay and the lights of the city. Excellent seafood with a very efficient and friendly waiter. The food was delicious and great wine selection as well. The menu had a great selection of different seafood and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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L
San Francisco
159 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always love our times at the Spinnaker. The restaurant has one of the best views in the Bay Area. We usually get a great table along the water looking toward the city but this time we had one at the very end of the restaurant which allowed two of our group to look toward Belvedere and the other two toward the inside of the restaurant. We started with martinis which were great in cold glasses and then had starters. My soup was a bisque which very good. My entrée was filet of sole dore which was delicious. In fact three of us had the sole and all enjoyed it. We finished with hot fudge sundaes which are normally excellent but they must have sat for awhile before we received them and the ice cream was half melted so somewhat of a disappointment. Overall a nice evening.

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DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An amazing place food was great the service was perfect could not have been more perfect

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every Christmas season my mother and her lifelong friend and I have lunch at the Spinnaker. It’s special for my mom because she lived in Sausalito during WWII and has many fond memories. The food and the best view (even when it’s foggy) can’t be beat. We feel fortunate to be able to have this wonderful tradition.

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JG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I still consider it our favorite restaurant in Marin County.

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TG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Spinnaker has a wonderful view of the bay and the fish is prepared deliciously. The service is always first rate. My only complaint is the building itself is very tired. The upholstery in the bar is worn out in places. The bathrooms are very dated. If the Spinnaker was remodeled it would be a first choice and go-to place in the Bay Area. So, if you don’t mind taking a step back in time to the ‘70s to enjoy the wonderful views of the bay and a delicious menu, this is a great choice.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Spinnaker forgot that this dinner was for a special occasion.

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OO
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love our waiter, Robert and the hostess is fabulous!

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view of the city is spectacular! We enjoyed watching the seals and birds outside the window floating around in water! The servers were exceptional, giving us anything we needed. The ambience was great, tastefully decorated and clean and comfortable. The food was good and we'll come again.

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MC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect...The table, the view, the food, the service. We all loved it and will be back soon.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Chowder around, rival the best Boston and Maine have to offer !

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Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is do for an update, it is beginning to look a little run down.

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KK
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Spinnaker is always a nice place to have brunch (Sunday), lunch or dinner while enjoying good food and pleasant conversation, all the while taking in the iconic views of Angel Island, Alcatraz and the skyline of San Francisco across San Francisco Bay.

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DE
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1 of the greatest views you'll ever have and the food is magnificent

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