The Spinnaker - Sausalito

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent!

B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening. Food was excellent, service was very good and the view outstanding! A little pricey, but the evening was unforgettable.

JV
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Free valet parking. We had the Penne Rustica and Halibut Picatta. Perfect lunch size portions.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thank you so much for your service. My wife and I really enjoyed the food and the amazing view of the bay. Hopefully we can return again to celebrate another anniversary. Thank you.

JV
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with great service and ambiance! We will be back!

SS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent bay views, quiet, excellent service. Food very good, good value. A very pleasant dining experince, Also, convenient valet and self parking.

SF
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here again, 3 of us and enjoyed another great meal. Semi foggy night but still a lovely view. Saw some seals and Heron, a few boats trolling home and the Ferry going back and forth.

Once again, one of us ordered the Petrale Sole, I had the seat scallops and the husband had a seafood spaghetti dish. Starters of the house salad and one cup of Manhattan Clam Chowder. Starters and main courses, were perfect and tasty, served promptly! We shared Spumoni ice cream-you have to ask as it’s not shown on the menu.

We shall return! Thanks for another great enjoyable dinner!

AK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An amazing view. Excellent service. Very small tables for 4. No comp. dessert for a 50th birthday. Very good classic food. Would like to see more variety and creativity in the dishes offered.

TB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The scenery is beautiful and the service is good. There is variety dishes on the menu.

D
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been coming for over 50 years. this is a special place for us. /the food is always good and the view and ambiance is perfect.

MA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and food was decent. Decor is very dated here and needs refreshed as it looks pretty dingy.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The evening was wonderful with friends, the view is fabulous, the service was great, ambiance nice, however, it would be great to improve the quality of food. This is meant to be constructive criticism.

B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, view and service was outstanding. The hostess needs to work on her people skills.

KS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spinnaker's is Always a lovely place to take visiting guests.

c
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great views of the Bay and San Francisco! Food was good. Large restaurant with lots of tourists due to the location, but the service was very good.

d
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointed in food and waiter

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant. Seafood is AMAZING and the view is just as good. Staff gave us the best seat in house for my fiancé’s birthday. Would recommend to everyone in the Bay Area to try out. Will definitely return when I come back to California.

N
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, wonderful ambience, we had a great relaxing time

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was confuse
Land escape fantastic

IV
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a nice lunch. Food and service was good. I had not been to the Spinnaker in many years. It seemed a bit dated. We were there celebrating my mom's 88th birthday. Was surprised that they didn't offer a celebratory dessert, as most restaurants do but, that's OK. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, service was on point and the view is exceptional. The interior of the restaurant is a bit rundown and could use an upgrade - especially in the restrooms - but overall it was a great experience. Would definitely recommend or return if I’m ever back in town.

OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The view was spectacular! Worth the visit...but would keep it to cocktails and not for lunch! Don’t know about dinner...? Wish food would’ve matched the view! Oh well - guess it’s back to Scoma’s! Great view and Great food!

FM
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh seafood, great wine list and spectacular view of the city, bridges and the bay.

HA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. All of our dinners last night were excellent. View is spectacular.

KT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for an afternoon out on the town, a date with a special someone and of course out of town guests. Will never disappoint.

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food should have been good but everything came out lukewarm so it kind of spoiled the food.... The view of the city from the restaurant was fantastic. I also noticed a bunch of flies inside the restaurant and it really did not fit with the "wow" city view and the image of the restaurant. I think more attention is needed in ensuring that the insects are not inside the restaurant....

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was good initially but poor after entree was served. Had to track down waiter to get check even though restaurant was fairly empty

TF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was worth the drive to a non-SF restaurant. They were welcoming personnel, with mature understanding of the term “responsive service”

SF
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are beginning to become regulars here! Our cousin likes it for the food AND views! Every time we’ve been the meals have been great! Service was a tiny bit slow this time, but nothing to be concerned about. What we ordered was served hot and ample! We will be returning soon!

g
Sacramento
39 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view of San Francisco was amazing as the sun went down and darkness came. Most enjoyable evening in every way.

d
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Sat 15 minutes until recognized and server only checked back w us when we had finished. Food was expensive for the quality. View and ambiance were delightful!

LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food was rubbery, felt like it had been sitting around the kitchen for far too long. We weren't offered a beverage until they came to take our drink order, and offered no dessert at the end of the meal. The mood of all the servers was tense and fearful as if someone was watching their every move and they were going to be scolded for everything they did. If the Spinnaker didn't have such an amazing view, it would certainly not be in business. Such a shame that they can't find a way to be enthusiastic about this beautiful location.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view.

t
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a date. The views of the bay and the city are impressive on a clear day. The food was delicious, I recommend the clam chowder in particular.

MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The Spinnaker is well known for its spectacular views, and on this point it didn't disappoint. Surrounded on three sides by the bay, every table has a water view. We were lucky enough to have San Francisco's night time skyline as our backdrop. And even a seal bobbed up near our table.

The service was efficient and polite, with only a couple of small issues. The first is that our waiter reached across the dinner guests to fill water on the other side of the table. I don't know if this was a space issue or a training issue, but it was a recurring theme. The other issue was a feeling by my dining guests that I, as the only white man at the table, was shown a touch more deference.

While one of my companions felt that their pasta with seafood was spot on, the rest if us who ordered the catch of the day had an issue with our scallops. Ag first, I thought it was one scallop, but after the second and then the third, all across the table, we came to determine that either the kitchen needed a refresher on how to prepare scallops or the catch of the day was code for "push the scallops. They're getting old." Each was rubbery and chewy, save the first one I ate. They weren't bad enough to send back or complain, but they were right on that edge, and I don't like to complain on sight.

m
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, outstanding waterfront views

S
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rare combination of a beautiful view and good food too! Highly recommended for any visit to Sausalito for the best view of the Bay and SF.

CW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to the Spinnaker for years and are thrilled with the quality control there. It just does not change. We love everything about it, especially the wonderful service and treatment by staff. We love our server, and the food is second to none. Cocktails wonderful, food always fresh. One of my favorite items was no longer on the menu (halibut sautés), but the server had them make it for me anyway. So delicious.
We always take our friends there when they visit us from Utah, as they love the Spinnaker Crab Louie. AND the amazing cream puff dessert! Thank you, Spinnaker, for your consistency, quality, and quiet friendliness.
We appreciate you so much.

SG
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First the obvious, yes, the view is phenomenal! The San Francisco skyline and Bay Bridge are clearly in sight from the dining room, as is the Sausalito marina. Just wonderful! Just as wonderful was the service and food. Our server was very professional and personable. Everything our group of 5 ordered was perfect. Drinks were also very good and there is a good selection of wines by the glass. We were very hungry after flying and driving, so I forgot to take pictures, but as I said we enjoyed every dish.