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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d
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A sunny day at a window table in Spinnaker was ideal. Three of us shared a couple dishes- crab louie and scallops/prawns on pasta. Both superb and kitchen was able to split dishes for sharing, a wonderful offer.
With complimentary parking, a lovely day it was!
Thanks!!!

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not been to the restaurant in years. I loved it and will be back with some friends. Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience5

I have very bad experience the server extra charge 423.00
My check was 173.00 I was scare, my question is I can’t trust to the server? Give my credit card and put extra charge that’s correct

JH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Go, if only for the view. It is priceless. Good meal but not amazing. Very good service and nice wait staff. I keep going back for the quiet enjoyable meals with million dollar views.

BT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and view is not to be missed. They have the absolute best seafood dishes in the bay area. And to top that an almost complete view of San Francisco and the bay.

BG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration perfectly served by wait staff and hostess.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Memorable! Quite and relaxing. Delicious!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience, all the staff were so welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious, we had the fresh oysters, baked Brie appetizer, house salad, lobster tail and trifle. It was a special occasion and we had a bottle of champagne which was very reasonably priced. We are so happy we came to the Spinnaker to celebrate. The views here are amazing and it adds to a memorable occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service. Wonderful experience

g
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a view table and the scenery was incredible. The fantastic views of Tiburon, Angel Island and San Francisco on a clear day with boats, seals and birds. The service was attentive, the noise level was moderate for a full house, the food(paella) was perfect. Couldn't ask for a better lunch.

PF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, great location with a view of the bay and San Francisco city lights, easy parking, good valet service and we did not have to wait too long for the table.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,great service, and a beautiful view of the bay.

DW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Overall good experience. Service was VERY slow. Restaurant is looking tired... i.e. Carpets were thread bare. Terrible waste of a fabulous location and view.

GP
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic

k
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very crowded on Valentine's but the atmosphere was great. Food was mass produced as prefix meal, was good but not great like what we're use to.

FB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested and got a special table, thanks to Tom, and our special 10 year anniversary dinner was great. Love this place and eat there on all our special occasions

RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

wonderful experience dining with views across bay at San Francisco.

VF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Male host seemed overtaken by stress, displayed a lack of customer service skills

JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spinnaker delivered a great dining experience, as expected. The food was great, the service was great, the view was spectacular (I'm sure the restaurant arranged for good weather for Valentine's Day). I was surprised that they had a fixed price special menu. But, it being a popular dining out holiday, I can understand why. You want a great dining experience? Spinnaker has always delivered for me!

JM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views are spectacular and the food is too. It was sunset and San Francisco was glowing.

EF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friend’s birthday

F
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our meal was very good, however was very disappointed when there was not any complementary dessert offered. I stated when I made the reservations that we were celebrating a birthday. I don’t feel we should have to tell them again!

B
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, valet parking, staff, menu, etc.

ID
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great exoerience

S
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had to wait for the window table but it was worth it. Service was ok but not especially friendly.

JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a great time at Spinnaker! From the moment we checked in to the end of our meal, everything was top notch. The GM was very friendly and make our experience phenomenal. The view was incredible of the city with the moonlight. I would go back again!

FG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the waiter was great. we had the best table in the house. Very good food. First time we came to the Spinnaker was forty two years ago for our high school prom. Still remains the restaurant to beat.
Thanks for all the memories.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service and ambiance is nice. We were given a window table without requesting one, which was very nice. My husband had the Chilean Sea Bass which was extremely tasty and nicely cooked. I had the Halibut special (on a bed of risotto with a fruit glaze) and unfortunately the fish was very dry and overcooked. So, overall a patchy experience.

m
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view! A mainstay restaurant which caters to all. The restaurant has a traditional menu with special that often a newer twist. Service is stellar and the food is consistently good.

BM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Food just ok but overpriced. Waiter was so unfriendly and never once smiled or asked if we’d like refills. I’d recommend for the views only

b
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Spinnaker is our favorite restaurant. The view of San Francisco is spectacular and the food is delicious. The menu doesn’t change which is great—nice to have something you like stay the same!

M
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, an excellent meal with top flight service. This was probably our 5th-6th time at The Spinnaker - we'll definitely return.

MB
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific experience (and we fly up from Los Angeles! Several of the new/updated items on the menu (i.e. the seared scallops) were OUTSTANDING - the crab and shrimp club sandwich was also a hit and the tri-chocolate torte was out of this world - So appreciated the beautiful view table and Alene made everyone feel welcome - many, many thanks for you all!

a
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've been in Marin more than half a century, so the Spinnaker is a well known and predictable restaurant. The views are extraordinary, that's an understatement. We had an efficient and attentive staff. The hostess gave the two of us a superb corner table. My friend and I had not seen each other for years and there was no attempt to push us along or interfere with our vivacious gossip session. My lunch was good but not extraordinary and the crab cakes I ordered did not cause me to swoon in delight, but were OK. All in all, though, an excellent experience.

SS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was efficient and it was quiet - always important to us!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our party of 4 had reservations at 5:15 & table was waiting for with spectacular views of the harbor at sunset! Great dinner & wine. Would highly recommend this place. Easy parking with valet & handicap accessible.

r
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb location, easy and ample parking, fine food . the service is friendly and enthusiastic, all in all,
a very pleasant experience.

SC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went for a birthday lunch. Can’t beat the view, service was great, but the food lacked a little pizazz. But honestly, when you have the luxury of taking the day to celebrate a birthday in such a fantastic area, it’s all good!

D
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The absolute best view of the San Francisco Bay, the City and Marin. Large menu is basic but good.

j
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, perched out over San Francisco Bay. Easy parking, attractive interior. Lot of menu choices, great food - I had the bouillabaisse and my wife had the scallops. Have not been there in a while and almost forgot how wonderful it is. We'll be back a lot sooner next time. Great spot for date, anniversaries, birthdays - taking friends. A great restaurant on every level.