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The Spinnaker - Sausalito

4.3
2976 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View (102)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Continental, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday:
11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 332-1500
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Cross street: Anchor Street
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What 2976 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kenny (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Perfect. We had a drink in the bar prior to being seated at the best table in the restaurant. It was very relaxed and the hostess was kind and caring. Although it was a little foggy, the view was still fantastic. The food was great as well as the service. It was truly an enjoyable evening on all counts.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Nice service. Been here many times because my 88-year-old mother loves it. But the food is just consistently really boring and bland.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We often find ourselves driving from Sacramento to Sausalito to have lunch at the Spinnaker for special occasions. The view is amazing, the food consistently good, the service excellent. There's typically something on the menu for everyone from gluten free to vegan and everything in between.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

The service and food were good. I definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

The place as nice views and good location but the food is bad asweel the drinks.
The staff was friendly but I do not recommend this place

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was cold when served. My feeling is that the place seemed to have passed its prime. It was better before. The view is still incredible though.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

The experience from start to finish was incredible. We waited in the bar a few minutes and enjoy drinks and a friendly attentive staff. The service was incredible, along with flexibility with the menu special requests. The menu is huge and the food was fantastic. The views are second to none in the floor to ceiling glass windows. Just fantastic.

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Foodie (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

A favorite restaurant for crab/ shrimp,Louie's and other fish fishes. Great food and service with a view of the bay.

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Stewart (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

My wife and I have been making a trip to San Francisco and Sausalito from the the east coast for the past four years, and we plan well in advance to eat in the Spinnaker restaurant because it is one of our favorite places. Even if it were not situated on the Sausalito waterfront with a spectacular view of San Francisco, it would still be a great restaurant.

The service has always been very professional and yet friendly, and the food is excellent. This year, we went twice. Sue was our server, and she was so accommodating, friendly, and helpful. For example, on the first night, while we were eating our appetizers (crab cakes and a seared sea scallop/mussel dish in a heavenly sauce), we watched as she made a Caesar salad table side for the couple next to us. I am very fussy about Caesar salad and usually will not order it in a restaurant because most don't make it properly. But this was exactly right, complete with marinated anchovies, olive oil and a coddled egg dressing made on the spot, with fresh parmesan cheese and just a tad of croûtons. So we asked if we could have it also, before our mains, and she asked the kitchen to hold off on our mains and made one for us as well (warning us it would be a lot of food.)

The food in general is excellent. We enjoyed the bouillabaisse and a mahi mahi special on out first night, and a halibut special and a macadamia nut crusted Petrale sole on the second night.

The ambiance is subdued and the restaurant is quiet. As we sat and enjoyed our dinner while watching the ships coming in and out of the bay, and felt like special guests, we were very satisfied that we found this special place.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

The view is Incredible, but the food is just ok and way over priced. You’re paying for the view. It’s a shame. I feel like they know they can get away with mediocre because they know people will still dine there based on the view. It’s too bad.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Continental, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday:
11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Cross street
Anchor Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 332-1500
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Parking details
Valet service is complimentary, tip is optional.
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Public transit
Golden Gate Transit Bus: 50, 20; Golden Gate Ferry: Red & White Fleet, Blue & Gold
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Executive chef
Phil Collins
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Private party facilities
The Spinnaker can accommodate parties in the dining room for up to 40 people.
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Private party contact
Nelson Julien: (415) 332-1500
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine