The Spinnaker - Sausalito

4.4
3593 reviews
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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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Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The views are great but the restaurant is showing signs of age and food was subpar.

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H
Edinburgh
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We go to Spinnaker when we have guests in town. It is a great view of San Francisco as night falls on the city. The food has always been good and the price of about $30 per entree is not bad. The only problem is that the wait staff seems not very attentive. The wait person would come to the table, forget something and then disappear for a long time. While we do not want the wait staff to be all over us, we do like some service. If this was the first time that this happened to us, we would attribute it to bad luck on having that server. But after we had a problem with getting service attention, we remembered that we had the same issue the last couple of times we were there. It is a balance. The Food was good, the view excellent but attention to the customer was marginal.

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IT
Berlin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time there, and I’ll return whenever I go back to Sausalito . The food and the views are unbelievable

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at The Spinnaker for my father’s 93rd birthday! Food was excellent and gave us wonderful sitting by the windows.

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YJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view, the service & the food are worth the price. The Spinnaker has remained a great place to enjoy a meal.

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ND
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very happy with our server, Steve, who obviously was experienced and helped us choose our wine and food calmly on a very busy evening.

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A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waitress needs better communication with kitchen and have better manners with clients

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FS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service ,food was much more than expected, had great views of the bay,waiter was Incredible nice to the both of us,getting back to the food large portions prepared beautifully, exceptional great tasting. Highly recommend this restaurant

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ML
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Mother’s Day Lunch. Even though it was super busy, they did a great job. They even gave each Mother a long stem rose. The view can’t be beat!

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FH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our mom there for Mothers’ Day. Everything was great. The host was friendly and efficient , even while he was bombarded with people trying to get tables without resies on that crazy day! Our waiter was so nice and calm. Our food came out quickly and perfectly cooked. Really nice experience as always!

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AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing views
The food was delicious a great value for Mother’s Day brunch. Despite the fact that it is a large restaurant, it is so well designed that we could comfortably speak and hear one another.
Will definitely be returning.

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A
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been going her since 1962. The restaurant needs updating.

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JJ
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is spectacular. The crab bisque soup is the best. The service impeccable.

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SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Considering the volume of customers on Mother’s Day, the service and quality of the entrees was exceptional! The long-stemmed red rose was much appreciated😊
My 97 yr old mother enjoyed everything!
Thank you!

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to take a large family for Mother’s Day celebration!! Easy transition from bar to dining area. Clean , good food great service, and of course the view. Only minus- the outdated decor

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J
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We celebrated birthday's and Mother's day and it was wonderful!

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TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, spectacular views and very convenient parking can’t trump uninspired food offerings. Too many choices on the menu, non of which were memorable in our party of six. Still, we all agreed we would revisit for the “on the water” views.

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HH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual the Spinnaker delivers an exceptional location and consistent food. All in our party were satisfied, but the Paella left a little to be desired. The Petrale and Fish and Chips were the highlight along with the view.

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TE
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood and salad dishes couldn't be any better and the view is one of the very best on the globe.

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MH
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food is excellent, service is professional and the view is incredible.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my son, he had a great time

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RN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The view overlooking the San Francisco Bay is stunning. Being surrounded by water 270° around is always very special. The service was perhaps as bad as I've had in many years. Very long delays, and absent follow up all requests we're more than annoying. Having a beautiful surrounding made up much for the absent service. The food was good but clearly not great. It's a restaurant that relies heavily on its view and ambience. The food is adequate at best and the service is absent at most... There's so many other great and better choices.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place... old school atmosphere and great views.

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BR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views and service. Very nostalgic. Back in time yet modern. Thanks.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great SF view and good fish
We enjoyed our dinner

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. The view was amazing. The waitress was not the best.....no personality. We had to ask for something twice and suggested an upgrade in a wine that was twice the price of our original request, not informing us ahead of time.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a go to place for my special occasions and special people. They also handle large groups exceeding well. Good hood, good service, Great Views of the bay. Beet feet over here and experience it for yourself.

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Very average food. Very disappointing for a place like this

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AB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Second visit here and great views and fab food. Waiter this time was not as great as last time .

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AW
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply elegant and brunch was super.spectacular views of entire bay,absolutely beautiful.first class service,ambiance was at top of the restaurant charts.

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CD
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Spinnaker for many reasons! Parking is easy, food is great, service is excellent, view is incredible! My one wish would be that they had more wines by the glass available. Great wine list, but not many available by the glass. Will definitely go back despite that one deficiency!

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BA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday here which was perfect! The service was great ( thanks Gary) and the good was even better. Definitely recommend this place.

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OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Living on opposite coasts it is always great Catching up with family. Good food, good time, great view

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A
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spinnaker never disappoints. I go there specifically for the lovely service, food and I don't forget the view of the most beautiful vista in the world. I always have (when on the menu) the Dungeness Crab Louie, which is perfection. VERY generous with the crab and just the right amount of salad. (Often restaurants skimp on the crab, which is placed on top of a whole head of lettuce. Not appreciated!!) The service was thoughtful and impeccable. I look forward to my next visit to Sausalito. Tourists to SF: Take Golden Gate Transit bus #30, which will drop you off in Sausalito right near the "driveway" to the Spinnaker. It only takes 20-25 minutes. Why drive? But, first find out where to meet this GGT bus (which is not MUNI).

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HS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant on a sunny location with view to the Bay

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AK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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a
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, the food was great and everyone was happy with their meal.

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LL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Views and fabulous food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

景色が最高に綺麗なレストランでした!
スタッフの方々も親切!
子連れでも気兼ねなく使えるレストランです!
予約はしていった方が良いです!

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DH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and the food is delicious. We made a last minute reservation amd they were on time and very accomodaing. The view is majestic!

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