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About Tiburon Tavern
Tiburon Tavern is on a mission to support our community located in the beautiful seaside town of Tiburon. Our menu showcases simple, delicious cuisine; using the finest, fresh, seasonal ingredients many of which are grown by local farmers. From our outstanding patio seating, fireside dining and lively bar atmosphere Tiburon Tavern is the place to be for comfortable surroundings, exceptional value and genuine hospitality.
Tiburon, CA 94920
Californian, American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7am – 11am
Lunch: 11am – 3pm
Happy Hour: 3pm – 6:30pm
Dinner: 5pm – 10 pm
Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast: 7am – 11am
Brunch: 11am – 2 pm
Happy Hour: 3pm – 6:30pm
Dinner: 5pm – 10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We feature live music on Saturday evenings.
Large lot located on side of adjacent hotel with free parking for diners.
We are just a block away from the Tiburon Ferry entrance.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
HAPPY HOUR DAILY 3:00 to 6:30
• $5.00 draft beers
• $6.00 house wines
• $7.00 well cocktails
• 25% off bar food menus items
Wednesdays- Wine Wednesdays
Take 30%-off wines by the bottle.
Saturdays- Live Music
Join us for live music from 5:00pm- 8:00pm every Saturday.
Weekends - Brunch
Brunch all weekend! Now serving brunch on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Don’t forget our patio welcomes dogs and bikes!
Nestled in the charming bayside community of Tiburon, Tiburon Tavern is the ideal location for private parties, receptions and corporate events. Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner for 15 or a large reception for 200, your event will be one to remember with our lively and inviting atmosphere.
Tiburon Tavern Ratings and Reviews
We live in Tiburon and try to support the local restaurants because it benefits all of us. We have had many good meals (not great but good -given that we are in Tiburon where no restaurant offers really great meals) the biggest problem at the Tavern seems to be wait staffing/management and consistent staffing and management turnover. Either there are enough servers and runners but all are ill trained and therefore not effective or there are not enough and service is dreadful, or no runners at all and food just sits in the kitchen waiting for overworked waiters to get it out. They never seem to be able to staff up enough for holidays or sunny weekends when the restaurant is slammed. Is it a combination of the kitchen not being able to handle the food orders, lack of food runners, inexperienced waiters or poor management, or perhaps a combination of all the above? We waited over 45 minutes on an early Sunday evening for 2 salads, an order of deviled eggs and a poke dish. There was absolutely no acknowledgement from wait staff regarding an apology for the time it took, we actually didn't see our waiter after water and drinks arrived. With 2, by then, starving children at the table, we finally found a manager to let him know we had to leave. At that point he said our appetizers were coming out "right now" and begged us to stay and he would comp our meal. I told him is wasn't about the money but rather the dreadful lack of service, we were emotionally "done" and left for an alternative restaurant (which served us fairly rapidly, thankfully). Ironically, I had been at the Tavern earlier in the week with my daughter and had 2 salads and 2 fish entrees, served rapidly and tasted very good. Sadly, this is the second time over the course of 2 years that we have had to walk out of the restaurant due to the service. Same problem, different team. The bar area seems to be the only highlight. The bartender makes a good drink and manages the bar fairly closely.
Service was a little slow, but the food was very decent (we'd had so-so experiences in the past, but this time the fish tacos were okay and the flank steak was yummy). The surprise bonus was the singer/guitarist who gave a lovely performance and has an exceptional voice.
We have been here a few times in the past and it has always been just OK. Not bad but not that good. we were a bit put off by the musician that played that night as well. We are big fans of live music too. For the food, we started with the Caesar salad which was devoid of all flavor and character. It was followed by the Airline Chicken for her and Flat Iron Steak for myself. Both dishes were pretty good with the use of Padron Peppers, but they were used in both dishes which I found odd. However, I did not find the Steak itself appropriately seasoned or flavorful.
Great imagination with flavors and seasoning by the chef. Played combinations were excellent. Crab Fritters Ap was melt in your mouth delicious with Aioli dip.
Restaurant indoors was very quiet for a Saturday, but could not eat outdoors due to music too loud; several others indoors felt same way. Could not hold a conversation. Same for Sunday breakfast; loud music at breakfast at 10 am?
But again, wonderful breakfast choices. Recommend the Pastrami hash and eggs.
We have often dined at Tiburon Tavern for several years. The management if awful and the service is always poor. It's not consistent, food is o.k. sometimes and when it does not meet standards the manager often argues with you over a stale bun. The last two times we have been there it was a major disappointment. The only reason we would go back is for the happy hour and scenery.
Both times, the service was impeccable, and the food came out in a reasonable time , beautifully presented and tastefully done. On one occasion, the order was mistakenly taken, and the amazing manager /owner immediately took over. Everyone was happy. The atmosphere, food, wine selection service, everything was noteworthy.
We do a Girls Nite Out once a month, and have been doing this for 3 years. We go to a different restaurant every month. This was one of the nicest. We sat outside, our reservations were taken promptly, the service was great (the women in the group liked our waiter so much we over tipped him above the 20% tip), and because we made it in time for happy hour and a Wednesday, it was the best prices we have had in our three years of doing this. My husband and I will definitely be back, and I am sure that I will be able to get the group back there. Thank you very much.
The service was not good, at all. I received a very dirty glass (3 different lipstick stains), and the server didn't even notice until I called it out. Half of the dishes did not come out for a substantial amount of time and again the server did not notice. We asked for 3 soup spoons to share a dish -- we were given 1 regular and 2 teaspoons. Lastly, after all that, we were STILL charged a 20% service charge for being a large group. In this case we certainly should have been given the choice on how much to leave.
We decided to give Tiburon Tavern a try for Mother's Day. But instead of leaving in a happy mood after the meal, everyone felt like we needed to go someplace else to lift our spirits.
So let's start from the beginning. We ordered drinks and they took a good 15 minutes to arrive. Not exactly a blistering pace. The appetizers we ordered, the guacamole and the salmon toast, we're probably the best things we ate. The toast was pretty good and the guac was perfectly acceptable. Not what I expected for $13, but decent.
The entrees were a train wreck. My wife's scallops were cold when they arrived and were extremely bland. The bland trend continued with the halibut I ordered and the chicken one of my daughters was served. All of these meals were served with grilled vegetables that were almost impossible to cut with a knife. Another one of my daughters had the steak which was pretty good but for $36, I was expecting something a little better. And the fingerling potatoes served with it were completely devoid of any seasoning.
One of my daughters ordered the mac n' cheese starter as her main course and that seemed to be a hit with everyone. I was going to try it but I felt everyone else needed the food more.
By the time our server came to ask us if we wanted desert, we had waited far too long to even consider it. We stopped at Whole Foods on the way home and everyone was happy.
Service was not great, our waiter was not attentive whatsoever. Hardly checked on us and didn't seem to know the menu well when my husband asked for some recommendations. Same with wine menu. Ambience was ok and appetizers were good, but probably wouldn't go back.
I keep trying this place as I like the atmosphere, but no dish is consistent or even very good. Heard they hired a new chef....does not seem like it. Why can this restaurant not make a chicken sandwich that is consistently good? Tomatoes were overripe, bun fell apart as I was eating and chicken overcooked.
We stood at the hostess stand for almost 10 minutes before someone helped us. They gave us kids coloring pages but no crayons. We asked 4 times before they came back with one. One crayon for 2 kids to share. Imagine how fun that was for me to deal with. Food was pretty bland. Chicken sandwich was so smothered that the bun was soggy and falling apart. It's a nice looking restaurant and the patio is great to sit and relax but it fell short in every other aspect.
We keep Tib Tav in our regular rotation for family/group dining. As we often do, we sat in the bar area, which affords good viewing of the Warriors games or whatever events are going on. At the bar, you have the choice of the bar menu or the full dining menu, and they have excellent happy hour specials before 6:30. Lately, we've been leaning more towards shared appetizers, and they have many things to choose from in that genre, including sliders, fish tacos, an excellent tuna poke. They also have a nice wine list with about 20 wines by the glass, including some nice upscale options.
I went to the Tavern with a Groupon for dinner for 2. There were 3 of us and there was no confusion about what we were entitled to. The menu worked for us and the food was all great. We enjoyed the ambiance even though we were in the back quiet room.
I especially liked our waitress who made us feel welcome and well taken care of.
A small group of us were lucky to be there during the first week of the new spring menu. We all enjoyed the experience. The Chef came out and explained her philosophy of sustainability, fresh ingredients and make it tasty. Chef Mo did an excellent job. We liked her vegetables and their presentation especially the new grilled artichoke with smoked crab butter. We were spooning the butter to get the crab bits out. Same for the fresh asparagus. It was cooked perfectly. We just made a dinner of the appetizers. The poke done with fish of the day was seasoned so nicely. We couldn't get enough. The signature scallop dish and fish of the day were a real strength. We heard Chef Mo is on the Blue Ribbon Panel of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Sustainability Panel, and it shows her sensitivity to the way the fish is harvested and cooked. We will definitely be back . Although it's not a huge menu, everything looked like something we would enjoy trying.
Honestly, I never write reviews, but our experience for the first time at the Tavern was less than enjoyable. The food was sub par and poor presentation. I ordered the $33 Steak and fries, yet the last thing I expected was a pile of French fries with a cheap cut of steak thrown on top. Honestly, I could have had a better meal at Denny's. The rest of the family was also disappointed, except for my daughter who loved the burger (which came from the bar menu, not the restaurant). Go figure.
The worst part is the lack of monitoring the drunkards that go from the bar to the restaurant. Yes, the "family restaurant" they claim, which my kids had to listen to drunk people dropping F-Bombs left and right....and worst making comments like "..i am gonna sit on your ...". My daughter turned to me and said, I am uncomfortable, can we leave. These drunks were so loud and rude that everyone in the restaurant was looking at them, yet NOT ONE server, bartender, manager...no one did or said anything.
I do have to say though, the servers were very attentive to us, and friendly. This was the only thing I felt that deserved any recognition. I guess it was only $150 I threw away by eating there.
Everything was very nice, until we got the bill. Shocked to have a $500 bill for four of us. It felt like the server was purposely pushing more expensive items to pump up the bill. We were on a special deal and were certainly misled by the waiter. Including the fact that he did not tell us the gratuity was included. Wouldn't ever go back again, definitely not worth the money.
I am a local and have given this restaurant several chances over the past 3 years. The service continues to be awkward and amateurish. The menu sounds good but the actual preparation of the food is poor and does not taste good. Crab fritters had very little crab in them. My husband ordered the beeg sugo pasta dish and the meat had no flavor and there was a large clump of noodles stuck together --- very un-appealing! My halibut was prepared well, but the puree under the fish had an odd flavor and the texture was also un-appealing. i will stick to happy hour fare only in the future at Tiburon Tavern. They just can't seem to get it right!
The food was excellent. The Halibut was presented on top of a very nice sauce with a nice display of greens and thinly sliced yellow beets on top. It was a great combination of flavors and cooked just right. The waiter knew the menus well and was able to make excellent recommendations. The crab cakes were fabulous!
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