Tiburon Tavern

3.8
647 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
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.
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindaF
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We all enjoyed what we ordered starting with a great Cosmo. We sat outside with our dog on a beautiful Thursday evening in February. I'm sorry I didn't get his name, but our waiter was the best!

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vipDanielS
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, would go again.

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vipAllyka
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great staff.great hamburgers. salmon Caesar ok, good fish, bland dressing, short ribs ok but over salted.

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MauriceC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We came in party of 6, service was quick, friendly and attentive. Food was ok, appetizers were very nice, main dishes were ok. Overall pricing I found on high end for what was offered.

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paulam
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We had Christmas dinner there and it was very disappointing. They offered a three course prix fixe ($65) of salad, prime rib and dessert. The salad was okay. The prime rib was thinly cut. The baked potato had been warmed up with the toppings intact. Hence, there was a small dollop of sour cream that was warm, shredded cheese that was hard and dry and a few bits of bacon. I do not typically use all these toppings and would have preferred some kind of choice, but even if I wanted all of them, they were close to inedible. The waiters did their best, but there was no pretense of any kind of style. The ambience was also lacking. They had two TV screens visible - one with a Christmas movie and the other with a football game. Not what anyone would describe as dining elegance. Will not return any time soon.

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DennisD
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Energetic is a polite way of rating the noise level. Obnoxious would be closer to the truth. They had a good singer singing Holiday Season tunes, but it was hard to hear him over he noise of the Marinites and their friends who all had to talk louder than the next one in order to be heard. The food was great, and the servers worked hard given the rush of people for Christmas Day dinner. That's right Marin and SFO, I said "Christmas" dinner because that is what it was called.

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vipCorporalChester
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This restaurant is part of the Tiburon Lodge hotel. Had I known that I would not have made the reservation. Thinking it was in Tiburon, and a Saturday night, I thought it would be busy and have some energy. But we were one of only three occupied tables, and they were all hotel guests. The service was great, since they were not busy.
The food was not worth the money. I got the New York steak, which I kept having to pile salt and pepper onto, and my wife got the salmon, which wasn't anything she would have chosen twice.
Two glasses of wine, one starter plate and 2 main dishes was $119. The wine was good, but it was $15 a glass, too. So, overall, I'd say try someplace else.

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mariav
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with outdoor patio. Plenty of indoor seating as well as a beautiful bar. Ordered tostados and the the tamales. Both were excellent. Service was excellent.

Note: Had breakfast the following morning. Basic eggs, bacon hash browns. Nothing great about it. Eggs ordered medium came out over hard. Hashbrowns were packaged frozen. Only one server on duty so service that Saturday morning was slow.

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KennethH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was overall really good. There was a wedding party and it just felt odd that one guy was there on the front patio in his bathing suit and no shirt.

Great looking guy yet it cast a kinda less elegant feel to the setting and kind of shifted the feel of things.

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vipLesco
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My shrimp roll was fantastic but the fries were just okay.

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ShellyH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food didn’t have much flavor. We ordered a side of mac & cheese, Caesar salad, & the pasta with seasonal veggies & white wine sauce. The dishes were served in a timely manner, & were fresh & hot, but on the bland side.

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DonaldW
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience here. They were short staffed but the bartender did his best to service the entire restaurant as well as blend cocktails behind the bar. The food was good, the cocktails were delicious and the views from the patio were great. There were large bees flying around which became quite a nuisance, but otherwise it was perfect. Prices were reasonable for the location and amenities. Definitely worth every penny and highly recommended.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food with excellent service. Great ambiance. Price is extremely valuable for the great quality of food. We will definitely be returning in the near future.

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BettyL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience2

I chose this place based on Yelp. It indicated vegetarian food available so that was good because my friend is a vegetarian and I eat mostly vegetarian. As it turned out, there was only one thing on the menu that she could eat (grilled cheese). I was embarrassed by that because I told her there was a vegetarian menu and she could have her pick. After all that, the bill was about $76 for 2 people. Not coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

BREAKFAST
Food—okay
Service—good
Scene—great!

We would return if we stay here again :)

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MLJJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh food and their service is magic!!
Their servers are attentive and very detailed.

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vipQspoke
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous quiet dog friendly patio and the best wait staff in the Bay Area. Food is good, but their fish tacos were exquisite - why did this chef take them off the menu? I go for the dog friendly ambience and the service - don't really care about the chef wanting to "brand" themselves... Bring those fish tacos back!!!!

Tiburon Tavern
Responded on August 1, 2019

Hi! Thank you for your comment! We truly appreciate the feedback. I'm excited to announce that we are now serving fish tacos during our happy hour in the Tiburon Tavern. We would love to welcome you back to the Tiburon Tavern! Sauline Gulbiniene Director of Food and Beverage Outlets

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vipDonna
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience from a most welcoming group of people who work at the restaurant. Great value on the happy hour menu, and loved the shrimp tostadas. Also took advantage of the Wed 30% off bottles of wine. Love this place for casual meetings, lunch or dinner, and catching some sun on their patio.

Tiburon Tavern
Responded on August 1, 2019

Hi Donna! Thank you so much for your comment and feedback! I'm so happy to hear that you had the best experience at the Tiburon Tavern. We are honored to have you as our guest and look forward to your return! Sauline Gulbiniene Director of Food and Beverage Outlets

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SteveR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My wife did not receive her breakfast when they served me mine. Ten minutes later the waiter came and admitted he forgot her order. When he finally brought her order, it was not what she ordered. We said we would just have the bloody Mary’s that we ordered and go. He wa very apologetic and to his credit we were not charged for the drinks, but left hungry. We drove from San Francisco and were very disappointed.

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vipDonna
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots. Welcoming attitude from every staff member. Great wine list. Tasty food no matter whether you come for happy hour lunch or dinner. This time the shrimp tostadas were the choice and were really good.

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joanj
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to visit and dine. We had a group so we tried everything. The service was terrific, such friendly people and so accommodating. The location is so beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The music was calm and wonderful. The hotel is a place I will visit again. The menu is extensive with a very interesting and exotic selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Things like lavender butter waffles on the menu. Everything we tried was great: burgers, sandwiches, breakfast burritos, waffles, calamari, soup and salads with veggies and herbs grown on the property.

Go there, you will be glad you did. A Real Gem.

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vipPerfection
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent breakfast across the board. My wife had the lavender orange French toast and I had the biscuits and gravy. Both were amazing. The lavender orange was subtle enough not to take over the French toast and just enough added flavor to make it stand apart from every day plain French toast. The biscuits and gravy was perfect. Not too salty and not overwhelming - just enough of everything.

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vipMikeD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our waiter was amazing. They were clearly very much understaffed the day we went for brunch. Our waiter did everything he could to make it up to us, comping our drink order. They should make him the manager. Our group all felt his honesty and looking out for us made the experience worth it. He even personally made our cocktails! The food was fine, but it was our waiter that really made the difference. I'm just sorry we didn't remember his name.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good. Staff are friendly. Food was great . Parking exit gate was broken so took couple minutes to get out

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JimE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Very nice location and ambiance. Staff was exceptional. Definitely will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We celebrated my birthday here with about 20 people for brunch. Suline was great in setting everything up for me. Shelly took over day of and was a sweetheart. Our waiter was nice, but got impatient with us on a couple occasions. He just seemed a little overwhelmed. Food pretty good. Great mimosa deal!

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Italian
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful.place to enjoy family and good food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and decor are mismatched. Great food and wine list but very plain tavern/cafe ambiance. Service excellent and knowledgeable.

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lauray
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good, but an automatic 20% gratuity is a bit much.

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vipdavidp
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bartender was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch was perfect!

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vipNiecy
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there celebrating our son's engagement, and the service was very good and they took really good care of us! thank you!

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vipDonna
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to come here. Super friendly service that makes you really feel welcome to stay and enjoy the setting and the food. The food is consistently good. And a great wine selection by the glass and the bottle.

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vipCarloA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I still continue to enjoy Tiburon Tavern. We celebrated my 40th birthday and it was a very nice time with my family.

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vipMegB
Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. Delicious food great service. Charming location. Will go back.

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vipAllyka
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Small menu, but delicious. Great Staff: Hopping on weekends, but great place for a quiet friends and family early dinner on Sundays

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vipChris
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The Caesar Salad was not good--minimal effort went into taste and presentation. The Salmon on toast points would have been better if the toast was not soggy. It took a while to get water refills on a warm day outside.

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vipregcow
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Go on a Wednesday cause wine discounted 30%. Calamari was soggy. Burgers and salad were good. Place is ok.

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Outtonight
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great and ambiance was great. Food was average at best. Overpriced for what it was. The kids menu looked great, but it wasn't kids food....it was adult food served in a smaller portion. Fancy mac-n-cheese and grilled cheese doesn't go over well with a 5 and 2 year old. The cheese was smoked or aged or something that is way too gourmet for kids!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Chicken tasted microwaved, dry. Felt like we were dining in a Hilton Garden Inn buffet meal.

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Tiburon Tavern is rated 3.8 stars by 647 OpenTable diners.

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