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About Wildfox

Wildfox is a warm and rustic restaurant serving American comfort food with a twist. The menu features grilled chops, steaks, prime rib, burgers and fish with daily chef specials. The restaurant features include hillside Fireplace Terrace, full bar and cocktail lounge. Enjoy the extensive wine list.

225 Alameda Del Prado
Novato, CA 94949
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, American, Prime Rib

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday-Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm
Brunch​
Sundays 10:30am-2:00pm
Dinner
Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday 4:30pm-9:30pm
Happy Hour is now 7 days a week!!
3:00-6:00pm in our Bar, Lounge & Terrace

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 883-9125

Website:
http://www.wildfoxrestaurant.com/

Catering:
A full array of Dining Platters may be delivered or picked up.

Parking Details:
Handicap Parking and ramp

Public Transit:
Golden Gate Transit

Executive Chef:
Debbie Coenen

Private Party Facilities:
The Private Atrium can accommodate large parties in the dining room from 25-60 people. The Patio can seat up to 50 people. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
David Keegan: (415) 883-9125

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Wildfox Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Authentic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Greek salad is quite good.

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food3
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service3
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Our server was really outstanding. Comfortable booth. Robert the bartender made fabulous cocktails. Brussels sprouts are out of this world!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Always a good dining experience. Nice ambience and good menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Consistency at its best! I've been going to the Wildfox for a number of years now and they keep getting better. Great food, great service in a fun atmosphere. Need to distinguish themselves with a signature dish! Had the Prime Rib, great meat, perfectly cooked, needed a rub of some kind. Cocktails are great and inventive. Best in Novato!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Cozy
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Had a great time to meet and enjoy a meal with our son's girlfriend. The food was great and the atmospher just right. We especailly appreciated our favorite server; Jefferson. He've very attentive and makes the experience special.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Had a great brunch but wanted a fizz and they don't serve them. Also not carrying the good Chardonnays like they used to. Still love the restaurant though!

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

I have had business meetings here before and enjoyed the food and service. Unfortunately, this did not translate over to a family dinner I arranged. The food is excellent and the menu is varied to provide all tastes. The server was aloof, not helpful , and did not even seem worried an order was not delivered as ordered. Maybe trained in France? This made the dinner for me a mistake as I had arranged it for visiting family members.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This is a solid go-to place with a good menu prepared with fresh ingredients. The staff is very pleasant although a bit slow on our visit. The clam chowder got rave reviews from a dining partner and we plan to be back soon.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Been here so many times. The food was great. It was a very hot nite and no ac. They invited all of us to dessert. 6 of us. I had the butterscotch pot. Omg...I'm a chef and it was the BEST I ever had. Fabulous

Tags: Disabled Access, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Organic, Casual, Happy Hour, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We always have a wonderful experience at the Wildfox. The service is friendly and fun and the food is delicious and exciting. W get the Kung Pao extra spicy often times because they make the best in the land. Their blue cheese wedge is always a must and also the roasted brussel sprouts. Brunch is amazing. Bottomless mimosa's or bloody Mry's are fab. You can't go wrong here. Everything is delicious and creative and fun

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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food5
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service5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Was there for a pre-wedding party Friday night which was great for a cocktail/
hor dourve get together. Also went for Sunday Brunch wher my wife, daughter and I all had the Chilaquiles - which were very good not great. Lot's of food.

Service great to real good both times.
But bar closed at 11 on Saturday night.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food3
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service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The service was very slow, and not very attentive. The menu was limited but the food we ordered was very tasty. The noise level in the eating area was so loud that our conversation was very limited. I would recommend it for the food with all sorts of conditions .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
1 person found this review helpful.
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food4
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service2
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We had a nice brunch with family from out of town. I wanted to go back as we had a pleasant experience the last time we went. The brunch choices were great and indeed very good.
Everyone had a good time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great experience last night at Wild Fox. Met a client in the bar, then had dinner. Good service, feel, and food. Food was quite good. Each of us commented on how good Iyer entrees and salads were. Seared Ahi tuna salad, toasted shrimp over green salad, and filet Mignon. Deserts were visually appealing as well as tasty. Great value for quality and setting.

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

As always, enjoyed our meal very much. Salads are exquisite! The ahi tuna steak dinner, excellent. Hubby had the ribs, very good. Brother had the pasta, also very good. Easy parking and right off the hwy 101.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food has been wonderful every time very friendly staff and always accommodating. They have a great happy hour on the patio.

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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was disappointing - lacking taste except for too much sugar in everything - even the wasabi mashed potatoes. Two of us ate Brussel sprouts, calamari, caesar salad, and ahi tuna on wasabi mashed potatoes with peanut sauce. Service was "team" and never saw our waiter again until I asked for our check. We asked for two things when ordering - no croutons on salad and no ice in water. Both came with the items we asked to avoid. Dining room was dirty - cob webs and dust clearly visible on twigs surrounding lights between two booths and on venetian blinds behind booth, yet inside the building. Even with a very dark room, the dirt and dust were noticeable. I would not go back, nor would I recommend this restaurant. Outside dining not possible as yellow jackets/wasps were voracious.

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food1
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service2
value1

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

No air conditioning.Should have left when we walked in .

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food3
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

What a delightful luncheon! Both the hostess who seated us and our server were friendly, professional, and efficient. Excellent service. And the food was delicious. I ordered the seared salmon salad and a side order of the fabulous Brussels sprouts, and couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Menu's eclectic, but trying to do so many things resulted in not doing any very well. We were 5 people, and none had a meal we'd go back for. Desserts were excellent, though.

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food2
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was pretty good. I ordered the prime rib, which was tasty. Asparagus stalks were tough (i.e. inedible) - whoever cleaned them forgot to break off the ends.

Server was okay but definitely could have been more attentive. I hate asking for refills on water and soda - just check on us every now and then, okay?

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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

My friend had a great salad, I enjoyed the pork sliders and we each had a tasty glass of wine.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Started with the house Manhattan, which is delicious and layered in flavor, like at the hip bars in San Francisco. I love the prawn/risotto, the salmon/orzo and the tempura calamari dishes. But this time I tried the special, the Korean short ribs with rice and pickled slaw and it was outrageously good. Hope they add it to the menu.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Service was extremely poor and the food was excellent. One steak was under cooked and had to be returned to the kitchen.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was fabulous, service was quick and friendly. Never disappointed.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Calamari was excellent sausage pizza was not =tasteless and thy forgot to add sausage=extremely disappointing

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun
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food3
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service4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was terrific -- came back the next evening because it was so good

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We enjoy the food and athmosphere at Wildfox. Our only issue lately has been the service. This last visit, we arrived on time and was seated. We brought a special bottle of wine which I poured for the table. We were there for nearly 45-minutes when we finally stopped someone from the wait staff as he walked by. He said it wasn't his table, but he'd check. Thank heaven we stopped him, or who know's how long we'd had to wait? The fellow we stopped took care of us for the rest of the night, any he was great. They were very busy that night, but that makes two visits where the wait staff was hit and miss. The food was great, company enjoyable and, when all was done, we had a good time.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Delicious food, great service and the price is right!

We'll be back...again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Good place to meet folks with easy access. Salads are good.

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food3
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

We had a great lunch. It was nice and quiet with a patio seating area. Good food and wine selection at a reasonable price. Quick access from the freeway so easy to find.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We found a recommendation online for Wildfox. Met up with friends we had not seen in 20+ years. We wanted a good place to talk, nice ambiance and great food.
Wildfox checked all those boxes.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We enjoyed a nice family gathering w/excellent service on Saturday evening. I've been going to Wildfox for 15 years now, and it's a dependably good dining experience every time. I'd recommend it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Always great but tonight our entrees were particularly good. Salmon and Flat Iron Steak.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Wild Fox never disappoints - consistently delicious food and a good variety. Many entree' salads - Asian Beef, Prawn Louis, Southwestern and all are fantastic! Some pastas, seafood dishes and various meat options as well. Happy is da bomb - deals on drinks and most appetizers and pizzas are half off!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

A great restaurant all around. As usual with most restaurants it was too noisy and I couldn't hear my own companions talking. I don't know why there is never better sound acoustics, but at least they didn't overwhelm us with loud music the way so many other places do.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

C- food with F- service. We were left abandoned with no service for the 1st 20 minutes we were there. Requests for someone to help fell on deaf ears. Kid's burger was a hockey puck. Wine list reads like the 2nd shelf at Safeway. Pork chop was gristly with an oily sauce. We won't be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Horrible EXPERIENCE - Needs new management.

we set for 20 minutes at a table, without a single person stopping by. Finally flagged a waiter who summoned the manager. She came over apologized and never returned to follow up. Saw her texting on her phone near the kitchen.

Once we did get service, my friend ordered the rotisserie chicken - They were out - maybe not a big deal but it was her 3rd time there and the third time they were "out" of the chicken. Ordered a bottle of wine -guess what? They were also out of the wine we wanted. Had to ask for bread - Guess what - the waiter dropped off the bread, but forgot a plate to put it on - I could continue to write about how bad the training of the staff is, but suffice to say the entire experience sucked.

We will never return and if your reading this, should consider yourself warned.

Funny part is - Owners are not paying attention to the managers, so managers are not paying attention to staff, and I bet if you asked them all, they would think they are doing a great job.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

My reservation was for 7:00 pm, we were seated promptly, nice table, but noisy, difficult to make conversation.
Food was OK, not special, they did not charge corkage.

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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Good menu choices all well prepared. Service was spotty and servers seemed overwhelmed by too many customers.

Tags: Seasonal
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