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Murray Circle

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601 Murray Circle, Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito, CA 94965
415.339.4750
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This restaurant is at Cavallo Point
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Cavallo Point's acclaimed restaurant, Murray Circle, under the direction of...
Cavallo Point's acclaimed restaurant, Murray Circle, under the direction of Executive Chef Justin Everett, is one of the Bay Area's top culinary destinations. Highlighting refined modern Northern California cuisine anchored to its Marin roots, the freshest local ingredients and stunning Golden Gate Bridge views, a meal here is inspired. Settle into the elegant yet comfortable dining room accented with beautifully restored tin ceilings, fine art photography and toasty fireplaces. Outside, soak up the sun on plush outdoor seating on the historic porch, with sweeping views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old School Charm

Murray Circle is part of Cavallo Point Lodge. Like the other grand dames of the National Park Service, it has a historic and majestic quality about it. The restaurant, with dark woods and browns, feels like an old high-end country club. The service is sharp and knowledgeable, and the food very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Rat-ta-too
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Mill Valley, California
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Sausalito, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Murray Circle since it opened and the restaurant has gone through peaks and valleys in food quality and service. I am happy to report that it is back at its peak now and definitely worth your consideration for dinner. Excellent service, portion size and unique flavors.

Helpful?
Thank Brooks H
jeff R, Manager at Murray Circle, responded to this review

Dear Brooks H, Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to your return to Murray Circle. We wish you the happiest 2016. Yours Sincerely, Murray Circle Management More 

Mill Valley, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Murray Circle is part of Cavallo Point Lodge. Like the other grand dames of the National Park Service, it has a historic and majestic quality about it. The restaurant, with dark woods and browns, feels like an old high-end country club. The service is sharp and knowledgeable, and the food very good. We loved the squash rings, fish stew, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rat-ta-too
jeff R, Manager at Murray Circle, responded to this review

Dear jeff R, We thank you so much for your inspiring review of Murray Circle. We especially are happy that you believe our service is sharp and knowledgeable. Happy New Year to you. We wish to welcome you back to Murray Circle or any part of Cavallo Point Lodge very soon. Yours Sincerely, Murray Circle Management More 

Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Murray Circle is set in a beautifully restored building. The dining room is spacious and quiet, the menu is varied and the food excellent. There is a fixed price menu option (with or without wine pairings) that is excellent. It is worth a trip to Murray Circle whether or not you are staying at Cavallo Point.

Helpful?
Thank Jim T
jeff R, Manager at Murray Circle, responded to this review

Dear Jim T, Please come back again and join us for a meal at Murray Circle or join us at any other aspect of the Cavallo Point Lodge. We thank you very much for your gracious review and wish you a very Happy New Year. Yours Sincerely, Murray Circle Management More 

Santa Clara, California, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

the food was cold, the service was bad. My dish was taken when I was not done, I still had bread in my hands. Very, very small portions. It was a X-mas dinner and I should not have expected much, but for the price I could of gotten a better meal at Dennys.

Helpful?
Thank Carla R
jeff R, Manager at Murray Circle, responded to this review

Dear Carla R, We are very sorry to hear that our Murray Circle restaurant did not suit your tastes and that you believe you would have received a better meal at Denny's. We do our best to provide an inviting and comfortable experience for our guests along with sharing our wonderful, local menu but realize we can't please everyone despite... More 

Beverly Hills, CA
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We had a relaxing Thanksgiving dinner in the restaurant. And while Holiday expectations are always high and often times not met, this restaurant came through with a really delicious prixe fixe dinner that was very delicious. My only complaint about this restaurant is that the draperies that separate the different rooms are really quite filthy at the bottom. Management needs... More 

Helpful?
Thank jjnla
jeff R, Manager at Murray Circle, responded to this review

Dear jjnla, It is wonderful that your Thanksgiving dinner experience expectations were met at our restaurant. We thank you so much for sharing these positive comments with our team and appreciate your feedback regarding the draperies needing to be cleaned. I will alert all management of your unfortunate observation and we will be cleaning our draperies as soon as possible.... More 

Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
240 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a lovely venue with amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from the porch. DH's burger was perfect with a great side of house-made chips and dip. I had the chicken hash--delicious. We will definitely go back to this charming spot.

Helpful?
Thank SnmaGal
jeff R, Manager at Murray Circle, responded to this review

Dear SnmaGal, Thank you for your warm and courteous review of Murray Circle. We are pleased that you enjoyed the burger and chips and the chicken hash and were so accommodating as to take the time to write a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon for a return visit and wish you a very Happy... More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

My favorite place to take visitors to San Francisco! When the weather is warm and clear, head to the porch at Murray Circle for a delicious lunch with a view of the Golden Gate bridge. Creative fresh cuisine with a lovely atmosphere and friendly service.

Helpful?
Thank swalker1312
jeff R, Manager at Murray Circle, responded to this review

Dear swalker1312, Happy New Year to you swalker1312. Thank you for your warm and lovely review from late November 2015. It is such a treat to hear that Murray Circle is your favorite place to take visitors visiting San Francisco. Thank you for sharing that wonderful comment. We look forward to your return and in the meantime, have a happy... More 

Lone Tree, Colorado
Level Contributor
100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The service was excellent - very friendly. The food was very good but I wouldn't say great.

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Thank Rod N
jeff R, General Manager at Murray Circle, responded to this review

Dear Rod N, Thank you for your wonderful review of Murray Circle from late November 2015. We appreciate your feedback regarding your experience with our menu. We understand that not all of our items on the menu will suit everyone's taste buds but hope you will consider returning. Happy New Year to you. Yours Sincerely, Murray Circle Management More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We met friends here and just loved the whole experience. We waited in the pub next door for our table which was a lovely start to the evening. The ambience of the restaurant is lovely, the food was great, the wait staff helpful and friendly and all in all it was a great evening. The setting at Fort Baker is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pennypickle
jeff R, Manager at Murray Circle, responded to this review

Dear Pennypickle, Happy New Year. Thank you for wonderful words regarding our Murray Circle restaurant from mid November 2015. Our favorite piece of your review is that you say we are a, "lovely unexpected gem of a place." We like to think of Murray Circle/Cavallo Point Lodge as a private gem and hearing it from a guest is such a... More 

North of San Francisco
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

From the moment we sat down until we finished our dessert the meal was more than I had hoped for. The wait staff was super professional as witnessed by a water glass never being empty and plates whisked away when the course was complete. The house water was also carbonized which is always a nice touch. We started with the... More 

Helpful?
Thank efejle
jeff R, Manager at Murray Circle, responded to this review

Dear efejle, We thank you so much for your gracious review of Murray Circle from early November 2015. To recognize and refer to Murray Circle as a hidden diamond is truly a treat. Thank you for sharing your positive experience. We appreciate and thank you for your feedback regarding the kids menu selections. I will be sharing this with all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Murray Circle, Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Sausalito
  • Phone Number: 415.339.4750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Cavallo Point's acclaimed restaurant, Murray Circle, under the direction of Executive Chef Justin Everett, is one of the Bay Area's top culinary destinations. Highlighting refined modern Northern California cuisine anchored to its Marin roots, the freshest local ingredients and stunning Golden Gate Bridge views, a meal here is inspired. Settle into the elegant yet comfortable dining room accented with beautifully restored tin ceilings, fine art photography and toasty fireplaces. Outside, soak up the sun on plush outdoor seating on the historic porch, with sweeping views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?