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The Spinnaker

100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-1500
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Ranked #27 of 72 restaurants in Sausalito
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Anchor Street
Transit: Golden Gate Transit Bus: 50, 20; Golden Gate Ferry: Red & White Fleet, Blue & Gold
Description: 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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New York
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Basically, you go to The Spinnaker for the view. Situated out on a point in Sausalito, overlooking the water with the tips of the Golden Gate Bridge poking over the hill nearby, The Spinnaker offers a gorgeous view. The food is typical club fare: clam chowder, spinach salad, club sandwich and is well prepared. The service is efficient. Try not... More

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Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Really all about the view here. Halibut entree, Francais style, was serviceable, but thinner filets than we are used to. "Crab and shrimp quesadillas" were a train wreck - dry, with un-melted sprinkle of cheese and bland and crumbly seafood filling. Not sure what this item is doing on the menu. I expected lots of melted cheese over juicy, fresh... More

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Heard about Spinnaker so for our special stay decided to try it. Had booked a table at least a month prior. On arrival we were met by a rather dour grey haired lady and when we said we had a table for 8pm, the response was, we are trying to get the 7 30s out and to take a seat... More

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Auburn, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have visited The Spinnaker in years past and visited again to celebrate our anniversary. This restaurant continues to be outstanding and no doubt why it has been in existence for years. Absolutely perfect! We had a window table and the view, the food and the service could not have been better. We toasted with sparkling wine along with the... More

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

First off, happy anniversary and thanks for spending it with us! We're more than flattered that after years of coming here you still choose us for a day as special as that one. I'm thrilled to see all the food came out perfectly, and nice choice on pairing it all with a couple glasses of Pinot Noir (pairs so well... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Table by the window on a fine and clear evening overlooking San Francisco and Alcatraz with the Golden Gate peeping over the hills - absolutely fabulous !! Food and wine excellent. Service mercifully slow by American standards so we were able to really enjoy the evening. Have been to many restaurants in the Bay Area - this was by far... More

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

With all the amazing cuisine in the area, I'm thrilled that we're your top spot! We'll definitely share our view with you whenever you want. :) We'll see you in soon for a night on the water. Cheers, Jeff - General Manager More

Woerden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great interior, spectacular view on the bay. But the food, so much has to change over there. I started with oysters. Okay, to start with: to cold! It felt like: "let's take them out of the fridge and through them on a plate" . When oysters are to cold, they taste like ... let me think ... nothing! But that... More

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

Along with our amazing view, you should expect quality food with exceptional customer service. I'm sorry that your experience didn't exactly show off what we're capable of, Alex. To start, our oysters shouldn't ever be too cold. Being that we're in one of the best areas for oysters in the whole country, we definitely know better than that! As for... More

Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Long-standing institution on the waterfront, decor is quite dated, and some of the service staff too . . . . food is ok (we had a variety of dishes, mostly sandwiches/burger and salmon / swordfish) : decent but nothing to write home about.

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

As you may know, we've been around since the '60s, and like to think our decor is charming and unique. That said, we're always open to feedback, and appreciate you taking the time to leave your thoughts. I hope you'll think of us again the next time you're in Sausalito -- we'd love to welcome you back! Cheers, Jeff -... More

Monroe, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Usually when you find a restaurant with a location as perfect as this either the food, the service or both are lacking. Not so here. The food was reasonably priced and delicious. There isn't a bad table in the place for spectacular views while eating. We'll be back.

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

Looking forward to welcoming you back, Brina! Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. Of course, you can always count on us to serve you a delicious meal while you enjoy the spectacular views of the sunset. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jeff - General Manger More

Kernersville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Another great meal in Sausalito! The restaurant sits on the bay with beautiful views from every seat. We were sat as soon as we walked in even though they were busy. We had crab cakes - the remoulade was delicious with them. We also had the sauteed chicken and mushrooms. The meals came with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. Service... More

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

We hope you'll find yourself in Sausalito again soon, Cindy! We'd love to welcome you back for another meal. I'll be sure to pass along your praises to the team as well. The next time you're in town, we'll have a table with your name on it. Cheers, Jeff - General Manger More

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a delightful lunch here. The food was excellent. The restaurant overlooks the bay. It was very busy so I would recommend a reservation. The fish dishes were superb and the bread pudding was to die for. Our waiter was a bit stand offish at first but soon warmed up, and the service was very good. Our best meal... More

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

Best meal in the San Francisco area, Garry? You're making us blush! Thanks for the wonderful review. Looking forward to the next time you find yourself in SF -- we'd love to welcome you back! Cheers, Jeff - General Manger More

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