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The Spinnaker

100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-1500
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Ranked #26 of 73 Restaurants in Sausalito
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Price range: $31 - $50
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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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Avila Beach, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We crossed over the Golden Gate Bridge during our ride and went to Sausalito for lunch. The spinnaker looked nice from the outside and the location was amazing in front of the little pier and the bay. When we stepped inside it was like we had a time travel because everything looked so aged ... By the way we had... More

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San Clemente
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant is located on the water in Sausalito so it has a great view. The food and service were both good. The prices were reasonable for the location. We decided to spend a few dollars more instead of eating in a cramped restaurant without a view. Well worth it.

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SF Bay Area CA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I have often wanted to dine here but never found myself in the area when I had time to do so. Went here with friends in May of 2014 and was not disappointed. It was a Saturday night and they were very busy. Luckily we had reservations and didn't have to wait long to be seated. The view from just... More

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

Close friends, a great view, delicious food, and an excellent glass of wine to top it off? Sounds like a great night to me! I'm thrilled to see we delivered a quality time to you and your friends -- that's what we're all about! Hope to see you in again soon to share this amazing view with us. All the... More

Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived early for our reservation but had no problems being seated. The food choices were good for everyone-kids to vegetarians to carnivores. Our party started with clam chowder and calamari; both were very good. I ordered the pasta with grilled chicken, it was good but oily. I could have poured off a 1/4 cup of oil from the plate.... More

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

Looks like we were a little inconsistent on your trip down, and I hope you'll accept my apologies! We're all about providing a top notch experience on all fronts, and to see us fall short is pretty disappointing. Oily pasta and overcooked steak? That definitely doesn't sound like us. On your next trip out, I really hope you'll give us... More

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Dinning at Spinnaker was a real treat not only for me but for my guests from the Philippines. With a breath taking view of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge, with 'out of this world' entree's along a bottle of the best wine from Sonoma it was a memorable evening for everyone...parking was a "bonus" with... More

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

Love seeing that we were able to show you all a great time -- especially considering your guests flew 12 hours or so to get here! Hopefully the rest of your trip with them was just as spectacular, and we look forward to inviting you back in again soon -- we'll have wine waiting for you. :) All the best,... More

Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We took the ferry from Pier 41 Fisherman' Wharf, and it took us across to Sausalito. The Main Street was only 2 blocks from ferry and Spinnaker was a few blocks away. The restaurant sits on a pier stretching onto the water. Floor to ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the water, Golden Gate Bridge, and the entire San Francisco... More

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

Yes, yes, and yes! Love seeing reviews like this -- thank you for the kind words. I'm thrilled you enjoyed both of your visits with us so much. We're looking forward to a 3rd and 4th visit from you in the near future. :) All the best, Jeff - General Manager More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My friends took me here for lunch when I was in San Francisco. It was amazing! Service is outstanding, just like the food, but the best thing about it is the view. You can see the skyline of San Fran while drinking a glass of good wine. You would expect this venue to be much more expensive. Prices are great!... More

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

You have some amazing friends! :) Happy to see we delivered on all ends for you -- including dessert! Hope to see you out on your next SF trip. Cheers! Jeff - General Manager More

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On a trip to San Francisco with a European colleague, I wanted to combine good food, good wine, and a bit of sight-seeing. The ride from San Fran gave him a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and the view from Spinnaker was incredible. Often times you forgo food quality for such a view - - but here both were... More

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

Great food and wine with an amazing view? Sounds good to us! Thanks for choosing us to grab dinner with us -- I'm thrilled we came through for you. We'll see you in again soon for some delicious sea fare on the water. All the best, Jeff - General Manager More

Lake Mary, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I took my wife and daughter for dinner on our last day in San Fran. The outside and inside are a bit dated and in need of updating. However, the food and service are outstanding. The drinks were outstanding, the wine list excellent, and the food selection will serve any taste. The only thing better is the view. Call in... More

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

So glad you were able to make it down on your last day! Great service, delicious food, and the view that we're lucky enough to have? Sounds like a good way to end your trip. Hope the rest of you made it back to Florida with no troubles, and look forward to seeing you out here again on your next... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We ordered a the cheeseburger. When it arrived the bun had mold spores growing. No apology from management or anything taken off of the bill. The service was terrible ant they were not that busy.

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

Sabrina, I am very sorry that this happened during your recent dining experience. This is something that should not happen with all of our quality control checks. I will definitely pass this on to our chef and bread company! We get fresh buns in daily and nearly sell them out everyday. I am not sure how this can occur but... More

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