Barrel House Tavern

Barrel House Tavern

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Mon
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Does this restaurant offer outdoor seating?
About
Barrel House Tavern is an inviting waterfront oasis and a lively destination fit for an intimate dinner for two or a celebratory venue for large groups.
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles876 reviews
Excellent
416
Very good
311
Average
90
Poor
26
Terrible
34
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

JLHavinfun
Copperopolis77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We ate on the Eve of New Year's Eve, so I would highly recommend reservations if you want to eat on that type of holiday weekend. My husband had the calm chowder. FYI, it is made to order. What does that mean..well it is not chowder most of us are use to. This was a thin broth with chucks of potato and the calms were still in there shell. They do provide a dish for you to discard your shells but it is a bit of work if all you want to do is drink soup. My husband said it was very good. I had the braised short ribs, very tasty. Despite them loosing our order and coming out after all the tables around us were served, the overall experience was good and the comped a glass of wine for the wait.
Written January 2, 2020
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MMTYSM
Dallas136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We recommend the “Impossible” burger. It was very good and us Texan’s could not tell a difference in the texture or taste of this all veggie burger from a tender real meat burger. Parm & Sweet Potato Fries were good with hearty portions. Service was attentive and pleasant, but did get the type of water we wanted wrong. (Distilled or Spring) We could live with that and everything else was as ordered. Views were very nice with lots of tables with a view.
Written January 22, 2020
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Reed
Orlando2431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
Barrel House Tavern is a family friendly “tavern” but really more of a modern restaurant and bar with amazing views and good service and very good food. My party of 3 shared some apps and tried some of their interesting cocktails and all were great. The flatbread was especially yummy - it was called the “spring” flatbread and had such interesting things as potatoes, pea purée, walnuts, burrata cheese and more - but it all worked! They charge for bread which isn’t my favorite - but the bread and butter were delicious and worth the extra money. You are paying Sausalito prices on top of SF prices so it isn’t cheap, but the view and the food together make it worth it!
Written August 2, 2021
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RenoHighlander
78 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
Went to Barrel House Tavern for lunch. It was almost empty, but server never checked with us to see if everything was OK. Husband's food was getting cold while we tried to catch someone's eye to ask for salt. Finally gave up and went to a couple of serving stations myself to find S&P shakers. His burger was all right, nothing special - but fries were pretty nasty (thus need for salt). I had ceveche, which was actually tasty, but covered with taro chips that were so stale it was fortunate I have a set of good strong natural teeth. We were almost finished when I was able to stop the server sailing by to ask for a refill of my empty iced tea glass. It seems to me they are relying entirely on their lovely views and don't really care about providing good food or service. And very expensive as well! Almost $70 for a modest lunch with no alcohol.
Written November 1, 2021
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Grant H
Minneapolis52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Great view towards Angel Island, Alcatraz, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge. The service was prompt and courteous and the atmosphere inviting. I ordered the CIOPPINO dungeness crab, calamari, clams, white fish, prawns & mussels, fresh tomato white wine broth & garlic cheese bread. This was nice but I felt the white white broth was a bit too much. It extracted and mixed the various distinct sea food tastes together so that they all kind of tasted the same. Regardless, it was a treat and I would dine there again.
Written March 9, 2020
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happyfarmers
Somerset164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
It was a really sunny day so we sat outside. It was fairly busy as it was the weekend but the service was still very good. The menu was varied and the portion sizes represented good value. Service was quick but in a nice way not too quick so it allowed you time to take the view in, catch a few bits of sun and chat with the family. Portion sizes were good but not so large that you needed to take a doggy bag away with you which I must admit is the way I like it.
Written July 26, 2023
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Michael J
Manhattan Beach288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
We enjoyed a pleasant dinner at the Barrel House. Great Bay views. Service was attentive. My wife had the half chicken and I had the pork ribs; both dishes were well prepared. The flourless chocolate cake was a tasty dessert.
Written March 22, 2022
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Monica Cabrita
Cannes10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 family
Great experience. The restaurant is beautiful and with a very cozy atmosphere. Restaurant that focuses on quality and with attention to every detail, from the decoration, to the choice of all the ingredients of each dish, fantastic wine list and quality coffee and desserts. Wonderful view to San Francisco Bay!
Written October 26, 2020
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joan b
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Great view average food. It was very disappointing service. We were completely through our first cocktail with no food . When I complained about the wait on appetizers the host said the kitchen was backed up. Watched 2 tables opposite us get served multiple courses while waiting on our appetizer to arrive which was ordered before they were even seated! Didn’t look too backed up for them. Pasta with half crab was not well executed. Under seasoned and overcooked pasta. Flat bread pizza was great as well as the burger. Bottom line I would recommend sitting at the bar and ordering an appetizer. Very ordinary for the price.
Written February 25, 2024
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AprilleWright
Sunnyvale116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We were there to enjoy an appetizer and a cocktail and enjoy the view of the Bay. My husband ordered a Margarita. When it was brought we were both amazed at what he got for a very high price and nothing in the glass. It was short, full of ice and really no drink. Turned us off and we will not be returning anytime soon.
Written February 8, 2020
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Danielle H
San Rafael7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We arrived ahead of our reservation time, hungry and hoping to get seated outside because it was an unseasonably warm, luscious night. They sat us at the bar to wait and before we had a chance to order we were seated outside on the end, a romantic spot overlooking the calm silky waters and sparkling cityscape. Everything we ordered was outstanding! From the hamburger, the best I’ve ever had, the broccolini delicious and perfectly cooked, to the chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream and topped off by the cappuccino with oat milk, perfection!!! Oh and I highly recommend the watermelon margarita served neat with no salt rim, (but make sure to ask if you want it that way). Yummy!
Written October 7, 2023
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Leia J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
I went with my family for a birthday dinner, and it was incredible. We had a table right by the window and had a gorgeous view of the bay during our dinner. Our waiter was incredibly helpful and thorough, and I had the best filet mignon of my life, followed by the most rich, smooth chocolate cake with creamy vanilla ice cream. Definitely recommend, I will absolutely be coming here again!
Written July 13, 2023
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Jason L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 family
Great spot with family and friends. Awesome service, food and ambiance. I was here with my wife and 5 kids (ages 4-13) for a late Saturday lunch. We come here often since the kids love their flat bread pizzas, and my wife and I have adult food and beverages. Great spot on the water and we usually get a table with minimal wait times.
Written September 23, 2023
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HLT
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
We visited Sausalito whilst on holiday for 4 days in San Francisco. Sausalito was highly recommended to us whilst on our holiday. We had looked at this restaurant and managed to stumble across it. The staff were very accommodating and we only had to wait 20 minutes for a table, which we were very happy with considering we didn’t have a reservation. After a drink we were taken to our table. The views were absolutely stunning, looking right out on to the ocean. There was a nice atmosphere, it was busy but we were seen to very efficiently. The food was absolutely beautiful, the best ribs I have had. My partner had chicken wings and I had crab cakes for starter. My partner had a burger for his main. I would highly recommend this restaurant, the food was incredible!
Written May 25, 2022
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Phanet L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Amazing experience, came here to celebrate our anniversary after kayaking down the street. Initially made reservations at 6pm but called around 4pm to see if they were able to sit us - no problems. The hospitality and views are spectacular. Not to mention the food!!! We had their dozen oysters which was sooo fresh! Also the mushroom ravioli and shrimp risotto is heavenly!! We did not order dessert but our waiter ended up bringing a cheesecake on the house for us!! We’ve been to a lot of places but we’ll definitely return back here for a night out.
Written July 9, 2023
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