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Mini rant: Fish. in Sausalito's Wine List

SteveG Feb 9, 2009 11:36 AM

The food, as usual, was pretty good with impeccable fish and reasonably good preparation.

This time around, I was in the mood for a glass of wine, so I took a look at the offerings. None particularly appealed, but the shocker was the markup. A bottle of Vinho Verde from Aveleda that we used to buy at retail pricing of $6-7.50 was listed for $26! My friend's glass of organic 2006 McFadden Pinot Gris had gone off, perhaps because the wine is so low-sulfite it's not shelf-stable, but at $10 a glass it should have been a decent quality wine. Retail on that one is $16, I think it was $29 a bottle on the menu, but prices are missing from the online version.

What gives? How many other restaurants in the area have the chutzpah to sell an un-aged wine for 4x retail, and serve it in tumblers?

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    murdoch RE: SteveG Feb 11, 2009 02:44 PM

    I totally agree that their wine list is unimpressive and overpriced. Makes you wonder a little bit about the markups on their food as well. That crab sandwich (which is one of my absolute favorites) was originally $16 when they opened. I think it now is $26!

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      walker RE: murdoch Feb 11, 2009 03:04 PM

      I went there once and had the really fresh, excellent fried halibut but it was $21 -- just did not think it was worth the price. Came with fries or cole slaw, neither of which was special.

    2. baron45 RE: SteveG Feb 13, 2009 01:37 PM

      At places like this with cheapie wines at jacked up prices, I bring my own good stuff and pay the corkage.

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        haonusa RE: SteveG Feb 13, 2009 04:29 PM

        Yeah that place confounds me. I really like the food but the prices seem soooo high. And I agree their wine list is kind of weak and uninspiring. that's why I normally get a pitcher of beer instead.

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