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Lunch in Sausalito

chattys82 Feb 2, 2011 12:15 PM

Hi everyone,
Looking for a good lunch with cocktails (not just wine and beer) in Sausalito...going to be biking across the Golden Gate Bridge and would love a fun place to stop at for lunch.

Is Horizons restaurant supposed to be good? I've read various things about it. It seems pretty, but considering I'm going to be there in 2 weeks in mid-February, does the scenic element really matter? I'm assuming people stick to eating indoors in mid February in San Francisco, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

I heard that restaurant Fish is quite good, but they only have beer and wine it seems...
Is there a place to get drinks right nearby Fish? that might work...

Any help would be much appreciated.

OR are there any other restaurants I'm really overlooking in Sausalito for lunch? Just looking for a casual place...nothing INSANELY expensive, but the cost isn't tooooooo important.

Thank you! :)

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: chattys82 Feb 2, 2011 12:39 PM

    The food at Horizons is pretty good and if the weather's nice (entirely possible in mid-February) their deck is hard to beat.

    If the weather's such that the view is not a factor, I'd go to Poggio instead.

    777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

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      tstrum RE: Robert Lauriston Feb 2, 2011 05:44 PM

      Poggio is bad. It is overpriced and low quality. Not worthit.

      777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

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        Robert Lauriston RE: tstrum Feb 3, 2011 09:05 AM

        What did you have there you didn't like?


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          tstrum RE: Robert Lauriston Feb 3, 2011 11:29 AM

          I had a linguine amatriccina, that tasted like Chef Boyardee. Which is a problem when you pay $25.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: tstrum Feb 3, 2011 11:36 AM

            On the current menu, rigatoni all'amatriciana is $16.

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      hazel sausalito RE: chattys82 Feb 3, 2011 09:06 AM

      Hi, They do have a full bar and the patio is nice as long as the sun is shining and the have heaters. Happy hour has good deals too.

      1. MSK RE: chattys82 Feb 3, 2011 09:20 AM

        For a local's location........ try Kitti's Place on Bridgeway.

        Food is excellent, abundant and reasonably priced.
        You can sit outside but you are basically in the parking lot so no view but the food is worth it.

        Weather should not be right for outdoor eating but the year......all bets are off. 70 degrees today!

        For beer and wine and a bite to eat (only nibbles) afterwards (open at 3 or 4) on a pretty deck overlooking the marina, Wellingotn's Wine Bar is not too far away.


        Then you'll really be living life like a local!

        Kitti's Place
        3001 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

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          little big al RE: MSK Feb 3, 2011 02:17 PM

          Ditto on Kitti's. True it's in a strip mall, but the friendliness of the staff, the truly unique cuisine and the food value are unparalleled in Sausalito. It is my favorite casual restaurant. Make sure to get the coconut cup thingies if they have them.

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            Malcolm Ruthven RE: MSK Feb 3, 2011 07:56 PM

            No cocktails at Kitti's.

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            RxDiesel RE: chattys82 Feb 3, 2011 11:47 AM

            Cocktails, then a bike ride back across the Golden Gate bridge .... sounds like an adventure! Make mine a double, and make sure the rescue boat & ambulance are ready!

            Is Ondine still in Sausalito and maybe open for lunch? not 'casual', but had a great dinner there maybe ten years ago.

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              MSK RE: RxDiesel Feb 3, 2011 01:05 PM

              Ondine's, the upstairs of Horizons, has been solely an event space since probably about the time after you visited last.
              Beautiful views. Good for weddings,e tc.

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              annabana RE: chattys82 Feb 3, 2011 12:24 PM

              If you keep it simple, The Spinnaker in Sausalito has decent if unexceptional food, casual atmosphere, full bar, is open for lunch and has world class views (indoor seating) of SF, the bay, Angel Island and passing sail boats. Prices are not too high, by Sausalito standards.

              Horizons' lunch time fish tacos are good, has a full bar and again the views are world class.

              1. whs RE: chattys82 Feb 3, 2011 03:55 PM

                How's Scoma's these days? We're visiting SF in mid-March and plan to visit Heath Ceramics--is that walking distance?

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                  Sarah RE: whs Feb 3, 2011 07:41 PM

                  We love Scoma's for lunch and dinner -- but it's quite a schlep to Heath -- you're way closer to Fish. from Heath (north end of town), esp if you'll be carrying a lot of ceramic pieces.

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                    whs RE: Sarah Mar 22, 2011 06:42 PM

                    Thanks for FISH rec. We sat outside (weather miraculously cleared up) and standouts were the pasta con vongole and the grilled sardines (boned!). Lunch will probably end up costing thousands as the visit to Heath ceramics inspired a kitchen remodel.

                2. steve h. RE: chattys82 Feb 3, 2011 06:24 PM

                  FISH is pretty cool. I like sitting outside at a picnic table, watching boats pull up to the fuel dock (some skippers are better than others) and eating a mighty-fine lunch. Beer and wine are OK for lunch.
                  Cash only.

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                    Glencora RE: steve h. Feb 3, 2011 07:04 PM

                    I like FISH, but the OP wants cocktails. As far as I know, there isn't anyplace to get drinks nearby. There isn't much of anything.

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                      steve h. RE: Glencora Feb 3, 2011 07:12 PM

                      Thought I was clear on that point.

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