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Feb 25, 2012 01:40 PM

Sausalito lunch on a Monday - which restaurant of these 5 would you pick?

I can't decide which one of these restaurants to go to for lunch - Le Garage or FISH or The Spinnaker or Horizons or Kitti’s Place. Please let me know your opinion!

Will not have a car - so needs to be accessible by public transit and/or walking.

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  1. Le Garage: good food, can sit outside by the water, harder to get to by public transporation, not close to downtown Sausalito

    Fish: Same as Le Garage - pricey and only takes cash, but food is great

    The Spinnaker: Haven't been there since I was in high school - get the impression it's a throwback - right near the ferry landing downtown though

    Horizons: tourist trap on the water downtown

    Kitti's Place - food is supposed to be good Thai-inspired - I always get a weird vibe in there so I never stay - furthest from downtown

    What about Poggio? It's right downtown - you can sit outside - food is good but a little pricey - very pleasant though

    Good luck!

    6 Replies
    1. re: The Librarian

      Actually the food at Horizons is pretty good, though if the weather's such that the view's gone I'd go to Poggio instead.

      1. re: The Librarian

        Weird vibe??? Kitti's place is the most consistently friendly place in that whole damn town. I eat there once a week, which is more than I can say for any other place in that strange little burg that I have gradually grown to love. The food is creative, and, for the quality,very reasonably priced. Kitti himself is a soup genius,( unlike a lot of other chefs who use soup as a source of free revenue from stuff they'd otherwise throw away.) and the soup of the day is always worth a try.
        Having said that, it is far and away the farthest away from downtown. In 30+ years working in Sausalito, I have never eaten at Poggio (although I mean to some day) Horizon's or The Spinnaker. Fish is overpriced, in my opinion, (I think fish and chips is around $24,wow!) Le Garage is also quite a hike, but the atmosphere/view is fine, and it's right next to the Bay Model, which is free and definitely worth a visit.
        Weird vibe indeed!

        1. re: little big al

          I know - everyone else loves Kitti's! Must be me (even though I'm thought of as a nice person). Maybe I'll give it another try...

          1. re: The Librarian

            For whatever reason, I'm not a huge fan of Kitty's either. I've never had anything bad there, but nothing notable.

            Le Garage, Poggio, and Fish are all good choices.

            I don't remember if it's obvious from the menu, but prices at Fish are inclusive of tax, and tipping isn't required (I'm not suggesting you don't tip -- there's a jar by the register). You order at the register and your food is brought to you. The food is local, sustainable and organic. With that in mind, I think the 3 taco plate for $13 is a great deal.

            FYI Fish is cash only.

          2. re: little big al

            Poggio's really good, I'd go there regularly if Sausalito weren't so out of the way for me. Their annual bollito misto festival's going on. They serve it tableside from a special cart they brought over from Italy.


          3. re: The Librarian

            Spinnaker is more about the view than the food. I agree with others about Poggio, a destination restaurant.

          4. I have Lers Ros for dinner that night, so maybe I wouldn't go to Kitti's Place for lunch as the food is Thai there as well.

            1. Thanks everyone for your recs. I have decided on Horizons if the weather is nice and back-up plan is FISH.

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              1. re: TeacherFoodie

                If the weather's nice (and it always is in Sausalito), sit outside at Bar Bocce. No one goes to Sausalito for the food.

                Cheaper and across the way is Cibo, which has great snacks.

                1201 Bridgeway (at Pine, Sausalito, CA 94965

                Bar Bocce
                1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

                  1. re: TeacherFoodie

                    It's worth a glass of wine or an iced tea, regardless.

                  2. re: Windy

                    I've made special trips to Sausalito for the food. Nobody else in the area makes bollito misto like Poggio's.

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston

                      I also feel Poggio;s is a destination restaurant..good food, warm interior space..with some outdoor seating to people watch...

                1. Horizons is closed for a remodel. The sign says they plan to reopen in April as the Trident.

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                  1. re: nocharge

                    If Scoma's is still open (I lived in Sausalito about 15 years ago and went all the time), I'd go there.

                  2. Unfortunately we will not make it to Sausalito this vist. We will have to come again. I'll take the suggestions for our next visit!