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Best restaurant for nice, romantic dinner in the Sausalito area? (for non-foodies)

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My college roommate recently got married in a small, family-only wedding and moved with her husband to Sausalito, and I'd like to get them a restaurant gift certificate for a wedding/housewarming gift - I was thinking around $150/$200 dollars. I've never met her husband, but she's a moderately adventurous eater but not what I would call very experimental, and she's also not a big drinker, so $150 or so should cover a fairly nice meal for 2 at most area restaurants, although not if I move into SF or Napa/Sonoma.

Does anyone have any suggestions? The most common ideas that come up online are Poggio and Sushi Ran, but Poggio has been getting mixed reviews lately and I'm not sure how far the money will go at Sushi Ran. I'm not familiar with the area, so I'd really appreciate any help.

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  1. Sausalito houses my current favorite restaurant, Le Garage. A search here will turn up several reports. It's a French bistro set on a boat harbor in a non-tourist area of Sausalito. The prices are very fair. Great lunches with no alcohol can be $15 apiece. Or you can eat and drink as much as you want.

    http://legaragebistrosausalito.com

    1. Not far from Sausalito is Mill Valley and I think El Paseo is a good romantic choice. I would say the food can appeal to both foodies and non-foodies.

      While I have not eaten there but being that they are not foodie not sure how much they actually care about the food but I've heard the views are amazing from the restaurant at Cavallo point.

      1. Thanks so much for the advice. I guess I was a little unclear (and I can't edit my original post now) -- when I said non-foodies, I just meant not too experimental. I still want a very nice place with great food that will seem like a treat/suitable wedding gift. Does anyone have any thoughts on Poggio or Sushi Ran? Le Garage seems very nice but a little less expensive than I was looking for.

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        1. re: jctl27

          Poggio's great, one of the best Italian-Italian restaurants in the Bay Area.