Where to Eat?

Sausalito has an amazing food community. It has something for everyone, whether you’re grabbing a quick bite or treating your family or team to lunch or dinner or planning an elegant dinner out. Below is a list of Sausalito Restaurants to help guide you.

What’s New and Coming Soon!?

Two steakhouses recently debuted on the north end of Sausalito — Show de Carnes Brazilian Steakhouse in the expansive space where Outback Steakhouse operated for 12 years, and Gallo Rosso Italian Steakhouse on Bridgeway, replacing Bua Thai Kitchen. Both closed at the start of the pandemic in early 2020.

It’s wise to arrive with an appetite at the independently owned Show de Carnes that opened in the Marin Gateway Shopping Center. The name translates to “meat show” at this Brazilian churrascaria, or barbecued meat restaurant, where proteins are skewered and cooked slowly over an open flame.

The experience starts with a stop at an expansive salads, sides and sauces buffet bar, where there are more than 50 choices, from cheeses, artisan breads, cured meats, salads and vegetables to mashed potatoes, sushi and caramelized bananas. Pão de queijo, an airy baked cheese bread, is brought to the table.

Show de Carnes Brazilian Steakhouse offers an expansive buffet bar.

Chef Salvio De Furia brings his passion for Italian flavors, the recipes from his childhood and 34 years of restaurant experience to Sausalito’s Gallo Rosso Italian Steakhouse that opened in early March.

The menu features authentic Italian dishes and traditional steakhouse favorites. Creamy burrata with aged prosciutto; beef carpaccio with fontina cheese truffle sauce; steamed mussels and clams in a spicy tomato broth; and a rich assortment of pastas and risottos share the menu with entrees like pork loin Milanese and a lunchtime New York steak sandwich.

For dinner, the beef selection expands to include bone-in ribeye; fiorentina angus; veal chops; lamb chops; beef wellington (a mushroom pâté and prosciutto-wrapped tenderloin enclosed in puff pastry); Canadian lobster cioppino; and classic sides like creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and sauteed porcini mushrooms.

Finish up the meal with Italian-inspired desserts such as tiramisu, cannoli cake, hazelnut chocolate mousse and gelato semifreddo.

Choose from California and Italian wines and bottled beers to accompany the meal.

Coming Soon!

The First U.S. Outpost of This Delhi-Based Restaurant Sails Into a Stunning Waterfront Space in Sausalito

Ditas, a restaurant with two locations in India, will take over the second story of the Trident.

Expect the decor to center around the dramatic views of the water and San Francisco, with local design elements such as a toughened glass bar countertop from artisan Bill Empey.

The food will be served in a tasting menu format comprised of European-Asian dishes, much like the two other Ditas locations in South Delhi, and its new Mumbai outpost, which opened in December. Sausalito is the restaurant’s third location and the first in the United States. Heading up the food is chef Aiki Terashima of Picazo Cafe in Sonoma, and formerly of Morimoto Napa and Reel Fish Shop & Grill. There will also be a bar and lounge area, featuring cocktails and a curated wine list, with outdoor seating available as well.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to bring your appetite. Here are a few suggestions…

For breakfast visit Sausalito Equator about a ten minute walk from Sausalito’s downtown. The open, airy space serves Equator coffee, gorgeous fresh baked goods, and a seasonal menu of breakfast staples and sandwiches. After breakfast, indulge your craving for a Bloody Mary at the Barrel House, not only are the drinks good, the view is too.

For lunch, visit FISH. You can’t not eat seafood in Sausalito—okay, you can, but you shouldn’t let that happen. For that afternoon ice cream head on over to Lappert’s. You may see the crowds outside Lappert’s before you spot the sign. You’ll find flavors like Kaui Pie, Nuku Hiva, and Kona Mocha Almond alongside more traditional offerings like Mint Chip and Cookies & Cream. For an afternoon beer, visit Bar Bocce they have a gorgeous outdoor space that stretches right down to the water, and features, as you may have guessed, a bocce court.

For a laid back dinner, head to Zalta Mediterranean, a restaurant featuring Mediterranean dishes. We can’t get enough of their short ribs wrapped in eggplant! It is slowly braised and served with spiced Israeli couscous. Want a bay view with your meal? Try Le Garage Bistro!serving French cuisine to delight all of your senses.