Dining in Sausalito

When it comes to dining, Sausalito has something for everyone. From seafood restaurants to Italian bistros, there is a wide variety of cuisines to choose from. There are also several cafes and bakeries, perfect for a quick bite or a leisurely lunch. For a truly unique experience, try one of the many waterfront restaurants, where you can enjoy a meal with stunning views of the bay.

No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Sausalito. Whether you’re in the mood for shopping, dining, or just taking in the sights, Sausalito has something for everyone.

What’s New!

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.

Now Open!

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.