It doesn’t matter if you are sitting at one of the tables with a date or saddled up at the bar looking for one, the restaurant lighting sets an upbeat mood and makes everyone look good, a dream for anyone who has ever looked in a mirror. The brick walls, sought-after booths and just-right music combine with laughter to make the room feel lively, the conversation engaging. Though the menu changes with the seasons, the dishes here are always fresh, delicious and designed for sharing. Plus, their cocktail list is one of the best in town!
Don't Miss: Seasonal Risotto (which they make from scratch every 30 minutes); Ahi Tuna Tartare; Avocado Bruschetta
Tables napped in white linen offer classic charm and people dress up to match the vibe. Take a gander at the incredible views that sweep across Richardson Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge and be sure to pull the chair out for your sweetie before seating yourself. It's no wonder that locals and visitors have been in love with this coastal retreat for over 70 years. The French-American menu includes surf & turf selections, including Abalone Doré; Colorado Lamb Chops; and Branzino with lemon herb oil.
Make the meal epic with a big Napa cabernet or a classic martini. Then watch the sun set over the Bay, as the fog rolls in, with the city lights sparkling in the distance… It’s a recipe for romance that can not be replicated.
Don't Miss: Italian Potstickers; Tuna Carpaccio; Prime Ribeye Steak; and the Kurobuta Tomahawk Pork Chop
The beautiful patio under the oaks is popular on sunny days and a great spot to sit with your partner or a group of friends and share a bottle of bubbly. Inside is dark and cozy, a welcome respite from the brightness outside and the perfect spot for a day date. The menu at lunch is just about the same as dinner but it is only once the sun goes down that you can try the Lomo Saltado, a Peruvian specialty that makes filet mignon much more interesting.
Don't Miss: Seafood Brochettes; Dungeness Crab Cakes; Fried Oysters; Chocolate Cake
Aided by the light flickering from real candles, the cozy vibe at Guesthouse is undeniable. The bar is bustling – hang there if that’s your jam – but many couples prefer one of the tables for a
somewhat quieter experience. Monday nights boast a $43.95 prime rib prix fixe (perfect with a house Old Fashioned or any of their inventive seasonal cocktails). On any other day of the week, you’d be remiss not to order the Wood-grilled Maitake Mushrooms, the King Salmon, the Sausage Orecchiette. Hell, just go for their signature Guesthouse Burger. No matter how you approach the menu, this dinner date is a sure thing.
Don't Miss: Market Oysters; Saffron Arancini; Ahi Tartare "Tacos"; Fried Chicken (Sundays only)
Beloved for its fireplace when the fog breeze is blowing and candle lighted, old-school English public house vibe, the inn’s namesake restaurant does not have a thatched roof but it does have plenty of cozy corners for quiet dinners and/or enjoying a beer, a game of darts, and possibly a song after a hike.
Tap beers are available by the half pint, pint or pitcher, perfect with a plate of bread and butter crafted at neighboring Zen Center. In keeping with the British theme, Cornish pasties, a Ploughman’s Lunch and Shepherd’s Pie are just a few of the classics on the menu.
Don’t Miss: Beef Wellington, the Bangers & Mash, and Miyagi Oysters