At the Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA 94965
Neighborhood: Fort Baker and the GGNRA. Website is here, use these links to see sample menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Wine cellar page is here. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; brunch Saturday and Sunday. Valet parking available; self-parking requires a long walk up the hill.
#8 Overall on the OurSausalito.com Best Restaurants List for Winter, 2013
#7 on our Heat Top TenTM list of the most-discussed restaurants in Sausalito for Winter, 2013
#5 on our Long Memories Top TenTM list of the best special occasion restaurants in Sausalito for Winter, 2013
| Awarded one Michelin Star, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008, the longest run of Michelin recognition in Sausalito
|#4 on the OurSausalito.com Best Restaurant Views List for 2013|
|#3 on the OurSausalito.com List of the Best Breakfast restaurants in Sausalito, 2013|
Fast Forward SummaryTM: Murray Circle started life with the avowed goal of being the highest Michelin-rated restaurant in the area, a goal that was achieved within its first year in the 2008 Michelin announcements and reconfirmed in 2009 through 2011 (but not in 2012). The key to deciding on Murray Circle is to understand if it is targeted at your tastes. This is one of the most expensive places to eat in Sausalito. As a restaurant that is aiming to please the gourmet tastes of food fans, Murray Circle is a big draw for high-end diners and the "eat like a judge on Iron Chef America" audience, and gets high ratings from this group. On the other hand, it can be off-target for people who are looking for larger servings and less expensiove prices. You don't have to order the prix fixe menu however -- the burger is not only a less expensive choice but also one of the best you're likely to have this year. Situated across from the Farley Bar within the elegant and exclusive Cavallo Point Lodge complex in Fort Baker in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) the front porch dining area has a magnificent view of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. In our last two visits we had one server who seemed aloof (some might even say snooty), and another who was charming, considerate and gave us absolutely fabulous service.
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