Note: Paradise Bay has been sold and is now Salito’s Crab House
1200 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965 (See Map Below)
Neighborhood: Caledonia St. (New Town). Open for lunch and dinner. Free parking in lot.
|Paradise Nay has been sold and renamed Salito’s Crab House.|
Note: You may have noticed a fresh coat of paint on Paradise Bay’s (beautiful) exterior. It turns out the restaurant has been bought by Jerry Dal Bozzo, Dante Serafina and Andrea Froncillo, who are partners in several other successful restaurants (Boboquivari’s, Calzone’s, Crab House, Franciscan Crab Restaurant, The Dead Fish, Stinking Rose). They will be changing the name of the place to Salito’s Crab House, where they will feature (big surprise) crab and prime rib. The exterior name is still Paradise Bay for now, but the menu has already changed to the Salito’s version. Andrea Froncillo will serve as executive chef. We’ll report more as we learn it.
Fast Forward SummaryTM: Located just a few blocks north of downtown Sausalito, Paradise Bay serves American food with an emphasis on organic meats and fish. The back deck has a beautifukl view of the marina and, beyond it, the Bay. Paradise Bay has a dedicated base of local fans who come for their Happy Hour. The staff here are warm and welcoming. Lots of free parking.
Paradise Bay: The Details
Lots of changes going on here, and we definitely think it’s worth gkiving the new menu a try. The deck in back is large and a great spot to enjoy a nice Bay view. Half the dining room can be opened up with sliding glass windows/doors, so on a warm summer day you’re really eating in fresh air, either inside or outside.
This location is an historic site. In the 1970’s it was called Zack’s by the Bay, and in addition to being a restaurant it was arguably the most active club scene north of San Francisco. A lot of the locals from all over the North Bay have stories about this place and how certain youthful rituals and rites of passage were lived out here. Or in the parking lot. Or just up the street in the park. Or…
In the late 1980’s and 1990’s it was Margaritaville, a nice but unremarkable California-ized Mexican food place. It was reshaped into Paradise Bay in a Tommy-Bahama-style makeover a few years ago, and the architect did a fabulous job on the exterior and retained the great openness to the Bay.