Summer, 2017 — What are the best restaurants in Tiburon? We have been running surveys about Sausalito dining for almost ten years, and we have now extended that coverage to Tiburon. Twice each year we survey a wide range of blogs, apps, travel sites, ratings sites and online forums, then create this ranking of Tiburon restaurants. You can click here for How to Read our Restaurant Charts, and we have a separate page for Tiburon’s Best Cafes, Deli’s and Diners.
|1||—||Luna Blu||100||—||427||Italian & Seafood|
|2||—||Don Antonio Trattoria||98||—||277||Italian|
|3||—||Sam’s Anchor Cafe||95||—||1000||Seafood|
|7||—||Salt and Pepper||86||—||89||American|
|See below for additional restaurants|
Scores are more important than rank on these charts, since many restaurants are tied and a restaurant may rise or fall several slots based on “the curve” and a small score change. Assume that restaurants that are grouped together are offering experiences of similar quality, and don’t worry about small score differences.
As we always not in our survey comments, what you personally like is far more important than any website ranking. Each year my best friend celebrates his birthday by going out with friends and family to the same Tiburon restaurant… which is near the bottom of this list. Another restaurant that’s been a favorite of ours since the 1990’s is in a similar position.
For Perspective: When we started this list in 2008 in Sausalito the top restaurant got a 100 rating on the “curve”, and the restaurant in the bottom slot scored a 60. Today the #10 position on the Tiburon list earns a score of 84 using similar methods, a score that would have ranked in the top half in 2008!
Quite simply, the Great Recession offered restaurants two choices: excel or die. Every restaurant on the list above rates as being at least “Good” on any standard scale, which was not true in Southern Marin in 2008 before the Recession.
The following restaurants either did not make the Top 10, or we did not have sufficient data to rank them:
— Tiburon Tavern
— Waypoint Pizza
You can click here to see How to Read our Restaurant Charts. The leading restaurant on our list will always receive a score of 100, and all other restaurants will be scored on that curve.