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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
SAN FRANCISCO / BAY AREA

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Besides attending one of the world's Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, you'll find the best restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area to ring in the New Year.

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SAN FRANCISCO CITY

54 Mint Italian
13/20
Dining Room at 54 Mint, San Francisco, CA 16 Mint Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Sleek Italian restaurant capitalizing on its reputation for salumi and fresh-made pastas. More...

5A5 Steak Lounge Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at 5A5 Steak Lounge, San Francisco, CA 244 Jackson St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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An unconventional steakhouse that caters to modern appetites. More...

A16 Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at A16, San Francisco, CA 2355 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Cozy Marina hot-spot --- and sister to SPQR --- serves authentic Campanian dishes and Neapolitan-style pizza, and features a well-chosen Italian wine list. More...

Aatxe Spanish
14/20
Dining Room at Aatxe, San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
2174 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114

Basque small plates along with fun cocktails and a hopping scene in the Castro's Swedish American Hall. More...

Alexander's Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Alexander 448 Brannan St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Steak is just the start of this adventurous dining experience. More...

Americano Restaurant & Bar Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Americano Restaurant & Bar, San Francisco, CA Hotel Vitale
8 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Embarcadero and water views, outdoor seating options and quality cuisine. More...

Atelier Crenn French
17/20
Dining Room at Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, CA 3127 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Chef Dominique Crenn’s “poetic culinaria” tasting menu features luxurious ingredients and unique presentations. More...

Bluestem Brasserie Brasserie
No Rating
Dining Room at Bluestem Brasserie , San Francisco, CA One Yerba Buena Ln.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Sustainably minded, deceptively simple modern American fare in the heart of SF’s bustling Market Street corridor. More...

Boulevard American
16/20
Dining Room at Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 1 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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A high-energy room, an extremely well-trained staff, and a sensational seasonal menu grab diners' attention. More...

Brasserie S&P California
14/20
Dining Room at Brasserie S&P, San Francisco, CA Loews Regency San Francisco
222 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94104

Hotel restaurant offering all-day dining in the Financial District. More...

Burritt Room + Tavern American
13/20
Dining Room at Burritt Room + Tavern, San Francisco, CA Mystic Hotel
417 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Charlie Palmer's noir-inspired enclave, where moody jazz meets artisan cocktails and good American food. More...

Cafe Claude French
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe Claude, San Francisco, CA 7 Claude Ln.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Downtown bistro with an authentic atmosphere and well-executed classics. More...

Café de la Presse French
14/20
Dining Room at Café de la Presse, San Francisco, CA 352 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Hip downtown bistro serves authentic French classics to tourists, expats and locals. More...

Campton Place Restaurant California
15/20
Dining Room at Campton Place Restaurant, San Francisco, CA Campton Place Hotel
340 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Chef Srijith Gopinathan focuses on inspired fusion fare grounded in French technique. More...

Catch California
14/20
Dining Room at Catch, San Francisco, CA 2362 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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This bustling Castro restaurant has a fireplace on the patio and seafood on the menu. More...

Central Kitchen California
13/20
Dining Room at Central Kitchen, San Francisco, CA 3000 20th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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The Flour + Water folks deliver a California sustainable atmosphere and eats. More...

Chaya Brasserie California
14/20
Dining Room at Chaya Brasserie, San Francisco, CA 132 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Flavors melding French and Japanese cuisines in a sleek room that looks out at the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. More...

Commonwealth Contemporary
16/20
Dining Room at Commonwealth, San Francisco, CA 2224 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Jason Fox's inventive and relatively affordable tasting menu has a warm, welcoming home in the Mission. More...

Comstock Saloon California
No Rating
Dining Room at Comstock Saloon, San Francisco, CA 155 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Barbary Coast-inspired saloon serving intriguing Victorian-Californian cuisine and killer classic cocktails. More...

Contigo Spanish
14/20
Dining Room at Contigo, San Francisco, CA 1320 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Linger over cava and small plates inspired by Barcelona made California cool by the inclusion of local ingredients. More...

DESTINO latin bistro/pisco bar Nuevo Latino
14/20
Dining Room at DESTINO latin bistro/pisco bar, San Francisco, CA 1815 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Well-prepared, flavorful Nuevo Latino dishes are the focus at this vibrant restaurant. More...

Dosa Indian
14/20
Dining Room at Dosa, San Francisco, CA 995 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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An exclusively Southern Indian restaurant, Dosa offers a refreshing casual dining experience. More...

Dosa on Fillmore Indian
14/20
Dining Room at Dosa on Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 1700 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Anjan and Emily Mitra’s South Indian gem of a restaurant is a hit on Fillmore. More...

Farallon Seafood
No Rating
Dining Room at Farallon, San Francisco, CA 450 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Dramatic Union Square restaurant with whimsical undersea décor and sophisticated coastal cuisine. More...

Flour + Water Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Flour + Water, San Francisco, CA 2401 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Simple but impressive Italian draws crowds to this cozy neighborhood spot --- but be prepared to stand in line. More...

Foreign Cinema California
14/20
Dining Room at Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, CA 2534 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Foreign classics and independent feature films are screened nightly on the wall of this Mission District restaurant. More...

Greens Vegetarian
14/20
Dining Room at Greens, San Francisco, CA Fort Mason
2 Marina Blvd., Bldg. A
San Francisco, CA 94123
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If you are looking for a restaurant with distinguished food and a beautiful view, cast your eyes toward Greens. More...

Isa French
13/20
Dining Room at Isa, San Francisco, CA 3324 Steiner St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Enjoy Isa's French-style tapas menu on the roomy, bi-leveled back patio. More...

Luce New American
15/20
Dining Room at Luce, San Francisco, CA InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Consistently creative fare in an equally impressive SoMa setting. More...

Michael Mina Modern American
16/20
Dining Room at Michael Mina, San Francisco, CA 252 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Michael Mina offers his modern American cuisine in the Financial District. More...

Namu Gaji Korean
14/20
Dining Room at Namu Gaji, San Francisco, CA 499 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dennis Lee and his brothers pay attention to the details at this Mission restaurant. More...

One Market American
16/20
Dining Room at One Market, San Francisco, CA 1 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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This upscale San Francisco cornerstone thrives with a cheerful energy and memorable American cuisine. More...

Pabu Japanese
14/20
Dining Room at Pabu, San Francisco, CA 101 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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A refined, modern Japanese izakaya and sushi bar from chefs Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga. More...

Palio d'Asti Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Palio d 640 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Sleek Italian eatery has good house-made antipasti, crisp brick oven-fired pizzas and baked eggplant Parmigiana. More...

Parallel 37 Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Parallel 37, San Francisco, CA The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
600 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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High-touch, artfully presented American contemporary cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. More...

Park Tavern California
14/20
Dining Room at Park Tavern, San Francisco , CA 1652 Stockton St.
San Francisco , CA 94133
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Stately tavern adjacent to Washington Square Park that showcases the creative talents of chef Jennifer Puccio. More...

Presidio Social Club American
14/20
Dining Room at Presidio Social Club, San Francisco, CA 563 Ruger St.
San Francisco, CA 94129
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Celebrate the good life at this retro bar and restaurant set in historic Presidio military barracks. More...

The Progress California
14/20
Dining Room at The Progress, San Francisco, CA 1525 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

A follow-up from the team behind State Bird Provisions. More...

Quince Contemporary
16/20
Dining Room at Quince, San Francisco, CA 470 Pacific Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Relocated to an historic, brick building in Jackson Square, Quince remains a standout culinary destination. More...

RN74 California
15/20
Dining Room at RN74, San Francisco, CA Millennium Tower
301 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Michael Mina and Rajat Parr deliver their vision of California French food with an extensive and exceptional wine list. More...

Slanted Door Vietnamese
15/20
Dining Room at Slanted Door, San Francisco, CA Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Where Charles Phan brings California flair to authentic Vietnamese flavors and techniques. More...

SPQR Italian
14/20
Dining Room at SPQR, San Francisco, CA 1911 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Pacific Heights osteria from the team at A16 highlights the food and wine of Rome. More...

Spruce American
16/20
Dining Room at Spruce, San Francisco, CA 3640 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Contemporary American cuisine is given an imaginative makeover and complemented by a 2,500-bottle wine list and chic environs. More...

Starlight Room Bar
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Starlight Room, San Francisco, CA Sir Francis Drake
450 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Decadent 1940s-inspired bar and dance venue on the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake hotel. More...

Sutro's Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Sutro The Cliff House
1090 Point Lobos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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This oceanside restaurant features a California menu with plenty of seafood and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. More...

1300 on Fillmore Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at 1300 on Fillmore , San Francisco, CA Fillmore Heritage Center
1300 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

Slow soul food and balanced cocktails mark this stylish dish of a restaurant and lounge, evoking 1940s jazz glamour. More...

Whitechapel Bar
13/20
Dining Room at Whitechapel, San Francisco, CA Embassy Hotel
600 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

This surreal gin joint is worth a visit for the vibe alone, if not the incredible cocktails. More...

Peninsula

Donato Enoteca Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Donato Enoteca, Redwood City, CA 1041 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Chef Donato Scotti’s enoteca stands among the top Italian eateries on the Peninsula. More...

Madera Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Madera, Menlo Park, CA Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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California rustic meets pastoral luxury at this Menlo Park hot-spot that also boasts an attractive cocktail lounge. More...

Navio Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Navio, Half Moon Bay, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
One Miramontes Pt. Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay's fine dining restaurant showcases local produce, fresh seafood and an exemplary view. More...

Quattro Restaurant & Bar Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Quattro Restaurant & Bar, East Palo Alto, CA Four Seasons Hotel
2050 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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East Palo Alto enclave appropriate for a power breakfast, elegant lunch or upscale dinner. More...

The Village Pub California
16/20
Dining Room at The Village Pub, Woodside, CA 2967 Woodside Rd.
Woodside, CA 94062
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Peninsula destination for a power lunch or a romantic dinner. More...

EAST BAY

A16 Rockridge Italian
14/20
Dining Room at A16 Rockridge, Oakland, CA 5356 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
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Oakland's sister restaurant to San Francisco's A16. More...

Bridges Restaurant & Bar California
14/20
44 Church St.
Danville, CA 94526
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California cuisine, some of it with a pronounced Asian influence. More...

Calavera Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Calavera, Oakland, CA The Hive
2337 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Fresh Mexican fare that tantalizes while maintaining respect for traditional cooking methods. More...

Chez Panisse California
16/20
Dining Room at Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA 1517 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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A temple to gastronomy and sustainability, and refreshed and reopened after a 2013 fire, this casual, upscale Berkeley restaurant is thought to have inspired a culinary revolution. More...

District Wine Bar
13/20
Dining Room at District, Oakland, CA 827 Washington St.
Oakland, CA 94607
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Elegantly inviting, this East Bay outpost of a popular San Francisco wine bar attracts a loyal crowd of locals. More...

Meritage at the Claremont California
No Rating
Dining Room at Meritage at the Claremont, Berkeley, CA Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
41 Tunnel Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94705
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A fresh look keeps the vibe young at this luxurious restaurant, without sacrificing the Claremont’s prestigious dining history. More...

Oliveto Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Oliveto, Oakland, CA Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
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An inspired rustic Italian menu featuring house-made pastas and legendary charcuterie. More...

Pican Southern
13/20
Dining Room at Pican, Oakland, CA 2295 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
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Sparkling Southern-style cuisine in a glamorous Oakland setting. More...

Trader Vic's Polynesian
13/20
9 Anchor Dr.
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Exotic flavors in food and drink transport guests to exotic lands for a fun evening. More...

Yankee Pier Lafayette Seafood
13/20
Lafayette Mercantile Building
3593 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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A family-friendly, bright and bustling seafood house with New England flair. More...

Yoshi's Japanese
13/20
Dining Room at Yoshi 510 Embarcadero W.
Oakland, CA 94607
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Japanese food and world-class jazz in Oakland’s Jack London Square. More...

MARIN COUNTY

Boca Tavern American
14/20
340 Ignacio Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949
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One of Marin’s best-designed restaurants is also a destination for its seasonal menu featuring wood-grilled meats and seafood, farm fresh vegetables and American classics. More...

Buckeye Roadhouse American
14/20
Dining Room at Buckeye Roadhouse, Mill Valley, CA 15 Shoreline Hwy.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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California-American comfort food with creative twists is served in an elegant ski lodge-like setting. More...

The Caprice California
12/20
2000 Paradise Dr.
Tiburon, CA 94920
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The Caprice is still one of the Cadillacs of Marin restaurants thanks to a 2010 update and always spectacular views. More...

Guaymas Mexican
13/20
5 Main St.
Tiburon, CA 94920
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A California-Mexican menu, thriving bar scene and ideal waterfront location make Guaymas a prime destination. More...

Hilltop 1892 American
13/20
850 Lamont Ave.
Novato, CA 94945
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Novato’s glamorous place to drink, dine on California cuisine and enjoy ten-mile views of the surrounding hills. More...

Insalata's Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Insalata 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Chef-owner Heidi Krahling's Mediterranean fare is some of the most exciting in Marin County. More...

Jason's Restaurant California
13/20
300 Drakes Landing Rd.
Greenbrae, CA 94904
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You have to work a bit to find it, but Jason’s is worth the excursion for unusual dishes that fuse three cuisines. More...

Le Garage Bistro French
13/20
Dining Room at Le Garage Bistro, Sausalito, CA 85 Liberty Ship Way, Ste. 109
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Le Garage’s setting on the Sausalito waterfront, with palm trees and dozens of boats, makes it feel like a hangout in the South of France. More...

Left Bank French
14/20
Dining Room at Left Bank, Larkspur, CA Blue Rock Inn
507 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA 94939
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Roland Passot's elegant Left Bank delivers satisfying cuisine of the sort that a French grand-mère would cook. More...

Marche aux Fleurs French
14/20
23 Ross Common
Ross, CA 94957
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Marin's two farmers markets provide much of the produce for this romantic spot owned by Dan and Holly Baker. More...

The Melting Pot Fondue
13/20
Dining Room at The Melting Pot, Larkspur, CA 125 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Larkspur, CA 94939
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This Larkspur branch of The Melting Pot is set in a former brick kiln, making it romantic and unique. More...

Nick's Cove Seafood
13/20
23240 Hwy. 1
Marshall, CA 94940
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This charmingly restored roadhouse way out on Tomales Bay is worth the drive. More...

Piazza D'Angelo Italian
13/20
22 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Piazza D'Angelo offers classic Italian fare, a strong bar scene and friendly, solid service. More...

Rickey's American
13/20
Inn Marin
250 Entrada Dr.
Novato, CA 94949
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Hidden inside Marin's “greenest” hotel, Rickey's offers both comfortable indoor dining and a poolside experience reminiscent of a resort. More...

Sausalito Seahorse Italian
13/20
305 Harbor Dr.
Sausalito , CA 94965

Southern Marin’s destination for live entertainment, a lively wine bar scene, Italian seafood and dancing all in one package. More...

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