Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


Terrapin Crossroads

100 Yacht Club Dr. (Francisco Blvd. E.) Send to Phone
415-524-2773
Where live music, seasonal comfort food and Deadheads meet.


Cuisine

Open
Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key



Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA


Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.


Terrapin Crossroads Restaurant Review

: Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh set up his encore career when he opened Terrapin Crossroads, an eatery with a seasonal menu and toe-tapping live music every night. The menu has a farm-to-table sensibility with dishes such as fried squash blossoms and stone fruit salad in the middle of summer, as well as Southern fried chicken, barbecued ribs and cioppino, selections that anchor the food in the heart of American comfort. There are plenty of meatless options, such as homemade gnocchi with vegetables, and pizzas from the wood-fired oven make a satisfying snack. All desserts are made in-house --- try the banana caramel tart for a sugar buzz. The lively bar includes an intimate stage set in the core of the restaurant with bands playing during happy hour and later in the evening, as well as an interesting list of wines on tap, artisan beers and specialty cocktails. Worn-wood siding, cozy lounge areas with clubby leather couches and booth seating create a relaxed atmosphere. Outside, extensive patios front the San Rafael canal offering one of the best outdoor dining spaces in Marin County. A separate, additional concert spot requires ticketing; visit the website for show details.





Best Prestige Champagnes
CHOCOLATES FOR LOVE

How about these heart-shaped chocolates for your Valentine? See ENJOY 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER with GAYOT's exclusive promo code.








Non-vintage Champagne reflects the signature style of the Champagne house. See GAYOT's list.