The table may or may not be covered in white linen, but these spots have a new take on the meaning of “haute cuisine.”
Where to Eat
Stretching from Baltimore Canyon to the San Francisco Bay, with mountains, flats, and Highway 101 in between, there are good eats to be had for every appetite.
Suffice it to say that the Bay area has no shortage of phenomenal dining options: street food, diners, ethnic eateries, celebrity chef and Michelin starred restaurants.
Novato lies on the northern edge of Marin, with the advantage of being two steps to Sonoma County.
Perched on the line between Central and West Marin, the small town of Fairfax comfortably straddles new and old Marin with a mix of bohemian hippies, young families, and trendy hot spots.
West Marin is a bit of a drive, but well worth it – for both the scenery and the food.
Larkspur’s cozy downtown and Marin County Mart provide an impressive array of fine dining, trendy hot spots, wine bars, and al fresco dining.
Catering to a quintessential bedroom community, dining options revolve around the shopping center and nearby College of Marin.
Once you drive down the peninsula to the Tiburon tip, you will ask yourself why you don’t go there more often.
Ross and San Anselmo may appear a bit way out of the way on the map, but for those in the know, they’re just the right size, offering plenty of options for dining out.
Sprawling, gritty, and gentrified, San Rafael's dining activity centers mostly in the downtown grid and waterfront enclaves, with outliers trickling towards Miracle Mile and north to suburban Terra Linda.
Easily dismissed as a tourist destination (and a worthy one at that), Sausalito is also home to an eclectic mix of families, artists, house boaters, and retirees.
Corte Madera has it all: pretty darn good burgers, salads, sushi, pho, poke and much, much more.