Where to Eat

Dining in Style

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: Mill Valley

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.

Where to Eat: East Bay and San Francisco

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.

Where to Eat: Novato

Novato lies on the northern edge of Marin, with the advantage of being two steps to Sonoma County.

Where to Eat: Fairfax

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.

Where to Eat: Larkspur

Larkspur’s cozy downtown and Marin County Mart provide an impressive array of fine dining, trendy hot spots, wine bars, and al fresco dining.

Where to Eat: Tiburon

Once you drive down the peninsula to the Tiburon tip, you will ask yourself why you don’t go there more often.

Where to Eat: Ross and San Anselmo

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.

Where to Eat: San Rafael

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.

Where to Eat: Sausalito

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.