Spotlight: A Few of Our Favorite Best of 2021 Winners

Here’s just a few of the great local business who won our Best of the County 2021 awards. To see the full list of winners, visit our Best of the County page.

Best Facial Marin

Eva Claiborne beauty and wellness

EVA CLAIBORNE BEAUTY & WELLNESS

Master Aesthetician, Eva of Eva Claiborne Beauty & Wellness has been providing the highest level of skin care, spa therapies and perioperative aesthetic services for over 35+ years. “As someone passionate about skincare, it fills my heart to be recognized as the premier provider of facials in Marin County. Thank you Marin Magazine readers for your votes!”
86 B Main Street, Historic Ark Row, Tiburon, CA | 415.435.4326

Best Family Give Back Opportunity Marin

Adopt a Family Marin

ADOPT A FAMILY

Adopt A Family works to prevent homelessness in Marin by providing support for families in crisis and pathways to regain economic security. We work to deliver stability for families through relationships, resources and short term financial assistance.

35 Mitchell Blvd, Suite 16, San Rafael, CA | 415.456.7805

Best Pilates Studio Marin

Mill Valley Pilates Studio

BODY KINETICS HEALTH CLUB

Body Kinetics has been the leader in Pilates training for over 30 years! We even have our own Pilates Teacher Training program through Body Kinetics Academy. Small group apparatus classes are offered in all three of our studios located in Mill Valley, San Rafael, and Novato.

639 E. Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA
Mill Valley | 415.380.8787, San Rafael 415.457.2639, Novato | 415.895.5965

Best Sandwich Marin

Godfather double best sandwich marin

BRUNO’S DELI, MARKET, CAFE

From our family to yours. Bruno’s Italian Deli, Market, Cafe offers high quality food and coffee products with an Italian heritage, flare and styling. The best ingredients are used, and quality comes through in the first bite. This is how we’ve always handled it in our family, and how we offer it to you, our extended family.

1304 2nd Street, San Rafael, CA | 415.785.7487

Best Hotel Marin

Cavallo Best hotel marin

CAVALLO POINT — THE LODGE AT THE GOLDEN GATE

Nestled at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, just minutes from San Francisco and downtown Sausalito, Cavallo Point is the Bay Area’s one-of-a-kind basecamp with sustainable luxury accommodations, award-winning food and wine, rejuvenating spa experiences and unparalleled outdoor adventures for the whole family!

601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA | 415.339.4700

Best Flooring Marin

adc carpets castlewood oak flooring

ADC CARPETS

Architectural Design Carpets has been a leader in the floor covering industry since 1990. Women-run and woman- owned, we work closely with interior designers, architects, and anyone who would like to start their home beautification process. Come visit our showroom and we’ll show you our favorite broadloom carpets, rugs, hardwood.

1111 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael CA | 415.458.1717

Best Architect Bay Area

sutton suzuki architects

SUTTON SUZUKI ARCHITECTS

Sutton Suzuki Architects is a firm committed to quality, environmentally sound design and sustainable values. Innovative, meticulous and prepared to take on a diverse array of projects, the team thrives on the synergy between the homeowners’ vision and the spirit of the location.

39 Forrest Street, #101, Mill Valley, CA | 415.383.3139

Best Pizza Marin

creekside pizza taproom

CREEKSIDE PIZZA & TAPROOM

Creekside Pizza & Taproom is honored to again win Best Pizza in Marin. Thank You to our loyal fans, friends, community and to our tireless staff this past year. If you haven’t tried Creekside, we invite you to come dine and shop in San Anselmo.

638 San Anselmo Ave, Downtown San Anselmo, CA | 415.785.4450

Best Med Spa Marin

belle marin med spa

BELLE MARIN AESTHETIC MEDICINE

Thank you for entrusting us with your care! We are privileged to serve you and proud to provide best-in-class treatments for revealing your absolute best at every stage of life! CoolSculpting®, BBL HEROTM, HaloTM, PDO Thread Lift, PRP Skin Treatments & So Much More!

250 E. Blithedale Ave, Suite B, Mill Valley, CA | 415.887.8718

Best Home Organization Company Bay Area

The balanced abode

THE BALANCED ABODE

The Balanced Abode Team to the rescue! Our Relocation Management Team specializes in White Glove Unpacking and Organizing Services while handling all aspects of your Relocation upon request. You and your family will be settled in your new home in the blink of an eye!

Marin & San Francisco, CA | 415.505.9372 |thebalancedabode@gmail.com

Best Architect Marin

CROME ARCHITECTURE

CROME ARCHITECTURE

Crome Architecture was born and raised in Marin County. Since 2001 we have served our clients with a commitment to quality design and personal service. We love to guide you through the process of turning your ideas into reality.

905 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA | 415.453.0700

Best Brewery Bay Area

east brother beer

EAST BROTHER BEER

East Brother Beer Co is an award-winning brewery based out of Richmond, CA. We focus on brewing clean, easy-drinking beers; the kind that you inevitably reach for again and again. Visit our taproom, just minutes from Larkspur Landing, or grab a cold one at your favorite retailer.

1001 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA | 510.230.4081

Best Bar & Grill, Best Steakhouse

buckeye roadhouse

BUCKEYE ROADHOUSE

Thank you for helping us make it through the hardest 18 months in our restaurant’s history. Now, enjoy the BEST steaks at the Buckeye Roadhouse. Our fantastic bar is wide open and packed again as well as our gorgeous heated and tented patio. Cheers from the entire staff at the Buckeye Roadhouse.

15 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA | 415.331.2600

Best Builders Bay Area

hadley construction

HADLEY GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC.

President Larry Hadley with his nephew, General Manager Jeff Hadley. Just named by Marin Magazine readers as Best Bay Area Builder, Hadley has served the community since 1950. Three generations and 70 years later, their commitment is unchanged. And their gratitude: “Thank you for putting your trust in us!”

85 Beach Road, Belvedere Tiburon, CA | Lic. #702420 | 415.383.0583

Best Outdoor/Patio Designer Marin

dig it landscape design

DIG-IT LANDSCAPE DESIGN, LLC

Creating sustainable landscape solutions for our California climate.

480 Gate 5 Road, Studio 200, Sausalito, CA | ka@dig-it-landscape.com

Best Preschool Marin

marin horizon school

MARIN HORIZON SCHOOL

Marin Horizon is a toddler-8th grade, independent, co-ed school in Mill Valley. Our small size, low student-teacher ratio, abundant outdoor learning spaces, and advanced technology integration allow for a flexible and nimble instruction model differentiated by student need and circumstances. Contact us to learn more!

350 Montford Ave, Mill Valley, CA | 415.388.8408

Best Charity Marin

lifehouse agency

LIFEHOUSE AGENCY

Since 1954, Lifehouse has provided essential services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In a year of great challenges, we are filled with much gratitude for this incredible community. Your continued support ensures that the individuals we serve have the opportunity to lead full lives!

18 Professional Center Parkway, San Rafael, CA | 415.526.5300

Best Women’s Clothing Bay Area

margaret oleary

MARGARET O’LEARY

Margaret, who is Irish born and a Mill Valley resident, loves fashion and is always working on creating the newest collection of knits and clothing for her clients. These pieces of hers are wardrobe favorites in many Marin wardrobes. See for yourself!

14 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA | 415.388.2390

Best Jewelry Marin

sophia jewelry

SOFIA JEWELRY

“From our family to yours, Thank you for voting us Best Jewelry Store in Marin! We are so grateful for your loyalty and support, and we are honored to be your local, full service, jewelry store for 27 years and counting.” ~ Sophie Priolo, Lucas Priolo

80 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA | 415.388-8776

Best Public School Marin

hidden valley elementary school

HIDDEN VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

We are honored to receive this recognition and it is no surprise that people who know our little learning community feel this way. What makes our school really special? Relationships. Hidden Valley is a school where we build connections with one another, subject matter, and the greater community, and discover how each student learns best to create learning that is joyful, inspiring, and challenging. Thank you Marin!

46 Green Valley Court, San Anselmo, CA | 415.454.7409

Best Florist Marin

susie air plant

GREEN DOOR DESIGN

Green Door Design, a premier living-plant florist and local retail store, specializing in orchids, plants and succulents, has been proudly serving Marin county for 15 years. Thank you clients and Marin Magazine readers for acknowledging our passion and voting Green Door Design Best Florist in Marin!

219 Flamingo Road, Mill Valley, CA | 415.381.1886

Best Real Estate Company Marin

golden gate sothebys

GOLDEN GATE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Whether maximizing the value of your home or finding the home of your dreams, our agents provide incomparable service at all price points. We’re locally rooted, globally connected, and leading our industry. Nothing compares.

100 Tiburon Blvd, Mill Valley, CA

Best Med Spa Bay Area

plastic surgery specialists

PLASTIC SURGERY SPECIALISTS

We are honored and thrilled our world-class MedSpa has won “Best of Marin.” We’ve managed to get through this challenging time because of our patients’ loyalty, and continue to grow. Our nurses and staff make PSS the special place it is because of their dedication — together we look toward 2021 and beyond.

350 Bon Air Road, Suite 300, Greenbrae, CA | 415.925.2880

Best Burger Marin

william tellhouse

WILLIAM TELL HOUSE

The William Tell House is a fresh take on an Old California institution originally established in 1877. Marin County’s Oldest Saloon and Inn is nestled in the town of Tomales. The Tell is surrounded by California’s best ranches, farms, and dairies, all which play a vital role in the daily offering.

26955 CA-1, Tomales, CA | 707.879.2002

Best Interior Designer Bay Area

hsh interiors

HSH INTERIORS

Our HSH Interiors team is so proud to have been voted Marin Magazine’s Best Bay Area Interior Designer for 2021. Here, every project begins with the client’s vision —and we believe that sophisticated interiors should be as unique as the people who live in them.

7 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA | 415.702.6460

Best Chinese Restaurant Marin

dumplings best chines food marin

HARMONY RESTAURANT

Thank you to the Marin Magazine readers for voting us the Best Chinese Restaurant in Marin. It’s a pleasure to serve you!

Strawberry Village, 800 Redwood Highway, Suite 401, Mill Valley, CA | 415.381.5300

Best Jewelry Repair Marin

gold rush jewelers

GOLD RUSH JEWELERS

For over 40 years, we have delivered excellent customer service and quality products at reasonable prices. Best of all, our entire team of experienced jewelers can complete repairs while you wait or create a special piece just for you.

831 4th Street, San Rafael, CA | 415.457.2101

926 Diablo Blvd, Novato, CA | 415.892.2100

Best Spa Marin

turning point spa

TURNING POINT SPA

With over 35 years of experience, Laurence McKee was professionally trained in Paris, France and San Francisco, California. Her professional journey with skin care began at the age of 17 with her family business, Institut de Beaute, an upscale spa in the center of Paris.

Shelter Bay Complex, 655 Redwood Highway #275, Mill Valley, CA | 415.902.0197

Best Home Furnishings and Home Accessories Marin

SUNRISE HOME

SUNRISE HOME

Sunrise Home specializes in worry free family friendly furnishings. Our favorite sectional is fade resistant, stain resistant and wildly comfortable as well. It’s also available in a variety of sofas with or without slipcovers. Designed as part of our exclusive Annie B collection it arrives with a lifetime warranty on the frame. Worry less and enjoy your furnishings more!

831 B St, San Rafael, CA | 415.456.3939

Best Al Fresco Dining Marin, Runner Up

bungalow 44

BUNGALOW 44

Is this Tavern on the Green in Central Park? No, it’s Bungalow 44’s west coast version. Come to downtown Mill Valley and experience $1 Oyster hour Monday to Thursday from 5 to 6 pm. Enjoy our incredible Hamachi Poppers, and the best Kickin’ Fried Chicken. Check out our new Heirloom Tomato Flatbread, Beet Hummus and other summer dishes! Reservations recommended at Bungalow44.com

44 E. Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA | 415.381.2500

Best Med Spa Marin Runner Up

marin medical aesthetics

MARIN MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Ready to revitalize? Come get some TLC at Marin Medical Aesthetics! Our expansive skincare and body sculpting menu can tighten, lighten, and contour you into your best self.

807 D Street, San Rafael CA | 415.785.4604

Best Jewelry Marin

California girl jewelry

CALIFORNIA GIRL JEWELRY

California Girl Jewelry expresses its appreciation for voting us a top jeweler after only 4 months at our new store in Strawberry Village. We are proud of the recognition for our creativity and commitment to customer service. We are grateful to the public we serve!

Strawberry Village, 800 Redwood Highway, Suite 124, Mill Valley, CA | 650.504.0646

Best Mexican Marin Runner Up

playa mill valley

PLAYA MILL VALLEY

We’re thrilled to have you back in our restaurant for indoor and outdoor dining! Come enjoy the freshest flavors of Mexico and our exceptional, mouthwatering margaritas. Thank you for voting for us.

41 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA | 415.384.8871

Best Pizza Marin Runner Up

tamalpie pizza

TAMALPIE PIZZA

At the end of the day, it’s all about having our guests spend time with their loved ones, while enjoying our amazing pizzas! We’re honored Marin feels the same way. With love, the team at Tamalpie.

477 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA | 415.388.7437

Best Architect Marin Runner Up

chambers teresa obrien

CHAMBERS + CHAMBERS ARCHITECTS

Established in 1996, Chambers + Chambers is a boutique architectural practice focused on custom residential and interior design services. Elegance, luxury, classical detailing, and symmetry are signature elements of our award-winning designs.

420 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA | 415.381.8326 @chambersandchambers