The Results Are In: 2022’s Best of the County Winners

Best of the County

The votes are in! Here’s 2022’s Best of the County winners for Marin and the Bay Area. Watch this space for more details.

Arts & Entertainment

Best Art Gallery

Marin: Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Best Children’s Museum

Marin & Bay Area: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito

Best Children’s Theater

Marin & Bay Area: Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley

Best Comedy Venue

Marin: Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Punchline, San Francisco

Best Live Music Venue

Marin: Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley

Bay Area: The Fillmore, San Francisco

Best Live Theater

Marin: Mountain Play

Bay Area: Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley

Best Music Festival

Marin & Bay Area: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Best Museum

Marin: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA), Novato

Bay Area: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco


Best Barbershop

Marin: The Shop, San Rafael

Bay Area: Barber Lane, San Francisco

Best Cosmetic Dermatologist

Marin: Zand Dermatology, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Kathy Fields, MD, San Francisco

Best Facial

Marin: Turning Point Spa, Mill Valley

Bay Area, Dermaplus Skin + Body, San Francisco

Best Haircut/Salon Service

Marin: Manes by Sara, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Sugar, Petaluma

Best Massage

Marin: Bodywise Massage, San Rafael

Bay Area, Senspa, San Francisco

Best Med Spa

Marin: Envie Skin & Body, multiple locations

Bay Area: Morpheus Med Spa, Larkspur

Best Nail Salon

Marin: Three Sisters Nail Salon, San Rafael

Bay Area: High Five Nails, San Francisco

Best Spa

Marin: International Orange, Larkspur

Bay Area: Indian Springs, Calistoga


Best Al Fresco Dining

Marin: Sam’s Anchor Cafe, Tiburon

Bay Area: Hook Fish Co, Mill Valley & San Francisco

Best Bakery

Marin: Rustic Bakery, Larkspur

Bay Area: Tartine, San Francisco

Best Bar

Marin, Perry’s, Larkspur

Bay Area, Balboa Cafe, San Francisco

Best Barbecue

Marin: Pig in a Pickle, Corte Madera

Bay Area: Horn Barbecue, Oakland

Best Breakfast/Brunch

Marin: Shoreline Coffee Shop, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Mama’s On Washington Square, San Francisco

Best Brewery

Marin: Pond Farm Brewing, San Rafael

Bay Area: Lagunitas Brewery, Petaluma

Best Burger

Marin: Phyllis’ Giant Burgers, San Rafael & Mill Valley

Bay Area: Gott’s Roadside, multiple locations

Best Chinese

Marin: Harmony, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Mister Jiu’s, San Francisco

Best Coffee Shop

Marin: Equator, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Peet’s, multiple locations

Best Fine Dining

Marin & Bay Area, Madcap, San Anselmo

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

Marin: Fairfax Scoop, Fairfax

Bay Area: Salt & Straw, multiple locations

Best Indian

Marin: Lotus, San Rafael

Bay Area: Vik’s Chaat, Berkeley

Best Italian

Marin: Poggio, Sausalito

Bay Area: A16, San Francisco

Best Mexican

Marin: Playa, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Mi Pueblo, Petaluma

Best New Restaurant

Marin: Zalta, Sausalito

Bay Area: Miller & Lux, San Francisco

Best Pizza

Marin: Creekside, San Anselmo

Bay Area: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francsico

Best Ramen

Marin: Uchiwa Ramen, San Rafael

Bay Area: Ramen Gaijin, Sebastapol

Best Sandwiches

Marin: Michael’s Sourdough Sandwiches, Novato

Bay Area: Lucca Delicatessen, San Francisco

Best Seafood

Marin: Fish, Sausalito

Bay Area: Hog Island Oyster Co., multiple locations

Best Steakhouse

Marin: Buckeye Roadhouse, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Izzy’s Steakhouse, San Francisco

Best Sushi

Marin: Sushi Ran, Sausalito

Bay Area: Omakase, San Francisco

Best Thai

Marin: Baan Thai, San Anselmo

Bay Area: Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine, San Francisco

Best Vegan/Vegetarian

Marin: Café del Soul, San Rafael

Bay Area: Green’s, San Francisco


Best University/College

Marin & Bay Area: University of California, Berkeley

Best Preschool

Marin: Saint Raphael Preschool, San Rafael

Bay Area: The Little School, San Francisco

Best Private School

Marin: Marin Catholic, Kentfield

Bay Area: Saint Ignatius, San Francisco

Best Public School

Marin: Redwood High School, Larkspur

Bay Area: Lowell High School, San Francisco

Best Tutoring

Marin & Bay Area: Bridge the Gap, Sausalito


Best Fitness Classes

Marin: Now Power Yoga, Corte Madera

Bay Area: Body by Binay

Best Health & Wellness Coach

Marin & Bay Area, Susan Hauser, Corte Madera

Best Gym

Marin: The Club at Harbor Point, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Fitness SF

Best Personal Trainer

Marin & Bay Area: Marie Holman, Fitness SF

Best Pilates Studio

Marin: Pilates of Marin, Corte Madera

Bay Area: Mighty Pilates, Larkspur & San Francisco

Best Spin Studio

Marin: Pelo Fitness, San Rafael

Bay Area: Soul Cycle, multiple locations

Best Yoga Studio

Marin: Hot Yoga Republic, San Rafael

Bay Area: Love Story, San Francisco

Home & Design

Best Architect

Marin: Wade Design Architects

Bay Area: Robert Nebolon Architects

Best Builder

Marin: Hadley General Contractors, Tiburon

Bay Area: Jeff King & Company, San Francisco

Best Flooring

Marin: Architectural Design Carpets, San Rafael

Bay Area: Carpet Connection, San Francisco

Best Home Organization Company

Marin: Changing Places, San Rafael

Bay Area: The Balanced Abode, San Francisco

Best Interior Designer

Marin: Holly Kopman Design

Bay Area: Tineke Triggs, San Francisco

Best Kitchen Design

Marin: Kress Jack at Home, Mill Valley

Bay Area: MAS Design, multiple locations

Best Landscape Design

Marin, Christian Douglas, San Anselmo

Bay Area, Zeterre Landscape Architecture, San Francisco

Best Painter

Marin & Bay Area, Bob Kunst Painting, San Rafael

Best Real Estate Company

Marin & Bay Area: Compass Realty


Best Day Camp

Marin & Bay Area: Marinwood Summer Camps, San Rafael

Best Kids Clothing

Marin & Bay Area: Village Child, Novato

Best Kids Haircut

Marin & Bay Area: Panda Room Children’s Salon, Corte Madera

Best Kids & Family Photographer

Marin & Bay Area: Torrey Fox Photography, Mill Valley

Best Overnight Camp

Marin & Bay Area: Walker Creek Ranch

Best Swim School

Marin & Bay Area: Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael

Best Toy Store

Marin & Bay Area: Five Little Monkeys, Corte Madera and Novato


Best Family Give-Back Opportunity

Marin & Bay Area: Adopt a Family

Best Fundraiser

Marin: Center for Domestic Peace Celebration of Mothers

Bay Area Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

Best Gala

Marin & the Bay Area: Lifehouse – Great Chefs & Wineries

Best Charity

Marin & Bay Area: Lifehouse Agency


Best Caterer

Marin: Stacey Scott

Best Chiropractor

Bay Area: A Black Tie Affair

Marin & Bay Area, Rina Tinozzi, Corte Madera

Best Funeral Home

Marin & Bay Area: Fernwood Cemetery, Mill Valley

Best Florist

Marin: Green Door Design, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Farmgirl Flowers, Watsonville

Best Jewelry Repair

Marin & Bay Area: Gold Rush, Novato

Best Movers

Marin: Johnson & Daly, San Rafael

Bay Area: Celtic Moving & Storage, San Francisco

Best Photographer

Marin: Jennifer Skinner Portraits

Bay Area: Gina Risso Photography


Best Bookstore

Marin: Book Passage, Corte Madera

Bay Area: City Lights Bookseller & Publishers, San Francisco

Best Consignment/Thrift Shop

Marin & Bay Area: Stella’s Fine Consignments, San Anselmo

Best Bike Shop

Marin & Bay Area: Tam Bikes, Mill Valley

Best Bridal Shop

Marin & Bay Area: Studio Ren, Corte Madera

Best Cannabis Dispensary/Delivery

Marin: Nice Guys

Bay Area: The Apothecarium Dispensary, San Francisco

Best Eyewear

Marin: Marin Optometry, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Rims & Goggles, multiple locations

Best Gifts

Marin: The Sassy Post

Bay Area: Maker’s Market, multiple locations

Best Home Furnishings/Home Accessories

Marin: Buttercup Home, Novato

Bay Area: Hudson Grace, San Francisco

Best Jewelry Store

Marin: California Girl Jewelry, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Shreve & Company, San Francisco

Best Men’s Clothing

Marin: Nordstrom

Bay Area: Rag & Bone, San Francisco

Best Nursery

Marin: West End Nursery, San Rafael

Bay Area: Sloat Garden Center, multiple locations

Best Pet Store

Marin: Woodlands Pet Food & Treats, Mill Valley

Bay Area: Pet Food Express, San Francisco

Best Surf Shop

Marin & Bay Area: Proof Lab, Mill Valley

Best Women’s Clothing

Marin: Main St Mercantile, Tiburon

Bay Area: Margaret O’Leary, San Francisco


Best Cruise Line

Marin & Bay Area: Hornblower

Best Hotel

Marin: Cavallo Point, Sausalito

Bay Area: Auberge de Soleil, Napa Valley

Best Northern California Destination


Best Northern California Family Destination


Best Theme Park

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