Where to Eat: Corte Madera

While the borders between Corte Madera and Larkspur can be fuzzy for some, in this grouping we are sticking with the Corte Madera zip code, which in terms of restaurants means, from South to North: Zinz Wine Bar to Fieldwork Brewing, and West to East: Cafe Verde to Amy’s Drive Thru. The town’s name means “to chop the wood” in Spanish, and the restaurants there make ample of its namesake, whether it’s the fire-roasted pizzas at Boca Pizzeria or the tasty grilled meats at Pig in a Pickle. Beyond this there are no shortage of notable dining options, from perennial classics like Marin Joe’s, to the authentic Burmese eatery Burmatown, which even has a listing in the Michelin Guide.

Amy’s Drive Thru | Blue Barn Gourmet | Boca Pizzeria | Burmatown | Cafe Verde | Fieldwork Brewing | Il Fornaio | La Maison De La Reine | Marin Joe’s | Pacific Catch | Pig in a Pickle | RH Marin| The Counter | Veggie Grill | World WrappsZinz Wine Bar

 


Amy’s Drive Thru

American, COVID-19 update: Opened August, 2020. Open for takeout and patio dining daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Known for the salads, veggie burgers, and grilled cheese sandwiches, the organic fast food concept that originated in Santa Rosa is best experienced via the namesake drive thru but is just as fun to eat on the colorful patio. The burrito is even available gluten-free.

5839 Paradise Dr, Corte Madera, 415.737.0655

 

Blue Barn Gourmet

American, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout daily, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Delivery via Postmates.

The first Marin outpost of the S.F.-based eatery has proven very popular. The menu includes customizable salads, toasted sandwiches, soups and more, prepared with locally harvested produce and proteins. A new, group order takeout menu is available.

335 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.927.1104

 

Boca Pizzeria

Italian, COVID-19 update: Open for patio dining, takeout and delivery, Sunday–Thursday, 12 noon-8 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 12 noon-9 p.m.

The Italian-inspired pizzeria utilizes Northern California’s bounty of seasonal ingredients and showcases local microbreweries and wine country’s boutique varietals. The menu includes appetizers, salads of organic produce when available, pastas, local free-range poultry and meats, desserts and Neapolitan-style pizzas with house-made mozzarella. Wine half off on Mondays.

1544 Redwood Highway, Corte Madera, 415.924.3021

 

Burmatown Best of Marin County 2017

Asian, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout, Tuesday–Saturday, 3-8 p.m. or delivery 3–7 p.m.

The small home-style Asian fusion restaurant offers fresh, light meals like tea leaf salad and basil shrimp stir-fry, as well as curries, coconut rice and chili-garlic green beans. Extra heat optional. Prepare for a short wait if dining in, or order for takeout.

60 Corte Madera Ave, Corte Madera, 415.945.9096

 

Cafe Verde

Californian, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout and delivery daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

This revamped cafe offers Neapolitan pizza, pasta, risotto, and salads nearly all day long. Enjoy any of these items inside or out on the patio along with local and international wines and beers.

502 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, 415.927.1060

 

Fieldwork Brewing

Pizza, COVID-19 update: Open for outdoor dining and takeout daily, 12 noon-8 p.m. Curbside pickup and home delivery available. Please call.

The latest outpost of the original Berkeley draft house features pizzas, salads and shareable bites (think crispy Brussels sprouts and meatballs) to round out the day’s list of fresh IPAs, pilsners and more. 

107 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.891.8273

 

Flores

Mexican, COVID-19 update: Open for outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery daily, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

With an emphasis on regional Mexican dishes and flavors sourced from family recipes, the menu is based on California seasonality and revolves around masa. The daily-made tortillas are featured in dishes such as duck confit enchiladas, Dungeness crab tostadas, and chili-braised beef short ribs. There’s a full bar to boot.

301 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, 415.500.5145

 

Il Fornaio

Italian, COVID-19 update: Open for outdoor dining and takeout daily, 5-9 p.m. Delivery available daily, 4-9 p.m.

Aside from pizzas and pastas, this upscale-Italian franchise serves a variety of salads and carb-free entrées.

223 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.927.4400

 

La Maison De La Reine

Vietnamese, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout daily, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dine on family-style Vietnamese fare in the Town Center. The crunchy cabbage chicken salad with peanuts, fresh spring rolls and pho options are popular picks.

346 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.927.0288

 

Marin Joe’s Best of Marin County 2015

Italian, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout daily, 4–8 p.m. Delivery via Dine-In Marin.

A Marin mainstay for over 50 years, with a menu of soups, salads, seafood, mesquite-grilled or sautéed meats and a plethora of pasta options. To add to your dining experience, order the table-side prepared Caesar salad. Not looking for a meal? Enjoy a drink and hear local musicians at the well-known piano bar.

1585 Casa Buena Drive, Corte Madera, 415.924.2081

 

Pacific Catch

Seafood, COVID-19 update: Open for outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery, Sunday–Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

The Pacific Rim–inspired restaurant has a family-friendly atmosphere. The menu, showcasing freshly caught seafood, includes tacos, poke, ceviche, sandwiches, salads, rice bowls, seasonal cocktails, and daily specials.

133 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.927.3474

 

Pig In A Pickle

American, COVID-19 update: Open for patio dining, takeout, and curbside service daily, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Delivery via Dine-In Marin (415-927-9007).

Fresh and locally sourced brisket, pork, ribs, and chicken get star billing at this Town Center eatery. Sauces are crafted to represent various American barbecue regions, including Memphis and South Carolina. House-made pickles, buns, and sausages will keep you coming back.

341 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.891.3265

 

RH Marin

American, COVID-19 update: Opened July, 2020 for outdoor dining and takeout, daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Ride up the golden-hued elevator to the top floor to a restaurant bedecked in RH style and linger over a shaved vegetable salad, a truffled grilled cheese sandwich on Panorama Bakery sourdough or a namesake RH Burger. This rooftop sunroom boasts glass ceilings and walls for an epic view of Mount Tam and a feeling of floating above it all.

1750 Redwood Highway at The Village, Corte Madera, 628.266.2040

The Counter Best of Marin County 2018Best of Marin County 2015

Californian, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout and delivery, Wednesday–Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Create your own salads and burgers using all-natural proteins including Angus beef, turkey, chicken, mahimahi, bison or the latest addition, the Impossible Burger. Additional gluten-free options and a vegan veggie burger are available. The restaurant has patio seating, a kick-back vibe and a popular happy hour. Give the spiked milkshake a try.

201 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.924.7000

 

Veggie Grill Best of Marin County 2015

Vegan/Vegetarian, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout daily, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Delivery via DoorDash.

Veggie Grill is a fast-casual restaurant chain that celebrates the veggie by offering a variety of hot sandwiches and burgers, entree salads, bowls, home-style plates, shareable sides, organic teas and house-made desserts prepared only with vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts.

147 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.945.8954

 

World Wrapps Best of Marin County 2017Best of Marin County 2018

Californian, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Delivery via GrubHub.

Owners Keith Cox and Matt Blair have revamped this “fast food” joint to feature healthy and flavorful items like a Hawaiian poke wrap and a tahini tofu summer roll that’s vegan-friendly. Tropical-style housemade beverages include boba tea, mango lassi, and Vietnamese iced coffee.

208 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.927.3663

 

Zinz Wine Bar

Californian, COVID-19 update: Open for retail bottle sales and local delivery daily, 3-7 p.m.

Zinz is an upscale wine bar, retail store and art gallery with a cozy, sophisticated atmosphere, an eclectic array of boutique wines and craft beer, and light appetizers. The quaint neighborhood space also holds events and happy hours.

207 Corte Madera Ave, Corte Madera, 415.927.9466


 

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