Restaurant Profiles: Spotlighting the Top Places to Eat Out in Marin and the Restauranteurs Behind Them

Eating out in Marin County is one of the things that makes living here so amazing. From fine dining experiences to top-notch takeout and outdoor eateries overlooking the bay, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re craving French bistro fare, pizza, organic eats or even Peruvian cuisine, you’ll find options for every taste. Our hard-working local restauranteurs have kept us fed and sane during this pandemic era, and we’ve enjoyed every bite. Take a look at some of the stand-out spots in Marin County to enjoy a meal in our annual Restaurant Profiles guide.

Creekside Pizza & Taproom

creekside pizza and taproom
Photo courtesy of Bennett Hamer

Janet Abrahamson and Pat Townsley

Open daily at 11a.m. with full service indoor dining seven days a week, enjoy Creekside’s fresh chef-built salads, hearty sandwiches, and outstanding artisan pizzas. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options for dine in, takeout, curbside and outdoor park enjoyment in downtown San Anselmo. Your memorable Creekside Experience is made possible by our dedicated and passionate service team, committed to quality, safety, comfort and personality. Make your reservation today at

638 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA

Cafe del Soul

Cafe del Soul

Reggie Hunter and Chyna Kennedy Honey

Since 2004, Chyna and Reggie have worked together serving quality, organic ingredients in an award-winning, one-of-a kind quick-serve menu. She is the founder and visionary and he is the master of daily operations. Together, with the help of an exceptional team of employees, they operate two locations in California and co-own our location in Florida.

247 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA

415.388.1852, 1408 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 415.457.5400

Valenti & Co

Standing: Maciel, Adrian, Kevenn, Edwan, Antonio, Pantera and Carlos, Sitting: Chef Valenti and Maitre’d Cristiano Guided by legendary chef Valenti and Maitre’D Cristiano.

Valenti & Co. has been serving farm fresh Italian Cuisine to discerning downtown San Anselmo diners for many years. Remarkable ingredients and skilled execution keep the kitchen in sharp focus here. In the dining room service is attentive and expertly engaged. The wine list has numerous small label gems to be deliciously discovered and paired with Italian inspired menu. Tables are carefully spaced in both the intimate dining room, and in the charming maple shaded courtyard. Reservations recommended.

337 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA

Perry’s on Magnolia

Perry’s on Magnolia

Perry’s on Magnolia opened in Larkspur in 2015, in the historic Lark Creek Inn building originally built in 1888. Perry’s brought its hallmarks to Marin County: the classic American menu, a bustling bar, and the warmth and personality for which Perry’s has always been known. Nestled among the Redwood trees and along the bank of the Arroyo Holon Creek, Perry’s on Magnolia features a variety of dining spaces. Outdoor options include the heated Patio, the Redwood Grove, Upper Terrace and the front Garden. The interior features the Murphy Room set in the original building, the Garden Room adjacent to the lively bar area and the substantial bar itself. Perry’s is open for Dinner seven days a week starting at 3pm, for Lunch Friday at 11am, Brunch Saturday at 11a.m. and Sunday at 10am. Please call or visit our website for reservations. We hope to see you soon!

234 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA



Laura, Quinn, Glenn and Erin Miwa

Consistently voted “Best of Marin”, Comforts offers fine city and homestyle food, featuring seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Comforts continues to be family-run (second generation!). As the dining scene continues to fluctuate, the focus for the take-out department has been take home family meals, easy grab and go salads. The sit-down restaurant now offers breakfast and lunch Wednesdays through Fridays and weekend brunch. Comforts is a fantastic one-stop shop, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even fantastic gift items from their marketplace. And with the holidays fast-approaching, you can enjoy easy, delicious and comforting holiday dinners at home! Open 7 days.

335 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA

Left Bank Brasserie

left bank

Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie known for simple, seasonally changing French menus crafted by Chef Roland Passot. At Left Bank, you are sure to capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche, or the “left bank” in Paris. Join us in our new parklet, on our patio, or in our beautiful dining room for your French to table favorites!

507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA

Tiburon Tavern

Tiburon Tavern

Renzo Azzarello, Selvin Vicente and Crystal Azzarello

Eight years ago the Azzarello newlyweds honeymooned at the Tiburon Lodge where the Tiburon Tavern is located. Now they are back to take over! Partnering with their sous chef Selvin Vicente of their neighboring restaurant Luna Blu. Serving farm to table Californian cuisine breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner in a gastropub vibe with a bar, outdoor patios and fire pits.

1651 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, CA

Cucina s|a

Cucina sa
Donna Seymour

Cucina s|a is a friendly neighborhood spot that has been satisfying locals and visitors for over 20 years. Owner Donna Seymour recently renovated the dining rooms, enhanced the menu and expanded the space to include a full bar with a fine selection of spirits and craft cocktails – highlighting Italian Amaros. These new offerings complement award winning dishes cooked in a wood fired oven, house made pastas, and a seasonally changing, organic-focused menu of Southern and Central Italian dishes. Chef Roberto Avila brings fresh spins on classic dishes and innovative, seasonal fare such as goat cheese and fig salad and pan seared scallops with saffron risotto. Guests can enjoy outdoor dining on the bridge overlooking the San Anselmo Creek. For small gatherings, an upstairs lounge is available. Cucina s|a is offering both outdoor and indoor dining for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday. Lunch 11:30-3:00pm, dinner 5:00-9:00pm. Take out only available weekdays, cocktails to go and online ordering available.

510 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, CA

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