Curious about the newest restaurants in Marin? Whether looking for fine dining, family friendly, or cuisine that celebrates California seafood, these new spots on the blocks have got you covered. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Coho (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County New Restaurant picks see below.
Our 2023 Dining Category Sponsor is Rodney Strong.
Perched above The Trident on Sausalito’s expansive waterfront, the restaurant’s interior design includes stone tabletops, velvet chairs, hand-woven wall coverings, and glass accents in an understated palette. The European-Asian fusion menu — both prix-fixe and a la carte — from chef Cody Buchholz features dishes like miso Chilean sea bass and imperial Wagyu strip loin, with an expansive wine program from wine director Marco Buffa and bar program by the in-house mixologist, Alvaro Calle.
562 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.758.8762
Chef partner David Kornell celebrates the California coast with a seafood-forward menu that leans into global flavors with pierogi and kedgeree, crab noodles and Coho salmon donburi. The wine list tilts American; the cocktails, like the Downstream — gin, amaro, crème de cacao and lemon — are even better when enjoyed at the small bar. Even the ocean-themed paintings and blue-tiled walls reflect the coastal theme.
106 Throckmorton, 415.888.2265
The second outpost of a no frills, family-friendly restaurant (the first is in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District) from chef Brandon Jew features nostalgic Chinese-American fare chef grew up eating, like kung pao chicken and crunchy cabbage salad, reimagined for today’s diners. The vegetable-forward and vegan-friendly approach means sweet and sour cauliflower, mushroom ma po tofu and kung pao tofu are given equal billing and care.
173 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, 415.888.3266