Tucked away in the heart of Marin, Greenbrae and Kentfield share schools, a zip code, and a commute along the eastern stretch of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near Bon Air Shopping Center. Catering to a quintessential bedroom community, dining options revolve around the shopping center and nearby College of Marin, where an eclectic mix of bakeries and daytime cafés, fast casual and family-friendly restaurants are the norm.
Be sure to check each restaurant’s website or social pages to confirm its most current hours of operation and services.
The restaurant’s only Marin outpost features the signature California-inspired dishes Gott’s is known for, with expansive picnic-style outdoor dining space.
302 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, 415.785.4233
Jared Rogers, the former executive chef of Picco, heads up the kitchen, partnering with mixologist Dustin Sullivan on this 110-seat space. Look for well-executed California cuisine such as mini lobster rolls or kurobuta pork chops with crispy potatoes or savor a Slingshot at the bustling bar.
850 College Ave, Kentfield, 415.419.5101
Tucked away in a setting of intertwining ivy and large open windows, this cafe is the quintessential breakfast nook and is also open for brunch and lunch, including coffee drinks, pastries and much more. Enjoy a casual meal inside or out on the patio.
848 College Ave, Kentfield, 415.459.0291
A Golden Gate Sunset cocktail is perfect for watching the sun go down over Corte Madera Creek on the outdoor patio, but be sure to try the fried chicken special on Mondays or the Chinese chicken salad and salmon nicoise from chef-owner David Monson who also runs Larkspur’s Farm House Local.
300 Drakes Landing Rd, Greenbrae, 415.925.0808
This welcoming neighborhood restaurant is a great place to share a meal with family and friends. Try the popular burrata bruschetta appetizer and/or focus on what Patxi’s does best — Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Gluten-free and vegan options available.
340 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, 415.526.3889