Nestled 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 past 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.
American, COVID-19 update: Open for outdoor dining, takeout and delivery, Sunday–Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
The restaurant’s only Marin outpost features the signature California-inspired dishes Gott’s is known for as well as a roll-up garage door that brings the outside in when weather permits and a 30-foot-long pine table for community-style eating.
302 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, 415.785.4233
Californian, COVID-19 update: Open for indoor dining, outdoor dining and curbside pickup daily, from 5 p.m. onwards. Menu posted by 1:30 p.m. each day.
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
American, COVID-19 update: Open for indoor dining, patio dining and delivery, Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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
Californian, COVID-19 update: Open for patio dining, takeout and delivery, Monday–Saturday, 4-8:30 p.m. Live music, Thursday–Saturday, 6-8 p.m.
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 Road, Greenbrae, 415.925.0808
Pizza, COVID-19 update: Takeout and delivery available daily, 12-8 p.m.
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