About Murray Circle

601 Murray Circle
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Cavallo Point's acclaimed restaurant, Murray Circle, under the direction of Executive Chef Justin Everett is one of the Bay Area's top culinary destinations. Murray Circle features a locally sourced, down to earth menu served in an elegant and historic dining room with casual and attentive service. Whether escaping your home kitchen mid-week or celebrating a special occasion, Murray Circle and Farley Bar offer a personable retreat. Located above Farley Bar, The Cooking School at Cavallo Point offers hands-on, demonstration and celebrity guest chef classes for cooks of all levels.

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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, French American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday – Sunday, 7am – 11am
Brunch: Sunday, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 2pm
Saturday, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5:30pm – 9pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm – 10pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 339-4750

Website:
http://www.cavallopoint.com/dine.html

Entertainment:
Join us in Farley Bar every Monday, 7pm - 9:30pm for an evening of vibrant live music. Complimentary – all are welcome.

Executive Chef:
Justin Everett

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Promotions

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Mother’s traditional 4 course tasting menu @ Murray Circle. 12pm – 8pm. 4 course tasting menu. $85 for Adults & additional of $55 with wine option.
1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1000 point tables

Details
Sun 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Cavallo Point Lodge and Murray Circle restaurant offer private dining services and venues for groups of 20-250. The Murray Circle executive chef will design a customized menu for your private party. A special events coordinator will be available to assist you with special arrangements.

Murray Circle Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.1

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4.3

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Great Place

Dined on April 24, 2016

My only issue was the size of the tables outside for dining. Four of us shared a 24" table for brunch. Very crowded.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
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fix the coffee and desert. Learn from Seasons 52

Dined on April 24, 2016

I thought that this was one of the best SF dining experiences I have had in a long time. the location, ambience, the service the main course cooked and served to perfection. I would recommend to family and loved ones for sure. see minor suggestion above that can remedied quickly.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food2
ambience5
service4
value3

Nice lunch, comfy dining rooms

Dined on April 22, 2016

Took some friends for a Friday lunch, so it wasn't busy. My spouse had a turkey/cheese sandwich--he said it was tasty. I ordered the Mussels, and was disappointed. The white wine had not been cooked enough to evaporate the alcohol, so the balance of favors was off. I ate it anyway, and didn't say anything as I didn't want to make a scene with guests there. Gave one to my guest to taste--she exclaimed that it was "awful"! My green salad was fine tho. Our guests had burgers--seemed to be satisfied. I would give it another try, mainly cuz the rooms have such a homelike ambience. but don't think I'd chance dinner...

Tags: scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service4

Food was ok. Atmosphere and setting fabu ...

vip
Dined on April 21, 2016

Food was ok. Atmosphere and setting fabulous. Service was excellent.

food5
ambience5
service3
value5

My favorite get away

Dined on April 16, 2016

Just for a day or few days "The view" Hike, eat, history, just get away from the city life but not far, to enjoy nature💗

Tags: great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The food was amazing

Dined on April 16, 2016

We stayed at the lodge and dined at Murray Circle for my husbands birthday. The food is seasonal, and beautifully prepared. We brought our own bottle of wine but their wine list features many wonderful wines. The dinning room is spacious which creates a more tranquil environment. We also had lunch there the next day and were very pleased again.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4

The tasting menu was delicious only wish ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

The tasting menu was delicious only wish the duck yolk course was a palette cleanser like a salad with citrus as the meal was heavy and it needed the break

food4
ambience5
service1
value5

Lesser service for Open Table reservations?

Dined on April 16, 2016

I bring everyone to Murray Circle - it's one of my favorite places. Imagine my surprise when denied the opportunity to eat dinner at an outdoor couch table - even though I made the request on my Open Table reservation, during my phone confirmation and in person when I arrived for cocktails over 1 hour before my reserved time. I was told that "another party" also requested the couch seating, and we - my best friend and I celebrating our 50th anniversary - were shuffled off to a far corner table. The requested table sat empty through most of our meal, with the "other party" arriving when we were finishing dessert.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

a very pleasant surprise

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

We had been out hiking all day and arrived tired and later than expected. In a counterintuitive decision, we chose the tasting menu and pairings to avoid having to make a specific decision. It turned out to be a great idea. The food was innovative and well prepared. Each course was a delightful surprise. The pairings introduced us to new wines and we're now on the hunt to find some of them locally. Finally, the service was professional and pleasant.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

A ver nice evening

Dined on April 10, 2016

Delicious food. Great ambiance. Fun location. Would love to check out the Sunday Brunch.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Murray Circle for my husband's birthday

Dined on April 10, 2016

My husband and I went to dinner at Murray Circle for his birthday celebration. It would have been perfect if our waiter had somewhat of a personality. For the price of our dinner, I expected more.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion
food2
ambience3
service3

Don't know why this place has high ratin ...

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

Don't know why this place has high ratings. The food is very mediocre, nothing to write about. I ordered 4 items, everything was non interesting, greasy, and no flavor. Felt like eating in a decent airport restaurant. Service is normal, not great, however not negative. The bar scene is interesting, will try that next but will avoid the restaurant, I rather go somewhere else.

food2
ambience1
service2
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Brunch Experience

Dined on April 9, 2016

I was at Murray's about 4 years ago and the décor was very warm and up to date. My experience this last Sunday was of a room that is very old, worn out colors and no decorations/flowers to make the room livelier. Farley's Bar seemed to be more colorful. As far as the food, nothing very exciting. Considering the time/effort/knowledge it takes to get to Cavallo Point I would hope that a "brunch" menu would be special. The menu offered whatever any other restaurant around the corner would offer. Except for the chips & onion dip!

food3
ambience5
service4

The quiche had great flavors, but seemed ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

The quiche had great flavors, but seemed to have been reheated, not served fresh. The outer layer was hard and chewy because of this. I loved the truffle fries, and both the chocolate and rhubarb desserts. The chicken salad sandwich was ho-hum. I expected better bread being so close to SF. It was a lovely atmosphere and the staff did a fine job.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Lovely lunch

Dined on April 8, 2016

We had a birthday lunch at Murray Circle. It was an awesome experience. Lovely ambiance, very good food, excellent service. I loved that five of the staff came out with all five of our meals, set them down, and we all had our plates at the same time. I've never seen that at a restaurant before. We'll definitely go back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

We expected good food, we got very good food.

Dined on March 27, 2016

The charcuterie was described in mild terms. The boar and the chicken liver were great. The pea soup was surprising, because I think peas are totally under-rated, and this met the standard. The asparagus was incredible. The halibut was over-cooked. The gnocchi was crusty, but the accompanying broth and weeds were incredible. I needed to let them soak. The dish needed instructions. The blackberry pana cotta was the best desert I have ever had.... And still, I remember the meal for the entrees. Really excellent food.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food2
ambience3
service2
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Disorganized and inattentive service and ...

vip
Dined on March 25, 2016

Disorganized and inattentive service and so-so menu. It is a lovely setting but the restaurant is not good.

food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Great food, great view!

Dined on March 19, 2016

Been going for years. Love the food and scenery especially on the deck (can see bay and GG Bridge). Everything is good but I especially love their salmon omelette and burger!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

We were celebrating my wife's birthday a ...

Dined on March 14, 2016

We were celebrating my wife's birthday and everything about the evening was perfect. Our table, our server, the food...everything. What a perfect place to celebrate!

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Service excellent

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

We ate mostly off the bar menu, but my wife had the fish and said it was excellent. After all the beginning samples I was not that hungry so just a burger. Our guests had the steak which was good. They sat us by the fire, after asking, also the service could not have been better

Tags: special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

excellent service

vip
Dined on March 1, 2016

service, food and music were just perfect. View is incredible. Really good wine list.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

A Saturday Family Brunch

Dined on February 27, 2016

Beautiful setting, fine food and drink, excellent service. Very welcoming staff. Mussels were exceptional. Needed more bread to sop up the broth. Bloody Mary's could have used more alcohol. Desserts on the small side. Valet attendants efficient and service is free for diners. Setting is magnificent. We walked to the breakwater after our meal. A memorable day

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience5
service5

Service great and beautiful location but ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

Service great and beautiful location but food not impressed.

food5
ambience5
service1
value5

Wonderful meal; Poor Service

Dined on February 25, 2016

Bar service and food were equally great. Restaurant service was awful. Left appetizer plates on the table, after main meal was served. He was not knowledgeable about drinks or dishes. Desperately needs further training.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food2
ambience4
service1
value2

Service is slow and lacking

Dined on February 20, 2016

This is the second time I've had brunch and the service was really lacking. I expect more for an expensive restaurant.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Very nice Experience

Dined on February 20, 2016

This place is like going back in time to the early 1800s. Wonderful atmosphere, good food and excellent service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Hidden Historic Gem

Dined on February 17, 2016

Tucked under the northeast corner of the Golden Gate Bridge on the grounds of the former Fort Baker, and with a magnificent view, the Murray Circle Restaurant at Cavalla Point is top notch. Great for any special occasion -- for 2 or 200. Go!!!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Amazing Place

Dined on February 16, 2016

The setting alone makes this place special. But the operators have also made this a top notch food establishment providing unique, sophisticated, memorable quality dishes.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Value

Dined on February 15, 2016

The service was great and the food excellent. Still, I think it's over priced. I try to understand the market. $90 each fixed price seems high to me but I knew ahead of time and was prepared for it. I'm retired and over 60. Still, how do all these younger people afford $350+ for two. This was Valentines Day and I had called them on the Tuesday before and was told they were fully booked. I then went to OpenTable just on a chance and had no trouble making a reservation. When we got there we were seated ahead of time, there were plenty of empty tables and they were seating people who had obviously shown up without a reservation. I'll bet they were surprised when they got their check. Lastly, it would be nice to see a hostess who looks you in the eye and is gracious and respectful in a place this expensive rather make you feel you are an imposition. Our hostess just waved us into the dining room and wasn't concerned in pointing out our table. Guess I'm old fashioned.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service5

I've been t MC before; soup and salad fo ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

I've been t MC before; soup and salad for ❤ day not up to par. Main courses good, but not served hot. Overall I would say this sort of prep is over their head. Too bad, love it there.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Terrific, as always!

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

We always enjoy dining here - brunch, lunch or dinner. This time was no exception. As always, the ambiance and food were terrific. What we didn't expect was that on a busy holiday - we were told there was an extensive waiting list - that the service would be as gracious as ever. Yet it was. Just great.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a great spot

Dined on February 13, 2016

We have dined here for lunch several times over the last few years (from when none of had kids to where we all do now) And every time it is wonderful. 20 degrees warmer than SF and a great view. We always wait for seating on the porch, totally worth it.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Old hotel charm

Dined on February 11, 2016

The dining room was very nice, with an old hotel feeling. The menu had a large assortment of current dishes. The food was excellent, with good presentation. The waiters were friendly and efficient

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

A Bay Area Gem

Dined on February 3, 2016

Enjoyed a business lunch here and really enjoyed it. Atmosphere and service are top notch, and food is flavorful and imaginative.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Consistently outsanding

Dined on February 1, 2016

We had 3 consecutive meals at Murray Circle while staying at Cavallo Point Lodge, not for lack of options but because everyone in our group, ranging from 4-78 years old loved the food and atmosphere so much. Good wine list, really good kids menu and something for everyone, vegetarian and meat lover alike, on the regular menu. Ingredients were unique (grilled maitake mushroom, Prather Ranch pork chops - wonderfully tender), preparations were delicious, portions were perfect and service was good considering they were somewhat leanly staffed. We will be back.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service3

Great food great atmosphere. Waiters gre ...

Dined on January 28, 2016

Great food great atmosphere. Waiters great. Bus boys need more training.

food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Have never been disappointed with a meal ...

vip
Dined on January 18, 2016

Have never been disappointed with a meal here, lunch or dinner. Menus provide interesting choices. Our waiter, Guillermo, was helpful and informative.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

New Favorite

vip
Dined on January 18, 2016

This is the second time we've dined at Murray Circle and it is now our favorite overall restaurant in terms of food, ambiance, and service. Since we don't live that close, we combine a meal there with an overnight stay at Cavallo Point, making it a very special occasion.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4
value2

Murray Circle

Dined on January 16, 2016

Enjoyed a quiet dinner at scenic Cavallo Point. Salads were the stars. Entrees a bit overpriced.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service3
value2

Tourist oddity

vip
Dined on January 14, 2016

The restaurant/bar is set in an old 19th century fort tucked under the Golden Gate bridge. The menu is innovative and I wished that it lived up to its potential more. I thought the seasonings were a bit odd and would have liked a more traditional Ceasar dressing on the salad and a more traditional lentil soup rather than the hodge podge that I felt we received. Service was ultimately spotty (we were warmly greeted and then somewhat abandoned). Gorgeous view and I think in summer/spring it would be totally full for weeks on ened.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot

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