Backed by the owners of San Francisco’s Buena Vista Cafe (no stranger to the tourist crowd), the resurrected dockside restaurant, with sweeping views of the Golden Gate and the city’s skyline, is back in business, sporting the same undulating wooden décor and infamous ceiling art, but with an up-to-date (albeit pricey) seasonal seafood menu that runs the gamut from updated classics such as fried calamari and cioppino to day boat scallops with chanterelles and a 2-pound whole lobster with sugar pie pumpkin risotto overseen by James Montejano. (Check out all the menus online.)
Now that it’s gotten its sea legs, The Trident is open continuously daily from lunch until 9 PM, with the addition of weekend brunch. And that patio overlooking San Francisco Bay? It’s open pretty much all of the time, with heaters and lots of Irish Coffee drinks available to stave of the fog.
58 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415-331-3232