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Top bar recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“For a nice dinner out, we highly recommend this restaurant. They make fresh risotto of the day every half hour. If you would like a slightly more casual feel, the pizzeria next door is excellent but is small and does not take reservations.”
  • 43 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The onion soup, the pate, the cone of pomme frites, the hamburger, the steak tartare, the fondue, the trout almondine, the niçoise and lyonnaise salads, the beef bourguignon, the profiteroles! Great bar scene with both early and late happy hours. Patio is perfect when the weather is nice. Continuous service during that lull between lunch and dinner everywhere else. We love that we can grab a bite at 3:30pm!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
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“Very authentic Italian pastries and gelato, interesting wine selection and wonderful coffee drinks. Beautiful selection of cookies and tarts and gorgeous cakes. Pricey but worth it. Lots of seating. Some sandwiches at lunch and you can have them heated in the press.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Our local dive bar. Great big square bar with the bartenders in the middle, several pool tables, great diverse crowd from 21 to 81, and Janis Joplin’s piano in the corner. (She used to live here in Larkspur).”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of the 1st & best brew pubs in the County. A large selection of house brewed beers and great pub style food.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a solid family restaurant that has great seafood dishes from fish tacos to sushi. Casual with a cool covered outdoor seating area.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bottle Shop
“A relative newcomer to Larkspur, it’s fun to sit outside around gas fire pits on the main drag sipping wine and nibbling.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This is the best restaurant in the county. I once sat next to Robin Williams while dining here. It is unbelievably delicious! Such a beautiful place!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Family owned Italian restaurant. An easy walk- only 2 blocks from the bottom of my hill. Plenty of parking around. Usually have an earlybird special on weeknights.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a family-run business with great quality sushi. The atmosphere is not fancy, but the sushi is to die for. They do rolls better than anyone around.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Bottle Shop
Brewery
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  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Wonderful authentic Italian food! Delicious homemade pasta, and gotta love the Italian accents of the waiters. Nice patio for warm evenings. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“This place is cool as it is in an old brick building near the brickyards. Almost like a cave inside. If you like Fondue, then this is a spot you can't miss. Good for celebrating birthdays or special occasions, they have balloons and other special party favors. Great wine list and also reasonable pricing for Marin. ”
  • 1 local recommends