B & N visited us for the Canada Day/Independence Day long weekend. We ended up touring SF for 2 days and also spent a few hours in Sausalito. When we got there after walking the 2.7km across the Golden Gate bridge, we were STARVING!
When we were deciding on restaurants/cafe to try, I kicked myself for not researching restaurants to try in Sausalito. I ended up asking two nice old gentlemen in the info booth and they recommended Scoma’s or the restaurant next to it.
There were awesome outdoor seats where you can hear the water splashing beneath you.
We got the window seats that faces the sea with an awesome view.
I felt like the 3rd wheel with B & N because of where they sat us.The tables were set really simply and kinda romantic. The area we were seated was shaped like a little dome sticking out into the sea, with windows all around the tables in a semi circle.
Menu is a simple 2 page with a little insert for lunch and specials. We were there at 4 pm, so we got the dinner menu.
Started off with the Appetizer sampler- $19.95
Calamari Calabrese (calamari tossed in marinara sauce), Crabcake and cajun shrimp.
Everything on the plate was tasty. The shrimp is my favourite tho. Cooked and seasoned well. Not to mention how fresh and sweet they were.
Daily special – New Zealand Blue Nose Sea Bass – $22.50
Pan roasted and served with potato gratin, asparagus and red pepper vinaigrette
This was the dish that kind of surprised me. I thought I would love it but it was kind of plain and the sea bass was tasty but a little overcooked. But the potatoes and asparagus were OK.
Lazyman’s Cioppino – $34
A fisherman’s stew of crab, prawns, scallops, clams, fish and bay shrimp in tomato, garlic white wine broth served with a garlic toast.
Although this dish is the plain looking, looks are very deceiving. Among the 3 dishes, this was the crowd favourite. There was a generous amount of shellfish (about 4 clams, 5 large scallops, 4 shrimps, 4 chunks of random fish, crab lumps and an insane amount of bay shrimps).
I was surprised at how they managed to have all the pieces cooked right and nothing tasted overcooked. My favourite were the fish chunks and scallops. They were so fresh, sweet and delicious!!!
Total Damage – $120 (including tax & tips)
Personal Rating – 3.75 out of 5 (Very good)
We wanted a place for a late lunch/early dinner snack (since we had dinner plans at 8 in San Jose). I figured we could order an appertiser and 2 mains to share; not realising how big the portions were gonna be! We left stuffed and worried about how we could eat 3 hours later.
The prices are a little steep but that is expected for a tourist-y seafood restaurant. The fresh and well cooked seafood that came in good portions is definitely worth what we (more like what B) paid.
.Scoma’s of Sausalito