With Covid -19 being front and center, Pandemic times have been tough on all restaurateurs. Salito’s Crab House and Prime Rib has figured out how to service their customers in a fun, creative way, with all of their great food and lively atmosphere.
All dining is on their patio, which has an amazing view of the Richardson Bay, perched from the picturesque Sausalito Harbor. There are families, dates, and people enjoying their time away from their sheltering in place. Whatever the reason; I am here to say that their delicious mouthwatering food will make you very happy.
Here’s What I Tried:
Peach Rose Sangria rose wine, peach and lemons and lime juice. A very refreshing cocktail, just perfect for the mid afternoon lunch.
Pink Lemonade vodka, Lemonade, Pomegranate, a nice delicate light cocktail, with nice citrus nuances.
Watermelon Margarita Tequila, Watermelons, Lime Juice, this cocktail will make you forget all of your troubles, and so easy going down.
Moscow Mule, Stoli Vodka, Squeezed Lime, Ginger Beer. Served in a copper mug, refreshing and delicious as well.
House-Made Freshly Baked Crispy Kettle Bread, a gorgeous round loaf that snuggles into an iron kettle, just spectacular.
Calamari Fritti, with onions, and sweet peppers. It is a big serving, with super crisp breading, a great starter.
Crab Chowder, lots of fantastic crab flavors and the creaminess will make you feel like you’re in the dead of winter somewhere on the East Coast.
Yellowtail Carpaccio, with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and ponzu Sauce. The presentation is everything, the very thinly sliced Yellow Tail is out of this world, with its lovely Asian influences, this is a must have dish.
Romaine Wedge, with Point Reyes blue cheese, and bacon. A very crisp pungent salad, that went great with the prime rib, and the Point Reyes blue cheese is off the charts.
Salito Burger Angus Beef, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, cheddar cheese, and catsup. The grilled onions are a game changer, just spectacular!
Hot Iron Skillet Roasted Combo, Mussels, Crab and Shrimp, for sure their signature dish, one of the primary reasons to come try their food. Oozing with garlic and herbs, and the seafood is so fresh, just delightful.
Prime Rib, Certified Angus Beef, Large Cut, it’s like butter, you don’t need a knife, a delicious robust menu item, that I would have to order every time I came here.
Steamed Mixed Vegetables, basic and healthy. A nice break for your palate.
Brussels Sprout Chips, with Lemon oil and Maldon sea salt. One of the seven wonders of the world, crispy, flavorful, if you’re not a lover of Brussels Sprouts you will be after tasting these little darlings.
Limoncello Cake, light as air with nice lemon nuances, make sure you have room for this lovely desert.
Salted Caramel Vanilla Crunch Cake, oh my goodness, I am a fan. Just loved the salted caramel aspect of this amazing cake, yum!
Chardonnay – Rombauer, Carneros, a rich smooth creamy Chardonnay, that pairs great with the crab.
Chardonnay – Patz & Hall, Sonoma Coast, more of a buttery Chardonnay, that is very drinkable and goes great with the Yellowtail Carpaccio.
Zinfandel – Coppola Director’s Cut Dry Creek, this is a no brainer with The Prime Rib, hits all the right notes.
Cabernet Sauvignon – Hess Select, North Coast, more of a spicy wine that also paired so great with The Prime Rib.
Jasmin Foster is the General Manager and she really made my experience fantastic. She just has a way of welcoming you and making you feel at home. Jasmine pulled out a bag of good tricks for me to enjoy. I was so happy with her engaging personality and truly remarkable kindness, she is just that way. As authentic as it gets, so make sure you find her when you’re there, she will brighten up your whole experience. After all she got her hospitality chops working at a few 4 star restaurants in Chicago. My server Roberto was terrific, he has been with this restaurant group for 9 years and acts as a supervisor, his service was so on point.
Solito’s is one of 8 restaurants owned by The Stinking Rose Restaurant Group, owned by Jerry and Dante Serifini. Restaurants include: Calzone’s in San Francisco, The Caprice in Tiburon, Crab House at Pier 39, The Dead Fish in Crockett, Franciscan Crab House in San Francisco, The Old Clam House in San Francisco, Osso Steakhouse in San Francisco, The Stinking Rose in both San Francisco and Beverly Hills. All of which are truly unique.
This building used to house Zack’s nightclub back in the 80’s so I am very familiar with this space, it also was Margaretville and Paradise Bay. Solito’s added a much-needed upgrade. The interiors are very nautical with the Bay being the focal point. There are 2 raised patios with an L shaped bar for imbibing. Everyone was doing social distancing and wearing masks. The floors are black and white checkered and there are super cool hanging Edison LED type lights, which add a modern feel to the patio. The real beauty here is that they don’t have a time limit on customer seating, you could stay all day if you wanted, and that’s a pleasure.
The food, the environment, the service, all makes for one very memorable experience. Go for the ambiance and enjoy their super delicious food, you will be so happy you did!
Salito’s Crab House and Prime Rib
Sausilito, CA. 94965