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Report on Pier 15, San Rafael


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Report on Pier 15, San Rafael

OldTimer | Apr 27, 2007 09:26 PM

On the first warm day of an otherwise cold Spring, I came out of hibernation and checked out Pier 15 for lunch after new management took over. 0n the whole, it hasn't changed a lot. The calamari was excellent, juicy and well-cooked...tender. Good tartar and cocktail sauce. Bloody Mary was not up to Adriano's old Orsi standards...rather small glass at that. Salad selection wasn't impressive, but they have a daily seafood lunch menu in addition to regular lunch menu. Around $14-15 , and I think salad was included. We had sandwiches on the deck, generous and tasty (Mama Cristo and Reuben). If you order cole slaw, be prepared for a generous pile of almost undressed shredded cabbage. You might consider asking for a side of dressing of some sort. One plus is complimentary valet parking...the lack of enough spaces to accommodate both the diners and the bar flies has always been a pet peeve of mine. The glassed-in deck is very pleasant, and yacht sale harbor gives a somewaht nautical view. Service was quite slow, and it was not at all crowded. Don't expect speedy service. In all, as good or better than it was, very funky and good food.

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