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Sam's in Tiburon

Steve B. | | Mar 17, 2002 03:10 PM

Sam's in Tiburon (not the one in San Francisco) has a reputation as a singles bar--good strictly for drinks. However, dinner in the restaurant is a whole different world. Some of the dishes there rival the very best restaurants in the SF area. Try the ahi served on a potato cake, swordfish with peppercorn sauce, steamed mussels or petrale sole. Every week they have a special for $15-16 that includes soup or salad, main course, and desert. We've been there six times. We recently took our friends, who are real gourmets and were skeptical about our claims that Sam's had become a great restaurant. After trying the ahi, they went back to the kitchen to meet and congratulate the chef.