rworange says that Farley Bar is “the type of place to just sit back and relax.” She advises that you snag a couch on the veranda, watch the “ships, boats, and ferries glide through the Golden Gate,” and order some treats such as savory-and-smoky prosciutto-wrapped peach, or fritto misto of local fish and shellfish. The bar is next door to Murray Circle restaurant, and both places serve the same brunch menu.
At breakfast, the house-made croissant is “what all croissants should dream of being … the perfect crunchy exterior with a rich light center and full of buttery flavor,” says rworange. The blueberry streusel muffins are large, buttery, and not overly sweet, continues rworange, who adds that Executive Pastry Chef Ethan Howard has Bouchon Bakery and Ad Hoc on his résumé. Meanwhile, chutney says that the sweet-pea gazpacho with fennel-citrus granité she had for brunch was “absolutely delicious.”
The brunch menu is driven by a small-plates concept, notes rworange, which means everything comes à la carte, and prices can add up quickly; expect to spend $20 to $30 for a typical brunch spread. On the other hand, the breakfast buffet is $18 and includes the above baked goods, fresh fruit, and some hot dishes.
The wine list is broad and includes affordable bottles, but the cocktail and spirits list “goes on for over 40 pages describing in detail each drink … over half of which are available at Safeway,” says rworange. The beer selection consists of just Anchor Steam, Amstel Light, and Guinness.
The Librarian finds the service overly formal, even pretentious, which is “somewhat ironic,” notes susancinsf, considering the place is named after a comic strip character created by local artist Phil Frank.
Farley Bar [Marin County]
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito
No phone available