Best Places to Eat in San Rafael

Had a wedding or elopement nearby and wondering the best places to eat in San Rafael? While San Francisco might have more options and more variety, San Rafael does offer a considerable number of restaurants and eats to help you in your wedding planning for a reception venue or to simply get some good food!

Sol Food
901 Lincoln Ave San Rafael, CA 94901

With a casual and lively atmosphere, Sol Food is a local favorite, serving traditional Puerto Rican cuisine. To order, you pay then self-seat, and online ordering and pickup is available too. It gets busy during normal hours, especially on the weekends, but the line moves quickly. There is a small parking lot in the back and street parking, both metered.  

The Kitchen Table
1574 4th St San Rafael, CA 94901

Serves Italian and contemporary American cuisine, specializing in handmade pasta dishes and simple country-style Italian cooking. Atmosphere is classy and casual.  Reservations and takeout are available. There are outdoor seating options and a seat at the bar will allow you to watch the chefs cook right in front of you!

II Davide
901 A St San Rafael 94901

With a full bar and a menu specializing in Italian cuisine, II Davide is a great venue and event space. You can book their private room, The Lucca Room and they also offer catering for your own event. Great for groups as they accept reservations, and there is street parking and a parking garage nearby. 

Revel & Roost Brick Oven Kitchen
901 B St San Rafael, CA 94901

Contemporary American and seafood style cuisine with vegan friendly options. A full bar and happy hour specials. A parking garage is available across the street, free after 6pm. Offers takeout and delivery and also great for groups and takes reservations. 

Valenti & Co
337 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo 94960

Just west of San Rafael, Valenti & Co is a great place for dinner, specializing in authentic northern Italian cuisine. All ingredients are bought and prepared fresh and daily from local markets. Reservations are accepted and there is easy street parking available. 

198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo 94960

Also in San Anselmo, Madcap serves a fusion of French, Japanese and contemporary American cuisine and sustains a classy and intimate atmosphere. Reservations are accepted and there is only street parking available. 

LaVier Latin Fusion
1025 C St San Rafael, CA 94901

 A classy and comfortable atmosphere serving Latin, Asian Fusion cuisine with vegan and vegetarian options. Very small bar but beer and wine are available. Directly across the street for a large city parking lot.

Lotus Cuisine of India
812 4th St San Rafael, CA 94901

Specializes in North Indian cuisine, sourcing ingredients from local and sustainable farms. Street parking available but can be difficult during busy hours. 

Carribean Spices 
819 4th St San Rafael, CA 94901

Authentic and afforable Haitian and Carribean cuisine with many vegetarian/vegan options. Takeout and outdoor seating available. 

60 Corte Madera Ave, Corte Madera CA 94925

Just south of San Rafael, Burmatown  is a mother-daughter owned place that specializes in traditional Burmese dishes and innovative fusion dishes of different Asian cuisine. Reservations are not offered but parking is relatively easy with street parking and a gym lot nearby. 

If you would like to continue the conversation about food, please CONTACT me and I’d love to chat! If you are considering a wedding nearby San Rafael, I wrote a guide on how to plan a wedding in Muir Woods.

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