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San Anselmo Insights
Restaurants/Delicatessens

RESTAURANTS

San Anselmo has an impressive list of acclaimed and award-winning restaurants and wine bars in its modest 2.4-square-mile footprint. Whether you're in the mood for a casual lunch or an elegant dinner, California or exotic cuisine, or simply a fine glass of cabernet, these places are guaranteed to satisfy any epicurean or wine connoisseur.

Comforts
335 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo
www.comfortscafe.com
Info: ......................................415-454-9840
Style: ......................................Casual
Cuisine: ..................................California Contemporary
Cafe Hours: 
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 8:00 a.m.-3 p.m.
Take-out Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 8:00 a.m.-3 p.m.
Consistently voted "Best of Marin," Comforts offers full service breakfast, lunch & weekend brunch, as well as a large take-out section featuring a variety of fresh, daily salads, soups, sandwiches and entrees. Menus change frequently to reflect what is fresh, local, and in season. The delightfully varied menu features dishes influenced from Latin America, Asia, and Europe-a real California mix. And we defy anyone to find a better Chinese Chicken Salad anywhere in the nation. It's really that good.

Insalata's
120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo
www.insalatas.com
Info: ......................................415-457-7700
Cuisine: .................................. Mediterranean
Hours: ..................................
Lunch, Mon-Sat: 11:30am-2:30 pm
Dinner, Sun-Thur: 5:30pm-9:00 pm
Fri-Sat, 5:30-9:30pm
Sun Brunch, 11:00-2:30pm
Insalata's fans feel they've hit the "'unbelievably scrumptious' Mediterranean jackpot, at this San Anselmo 'gem,'" according to Zagat. A regular on the Bay Area's top-100-restaurants and best-of lists, Insalata's features soulful, rustic food inspired by the Mediterranean and Middle East. Tunisian chopped salad; ahi with zatar, peppers, asparagus and baba ghanoush; and seven-layer mocha torte are just a few of its delightful dishes. The restaurant also has an extensive take-out selection of similarly sensational fare.

Baan Thai Cuisine 
726 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo
www.baanthaimarin.com
Info: ........................................415-457-9470
Style: ......................................Casual
Cuisine: ..................................Thai
Hours: ....................................
Lunch, Mon-Fri, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Dinner, Mon-Sun, 5-9:30p.m.
Baan means house or home in English and is a symbol of comfort and wellness. We are committed to offering our customers the in fresh, local, and seasonal food. We believe in supporting the community, and we love to hear your feedback to keep improving our service.

Bistro Viz

115 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo
http://bistroviz.com/
Info: ........................................415-925-4370
Style: ......................................Casual
Cuisine: ..................................French
Hours: ....................................
Dinner 5 pm to 9:30'ish Wed-Sunday
Brunch 11:00 am to 2:30 pm Wed-Saturday
Then chef/owner Soo Young Kim and partner Erich Lichtelau had an unexpected opportunity to lease a long-defunct restaurant space at 115 San Anselmo Avenue. They grabbed it, remodeled it over a long and arduous 9-month period without any business and a thousand worries. At the beginning of August, they finally opened doors. And in just three months they've turned their reincarnated Bistro Viz into what may be the hottest new restaurant in Central Marin.

High Tech Burrito
914 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ste A
San Anselmo
http://hightechburrito.com/
Info: ........................................415-455-9176
Style: ......................................Casual
Cuisine: ..................................Fresh Mex
Hours: ....................................
Opens at 11:00a.m.
Fast, fresh, and made your way - when you get food from High Tech Burrito, you really CAN have it all! By combining the finest, freshest ingredients around with a menu loaded with customized options and unique choices, High Tech Burrito gives you the ultimate burrito experience: a filling, nutritious meal that delights the senses.

At High Tech Burrito, we know that the best burrito for you is one custom-made to your tastes. That's why we give you the freedom and flexibility to choose just how you want your burrito. Select your favorite type of beans, rice, tortillas, salsas, and fresh cilantro, choose fresh, juicy tomatoes or dig into our chunky house-made guacamole; with those options and much more, all prepared right before your eyes, you name it and you'll get it!

L'APPART Resto
636 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo
http://www.lappartresto.com/
Info: ......................................415-256-9884
Style: ....................................Casual
Cuisine: ................................French Bistro
Hours: ................................
Lunch & Brunch |  Friday - Sunday | 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner |  Sunday - Thursday  5:30pm - 9:00pm | Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Olivier Criado is General Manager and co-owner at L'Appart Resto.

Olivier grew up in La Celle Saint Cloud, a town of 22,000 residents, located between Paris and Versailles. From the start, Olivier loved joining his parents at the farmers market each week, and helping them cook afterward.

Olivier's love of fresh food and flavors led him to culinary school at l'Ecole Hotelière de Paris - Mederic, where he studied from age 15 to age 21.

Olivier went on to work at a number of restaurants in Paris, including L'auberge Dab, a traditional french brasserie specializing in meats and fresh seafood in the 16 arrondissement, and Au Chien qui Fume, located near the Louvre and also focused on traditional French cooking and the freshest seafood. Olivier went on to own and manage his first restaurant, La Maison d'Aurore in Gargenville. Similar to L'Appart, the restaurant boasted a warm, intimate environment, featuring fresh foods, house-made products and a small, interesting wine list.

Invited to come to the United States to open L'Appart Resto in 2010, Olivier quickly fell in love with Marin's beauty and outdoor activities, our town of San Anselmo and Michelle! Michelle and Olivier are excited to build their life together in San Anselmo as they marry in July 2015 and Olivier joins executive chef Alexandre as co-owner of L'Appart.

Alexandre De Jesus is executive chef and co-owner at L'Appart Resto.

Raised in Paris, by Portuguese parents, he was exposed to cooking that fused both unique French flavors and traditional Portuguese influences that can be tasted in such varied masterpieces as cassoulet, boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, and lobster risotto.

Alexandre has enjoyed creating food to please his friends and family from very early on. On the advice of his mother, Alexandre decided to see if his destiny was as chef by accepting his first culinary job as a prep cook at La Coupole in Paris. Alexandre didn't just like it, he loved it, and his professional career was determined.

Following five years in the kitchen in Paris, Alexandre moved to the Reunion Islands working on the line at La Saladiere where he learned the art of creole cooking and spices. Five years later, Alexandre moved to Cascais, Portugal and the kitchen of the Hotel Fortaleza Do Guincho. Alexandre's cooking became recognized in the area and he was next invited to join as chef at the world-class resort Villa Vita Parc, Armacao de Pera, Portugal.

Attracted to the United States since he was a young boy, Alexandre made the move to the Bay Area in 2005, with dreams of opening his own restaurant. With experience in several French restaurants in San Francisco and Marin County, Alexandre next found himself head chef at L'Appart Resto, where he fell in love with the the town of San Anselmo, local farmer's markets which inspire his cooking today, and wife Sasha.

Alexandre is excited to become an even greater part of the local community with his growing family and now as co-owner and chef at L'Appart.

Marinitas Restaurant

218 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo
http://marinitas.net/
Info: ......................................415-454-8900
Style: ....................................Casual
Cuisine: ................................Latin Focuses Lusciousness
Hours: ................................
11:30am - 10:00pm Monday
11:30am - 11:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
11:30am - 12:00 midnight Friday and Saturday
11:00am - 9:30pm Sunday
Marinitas features a menu inspired by dishes found throughout Mexico and Latin America using local and seasonal products. Marinitas delivers Latin focused lusciousness that is an exciting blend of the new and the familiar. Cocktails focus on the silver and gold liquors of Central and South America. The bar is dedicated to classic cocktail preparations including citrus juice squeezed to order, house made sweet and sour made from unrefined cane sugars, along with the highest quality mixers. 

Mauro's Pasta
1601 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Fairfax
www.maurospizza.com
Info: ......................................415-453-9353
Style: ....................................Casual
Cuisine: ................................Italian
Hours: ................................
Monday through Saturday | 11:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday | Noon - 8:00pm
Pizzé - Our pizzas are hand crafted.
Each pie begins with our exceptional yeast-leavened dough, which we prepare daily using organic flour for delicious flavor and perfect texture.

Our house-made tomato sauce is slow cooked using Italian tomatoes and locally grown organic vegetables and herbs.

We use the highest quality cheeses and feature Hobb's smoked meats.
Cornmeal crust available on request. 

Pizzalina
914 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo
www.pizzalina.com
Info: ......................................415-256-9780
Style: ....................................Casual
Cuisine: ................................Italian
Hours: ................................
Sunday - Thursday 12pm - 8:30pm
Friday and Saturday 12pm - 9:30pm
A neighborhood gathering place. Hand-made, authentic Neapolitan pizza cooked in a wood-oven. A rustic, Italian inspired menu, made with an artisan hand.  Daily menus created around the local, seasonal markets and ranches.  A fun and un-snobby wine and beer bar.  Cal-Ital wines on tap, local & Italian esoteric wines & micro-brews. A casual and comfortable reclaimed and recycled dining room.  A place to unwind, relax, laugh, eat, drink & celebrate with friends.

We love food, wine, people, and fellowship.

San Anselmo Coffee Roasters
546 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo
Info: ......................................415-258-9549
Style: ....................................Casual Café
Cuisine: ................................American
Hours: ................................
Sun-Thur: 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Writers, bikers, shoppers, musicians, children, and others mix and mingle at this favorite café. The proprietors, Tim & Tammi Mock, serve up an impressive list of breakfast and lunch options, from hearty soups and salads to mouth-watering sandwiches. They also import and roast more than 20 different blends of organic coffee, and they know how to steam the perfect latte.

Taco Jane's
21 Tamalpais Avenue
San Anselmo
http://www.tacojanes.com
Info: .......................................415-454-6562
Style: ......................................Casual
Cuisine: ...................................Authentic Regional Mexican Cuisine
Hours: .....................................

Lunch Mon - Fri 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Lunch Sat. - Sun 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Dinner Sun. - Thur. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dinner Fri. - Sat. 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Brunch  Sat. & Sun.  11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Taco Jane's, his breezy little San Anselmo café, where an interior washed in sunshine yellow and an outdoor deck splashed with flowered oil cloth tables both pulsate to the beat of Musica Cubana.

Valenti & Company Ristorante
337 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo
http://www.valentico.com/
Info: .......................................415- 454-7800
Style: ......................................Casual
Cuisine: ...................................Northern Italian
Hours: .....................................5:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Reservations:  http://www.valentico.com/reservations.html
Italian elegance, Renaissance roots. San Anselmo's Valenti & Co. dazzles with seasonal menu, healthy options.