Our second day of vacation was filled with a driving tour of San Francisco and a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. Sausalito has grown a lot since I last visited. But Scoma's is still there - or at least the building is since I found a photo from my 1995 trip of the building jutting out over the water.
We had 6 pm reservations at Scoma's Sausalito and were seated right away. We were next to a window, so we had a nice view. We each ordered a glass of wine and iced teas.
I love calamari, so we started with Calamari Fritte - crisp Monterey squid with lemon and oregano, tartar & cocktail sauce:
My cell phone photo is a little blurry. Probably because I was in a hurry to eat it. It was very good, but I thought the portion could have been a bit larger.
We shared Arugula Pear Salad - seasonal pear, arugula, blue cheese, toasted pecans, lime vinaigrette (we asked for the blue cheese on the side since SP is not a fan and the dressing on the side). It was a good salad.
For his entree, SP chose a daily special: Sand Dabs. It's a Pacific fish I've seen on a lot of menus in CA but never on the east coast when we've traveled. I had forgotten about them until we were in San Francisco. It's a small, flat fish. I think his fish was served in a lemon beurre blanc sauce. I don't think he had tried sand dabs before. He liked them, and his beans and garlic mashed potatoes.
I chose Day Boat Scallops Parmigiano - dusted in parmigiano, grilled, with a lemon beurre blanc. They were tasty. They weren't as large as I am used to for day boat scallops, which was a little disappointing, but they were still nicely cooked. They were able to substitute rice for the garlic mashed potatoes.
We shared Watmaugh Strawberries & Cold Zabaglione for dessert.
It was a pretty dessert and a delicious, light dessert. Just the right size for a sweet treat after dinner.
We enjoyed our meal at Scoma's Sausalito and service was good and staff friendly. We'd go back.