Located in San Rafael, Four Points By Sheraton San Rafael is in the business district and close to Marin County Civic Center and San Anselmo Memorial Park. This hotel is within close proximity of San Anselmo Town Hall and Mission San Raphael Archangel.
Make yourself at home in one of the 235 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets. Windows open for fresh air and courtyard views. 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 5 mi.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and an Internet point. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.
As an iconic American brand, A&W stands for good times had over classic American food & treats.
It all started in 1919 at Roy Allen’s Root Beer stand, celebrating the return of World War I veterans.
After partnering with Frank Wright, the good times never stopped, as A&W became the first major food franchise, growing along with the country over the course of the next several decades.
Today, A&W remains a place for friends, families & communities to gather over the simple pleasures of great food & great company.
We make quality food fresh just for you!
Our Burgers are cooked-to-order with your choice of toppings, & our Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are 100% all-white meat, lightly breaded, & cooked to juicy, mouth-watering perfection.
Our Root Beer is still made fresh in our restaurants with real cane sugar - top it off with our creamy vanilla soft serve for one of our signature Root Beer Floats!
Why just go anywhere when you can head to Cafe Monet in San Rafael for a fantastic grocery store with delectable food and healthy produce?
When you need a quick side dish to go with your main course, pick up some canned good options from here.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
Spruce up your meals with a variety of seasonings and spices on hand.
For fresh and tender meat that slides right off the bone, head on over here and browse the latest selection of meats.
A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Cafe Monet and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
At Cafe Monet, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Don't let the amazing deals at this place pass you by. When you stop in today, you'll be able to browse an absolutely fabulous selection of vinegar and oil that can mean transformative changes to your cuisine.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
Don't have time for breakfast? Quick and crunchy, cereal is a great way to start your morning no matter how late you're running.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Cafe Monet.
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by Cafe Monet's impressive coffee and tea connection.
At Cafe Monet, you won't have to worry about forgetting where you parked. There are plenty of parking spaces nearby for you to choose from.
If cooking up a storm is something you enjoy, remember to stop at Cafe Monet for the freshest groceries in town.
West Brooklyn Pizza's piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this San Rafael spot one of the best around.
Cheesy pizza is not the only menu item that will make your mouth water — the pizzeria is known for its pasta, too.
The menu at West Brooklyn Pizza is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this pizzeria's drink list.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this pizzeria — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Skip long waits and head to West Brooklyn Pizza with your large group for easy seating.
Tables at West Brooklyn Pizza are available first-come, first-served, so be sure to show up a bit earlier on busy weekends.
Take it nice and easy at West Brooklyn Pizza, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
West Brooklyn Pizza can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from your own home with their carryout and delivery options.
A free parking lot is conveniently located next door.
At West Brooklyn Pizza, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Keeping an eye on your budget? West Brooklyn Pizza is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, West Brooklyn Pizza is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at West Brooklyn Pizza. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
West Brooklyn Pizza serves up fresh and tasty pizzas each and every time, so head on over today and enjoy some good pizza in a casual ambiance.
If you need a quick and easy dinner option, head on over to West Brooklyn Pizza and pick up a pizza pie.
While high-priced, the Italian food at West Brooklyn Pizza is well worth every penny!
Experience the fine art of authentic Italian cooking when you sit down a meal at the charming West Brooklyn Pizza.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Amici's East Coast Pizzeria's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Pizza lovers and pasta fans will find more than enough to choose from on the pizzeria's menu.
When it comes to dietary restrictions, most restaurants offer little in the way of options. Head to Amici's East Coast Pizzeria for an assortment of vegan, gluten-free, and low-fat dishes that don't lack in the taste department.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this pizzeria.
The pizzeria doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit.
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Choose wisely. Wait at home for delivery or come into this pizzeria for carryout.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Amici's East Coast Pizzeria for catering.
Store your vehicle in a safe lot or garage close to Amici's East Coast Pizzeria.
At Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
Head on over to Amici's East Coast Pizzeria first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Amici's East Coast Pizzeria is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Amici's East Coast Pizzeria is ready and waiting to be served.
When pizza's on the mind, there's no going back. For quick pies that no one can stop talking about, get the best of the best at Amici's East Coast Pizzeria.
Come spend a casual night out over a delicious pizza at Amici's East Coast Pizzeria.
When you're craving pizza, make your way over to Amici's East Coast Pizzeria and load up a pizza with all of your favorite toppings.
Go beyond just beans and rice at Sonoma Taco Shop, and fill up on Mexican food that delivers a star-studded performance (according to fans' out-of-this-world, lip-smacking reviews).
Who knew healthy could taste so good? Serving vegan, low-fat, and gluten-free items, Sonoma Taco Shop has a dedicated fan base.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Sonoma Taco Shop offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Sonoma Taco Shop, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
No need to dress up for a trip to Sonoma Taco Shop — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Sonoma Taco Shop cater for you.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
The only thing tastier than our food and drinks is the free parking.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Sonoma Taco Shop is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Sonoma Taco Shop — swing by for your favorite meal.
Experience the best flavors of Mexico when you try the highly-rated cuisine at Sonoma Taco Shop.
If you're looking for a delicious taco or burrito, you'd definitely be wise to head to Sonoma Taco Shop.
If you're searching for a great restaurant with traditional Mexican eats, look no further than Sonoma Taco Shop.
Most Top Chef finalists launch their restaurant careers right after their time on television ends. Not Casey Thompson—she spent seven years after season three traveling, all the while thinking hard about what she wanted in a venue. She met farmers, built relationships, and finally opened Aveline (plus its cocktail bar sibling, The European) in June. As the result of so much careful planning, the restaurant truly embodies Casey’s vision, both in the space and on the plate.
One key part of that vision? Pigs. Casey loves to use almost every part of them, including the head. In honor of Aveline’s recent launch, we asked her about her fondness for pork, her cooking philosophy, and some of her go-to spots in San Francisco.
GROUPON: One ingredient that crops up on the menus at Aveline and The European is pork. Specifically, pork from the pig’s head—pork jowl, pig cheek, pig ear. What do you like about this ingredient?
CASEY THOMPSON: In general, I love any animal that tastes good from head to toe! As a chef, it’s really beneficial for me to use different parts of an animal that might otherwise be underutilized. It keeps costs down and provides guests with the opportunity to try things they may not otherwise try.
There is a lot more marbling in these parts than you might think, and there are a variety of different textures in specific parts like the ear.
G: Do you think that pig face is trending right now?
CT: I don't know. I try not to pay too much attention to what’s “trendy.” I just want to make food that tastes good, and if it means using parts of an animal that are unfamiliar to most people and [then] educating people about them, I’m happy to do so.
G: If someone hasn't tried any part of the pig’s head, where should they start?
CT: I think a good place to start is with pig cheek—it’s rich and it braises perfectly! Confiting a pig cheek [at home] is easy. The most difficult part is probably finding the product, but your local butcher can help with that.
G: Are there other pig dishes in San Francisco that you like?
CT: The pork at Kokkari is unreal, and Namu Gaji does a pretty impressive job too!
G: Aside from cooking with pig parts, you’re also an advocate for sustainability and the environment. Where does that passion come from?
CT: I have a job that impacts the environment, and as such, I have a duty to make sure that my staff and I do all we can not to add to the overwhelming issues we’re already facing.
I am also a firm believer in good husbandry. All animals deserve to live a good life, especially if they are giving us theirs for nourishment. It’s our responsibility as humans to recognize that.
G: Some of your dishes have original ingredients with a cool, earthy vibe. I’m talking about the "ham snow" and "chicory soil" on Aveline’s menu. Can you tell us more about these?
CT: Environmental elements in a dish add interesting flavors. The chicory soil contains nori, breadcrumbs, candied cashews, and chicory—all pretty earthy, you’re right. Now, the ham snow is highly technical stuff: we freeze ham, grate it over cold amberjack, and call it snow!
G: You’re also creating the menu over at The European, your bar-and-lounge project with Adam Wilson. It seems like the snacks have more of an updated comfort-food feel. Is The European the other side of Aveline's coin?
It absolutely is! There is a secret kid side to me with that menu and, really, it’s us having fun. I do think we have the best burger—it is so good. I want people to use both spaces! Come and eat at The European!
G: To close out, can you share some of your favorite San Francisco spots to grab a bite?
For coffee: Réveille Coffee Co.
For breakfast (and guilty, greasy pleasures): San Jalisco
For lunch and dinner: Kokkari, Kin Khao
For after-hours drinks and eats: Rye, Tradition, Le Colonial
For outdoor dining: The Ferry Building, Slanted Door, Cavallo Point, Coqueta
This interview has been condensed and edited. Photos courtesy of Casey Thompson. The European photo by Andi Fisher.
When you live in a city with so much scenery, eating inside can feel a bit stifling. Here are five beautiful restaurant patios in San Francisco that allow you to order in the great outdoors.
Mission Rock Resort (817 Terry Francois Blvd.)
The restaurant group that owns South Park staples MoMo’s, Pedro’s Cantina, and Pete’s Tavern overhauled Mission Rock Resort in late 2012. Now, it’s a bayside escape with plenty of deck seating, calming ocean views, and easy parking. Try bites from the raw bar or fried seafood for lunch, brunch, or happy hour.
Foreign Cinema (2534 Mission St.)
The most popular tables at this Mission stalwart are in the romantic covered patio. In the evening, artsy or retro flicks are projected on the patio wall while sound can be played through drive-in–style speakers at each table. The movies, however, are a secondary draw compared to the Californian-Mediterranean food.
Waterbar (399 The Embarcadero S)
Waterbar is a perennial Top 100 restaurant, so you can bet on some memorable seafood with views of the bay, the Bay Bridge, and the Bay Lights—not to mention $1.25 oysters every day before 5:30 pm.
Bar Agricole (355 11th St.)
Opened by a collective of the city’s best bartenders and sommeliers, Bar Agricole is led by master drink maker Thad Vogler. Unsurprisingly, its cocktails are just as good as its seasonal food. The space’s award-winning design features plenty of redwood, concrete, and glass, plus a spacious patio that’s covered and heated during the winter months.
Biergarten (424 Octavia St.)
Biergarten takes its name literally—its only seating is outdoors, where all of its Bavarian-style street food is served from shipping containers converted into a kitchen and bar. Brews can be ordered by the half- or full-liter, but considering the long lines, it’s best to get the larger of the two before you squeeze into one of the communal picnic tables.
Photos courtesy of Mission Rock Resort, Foreign Cinema, Waterbar, and Bar Agricole; Biergarten photo courtesy of BarFlySF.
Sushi is not hard to come by in San Francisco, but so much variety means that finding the perfect sushi spot can be a challenge. Here are our picks for the five freshest, most innovative sushi restaurants in the Bay Area.
1. Cha-Ya (762 Valencia St.)
Vegetarian sushi anyone? While that may sound like an oxymoron, Cha-Ya is redefining what sushi means, veggie- and vegan-style. It’s cash-only here, and the wait can be long, but the food is inventive and the service is great. Even meat eaters should enjoy the Cha-Ya Roll: tempura-battered asparagus, avocado, yam, and carrot with Cha-Ya’s special sauce.
2. Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant (2154 Mission St.)
Never tried fried “veggie eel” before? This place has you covered, and it accommodates most dietary restrictions. There’s a vegan menu, a gluten-free menu, animal-product-free tempura, and sushi made with brown rice.
3. Roka Akor (801 Montgomery St.)
The presentation at Roka Akor is out of this world: sushi served on a landscape of salt rocks, ice, bamboo boxes, and light (that’s right, your sushi plate will glow). The tasting menu is a must-try and incorporates a wide range of different fish.
4. Tsunami Sushi Panhandle (1306 Fulton St.)
Tusnami’s classic california rolls are half off during happy hour, but the restaurant is most famous for its combination rolls. Try the Mama San with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna or the Magic Mushroom roll with salmon, snow crab, and enoki mushrooms. Also, consider adding some zing to your meal with sake or wine.
5. Akiko’s Restaurant (431 Bush St.)
Located in Union Square, Akiko’s serves up superfresh sushi—the menu changes daily based on the availability of ingredients. The kitchen focuses on serving sustainable, organic, seasonal, and local fish at high-end prices. The omakase menu will run up to $100 per person, but for sushi die-hards, it’s worth it. If you’re not feeling fish, there are non-sushi items on the menu, too, including teriyaki meats and udon soups.