Posted in Blogging Marin on Monday, August 21, 2017 by MCVB Staff
By Megan Eileen McDonough
San Francisco is known for its creative food scene, and we’re not just referring to the city itself. In fact, some of the Bay Area’s best eateries are located in Marin County. Mill Valley, in particular, is gaining serious street cred for its innovative cuisine and inventive recipes, which is why we’ve compiled a few of our favorites. Whether you’re in the mood for Asian fusion or good old American fare, these restaurants won’t disappoint.
For Dinner With a View: Mountain Home Inn Restaurant
Surrounded by redwoods and mountains, it’s hard to find any fault with Mountain Home Inn. Inspired by the area’s beautiful landscape, the hotel also boasts an eco-friendly theme, with pesticide-free gardens and fresh cuisine. Hotel guests can enjoy breakfast while watching the sun rise over the bay, and come nightfall, the restaurant transforms into a romantic, candle-lit dinner spot. The three-course menu features a variety of entries like grilled salmon, wild mushroom ravioli and seafood paella.
For Pizza and Pasta: Piazza D'Angelo
This family-owned restaurant opened its doors in 1980, when brothers and co-owners Domenico and Paolo Petrone relocated from New York to Marin. Before that, they lived in a small town in southern Italy, hence the pizza-heavy menu. You can't go wrong with their tagliatelle bolognese or the spaghetti gamberi e vongole with Manila clams, Gulf shrimp, garlic, parsley and chile flakes.
For Asian Fusion: Harmony Restaurant
Following a rich tradition of quality dining in Marin, Harmony has created a warm and inviting place to enjoy classical and innovative Cantonese fare with its specialty – freshly hand crafted dim sum. From the open kitchen, guests can enjoy an exhibition of dishes being prepared and soak in the splendid aromas of signature specialties – from wok seared 100% certified Angus reserve beef, pan fried wild caught prawns, oven roasted local duck or 100% all natural chicken, to freshly hand crafted dim sum. Harmony's specialty, dim sum, is made fresh daily and is served for lunch and dinner.
For Breakfast or Brunch: Whisk & Skillet
Looking for a place for breakfast or brunch? The Whisk & Skillet is a freshly modern daytime eatery, offering All-Day breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. A gathering place for a casual sit-down or quick, wholesome grab-n-go meal. Proudly serving breakfast favorites, home-made soups, salads, finely handcrafted pastries + baked goods, and featuring Equator coffee. Stop in and try their sweet crepes!