It’s not quite like being in France because everyone around you is speaking English. And the French wait staff is uncharacteristically chatty, helpful and flirtatious.
But if you use your imagination, a meal at Le Garage on the Sausalito waterfront far from the shlock of Bridgeway Avenue, can fool you into thinking you’re on the outskirts of Marseilles.
The menu offers many of French cuisine’s greatest hits including mussels, salad nicoise, steak frites and tarte tatin plus delicious variations like foie gras with figs. The wine by the glass list is well-edited with both French and California vintages.
If the weather is decent, grab a table outside.
Enjoy the marina view and congratulate yourself on finding an experience tour buses haven’t discovered yet.