Due West: The Best of Point Reyes Restaurants
When on vacation, choosing where to dine is almost as important as selecting where to stay. Visiting restaurants is a social, memorable, and most importantly, delicious endeavor, and might be your favorite part of your trip. When visiting California specifically, seek out farm-to-fork food with seasonal ingredients to have the best experience and freshest food. Because of this, you’ll have food that fuels you versus drags you down. Enter Due West, the perfect balance of cuisine that “unites locals and faraway guests,” so you can get an authentic taste of Point Reyes during your stay. Located conveniently at Olema House, you’ll find it to be one of the best Point Reyes restaurants and want to return again and again.
Due West Tavern
If you’re looking for an elegant yet easy-going meal, go no further than Due West Tavern. No matter if you’re dining during lunch on the weekends, happy hour during the week, or dinner daily, you’ll enjoy local ingredients, such as produce from Bolinas farms, and meat and dairy from Point Reyes ranches. Indulge thoughtfully in West Marin fare such as Tomales Bay oysters, pork belly tacos, truffle butter fries, and so much more. Plus, pair your selections with an enticing cocktail or mocktail, if libations are not for you. While you dine, you’ll notice the refurbished 1865 building provides an aura of sophistication and history as you sit in the stylish space. Point Reyes restaurants can’t compete with Due West’s refinement.
Due West Market
If you’re the explorer type–like many guests at Olema House are–making a stop at Due West Market should be on your priority list. Before you tackle your day, grab a morning pick-me-up from the coffee bar, serving Equator coffee drinks. Fuel up with a breakfast sandwich and grab a fresh pastry for a sweet treat later. Or, stop here on your way out to explore the beautiful California coast, by picking up sandwiches for a mid-hike picnic. The Market also serves freshly prepared salads, house-made chips and snacks, and specialty drinks and juices from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. If you love your time in Point Reyes–which we’re sure you will–pick up a t-shirt, hat, or another gift so you can be reminded of your getaway as you return home from your adventure.
Visiting Point Reyes
Don’t forget about the option to book private dining at Due West Tavern, whether you are planning a wedding reception, corporate banquet, birthday celebration, or other events. Other Point Reyes restaurants don’t have breathtaking private dining spaces like our Clemente Garden, capable of holding up to 100 guests under the Redwood canopy, overlooking the gardens at Olema House. Or, have the option to stay cozy in the Park Room, where up to 32 guests can snuggle up to the fireplace.
Due West Tavern and Due West Market are a great and thoughtful pair, making Due West one of the top restaurants in Point Reyes. In addition, Olema House was named the #1 Hotel in Northern California by the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, making us a prime choice of boutique hotels in California to visit. For more information about Due West, visit our website or give us a call at 415-663-9000.
Don’t forget to read “What’s Hot: Restaurants of West Marin,” by Kasia Pawlowska, to learn more about how Due West is shaking things up on the West Coast.