Insalatas is a Mediterranean style restaurant located about 25 minutes North of San Francisco, in the heart of San Anselmo, California. The busy restaurant serves a variety of different Mediterranean style dishes ranging from $39-50 in price. This beautiful restaurant is a little taste of Southern Europe, with paintings on the walls by local artists. Its unique main courses include a delicious Roasted Honey Pomegranate Glazed Duck Breast with spinach, couscous pilaf with pistachios and Moroccan tomato jam. Pan Seared Salmon or Flounder with fall vegetable chowder, chive oil and crispy leek salad or summer succotash with bacon and English pea aioli, finishing with a popular Chocolate Caramel Bavarian for dessert.
Considering the price range, you will most likely dine here with your parents. To have an enjoyable experience, I suggest that you come in at around 5:30 to have an early dinner. This restaurant has high demands and can get very busy closer to 6:30, so in order to have a more peaceful meal, an early dinner would be ideal. Insalatas would be a fabulous place to come with your family for a special occasion. The desert menu is one of my favorite parts, and it has a variety to satisfy everyone.
As if the service and dining experience is not enough, Insalatas provides a luxurious catering service that will personalize to your budget and taste preferences. The restaurant will cater to a small event of 25 or to a wedding reception of 300 and will provide floral arrangements and valet if needed. The service is known to have ratings off the charts, and the food is well worth the high prices.
Insalatas is located in the beautiful county of Marin, and the drive is well worth it. If you are coming from San Francisco, head north on highway 101, take the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard/San Anselmo exit. You will pass under the 101 freeway and stay on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard for about 3 miles. This will take you through Greenbrae, Kentfield and then Ross, lined with beautiful trees until you finally enter San Anselmo when the Boulevard turns into 4 lanes. Insalatas is located just after the first light where the road intersects with Barber. The restaurant is a warm mustard yellow with Ivy covering the front and sides. The address is 120 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and is located just before the Sunnyside Nursery.
Insalatas is a busy and well-known restaurant in San Anselmo. It is very high-end and has incredible service, food, and a good environment all together. It is one of my personal favorites for a special occasion and would be a great place to celebrate a birthday with the family. Not only does its success flourish in the restaurant, but it also serves a variety of gourmet take-out dishes. From the good service, to the high-end delectable meals, this restaurant is a vacation to the Mediterranean and will be sure to leave you wanting more.