Just in time for our latest taste of balmy spring weather, Sam's Anchor Cafe is reopening Thursday following an extensive six-week remodel that attempts to activate and brighten up the restaurant's under-used indoor spaces.
The Tiburon landmark, which dates back a century to around 1920, had seen some wear and tear in recent decades and was in sore need of a facelift, as Eater reports. Enter San Francisco-based ROY Design, who also designed interiors for A Mano in Hayes Valley and Barvale on Divisadero.
The bright and clean facelift includes plenty of wood, leather, and white subway tile, and the popular deck space out back has been updated with a new railing, decking, tables, chairs, umbrellas, and an 80-foot heated bench for chillier weather. And the dining room now opens onto the deck with a big glass slider.
As always, there is still free popcorn, and Mai Tais.
The new all-day menu features the standards like calamari, oysters, fish and chips, and a lobster roll — with the addition of shareable cocktails in bowls like an Aperol spritz served with the prosecco bottle neck down in the bowl, and a pink lemonade with Tito's vodka. The brunch menu features the addition of chilaquiles, smoked salmon Benedict, and brioche French toast topped with bananas Foster.
Sam's reopens Thursday, April 18, and hours, as before, will be 11:30 a.m. to midnight Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.