gone. restaurant is out of business. a new one is coming called "Sally Stanfords Bar and Grill" (or something very close to that.)
NIce view!. The restaurant is located on the water, you get a nice view! The service staff is friendly and attentative. The menu offers a nice selection of northern Indian cuisine. The food is ok, nothing great though. It may be a good spot for someone that has not been to an Indian restaurant before, but if you know Indian food well you may be a bit disappointed. Typical Indian flavors were missing. Compared to other Indian restaurants in San Francisco this one on the pricy side.
Priced mainly for the view, average food. The high price is for the view and not for the food. Excellent view- I had specifically asked for a table with the best view and I did get one. The service was just fine although they might have seemed a bit eager for us to quickly place our orders and be done with it-even though we were a pretty large group. As for the food, the appetizers and drinks were pretty good (chicken and paneer were tender) but the curries were almost exactly the same, like they had just substituted chicken with bell peppers/paneer-it was really disappointing, especially for the price. I can definitely get much better curries less than half the price
Avoid Valetines. My husband and I were utterly disappointed with the kind of food Gaylord offered on Valetines day. The place and the ambience as such was good. But it was not worth for the price we paid - $60 per meal. Plus there were not many choices in the menu compared to other equally good Indian restaurants. Service was very poor. plus they did not have deserts as mentioned in their menu. The worst part was that they served rice, 4 curries all in one small dish! Total rip off of money.
Great place, great views, great location!.
We had our wedding reception at the banquet hall in Gaylord. It was a beautiful setup and the service was also perfect. Our guests enjoyed the event and they were all very impressed with Gaylord, the service and the arrangements, as were we. The staff that catered to our event was excellent. They were very friendly and courteous with our guests, and that made us very comfortable and relaxed to know that our guests were treated well. The decor was simply fabulous - and again, it was done so meticulously and perfectly on time. It completely reduced our stress on the day of the event! The food was simply delicious, as always at Gaylord. It had the perfect spice to bring out the typical Indian flavour, without being hot and spicy.
My husband and I are both vegetarians and we would highly recommend their "Baingan Aftab" as an appetizer. It is mildly spiced and delicious - a neat concoction of eggplant and indian spices, yet not the same taste of Baingan Bharta. I would also recommend their "Dal Makhani" - black lentils. Its the best dal makhani I have ever eaten! The okhra - "Bindi Masala" is also very good as are other items like the mixed vegetable curry and the aloo gobi. We have tried pretty much everything on their vegetarian menu and we have loved everything. Their Rasmalai is too good....not overly sweet like other Indian restaurants.
Overall, excellent food, great views of Alcatraz and the city and a very classy ambiance.
Expensive, Unsavory Indian, better views can be had.
My husband and I are new to Sausalito and have been diligently trying out all of the restaraunts in our area. We were very excited to try Gaylords as we are natives of Chicago and have had many delicicous Indian meals both in Chicago and in San Francisco.
I can't even begin to tell you the disappointment we experienced at Gaylord's. We tried the restaraunt on a Monday evening and we were one of only 3 tables in the extremely large dining room. The place felt sad and desolate. The wine list was deplorable. We should have stopped there and polietly excused ourseleves. Instead, we ordered the Samosa appetizer---thick chewy crust, dull filling and incredibly oily. The dipping sauces were not fresh and appeared to be from a jar. Again we should have said thank you for the view and left the restaraunt. But we had already ordered our dinner.
We stuck to the classics Maatar Paneer and Dal. After two bites my husband put down his fork and said he couldn't eat the food. I tried, I was starving, but the paneer was rubbery and honestly the two dishes tasted nearly identical. I put down my fork and said: 'This is the worst Indian I have ever eaten.' My husband felt more strongly, saying "this is the worst meal I have ever been served in a restaraunt."
Heartbreaking really. We adore our new adopted hometown and we want to root for every small business owner. But we will never, under any moon, no matter the sweeping views return to Gaylords. Ironically, while paitiently awaiting the oddly flavour less dinner we would be served we inquired about the origins and history of the restaraunt with our server who informed us that Gaylords is a chain, started in India with outposts in the US. "Like McDonald's," he said. Again, this would have been our opportunity to say Thank You and excuse ourselves. But instead we walked out $50 poorer with unfortunate stomach cramps.
Are you kidding me..... that's what we asked when the bill arrived. Was there some sort of hidden charge for the view, because the food was certainly not worth $200, heck, it wasn't even worth $20. They'd be better off just changing this into a bar. The food is awful and very expensive. As other reviewers have said, the only reason for a stop here is the view.
Mediocre expensive food and slow service with an icredible view. The food is not why you should visit this restaurant, neither the service( really slow). Our dinner was overpriced and nothing special. The view of San francisco is what this place is about. Go for a drink before dinner and do yourself a favor go to eat somewhere else.
If you want bad food, slow order taking and fulfillment and generally poor service at high prices go here. This is definitely one of the worst Gaylords I have eaten at. They think they are doing you a favor serving food. Perhaps its because they feel they have earned brand loyalty ( Gaylord name etc). The manager ( a tall greying man) is the worst with no sense for customer service. For the view fine but for food and quality service a NO-NO. Would rate this well below average.
Spectacular View Amazing Food!.
We went on a Sunday night at about 7pm and walked in without reservations. We were seated at a great table by the water and enjoyed a truly sensational view throughout our meal. The service was impeccable, the people friendly,and the atmosphere was peacefully, elegantly nice.
I had a glass of the Aussie Shiraz which was excellent ($10). My date had an Indian beer which was also very good. I ordered the vegetable pakora appetizer which was tasty (in a naughty, fried, this-can't-be-good-for-you kind of a way) and had the vegetable biryani for my entree (about $15). The biryani was a delicious vegetarian rice mixture and was quite a generous portion (good one to share). My partner had the chicken tikka masala which he loved, but it was a considerably smaller portion. As the menu is a la carte, he ordered a side of rice which combined with the chicken to make a decent size meal for one (but you probably wouldn't have enough chicken to share). He also ordered kabuli naan, which was absolutely out-of-this-world! I'd dine there again just to have that delicious naan! However, I think I'd have it for dessert, as it is a rather sweet (rather than savoury) bread.
The overall experience was stellar and the bill only came up to about $80. It is worth every dollar!
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