Joe Humphrey. Michelin
Just a breath beyond the arc of the Golden Gate bridge in Sausalito, the Cavallo Point Lodge encompasses a cluster of white-washed former World War II military barracks. History geeks know the structures date back to the early 1900s. But most in-the-know San Franciscans concentrate on the fun part. Cavallo Point's Murray Circle restaurant and its adjacent Farley Bar make up one of the closest hang-outs to San Francisco that actually lets you feel like you're miles and miles away.