Welcome to Pier15 – the new-age difference to the age-old restaurant experience. Our roots were planted back in 1956, setting out historical journey into motion in San Rafael’s wharf district. The area has been home to notable eateries over the past 50 years, attractive an impressive local following.
But let’s start from the beginning. In 1956, Pier15, along with the boat repair shop that occupied it, were officially converted by Mr. Pete Lind into what became known as Pete’s Pier15. This occurrence breathed life into a quaint, unique bar and restaurant that opened for business in 1957. Pete Lind was the owner of the establishment throughout the duration of the 60s and 70s.
Several changes of ownership unfolded, and the restaurant eventually became known as Art’s Pier15 in the 90s. Simple American Barroom fare was offered, but the place was primarily known to its locals for its superior libations. Presently, Pier 15 is run by Bay Area restaurateur ADRIANO ORSI, from historic 'RISTORANTE ORSI' of San Francisco and Novato.
The ORSI FAMILY have been residents of San Rafael for the past 30 years. Purchasing Pier 15 in September of 2006, Adriano didn’t hesitate to bring his Italian flair to the menu, with several pasta dishes offering an array of sauces and the tantalizing history behind them. Also featured is his father, Oreste's, 'Signature Dish' - Seafood Cannelloni.
Breakfasts, brunches and lunches appeal to the regulars from the surrounding areas, as well as the experimental diner from out of town, with beautiful accompanying views. Adriano Orsi has succeeded in keeping Pier 15 a San Rafael landmark, while serving the finest food the restaurant has known throughout its 50-year history!
We are located on 15 Harbor street, just a short and peaceful drive from downtown San Rafael. Our pier is hidden amongst some of the most sought-after dealerships, sitting smack bam on the pristine spectacle of the canal. This hidden gem boasts a radiant, vibrant bar with an incredible 7 flat-screen TVs. Complimentary valet parking is just par for the course with a one-of-a-kind Pier15 experience.
Our reputation has remained unblemished to this very day, with a dining room that can easily accommodate 60 people, yet is vast enough to take on even the most bustling of holiday parties and private events. Our captivating outside deck is fully-covered, able to hold up to 70 individuals who can enjoy a mesmerizing view. It’s not uncommon for people to flock to us come the weekend, digging in to not only our popular brunch, but the unbroken beauty of the water we are situated by.