Thursdays & Fridays 5–9 pm through November 20th.


The Dining Under the Lights program has now been extended through Friday, November 20th! It will run every Thursday and Friday night, weather permitting. We were able to expand it because of the overwhelming support of the local community in maintaining safe distances and wearing masks, except while eating.

Families and friends are invited to dine in costume on Friday, Oct. 30th! Fourth Street will be closed to traffic for alfresco on-street dining on Thursdays & Fridays from 5–9 pm. Making the best of social distancing, restauranteurs arrange tables on the street for a romantic European feel under the glimmering new overhead Tivoli lights.

Several restaurants and bars are also serving daily meals outside on their sunny sidewalks or patios during their usual business hours and many are still offering take out and delivery. Please check with your favorite restaurant for hours and reservation requirements. “Know before you go!”

The San Rafael Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) spearheaded the overhead lights and on-street dining programs, with great planning and fast action from many departments of the City of San Rafael. We are extremely grateful for their monumental support. Thank you to the SRPD as well.

Marin residents and business owners are encouraged to enjoy our amazing and resilient restaurants often, but especially on Thursday & Friday nights.

Participating Restaurants

Amicis East Coast Pizza
Aroma Cafe
Bangkok Thai
Bella Cucina / Bella Luxe
Caribbean Spices
Cold Stone Creamery
Cronmage Japanese Noodle
Depot Garden Cafe
Double Rainbow Cafe
El Burrito Taqueria
Falafel Hut
Il Davide
Johnny Doughnuts
Julie’s Hummas Bar
The Kitchen Table
LaVier Latin Fusion
Los Moles Hecho En Casa
Lotus Cuisine of India

Magnolia Park Kitchen
Mayflower Pub
Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop
My Thai
Original Buffalo Wings
Pint Size Lounge
Pond Farm Brewing Company
Revel & Roost Brick Oven Kitchen
Sabor A Mexico (New)
San Rafael Joe's
Shiro Kuma Sushi
Sushi To Dai For
Taj of Marin
Tam Commons
Tavern on Fourth
The State Room
Tenkyu Japanese Restaurant
VeeGees Plant Based Cuisine
Vin Antico
Whipper Snapper
Yet Wah

PLEASE: Wear masks.   •   Keep 6' social distance.   •   Keep hands sanitized.   •   Alcohol must stay in serving area.

Many restaurants are offering first come, first served seating. Some restaurants are taking reservations, please check with your favorites.