Thursday's 5–9 pm. Began on June 25th with Inaugural Street Lighting.

San Rafael’s Fourth Street restaurants, from Lincoln Ave. to the West End Village, are taking to the street for outdoor dining every Thursday night this summer, beginning on June 25th

Making the best of social distancing, restauranteurs will arrange tables on the street for a romantic European feel under the glimmering new overhead Tivoli lights. 

Plan to come dine for the kickoff evening from 5 – 9 pm on Thursday, June 25, and witness the initial illumination of the lights.  San Rafael Mayor Gary Phillips will “flip the switch” to give our local community the first look at this bright new permanent light installation. 

The twinkle lights on the trees served us well for many years, and now this modern upgrade will make Downtown sparkle again. The overhead light strands create a cohesive connection to the existing Tivoli lights which the City added to the West End strip last year.

Several restaurants and bars will also be 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.

Marin residents and business owners are encouraged to enjoy our amazing and resilient restaurants often, but especially on Thursday nights. With the Farmers’ Market on hiatus this Summer, Thursday evenings Downtown will be devoted to festive alfresco “Dining Under the Lights”.

Participating Restaurants

Amicis East Coast Pizza
Aroma Cafe
Bangkok Thai
Bella Cucina / Bella Luxe
Bogie's Too
Caribbean Spices
Cronmage Japanese Noodle
Double Rainbow Cafe
Falafel Hut
Il Davide
Johnny Doughnuts
Julie’s Hummas Bar
The Kitchen Table
Le Comptoir
Lotus Cuisine of India
Magnolia Park Kitchen

Mayflower Pub
Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop
My Thai
Original Buffalo Wings
Pint Size Lounge
Sabor A Mexico (New)
San Rafael Joe's
Shangri-La Organic Kitchen
Shiro Juma Sushi
Sushi To Dai For
Tamalpais Commons
Tavern on Fourth/Big Jim’s BBQ
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.