We are on a food adventure to Marin Joe's in Corte Madera California. We have visited three other 'Joe's' restaurants throughout the Bay Area and this was on our list. Two of the Joe's are run by the same family. Marin Joe's and Original Joe's San Jose are run by completely different families and are not affiliated. They are different but the same.
We went early on a Friday night without a reservation. We got parking very close on the street. They do have a valet service but we could not pass up free parking so close. We walked through the door and were seated immediately. Marin Joe's has the same atmosphere of their competitors. It is not fancy, open kitchen and inviting bar area. Most of the waitstaff are very experienced. That is code word for old. The staff may be old but our waitress was fun, engaging and very efficient. She was top notch. The menu is the same as the other Joe's restaurants and I would even venture to say a tiny, miniscule cheaper than the others. That was surprising because Corte Madera is a tony town and we were a block away from the Tesla dealer.
The food is comfort Italian/American. It is not frilly but so satisfying. This is a dinner that we love and crave. My prime rib and ravioli was just what the doctor ordered. Ms. Goofy with chicken Marsala was silent while she devoured her plate. I did leave room for spumoni. It was a decent rendition and is a must order when we partake at the various Joe restaurants. This place is an old school winner.