1453 Webster Street Alameda, CA 94501 +1 510 864 1244
The Fireside remains a gathering spot for Alameda locals since opening in 1942. This neighborhood lounge serves a list of craft beers and spirits sourced exclusively from local breweries and distilleries. Enjoy a pint or cocktail at one of the Island's longest bars or play some pool or foosball. They occasionally host entertaining theme nights, open mic sessions and live music. Their weekly Jazz Organ Happy Hour is a big draw among patrons.
5862 Doyle Street Emeryville, CA 94608 +1 510 652 6151
Set in a building that dates back to 1926, Townhouse Bar & Grill has undergone many changes over the years. Under owner and Executive Chef Ellen Hope Rosenberg's care, however, it has transformed into a neighborhood gem that people in the know can't stop raving about. Don't be deceived by the appearance; this seemingly small restaurant can accommodate as many as 160 people between the main dining room and flowery patio. When here, the coconut BBQ sauce baby back ribs, grilled pork porterhouse and smoked chicken risotto are some of the dishes you must try. A selection of wines and draft beers is on offer, and you can even bring your own for a corkage fee.
4500-C Tassajara Road Dublin, CA 94566 +1 925 556 9055
Coco Cabana on Tassajara Road fills up the void of a great Latin American restaurant in Dublin. This elegant and upscale dining spot's menu comprises a plenty of options in small plates, which includes specialties like Citrus Ceviche, Empanada, Cilantro Hummus Platter, Angus Sliders and several others. For those with a larger appetite can opt for big plate delicacies like Brick Oven baked pizzas, pastas, salads and more. And if you think that the food's impressive enough, then wait for the onslaught of cocktails like Latin Manhattan, Mambo Berry Prickly Pear and Raspberri Lust as well as wines and beers. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
1333 North California Boulevard Walnut Creek, CA 94596 +1 925 934 1300
If you're in the mood for seafood, few other restaurants will be able to satisfy your cravings like Scott's Seafood Bar & Grill. Although perhaps best known for the Sunday champagne jazz brunch, this eatery has numerous delicacies to offer you for lunch and dinner as well. Starting with clam chowder and lobster cocktail, you can indulge yourself with a seafood extravaganza that includes scrumptious preparations like clam linguini, calamari steak, cedar-planked orange and Bourbon salmon and much more. Steaks, pizzas and sandwiches and a regularly changing wine list are also available.
1685 Mount Diablo Boulevard Olympia Place Walnut Creek, CA 94596 +1 925 287 0297
Located at Olympia Place, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is the place to head to for some mouthwatering cuts of meat. You get to feast on succulent steaks like the peppercorn, porcini-rubbed filet mignon, Newport filet mignon and more. In addition, the restaurant also has scrumptious seafood on offer; the barbecue Scottish salmon fillet and North Atlantic lobster tails will definitely leave you wanting more. With more than 100 wines on offer, you are sure to find the perfect partner for your meal.
The classy restaurant and bar Bijou invites you to experience chef Christian Nam-Hee's refined take on the French and Californian cuisines. The decor here matches any upscale restaurant you would come across, accented by unique glittering crystal chandeliers and cozy leather sofas. You can also sit outside on the large patio which can seat up to 30 guests at at time. Book a table here to relish on small plate dishes like Steamed Mussels, spicy Sautéed Shrimp and Beef Tartar, which the chef specializes in. Those with a hearty appetite, can go for the more elaborate Scallops Au Deux Pommes, Grilled Filet Mignon and Grilled Duck Breast. However, may sure you keep space for the dessert specialties like Nougat Glacée, and Creme Brulee. And that's not all, as Bijou also offers variety of classic and creative cocktails churned out by the expert mixologists using seasonal and locally sourced beverages and ingredients. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
1901 Park Street Park Street Business District Alameda, CA 94501 +1 510 522 5388
Located over Park Street Bridge, Gold Coast Grill gave Alameda its first taste of Greek cuisine. An extremely cozy restaurant, it gives you the opportunity to sample some mouthwatering delicacies nightly. Dishes like the roasted rack of lamb and veal medallions in champagne sauce are hugely popular, and deservedly so. If you're in the mood for seafood, the pan-roasted Alaskan halibut and grilled Atlantic salmon with caper vinaigrette are also delicious. A wonderful wine list is also on offer.
1329 North Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 +1 925 891 4790
Riding high on the success of the original in Berkeley, Vanessa's Bistro's 2 banks on the same cutting edge cooking that made the original, a force to reckon with. Chef Vanessa Dang excels at fusing the zesty Vietnamese flavors with the subtle ones from the French palate to come up with a highly inventive menu that promises to delight. Tapas is the perpetual favorite on the menu and features some great choices. Apart from tapas, there's an excellent selection of meat and seafood specialties featuring the chefs trademark takes. The selection of salads and sides complement the specialties well. The wine list is extremely diverse and has something for everyone. The cocktail selection impresses. The restaurant interiors sport a vibrant color palette with Vietnam-inspired murals adorning the walls and warm lighting creating a easy-going atmosphere within. The restaurant offers catering and has good facilities for hosting private functions as well. Check website for more.
Expect the frills of any late-night partyhouse at this underground nightclub on 39th Street. The club reverberates with lively post punk pop and hardcore rock music given out by various local and national bands. Adding to it is the spacious dance floor which serves as a playground for those energetic souls who just cannot resist dancing to the tunes. The ladies are taken care of in a special way during the weekly Ladies Nights, where they can avail of special discounts on drinks and enjoy the live music. In the past, bands like Blasfemme, MRSA and Las Malas Pulgas have charmed the crowd with their performance.
Leave aside the pretentious wine bars that make wine drinking more of an intimidating experience and walk into the lauded Residual Sugar. The knowledgeable staff makes sure that you have a good time here by suggesting wines that would impress even the most discerning wine drinker-the bar has a collection of more than 800 wines that are stored in its cellar. Participate in its wine tasting session and the bar's sommelier/owner Jim Telford makes sure that you have a great time sipping on wines that suit your taste. What's more? You can also expect four to five varieties of wines on tap, thus, providing even more alternatives to the bottled options. Visit their website for more information.
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