5614 Shellmound Street Suite 220 Emeryville, CA 94608 +1 510 457 4262
This cineplex, located inside Emeryville's Bay Street shopping center, has 16 screens for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.
385 Sun Valley Mall Suite E-213 Concord, CA 94520 +1 925 849 1090
After a stint of shopping at Sunvalley Shopping Center, head to the BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse to cool down and devour the food and beers. Part of a major chain of restaurants and brew houses, BJ's in Concord delights one and all by serving large portions of delectable appetizers and American specialties like sandwiches, burgers and a variety of pizzas. Dishes worth trying are the scrumptious Crispy Jalapeno Burger, Spicy Calamari and Chicken A La Fresca, as well as pizzas and pastas. As for the beverages, BJ's doesn't rely on anyone else for the stouts and ales, as the on-site brewers prepare a variety of beers. Sample a few of their selections like BJ's German Kolsch-styled Brewhouse Blonde pale beer, the Bavarian Harvest Hefeweizen and the award-winning BJ's P.M. Porter dark ale. To avoid the rush during happy hours, make sure you call ahead and book a table.
300 Drakes Landing Road Greenbrae San Rafael, CA 94904 +1 415 925 0808
Although the ingredients are local, the flavor of the dishes at Jason's Restaurant is global; the Californian cuisine on offer takes inspiration from Italian and Asian fare. There is a daily changing menu of specials, and the regular lunch and dinner menus also feature a vast assortment of delicacies. Scrumptious dishes like seared Cajun ahi, smoked tomato seafood cioppino and prawn scampi are made even more so when paired with a wine from the long list. Happy Hour, only at the bar, is from 3p to 6p, Monday through Friday.
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Suite 282, Bon Air Center, Greenbrae San Rafael, CA 94904 +1 415 925 4370
Located at the Bon Air Center, Bistro Vis a Vis has some tasty American fare to offer you, complemented perfectly by the extensive wine selection. The lunch, dinner and brunch menus feature some mouthwatering creations that will definitely leave you wanting more. When here, you must sample preparations like the wine-braised short ribs, panko-crusted halibut, red wine risotto and fish tacos. Personal wines are welcome, subject to a corkage fee.
827 San Pablo Avenue Albany, CA 94706 +1 510 526 2552
The cuisine you are served at Nizza La Bella incorporates elements from Italian and French fare, giving you a chance to sample a wonderful fusion. A cozy restaurant that has room for less than 50 people, it is modeled after typical Parisian bistros, complete with a zinc bar. You can gorge on scrumptious preparations like steak frites, bouillabaisse, moules Provenal as well as numerous delicious pizzas. The bar features great cocktails like the Manhattan Magnifique and Violet Hour. Although the bar opens at 5p, dinner is served only after 5.30p.
5100 Clayton Road Suite A14, Vineyard Shopping Center Concord, CA 94521 +1 925 969 1887
Located at the Vineyard Shopping Center, Fiore offers Italian fare with a twist. Moroccan chef Habib El Jacifi's formative influences came from all over the Mediterranean, and it is these flavors that are celebrated in the food at Fiore; you get to feast on mouthwatering preparations like coq au vin, braised lamb shank, pumpkin-stuffed ravioli, Moroccan tagine and more. Desserts like chocolate fondant and tiramisu end the meal perfectly.
3751 Redwood Highway San Rafael, CA 94903 +1 415 492 9100
The fact that it is located in close proximity to other Italian restaurants takes nothing away from Ristorante La Toscana's appeal, and there are some truly mouthwatering delicacies on offer. Starters like burrata, fritto misto, beef carpaccio and arancini are just the beginning of a wonderful meal, and there are many scrumptious mains to follow. Grilled skirt steak, chicken marsala and spinach and ricotta ravioli are a few of the entrées to gorge on. The bar features specialty cocktails and wines, and you can enjoy some good deals during Happy Hour from 3p to 6p, Monday through Friday.
200 Merrydale Road San Rafael, CA 94903 +1 415 472 7101
Gaspare's is a family-style restaurant that has loads of Italian treats for you to savor. Although best known for the numerous delicious pizzas it offers, this eatery also has other Italian preparations you are sure to enjoy. Gnocchi alla bolognese, veal piccata with lemon and capers, chicken parmigiana panini and ground sirloin steak are just a few of the scrumptious dishes. Specialty cocktails and beers on tap are also available.
405 North San Pedro Road Santa Venetia San Rafael, CA 94903 +1 415 479 1070
Basque cuisine, hugely popular in Spain and France, is what Le Chalet Basque brings to San Rafael. A quaint restaurant with picturesque outdoor seating, it is one you can visit and enjoy with the whole family. There is a new special to be enjoyed every day, and even the regular lunch and dinner menus feature mouthwatering delicacies. You could indulge yourself with scrumptious Basque preparations like salmon with champagne sauce, scampi a la plancha, sirloin of lamb bordelaise and much more. There is also a full bar.
Located across the Yacht Club Drive, Terrapin Crossroads is a multi-art venue. It prides itself in being more than just a restaurant or a plain venue. The fact that art is a celebration and not just an event draws patrons from all over to this space. With no restrictions on the art forms to be presented, it stages concerts, dances, shows, literary events and even hosts art exhibitions. Intellectuals, experts from different fields, renowned artists are invited here to share their thoughts and different topics are discussed here. That's not it; Terrapin Crossroads also has an on-site library-cum-reading room that features books and other stuff related to music and art. For more details, check website.
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