Inspired by the kitchen staff of his other restaurant, Chef Rick Hackett decided to open this "Pan-American Kitchen". The food is a delightful mix of the cuisines of Central and South America, as well as North America. Dishes include such delights as Menudo, whole fish with green achiote sauce, pork ribs with BBQ guava sauce and Brazilian rabbit loin. Bocanova also serves a unique brunch and presents a good happy hour.
Scott's has become somewhat of a Jack London Square institution, serving up the freshest seafood alongside the best views of the bay. Scott's has been voted best brunch for their Champagne Jazz Brunch on Sunday mornings. Don't miss this opportunity to sample the freshest the bay has to offer, and finish it off with a stroll along the waterfront.
Everett & Jones is barbeque the way it should be. Decorated to look as much like you're at a backyard barbeque as you can get indoors, Everett & Jones has the food to back up the atmosphere. It's your basic, simple BBQ menu, with Ribs, Chicken, and Beef Brisket, all served with their special sauce. Most meals come with two sides of your choice. Choose from Collared Greens, Yams, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Cornbread, and Whole Wheat Bread. E & J also hosts live music and does catering and banquets for special occasions...or just because.
Yoshi's is not just a place where you can catch mind-blowing jazz, but also a sushi bar with an excellent restaurant. Eager music lovers pack the restaurant and the Jazz House on performance nights. It showcases the best talent and boasts of high tech acoustics in the Bay area. A full cocktail menu is available besides sushi, appetizers, salads and desserts. The attire is causal and the atmosphere jazzed up. It has a top-notch restaurant that serves Japanese food, and is open for lunch and dinner.
The fact that this down-home diner sits next to the produce market means that the lettuce and tomato on your juicy burger or the avocado in your omelette will be as fresh as it gets in an Oakland restaurant. The atmosphere is casual and the clientele is a mix of the working class and upscale professionals who have discovered the great food, huge portions and low prices to be found here. The pork chops with apple rings are a particular favorite with the lunch crowd and, in a foray into a more chi-chi cuisine, enormous dinner crepes are served after 5p and are delicious.
The legend of this popular Victorian bar and restaurant dates back to its construction in 1884. The story goes that the "Fat Lady" was a madame who ran the busiest brothel on the Oakland wharf and that Jack London may have been a customer. The decor at this family-run place is lavishly Victorian. On weekend nights the salon-style bar is filled with locals enjoying the live music. During the workweek, it is popular with professionals. The menu features an electric mix of steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta, burgers, salads and more. The house liver pate made with ground walnuts and cognac. The double-cut French Lamb Chops are marinated in virgin olive oil and fresh rosemary. Weekend brunch dishes include Cinnamon Bread French Toast soaked in a special Grand Marnier Batter and topped with Berries.
This is a prime location in Jack London Square providing dining in an elegant atmosphere. It is best loved for dishes like Smoked Top Sirloin and Chili-Rubbed Smoked Prawns and Spit-Roasted Prime Rib and Salmon. For a delightful brunch, go for a Bloody Mary and such dishes as Smoked Salmon Benedict and Stuffed French Toast with Peaches and Cream. The service is terrific. There is an excellent wine list featuring California and imported wines. Set in one of Oaklands historic landmarks, it's a romantic place to dine with an elegantly appointed dining room and a first-class view of the Bay. It's also great for sitting at the full bar, drinking classic cocktails, and eating unforgettable appetizers, such as Tender marinated Tenderloin and Southwestern calamari.
Your wait for an excellent pizza joint on the dock is over. Forge fits in perfectly at the waterfront Jack London Square where you can walk in any time of the day, relax on the heated patio and munch on the scrumptious wood-fired oven baked thin crust pizzas. The menu comprises your favorite flavor of pizzas and wide range of toppings to go with it. You can try the cheese-filled Pancetta pizza or the sizzling spicy Pepperoni pizza or the standard Margherita pizza. However, do not forget to start off with their amazing starters like the Crispy Cheese Curds, the Potato Skins or Smoked Chicken Wings. And while you are at it, you can pair these delights with a selection from its enticing Californian and Italian wine list, drought beers and cocktails. Shoot down a glass of Jacks Martini or a bottle of Tall Boy PBR or Anderson Valley IPA, as you enjoy the company of great food and splendid views.
This historical landmark was named after a struggling writer with a wicked past. The building dates back to 1890 and served as a lighthouse for many years. Today it is a festive restaurant and bar that offers great views of the estuary and the Oakland skyline as well as great service. The upper deck pub offers over 60 imported and domestic beers, outdoor seating, and a wine list honored by the Wine Spectator magazine. The menu features Fresh Clam Angel Hair Pasta, Blackened Red Snapper, and Caesar Salads. The award-winning wine list is very extensive with most bottles priced around $20.
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