Fenton's has been an Oakland institution for over 100 years, serving up homemade ice cream and deluxe toppings, along with all your classic American diner favorites. You can always get a juicy burger with fries, or cranberry turkey sandwich, but the real draw are the sweets. Fenton's serves up everything from your basic flavored ice cream cone to a super-deluxe sundae or an incredible milkshake. Besides high quality ice cream, the toppings are a huge favorite here, especially the marshmallow sauce.
Bay Wolf has been a destination restaurant in the East Bay for over 20 years. It draws a loyal crowd of discerning businesspeople, artists, and food lovers that can count on Bay Wolf's consistent and impeccable service, elegant ambiance, and inspired dishes. Tastefully understated decor complements the unpretentious yet exotic cuisine. The knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect wine pairing from their formidable wine list. If you haven't already experienced this classic, it's time to make a reservation.
This is a favorite with locals of all types, from old school hippies to yuppies and everyone in between. The sleek, chrome-enhanced dining room serves up spicy Szechuan cuisine that is delicious and hot enough to cause diners to break out into a sweat. Delicate palates can request milder seasoning without sacrificing the taste, though. Kung Pao in both Shrimp and Chicken versions, is a big draw here as are the Plump pot stickers, said to be some of the best in the East Bay. The service is always friendly and quick, especially if you find yourself if need of a glass of ice water after biting into a chilly.
The colors of a tropical sunset and the excellent service set the stage at this trendy eatery and that is only right for a place that turns out exceptional Caribbean and Creole cuisine. The feeling is airy with tables well spaced on a black-and-white tiled floor that adds a piquant retro-note. Even airier is the patio that has been dubbed the "Best Place for Outdoor Dining" by the East Bay Express. The crowds of professionals and college students get into the island spirit with Pawpaw, a delicious pastiche of Grilled fresh papaya, curried vegetables and fontina cheese. For a little of everything, there is the Caribbean Sampler, which includes Saltcod-potato Croquettes, Polenta Cakes with Wild Mushroom Sauce and Spiced Chickpeas. For dessert, try sweet plantains topped with vanilla gelato.
Beauty's Bagels serves up a delicious alternative to the classic New York-style bagel with their Montreal-style wood-fired bagels. Available in the classics like poppy, sesame and everything, at Beauty's you can top your bagel with a whole array of things you might have never even thought of. Create your own sandwich with toppings like Sierra Nevada cream cheese, chopped liver, pickled onions, scrapple and many more (among the usual suspects, of course). If you'd rather have the work already done, they have a selection of pre-designed bagel sandwiches that are ordered with the greatest ease.
Barlata is just one of the numerous restaurants that make up the Temescal neighborhood, Oakland's "Gourmet Ghetto." Barlata covers all of Spain, with dishes hailing from Catalunya, Andalucía, Rioja, and other regions all over Spain. Get a taste of the Iberian Peninsula with dishes like Patatas Bravas, Pa amb tomaquet, Morcilla and of course the ever popular Paella. The bar serves up house-made sangria and Spanish wines, and at Happy Hour offers special prices on these and select tapas dishes. If you're in the mood to take a culinary trip across Spain without getting on an airplane, Barlata is an excellent choice.
Kansai is located in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood, very close to the Macarthur BART station. This popular restaurant offers an extensive Japanese and sushi menu, and has Happy Hour specials on sushi rolls. Another popular aspect of Kansai is that it's open past midnight, which is always a nice find. The service is attentive, but if you need something, all tables feature little buttons that can summon your server for you.
The Mixing Bowl is a cute little neighborhood cafe and restaurant located in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood. The Mixing Bowl serves up all things light yet filling, along with various prepared foods also, and of course coffee and tea. The menu features breakfast, soups, sandwiches and salads like the bread pudding French toast, soba noodle salad and the five spice chicken sandwich, the Mixing Bowl's answer to the Banh Mi. The Mixing Bowl has a number of tables outside so you can enjoy nice weather and people-watching.
Aunt Mary's Cafe is a casual eatery that does breakfast and lunch, and does them well. Enjoy classic American comfort foods, some just as they were meant to be, and some with a delicious twist. Every kind of egg you can imagine along with fresh baked goods everyday combine with tasty sandwiches, salads and delectable desserts. Favorites include the Pain Perdue and the Shrimp and Grits. Aunt Mary's is definitely a neighborhood favorite, and even those from outside the neighborhood have caught on to this popular "brunchery".
What sets Sahn Maru apart from the mass of Korean food restaurants in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood is the impeccable service. The smiles of the staff are contagious; as soon as people walk through the door, they're greeted cordially by a very happy hostess, then guided through a crowd of similarly happy patrons to be seated at their table. The waiters and waitresses are knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about the slightly less conventional menu. Though crowds may slow down food service at peak hours, the staff will not forget about your table. Besides the service, the food is also great, if a little standard. Also, the interior adds to the atmosphere with a collection of Korean art and artifacts adorning the walls, the Korean attire of the staff, and even a 25 cent coffee machine by the entrance. All in all, Sahn Maru recreates the feeling of an authentic Korean neighborhood restaurant, leaving guests feeling full, happy, and eager to oblige the host's cheerful offer to come back soon.
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