This restaurant is nestled within the historic Old Oakland neighborhood, with charming views and inviting decor. You can choose to eat at one of their gorgeous wooden tables, the copper bar or the outside patio seating. The food definitely stands up to the decor with fresh, seasonal contemporary cuisine and artisan pizzas. B is also particularly well known for its happy hour and specialty cocktails.
Tamarindo traffics in elegant small plates. The kitchen pulls from the very best of regional Mexican cooking to create an eclectic menu that is distinctly Oakland. You'll see items whose names you recognize (tacos, tamales), but the preparations here will always catch you off guard. Fresh ingredients, tried-and-true recipes, and a little Californian rebelliousness go a long way. Brunch is fab.
A staple of Vietnamese cuisine in Old Oakland, Le Cheval has been serving patrons for over a quarter of a century. Their vast, decorative dining hall is ideal for large gatherings, as is their "Bo 7 Mon" meal, seven courses of beef cooked and served at the table. Le Cheval features an extensive menu, serving specialties in beef, poultry, fish, salad, and rice, along with a full bar. If the menu size seems daunting, there are always favorites to rely on, like the claypot fish or appetizing Imperial Rolls.
Mama Buzz is a hub. Neighborhood folk pop in for coffee and pastry in the morning, gourmet sandwiches at lunch and espresso and art openings in the evening. The front room features a long diner-style counter, the gallery space is perfect for bigger groups thanks to its numerous Formica tables, and the backyard patio is full of big comfy chairs. Though it is a neighborhood place, even in-the-know San Franciscans make the trek over for one reason in particular: the live music calendar. On any given night, this unassuming little cafe is known to play host to everyone from regional up-and-comers like Hardy Harr to international superstars such as Billy Childish. The food is fresh, the beverages (including local beer on draft) are cheap, the art is wild, and admission is nil. See website for event schedule and more.
Sandro Rossi, proprietor of this gem, modeled this cafe on the cafes and bars of his native Italy. The food is authentic, with a California Cuisine flair, but the decor is strictly post-modern chic with a soaring ceiling and clean lines. You can breakfast on hearty Polenta And Poached Eggs, or for lunch nibble on a Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich stacked with spinach, mushrooms and spiked with blue cheese. The pasta menu changes seasonally as do the salad offerings. A tempting variety of pastries can be had while sipping a perfectly brewed Latte and chatting with the personable counter staff.
The dining room is large and may not have been remodeled since the '50s when those luxuriously padded leather booths were all the rage. The menu has escaped any current fads, too. It is the same solid, well-made Mexican food that has been drawing people of all ages here for a great meal and a good time for decades. You can have Nopales (cactus) with eggs for breakfast, a Lunch Plate of Enchiladas or Tacos, a dinner entree of Pork Chop, and then dream the rest of the night away with one of the best Margaritas anywhere from the full service bar. The service is unpretentious but thoroughly efficient.
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A dining experience at Meritage is a real treat. Experience California Cuisine at its best, with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Best of all are the sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. For dinner, dine on dishes such as Eden Farms Pork Belly with Frog Hollow Farm's peach, cannellini beans and rainbow Swiss chard. A popular Champagne Brunch is held every Sunday, featuring a buffet of delectable chilled seafood, hot dishes, carving station, egg station, dessert station and full Bloody Mary bar!
Pastino's Pasta & Pizza is exactly what it says it is. The menu features a wide variety of various different pastas and sauces, like gnocchi, Penne Amatriciana, Linguine Alla Positano and more. As the other part of the name implies, there are also many different varieties of pizza toppings and combinations, both in a thin crust and a Chicago deep dish.
Morucci's, as it is commonly known, is a lunchtime favorite. This eatery is a warm and welcoming Italian deli serving intensely flavorful pasta salads, salads, sides, some imported goods and of course, the sandwiches. And the sandwiches are why people flock to Morucci's during lunch hours. The heaping portions of Italian meats, cheeses, vegetables and various sauces and condiments are legendary. Specialty sandwiches like fresh proscuitto, mozzarella and tomato, and tri-tip mingle with traditional favorites like the Italian Sub and the Reuben. Don't let the line scare you away, it will be worth the wait! On a nice day, grab one of the tables out front and bask in the sunshine as you savor the flavor of your meal.
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