The Montclair Egg Shop, as the name implies, is located in Oakland's quaint Montclair Village. This friendly neighborhood eatery specializes in breakfasts and brunches. Of course, the Egg Shop has almost a full menu page dedicated to eggs and omlettes, but the Egg Shop also offers other breakfast favorites like crepes, waffles and pancakes. In addition to the breakfast offerings, there is also a selection of sandwiches for those getting off to a later start.
This simple and rustic trattoria style restaurant offers spectacular food in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. The menu features a good selection of antipasti like the ubiquitous frito misto, wood-fired meatballs and roasted octopus. As far as main courses go, Marzano really focuses on their wood-fired pizzas like the calamari with spicy tomato sauce, gremolata, hearts of celery, red onion, radicchio and pecorino, or more traditional pizzas like the margharita, pepperoni and sausage. In addition to the pizzas they do also feature a couple delicious "main courses" and desserts. Don't miss out on the specialty cocktails.
Oni Sushi, formerly Toshi Sushi, has long been a favorite Montclair eatery. With a large variety of sushi rolls, including some house specialties. But Toshi Sushi also has all your favorite Japanese staples besides sashimi, such as various teryaki as well as tempura dishes, gyoza and tonkatsu. The deserts are something to try too, from the mochi and green tea ice cream, to the intriguing tempura ice cream. If you want Japanese food and enough to fill you up, Oni Sushi is a good bet for your money.
This family owned Mexican Restaurant serves up generous portions of delicious south of the border specialties like fajitas, sopes, as well as tasty meats like chicken mole and carnitas plates. If eating all this rich food makes you thirsty, not to worry! El Agavero, as its name implies, offers a grand selection of 100% Agave tequilas.
This neighborhood favorite is especially popular for lunch and because of their delicious and interesting daily specials. The casual atmosphere and friendly staff, not to mention efficiency for take out orders, makes this a hidden gem for those who know about it. Especially good are the Basil Chili dishes and the Panang Curry. Don't forget a cold glass of Thai Iced Tea while you're there!
This family run pizzeria serves up a delectable variety of specialty pizzas, paninis, salads and even rotisserie chicken. This Montclair location only provides delivery and take-out, while their Rockridge branch also provides space for dining there.
Flipper's Gourmet Burgers is located in quaint Montclair Village. Standard fare is Burgers and Fries, but orders come with a side salad, but you can have any burger patty replaced with a chicken burger for no additional cost. With sidewalk seating, pitchers of beer, and pleasant service, Flipper's is a good place to go relax and people watch on a sunny day.
The upscale Montclair Bistro specializes in Californian cuisine. Its elegant decor and excellent service will get your appetite rolling. Bistro black angus delmonico steak, braised beef bourguignon and blackened Pacific salmon are the kind of dishes you can expect here. And don't forget the wines which bears a huge collection of reds and whites. The pastry cart includes brown sugar bread pudding and chocolate mousse.
Is it a Tuscan farmhouse or a Southwestern hacienda? Tough call. The decor may be confused, but the food is not. It is hearty and well-prepared Northern Italian with a decidedly rustic slant. Herbed Roast Chicken and Marinated Pork Chops are top choices for the locals who come here, as is the Fish Stew made with the freshest ingredients. You fill also find house-made pastas with a choice of excellent sauces. The service is personable and quick. The wine list is good, featuring some nice Italian vintages.
1800 Madison Street Lake Merritt Hotel & Apartments Oakland, CA 94612
Have an uninterrupted view of azure waters and tranquil surrounds at The Terrace Room, located inside the Lake Merritt Hotel & Apartment. A splendid location to take in the early morning breeze and the rising sun, it serves pancakes, eggs and fruits for brunch and sandwiches and salads during lunch time. The Crispy Crab Cakes and Brussels and Bacon are good dinner options. The ideal way to spend time here is to grab a glass of cocktail, sit with a group of friends and feast on the views of the lake outside.The service is good, and staff is accommodating.
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