The classy restaurant and bar Bijou invites you to experience chef Christian Nam-Hee's refined take on the French and Californian cuisines. The decor here matches any upscale restaurant you would come across, accented by unique glittering crystal chandeliers and cozy leather sofas. You can also sit outside on the large patio which can seat up to 30 guests at at time. Book a table here to relish on small plate dishes like Steamed Mussels, spicy Sautéed Shrimp and Beef Tartar, which the chef specializes in. Those with a hearty appetite, can go for the more elaborate Scallops Au Deux Pommes, Grilled Filet Mignon and Grilled Duck Breast. However, may sure you keep space for the dessert specialties like Nougat Glacée, and Creme Brulee. And that's not all, as Bijou also offers variety of classic and creative cocktails churned out by the expert mixologists using seasonal and locally sourced beverages and ingredients. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
1901 Park Street Park Street Business District Alameda, CA 94501
Located over Park Street Bridge, Gold Coast Grill gave Alameda its first taste of Greek cuisine. An extremely cozy restaurant, it gives you the opportunity to sample some mouthwatering delicacies nightly. Dishes like the roasted rack of lamb and veal medallions in champagne sauce are hugely popular, and deservedly so. If you're in the mood for seafood, the pan-roasted Alaskan halibut and grilled Atlantic salmon with caper vinaigrette are also delicious. A wonderful wine list is also on offer.
Riding high on the success of the original in Berkeley, Vanessa's Bistro's 2 banks on the same cutting edge cooking that made the original, a force to reckon with. Chef Vanessa Dang excels at fusing the zesty Vietnamese flavors with the subtle ones from the French palate to come up with a highly inventive menu that promises to delight. Tapas is the perpetual favorite on the menu and features some great choices. Apart from tapas, there's an excellent selection of meat and seafood specialties featuring the chefs trademark takes. The selection of salads and sides complement the specialties well. The wine list is extremely diverse and has something for everyone. The cocktail selection impresses. The restaurant interiors sport a vibrant color palette with Vietnam-inspired murals adorning the walls and warm lighting creating a easy-going atmosphere within. The restaurant offers catering and has good facilities for hosting private functions as well. Check website for more.
Get a fill of some sumptuous seafood delicacies at the famous chain of seafood restaurants, Yankee Pier. This seafood house boasts of preparing fish dishes that are sourced with the help of Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, which helps the ocean wildlife and environment. Chef Michael Dunn focuses on serving the freshest of seafood in the form of delicacies like beer-battered fish and chips, Ipswich clams and grilled fish. Adding to this eclectic menu is the choicest of American wines and tasteful, homemade desserts, which serve as perfect endings to your meal. Call or visit their website for reservations and to know more.
Focusing on the blend of French and New American cuisine, owner/chef Rick Delamain has kicked up a culinary storm in Walnut Creek. The chef incorporates the Gueridon (French table side) service style to offer a personalized dining experience to the guests. Watch as the service captains prepare a dish of savory spinach salad or a sumptuous New York Steak Au Poivre served with signature frites and seasonal vegetables. Sit at the cozy interiors or spread out a beautiful outdoor patio to munch on exquisitely prepared appetizers. If you are looking for a venue to host a corporate or a private event, then the Cypress offers a private room to make your event a success.
Chef Jon Lee Asian Confusion Cuisine comes as a refreshing change from all the other Asian takeaways claiming to be authentic. Chef Jon Lee, who hails from Bali, presents his take on the Asian cuisine and adds a touch of contemporary cooking to it. Everything served here is made-to-order. The tasty, colorful and rich fusion of different Asian cuisines served here is completely worth the wait. It is a family friendly restaurant and makes for a pleasant and memorable dining experience.
If you don't have much money and can't decide what you want to eat, come to San Francisco Pizza. This eatery serves, as the name implies, pizzas, but also Mexican food, sandwiches and other types of food, so there's something for everyone. They deliver late and stay open late, making it very convenient for those night owls out there.
Maria Maria is a chain restaurant that was inspired by the one and only Carlos Santana, whose award-winning song shares a name with the establishment. The Latino flair is evident in both the decorations and the cuisine. Have some Steak and Pineapple Tacos and be transported to Mexico! Call or see the website for other locations along the West Coast of the country.
Located in the hillside town of Lafayette, chef Stewart Beatty specializes in preparing Californian-Italian (Cal-Ital) delicacies from fresh local ingredients. Sample the Orecchiette or the risotto for a main course, or take a pick from the tasteful seafood and meat delicacies. Needless to say, the restaurant has an excellent selection of Italian wines, sourced from various regions of its native land. Marked by brick walls and numerous fireplaces, the spacious dining room is a perfect setup for dinner with family or a group of friends.
Are you in the mood for something Mexican? Head to this place to fulfill your wishes. They deliver at your doorstep within 90 minutes. Although, there is a minimum order limit if you want it delivered. Also, there is an additional charge per order. If you've got to place a really large order, then you'll have to inform them at least a day in advance. The only down side is that it does not have any take away facility.
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