Alameda County Restaurants
Mimosa TwoAddress: 3320 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Mimosa Two Located on Grand Avenue is an Elegant Cocktail Retreat & the only one of its kind. M2 masters what other Bay Area Locations Aspire be!
For The CultureAddress: 701 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607
#fortheculture exists as a melting pot where art, history, community, creativity, and forward thinking blend together to form a space for creatives of all kinds to commune together, collaborate, and vibe out harmoniously.
Gecko GeckoAddress: 2101 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Established in 2008, Gecko Gecko Thai Eatery is the original Thai fusion restaurant in the East Bay, offering authentic Thai cuisine along with innovative fusion dishes "with a twist." Located in the iconic Berkeley Arts District, Gecko Gecko is ideally located for a splendid meal before a show at nearby Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Freight & Salvage Coffee House, or the numerous local movie theatres located close by. A unique wine list perfectly compliments the dishes here, or enjoy an ice cold beer with your spicy meal!
Fremont Elks Lodge #2121Address: 38991 Farwell Dr, Fremont, CA 94538
The Musical Offering Café BistroAddress: 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
CornerstoneAddress: 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Eli's Mile High ClubAddress: 3629 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609
XycloAddress: 4218 Piedmont Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94611-4714
Located in Oakland on Piedmont Ave, Xyclo offers classic Vietnamese cuisine for people that have modern day and complex palettes. Xyclo serves only the freshest and highest ingredients to create playful textures, flavors, and aromas. Modern and minimalistic, Xyclo interior design showcases an arrangement of wood accents and colorful lighting that creates a beautiful and relaxing arena. In addition, their lounge named the “Red Room” creates a sexy environment with custom “puzzle” chandeliers, accent lighting, and candles to have a few drinks with your loved one or friends.
RivoliAddress: 1539 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707
Chef and Owner Wendy Brucker and Owner and General Manager Roscoe Skipper are the dynamic duo behind Rivoli, in Berkeley. They met, wed, and plunged into the world of restaurant success in 1994, with fresh and earthy fare that strikes a balance between unique combinations and traditional techniques. The “secret garden” lures patrons in, and the healthful and satisfying cuisine keeps them coming back. Dishes like the Saffron and Pimenton Risotto and the Pan Roast Chicken are quite memorable, but with a seasonal menu that changes every three weeks there is always something new to try, and love.
Silver DragonAddress: 835 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607
For generations, people have been coming to Silver Dragon to indulge in their authentic Chinese cuisine, making this establishment a tradition for most. Located in Oakland Chinatown, Silver Dragon serves guests from sizes of a dinner of four to large parties from weddings, banquets, and corporate events, serving them favorites like Peking Duck with steamed blossom rolls and Lobster with Braised Noodle. Silver Dragon has been open since 1956, offering tasty Chinese dishes and they plan to continue for generations.
MezzeAddress: 3407 Lakeshore Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94610-2307
Innovating and unique, Mezze offers a pan-Mediterranean cuisine that changes with the seasons. Their menu has a wide variety of choices that they make special in taste and design like their Housemade Gnocchi served with pulled duck confit. Every night along side with their Dinner menu, Mezze has a three-course prix-fixe menu. In addition, every other month Mezze has a special four-course prix-fixe menu that features traditional dishes from cities all along the Mediterranean Basin. Mezze always tries to give back to the regulars that keep on coming back. So Mezze offers a Corkage-free night on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesday.
GatherAddress: 2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Embracing the term “Local” and running with it, the folks at Gather excel in sourcing locally grown and raised ingredients for their menu that boasts it’s 50% vegetarian. Located in the David Brower center, the greenest building in the East Bay-- Gather possesses a casual yet elegant atmosphere to cater to just about anyone. The interior consists of mostly reclaimed materials from the surrounding area, accenting their open kitchen. Boasting an ever-changing seasonal menu, Gather offers everything from vegan “charcuterie” to a grilled half chicken. Open for brunch on the weekends and lunch and dinner nightly, Gather sources up good …
Trattoria La SicilianaAddress: 2993 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
Don’t let the size fool you, the intimate space of Trattoria La Siciliana really hums. Resembling more an authentic Sicilian kitchen than a bustling Berkeley eatery, this tiny restaurant buzzes with conversation and huge portions of Italian cuisine. In a world full of just restaurants, it’s nice to find a place where one can feel at home. Saucy, garlic-laden comfort food is the order of the day in this cash only establishment, but make sure there is room for dessert… tira misu is not a dish to be avoided lightly.
ComalAddress: 2020 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
In the heart of Berkeley you will find Comal, an authentic Mexican restaurant, and at the heart of Comal you can find Executive Chef Matt Gandin. He brings a modern twist to southern Oaxacan food and is inspired by neighboring coastal states as well. This is evident on the menu with Local Halibut Ceviche, Wood-Grilled Fresh White Shrimp, House-made Chicharones and Compressed Watermelon and Padron Peppers. There are traditional Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Tamales and Tacos, but also “Platos Fuertes”. These are large plates for two to three people like a Whole Spit-Roasted Fulton Valley Chicken. A wide variety of Mexican craft …
Miraglia CateringAddress: 2096 Burroughs Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94577
Counting such diverse companies as the American Heart Association and Ghiradelli Chocolate among their extensive list of clients, Miraglia Catering has grown from a butcher’s hobby in 1948 to a hugely successful third-generation catering company. Manned by an on-call staff of over 100 described as “competent, efficient, and professional at all times,” Miraglia’s keeps up with current trends while providing exceptional service and provides fun, imaginative touches. Weddings and corporate functions are among their most popular events , but more affordable menu items, such as bento boxes and barbecue, are also available .
SpringLoaf CateringAddress: 3744 Mt Diablo Blvd., Suite 307, Lafayette, CA 94549
With unique dishes ranging from mini pumpkins filled with fall vegetables to passion fruit and lychee crème brulée, SpringLoaf Catering has already gained footing and exposure in San Francisco’s competitive culinary market. SpringLoaf Catering, operating since 2003, has been featured in prominent magazines such as Martha Stewart Weddings and San Francisco’s 7x7. With menu choices based on fresh, locally-sourced products, the company offers various ethnic food items such as Mediterranean, Latin, and Asian-inspired fare. The staff has a reputation for thoughtful, attentive service and SpringLoaf’s chefs customize each menu to fit their clients’ specific needs to make events special and …
PicánAddress: 2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Charleston She-Crab Soup, Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken, “Low & Slow” Barbequed Ribs, Carolina Plantation Hoppin’ John and Low Country Shrimp and Grits, all served with complimentary golden corn bread and whipped honey butter. Couple this extraordinary menu with a comprehensive Bourbon selection and you have Oakland’s Picán restaurant. Situated in Oakland’s “Uptown” cultural district, this culinary gem brings the traditions of the Deep South to California. Classic standards are served with a sophisticated twist, allowing diners to experience truly tantalizing dishes with rich and hearty flavors. The restaurant offers both small and large plates that celebrate and accentuate customary Southern …
CommisAddress: 3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
Commis’ cuisine strives to combine the classic and traditional with the modern and refreshing. The restaurant’s seasonally changing menu achieves this goal by infusing balance and ambition into each of its dishes. Located in Oakland, Commis sits central to most areas of San Francisco, allowing a variety of clientele to experience this chef’s new avant-garde vision. Commis creates this distinctive perspective by combining ingredients that come together in an almost unexpected harmony.
FiveAddress: 2086 Allston Way, San Francisco, CA 94704
The Hotel Shattuck, in downtown Berkeley, is home to a sophisticated restaurant that incorporates all of the senses into the dining experience. Five is an elegantly spacious modern American bistro and bar defined by massive columns that rise up to support the intricately recessed ceiling, grandly lit chandeliers, and beaming floor-to-ceiling windows that cast everything in the glow of luxury. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are similarly well-designed with refined dishes that are both sophisticated and welcoming. Executive Chef Howard Scott melds opulence with familiarity in dishes like the Deviled Surf and Turf Eggs and the Short Rib Pot …
Mount Everest RestaurantAddress: 2598 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Mount Everest Restaurant in Berkley offers authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Open for both lunch and dinner, this restaurant offers monthly and daily specials, kid-friendly options, and an abundance of vegetarian selections. Each lunch special is served with fresh naan, rice, garbonzo beans, and the Thali house salad. The Chicken Tikka Masala is a favorite among locals: Boneless chicken breast delicately spiced, grilled in a clay oven, and cooked with a creamy sauce. Most dishes are offered at a range of spiciness, including mild, medium, spicy, and extra spicy. Try the Paneer (homemade Indian cheese) …