The remodeled, refreshed former Stonefly is back to doing what the space was known for – brewing beer (try the Pomp & Pamplemousse Imperial IPA) and serving food (best bet: fried chicken).
The owners furnished this storefront with a salvaged marble-top bar and old church pew seating. The affordable menu offers simple pasta, app and pizza preparations. Favorites: pan-fried gnocchi, grilled calamari and scallops, and penne with salsiccia.
The menu at Fuel is both eclectic and narrowly focused. It’s narrow in that it’s almost entirely sandwiches (save for a soup of the day and a few burritos and quesadillas, though those are essentially sandwiches anyway). It’s eclectic, however, in what they stuff these sandwiches with. Read more…
The third-generation owners offer old family recipes (including the Friday fried fish) with new dishes like Italian shrimp and grits. Also great specials such as Thursday’s $5 burger. Read more…
The eco-friendly dining room is often filled with city folk working on their laptops. The main food focus here: crepes, cromelettes (crepe-omelets) and panini. Great mushroom-barley burger.
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An easy little east-of-Oakland spot to roll into for apps at the bar or a more organized affair in the cozy white-tablecloth dining room. Beer dinners are becoming Tess’ claim to fame. The cozy, private garden patio makes a lovely setting for a summer night.
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The tacos served here are in the style of L.A. taco trucks; the margaritas are made with free-squeezed lime juice. You build your margarita by choosing the tequila – there’s no shortage of options.
Cozy and friendly, even if it’s knee-deep with hungry and thirsty and patrons. Wash down your wet burrito or beef tacos (with meat from the family cattle farm) with a potent margarita. Extra props go to the Corazón burger. Read more…
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Seasonal menu features things like cheese and charcuterie, charred octopus and Korean beef tartare. Also wood-roasted pizzas.
The upper-level dining room at View MKE was designed to accentuate the restaurant’s No.1 asset – the panorama of the city. When Wolf Peach exited the two-level Brewers Hill building in March, some fans of the space worried that the next occupant would mar the vista-based mystique. But in many respects, that has been enhanced. Read more…
Two levels of pulsating Middle Eastern music, and the perfumed fragrance of hookahs. Hookahs everywhere. If you’re here to eat (not inhale), order the appetizer combo, stuffed falafel and baked lamb.
Windows frame two sides of this utilitarian dining room, allowing light to spill onto the red patterned booths. A solid choice for breakfast, the cafe is especially friendly to the veg-loving crowd.