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Yoshi's is not just a place where you can catch mind-blowing jazz, but also a sushi bar with an excellent food. Eager music lovers pack the restaurant and the Jazz House on performance nights. It showcases the best talent and boasts of high tech acoustics in the Bay area. A full cocktail menu is available with items like sushi, appetizers, salads and desserts. The attire is causal and the atmosphere jazzed up. It has a top-notch restaurant that serves Japanese food, and is open for lunch and dinner.
This fine dining restaurant takes pride in structuring their menu around seasonal and locally grown and produced ingredients. An eight course prix fixe menu features seasonal contemporary dishes that change frequently. Wine pairings are also available as well as their good selection of wines by the bottle or by the glass. This modern, contemporary space and dining experience should not be missed for lovers of exquisitely prepared food.
Marica Restaurant is truly a dining option gem. The menu highlights California Cuisine, with most ingredients being organic and sustainable. The specials change frequently. The mussels appetizer is a favorite, as are the dollar oysters, and you can't go wrong with the lobster, rib eye, and chocolate souffle. Marica Restaurant also features an affordable prix fixe three-course dinner; be sure to check their website to see the choices available. Reservations are recommended.
A16 Rockridge brings the taste of Campania to Oakland. This industrial decor has a rustic touch to it with exposed bricks, an open kitchen, wooden beams and artworks. Taking pride in their authentically rustic menu, you can enjoy wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas, house cured meats and fine Southern Italian wines at this establishment. Don't miss their happy hours where you can sip on their wine varietal by the glass or half-a-bottle carafe. Reservations are recommended.
This is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the Bay Area. It's so good that in 1998 it received the "Insegna del Ristorante Italiano" award, an annual honor bestowed by the president of Italy to one "true Italian restaurant" outside of Italy. The dining room is charming, the staff is courteous and the atmosphere is casual, yet romantic. The menu changes every day and is always kept short and sweet. The menu could include Hearts of Lettuce with Blue Cheese and Walnuts; Gnocchi with Leeks and Prosciutto; Green Garlic and Potato Ravioli; Grilled Quail al Mattone and Red Chili Rock Cod Stew with Aioli. The wine list is filled with an array of Italian reds and whites. In the cafe downstairs, things are more casual, with a bistro style and more casual fare, such as bruschetta, soups and a dazzling assortment of dolci.
Serving delectable vegetable delicacies since 1994, the Millennium Restaurant is one of the best fine dining restaurants in the city. This Rockridge restaurant places a premium on the farm-to-table concept, with the dishes highlighting the best and freshest ingredients of the season. Gorgeously plated and divinely crafted, their unique fare appeals to both hardcore vegetarians and omnivores, be it the Purple Cauliflower Fritto or the Polenta Croutons. Compliment your meal with a wine from their extensive wine list and feel free to bring along your group and enjoy the happy hours served here. With such a diverse vegetarian menu, it is no surprise that the restaurant was named the 'Number One Vegetarian Restaurant in the World' by The Daily Meal.