Modeled after traditional dim sum service, State Bird Provisions lets patrons use the sense of smell and sight to choose their dishes, with cuisine brought in on a trolly for viewing. Each item is creative and innovative, with dishes like sweet corn and chive pancakes, kimchi pork belly with tofu and duck liver mousse with almond biscuit. The space is rather small, yet cozy with an open concept kitchen, and friendly staff.
A world renowned name in the culinary industry, Chez Panisse is known for their innovations in tastes and flavors.Started by Alice Walkers in 1971, it was named after the movie character Honore Panisse. Prepared with fresh, local produce, the restaurant is a spectacular specimen of fine dining. The menu changes daily and is curated keeping the seasonality of ingredients. Through the week, delicacies like Striped bass carpaccio with cardoons and Titone olio nuovo and Huckleberry and Meyer lemon ice creams meringata are served, to name a few. The wine list is extensive, featuring dozens of wines from across the world. With contributions like California style pizza to the ever changing culinary world, the Chez Panisse is no less than a legend.
This place has been serving up traditional pub fare, a few gourmet treats and lots of smiles in this congenial "publick" house atmosphere since 1981. If you are looking for a quick meal, want to catch a game on the television in the corner, or are just looking for a spirited good time, it is here. Sit at one of the tall tables or at the huge wood bar. The high ceilings and tall windows keep this place from falling into the dark, smoky sports bar category. Find dozens of beers on tap and a full bar. The menu features old standards like nachos and cheesy potato skins as well as the huge Henry's Burger.
Pappys Bar & Grill, located at the Telegraph Avenue, is a great place for larger groups and even families to spend an evening together. The place is equipped with a large projector screen and several small televisions, hence watching a game at Pappys Bar & Grill is always fun. A good game is well complemented with their scrumptious bar snacks, which are very easy on your pocket. They serve a variety of drinks and have over ten beers on tap. They also house a dance floor at the basement.
Drake's Dealership is a cozy neighborhood restaurant and bar located in Uptown, Oakland. Set in a large and spacious former warehouse that is reminiscent of a green-house, this eatery is child-friendly until 9pm. Exposed brick-walls, lantern-lit trees, small tables and fire pits under an open sky give this bar the perfect ambiance for an intimate date night. Enjoy a wide range of cold local craft-beers on tap along with tasty food dishes like wood-fired New Haven-style pizzas, fish & chips, Roy's rib basket or BBQ pork sandwich. The perfect trendy, relaxed and laid-back ambiance here will make you want to visit and again!
Lost and Found is an amiable spot in Oakland's busy Uptown neighborhood offering a fine selection of craft beers and savory bites. The beer garden incorporates a sprawling patio, which is an idyllic joint to gulp down those chilled brews. Guzzlers are impressed with more than 20 on-tap beers, while it also offers an exciting changing menu of globally-inspired light grub. The large outdoor space has plenty to do, including sets for playing cornhole and ping pong tables.
Cadillac Bar and Grill is a casual Mexican eatery situated in vibrant SoMa. The ambiance is lively and the staff personable, which makes for a great night out on the town. The restaurant highlights real Mexican dishes packed with flavor that pair well with their specialty hand-shaken margaritas made with fresh ingredients. Savor aperitivos like queso flameado or chicken panchos, followed by signature puffy tacos filled with ingredients like turkey chorizo, slow-braised pork or grilled steak. Seafood enthusiasts can opt for the grilled red snapper with Veracruzano sauce or the mesquite-grilled prawns. Excellent happy hours between 3p and 6p from Monday to Friday means this place is always abuzz with energy; it's a great place to unwind with friends after a long day.
Located in Hayes Valley, Biergarten is a popular outdoor watering hole. Sister to the German restaurant, Suppenküche, this traditional beer garden features sleek wooden picnic tables, mood lighting strung between the trees and fence, and a corrugated metal bar serving liter sized mugs of German beer. The cuisine is typical Bavarian, with bratwurst, a cabbage, carrots and beet salad and the ever popular soft pretzel with sauerkraut gracing the menu. Be sure to dress warm if you plan to come in the evening, the garden does not have heating lamps and San Francisco nights are notoriously foggy and cold.
An arcade gaming enthusiast and beer guzzler's paradise, Buzzworks offers the best of both worlds. Featuring over 40 tap beers and 100 bottled/can beersm this craft beer haven is perfect to catch a late evening or night game with friends and colleagues over some flavorsome beers and delcious finger food. This sports bar has multiple HDTVs mounted on walls all over the premises to give you the best game experience. This apart, there are 7 pin ball machines, 2 full-size pool tables and a foosball table to let you satiate your inner arcade game demon. This sports bar offers happy hours and free entry for everyone above the age of 21, which is also the age limit for entering.
Pink onion is a friendly and welcoming hangout that serves the culinary staples of the most beloved exports of Italy. The interior features graffiti style art giving the space an edgy, informal yet stunning look. You can choose to have your Pizza sitting indoors or even outdoors. This Italian spot has a terrific menu which is made with great care and passion. You surely would not want to miss a place that has it all - great ambiance, on tap wines and beer and a terrific menu. The place is a perfect place when you need a slice.
High ceilings and elegant Art Deco touches in the decor make this lounge and restaurant a classy place for a business lunch or a memorable meal with friends or family. Among the highly recommended 'must try' dishes here are, the surprisingly simple but delectable Hawaiian bread and the flavor-packed Brussels sprouts. The bar serves 49 original and classic cocktails , a homage to the 49 square miles that make the city. From the seafood chowder and ceviche tostada to the chicken and rice bowl, as well as the shrimp agnolotti, everything is fresh and flavorful and aesthetically presented.
The contemporary yet relaxed setting of Rusty's Southern invites families and friends to enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest. The solid Soul Food menu features classic fare such as pork biscuits, grits and oats, griddle, fried chicken, meatloaf sandwiches and the likes. The impressive local craft beer list perfectly quenches the thirst along with complementing the food. The generous portions of rich food served with a smile here makes this restaurant the perfect place to enjoy causal wine and dine with loved ones at a great price.