Published Jun 17, 2010
These restaurants take old ideas and melt them into tasty new ones. Who does it best?
"…The stunning historic Howden building, with its unique black and orange tile skin, is what I noticed first. Spice Monkey used to be the showroom for H…"
"…I checked this place out after the Chronicle review. The bar area is really nice -- lots of windows, large bar, lots of TVs for football watching. The…"
"…This little lunch spot near the office is becoming one of my absolute favorites. Each day the chalkboard menu has a different selection of salads, san…"
"…I love garlic and The Stinking Rose does it just right!!!!
I can't wait to try the "garlic ice cream". I love the grilled
crab legs, shrimp. I've on…"
"…Sidebar has a wonderfully intimate atmosphere, really feels like a neighborhood hangout, has spectacular drinks (like an original 1800s martini), incr…"
"…LOVE their "after hour happy hour" and seasonal menu items. Everything is delicious and the grand restaurant/bar area is modern and beautiful. Highly …"
"…Great seafood, creative specials, good prices, solid classics, friendly staff, the list goes on, but you get the idea! Go eat here! …"
"…charming, elegant, intimate cafe with an old-world flair under the California sunshine.…"
"…The brunch, the bar, the food, going there before outside lands or after a run on the beach, its always perfect…"
"…Pancakes are fluffy and not heavy sponge cakes. Share as appetizer and order other bites from the menu. It's all good!…"
"…An unsuspecting gold star! Every dish is thoughtful and yummy. Love the open kitchen and cozy atmosphere.…"
"…Buckeye Roadhouse 8-23-09
WORSE RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE EVER
I’m sorry to post a bad review for a restaurant that I’ve frequented and enjoyed since it…"
"…If you want to circumnavigate the world to explore some of the best beers of the world, then the Monk's Kettle is your passport. (No jet-lag either.)…"
"… Weird Fish is one of those small places that makes eating out both relaxing and satisfying. New combinations. Great flavors. Excellent service. And h…"
"…Married in Oakland and live in Oakland. Went here for our 25th anniversary. To also celebrate the hopeful rebirth of downtown Oakland. Outstanding mea…"
"…Wow. What a terrible disappointment. We should have known better when every other restaurant in the area was packed (even the burger joint next door) …"
"…Vesperave, you are truly a scurrilous little worm. Come down on management who sets the policies of the restaurant, NOT the staff. Do you get mad at…"
"…This is the place to dine after a day of hiking, biking, loafing on the coast. Great food--local oysters, fresh-caught fish, organic, sustainable ever…"
"…Swanky, retro, sophisticated. Bix istucked between n.beach and financial district in a little alley you'd easily miss if you don't know it's there. …"
"…Ok, so it's late, and you're hungry. There's the diner places, and then there's Tommy's Joynt. Look, the food her is not Michelin star quality, but …"
"…Great place! Awesome staff & the Byran the store manager always a awesome time, thank you!…"
"…Quality quality quality ingredients ....head chef Jeremy is magic. Customer service impeccable ...wine and drink menu hand selected. Anyone who has e…"
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