The restaurant scene is roaring back to life in the South Bay and a common theme among them is restaurants featuring a unique bar program paired to a dining menu equal in creativity. While the concept of bringing together your favorite bar with gourmet bar bites is no new feat, here are 15 top-notch gastropubs in the South Bay.
Reviewed: Thai cuisine in Livermore, French-influenced California small plates in San Francisco, and Swiss-Italian cuisine in Foster City
Chef Dennis Leary and bartender Eric Passetti opened Cafe Terminus, a Financial District joint that operates as a restaurant by day and bar by night. Leary’s sandwiches have received much acclaim, but are they worth braving the lunch rush to eat? Kate Williams takes a look.
Restaurants reviewed this week include a cafe in Pinole serving California cuisine, a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco serving Shanghainese cuisine, and a Sausalito restaurant serving Northern California cuisine anchored to its Marin roots.
Summer is upon us, and there’s no shortage of outdoor venues to enjoy the warm weather — especially with the surging influx of beer gardens cropping up in the East Bay. Uptown’s Lost and Found is the latest addition to the Oakland scene.
Reviewed: An Italian American restaurant in San Francisco, a Country French Bistro in Berkeley, a Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco
Cholo Soy: Tiny Peruvian Restaurant in the Mission Serves Excellent Comfort Food and Fantastic Ceviche
Cool, spicy Peruvian ceviche is the perfect dish for the record-breaking warm weather that’s been hitting the Bay. Kate Williams visits Cholo Soy, the tiny Mission restaurant rumored to serve the best.
Spend an evening at San Rafael’s Open Secret Bookstore, nourishing yourself with organic vegan food, divinely inspired chanting, and the hypnotic rhythms of master musicians.
Reviewed: Filipino fusion food truck in SF, Modern Chinese cuisine in SF, Cal-Italian restaurant in Oakland
There’s now a whole range of establishments where you can indulge in the sizzling sausage and burgeoning craft beer scene in the East Bay.
Reviewed this week: an Italian Steakhouse in Fremont, a Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission, and a French bistro in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow. Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her tips about wines from Argentina.
Kin Khao, the new Thai restaurant from blogger and award-winning jam-making Pim Techamuanvivit, opened to much excitement this winter. Can this funky, pad Thai- and peanut sauce-less joint live up to the hype? Kate Williams takes a look.
Reviewed this week: Persian cuisine in San Francisco’s North Beach, Mexican food in Noe Valley, Contemporary Southern fare in Uptown Oakland
As their name implies, Proposition Chicken in Hayes Valley focuses on one thing—chicken. While they offer rotisserie as well as fake (tofu) chicken, their fried pieces have garnered the most praise. How does it stack up to real-deal Southern chicken? Kate Williams takes a look.