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.
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.
Paladar’s Cuban Sando: rich, roasted, shredded Niman pork, boiled ham, melty Swiss, an even layer of sweet and tangy pickles, whole grain mustard, creamy mayo, and a buttery, crusty, fresh roll, hot pressed, melding it all together. Ah.MA.zing.