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East Bay Area Restaurant Guide

Bay Wolf
Cuisine: Mediterannean
Chef Lauren Lyle features a menu from a different region of the Mediterranean every three weeks at this comfortable restaurant.
3853 Piedmont Ave.,Oakland
510.655.6004
Parking: Somewhat difficult street parking/nearby lot.
Lunch weekdays, dinner nightly.
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted - beer, wine only - outdoor seating- high chairs.

Bette's Ocean View Diner
Cuisine: American
This Art Deco-style diner does great breakfasts with excellent baked goods and simple lunches.
1807-A Fourth St.Berkeley
510.644.3230
Parking: Street parking difficult at peak hours.
Breakfast,lunch daily
Reservations: no
Note: credit cards accepted, beer, wine only, breakfast/brunch, high chairs.

Bucci's
Cuisine: Italian
Pizza and Caesar salad shine, but don't miss the main courses: great poussin stuffed with figs. Great warehouse interior.
6121 Hollis St. Emeryville 94608
510.547.4725
Parking: Ample parking in lot
Lunch weekdays. Dinner Mon. - Sat.
Reservations: For parties of 5 or more.
Note: credit cards accepted, full bar, outdoor seating, high chairs.

Cafe Rouge
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Excellent rustic fare on an all-day menu; convivial atmosphere in the heart of chic 4th Street.
1782 Fourth Street Berkeley 94710
510.525.1440
Parking: Nearby lot on Fourth Street - 3 hour limit
Lunch daily, dinner Tues. - Sun.
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, full bar, outdoor seating, high chairs

Via Centro
Cuisine: Italian
Stylish addition to downtown Berkeley dining scene.
Good use of seasonal ingredients in dishes like sea bass with Walla Walla onions and beets.
2132 Center St. Berkeley
510.981.8373
Parking: Difficult street parking, pay lots couple blocks away.
Lunch Tues. - Fri.; dinner Tues. - Sun.
Reservations: Accepted
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only.

Cesar
Cuisine: Tapas
Excellent tapas are well priced in this rustic, homey dining room. sophisticated bar, great wine list.
1515 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley 94709
510.883.0222
Parking: Fairly easy street parking.
4pm - midnight daily (winter)
Reservations: No
Note: credit cards accepted, full bar, open late, outdoor seating.
Downtown
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Theater district, stylish addition to downtown dining scene

Chef Paul's
Cuisine: European
A romantic, continental dining experience featuring classic, if outdated, European inspired cuisine.
Nice lobster bisque.
4179 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
510.547.2175
Parking: difficult street parking
Dinner: Tues. - Sat.
Reservations: Accepted
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only, open late.

Christopher's Nothing Fancy Cafe
Cuisine: Mexican
Healthy, inexpensive, well-prepared Mexican food in a charming atmosphere. Great guacamole, chile verde and chile relleno. Can get very crowded
1019 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
510.525.1185
Parking: Street
Lunch: Mon - Sat; dinner daily
Reservations: For large parties
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only, outdoor seating

Citron
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Charming neighborhood restaurant with destination attitude. Chef-owner Chris Rossi dazzles diners with creative, lusty fare.
5484 College Ave., Oakland
510.653.5484
Parking: Easy street parking
Dinner: daily
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, beer, wine only, outdoor seating, high chairs

Cafe At Chez Panisse
Cuisine: California/Contemporary
Located above the landmark restaurant, this casual cafe always features great pizza and the absolute best garden salad on the daily changing menu.
1517 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
510.548.5049
Parking: Fairly easy street parking
Dinner: Mon - Sat.
Reservations: Strongly Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only

Dona Tomas
Cuisine: Mexican
A comfortable atmosphere with excellent camitas, pepitas and margaritas. Other dishes fall short. Service needs work.
5004 Telegraph Ave. Oakland
510.450.0522
Parking: fairly easy street parking
Dinner: Tues - Sat.
Reservations: Accepted
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only.

Ginger Island
Cuisine: East/West
East-West menu is back on track but tropical menu feels dated. Good chicken brochettes and ginger drinks.
1820 Fourth St. Berkeley
510.644.0444
Parking: Complimentary parking in back of restaurant
Lunch and dinner daily.
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, full bar, outdoor seating, high chairs.

Hong Kong East Ocean
Cuisine: Chinese
A beautiful marina view (looking toward SF) draws as many people as the dim sum menu, which can be uneven.
3199 Powell St. Emeryville
510.655.3388
Parking: Complimentary parking lot
Lunch, dinner daily.
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, views, beer wine only, high chairs

Jade Villa
Cuisine: Chinese
Ninety-120 varieties of dim sum at this bustling plain-Jane restaurant. Good dumplings, soup, Chinese broccoli, Helpful service.
800 Broadway, Oakland
510.839.1688
Parking: Street parking can be difficult depending on time of day, public garage available 1 block away.
Lunch, dinner, dim sum daily.
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only, breakfast/brunch, high chairs.

LaLime
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Menu changes every three weeks or so with special fixed price dinners a couple times a month. Winners are lamb shank soup, beef daube, Moroccan mixed grill and fruit mousee.
5484 College Ave., Oakland
510.653.5484
Parking: Easy street parking
Dinner daily
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, full bar, high chairs

Mazzini's Trattoria
Cuisine: Italian
Simply prepared Italian food can be excellent at this relaxed restaurant. Fritto misto, steak with arugula and Parmesan especially good.
2826 Telegraph, Berkeley
510.848.5599
Parking: Easy street
Lunch and dinner daily
Reservations: Accepted
Note: credit cards accepted, full bar

Nan Yang
Cuisine: Burmese
Sound Burmese food in modern surroundings. Try the ginger salad, curried fish, fried onion cakes, eight treasure bean curd.
6048 College Ave, Oakland
510.655.3298
Parking: Moderate street parking
Lunch, dinner Tues. - Sun.
Reservations: 3 or more.
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only, outdoor seating, high chairs.

O Chame
Cuisine: Japanese
David Vardy creates the most personal East/West menus around, in a space that evokes a Japanese country feel.
1830 Fourth St., Berkeley
510.841.8783
Parking: Large complimentary parking lot behind building
Lunch, dinner Mon. - Sat.
Reservations: For dinner only
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only, outdoor seating, high chairs.

Oliveto
Cuisine: Italian
Paul Bertoli serves the best Italian food in the Bay Area. Benchmark fresh pastas, grilled pigeon, veal Milanese. Casually professional service.
5655 College Ave., Oakland
510.547.5356
Lunch Mon - Fr., dinner nightly
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, full bar, breakfast/brunch, high chairs.

Rick and Ann's
Cuisine: American
Solid American classics, such as macaroni and cheese, in a two-room restaurant that feels like someone's home. Friendly, helpful service.
2922 Domingo Ave., Berkeley
510.649.8538
Parking: Parking lot in back-validation available
Breakfast, lunch daily, dinner: Tues. - Sun.
Reservations: For Large Parties
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only, outdoor seating, high chairs.

Rivoli
Cuisine: Mediterranean
A recent remodeling has given the restaurant a jewel-like presence, and Wendy Brucker's food is still excellent. Great battered portobello mushrooms.
1539 Solano Ave., Berkeley
Parking: Fairly east street parking
Dinner: nightly
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only, high chairs

Santa Fe Bistro
Cuisine: California/Contemporary
Exceptional value at lunch for California cuisine and some good wine selections.
2142 Center St., Berkeley
510.841.4047
Parking: Street parking can be difficult
Lunch weekdays, dinner Mon. - Sat.
Reservations: For dinner only
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only

Saul's Restaurant and Delicatessen
Cuisine: American
Wide range of New York-style deli food that sometimes rises to the challenge. Great Niman Ranch beef brisket and sweet challah French toast.
1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
510.848.3354
Parking: moderate street parking
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Reservations: For Large Parties
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only breakfast/brunch

Soizic Bistro
Cuisine: California/Contemporary
Artsy dining room and subtle, delicate dishes make this restaurant a personal expression of the owners.
300 Broadway, Oakland
510.251.8100
Parking: moderate street parking
Lunch Tues - Fri. , dinner Tues - Sun.
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only, high chairs

Walker's Restaurant and Pie Shop
Cuisine: American
The home-style dinners, Walker's famous pies, reasonable prices and down-home staff and atmosphere have comforting appeal.
1491 Solano Ave, Albany
510.525.4647
Breakfast Tues - Sun; lunch Tues-Sat.
Reservations: No
Note: credit cards accepted, beer wine only, breakfast,brunch

Yoshi's
Cuisine: Japanese
Good sushi, some good entrees at this stylish Japanese restaurant/jazz club.
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland
510.238.9200
Parking: One hour validation in Jack London Square
Lunch, dinner daily
Reservations: Recommended
Note: credit cards accepted, full bar

Zachary's
Cuisine: Pizza
For stuffed pizza enthusiasts, this is the place. Thin crust pizza is excellent too.
5801 College Ave., Oakland
510.655.6385
Open lunch through dinner daily
Reservations: No
SUSIE SCHEVILL, BROKER ASSOCIATE
3070 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley CA | 1960 Mountain Blvd., Oakland CA
Direct: 510.652.2133 x444 | Email: Susie@SusieSchevill.com