The Bay Area Restaurants

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  • 1. Brown Sugar Kitchen

    $ | West Oakland | American

    Influenced by Tanya Holland's African American heritage and French culinary education, the menu at this bustling little West Oakland dining...Read More

  • 2. Fish

    $$ | Seafood

    Unsurprisingly, fish—specifically, fresh, sustainably caught fish—is the focus at this gleaming dockside fish house a mile north of downtown...Read More

  • 3. Hog Island Oyster Co. Marshall Oyster Farm & the Boat Oyster Bar

    $$$ | Seafood

    Take a short trek north on Highway 1 to the gritty mecca of Bay Area oysters—the Hog Island Marshall Oyster Farm. For a real culinary adventure...Read More

  • 4. Saul's

    $$ | North Berkeley | American

    High ceilings and red-leather booths add to the friendly, retro atmosphere of Saul's deli, a Berkeley institution that is well known for its...Read More

  • 5. Side Street Kitchen

    $$ | American

    Rotisserie meats and veggies sourced from local farms steal the show at this former mid-century truck stop and diner. It's a go-to for tri-tip...Read More

  • 6. Agrodolce

    $$ | North Berkeley | Italian

    Angelo D'Alo's family brings Sicilian flavors and their love for preparing them freshly to the heart of the Gourmet Ghetto, where black-and...Read More

  • 7. Bette's Oceanview Diner

    $ | 4th Street | American

    Checkered floors, vintage burgundy booths, and an old-time jukebox set the scene at this retro-chic diner in the heart of Berkeley's fashionable...Read More

  • 8. Café Reyes

    $$ | Pizza

    Sunny patio seating, hand-tossed pizza, and organic local ingredients are the selling points of this laid-back café. The semi-industrial dining...Read More

  • 9. Coast Cafe

    $$ | American

    Decked out in a nautical theme with surfboards and buoys, the Coast serves weekend brunch and dependably good American lunch and dinner fare...Read More

  • 10. Duarte's Tavern

    $$ | American

    Though it periodically catches the attention of the national press, this 19th-century family-run roadhouse—say DOO-arts—continues to serve simple...Read More

  • 11. Dyafa

    $$$ | Jack London Square | Middle Eastern

    Reem Assil, one of the Bay Area's best chefs, brings Arabic heritage flavors to Jack London Square at Dyafa, where hot and cold mezze dishes...Read More

  • 12. Fast Food Français

    $$ | French

    F3 puts a French twist on classic American fast food and dishes up some French nibbles, too, in this casual bistro. The same folks who started...Read More

  • 13. Gaumenkitzel

    $$ | Downtown | German

    This convivial locale for organic, slow-food German fare is also the spot for the Bay Area's best variety of German beers. With dishes like...Read More

  • 14. Joe's Taco Lounge

    $ | Mexican

    A colorful, quirky lounge loaded with Latino tchotchkes, chatty patrons, agave margaritas, and bottles of hot sauce, Joe's is a fun place to...Read More

  • 15. La Ginestra

    $$ | Italian

    In business since 1964, La Ginestra—named for the flowers that grow on Mt. Vesuvius, the owners' homeland—is a Mill Valley institution renowned...Read More

  • 16. Miss Ollie's

    $$ | Old Oakland | Caribbean

    Centrally located in the city's historic district, Miss Ollie's is a colorful Afro-Caribbean gem in Swan's Market that packs in mouthwatering...Read More

  • 17. New Morning Cafe

    $ | American

    Omelets, scrambles, and pancakes are served all day long at this homey triangular bay-side café with sunny outdoor seating. If you're past morning...Read More

  • 18. Parkside Cafe

    $$$ | American

    The Parkside is popular for its 1950s beachfront snack bar, but the adjoining café, coffee bar, marketplace, and bakery shouldn't be missed...Read More

  • 19. Pasta Moon

    $$ | Italian

    A coastal dining stop between San Francisco and Monterey, this casual upscale restaurant serves farm-to-table Italian dishes in a spacious setting...Read More

  • 20. Piazza D'Angelo

    $$ | Italian

    In the heart of downtown, busy D'Angelo's is known for its authentic and fresh pastas; there even are gluten-free options. Another draw is the...Read More

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