The Bay Area Restaurants

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  • 1. Chez Panisse Café & Restaurant

    $$$$ | North Berkeley | American

    Alice Waters's legendary eatery is known for its locally sourced ingredients, formal prix-fixe menus, and personal service, while its upstairs...Read More

  • 2. 1951 Coffee

    $ | Downtown | Café

    Taking its name from the 1951 Refugee Convention at which the United Nations first set guidelines for refugee protections, 1951 Coffee Company...Read More

  • 3. Balboa Café

    $$$ | American

    With intimate lighting, rich wood accents, and fresh-pressed white linens, this modern California café offers an upscale dining experience complete...Read More

  • 4. Buckeye Roadhouse

    $$$$ | American

    House-smoked meats and fish, grilled steaks, classic salads, and decadent desserts bring locals and visitors back again and again to this 1937...Read More

  • 5. 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

  • 6. Lalime's

    $$$ | North Berkeley | Mediterranean

    Inside a charming flower-covered house, this restaurant serves dishes that reflect the entire Mediterranean region. The menu, constantly changing...Read More

  • 7. Le Garage

    $$$ | French

    Brittany-born Olivier Souvestre serves traditional French bistro fare in a relaxed, bay-side setting that feels more sidewalk café than the...Read More

  • 8. Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant

    $$$$ | Rockridge | Italian

    Some of Oakland's finest chefs have come through the ranks of this locally renowned eatery that anchors Market Hall in the Rockridge neighborhood...Read More

  • 9. Rick & Ann's

    $ | Claremont | American

    Haute comfort food and childhood favorites are the focus at this charming dining nook across from the Claremont hotel. Mac and cheese and free...Read More

  • 10. Rivoli

    $$$$ | North Berkeley | American

    Italian-inspired dishes using fresh California ingredients star on a menu that changes regularly. Inventive offerings are served in a Zen-like...Read More

  • 11. Wood Tavern

    $$$$ | Rockridge | American

    Expect a warm welcome and a lively atmosphere at this longtime Rockridge favorite. A neighborhood gem in the truest sense, Wood Tavern serves...Read More

  • 12. Camino

    $$$$ | Grand Lake | American

    Russell Moore cooked at Chez Panisse for two decades before he and Allison Hopelain opened this restaurant, which focuses on simple, seasonal...Read More

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